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University Challenge recognises Wikipedia

  In what feels like something of a landmark, iconic UK quiz show University Challenge hosted by journalist and former Newsnight presenter Jeremy Paxman this week featured a bonus round of questions about Wikipedia editors. UK readers can watch the clip on BBC iPlayer here for the next few days. The whole show is good, but the section… read more »

Wikimedia UK receives an unusual donation…

Towards the end of 2013 there was an interesting discussion on a Wikimedia-related email list regarding whether the movement should accept donations in alternative currencies, such as Bitcoin. During this discussion, Wikimedia UK Trustee Chris Keating remarked that: “other forms of money that we do not currently accept include gold coins, Yap money, Tesco Clubcard… read more »