Wiki/April Fool's Day, 2010

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All information here is for historical reference only, or because the wiki feels like it. It's getting really dark in here. Goodbye cruel world.


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Picnic Day 2014 - April 12, 2014

PicnicDay2014100.jpgPicnic Day 2014 100 - A Timeless Aggie Tradition

***** 100th Anniversary! *****

Can you believe it? 100 times already the most unique student event in the whole United States of America. Come and enjoy it!

From the website of UC Davis:
Since its inception in 1909, Picnic Day has become the crown-jewel event of the UC system and the signature event of UC Davis. Believed to be the largest student-run event in the nation, Picnic Day showcases the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis and the surrounding community in the areas of research, teaching, service, and campus life. This year, the whole community celebrates its 100 years of tradition and success.

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How's your Davis knowledge? Where around Davis was the following picture taken? Take a guess!

OutdoorsNightNoFilter.jpgUploaded by Daubert

Hi Steven, we did see something like it this evening: - iPhone photo, downtown Davis:
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Wiki News

2013-02-26 and other sites on our server experienced many hours of downtime today. Things should be back to normal now. Technical details here.

2012-12-16 We experienced a few hours of downtime this morning and yesterday morning. Currently investigating possible causes.

2011-12-09 We experienced approximately 2 hours of unexpected server downtime. Things should be back up now. Currently investigating possible causes. And thanks go to Ken for helping out.

2011-11-30 [WWW]DentonWiki, the first [WWW]LocalWiki pilot community, launches! And the first general-public version of the [WWW]LocalWiki software is released!

2011-04-06 Use Twitter? [WWW]Follow DavisWiki on Twitter!

2011-03-31 Local Wiki [WWW]update opens submissions for first localwiki pilot community.

2011-03-13 Davis Wiki was the subject of a [WWW]SxSW panel.

2011-02-28 There will be a planned 15 minute downtime tonight sometime between 8pm - 10pm as the server is migrated.

2011-02-25 [WWW]

2010-06-26 [WWW]We're in the New York Times today!

Some folks will be tabling at the Farmers Market today to spread the wiki cause and [WWW]ask for pledges for our fundraiser drive. There will be wiki stickers! Come out and join us!

2010-06-24 The Davis Wiki was recently featured in articles at [WWW]Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard, [WWW]The Sacramento Bee, [WWW]The Modesto Bee, [WWW]PoynterOnline, [WWW]Gawker, [WWW]boingboing, and [WWW]reddit. Additionally, [WWW]Local Wiki was featured on the [WWW]New York Times Media Decoder blog, [WWW]The Bay Citizen, and other news sites.

Check out the archive for older news....

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