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3D Love: This mathematically-defined heart shape is one of the many ways that love is represented on Wikimania sites. By Chiph588, CC0.

Love on the Wikis

How is love covered on Wikipedia and its sister sites?

For Valentine’s Day, we asked Wikimedians to suggest great articles and images about love, in all its forms. Here’s what we found together. Thanks for sharing the love!

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Antique Valentine's Day card, dated 1909. Posted by Chordboard. Public Domain

Help find great wiki articles about love

What is your favorite Wikipedia article (or image) about love? As millions prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’d like to know how love is covered on Wikipedia and its sister projects. Share your favorite wiki articles, pictures, or media about love — from platonic to romantic. We’ll post some of your top picks here on Friday Feb. 13. (…)

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Volunteer editors participate in a Wikimarathon on Spanish scientists at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid, Spain. Photo by Millars, licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

First Wikimarathon on Spanish scientists

Wikimedia Spain held a special edit-a-thon in December 2014, working with six different science and technology museums across Spain. Participants of all ages learned how to edit Wikipedia, making over 700 edits about Spanish scientists and inventors. (…)

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Ukraine Wikipedia Logo 2.0 from Wikimedia Foundation, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Ukrainian Wikipedia celebrates its 11th anniversary

The Ukrainian Wikipedia has grown significantly since it started 11 years ago. In this interview, Wikimedia Ukraine founder Yuri Perohanych discusses how it has changed and the challenges it faces. (…)

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Wikimedia sites can only show this picture of Weimar's Nietzsche Archive because German's 'Freedom of Panorama' law authorizes it. If the building was located in Belgium or France, this would be a copyright infringement.

The Twilight of Copyright, or, How to reform with a hammer

The new European Commission is working on a copyright reform proposal this year. Here’s a report on what this could mean for the Wikimedia movement. (…)

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Here are the top external sites that link to Wikipedia, based on overall link volume for all Wikipedia languages and all top-level domains.
Graph by Gianluca Demartini, CC-BY-SA 4.0.

Who links to Wikipedia?

To learn more about who links to Wikipedia, University of Sheffield researchers analyzed the structure of links that point to Wikipedia pages from external websites. Here’s what they found. (…)

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Rena Takiguchi learned about local politics in Togo on Wikipedia. She's pictured here in the courtyard of the Shitennō-ji temple in Osaka, Japan.
"Shitennoji Temple Photo" by Amivi1, under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Thanking Wikipedia editors for covering local politics in Togo: Rena Takiguchi

Rena Takiguchi, a native of Japan, says that she would have been consumed with worry for her friends in Togo, if it were not for the Wikipedia article about the Togolese presidential election in 2010. She learned more about this event on Wikipedia than from other sources. (…)

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This open badge acknowledges the skills of students and teachers using Wikipedia. Pilot badge by Sara Mörtsell, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

New badges recognize Swedish students and teachers who contribute to Wikipedia

Open badges acknowledge the skills and contributions of students and teachers using Wikipedia, in a new education program led by Wikimedia Sverige. Editing Wikipedia counts as learning! (…)

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Sailors from the US Navy join forces with other volunteers to help Habitat for Humanity build homes for families who lost their houses in the 2003 Southern California Wildfires.US Navy Photo by Johansen Laurel. Public domain.

Civility, Wikipedia, and the conversation on Gamergate

The debates on Wikipedia about the Gamergate controversy have been heated. The Wikimedia Foundation believes inclusion and diversity are essential to achieving the mission of free knowledge, and that civil discourse is key to making that happen. (…)

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A US postmark from Whitby, Virginia confirms that this forgotten coal town once existed.
Postmark is public domain.

Putting forgotten coal towns back on the map: Mark Combs

Mark Combs has been documenting small towns using Wikipedia, so they won’t vanish without a trace. (…)

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