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News and notes

Logo votes proceed

The search for new logos for Wikibooks, Wikiversity, and Wiktionary all proceeded into the next phase this week after initial voting concluded. Several logos were chosen from the entire field of proposals following the vote, and Wikimedians are invited to refine and alter existing proposals. Phase 3, which will determine which logos proceed to the final round, will begin following the conclusion of this phase on 30 September for all three logo processes.


This week, the Telugu Wikipedia reached 15,000 articles, becoming the first Wikipedia in an Indian language to reach such a milestone. It has expanded rapidly in the past few weeks: it had 5,672 articles as of 1 September, according to Wikipedia:Multilingual statistics. The Bengali Wikipedia, a project in another Indian language, also recently passed 10,000 articles, the 50th Wikipedia to do so.

In addition, the English Wikipedia also surpassed 1.4 million articles this week. The English Wikipedia is by far the largest language Wikipedia by number of articles, with almost three times the number of articles as the German Wikipedia, the next largest at just over 470,000 articles.


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Has Telugu Wikipedia really almost tripled in size (c.5,000 to over 15,000 articles) in less than four weeks? Who is doing the work there? -- ALoan (Talk) 15:00, 26 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

See m:Talk:Wikimedia News#Year stubs for some explanation. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 22:08, 26 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Actually, they only created a few hundred year stubs. My guess is that they created thousands of stubs on Indian localities. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 22:10, 26 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
The equivalent of the RamBot "explosion" in the early days of the English Wikipedia. Thryduulf 22:54, 26 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Perhaps they should scrape articles from :en:, run then through machine translation, and dump them in their wikipedia? Lots of clean-up required, of course, but better than nothing? -- ALoan (Talk) 09:24, 27 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]


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