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Wikipedia reaches 4 million articles

Wikipedia reached 4 million articles in its various languages on Sunday. Of the 4 million articles, over 25% (~1.1 million) were in English.

Summer of Code 2006

Wikipedia is participating in Google's Summer of Code, which allows students to perform work for profit for many open source projects. Applications opened on Monday; participants are required to be 18 or older, and be a full or part-time student at an accredited institution. Google employees and their families, as well as citizens of Iran, Cuba, Sudan, North Korea and Myanmar/Burma are ineligible.

Comparison of English and German Wikipedias

During a mailing list conversation comparing the English and German Wikipedias, Elian, a participant in both communities, wrote a detailed comparison of the two, comparing each on issues such as Adminship (requests for adminship are much more frequented on the German Wikipedia), arbitration (the German Wikipedia has no Arbitration Committee, and instead decides bans by community vote), userboxes (relegated to the User namespace on the German Wikipedia), and social structure.

Wikipedian survey

In preparation for a speech to be delivered at Wikimania 2006, Linuxbeak is soliciting survey responses from Wikipedians about what they think about Wikipedia.


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Do you know which article was the 1.1 millionth? Thanks Jaranda wat's sup 02:47, 6 May 2006 (UTC)[reply]


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