Is there a motion to move on all the proposals? There is a second. Ty. The Board of Directors recommends a vote in favor of the election of all the Director nominees and in favor of the other two management proposals. Mathew Ingram’s /work blog has a good summation of the non story.I’ve written in the past on the potential foibles of Wikipedia, particularly the inherent ups and downs of letting anybody make changes to entries and also the potential dangers when we, as a society, rely too much on it or any similar source of information.But neither of these stories is the controversy people are making them out to be.Amid the chatter, however, an interesting Wikipedia story slipped under the radar on Monday the NY Times reported that Wikipedia is considering using a $20,000 US donation to pay artists to create “key illustrations” for the website.As Wikipedia’s Brianna Laugher told the Times, “I think there is a difference between paying people to get the whole going versus paying people to do the parts that volunteers apparently don’t find rewarding. The illustration project is definitely the latter.”For a site reliant for the most part on volunteers to contribute text, it will be interesting to see how the online encyclopedia implements such a project without ruffling feathers.It also appears to illustrate something else, too in the world of social media, a picture is worth a lot more than a thousand words.Posted: 2007/12/10 at 9:05 AMMy school banned Wikipedia last year, from the year before, pretty much every student who wrote a Research Paper, had all of their References from Wikipedia. Writing a Research Paper last year was so much harder to do without using Wikipedia (but i did use it anyways, but just didn’t say that I used it as a reference), where each page on that site, has its own references..
Comment number 4. At 18:17 12th Jan 2011, kruador wrote: The point of the EV is that is can replace nearly all of nearly everyone’s driving commuting and daily shopping. Most people in the UK commute fewer than 20 miles. Phil Janowicz was a self funder who ran out of Cash on Hand back in mid March, so he took his remaining $13,000 and left. Jay Chen left despite a lot of Cash on Hand and I thought was incredible admirable until I saw that he amended his campaign to be for 2020. He simply waiting until next time, which is fair enough but not heroic either..
Pakistan’s proposal to convene an international conference to create a new consensus on disarmament and non proliferation stemmed from a desire to see a regime that reflected realities on the ground. Among other things, such a consensus should revive commitments by all possessor States to bring about complete and irreversible nuclear disarmament; make non proliferation norms non discriminatory; normalize the relationship of the Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) with non NPT nuclear weapon States; and ensure fulfilment of every State’s right to peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Indonesia’s representative, speaking on behalf of the Non Aligned Movement, reiterated the call for an international conference at the “earliest possible date” to achieve agreement on a phased programme for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons within a specified time frame.