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Community digest—Estonians working on a new feedback system for Wikipedia articles

Have you ever felt the need for a more powerful way to comment on Wikipedia articles? WikiComment might be for you.

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Love is strange: ten weird Valentine’s facts from Wikipedia

Roses are red
Divorce is contractual
We’re an encyclopedia
Let’s keep love factual.

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Wikimedia Foundation removes The Diary of Anne Frank due to copyright law requirements

Today, in an unfortunate example of the overreach of the United States’ current copyright law, the Wikimedia Foundation removed the Dutch-language text of The Diary of Anne Frank from Wikisource.

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Super Bowl searches show Wikipedia is the ‘second screen’

Super Bowl 50 ended on Sunday night with the Denver Broncos beating the Carolina Panthers. Our stats show that hundreds of thousands of viewers used Wikipedia as a ‘second screen’ to look up players and teams as the game unfolded.

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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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50 weird Super Bowl facts for 50 Super Bowls

Wikipedia is written and edited by volunteers who combine and hone a crowdsourced view off the mainstream media path; there are many odd nuggets along the way. As we head into Super Bowl 50, take a peek at a quirky factoid for each of the games below.

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What I Learned: Improving the Armenian Wiktionary with the help of students

“Wikicamps” for Armenian students have expanded with Wiktionary.

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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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