Why I series

  1. From Sesame Street to Maya Angelou, this Wikipedian digs deeper

    Christine Meyer, better known to Wikipedians as FigureSkatingFan, has worked on many of the English Wikipedia’s articles about Sesame Street. We asked why.... Read more

  2. Why I write about Star Trek

    David Fuchs has written multiple articles about Star Trek on the English Wikipedia. We asked why.... Read more

  3. Why I write about Michał Heller, cosmologist and priest

    Philosopher and physicist Michał (Michael) Heller has a voice that substantively contributes to some of the major public debates of our time. This is why I wrote about him on Wikipedia.... Read more

  4. Why I was the Visiting Wikimedian at Wikimedia Germany

    David Saroyan is the Project Manager of Wikimedia Armenia. Through Wikimedia Germany’s Visiting Wikimedian program, he helped plan the 2017 Wikimedia Conference, held earlier this year in Berlin.... Read more

  5. Why, after twelve years, I still write about hurricanes and tropical cyclones on Wikipedia

    Andrew Hink was convinced that he would be a meteorologist. Billy Joel changed those plans, but Hink’s interest in weather never disappeared.... Read more

  6. Why I spend my Sundays photographing Kolkata

    When I go out almost every Sunday to shoot various places in and around my city, people often ask me why I do it. I tell that that I am just trying to illustrate the reference they use every day—Wikipedia.... Read more

  7. Why I periodically write about the elements on Wikipedia

    Elements are the building blocks that, when combined, constitute the full diversity of chemistry. That’s why I write about them on Wikipedia.... Read more

  8. The road not taken: Why I write about horses on Wikipedia

    The “horse bug,” however contracted, is incurable and lifelong. It might even be genetic: my father, my grandfather, and my great-grandfather all worked with horses. In any case, I have it. And that is why I write Wikipedia articles about horses. ... Read more

  9. Why I wrote 100 articles in 100 days about inspiring Jewish women

    Maor Malul participated in the #100wikidays challenge, creating 56 articles in Spanish, 21 in Portuguese, 13 in Ladino and 10 in English. Here, he talks about this experience and what made him move on to #100WikiCommonsdays shortly afterwards.... Read more

  10. Why I write about dinosaurs (and other extinct creatures)

    FunkMonk has written 31 “featured” articles on Wikipedia, including Giganotosaurus, Ankylosaurus, dodos, and passenger pigeons. We asked why.... Read more