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This page is mainly about Wikimedia's Etherpad installation. For information about the software in general, see the Wikipedia article w:Etherpad.
Etherpad screenshot. Not the Wikimedia Etherpad

The Wikimedia Foundation's Etherpad installation ( is an "experimental service" for real-time collaboration and text editing. It is frequently used in the Wikimedia movement to document meetings and conference discussions.

Note: the etherpad database is Not suitable for any long-term storage — don't expect important data to stay there — copy it to a wikipage or elsewhere once you have finished collaborating in it.


According to this post to wikitech-l, the old Etherpad was replaced by a new installation of etherpad-lite in 2013. Old pads were archived to, which was removed on Monday, 30 December 2013.

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