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12:12 pm: Hooray! The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (of which I wrote large chunks), is Today's featured article on Wikipedia's main page.

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From:ex_sonjaaa
Date:August 15th, 2005 07:17 am (UTC)
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Yay and congrats and xoxox
From:ex_sonjaaa
Date:August 15th, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)
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And which do you think is best, the book or radio dramas or what?
From:ex_sonjaaa
Date:August 15th, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)
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And if the radio dramas are better than the book, then can one read them in transscript format?
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From:abigailb
Date:August 15th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)
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Tough choice. The radio serie, I would have to say, just because of it's medium although it's far from perfect and misses out lots of good gags that got added later. Hearing the new adaptions was wonderful.

You can get scripts - see series 1 and 2 and the new series 3 to 5.
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From:sushi_radical
Date:August 15th, 2005 07:30 am (UTC)
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Will... resist... wikipedia...
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From:abigailb
Date:August 15th, 2005 07:40 am (UTC)
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maybe i should make an anti-you filter to put this sort of thing on? ;)
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From:sushi_radical
Date:August 15th, 2005 07:59 am (UTC)
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It's called 'willpower'... any idea where I can get some?
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From:abigailb
Date:August 15th, 2005 10:11 am (UTC)
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Pharmacist?
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From:grim_tim
Date:August 15th, 2005 07:34 am (UTC)
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Hurrah for you!
(Although the 'cultural references' bit doesn't refer to 80's popsters Level 42...)
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From:abigailb
Date:August 15th, 2005 07:40 am (UTC)
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It does now!
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From:grim_tim
Date:August 15th, 2005 08:14 am (UTC)
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Can't see it
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From:abigailb
Date:August 15th, 2005 10:10 am (UTC)
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You may need to shift-refresh due to caching. Here is the diff to show me adding it ;)
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From:lost_species
Date:August 15th, 2005 07:47 am (UTC)
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congrats
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From:katsmeat
Date:August 15th, 2005 09:33 am (UTC)
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Huzzah! :-)

BTW... how many articles have you written?
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From:abigailb
Date:August 15th, 2005 09:35 am (UTC)
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No idea. Kate's tools says I have just under 24,000 edits to the article namespace. I must have started hundreds of article, but have only done major work on less.
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From:katsmeat
Date:August 15th, 2005 09:44 am (UTC)

OK

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Just wondering, I've written three articles. I suppose I'll have to wait about thirty years for one of them to get featured. :-)
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From:abigailb
Date:August 15th, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)

Re: OK

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It's not really a lottery - just take an article, bring it up to Featured Article standards (so that it is comprehensive and references and has free images; which is actually really tough, but doable), and nominate it, and then it will appear there at some point
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From:reddragdiva
Date:August 20th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)

Re: OK

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It's not hard, it's just shitloads of work. I've had four features and several failed features. Two have been front-paged, I requested one for the front page in September and someone else requested the other one for the front page in September (10th or 11th).
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From:barakta
Date:August 15th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)
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I read that the other day. Very comprehensive article and my girlf and I had lots of squeeeing at it.

I succumbed to wikipedia temptation the other day as something to do while researching evil vestibular dysfunction. Now all I need to do is get my head round syntax, style and stuff - oh and improve my writing skillz.

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From:reddragdiva
Date:August 20th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
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Syntax can wait. Good writing and good references is the big one!
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From:barakta
Date:August 20th, 2005 06:51 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for the tip. I can definitely do references, and I'm working on the writing.
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