Wikimedia in figures/Wikimedia Commons

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Work in progress notice: (to be extended to all Wikimedia projects, periodical copy to foundation site?)
First attempt at a project fact sheet, static and simple, aimed at the media and the general public (Sue Gardner).

To do: make inner table grid invisible
Wikimedia Commons
Web site
Start date 7 September, 2004 [1]
Languages 1  
Articles 63,000 [2] (Sep 2007)
Media files 2,05 million [3] [4] (Oct 2007)
Views unknown [5]
Edits 568,000 [2] [6] (Jun 2007)
Editors 3997 [2] [7] (Jun 2007)
Administrators 213 [8] [9] (Oct 2007)

The focus of this article is on quantitative data about Wikimedia Commons that appeal to a wider audience.


Growth Figures[edit]

The Wikimedia Commons project retains a full history of all article revisions. For each update is recorded who made it, and when, and what had been changed. This makes it possible to collect a wealth of statistical data, and allows plotting of historical trends.



Most recent statistics
In-Depth Statistics

Wikistats: lots of tables and charts on all wikiversity language projects. Growth of all Wikimedia projects in one concise chart
  1. "Project description". Wikimedia. 
  2. a b c "Wikistats project specific page". Wikimedia. 
  3. "Project main page". Wikimedia. 
  4. pictures, sound files, video files
  5. For many years visitor statistics were not collected due to the large overhead it caused on the servers. Summer 2007 a new project has started to collect these statistics using more efficient sampling techniques. No results are available yet.
  6. Figure does not include media description pages
  7. Editors defined as "Registered contributors who edited at least 10 times since they arrived".
  8. "S23 stats". S23. 
  9. Many regular contributors edit/operate on several language projects (especially administrators), the actual number of unique persons is therefore lower
Wikimedia projects in figures

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