Talk:Wikimedia News

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Year-end summary[edit]

Each of the past few years I've added a "little" year-end summary about article and language counts for each Wikimedia project to the end of the December section (as can be seen at the top of Wikimedia News/2017, Wikimedia News/2016, and so forth). I will be doing that again this year; I just haven't gotten the chance to type it all up yet (that is, copy last year's text and update all the numbers). Stand By. - dcljr (talk) 09:03, 2 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Done. - dcljr (talk) 05:27, 3 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you, dcljr, for this summary and all your work on this page over the year(s). :) Quiddity (talk) 18:16, 3 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks also from me! --Antonio1952 (talk) 21:56, 5 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Commons content pages[edit]

I've decided to be bold and remove the note to editors about announcing milestones for Commons' "content pages". We already track and announce file-count milestones for Commons. I see no benefit to announcing content-page-count milestones also, given that (1) the content-page count has actually included files for quite a while now, and (2) despite this fact, the content-page count continues to be paradoxically lower than the count of files (presumably because of the 'link' criterion for article counting, but I'm not 100% sure about that). For the record, Commons just passed 70 million "content pages" today (April 19th), more than a month after passing 70 million files. - dcljr (talk) 00:54, 20 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Chinese Wikipedia reached 1,200,000 articles on May 31[edit]

see zh:WP:A. --悔晚斋 (talk) 12:32, 1 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I writted it. --Tmv (talk) 14:56, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]
OK, but we don't usually announce such milestones (we announce 1M and 1.5M, but not 1.2M). - dcljr (talk) 17:00, 20 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Mark this page for translation[edit]

I request to mark this page and this archive into a translation group, because it can be translated and easily localized into other groups. Thingofme (talk) 14:27, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

I have serious doubts as to whether that would be an improvement. Can you point to a similarly "high-traffic" page on this wiki (i.e., one added to basically every day) that has seen consistent, up-to-date translations maintained over a span of months or years? Also, forgive my ignorance, but what exactly does "localized into other groups" mean? - dcljr (talk) 00:21, 3 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Another example of this is d:Wikidata:News, although someone forgets it. In the past, some translations of this page has done, but it is inactive. Thingofme (talk) 08:09, 16 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Changing date format in tables[edit]

How do people feel about changing the dates in the tables from, e.g., "9 February 2022" to "2022-02-09" (ISO 8601)? I think this would make the tables easier to understand by readers who are not comfortable with the English names of months (and easier to scan even by native English speakers). And I don't think it would introduce any ambiguity, since a date like "2022-02-09" shouldn't realistically be expected to mean "2 September 2022" by anyone. (Even if someone were uncertain about such a date, there would likely be several other dates nearby in the same table that would make it obvious what the correct interpretation should be [e.g., "2022-01-23"].) Opinions? - dcljr (talk) 01:22, 9 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

The whole page is written in English so, in my opinion, the most difficult terms to understand are not the names of the months which, in any case, remain in the text outside the tables. For me, it's fine as it is. --Antonio1952 (talk) 20:03, 10 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Wikimedia News entries[edit]

Does every million page should gain an entry to the Wikimedia News? Because after the 1M mark, new entries are slowed down dramatically. This would only effect Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons with more than 80M entries, but we would mark every million for other wikis, and every ten million with Wikidata and Wikimedia Commons. Thingofme (talk) 02:32, 19 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

We already do every million up to 10M, so you're really asking whether we should keep doing every million from 11M onwards. Thus only the very largest Wikipedias and (I guess) Wiktionaries would be affected by this proposal, and I don't see any of those getting to 11M anytime soon (perhaps not even in the next decade). So at the moment, I see no need to seek consensus about this. Maybe in 2030. [grin] - dcljr (talk) 14:07, 20 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 7 June 2022[edit]

Please add the following — The Sakha Wikipedia has reached 3,000,000 words. Thank you. 17:56, 7 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Yes check.svg Donexaosflux Talk 15:31, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]