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The Wikimedia movement exists because of the contributions of countless volunteers and other Wikimedians from around the world, people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences contributing to the sum of human knowledge. The sheer magnitude of this global collaboration baffles most outside our movement. Many editors have long contributed independently without much acknowledgement, and some like it that way. For others, love and recognition from peers can go a long way to encourage and uplift. We are here to celebrate the exceptional people of Wikimedia, the pillars of our movement, the puzzle pieces of our ever-expanding universe of knowledge.

Celebrating Wikimedians[edit]

Barnstars are a beloved way of expressing gratitude for each other in the movement, but often without further public attention. We have no shortage of amazing contributors to celebrate and we are dedicating this space to them. WikiCelebrate is an easy, collaborative way to spotlight Wikimedians and their amazing work throughout the year. Each month we will celebrate a different Wikimedian and invite your help in further celebrating them! If you know them, share a great anecdote about your work with them. If there are others we should celebrate, please nominate them. In addition to your love and gratitude of course, the Celebrated Wikimedians will receive a limited edition barnstar, a small gift, and posts on Diff and social media.

We plan on presenting the Wikimedians of the Year in this space as well and will soon create an in memoriam page as we mark the passing of fellow Wikimedia friends and colleagues.

Mea Hanohano[edit]

The word 'wiki' is at the root of our nomenclature. That’s Hawaiian for quick. Honouring this quintessential term, we are calling this section hanohano for honour, distinction, and prestige, and adding mea to create mea hanohano, an honourable person. So, we are here to celebrate honourable Wikimedians of the highest distinction and prestige, Wikimedians of exceptional commitment and contribution.

This month we celebrate...


B20180 is most active on Thai Wikipedia. This project, started in 2003 with an article containing just one word ("ดาราศาสตร์" - astronomy), has grown to 164,621 articles, and 53,995,663 monthly pageviews. Since he joined, almost 15 years ago, B20180 contributed to the growth of this project, by adding 2,905 articles. He writes about many different topics. You can stumble upon his articles, when trying to learn more about Swedish cuisine, shopping, a fighting video game from 1998, female Estonian chess player, tourism in Uruguay or the situation of women in Ukraine. B20180’s contributions bring together both sides of a neverending dispute between cat people and dog people - he did write both about kittens and dogs.

But for B20180 the Wikiworld doesn’t limit to Wikipedia:

"While Wikipedia is the most recognized, Wikimedia hosts various unique projects. As the sole administrator for all Thai siblings projects for over a decade, I wish more people appreciated the diversity and richness of these initiatives".

Among his many edits in siblings projects you can find B20180 adding Japanese and Ukrainian words to Thai Wiktionary, editing templates and pages in Thai Wikisource, adding quotes from sportspeople to Thai Wikiquote and working on Thai Wikibooks. He is also a contributor to Wikimedia Commons, adding photos about sport, monuments of the world, and community events. And if that wasn’t already impressive, there is also a large number of edits in Wikidata!

Read more about B20180!

Nomination box

We would love your input. If there’s an outstanding Wikimedian you know, please...

nominate them!