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November 2, 2006

Localizations in Arabic, Romanian, and Russian now in ALPHA stage. This means that some interest has been shown by users, and the sites have been setup in order for construction to begin.

A lot of work remains - the basic pages listed at OrthodoxWiki:Localization have not been translated. Until then, these sites won't be "official" OrthodoxWiki sites. Besides this requirement, each site will need to show that at least one user can serve as site editor, preserving OrthodoxWiki's approach across language boundaries.

A couple other notes: these localizations have been tied into OrthodoxWiki's user and image database, which means you can login their with your OrthodoxWiki username and password. Also, you can use images from OrthodoxWiki in articles there (or they will be picked up when importing articles).

If you're up for the task (i.e. if you have knowledge of Arabic, Romanian, or Russian), please jump in! You can add articles on any of these sites as normal. We also need localized logos, so if you're good with photoshop, let me know. Comments and suggestions are welcomed!

In addition to these, we've made available a new search page which ties into Google to search all OrthodoxWiki locations (and, in the future, related projects). You can see it live at http://search.orthodoxwiki.org. Also, OrthodoxWiki is now OpenSearch compatible. Of course, we still have our old Firefox search tools available too.

October 31, 2006

We've successfully completed a move a new server, which has allowed us to update to the latest stable version of MediaWiki (1.8.2).

October 21, 2006

Two new localization projects are underway. Help wanted! If you'd like to join the effort to create an Arabic- or Russian-language OrthodoxWiki, jump to the discussion pages from the OrthodoxWiki:Localization page.

September 9, 2006

Email confirmation is now required to edit pages on OrthodoxWiki. This is an extra security measure to prevent vandalism. Please be assured that your email address will be kept private. As always, your public face in OrthodoxWiki is as revealing or as anonymous as you choose to be.

This won't affect most of our contributors, but a few faithful editors will find themselves locked out until they confirm their emails. If this applies to you, sorry I couldn't grandfather you in!

August 17, 2006

As of today, we are asking that people do not post articles on the site that do not fit our default (GFDL-CC) copyright license. Instead, these can find a home at OrthodoxSource. Images for use in articles may still be uploaded if they do not fit this criterion and a good GFDL-CC alternative cannot be found, but should still be clearly marked. Public Domain/CC images will be given more explicit preference, however.

Also, from now on, only images in standard formats—jpg, gif, png, svg—may be uploaded on OrthodoxWiki. All other filetypes should be uploaded to OrthodoxSourceFrJohn (talk)

August 9, 2006

OrthodoxSource, a sister project to OrthodoxWiki, is currently in alpha stage. One purpose behind this project is to keep OrthodoxWiki focused on being an encylopedia. OrthodoxSource will be a place for collections of things: archives, images, articles, and other relevant files of all sorts. If you're up for pioneering, please register over there and help out. On this end, pages that would be more appropriate for the other site can be marked with the Transfer template, which will land them in Category:Articles for transfer.

Also, the MediaWiki intallation has been updated to version 1.6.8.

August 3, 2006

Two citation extensions have been installed. One allows in-text citations to be collected together in a group as footnotes. (For details, see meta:Cite/Cite.php. For an example on Wikipedia, see w:Irish_bog_psalter.)

The second (meta:Cite/Special:Cite.php) adds a special page (Special:Cite) which offers cut-and-paste citations in a number of formats to OrthodoxWiki pages, and also adds a "Cite this article" link in the sidebar "toolbox" on every page in the main namespace.

June 10, 2006

Dear OrthodoxWiki friends and visitors:

I'm happy to announce the first localized extension of OrthodoxWiki. [[bulg: