Talk:List of Wikimedia projects by size

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Cool! I like. Makes a change from adding up the numbers using pencil and paper. GeorgeStepanek 07:36, 9 March 2006 (UTC)


"Nostalgia (closed) at" <-- I am doing some historical research. If there is anyone who understands how to track the history of Wikipedia articles (example) back to their earliest creation, please contact me. --JWSurf 15:26, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

IP problem[edit]

I have made a big problem. Please forgive me. To sysops, please revert this and update it for me. Thank you! 02:45, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

It is not the size of the wave...[edit]

... but the motion in the ocean of data... with how much this thing is growing, how is it possible to manage these pages effectively? It seems a bit clunky to me with large datasets. Dsgncr8or 02:55, 5 September 2006 (UTC)

'Good' / 'Total'[edit]

Can someone explain exactly what these mean? 06:56, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Totals Good are actual articles with content; total includes redirects. Koavf 21:13, 14 September 2006 (UTC)
The totals also include talk pages, project pages, image description pages, templates, and so on. So "good" is supposed to be a better indicator of how developed the project actually is. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 05:18, 15 September 2006 (UTC)

Difference in numbers...[edit]

So this table tops off at 725. The CheckUsage tool on Commons comes back with "736 wikis searched". Are there 11 projects that are missing from this table? EVula // talk // // 05:02, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Yes. There are Wikimedia Projects that have Statistics Pages with restricted access to Admins, Sysops and Bureaucrats only. RobiH 06:11, 27 May 2008 (UTC)

The table is broken[edit]

Items of type 'wikiversity' in the table are coloured white instead of the colour shown in the key at the top.

Seeing as this is done by a script I don't know how (if it's even possible for me, which I doubt) to fix it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Diggsey (talk)

The generated text is emitting "background: white", so I think it needs to be fixed by the generator.
Thanks for spotting this error.
John Vandenberg 00:07, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
This is not the only problem. Special pages names should be updated as well. (Imagelist --> FileList, Recentchanges --> RecentChanges) May be also remove the last column to reduce the size of the generated wikitext. --Meno25 10:43, 20 October 2009 (UTC)
I am the one who generates the code, i did not notice this before but it has now been added as a task to be fixed soon. Mutante 14:58, 21 November 2009 (UTC) [1]
Fixed the color and the Special page names. Mutante 19:45, 6 March 2010 (UTC)


The coloured boxes in the "type"-column should have a kind of blind or readable text (specifying the project's name), so that there is also given a sortability according to the projet types. It says, the table is created and maintained automatically, so I didn't add that feature on my own without asking. It would be kind if the bot is adapted accordingly if necessary. Regards, Carbenium 23:24, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

User / Active User[edit]

What's a user and active user? Does user include every single IP?--Prosfilaes 05:43, 18 January 2011 (UTC)


Wikivoyage's current 14 language versions needs to be added to the list. JamesA (talk) 06:13, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Temporary inconsistencies in counts[edit]

Attention, the table takes data from mutante's wikistats which fetches it from the equivalent of Special:Statistics, which is not refreshed regularly and can be wrong. See also mw:Manual:Article count and mw:Manual:updateArticleCount.php.

In particular, current count is about 25k articles above reality, as reported by Wikistats and confirmed by database queries.[2] The error is almost certainly lower or negligible on most other wikis, where import is not used indiscriminately.

In "serious" occasions, always use wikistats numbers. --Nemo 21:28, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

That should be mostly fixed now. See Article counts revisited for a detailed report. --Nemo 06:04, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

No updates any more?[edit]

Seems like the table is not going to be updated? It's a pity... --Al Silonov (talk) 10:18, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

You can update it: it just takes a copy (new version) and paste. --Nemo 06:03, 7 July 2015 (UTC)