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I started editing Wikipedia in 2005. Like many other editors, I got started fixing a typographical error on one of the pages I happened to stumble upon.

Since then, I've seen Wikipedia go from ignored by the media, to criticized by the media, to a cultural phenomenon.

I've seen our number of articles more than triple to almost 3.5 million.

I've seen the public's perception of us change from "that's a cute little project, but it will never work" and "there's no way all that information can be accurate" to a trusted source of knowledge.

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