Wikimedia News/2012

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December 2012[edit]

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  • As 2012 draws to a close, there are about 24,092,500 Wikipedia articles in 284 languages.
  • The Interlingue Wikipedia has reached 2,000 articles.
  • The Javanese Wiktionary has reached 2,000 entries, 1,000 total pages, and 10,000 page edits, as a bot continues to import thousands of entries.
  • The Fijian Wiktionary has reached 100,000 page edits.
  • The Turkmen Wiktionary has reached 1,000 registered users.
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  • The Uzbek Wiktionary has reached 5,000 entries and 10,000 total pages, with the addition of over 5,000 more Turkish entries.
  • Wikidata has reached 1,000,000 total pages according to on-wiki statistics, raising the interesting question of how the wiki could have reached one million entries 2 days before reaching one million total pages.
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  • The Uzbek Wiktionary has reached 2,000 entries, 1,000 total pages, and 10,000 page edits, with the addition of over 4,500 entries for Turkish words in the last 24 hours.
  • The Zulu Wiktionary has reached 1,000 registered users.
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  • The Spanish Wiktionary has reached 100,000 entries.
  • The Kyrgyz Wikipedia has reached 20,000 articles about 7 weeks after reaching 15,000, as a bot continues to import thousands of stubs.
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November 2012[edit]

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  • The Spanish Wiktionary has reached 90,000 entries, after several thousand entries were added by anonymous editors over the last few days.
  • Wikidata has reached 100,000 total pages.
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  • Wikidata has reached 500,000 page edits.
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  • The Uzbek Wikipedia has reached 50,000 articles.
  • Wikidata has reached 20 administrators.
  • There are now Wikivoyages in English, German, Italian, Dutch, French, Swedish, and Russian.
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The Chinese Wikipedia's 600K commemorative logo
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October 2012[edit]

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  • Wikidata has been officially opened for editing.
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  • The Indonesian Wikipedia has reached 200,000 articles after a bot added thousands of articles about schools in Indonesia.
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  • The Lezgian Wikipedia has reached 1,000 articles.
  • The Arabic Wikipedia has reached 200,000 articles, after a bot imported about 2,000 articles.
  • The Pashto Wiktionary has reached 1,000 entries, increasing by 50% in the last 24 hours, as a few users have been adding hundreds of entries with definitions in English.
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  • The Kyrgyz Wikipedia has reached 15,000 articles, one month after reaching 10,000.
  • The Fijian Wiktionary has reached 30,000 entries, as a bot doubles the size of the wiki in one day.
  • The Samoan Wiktionary has reached 5,000 entries, as the same bot more than triples the size of the wiki in one day.
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  • The Pashto Wiktionary has reached 500 entries (of dubious quality), after dropping to 200 when its article count was corrected in May 2012.
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September 2012[edit]

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Vietnamese Wikipedia logo variant to celebrate the 500,000-article milestone
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  • The Malagasy Wiktionary has reached 1,800,000 entries, as a bot has been adding several thousand entries per day to the wiki.
  • The Azerbaijani Wikipedia has reached 90,000 articles, about 13 months after reaching 80,000.
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  • The Swedish Wiktionary has reached 300,000 entries, as a bot adds over 22,000 entries, mostly for different forms of Swedish verbs and adjectives, over the last 24 hours; the same bot added at least that number of entries, mostly for different forms of English nouns (plurals, possessives, and plural possessives), over the 20 hour period before that, with the result that the wiki's article count has increased by about 18% in the last 2 days.
  • The Gagauz Wikipedia has reached 2,000 articles.
  • The Galician Wikiquote has reached 1,000 registered users.

August 2012[edit]

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  • The Greek Wiktionary has reached 400,000 entries, after a bot imports almost 5,000 entries (from where?) over a 50 hour period.
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  • The Northern Sotho Wikipedia has reached 10,000 page edits.
  • The Nynorsk Wiktionary has reached 10,000 total pages and 10,000 entries, as a bot adds thousands of entries for country names in different languages.
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July 2012[edit]

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  • The Faroese Wiktionary has reached 1,000 registered users.
  • The Samoan Wiktionary has reached 1,000 entries (and has also passed 1,000 total pages, and continues to grow as this item is being posted), as a bot adds over 1,000 short English entries in the last 4.5 hours.
  • The Min Nan Wiktionary has reached 10,000 total pages.
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June 2012[edit]

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  • The Pashto Wiktionary has reached 10,000 total pages (having had several hundred entries with definitions only in English added in the last week).
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  • The Picard Wikipedia has reached 2,000 articles.
  • The Swedish Wiktionary has reached 200,000 entries with the addition by bot of about 5,000 entries in the last 24 hours.
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May 2012[edit]

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April 2012[edit]

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  • Wikipedia has reached a total of 2,000,000 uploaded files across all 285 language wikis.
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March 2012[edit]

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30M edits (again) in pl wiki
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February 2012[edit]

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  • The Polish Wikisource has reached 30,000 text units, less than 3 months after reaching 20,000.
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The Chinese Wikipedia's 400K commemorative logo
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January 2012[edit]

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  • The Sanskrit Wiktionary has reached 200 entries with the addition of over a dozen entries all apparently meaning "sun".
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  • The English Wikipedia was blacked out for 24 hours in protest of the proposed U.S. laws SOPA and PIPA. Several other projects ran banners in support.
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The Vietnamese Wikipedia 250K commemorative and the Lunar New Year logo.
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