Hitchwiki talk:Press releases/1000 articles in English

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We should write a press release for our 1000th article!
See also http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_press_releases/Wikipedia_hits_milestone_1_million_English_articles and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Press_releases
Maybe something from Hitchwiki:Why we work on Hitchwiki is useful.
We gotta hurry, it's almost 1000 :D

I'll set up a mailinglist at Hitchwiki press.png and add anyone who is interested. Just contact me. --MrTweek 10:23, 3 September 2008 (CEST)
yes, please. --Alex 16:28, 16 September 2008 (CEST)

Would anyone add his phone number? I could do that, but i'll be offline until october. --MrTweek 10:17, 3 September 2008 (CEST)

You can add me to the press email list. I hope Robin will volunteer for the phone number ;) guakasite, wikitalk 12:01, 3 September 2008 (CEST)
I could and I am available + will update contact details --Robino 12:17, 3 September 2008 (CEST)
any other volunteers ? --Robino 12:18, 3 September 2008 (CEST)


Can someone translate this back into English? Sounds better structured ;)

  • Das Konzept eines Wiki besteht darin, Informationen und Wissen möglichst effizient öffentlich zugänglich zu machen. Jeder kann eigene Artikel schreiben und bestehende Artikel bearbeiten - und sei es nur um Tippfehler zu beheben. Dieses Konzept brachte Wikipedia einen bahnbrechenden Erfolg. Auch das Wachstum des Hitchwiki ist sehr vielversprechend.
  • The concept of a wiki consist of public sharing of information in a very efficient way. Everyone can write articles or edit them - even if it's only for correcting spelling mistakes. [ugly english, please correct] That concept led wikipedia to it's groundbreaking success. Now hitchwiki's growing looks very promising for the future.

Spreading the news

Some links:

Dutch list

English list

We can copy the lists we can find on Wikipedia. Robin and I can work on the Dutch press. guakasite, wikitalk 12:19, 3 September 2008 (CEST)

German list


If we get to be mentioned in the press we can try to get an article up on Wikipedia. That would definitely improve our pagerank and visibility. guakasite, wikitalk 23:06, 5 September 2008 (CEST)

What kind of article? A hitchwiki-article, or only in their news? Wikipedia tags any links with rel='nofollow', so it would only improve visibility, but that would still be great :) --MrTweek 21:57, 10 September 2008 (CEST)


Nice article! --Alex 16:28, 16 September 2008 (CEST)