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  • This, I thought, was a cool bit of info to learn.
    Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia, has a blog … and guess what platform he uses? WordPress!
    Just a thought, but I believe all of you WordPress developers should go over there and engage him in conversation. It will encourage him to keep the blog up and build a little relationship between the two sites (and CMS scripts – WordPress and MediaWiki), too. Actually, I mean ‘further develop’ the relationship … since one already exists in documentation, etc.
    This is a coup for WordPress … of all the scripts he could choose, he picks WP! Proves, again, how great your blog platform is!
    Wikipedia and Jimmy Wales are receiving a lot of press play (which will undoubtedly continue and expand), so anything that further spreads the WP love is a good thing, right? Just a thought.

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  • He is, by the way, using WP for over two months now.
    So it’s nothing to get too excited about… 😉

    Hello, TigerDE2,
    I realize that his blog is two months old. However, if you read the blog it is a bit ‘spotty’ re: posting frequency. I believe that having more people visit him and engage in conversations will encourage him to keep up the site.
    And, I searched these forums and did not find any mention of his choice of WordPress.
    I write about Jimmy Wales because I am a fan / supporter of WordPress. When prominent people and sites choose WordPress, I believe it is important to (1) recognize that fact and (2) encourage others to visit those sites – perhaps engaging in conversations there.
    I do not see a lot of ‘that kind’ of promotional/PR/marketing communications activity here.
    Yes, I realize that this site is primarily for ‘user’ support issues. However, what better site could there be for reaching avid WP users and encouraging them to (a) see new sites and (b) participate in the promotion of WP by engaging in valuable conversations with prominent Internet figures, such as the co-founder of Wikipedia. Especially when WordPress already has a bit of a relationship with that site (or, more specifically – the MediaWiki engine).
    In short, TigerDE2, I am just trying to be a positive influence and help.
    Perhaps there could be a new “Main Theme” subject area of ‘Announcements’ or ‘Sightings’ devoted solely to news of WordPress achievements, coups and recent adoptions of the blogging platform. It may help to further promote an already positive project – WordPress.
    Just an idea / suggestion.

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