Profiles

  1. Seeing great potential in the Sindhi Wikipedia: Mehtab Ahmed

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    Mehtab Ahmed believes in using Wikipedia to educate masses in their native language.... Read more

  2. By writing for Wikipedia, students learn more than a “traditional test”: Luz María Silva

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    In Professor Luz María Silva’s classroom, students can opt to write a Wikipedia article in lieu of a midterm exam.... Read more

  3. Why I proofread poetry at Wikisource

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    Poetry: “it is the stuff of the soul; it speaks to the body, the mind, and the spirit alike.” Sonja Bohm worked for years to get all of Florence Earle Coates’ poetry online, and now proofreads poetry on the English Wikisource, the free library. We asked why.... Read more

  4. Why I write about battleships

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    Nate Ott has written hundreds of Wikipedia articles about German warships, including every major ship from the 1860s to World War II. We asked why.... Read more

  5. Improving the constructed language of Esperanto: Dietrich Michael Weidmann

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  6. These editors spent one year writing Charlie Chaplin’s Wikipedia article

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    “I’ll tell you one thing: it’s essential to have a passionate interest in the subject if you’re going to take on an article like this.”... Read more

  7. Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz

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    “Men can be a champion for women. I know that, for example, a lot of feminists have said ‘no they can’t,’ that that’s not a good thing, that actually women should be the people championing women’s own causes. But I don’t think that there should be such a division. There should be people arguing for women, right, not just women arguing for women and men arguing for men... Read more

  8. He reaches across continents: editing the Urdu Wikipedia from the Czech Republic

    A Czech contributor is helping to build the Urdu Wikipedia, the national language of Pakistan and six states in India.... Read more

  9. Making Filipino voices be heard: Josh Lim

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    Lim started with national anthems and now has over 25,000 edits to his name.... Read more

  10. Tireless and dedicated: Justin Knapp

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    Profiling a tireless and dedicated American Wikipedian from Indianapolis, Indiana.... Read more