Tell us about Danish Wikipedia

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  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interprete. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
Danish Wikipedia is still relative small. I estimate no more than 20 active and regular users on daily basis. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
I would say only native speakers. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
Concentrated around the larger cities, but we have had regular active users from foreign places. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
Quite commons. Some have participated in meetups others meet at off wiki places - e.g. Roskilde Festival 2008 had at least 3. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
Actually not really related languages, mostly English Wikipedia - but only for topics concerning Danish Wikipedia. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
Have translated a few from English, Norwegian and Swedish. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
- and I have been translating from German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish and Norwegian. --Sten 22:56, 5 September 2008 (UTC)

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
No. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?
Facebook :) --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
...And a group! --Lhademmor 18:45, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Your Wikipedia and the linguistic community[edit]

  • Is there a language institution for your language, like an Academy, or a club of people interested in your language? Do you have contact with them?
There is a national council who monitors the language and make dictionaries and such. We have no official contact with these. But at different times we have been in contact with each other for various reasons.
If you're really interested, you might want to look at Dansk Sprognævn.--Sten 22:56, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Who (else) supports you?
Nobody. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • How looks your public outreach for your edition? Do you have flyers, give lectures, trainings etc.?
The Danish language version seems to me rather unknown in a broader perspective. When reaching a round number of articles (e.g. 50.000) we have tried to get attention from media. From time to time Danish Wikipedia is either quoted or talked about in the media. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
Very rarely. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?
Two or three other comprehensive encycopedias. Of course if we go back in time more has been published, but at the moment this seems to be status. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)


  • Does your edition concentrates on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
Topics regarding Denmark are often written about. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?
We have imported text from various PD encyclopedias, which have been digitalized. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)


  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronunciation)?
Sure are. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?
Relatively few problems, but usually the most common form is used. But for certain words it can not be determined what seems most commons. Other times the alternatives are accepted as equals. --EPO 17:41, 28 August 2008 (UTC)