"Force Awakens Changi Airport" by Nikolaevna Romanov, under CC-BY-2.0

Star Wars awakens, but Gone With the Wind remains on top

Daisy Ridley’s scavenging Rey, Adam Driver’s intimidating Kylo Ren, and Harrison Ford’s rogue Han Solo may be packing theaters and tingling the spines of Star Wars fans worldwide, but a Southern belle in a hoop skirt is kicking galactic behind on Wikipedia’s list of all-time highest-grossing movies.

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Image by Володимир Власенко, freely licensed under BY-SA 4.0.

How the first scientific Wikimedia photo contest in Ukraine came together

The 2015 European Science Photo Competition was held in several countries all over Europe in November, and Ukrainian Wikimedians joined the competition.

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Live a year in 4 minutes: Introducing #Edit2015, Wikipedia’s year-in-review video

#Edit2015 captures a tiny portion of the millions of edits that the world made to Wikipedia in 2015.

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Illustration from Twelve Years a Slave (1853), public domain.

Making our pageview data easily accessible

Solomon Northup was the most-visited Wikipedia article on December 12, according to HatNote’s Top 100—a new app that takes advantage of the new pageview API. Illustration from Twelve Years a Slave (1853), public domain. Wikipedia and its sister projects receive more than 16 billion pageviews each month—more than double the…

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Community Digest—collaboration bears fruit in Quebec

A small church in Quebec, now available for free on Wikimedia Commons thanks to an innovative collaboration between Wikipedia, museums, and education. Photo by Champlain Marcil, public domain. Wikimedia Canada, the Gatineau Center at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ Gatineau), and the Université du Québec en Outaouais…

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Wikimedia Highlights, November 2015

Here are highlights from across the Wikimedia movement, as reported on this blog in November 2015: Artificial intelligence service gives Wikipedians ‘X-ray specs’ to see through bad edits; Wikimedia’s Funds Dissemination Committee—how to fairly distribute money in a global movement; Check out these new features and extensions kicked off at Google Summer of Code 2015; and more.

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Maithili Wikipedia turns one year old

Happy first birthday, Maithili Wikipedia. Image from Bijay chaurasia, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. Maithili Wikipedia completed its first year on 6 November 2015. To celebrate, Wikimedians of Nepal and Rajbiraj Wikimedia Community team members have organized an event to facilitate the winners of first Maithili editathon and the…

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Global milestones for November

This month’s milestones include the Kongo Wikipedia, the Polish Wikisource, and Meta-Wiki.

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Documenting Tunis for future generations

The MedinaPedia concept aims to host workshops to improve all aspects of Wikimedia’s coverage on Tunis’ medina, including Wikipedia articles, Wikimedia Commons images, or Wikidata entries.

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News on Wikipedia: Global editing community updates terror articles in real time

As terrorists attacked Paris and Beirut, Wikipedia’s volunteer editors were quick to collaborate and make sense of the confusion. Within hours, they’d crafted thorough and well-sourced overviews of both tragedies across multiple language editions of Wikipedia.

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