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Gerard Meijssen
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#Wikipedia - #Sources anyone?
Sources are important. They make it obvious what is correct and what is not. For content in Wikidata Wikipedia is an important source of information. It aims to be neutral and there are loads of sources. When you bring the information together in a tree lik...
Sources are important. They make it obvious what is correct and what is not. For content in Wikidata Wikipedia is an important source of information. It aims to be neutral and there are loads of sources. When you bring the in...
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Darwin award ?

A man is taken by a 3.3m (11ft) crocodile after ignoring signs at a "notorious" crossing, police say.
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#Wikipedia - Support understanding the #gender gap
#Wikidata needs to mature. #Wikipedia needs to mature. They both have wishes they aim to fulfil that escapes them. The gender gap is such an issue and it can be used to illustrate how both will mature when they cooperate. When you want to know how many arti...
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It means that the dirty ones will benefit from cheaper cars when they adopt it but they lose the change to be in on the game.
Electric cars will pick up critical momentum in 2017, many in the auto industry believe - just not in North America. Tighter emissions rules in China and Europe leave global carmakers and some consumers with little choice but to embrace plug-in vehicles, fuelling an investment surge, said industry e...
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#Wikipedia - Who is Fiona Hile?
When you look for Fiona Hile on the English Wikipedia, you will find this . It is a puzzle and there are probably two people by that name that do not have an article (yet). One of them is an Australian poet. When you google for her you find among other thin...
When you look for Fiona Hile on the English Wikipedia, you will find this. It is a puzzle and there are probably two people by that name that do not have an article (yet). One of them is an Australian poet. When you google fo...
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The Peter Porter Poetry Prize
For me the Peter Porter Poetry Prize is an award like so many others. There is one article , it lists the names of some of the people who are known to have won the prize. Some are linked and some are not. For one winner I linked to a German article and for ...
For me the Peter Porter Poetry Prize is an award like so many others. There is one article, it lists the names of some of the people who are known to have won the prize. Some are linked and some are not. For one winner I link...
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so main stream means being in favour of globalisation.. there's a thought
The prime minister says mainstream politicians must tackle a backlash against globalisation.
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Why is this news.. Is it because he is British, so many people die, are ill treated.. FIFA should be ashamed of itself.

The 40-year old Briton fell from a platform while working on the Khalifa International Stadium.
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#Wikimedia - What is our mission
Many Wikipedians have a problem with Wikidata. It is very much cultural. One argument is that Wikidata does not comply with their policies and therefore cannot be used. A case in point is "notability", Wikidata knows about much more and how can that all be ...
Many Wikipedians have a problem with Wikidata. It is very much cultural. One argument is that Wikidata does not comply with their policies and therefore cannot be used. A case in point is "notability", Wikidata knows about mu...
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Sorry, it's in Dutch ;-)

nl.wikipedia.org - Wikipedia:Doorverwijscafé - Wikipedia
Hier heb ik een discussie aangeslingerd om rode links van een dp "alvast" naar WikiData te laten verwijzen. Als tussen-oplossing, hopelijk komt WikiData/Wikimedia snel met een structureel foefje om alle rode links alvast te kunnen wikidataficeren. 
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When will we learn to forget about what the man says and look at the facts. When Britain is doing great, its number should tell that story.
The US president-elect promises a quick trade deal with the UK after he takes office in four days' time.
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To be honest, I think it is very much a problem of his own making. To kill of this kind of violence, legalise it and treat drug use as a disease not as a crime.
President Rodrigo Duterte says he could use martial law if the drugs problem gets "very virulent".
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No, this is intentional. He just manipulated his country this way. Probably this will happen in India too.
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Is #Wikipedia the new #Britannica?
At the time the Britannica was best of breed. It was the encyclopaedia to turn to. Then Wikipedia happened and obviously it was not good enough, people were not convinced. When you read the discussions why Wikipedia was not good enough, there was however no...
At the time the Britannica was best of breed. It was the encyclopaedia to turn to. Then Wikipedia happened and obviously it was not good enough, people were not convinced. When you read the discussions why Wikipedia was not g...
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Almere Nederland
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- Zwaag, Rotterdam, Wimbledon, Farnham, Hoorn, Almere
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promote Open Source and Open Content
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  • Wikimedia Foundation
    outreach consultant, 2011 - 2012
  • Stichting Open Progress
    promote Open Source and Open Content, 2011
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