English Wikipedia

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The English Wikipedia is the English-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia.wikipedia
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Wikipedia

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The English Wikipedia is the English-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
With at least articles, the English Wikipedia is the largest of the more than 290 Wikipedia encyclopedias.

The Signpost

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Community-produced news publications include The Signpost.
The Signpost (formerly The Wikipedia Signpost ) is the English Wikipedia's online newspaper.

Dutch Wikipedia

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These features include verified revisions from the German Wikipedia (dewiki) and town population-lookup templates from the Dutch Wikipedia (nlwiki).
It was the fourth Wikipedia edition to exceed 1 million articles, after the English, German and French editions.

German Wikipedia

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Founded in March 2001, it is the second-oldest, after the English Wikipedia, and with articles, at present (2019) the fourth-largest edition of Wikipedia by number of articles, behind the English Wikipedia and the mostly bot-generated Swedish Wikipedia and Cebuano Wikipedia.

Simple English Wikipedia

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The Simple English Wikipedia is a variation in which most of the articles use only basic English vocabulary.
It is one of five Wikipedias written in an Anglic language, the others being the English Wikipedia, the Pitkern-Norfuk Wikipedia, the Scots Wikipedia, and the Old English Wikipedia, though the last is largely unintelligible to speakers of the modern language.

Jimmy Wales

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The committee was created by Jimmy Wales on 4 December 2003 as an extension of the decision-making power he had formerly held as owner of the site.
In late 2005, Wales edited his own biographical entry on the English Wikipedia.

Chinese Wikipedia

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There has been a [[Chinese Wikipedia#Automatic conversion between traditional and simplified Chinese characters|similar issue in the Chinese-language Wikipedia]] concerning regional differences in writing.
Just as English Wikipedia tends to be more detailed in western-related topics, the Chinese Wikipedia has very detailed descriptions of China-related topics.

Outline of Wikipedia

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The newspaper reports on Wikipedia events including Arbitration Committee rulings, Wikimedia Foundation issues, and other Wikipedia-related projects.
It has more than 48 million articles ( in English) written collaboratively by volunteers around the world.

Wikipedia community

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It is managed by the Wikipedia community and is published online weekly.
The English Wikipedia, the largest language edition, as of January 2020 had editors who have performed an edit in the last 30 days ("active users"), and an unknown number of contributors without an account.

Wikipedia administrators

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The publication was founded in January 2005 by Wikipedia administrator and later Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, Michael Snow.
As of January 2020, there are administrators on the English Wikipedia.

Arbitration Committee

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The newspaper reports on Wikipedia events including Arbitration Committee rulings, Wikimedia Foundation issues, and other Wikipedia-related projects.
The first project to use an arbitration committee, and the most widely covered of these, is the English Wikipedia.

Wikimedia Foundation

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The publication was founded in January 2005 by Wikipedia administrator and later Chair of the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, Michael Snow. Many of the most active participants in the Wikimedia Foundation, and the developers of the MediaWiki software that powers Wikipedia, are English users.
In February 2017, an op-ed published by The Signpost, English Wikipedia online newspaper, titled Wikipedia has Cancer produced a heated debate both in the Wikipedian community and the wider public.

MediaWiki

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Many of the most active participants in the Wikimedia Foundation, and the developers of the MediaWiki software that powers Wikipedia, are English users.

Protests against SOPA and PIPA

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The move to a formal protest was initiated when some websites, including Reddit and the English Wikipedia, considered temporarily closing their content and redirecting users to a message opposing the proposed legislation.

Reliability of Wikipedia

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The reliability of Wikipedia (predominantly of the English-language edition) has frequently been questioned and often assessed.

The New York Times

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It has garnered generally positive reception from media publications including The New York Times, The Register, Nonprofit Quarterly, and Heise Online.
In 2017 "The New York Times" was among the ten most cited sources in the English Wikipedia.

WikiProject

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A "WikiProject" is a group of contributors who want to work together as a team to improve Wikipedia.
The English Wikipedia currently has over 2,000 WikiProjects, with varying degrees of activity.

English language

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The English Wikipedia is the English-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

List of Wikipedias

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Founded on 15 January 2001, it is the first edition of Wikipedia and, has the most articles of any of the editions.

Gigabyte

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In October 2015, the combined text of the English Wikipedia's articles totalled 11.5 gigabytes when compressed.

Old English

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There is also the Old English (Ænglisc/Anglo-Saxon) Wikipedia (angwiki).

Dispute resolution

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the sorting of short "stub" articles into sub-categories, dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation and arbitration,

Wikimedia Commons

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Although the English Wikipedia stores images and audio files, as well as text files, many of the images have been moved to Wikimedia Commons with the same name, as passed-through files.

Fair use

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However, the English Wikipedia also has fair-use images and audio/video files (with copyright restrictions), most of which are not allowed on Commons.

First language

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As the largest Wikipedia edition, and because English is such a widely used language, the English Wikipedia draws many users and editors whose native language is not English.