Wikimedia News/2013

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December 2013[edit]

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  • Wikipedia ends the year with approximately 30,505,618 articles in 286 languages (plus 1 language wiki with 0 articles).
  • Wiktionary ends the year with approximately 18,450,606 entries in 152 languages (plus 20 language wikis with 0 entries).
  • Wikiquote ends the year with approximately 164,874 content pages in 89 languages.
  • Wikibooks ends the year with approximately 189,703 book modules in 118 languages (plus 3 language wikis with 0 book modules).
  • Wikisource ends the year with approximately 4,101,214 text units in 165 languages (comprising 4,085,928 units in 64 individual language wikis and an additional 15,286 units in 105 languages at the Multiligual Wikisource — 4 languages have content in both places).
  • Wikinews ends the year with approximately 206,243 articles in 33 languages.
  • Wikiversity ends the year with approximately 64,152 learning modules in 63 languages (comprising 58,050 modules in 15 separate language wikis and an additional 6,102 modules in 63 languages at the Wikiversity Beta — all languages with a dedicated wiki also have content at Beta).
  • Wikivoyage ends the year with approximately 66,026 articles in 15 languages.
  • Wikimedia Commons ends the year with approximately 19,797,836 media files and 113,826 gallery pages.
  • Wikispecies ends the year with approximately 386,086 content pages.
  • Wikidata ends the year with approximately 13,863,500 items.
  • Wikimedia Incubator ends the year with approximately 57,871 content pages across 580 test wikis in 485 different languages (including any test wikis that have been opened but are currently empty).
Note: The counts listed here are based (mostly) on stats collected between 2013-12-31T23:59:49 and 2014-01-01T00:03:08 UTC; some counts have been estimated from stats collected within one day before and after this time period. Language counts include closed wikis, and count "Simple English" as a separate language when such a wiki exists within a project.
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  • The Shona Wikipedia has reached 2,000 articles with the creation of hundreds of micro-stubs about cities.
  • The Dutch Wiktionary has reached 300,000 entries.
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The Armenian Wikipedia 100,000 commemorative logo.
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November 2013[edit]

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  • The Spanish Wiktionary has reached 400,000 entries, as a bot has just created thousands of new entries in a matter of minutes.
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  • The Romanian Wiktionary has reached 90,000 entries, right on schedule, as a bot continues to add thousands of entries per day.
  • The Kurdish Wikibooks has reached 1,000 registered users.

October 2013[edit]

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  • The Romanian Wiktionary has reached 80,000 entries, as the same bot continues to add entries.
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September 2013[edit]

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  • The Cebuano Wikipedia has reached 800,000 articles, as a bot continues to add stubs about life forms.
  • The Minangkabau Wikipedia has reached 200,000 articles, as the mass stub creation continues with the topic of insects. There have been 190,000 articles added to the wiki in the last week.
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  • The Basque Wikipedia has reached 4,000,000 edits, with 152,768 articles and 373,849 pages.
  • The Waray-Waray Wikipedia has reached 800,000 articles, as a bot continues to add stubs about life forms.
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August 2013[edit]

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  • Wikivoyage has reached 4,000,000 edits across all languages.
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The Czech Wiktionary 50,000 commemorative logo.
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  • The Tamil Wikipedia has reached 10,000 uploaded files.
  • The Cherokee Wiktionary has reached 50,000 entries; the wiki now has almost 200 times as many entries as it had just 4 days ago.
  • The Spanish Wiktionary has reached 200,000 entries, as a bot adds over 50,000 entries in the last 25 hours.
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  • The Cherokee Wiktionary has reached 10,000 total pages and 15,000 entries, as the bot moves on to entries in several non-English languages.
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  • The Armenian Wikipedia has reached 60,000 articles, as a bot continues to add thousands of short articles about places in Ukraine.
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July 2013[edit]

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  • The Wikimania 2013 wiki has reached 500 content pages.
  • The Tatar Wikipedia has reached 50,000 articles, as a bot continues to add thousands of short articles to the wiki (currently working through named craters on planets of our solar system).
  • The Russian Wikiversity has reached 3,000 learning modules.
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  • The Bulgarian Wikipedia has reached 150,000 articles.
  • The Waray-Waray Wikipedia has reached 1,000,000 total pages and 500,000 articles, as a bot continues to add thousands of short articles about, of course, life forms (still working through the insects).
  • The Pashto Wiktionary has reached 20,000 entries.
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  • The French Wikinews has reached 500,000 page edits.
  • The Vietnamese Wikipedia has reached 800,000 articles, as a bot adds thousands of short articles about Angiosperms.
  • The Cebuano Wikipedia has reached 1,000,000 total pages, as a bot adds thousands of short articles, talk page comments, and categories related to insects.
  • The Urdu Wikipedia has reached 1,000,000 page edits.
  • The Slovenian Wikisource has reached 10,000 text units.
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  • The Greek Wikipedia has reached 90,000 articles.
  • The MediaWiki wiki is back up to 100,000 total pages, after dropping significantly below that level back in March 2013.
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June 2013[edit]

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  • The Waray-Waray Wikipedia has reached 400,000 articles, as a bot continues to add (what else?) thousands of short articles about life forms (currently working through the order of insects called Orthoptera).
  • The Swati Wiktionary has reached 1,000 registered users.
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The Swedish Wikipedia 1,000,000 commemorative logo.
  • The Swedish Wikipedia has reached 1,000,000 articles, as the bot has started again to add thousands of stubs about species of insects. There are now 8 Wikipedias with more than 1,000,000 articles.
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The Czech Wikiquote 5,000 commemorative logo.
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Vietnamese Wikipedia logo for 750k milestone
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  • The Vietnamese Wikipedia has reached 700,000 articles, as a bot continues to add thousands of short articles about species of flowering plants.
  • The Serbian Wikinews has reached 75,000 articles.
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  • The Vietnamese Wikipedia has reached 600,000 articles, as a bot adds thousands of short articles about species of flowering plants.
  • The Polish Wikivoyage has reached 1,000 registered users.
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May 2013[edit]

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  • Continuing its long, steady fall from a high of over 60,000 "articles" back in December 2012, the Aromanian Wikipedia has just fallen below 500 articles; the wiki is currently at 498 articles.
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The Czech Wikisource 20k commemorative logo.
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  • The article count of the Vietnamese Wikibooks seems to have been fixed (somehow), causing the wiki to fall from 6,956 to 881 book modules.
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  • The Greek Wikivoyage opens its doors (and has already reached 2,000 page edits).
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The Spanish Wikipedia's 1M commemorative logo.
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April 2013[edit]

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  • The Aromanian Wikipedia continues to shrink as administrators delete "no-content" articles created by bots; it has now fallen to 1,883 articles, having lost another 33% of its (purported) article count in the last 24 hours.

March 2013[edit]

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  • The Piedmontese Wikipedia has reached 10,000 registered users.
  • The Swedish Wikipedia has reached 900,000 articles, five weeks after reaching 800,000, as a bot continues to create thousands of short articles about life forms (currently working its way through the katydids).
  • The Venetian Wikipedia has reached 10,000 articles.
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  • The Aromanian Wikipedia has lost 46% of its (purported) articles in the last 7 hours, as a local administrator continues to delete thousands of "no-content" pages; the wiki currently stands at around 13,500 articles, but is still shrinking.
  • The Tatar Wikipedia has reached 30,000 articles, as a bot has added about 2,300 articles about rivers in Russia.
  • The Wu Wikipedia has lost 40% of its articles, as a local administrator deletes a couple thousand "year" stubs; the wiki currently stands at just over 3,000 articles.
  • The Japanese Wiktionary has reached 90,000 entries.
  • The Finnish Wikiversity has reached 500 learning modules.
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  • The Waray-Waray Wikipedia has reached 200,000 articles, as a bot adds thousands of short articles about life forms; it is currently working its way through the class of crustaceans called Malacostraca.
  • The English Wiktionary has reached 1,000,000 registered users.
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February 2013[edit]

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  • The Tatar Wikipedia has reached 20,000 articles, as a bot adds a couple thousand short articles about rivers in Russia.
  • The Lingala Wiktionary has reached 500 entries and 1,000 total pages, as a bot adds several hundred entries for Malagasy words.
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Wikipedia's 25 million total articles
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300k logo of Persian Wikipedia
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  • The Assamese Wikisource has reached 500 text units.
  • Wikidata has reached 4,000,000 content pages.
  • A week after its creation as a separate wiki, the Polish Wikivoyage is finally open for editing by anyone, with content imported from the Incubator and Wikitravel (via JamGuides).
  • The English Wikisource has reached 900,000 text units, almost 7 months after reaching 800,000.
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  • The Malagasy Wikipedia has reached 600,000 page edits.
  • The Cebuano Wikipedia has reached 150,000 articles, one week after reaching 100,000, as a bot continues to create thousands of articles per day for different species; the bot is now working through the order Decapoda.
  • The Kurdish Wikiquote has reached 1,000 total pages and 10,000 page edits.
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January 2013[edit]

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  • The Malagasy Wiktionary has reached 2,000 registered users.
  • The Cebuano Wikipedia has reached 80,000 articles, as a bot continues to create thousands of short articles about different life forms; currently it's working its way through the annelids; the article count has grown by 60% in the last 10 days.
  • The Georgian Wikipedia has reached 70,000 articles, also adding thousands of articles about different life forms.
  • The Finnish Wiktionary has reached 10,000 registered users.
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  • The Cebuano Wikipedia has reached 60,000 articles, as a bot continues to add thousands of short articles about different species.
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1-million logo of Italian Wikipedia
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Javanese Wiktionary tagline using Javanese script: ꦧꦲꦸꦱ​ꦱ꧀ꦠꦿ​ꦧꦺꦧ​ꦱ꧀
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  • The Javanese Wiktionary has reached 5,000 entries and 10,000 total pages, incorporating text from a 1939 Javanese dictionary.
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