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What are the most-edited articles through Wikipedia’s history?

The data will surprise you: Spears near Hitler, creationism alongside feminism, wrestling versus Jesus, and more.

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Wikipedia statistics show that 2015 was the year of the movie

2015 was the year of the movie on Wikipedia, with eight film-related articles in the top 25—and one climbing all the way up to No. 3 in the last two months of the year.

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Top 20 most-edited pages on Wikipedia in 2015

Death, pop culture, current events ... and one person writing about the Juneau Icefield.

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Wikimedia IEG program will fund fourteen community-led projects

We are excited to announce the successful grantees from round two of the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2015 Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program. Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) provide funding to individuals and small teams to take on projects with potential for online impact and that advance the Wikimedia Foundation’s mission and strategic priorities. These projects can take….

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Artificial intelligence service “ORES” gives Wikipedians X-ray specs to see through bad edits

When anyone can edit any page of one of the biggest websites in the world, how can you evaluate all those changes? A Wikimedia Foundation research scientist and a team of volunteers has developed an artificial intelligence service to handle some of the highest-volume crowdsourcing issues on the internet.

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Engaging women to narrow the gender gap: Andrea Kleiman

Since 2011, Kleiman has contributed tens of thousands of edits and arranged workshops for women in Argentina and Uruguay.

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News on Wikipedia: Editors document Kansas City Royals’ World Series win

This week, the Kansas City Royals defeated the New York Mets to claim their first World Series in thirty years—and Wikipedia's editors were quick to react to the news.

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Should I pay for a Wikipedia article?

At the end of August, volunteer editors on the English Wikipedia blocked 381 user accounts for so-called “black hat” editing—or more specifically, undisclosed paid advocacy. As the Wikimedia Foundation’s blog post defined it, undisclosed paid advocacy is “the practice of accepting or charging money to promote external interests on Wikipedia without revealing their affiliation, in violation of….

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The first smile and photobomb ever photographed

Six months of work at the National Library of Wales is already showing great benefits.

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Writing an open-access encyclopedia in a closed-access world

On Friday, Elsevier, one of the world’s largest academic publishers, announced its recent partnership with the Wikipedia Library—a program that helps editors access reliable sources to improve Wikipedia. The collaboration gave 45 ScienceDirect accounts to Wikipedia volunteers, to use the database’s scholarly literature for research when writing and editing the encyclopedia. The announcement led to….