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Looking at Wikidata and the future: Gerard Meijssen

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.

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

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

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WikipediansSpeak: Odia Wikisourcer shares her journey and goals

As part of the WikimediansSpeak interview series, Odia Wikisource’s most active contributor Pankajmala Sarangi shares her ideas about growing the community.

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Content Translation tool has now been used for 50,000 articles

Last year around this time, we announced the arrival of a new tool that evolved out of an experiment aimed at making the editing process easier for our users. The tool in question—Content Translation—has been used by more than 11,000 editors across 289 Wikipedias to create more than 50,000 new articles.

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MIT’s Pantheon explores historical culture with Wikipedia

Who is, scientifically, the most famous person in your home town? A new research project might be able to tell you.

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Wikimedia Highlights, December 2015

Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in December 2015: Wikipedia celebrates 15 years of free knowledge; Fifteen years ago, Wikipedia was a very different place: Magnus Manske; Making our pageview data easily accessible; and more.

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Community digest: Urdu Wikipedia reaches 100,000 articles

On December 29, 2015, the Urdu Wikipedia community achieved a major milestone with a new article on the tiger shark.

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Updated: the story of Wikipedia and libraries is being rewritten around the world this week with #1Lib1Ref

The libraries community has a huge number of opportunities to help solve gaps on Wikipedia.

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Fifteen years ago, Wikipedia was a very different place: Magnus Manske

Magnus Manske, a Wikipedia contributor since 2001, was born and went to university in Cologne, Germany. The city’s famed cathedral is pictured here. Photo by Thomas Wolf, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 Germany. Update, January 25: today is Magnus Manske Day. On this day in 2002, Wikipedia switched over…

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Who edits Wikipedia?

Wikimedia Argentina has released a documentary film about their community to celebrate the fifteenth birthday of Wikipedia.

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