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  1. Digital archivist brings forgotten stories to light on Wikipedia

    Photograph courtesy of Shalor Toncray.

    “There are so many people who have sunk into obscurity and had their stories forgotten. We can’t put all of them on Wikipedia, but we can work on ensuring that we do what we can.”... Read more

  2. A history of the finger, as seen through Wikipedia

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    The finger has become an indelible symbol of contempt in Western culture. One Wikipedia editor took it on himself to document its history on Wikipedia.... Read more

  3. Remembering Khalid Mahmood

    Photo by Khalid Mahmood, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Today marks one year since Khalid Mahmood, a Wikipedia editor and pioneer, passed away after a long illness.... Read more

  4. Why I proofread poetry at Wikisource

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    Poetry: “it is the stuff of the soul; it speaks to the body, the mind, and the spirit alike.” Sonja Bohm worked for years to get all of Florence Earle Coates’ poetry online, and now proofreads poetry on the English Wikisource, the free library. We asked why.... Read more

  5. Why I write about battleships

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    Nate Ott has written hundreds of Wikipedia articles about German warships, including every major ship from the 1860s to World War II. We asked why.... Read more

  6. Improving the constructed language of Esperanto: Dietrich Michael Weidmann

    Photo by Dietrich Michael Weidmann, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
  7. Inspire Campaign promotes quality and visibility of content across Wikimedia projects

    Photo by Michael Gäbler, CC BY-SA 3.0.

    A month-long event, called the Inspire Campaign, focused on developing ideas to improve the way contributors review and curate project has recently concluded. Over 250 people submitted or contributed to 100 ideas during the campaign. Contributors interested in improving the quality and accessibility of Wikimedia content are encouraged to review submitted ideas, make suggestions, and volunteer to h... Read more

  8. Tireless and dedicated: Justin Knapp

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    Profiling a tireless and dedicated American Wikipedian from Indianapolis, Indiana.... Read more

  9. Bringing libraries closer to Wikipedia: Merrilee Proffitt

    Photo by Victor Grigas, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Merrilee Proffitt is on a mission to bring American librarians closer to Wikipedia—a group she thinks is hesitant towards the idea of a community edited encyclopedia.... Read more

  10. When a journalist edits Wikipedia in a famous Argentine opera house

    Photo by Mauricio V. Genta, freely licensed under CC-by-SA 4.0.

    A testimony from an Argentine journalist who participated in an editathon in the Teatro Colón organized by Wikimedia Argentina.... Read more