Tell us about Polish Wikipedia

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Polish Wikipedia[edit]



  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
    • About 100 long-term, recognized contributors. Roo72 09:06, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • On the other hand, media reported about 400 of them, don't know who gave them such data. I would agree with Roo on the die-hard editor count, and would add the 300 as editors who are not die-hards, but write too often to be called "temporary". Wojciech Pędzich Talk 09:12, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?

Other Wikipedias[edit]

  • Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
    • A lot of articles are translated verbatim from en Wiki, there is a project called "Translation of the month" that coordinates translating featured articles from other Wikipedias. Roo72 09:06, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Some users are also editing German Wikipedia and they bring us news an ideas from it. --Nux (talk) 10:11, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • Yes, we have good contacts with German and Czech wikimedians (wikipedians) Przykuta 20:23, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Organization and support[edit]

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?

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?
    • pl:Rada Języka Polskiego, not directly but they have a mailing list where they answer questions about the Polish language and its intricacies and a few questions were asked by Polish Wikipedians. Roo72 09:06, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Who (else) supports you?
    • Polish taxpayers can direct 1% of their income tax towards a registered "public benefit organization", "Stowarzyszenie Wikimedia Polska" is such an organization and last financial year it has receive PLN140.000 (around $60,000). Roo72 09:29, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have flyers, give lectures, trainings etc.?
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
    • Quite a lot, especially since we started "report an error" feature, there is a link on every page that let's a casual reader to report a mistake. Roo72 09:06, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?
    • There is a well-established encyclopedia by a long-term academic material publisher en:Polish Scientific Publishers PWN - probably the most recognised. There are also online encyclopedias run by a few major portals and a whole bunch of special-purpose encyclopaedias and almanachs of the Larousse king, most of which are Polish adaptations of such international titles. Wojciech Pędzich Talk 09:15, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Does your edition concentrates on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
    • Don't think so, but we have quite a strong historical, biographical and military "sections". Roo72 09:06, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?
    • Yes, we can copy texts from other sites, which agree to use their texts under GFDL. So, we use older (PD) encyclopedias too. Przykuta 20:35, 18 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronounciation)?
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?

See also[edit]