The Signpost

About The Signpost

The Signpost is a community-written and -edited online newspaper covering the English Wikipedia, its sister projects, the Wikimedia Foundation, and the Wikimedia movement at large, currently published twice a month. Since its launch in 2005, there have been 696 Signpost issues published, comprising 5561 articles, and 13553 pages total (4414 talk and 9139 non-talk).

The Signpost is produced by volunteers, and is independent of the Wikimedia Foundation and other Wikimedia organizations. The original name of the newspaper was The Wikipedia Signpost; it was shortened to the The Signpost in August 2010 as a symbol of an expansion in scope beyond the English Wikipedia. Our statement of purpose guides our efforts. Editorial decisions are made by the editorial board, composed of Wikimedia volunteers, and ultimately by the Editor in Chief.

Unlike most Wikipedia pages, each Signpost article carries a byline to indicate its author, and is edited by at least one other team member. We welcome post-publication edits such as grammatical and spelling corrections to articles, subject to review by the Signpost team; we value our readers' efforts to correct simple mistakes and provide needed clarifications. Anyone may submit articles; suggestions and news tips are welcomed on our suggestions page. Aspiring contributors may wish to consult our Quick start page and our newsroom.

Our readers have several options for subscription or notification of new issues, outlined on our subscription page.

Statement of purpose


The magazine focuses on three things, broadly speaking:

The Signpost team

For more on The Signpost's administration and the responsibilities of being a regular contributor, see our coordination guidelines.
Editor-in-chief JPxG Editor-in-chief emeritus Andreas Kolbe,
Editors Bluerasberry,
Copyeditors Gerald Waldo Luis,
Adam Cuerden
Publication manager JPxG Outreach manager HaeB (Twitter/Facebook announcements),
Andreas Kolbe (Wikimedia-l, Hacker News)
Arbitration report JPxG Humour Various
Discussion report In the media Various
Featured content Adam Cuerden News and notes Various
From the archives Adam Cuerden On the bright side Help wanted!
Gallery Various Serendipity Vysotsky
Recent research HaeB (with Masssly) Technology report Help wanted!
Tips and tricks Headbomb Traffic report The Top 25 Report team
WikiProject report Help wanted! Features PAC2

Editors in chief

User:EpicPupperUser:JPxGUser:SmallbonesUser:KudpungUser:BriUser:Evad37User:PeteforsythUser:Jayen466User:Go Phightins!User:GamalielUser:The ed17User:SkomorokhUser:SMastersUser:Jarry1250User:HaeBUser:RagesossUser:Ral315User:Michael Snow

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