Profiles

  1. Improving constructed languages: Dietrich Michael Weidmann

    Photo by Dietrich Michael Weidmann, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
  2. 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

  3. Remembering Adrianne Wadewitz

    Photo by Sage Ross, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    “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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Tireless and dedicated: Justin Knapp

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

  7. The new alchemy: turning online harassment into Wikipedia articles on women scientists

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    By day, Emily Temple-Wood is a biology student. By night, she writes Wikipedia articles on women scientists—one for every harassing email she receives.... Read more

  8. Understanding Wikipedians, and narrowing the gaps: Rebecca O’Neill

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    Rebecca O’Neill is helping both to plug gaps in Wikipedia’s coverage of women in art while simultaneously researching why people even want to.... Read more

  9. Looking at Wikidata and the future: Gerard Meijssen

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    Gerard Meijssen is a high-volume contributor to Wikidata and frequently comments on the state of the Wikimedia movement through his personal blog and posts to Wikimedia-l, the community’s mailing list. ... Read more

  10. He wrote the article on the Carolina Panthers: tales from Wikipedia’s NFL editors

    Photo by Jim Bahn, freely licensed under CC BY 2.0.

    These editors toil for hours each week to create and maintain the English Wikipedia’s NFL-related content.... Read more