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Eureka! A new visual interface for specialized searches

With over five million articles, finding the exact Wikipedia article you want can sometimes feel like you’re searching for the proverbial needle in the haystack. That’s why if you go and search the world’s largest encyclopedia, you will see a new interface that provides several common search terms. No longer will people looking for their….

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Hello, my name is ________: Searching for names is not always straightforward

Names can be surprisingly complicated. What you think of as “your name” is probably a constellation of variations on a theme—possibly with a few random bits and bobs mixed in for good measure. Names that travel across cultures, languages, or writing systems cause all sorts of additional complications.

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"We keep the servers going … and much more": Recent highlights from our Technology department

Running the servers is only a fraction of the technical and community work that the Wikimedia Foundation's Technology department does every day. Here's who we are, along with a few snapshots of our work.