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Special report Will the new RfA reform come to the rescue of administrators?
2024-05-16
We don't know yet, but there is some encouraging news, nevertheless.
Special report Public Domain Day 2024
2024-01-10
Mickey & You: What can you do?
Special report Thirteen years later, why are most administrators still from 2005?
2023-08-15
Damn kids need to get off our lawn and onto RfA.
Special report There Shall Be Seasons Refreshing – Stories from WikiConference India 2023
2023-05-08
First national-level conference in the Indian subcontinent in seven years.
Special report Legal status of Wikimedia projects "unclear" under potential European legislation
2023-02-04
WMF issues salvo in latest battles of the Posting Wars
Section 230 Twenty-six words that created the internet, and the future of an encyclopedia
2023-02-04
Section 230 before the Supreme Court in two cases, with broad implications for the web.
Special report Coverage of 2022 bans reveals editors serving long sentences in Saudi Arabia since 2020
2023-01-16
Long-time contributors imprisoned for 32 and 8 years after "swaying public opinion" and "violating public morals".
Special report Decentralized Fundraising, Centralized Distribution
2022-09-30
The latest from the Wikimedia Deutschland Movement Strategy & Global Relations Team.
Special report Wikimania 2022: no show, no show up?
2022-08-31
Why the 'Festival Edition' was less than perfect, and what we can do better.
Special report "Wikipedia's independence" or "Wikimedia's pile of dosh"?
2022-06-26
A review of Wikipedia's fundraising messages and financial status.
Special report Three stories of Ukrainian Wikimedians during the war
2022-05-29
Tales of hope, perseverance and even a little humor.
Special report Ukrainian Wikimedians during the war
2022-04-24
Writing Wikipedia, joining the armed forces, and volunteering.
Special report A presidential candidate's team takes on Wikipedia
2022-02-27
Vive l'encyclopédie libre!
Special report WikiEd course leads to Twitter harassment
2022-01-30
Education, deletion and social media can be a volatile mix.
Special report Hardball in Hong Kong
2021-07-25
Three strikes and you're out?
Special report Wiki reporting on the United States insurrection
2021-01-31
From the Hill to the news to Wikipedia in minutes!
Special report Paid editing with political connections
2020-09-27
WE charity and Justin Trudeau, Bell Pottinger, Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs.
Special report Wikipedia's not so little sister is finding its own way
2020-08-30
Wikidata's profound impact on Wikipedia
Special report Wikipedia and the End of Open Collaboration?
2020-08-02
Comparing Wikipedia to similar projects.
Special report The sum of human knowledge? Not in one Wikipedia language edition
2020-05-31
Cultural context, diversity, and the future of languages.
Special report Wikipedia on COVID-19: what we publish and why it matters
2020-03-29
Wikipedia presents solid widely-consulted information on COVID-19 and related topics.
Special report More participation, more conversation, more pageviews
2020-03-01
A statistical insight into the English Wikipedia's very own online community newsletter.
Special report The limits of volunteerism and the gatekeepers of Team Encarta
2020-01-27
How to survive the asshole consensus.
Special report Are reputation management operatives scrubbing Wikipedia articles?
2019-12-27
Son of Wiki-PR
Special report How many people edit in your favorite language? Where are they from?
2019-11-29
Only now can we say!
Special report “Catch and Kill” on Wikipedia: Paid editing and the suppression of material on alleged sexual abuse
2019-10-31
"It's time for Wikipedia to grow up."
Special report Post-Framgate wrap-up
2019-09-30
Summary of actions around a formerly banned former administrator: Arbitration Committee action and withdrawn request for adminship
Special report Administrator cadre continues to contract
2019-07-31
A new record set: fewer than 500 active admins.
Special report Deleted article
2019-06-30
This Signpost article was deleted on 2019-07-01 by Jehochman — G10: Attack page or negative unsourced BLP: Out of caution this should be hidden from view until ArbCom rules. We can’t have scandalous assertions without evidence.
Special report Wiki Loves (50 Years of) Pride
2019-03-31
Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the modern LGBT+ rights movement by editing wiki projects!
Special report The Signpost got 380,000+ views in 2018; sounds reasonable enough, right?
2018-12-24
A statistical insight into the English Wikipedia's very own online community newspaper.
Special report The Christmas wishlist
2018-12-01
The race for the winning Top 10. What do the WMF devs have in store for the community?
Special report NPP: This could be heaven or this could be hell for new users – and for the reviewers
2018-10-28
WMF continues to stonewall development – NPP wishes again relegated to stocking fillers
Special report NPR and AfC – The Marshall Plan: an engagement, or a marriage?
2018-06-29
NPR and AfC – The Marshall Plan: an engagement and a marriage?: Further developments on New Page Review and Articles for Creation work sharing.
Special report ACTRIAL results adopted by landslide
2018-04-26
New major editing policy starting immediately: creation of articles in mainspace is to be limited to users with confirmed accounts
Special report ACTRIAL wrap-up
2018-03-29
"Information gathered during the trial period will be reported to the English Wikipedia community, and the community will decide if any additional steps should be taken based on the results".
Special report Taking stock of the Good Article backlog
2016-11-26
A close examination of the efficacy of the GA Cup contest, a longstanding effort to reduce the backlog of articles awaiting review
Special report Wikiversity Journal: A new user group
2016-06-15
Wikiversity Journal—A new user group: Wikimedia enters academic publishing
Special report [UPDATED] WMF in limbo as decision on Tretikov nears
2016-02-24
WMF in limbo as decision on Tretikov nears: The Board of Trustees may be deciding the direction of the Foundation.
Special report Search and destroy: the Knowledge Engine and the undoing of Lila Tretikov
2016-02-17
Examining the impact of the knowledge engine
Special report New internal documents raise questions about the origins of the Knowledge Engine
2016-02-10
Numerous questions remain about the grant.
Special report Board chair and new trustee speak with the Signpost
2016-02-03
New member María Sefidari joins the Board of Trustees.
Special report Wikipedia community celebrates Public Domain Day 2016
2016-01-13
WE LOVE PUBLIC DOMAIN DAY!
Special report ArbCom election—candidates’ opinions analysed
2015-11-18
Our annual election coverage.
Special report One year of GamerGate, or how I learned to stop worrying and love bare rule-level consensus
2015-10-21
Examining the conflict and its participants.
Special report Massive paid editing network unearthed on the English Wikipedia
2015-09-02
Nearly 400 accounts blocked in largest paid-editing bust ever.
Gallery "One small step..."
2015-07-22
46 years ago this week, humanity set foot on the Moon.
Blog These Texans are on a quest to improve Wikipedia’s coverage of their state’s revolution
2015-07-01
Like many editors of the world's largest encyclopedia, Karanacs was browsing the site's articles and found that they were of relatively poor quality—and that the traditional narrative she'd learned was not necessarily accurate.
Special report Small impact of the large Google Translation Project on Telugu Wikipedia
2015-06-24
During 2009–2011 Google ran the Google Translation Project (GTP), a program utilising paid translators to translate most popular English Wikipedia articles to various Indian language Wikipedias.
Blog 7,473 volumes at 700 pages each: meet Print Wikipedia
2015-06-24
After six years of work, a residency in the Canadian Rockies, endless debugging, and more than a little help from my friends, I have made Print Wikipedia.
Interview A veteran’s Wikipedia edits help him understand the brutality behind Yugoslavia’s wars
2015-06-17
We interviewed an Australian veteran who deployed to the region as a peacekeeper and now writes articles on the region's history to help him understand what he encountered there.
Special report Towards "Health Information for All": Medical content on Wikipedia received 6.5 billion page views in 2013
2015-06-03
Wikipedia appears to be the single most used website for health information globally, exceeding traffic observed at the NIH, WebMD, WHO et al..
Blog How Wikipedia covered Caitlyn Jenner’s transition
2015-06-03
Caitlyn Jenner—the American hero of the 1976 Olympics, a film actor, and prominent member of Keeping Up with the Kardashians—may now be the most famous openly transgender person in the world.
Special report FDC candidates respond to key issues
2015-05-06
Elections have begun for five community members of the Funds Dissemination Committee, the Foundation's volunteer body for judging and recommending millions of dollars worth of annual grants to affiliates in the movement. The election lasts just eight days, from Sunday 3 May until 23:59 UTC on Sunday 10 May, so at the time of publication, voters will need to act promptly.
Special report Sony emails reveal corporate practices and undisclosed advocacy editing
2015-04-22
A Signpost investigation of the released data has revealed Sony's corporate practices regarding Wikipedia and uncovered what appears to be undisclosed advocacy editing of Wikipedia by Sony employees and possibly by others.
Special report Pictures of the Year 2015
2015-04-01
The Wikimedia Commons' annual Picture of the Year contest has concluded. The first 53 top-voted entries were disqualified because they were all nude.
Special report Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year 2014
2015-03-25
The Wikipedia Commons annual Picture of the Year contest has concluded, with 6,698 people voting, its largest participation yet.
Special report An advance look at the WMF's fundraising survey
2015-03-11
The Wikimedia Foundation gave the Signpost an advance copy of the results of a survey of English Wikipedia readers regarding Wikimedia fundraising, due for official release today.
Blog Black History Month edit-a-thons tackle Wikipedia’s multicultural gaps
2015-03-04
Black History Month is celebrated annually in the United States in February, to commemorate the history of the African diaspora. For this occasion, Wikipedians worked together to honor black history and to address Wikipedia's multicultural gaps in the encyclopedia, hosting Wikipedia edit-a-thons throughout the United States, from February 1 to 28, 2015.
Special report Revision scoring as a service
2015-02-18
The authors of this report inform us that the "goal in the Revision Scoring project is to do the hard work of constructing and maintaining powerful AI so that tool developers don't have to. This cross-lingual, machine learning classifier service for edits will support new wiki tools that require edit quality measures."
Gallery Langston Hughes
2015-02-04
A new Signpost feature.
Special report Traffic in the fog—2014's most popular articles include death, Facebook, and Ebola
2015-01-28
Traffic in the fog—most-viewed articles of 2014 include death, Facebook, and Ebola: As with last year, music stars were the majority of celebrities on the list, as their frequent concerts and media appearances keep their flames alight longer than others of their stripe.
Special report Twitter bots catalogue government edits to Wikipedia
2014-08-13
Slate reports that Tom Scott, co-creator of the emoji social network Emojli, created a Twitter bot called Parliament WikiEdits to automatically tweet a link to any Wikipedia edits made from an IP address belonging to the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Scott's bot initially did not tweet any links to edits made from Parliament and, according to Scott, an "insider" reports that their IP addresses changed. Despite this, Scott's Twitter bot has inspired similar creations in numerous other countries.
Forum Did you know?—good idea, needs reform
2014-07-23
The English Wikipedia's did you know (DYK) section has been a feature of the site's main page since February 2004. From the beginning, the section has served as a place to highlight Wikipedia's newest articles. But over the last few years, the did you know section has gotten steadily larger and more complex, and non-notable or plagiarized articles have occasionally slipped through the reviewing process, leading numerous editors to call for reforms to the system. We asked two editors to share their views.
Special report $10 million lawsuit against Wikipedia editors withdrawn, but plaintiff intends to refile
2014-07-16
On the same day the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) announced it would offer assistance to English Wikipedia editors embroiled in a legal dispute with Yank Barry, the lawsuit has been withdrawn without prejudice at the request of Barry's legal team—but this action is being described as "strategic" so that they can refile the lawsuit with a "new, more comprehensive complaint."
Wikicup Wikicup's third round sees money, space, battleships and more
2014-07-09
After an extremely close race, round three is over. 244 points secured a place in Round 4, which is comparable to previous years—321 was required in 2013, and 243 points in 2012.
Special report Wikimania 2014—what will it cost?
2014-07-09
Last May, James Forrester announced to the world that London had been awarded the 2014 Wikimania conference. Functioning as the Wikimedia movement's annual conference, it is separate from the chapter-focused Wikimedia Conference. The first, located in Frankfurt, took place in 2005 and had 380 attendees. London, the tenth, is now expected to attract 1500. With Wikimania ambition, attention, and attendance rising significantly over the last nine years, how have this year's monetary costs come to be?
Special report Wikimedia Bangladesh—a chapter's five-year journey
2014-06-18
The Bangladesh chapter of the Wikimedia movement was formed in 2009. They received official local registration from the national authorities on 10 June 2014. The long road in between was subject to much persistence, patience, and luck—along with a good deal of worry.
Special report Questions raised over secret voting for WMF trustees
2014-06-11
Last week we reported the announcement of two new affiliate-selected WMF trustees. The board of trustees is the most powerful and influential body in the movement, and chapters have been permitted to select two of the 10 seats since 2008, for two-year terms that start in even-numbered years.
Special report IEG funding for women's stories—a new approach to the gender gap
2014-06-04
Individual engagement grants (IEGs) are announced twice yearly by a volunteer WMF committee, the most recent of which we covered last December. The scheme, launched at the start of last year, awards funds to individuals or teams of up to four to produce high-impact outcomes for the WMF's online projects. It favours innovative approaches to solving critical issues in the movement.
WikiCup 2014 WikiCup enters round three
2014-05-07
Round 3 of the 2014 WikiCup has just begun; 32 competitors remain.
Special report 2014 Wikimedia Conference—what is the impact?
2014-04-23
The annual Wikimedia Conference wound up last Sunday, 13 April—a four-day meeting costing several hundred thousand dollars, hosted in Berlin by Wikimedia Germany and attended by more than 100 Wikimedians.
Special report Community mourns passing of Adrianne Wadewitz
2014-04-09
"I remember laughing and talking and laughing and talking at Wikimania 2012. I took this picture of her that she used for a long while as a profile pic. Someone on Facebook said it looked 'skepchickal', which she loved."
Special report On the cusp of the Wikimedia Conference
2014-04-02
The annual Wikimedia Conference is about to start in Berlin, hosted by Wikimedia Germany, which won the bid to hold the event over three others. This will be the fifth time the chapter has hosted the Wikimedia Conference—it did so from 2009 to 2012, with attendance ranging from 100 to 180 Wikimedians. This year 160 people are expected at the four-day event, which is mainly for representatives of affiliated Wikimedia organisations. The conference has been built around two themes: Organisation, structures, and grants and Success and impact.
Forum Wikimedia Commons mission: free media for the world or only Wikimedia projects?
2014-03-19
Non-US editors and chapters have taken issue with a multitude of image deletions done on the Wikimedia Commons to comply with the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, a US law that brought the country into compliance with the Berne Convention.
Special report Diary of a protester—Wikimedian perishes in Ukrainian unrest
2014-02-26
Ukraine has been gripped by widespread protests over the past three months. Due to a decision by former president Viktor Yanukovych—at Russia's urging—to abandon integration with the European Union, the country was (and in many ways still is) split between the Europe-favoring Ukrainian-speaking western half and the Russian-speaking east and south. Hundreds have died during the unrest, leaving thousands of family members and friends to bury their loved ones. This week our Wikimedian colleagues in Ukraine are facing that challenge after the death of one of their own.
Forum Should Wikimedia modify its terms of use to require disclosure?
2014-02-26
About a week ago, the Wikimedia Foundation proposed to modify the Wikimedia projects' terms of use to specifically ban paid editing, by adding a new clause titled "Paid contributions without disclosure". We have asked two users, one in favor of the measure (Smallbones) and one opposed (Pete Forsyth), to contribute their opinions on the matter.
WikiProject report Special report: Contesting contests
2014-01-29
Contests have existed almost as long as the English Wikipedia. Contestants have expanded hundreds of articles and made tens of thousands of edits. Although it may seem as though there aren't any negatives to contests, they have occasionally become a divisive topic on the English Wikipedia.
Special report The few who write Wikipedia
2014-01-22
On 15 January, Wikipedia turned thirteen years old. In that time, this site has grown from a small site that was known to only a select few to one of the most popular websites on the internet. At the same time, recent data suggests that there is a power curve among users, where the comparative few who are writing most of Wikipedia have most of the edits. The result of this is that there is going to be bias in what is created, and how we deal with it as Wikipedians is indicative of the future of the site. Furthermore, this brings up what we have to do in order to combat this bias, as there are many ideas, but the question is whether they will work or not.
Public Domain Day Why the year 2019 is so significant
2014-01-08
Public Domain Day—January 1, 2014—gives me an opportunity to reflect on this important asset, mandated by the Constitution of the United States.
Special report FDC staff raise the benchmarks for activities, impact, planning, and governance
2013-11-13
The supporting staff of the Wikimedia Foundation’s powerful volunteer Funds Dissemination Committee (FDC) have released their assessments for the third half-yearly round of funding applications. The applications for the newly named annual plan grants were submitted by affiliated entities on 1 October, and comprise a total of more than US$5M in bids.
Special report Jimmy Wales: media favors entertainment over raising public awareness
2013-08-14
Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia and its public face to most of the media, has declared that media organizations are missing out on the "opportunity of the century" by not conducting true investigative reporting into American surveillance practices, a debate kindled by information leaked by Edward Snowden.
Special report Who reads which Wikipedia? The WMF's surprising stats
2013-04-01
Who reads which Wikipedia?: Dutch-born Erik Zachte is the driver of the WMF's statistical output, and he writes that the "report card" and accompanying traffic statistics comprise "enough tables, bar charts and plots to keep you busy for a while".
Special report Examining the popularity of Wikipedia articles: catalysts, trends, and applications
2013-02-04
Examining the popularity of Wikipedia articles: On February 12, 2012, news of Whitney Houston's death brought 425 hits per second to her Wikipedia article, the highest peak traffic on any article since at least January 2010. It is broadly known that Wikipedia is the sixth most popular website on the Internet, but the English Wikipedia now has over 4 million articles and 29 million total pages. Much less attention has been given to traffic patterns and trends in content viewed.
Special report Loss of an Internet genius
2013-01-14
Comforting those grieving after the loss of a loved one is an impossible task. How then, can an entire community be comforted? The Internet struggled to answer that question this week after the suicide of Aaron Swartz, a celebrated free-culture activist, programmer, and Wikipedian at the age of 26.
Investigative report Ship ahoy! New travel site finally afloat
2013-01-14
After six years without creating a new class of content projects, the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) has finally expanded into a new area — travel.
Special report Adminship from the German perspective
2012-10-22
Examining adminship from the German perspective: Unlike the long-running disputes that have characterised attempts to reform the RfA process on the English Wikipedia, the German Wikipedia's tradition of making decisions not by consensus but knife-edged 50% + 1 votes has led to a fundamentally different outcome. In 2009, the project managed to largely settle the RfA mode issue in 2009 indirectly.
Special report Lawsuit filed against two Wikipedians
2012-09-10
Two Wikipedians set to face jury trial : In dramatic events that came to light last week, two English Wikipedia volunteers—Doc James (James Heilman) and Wrh2 (Ryan Holliday)—are being sued in the Los Angeles County Superior Court by Internet Brands, the owner of Wikitravel.com. Both Wikipedians have also been volunteer Wikitravel editors (and in Holliday's case, a volunteer administrator). IB's complaints focus on both editors' encouragement of their fellow Wikitravel volunteers to migrate to a proposed non-commercial travel guidance site that would be under the umbrella of the WMF.
Special report Chapters Association mired in controversy over new chair
2012-07-16
User:Fæ was elected as the inaugural chair of the new Wikimedia Chapters Association, despite the controversies that have surrounded Fæ on the English Wikipedia and Commons, most recently aired in a live case before the Arbitration Committee. This is in marked contrast with unexciting movement, during the Wikimania meeting, on the most important issues facing the establishment of the association.
Special report Reforming the education programs: lessons from Cairo
2012-07-09
The Schools and universities program started in 2003 and evolved case by case with little system. But in 2009, as Wikimedia embarked on its formal strategic process, outreach in higher education came to be seen in terms of achieving explicit goals — especially that of increasing editor participation.
Analysis Uncovering scientific plagiarism
2012-07-02
Investigative report Is the requests for adminship process 'broken'?
2012-06-18
Special report Springer's misappropriation of Wikimedia content "the tip of the iceberg"
2012-06-11
Special report WikiWomenCamp: From women, for women
2012-06-04
Special report Wikimedia and the "seismic shift" towards open-access research publication
2012-05-14
Investigative report Spin doctors spin Jimmy's "bright line"
2012-04-23
Women and Wikipedia Women's history, what we're missing, and why it matters
2012-03-12
Special report The plight of the new page patrollers
2012-02-20
Special report Fundraising proposals spark a furore among the chapters
2012-02-13
In focus Skirmishes in the 'great sectarian war of the Internet'
2012-02-13
Special report English Wikipedia to go dark on January 18
2012-01-16
Special report A post-mortem on the Indian Education Program pilot
2011-11-07
Discussion report Special report on the ArbCom Elections steering RfC
2011-11-07
Women and Wikipedia New Research, WikiChix
2011-08-15
Deletion controversy Deletion of article about website angers gaming community
2011-03-07
Gender gap Widespread discussions about the low participation of women in Wikipedia
2011-02-07
The Science Hall of Fame Building a pantheon of scientists from Wikipedia and Google Books
2011-01-31
Rencontres Wikimédia Wikimedia and the cultural sector: two days of talks in Paris.
2010-12-13
WikiLeaks Repercussions of the WikiLeaks cable leak
2010-12-06
Spam attacks Large scale vandalism revealed to be "study" by university researcher
2010-08-16
Admin stats RfA drought worsens in 2010—wikigeneration gulf emerging
2010-08-09
Vandalism Vandalism edits fool media and a government, become object of bets
2010-07-19
UK COI edits British politicians accused of WP cover-ups
2010-07-12
Objectionable material Board resolution on offensive content
2010-06-28
Free Travel-Shirts "Free Travel-Shirts" signed by Jimmy Wales and others purchasable
2010-06-07
Wikipedia books launched Wikipedia books launched worldwide
2010-05-10
Commons deletions Porn madness
2010-05-10
Wikipedia-Books Wikipedia-Books: Proposed deletion process extended, cleanup efforts
2010-03-22
Reference desk Wikipedia Reference Desk quality analyzed
2010-03-01
BLP madness BLP deletions cause uproar
2010-01-25
Births and deaths Wikipedia biographies in the 20th century
2010-01-25
Books New Book namespace created
2010-01-11
Bulgarian award Bulgarian Wikipedia gets a prestigious award
2009-11-16
New pages experiment Wikipedians test the water at new page patrol
2009-11-09
German controversy German Wikipedia under fire from inclusionists
2009-11-09
Conference report WikiSym features research on Wikipedia
2009-11-02
Article contest Durova wins 2009 WikiCup
2009-11-02
Memorial and Collaboration Memorial and Collaboration
2009-10-12
Bing search Bing launches Wikipedia search
2009-10-12
Localisation improvements LocalisationUpdate has gone live
2009-09-28
Flagged protection background An extended look at how we got to flagged protection and patrolled revisions
2009-08-31
Flagged protection and patrolled revisions Misleading media storm over flagged revisions
2009-08-31
Radio review Review of Bigipedia radio series
2009-08-17
Wiki-Conference Wikimedians and others gather for Wiki-Conference New York
2009-07-27
Copyright dispute Further developments in copyright dispute
2009-07-20
Copyright threat UK public gallery threatens Wikimedian
2009-07-13
Vandalism Study of vandalism survival times
2009-06-22
License update results Licensing vote results announced, resolution passed
2009-05-25
Multilingual contests Embassies sponsor article-writing contests in three languages
2009-05-18
Chemistry data WikiChemists and Chemical Abstracts announce collaboration
2009-05-18
License vote Licensing vote begins
2009-04-13
License update Community weighs license update
2009-03-30
Abuse Filter Abuse Filter is enabled
2009-03-23
Books extension Books extension enabled
2009-03-02
Philosophers analyze Wikipedia Philosophers analyze Wikipedia as a knowledge source
2009-02-23
Article Alerts An automated article monitoring system for WikiProjects
2009-02-23
Commons Picture of the Year Picture of the Year 2008 begins voting
2009-02-16
Orphans Large portion of articles are orphans
2009-01-31
Mobile devices Report on accessing Wikipedia via mobile devices
2009-01-24
Flagged Revisions Jimbo requests that developers turn on Flagged Revisions
2009-01-24
Virgin Killer Virgin Killer page blocked, unblocked in UK
2009-01-03
Editing stats Editing statistics show decline in participation
2009-01-03
GFDL 1.3 GFDL 1.3 released, will allow Wikimedia migration to Creative Commons license
2008-11-17
Search engine MediaWiki search engine improved
2008-11-10
Experimental RfA Experimental request for adminship ends in failure
2008-10-13
Poetlister Wikiquote checkuser found to be sockpuppeteer
2008-09-15
Ivins' edits Anthrax suspect reportedly edit-warred on Wikipedia
2008-08-09
Taking up the mop Statistical model identifies potential RfA candidates
2008-06-30
BLP enforcement ArbCom's BLP "special enforcement" remedy proves controversial
2008-06-26
Community news Community-related news sources grow
2008-05-26
Wikilobbying Pro-Israeli group's lobbying gets press, arbitration case
2008-05-19
Sighted revisions Sighted revisions introduced on the German Wikipedia
2008-05-12
Pornography Explicit sexual content draws fire
2008-05-12
Maker Faire Two wiki events held in San Francisco Bay Area
2008-05-12
IP block exemption New feature enables users to bypass IP blocks
2008-05-12
Citizendium 2 Update on Citizendium
2008-05-12
BAG, CU nominations Bot approvals group, checkuser nominations briefly held on RfA
2008-05-02
School threat Threat made against high school on Wikipedia, student arrested
2008-04-21
BLPs BLP deletion rules discussed amidst controversial AFD
2008-04-21
Tutorial Tutorial: Editing Monobook, installing scripts
2008-03-17
Tutorial Tutorial: Summary of policies
2008-03-13
Wales' relationship with journalist Wales' relationship, breakup with journalist Rachel Marsden raises questions about possible improprieties
2008-03-03
Tutorial Tutorial: How to use an ImageMap
2008-03-03
Hidden Categories Role of hidden categories under discussion
2008-03-03
Bureaucratship candidacies Eleven users apply for bureaucratship
2008-03-03
Sockpuppeting administrator Sockpuppeting administrator desysopped, community banned
2008-02-25
Print encyclopedias Two major print encyclopedias cease production
2008-02-25
Controversial RFA Controversial RfA results in resysopping of ^demon
2008-02-25
Tutorial Tutorial: Getting an article to featured article status
2008-02-18
Tutorial Tutorial: Basic dispute resolution
2008-02-11
Pope Vatican claims out-of-context Wikipedia quote was used to attack Pope
2008-02-11
Muhammad image Petition seeks to remove images of Muhammad
2008-02-11
Tutorial Tutorial: Adding citations
2008-02-04
Newsroom use Tensions in journalistic use of Wikipedia explored
2008-02-04
Tutorial Tutorial: Reporting and dealing with vandals
2008-01-28
Tutorial Tutorial: Fundamentals of editing
2008-01-14
Roll 'em back, move 'em out Controversial non-administrator rollback process added
2008-01-14
Apple leak? Supposed advance draft of Jobs keynote surfaces on talk page
2008-01-14
WikBack New Wikipedia discussion forum gains steam
2008-01-07
Google Knol Google announces foray into user-generated knowledge
2007-12-17
German Wikipedia Wikipedia dragged into German politics over Nazi images
2007-12-10
License compatibility Possible license migration sparks debate
2007-12-03
Khobar plagiarism Author borrows from Wikipedia article without attribution
2007-11-19
Page creation redux Unregistered page creation remains on hold so far
2007-11-12
Page creation Page creation for unregistered users likely to be reenabled
2007-10-29
Living people Biographies of living people grow into "status symbol"
2007-10-22
License changes License edits under consideration to accommodate Wikipedia
2007-10-15
CSN closed Community sanction noticeboard closed
2007-10-15
Adminbot approved Bot is approved to delete redirects
2007-10-15
Vandalism study Study examines Wikipedia authorship, vandalism repair
2007-10-08
Myanmar to Burma Myanmar article renamed to Burma after unrest
2007-10-08
WikiScanner WikiScanner tool expands, poses public relations problems for Dutch royal family
2007-09-03
WikiScanner WikiScanner tool creates "minor public relations disasters" for scores of organizations
2007-08-20
BJAODN Bad Jokes, Deletion Nonsense, and an arbitration case
2007-08-20
Wikipedia Plays Review Review: The Wikipedia Plays
2007-08-06
Wikipedia Plays About: The Wikipedia Plays
2007-08-06
News from Citizendium Response: News from Citizendium
2007-07-30
Citizendium analysis Report on Citizendium
2007-07-30
Another desysopping User resigns admin status amid allegations of sock puppetry
2007-07-30
Two new bureaucrats Two new bureaucrats promoted
2007-07-16
F1 trademark British agency cites Wikipedia in denying F1 trademark
2007-07-16
Blogger rescue Wikipedian bloggers launch "article rescue" effort
2007-07-16
Japanese plagiarism Newspaper obituary plagiarizes Japanese Wikipedia
2007-07-09
Bureaucrat nominations Seven administrators request promotion to bureaucrat status
2007-07-09
Wrestler death IP unwittingly predicts death: "Awful coincidence"
2007-07-02
RFA and open proxies RfA receives attention, open proxies policy reviewed
2007-06-25
RfA withdrawn Controversial RfA withdrawn, bureaucrats fail to clarify consensus
2007-06-18
Brandt merger Wikipedia critic's article merged
2007-06-18
Account compromised Admin account apparently compromised, blocked
2007-06-18
Privacy report Privacy report lists Wikipedia among best sites, but needing improvement
2007-06-11
RFA suspended Controversial RFA suspended, results pending
2007-06-04
BLP, revisited Admin restored after desysopping; dispute centers on suitability of certain biographies
2007-06-04
Admin desysopped Sockpuppeting administrator desysopped, banned
2007-06-04
Wikipedian death Norwegian Wikipedian, journalist dies at 59
2007-05-28
BLP, DRV, ARB, IRC Controversy over biographies compounded when leading participant blocked
2007-05-28
Trafigura Corporate editing lands in Dutch media
2007-05-21
Spoilers Spoiler warnings may be tweaked
2007-05-21
Compromised accounts Administrator status restored to five accounts after emergency desysopping
2007-05-14
Committed identity User committed identities provide protection against account hijacking
2007-05-14
Wikipedian scholarship Norwegian Wikipedian awarded scholarship
2007-05-07
The key to Wikipedia Digg revolt over DVD key spills over to Wikipedia
2007-05-07
Admins desysopped Four administrator accounts desysopped after hijacking, vandalism
2007-05-07
Statistical profiles Statistics indicate breadth of Wikipedia's appeal
2007-04-30
Backlogs Backlogs continue to grow
2007-04-30
Wikidetainment Historian detained after his Wikipedia article is vandalized
2007-04-23
Virginia Tech Virginia Tech massacre articles rise to prominence
2007-04-23
Robdurbar Administrator goes rogue, is blocked
2007-04-23
RFA reform Efforts to reform Requests for Adminship spark animated discussion
2007-04-23
Pat Binns Canadian politician the subject of an edit war
2007-04-23
Brandt unblock Wales unblocks Brandt, then reverses himself
2007-04-23
Britannica Encyclopædia Britannica promoted to featured article
2007-04-16
Danny Danny Wool regains adminship in controversial RFA
2007-04-09
AMA debate Association of Members' Advocates' deletion debate yields no consensus
2007-04-09
Wikipedia poll Poll finds people think Wikipedia "somewhat reliable"
2007-04-02
Errors and publicity Wikipedia biographical errors attract more attention
2007-04-02
AMA nominated for deletion Association of Members' Advocates nominated for deletion
2007-04-02
Peppers pickle Peppers article stays deleted
2007-02-26
Fuzzy suit Pro golfer sues over libelous statements
2007-02-26
Google again In US, half of Wikipedia traffic comes from Google
2007-02-19
Failing Essay questions Wikipedia's success: Abort, Retry, Fail?
2007-02-19
More government editing US government agencies discovered editing
2007-02-12
Microsoft's Wikipedia standards Microsoft approach to improving articles opens can of worms
2007-01-29
Court citations Court decisions citing Wikipedia proliferate
2007-01-29
Nofollow Wikipedia modifies handling of "nofollow" tag
2007-01-22
Cascading protection Cascading protection feature added
2007-01-15
Press plagiarism Another newspaper columnist found to have plagiarized Wikipedia
2007-01-08
Content manipulation Blogs track attempts to manipulate articles
2007-01-08
Experanza Esperanza organization disbanded after deletion discussion
2007-01-02
GNAA Trolling organization's article deleted
2006-12-11
Seigenthaler revisited The Seigenthaler incident: One year later
2006-12-04
International split Wikipedia wins award in one country, reported blocked in another
2006-12-04
Name usage Group apologizes for using Wikipedia name in online arts fundraiser
2006-11-27
Contest winners Military history dominates writing contest
2006-11-20
Visitors outside US Report identifies Wikipedia as a leader in non-US traffic
2006-11-13
Search and Wikipedia Blogger studies Wikipedia appearance in search results
2006-11-06
Intellipedia Intelligence wiki receives media attention
2006-11-06
Wikipedia valuation Hypothetical valuation of Wikipedia scrutinized
2006-10-30
Plagiarism cleanup Work underway to purge plagiarized text from articles
2006-10-30
Landis strategy Floyd Landis adopts "the Wikipedia defense" as appeal strategy
2006-10-16
Copyright $100 million copyright fund stems discussion
2006-10-16
More CSD New speedy deletion criteria added
2006-10-02
Citizendium "Citizendium" project aims to rival Wikipedia
2006-09-18
Congress again Politician's staff criticizes Wikipedia after being caught editing it
2006-08-21
Wikiversity Wikiversity officially announced by Wales
2006-08-07
Baseball biographies False death information survives for a month in baseball biographies
2006-08-07
Atlantic Monthly Early history of Wikipedia reviewed
2006-08-07
Skutt suit School files suit against anonymous user(s)
2006-07-24
Country blocking Another country reportedly blocks Wikipedia
2006-07-24
Self-deletion Issue of article subjects requesting deletion taken up
2006-07-17
Reuters Reuters tracks evolution of Ken Lay's death on Wikipedia
2006-07-10
More stable versions Creating stable versions using existing software proposed
2006-07-10
Wikipedia cited by the England and Wales High Court Wikipedia cited by the High Court of England and Wales
2006-07-03
Unblock mailing list Unblock requests directed to new mailing list
2006-07-03
Times semi-protection NY Times notices semi-protection policy
2006-06-19
Brad Patrick Foundation hires Brad Patrick as general counsel and interim executive director
2006-06-19
Adam Carr Adam Carr's editing challenged by Australian MPs
2006-06-19
Oversight New revision-hiding feature added
2006-06-05
Indianapolis Star Paper profiles Wales, criticizes Wikipedia business coverage
2006-06-05
External tools New external tools
2006-06-05
Semi-protection Semi-protection tweaks prompt debate over ideals
2006-05-29
Muddying Sandifer Wikipedia administrator investigated after on-wiki dispute
2006-05-29
Templates for deletion Deletion of metadata icons debated
2006-05-22
Statistics Project statistics updated, except for Wikipedia
2006-05-22
Baidu Publicity surrounds Chinese site reusing Wikipedia content
2006-05-15
Rankings update New worldwide rankings show Wikipedia strength outside US
2006-05-08
Honors for Jimbo Assorted honors for Jimmy Wales
2006-05-01
Brilliant prose Campaign manager resigns over Wikipedia edit
2006-05-01
Jay Robert Nash Author threatens to sue, deemed unfit as source
2006-04-24
Persistent hoax Media coverage of Wikipedia hoax results in article
2006-04-17
Focus comparison BBC Focus renews encyclopedia comparisons
2006-04-17
Answers tool Answers.com relationship scrutinized again upon release of tool
2006-04-17
Charity CD Children's charity creates Wikipedia CD
2006-04-10
Bureaucrats Adminship processes debated, two bureaucrats resign
2006-04-03
Community portal Community Portal redesign in progress
2006-03-27
Britannica Britannica responds to Nature
2006-03-27
Politicians citing Wikipedia Politicians move from editing Wikipedia to citing it
2006-03-06
Millionth article English Wikipedia hits one million articles
2006-03-06
E-mail confirmations E-mail confirmation enabled
2006-03-06
Millionth article preparations Wikipedia preparing for millionth article this week
2006-02-27
Userbox warring Userbox arbitration case closes
2006-02-13
Userbox warring Five users de-sysopped by Jimbo Wales
2006-02-06
Politicians and Wikipedia Reactions by politicians continue
2006-02-06
Password security Blank passwords eliminated for security reasons
2006-02-06
Cartoon chaos Controversial cartoon leads to fierce debate
2006-02-06
Errors remedied Errors identified by Nature reportedly all fixed
2006-01-30
Congressional astroturfing U.S. congressional staffers' editing investigated
2006-01-30
Adminship debates Issues surrounding adminship debated
2006-01-23
Wikipedia Day Wikipedia celebrates fifth anniversary
2006-01-16
Tim Ryan dismissed Reporter who plagiarized Wikipedia gets dismissed
2006-01-16
Subjects defend Wikipedia Victims of errors defend Wikipedia
2006-01-16
Louis Braille Google homage sparks work on Braille biography
2006-01-09
Reporter plagiarizes Wikipedia Wikipedia editors expose journalist's plagiarism
2006-01-02
Wiki tools Wiki tools make editing easier
2005-12-26
Semi-protection Semi-protection policy enabled
2005-12-26
Semi-protection Semi-protection policy passes
2005-12-19
Nature study Nature study measures Wikipedia against Britannica
2005-12-19
Media circus Media flurry leads to identifying writer of Seigenthaler "prank"
2005-12-12
Seigenthaler Retired journalist complains about false biography
2005-12-05
Page creation restrictions Article creation restricted to logged-in editors
2005-12-05
DDR copyright Large-scale copyright infringement found on German Wikipedia
2005-12-05
Curry and podcasting Adam Curry challenged when podcasting edits discovered
2005-12-05
New languages Committee proposed to screen new Wikipedia languages
2005-11-28
CC compatibility Creative Commons floats move toward compatibility with GFDL
2005-11-21
Unbanning and mentorship Two users unbanned and assigned mentors
2005-11-14
CheckUser CheckUser granted to five ArbCom members
2005-11-14
Article evaluations Evaluations of articles proliferate
2005-11-14
Tim Starling Day Wikipedia celebrates Tim Starling Day
2005-10-31
Guardian rates articles Selected articles get expert ratings
2005-10-31
Take two Outside discussion of Wikipedia quality goes another round
2005-10-24
Multilingual redirects Replacing old links with multilingual pages debated
2005-10-24
Esperanza election First Esperanza Advisory Committee election concludes
2005-10-24
Checkuser controversy Checkuser proposal causes controversy
2005-10-24
Answers.com partnership Wikipedia extends partnership with Answers.com
2005-10-24
Wikipedia growth Report shows Wikipedia audience growth over past year
2005-10-17
Conflict of interest Edit warrior traced back to airline
2005-10-17
Article quality criticisms Quality of Wikipedia writing questioned
2005-10-10
Speedy copyvios New speedy deletion criteria added
2005-10-03
Esquire article Wikipedia edits Esquire
2005-09-26
Esperanza group New group aims to promote Wiki-Love
2005-09-19
CSD criteria New image CSD criterion added
2005-09-19
New user log New user log created
2005-09-12
Anti-vandal tools New vandalism-fighting tools released
2005-09-12
Vandals resurface Vandals surface again, disrupting Wikipedia
2005-08-29
Roll with the changes Procedural changes this week
2005-08-29
Portal namespace Portal namespace created
2005-08-29
Wikiproject decency vfd VfD spurs controversy, record vote count
2005-08-22
G4 and Jamie Kane Wikipedia for promotional purposes?
2005-08-22
Experimental deletion process 2 New "Experimental Deletion" process started
2005-08-22
Slate vfd watch Slate again generates VfD controversy
2005-08-15
Wales blogs for Lessig Jimmy Wales blogs for Lawrence Lessig
2005-08-08
Hype over no announcement Media hypes Wikimania announcement that wasn't
2005-08-08
Greenlighting Cyrus Farivar Hoax exposé prompts attempt to delete author
2005-08-08
Deletion deletion Deletion of Votes for Deletion shocks system
2005-08-08
Votes for deletion Deletion process gets noticed by media
2005-08-01
Theory of Wikipedia Theoretical underpinnings of Wikipedia explored
2005-07-25
Speedy deletion expansion Criteria for speedy deletion expanded
2005-07-25
Market share report Wikipedia earns top market share for reference sites
2005-07-25
Joke turned rumor Wikipedia-inspired joke turns into blog rumor
2005-07-25
Britannica editorial board Britannica announces new editorial board
2005-07-25
Harry Potter Harry Potter book boiled down for article
2005-07-18
Folksonomy and GNAA Two articles draw crowds on votes for deletion
2005-07-18
Speedy deletion changes proposed New effort to overhaul deletion being voted on
2005-07-11
Mixed blog reactions Wikipedia prompts compliments, analysis, and call to action from blogs
2005-07-11
London bombings article Bombings article tracks breaking news with record editing pace
2005-07-11
Award and press citations Even without London events, Wikipedia draws media coverage, award
2005-07-11
Access, traffic statistics Statistics indicate where Wikipedia is most popular
2005-07-11
Mailing list moderation Mailing list moderation efforts hiked
2005-07-04
Games on Wikipedia Squabble over propriety of games on Wikipedia
2005-07-04
Admin milestones, debate Admin milestones reached, process debated
2005-07-04
University Challenge Wikipedia is answer to TV quiz show question
2005-06-27
Article blocking Blocking users by article pondered after block triggers admin's departure
2005-06-27
Wikitorials and Wikipedia Abortive wikitorial project sparks more debate on Wikipedia's merits
2005-06-20
Podcasting problems Biased editing on podcasting turns into public spat
2005-06-20
100 times 100 100 Wikipedias have 100 articles
2005-06-20
ESA meeting Wikimedia representatives to meet with European Space Agency
2005-06-13
Apple and reputations Apple-Intel fallout both good and bad for Wikipedia
2005-06-13
Wales meets Brockhaus Wales and Brockhaus CEO meet the press together
2005-06-06
Password security Password security upgraded after Slashdot furor
2005-06-06
Lists and rankings Wikipedia named one of 2005's best products
2005-06-06
Vandal fighter Recent changes patrol adds new tools against vandalism
2005-05-30
Substubs and templates Substubs deprecated, templates standardized
2005-05-30
Laotian Rock Rat Rapid response to rock rat revelations
2005-05-30
Wikijunior needs you! Wikijunior project appeals for help
2005-05-23
Traffic growth Traffic growth in US second only to baseball
2005-05-23
Radio show New radio show records pilot episode about Wikipedia
2005-05-23
German scandal Political scandal engulfs German Wikipedia
2005-05-23
Dating system Debate over designation of years yields inconclusive result
2005-05-23
Skanwiki proposal New Norwegian language policy settled
2005-05-16
Other news sources Wikipedia news sources flourish
2005-05-16
Meetings and events Recent meetings and events
2005-05-09
Brockhaus plagiarism suspected Brockhaus plagiarism suspected
2005-05-09
Wikipedia in print Directmedia announces plans to print Wikipedia content
2005-05-02
Writing contest International writing contest results announced
2005-04-25
The Sanger memoirs Larry Sanger publishes memoirs
2005-04-25
Papal scoop New Pope sparks wave of edits to Wikipedia
2005-04-25
Template standardisation Template dispute leads to design contest
2005-04-18
Encarta elaborates Encarta makes subtle digs at Wikipedia
2005-04-18
Andrea Dworkin death Wikipedia breaks the news of Andrea Dworkin's death
2005-04-18
Privacy policy Privacy policy officially adopted
2005-04-11
Encarta editing Microsoft Encarta announces new editing facilities
2005-04-11
DVD releases Media covers German Wikipedia DVD, plans for English
2005-04-11
Dot-org boom Wikimedia Foundation part of "dot-org boom" festival
2005-04-11
Plagiarism and comedy Wikipedia figures in blog's story of student plagiarism
2005-04-04
Wikiwax index Outside sites build more indexes and links to Wikipedia
2005-03-28
Return of stats Wikipedia statistics updated for first time in months
2005-03-28
Prosecution and de-adminship Proposed new processes for prosecution, de-adminship provoke uproar
2005-03-28
Top admin leaves Ta bu shi da yu leaves the building
2005-03-21
Half-million articles Wikipedia reaches milestone with half-million English articles
2005-03-21
Conference and expo Wikipedia represented at tech conference and major computer expo
2005-03-21
CC-Wiki license Creative Commons unveils new license for wikis
2005-03-21
Best or worst Wikipedia described as best or worst of the Web, depending on the source
2005-03-21
Recycling Troll Suspicion of banned user's return prompts block war until Jimbo steps in
2005-03-14
Page moves Page moves restricted as part of fight against vandalism
2005-03-14
Guanaco adminship Reinstatement of adminship requested for Guanaco
2005-03-14
Dispute resolution changes Changes to dispute resolution lead to controversy
2005-03-14
Yahoo anniversary Yahoo! features Wikipedia in its anniversary celebration
2005-03-07
Wikipedia citations Student use of Wikipedia citations debated
2005-03-07
Peer review and FAC Peer review boosts featured article output to new record
2005-03-07
NY Times archive New York Times moving closer to competing on Wikipedia turf
2005-03-07
Gdansk or Danzig Vote on Gdansk/Danzig naming dispute closes
2005-03-07
FOSDEM Jimmy Wales asks for more developers at FOSDEM
2005-03-07
Block war and desysoping Block war leads to group being de-sysoped temporarily
2005-03-07
Vertical search Wikipedia seen as possible competitor in vertical search
2005-02-28
Criticism and reaction Critiques of Wikipedia remain hot topic, both outside and in
2005-02-28
Wired feature Jimmy Wales misses out on Rave Award, settles for magazine article instead
2005-02-21
NPR Significance of Wikipedia growth explored on NPR
2005-02-21
Harvard coverage Wikipedia gets double coverage at Harvard
2005-02-21
Googlepedia column Media speculation and debate about Google and Wikipedia continues
2005-02-21
Gdansk or Danzig New push to resolve Gdansk/Danzig naming dispute
2005-02-21
Wikiportals Subject Wikiportals introduced to the English Wikipedia
2005-02-14
Wikipedia portal redesign Redesign of Wikipedia portal site still being discussed after poll closes
2005-02-14
Misinformation on Wikipedia Wikipedia accused of being source for Washington Post error
2005-02-14
Google hosting Wikimedia Board considers proposal for Google to help host content
2005-02-14
Article hoax Attempt to foist false article on Wikipedia revealed
2005-02-14
Three-revert rule Three-revert rule enforcement practices debated
2005-02-07
Proxies Effort to block proxies via bot aborted
2005-02-07
Main page protection Main page locked down after major vandalism
2005-02-07
Encarta Microsoft challenges Wikipedia with Encarta giveaway
2005-02-07
Advocacy groups Outside groups targeting Wikipedia spur fears about bias
2005-02-07
Webcred conference Blogosphere reacts to Wikipedia after Harvard conference
2005-01-31
Tangshan earthquake Indian Ocean quake inspires collaboration targeting Tangshan
2005-01-31
Policy proposals Enforcement against personal attacks proposed
2005-01-31
Heavy metal umlaut Heavy metal umlaut made into blog movie
2005-01-31
Block wars Administrators fight over two controversial blocks
2005-01-31
Veja Brazilian magazine commits vandalism, writes about it
2005-01-24
Taiwan Encyclopedia Taiwan government models project after Wikipedia
2005-01-24
Speedy deletion expanded Speedy deletion criteria officially expanded
2005-01-24
Rave Awards Jimmy Wales nominated for Rave Award
2005-01-24
Nofollow tag Wikipedia ponders joining search engines in fight against spam
2005-01-24
Mediation Committee Mediation Committee adds members, new chair nominated
2005-01-24
Writing contest International Wikipedia writing contest proposed
2005-01-17
Fvw Fvw granted adminship with record support
2005-01-17
Country infoboxes Template debate engulfs country articles
2005-01-17
Celebrities Policy on celebrity impersonators revisited
2005-01-17
Top 100 Wikipedia moves into top 100 websites
2005-01-10
Speedy deletion Expansion of speedy deletion up for vote
2005-01-10
QuakeAID Wikipedians fight possible earthquake aid scam
2005-01-10
Portal Wikipedia website changed to multilingual portal
2005-01-10
Instapundit Blog sets off edit war, gets itself protected
2005-01-10
Credibility Broadsheets and blogs debate over Wikipedia
2005-01-10
AMA election AMA begins plans for new election
2005-01-10



       

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