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Ukrainian Wikipedia reaches 600,000 articles

Outside view This blog post was written by a member of the Wikimedia community and not by an employee of the Wikimedia Foundation. The views expressed are the author’s alone and are not necessarily held by the Foundation or the community as a whole. Methylene blue, one of many redox…

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Content Translation helped create 30,000 new Wikipedia articles this year

Content Translation has helped create 30,000 new Wikipedia articles since the beginning of 2015. In our latest update, we’ve covered some important milestones.

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English Wikipedia surpasses five million articles

With the creation of “Persoonia terminalis”, the English Wikipedia has today surpassed five million articles—and now covers more topics, more perspectives, and more voices than any other knowledge compendium on the planet.

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“My community’s goals drive me”: Tahir Mahmood

Tahir Mahmood recently became the first Urdu Wikipedian to surpass 100,000 edits. He says community-set goals help inspire him to be so dedicated.

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15 million free media files on Wikimedia Commons

On December 4, 2012, Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, hit the 15 million media file milestone. The 15 millionth picture depicts Tropical Depression Seventeen-W, a tropical cyclone that developed during the 1996 Pacific typhoon season, and was created by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The public…

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