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News and notes

Votes to start on proposed logos

Votes on proposed logos for Wikiversity, Wikibooks, and Wiktionary will begin this week on Thursday, 7 September. Each of the proposed logo pages has undergone much discussion about the changes, and voting will use approval voting. Voting will conclude toward the latter part of the month.

Project statistics

Statistics on Wikimedia Foundation projects were analyzed and released this week by Kelly Martin, with technical assistance from Gregory Maxwell. The data shows that approximately 48 percent of all edits occurs on the English Wikipedia, and that out of those edits, a little over half originate from the United States. Approximately 15 percent of edits on the English Wikipedia, meanwhile, come from the United Kingdom, with the rest coming from other countries such as Canada and Australia.


Wikipedia passed several new milestones this week. According to Alexa, Wikipedia, inclusive of all language versions, reached 50 million unique visitors in one day for the first time. In addition, the English language Wikipedia also became the first Wikipedia to surpass 1,000 administrators (see related story).


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