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  1. Remembering Khalid Mahmood

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

  2. 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

  3. 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

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

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  5. Inspire Campaign promotes quality and visibility of content across Wikimedia projects

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    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

  6. Tireless and dedicated: Justin Knapp

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

  7. Bringing libraries closer to Wikipedia: Merrilee Proffitt

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    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

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

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

  9. “It’s addicting, editing Wikipedia. It’s just something I love to do”: Paulina Sanchez

    Photograph by Victor Grigas, Wikimedia Foundation, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

    Paulina Sanchez is a biologist, cancer researcher, and writer. When not breaking technological barriers in the area of genome sequencing, she contributes articles on female biologists and organizes events to involve more women with editing Wikipedia.... Read more

  10. “Be bold, be patient and be kind”: Rich Farmbrough

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    Rich Farmbrough, one of the most prolific editors on the English Wikipedia with more than a million edits, talks about his diverse contributions to the site, and gives sound advice for new editors.... Read more