The Signpost

From the editorToday's young adults don't know a world without Wikipedia
Keep straight on – there are trolls in the hedgerows.
2018 Wikimedian of the Year, Farkhad Fatkullin
"Imagine a world in which every single human being is a Wikimedian. That's my commitment!"
News and notes
Flying high; low practice from Wikipedia 'cleansing' agency; where do our donations go? RfA sees a new trend
WMF pays possible Orangemoody ring for user research, and ditches MediaWiki for publishing its own blog. Knife-edge closures at RfA.
In the media
Quicksilver AI writes articles
But unfortunately its output is incompatible with open licensing.
Discussion report
Drafting an interface administrator policy
Plus: Simple English Wikipedia stays open, a discussion on draft header templates, bias blind spot by admins offered cash?
Featured content
Featured content selected by the community
Astronauts named Armstrong, babes of the Brits, Cortinarius caperatus and all that.
Special report
Wikimania 2018
"Bridging knowledge gaps, the ubuntu way forward".
Traffic report
Aretha dies – getting just 2,000 short of 5 million hits
Very high and very low hits; love and loss.
Technology report
Technical enhancements and a request to prioritize upcoming work
Citation bot and mapframe enhancements; new licenses for Data space; possible hiccup on 12 September; per-user page, namespace, and upload blocking; and miscellaneous new bots and tools.
Leapfrog, historic Thai cave, and a rhythmic beat
Some of the best pictures of 2017.
Recent research
Wehrmacht on Wikipedia, neural networks writing biographies
Readers prefer the AI's version 40% of the time – but it still suffers from hallucinations.
Signpost editor censors herself
Nothing funny about it.
Principle of Some Astonishment
Remind you of any Wikipedia articles?
From the archives
Playing with Wikipedia words
The Wikipedia Plays.
Single-page edition


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