It’s always a pleasure watching when projects of the Wikimedia Foundation reach milestones. Three of Wikimedia’s projects have now achieved new and wonderful numbers.
The Hungarian Wikipedia, celebrated 5 years on 8 July 2008 with its 100,000 article, Erdődi Simon, an entry about a Catholic Bishop in the medieval times. This makes the Hungarian project the 21st Wikipedia with over 100,000 articles.
The Japanese Wikipedia has also achieved a remarkable milestone by being host to 500,000 articles, on June 25, 2008, with one of the following articles: フランク・ラザフォード (Frank Rutherford)、国際チャレンジデー (International Challenge Day)、ウエストバージニアの水運 (West Virginia Waterways)、南阿蘇鉄道MT-2000形気動車 (Motorized Rail MT-2000), articles which were created at the same moment the project achieved the milestone. This adds Japanese to the list of 5 Wikipedias with over half a million articles (the other four are English, German, French and Polish).
I’m especially pleased to announce that Wikimedia Commons has uploaded 3 million files, as of July 16, 2008. The three-millionth file is a photo of a subway station in Taipei, uploaded by Singapore Wikimedian Mailer Diablo, especially interesting as the millionth file uploaded in November 2006 was also a Wikimedian in Singapore, Terence Ong.
Cary Bass, Volunteer Coordinator