Wikimedia News/2014

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December 2014[edit]

  • Wikipedia ends the year with approximately 34,127,197 articles in 287 languages (plus 1 language wiki with 0 articles), which constitutes a 12% increase in articles over the past year.
  • Wiktionary ends the year with approximately 21,922,592 entries in 152 languages (plus 20 language wikis with 0 entries), which constitutes a 19% increase in entries over the past year.
  • Wikiquote ends the year with approximately 176,743 content pages in 89 languages, which constitutes a 7% increase in content pages over the past year.
  • Wikibooks ends the year with approximately 201,779 book modules in 119 languages (plus 3 language wikis with 0 book modules), which constitutes a 6% increase in book modules over the past year.
  • Wikisource ends the year with approximately 4,149,391 text units in 165 languages (comprising 4,128,447 units in 65 individual language wikis and an additional 20,944 units in 105 languages at the Multiligual Wikisource — 5 languages have content in both places), which constitutes a 1% increase in text units over the past year.
  • Wikinews ends the year with approximately 214,355 articles in 33 languages, which constitutes a 4% increase in articles over the past year.
  • Wikiversity ends the year with approximately 69,724 learning modules in 63 languages (comprising 67,049 modules in 15 separate language wikis and an additional 2,675 modules in 63 languages at the Wikiversity Beta — all languages with a dedicated wiki also have some modules at Beta), which constitutes a 9% increase in learning modules over the past year.
  • Wikivoyage ends the year with approximately 76,311 articles in 17 languages, which constitutes a 16% increase in articles over the past year.
  • Wikimedia Commons ends the year with approximately 24,270,999 media files and 117,986 gallery pages, which constitutes a 23% increase in media files and a 4% increase in gallery pages over the past year.
  • Wikispecies ends the year with approximately 412,990 content pages, which constitutes a 7% increase in content pages over the past year.
  • Wikidata ends the year with approximately 12,957,136 items, which constitutes a 7% decrease in items over the past year (possibly partially due to a faulty item count last year).
  • Wikimedia Incubator ends the year with approximately 77,902 content pages across 600 test wikis in 494 different languages (including any test wikis that have been opened but are currently empty), which constitutes a 35% increase in content pages over the past year (along with 20 more test wikis and 9 more languages).
  • There were a total of 4 new main content wikis created in 2014 (Maithili Wikipedia, Oriya Wikisource, Persian Wikivoyage, and Chinese Wikivoyage), far fewer than the 14 created in 2013 (8 of which were Wikivoyages).
Note: The page counts listed above are based on stats collected between 00:09:52 and 00:14:22 UTC on 2015-01-01 (Multilingual Wikisource, Wikiversity Beta, and Incubator language counts were collected about an hour later). 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 Multilingual Wikisource has reached 20,000 text units, as an IP editor has created a couple thousand Uzbek pages that look like (non-trivial) dictionary entries.
  • The Latin Wikisource has reached 10,000 registered users.
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  • The Sindhi Wikipedia has reached 500 articles, as an editor has been adding dozens of one-sentence stubs.
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November 2014[edit]

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  • The Maithili Wikipedia has reached 500 articles.
  • The Arabic Wikisource has reached 60,000 text units, as a bot continues to import texts; the number of text units has more than doubled in the last 4 days.
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  • The Uzbek Wiktionary has reached 60,000 entries, as a bot has been adding thousands of entries for Russian words.
  • The Maithili Wikipedia, first created on November 6th, is open for editing now that the content (including 491 articles) has been imported from the Wikimedia Incubator.
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October 2014[edit]

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  • The Urdu Wikiquote has reached 1,000 total pages, as an admin adds several "MediaWiki:" namespace messages.
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  • The Novial Wikipedia has fallen below 2,000 articles, in a purge of hundreds of stubs by a local administrator.
  • The German Wikiversity has reached 10,000 learning modules, two years almost to the day after reaching 5,000.
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  • The Urdu Wikipedia has reached 60,000 articles.
  • A new interwiki prefix, sulutil:, has been added to the interwiki table (now this prefix can be used from any Wikimedia wiki, not just here at Meta).
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  • The Bulgarian Wiktionary has reached 10,000 registered users.
  • Wikidata is back under 15,000,000 entries (currently at 12,572,779), losing about 20% of its entry count in the last 24 hours, apparently the result of recalculating the on-wiki statistics.
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  • The Japanese Wikinews is back up to 1,000 articles, after falling from a high of over 3,200 articles down to below 1,000 in late August, apparently due to a recalculation of on-wiki statistics.
  • The Aromanian Wikipedia has reached 1,000 articles.
  • The Outreach wiki has reached 10,000 registered users.
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  • The Uzbek Wiktionary has reached 50,000 entries, as a bot continues to add entries for Russian words.

September 2014[edit]

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  • The Tatar Wiktionary has fallen below 2,000 entries (down to 1,140, a loss of 84% of the content pages), presumably the result of recomputing the on-wiki stats (since there have been few recent page deletions).
  • Eleven new prefixes have been added to the Interwiki map, including two for the new Wikimedia Phabricator (phab: and phabricator:), which will eventually replace (Wikimedia's reliance on) Bugzilla, RT, Trello, Mingle, Gerrit, gitblit, Jenkins, and Scrumbugz. (The other 9 new interwiki prefixes are alternatives to existing ones.)
  • The Portuguese Wiktionary has reached 200,000 entries.
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  • The Kurdish Wiktionary has reached 400,000 entries, as a bot has added another 11,000 entries for English words in the last 24 hours.
  • The Latin Wikiquote has reached 100 content pages.
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August 2014[edit]

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  • The Welsh Wikipedia has reached 10,000 uploaded files, with over 1,500 images of book covers having been uploaded by a single user in a 4-hour period.
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  • The Venetian Wiktionary has dropped below 1,000 entries (currently at 721 entries, representing a loss of approximately 45% in the entry count).
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  • The Swedish Wiktionary has reached 400,000 entries, almost two years after it reached 300,000.
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  • The Beta Wikiversity has dropped below 5,000 learning modules (currently at 4,487), after the deletion of more than 25% of the wiki's content pages in the last 24 hours.
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July 2014[edit]

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  • The Bengali Wiktionary is back up to 500 entries, after falling below that level in May 2012 when the on-wiki stats were fixed.
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  • The Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia has reached 200,000 articles, as a bot has created over 5,000 new articles in a 4-hour period.
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The Persian Wikipedia 400,000 commemorative logo.
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  • The Cebuano Wikipedia has reached 1,000,000 articles, becoming the 12th Wikipedia to do so, as a bot continues to create short articles about lifeforms.
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  • The Swedish Wikisource has dropped below 60,000 text units (currently at 59,910); the wiki has been steadily losing content pages (but not primarily due to page deletions) since December 2013, when it was over 62,600.
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  • The Hausa Wikipedia has reached 1,000 articles, more than doubling the number of articles in the last 24 hours, as a user adds hundreds of single-line stubs.
  • The Norwegian (Bokmål) Wikipedia has reached 1,000,000 total pages.
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June 2014[edit]

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  • The MediaWiki wiki is back up to 15,000 content pages after falling below that level back in March 2013.
  • The Maori Wiktionary has reached 1,000 total pages.
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The Vietnamese Wikipedia 1,000,000 commemorative logo.
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  • The Zamboanga Chavacano Wikipedia is back up to 2,000 articles, after dropping far below that level last year in a massive purge of bot-created stubs.
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May 2014[edit]

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  • Wikidata has reached 15,000,000 items (excluding deleted and non-existent items).
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April 2014[edit]

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  • The Urdu Wikipedia has reached 50,000 articles, as a bot continues to create thousands of articles per day (although human users are also creating new articles at the same time).
  • The Wikimedia Incubator has reached 1,000,000 registered users.
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  • The Greek Wikipedia has reached 10,000 uploaded files.
  • The Fiji Hindi Wikipedia has dropped to 6,470 articles, after a massive purge undertaken by several global sysops removes 43% of the wiki's purported articles in the last 24 hours.
  • The Oriya Wiktionary has reached 5,000 entries, as a bot continues to import articles.
  • The Somali Wiktionary has reached 1,000 entries, as anonymous (IP) editors continue to expand the wiki.
  • The shorter interwiki prefix "c:" can now be used to link to Wikimedia Commons.
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  • The Yiddish Wiktionary has fallen from 39 administrators to 6, as stewards have (apparently) begun acting on a new policy that removes advanced rights from long-time inactive accounts on smaller wikis.
  • The Hindi Wiktionary has reached 10,000 entries, as several hundred problematic entries undergo minor "cleanup", including being tagged with templates, making them now count as content pages.
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  • The Oriya Wiktionary has reached 2,000 entries with the continued importing of new entries.
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  • The Tuvan Wikipedia has reached 1,000 registered users.
  • The Oriya Wiktionary has reached 1,000 entries with the importing of almost 200 new entries in the last 24 hours.
  • The Somali Wiktionary has reached 500 entries with the addition of about 100 new entries by an anonymous editor in the last 24 hours.
  • The Arabic Wikibooks has reached 1,000 book modules.
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March 2014[edit]

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  • The Gujarati Wikisource has proofread 50 books. As OCR is not available for Gujarati these were transcribed entirely manually.
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  • The Xhosa Wikipedia has reached 200 articles, with the creation of dozens of microstubs each consisting of just one or two images (and a stub template).
  • The Serbo-Croatian Wiktionary has reached 800,000 entries.
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  • The Serbo-Croatian Wiktionary has reached 300,000 entries, with an additional 53,000 bot-created entries in the last 24 hours.
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  • The Serbo-Croatian Wiktionary has reached 150,000 entries, as a bot has created over 57,000 new entries in the last 24 hours.
  • The Min Nan Wikisource has reached 1,000 total pages, as a bot-assisted user has created several hundred new pages in the content namespace that do not count as articles (no wikilinks).
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February 2014[edit]

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  • The Georgian Wikibooks has reached 500 book modules, with the creation in the last few weeks of dozens of stub "placeholders" for future cookbooks.
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  • The Uzbek Wiktionary has reached 20,000 entries, as IP edits add over 2,000 new entries over the last month (with no new entries added by registered users in the same time period).
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January 2014[edit]

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  • The Chinese Wikivoyage is now open for editing.
  • The Cherokee Wikipedia has reached 500 articles, with the addition of just over a dozen highly suspicious microstubs in the last few hours.
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