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#1 2007-09-08 17:17:25

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Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

Wikipedia has nearly 2 Million Articles!

1,998,597 right now.


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#2 2007-09-08 18:02:39

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

Wow ... that certainly is an amazing achievement! But Wikipedia has some useless spam on it, however. I once saw a page with nothing but 'asdfadgdaga' all over it.

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#3 2007-09-08 18:27:36

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

Pages like that are very rare and are quickly eradicated. Wikipedia is amazing, bringing knowledge to the masses.

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#4 2007-09-09 00:25:44

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

And it is free for anyone to edit, I must say it's convenient yet inconvenient.


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#5 2007-09-09 00:31:06

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

landof+ wrote:

And it is free for anyone to edit, I must say it's convenient yet inconvenient.

Also usable, yet unusable.

Just gone 2,000,430


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#6 2007-09-09 00:44:21

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

Wow.... Are you talking about the whole wiki or just the EN version?


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#7 2007-09-09 09:17:32

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

English one! Now at 2,001,110


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#8 2007-09-13 14:40:14

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

2  0 0 7  5 7 9  now!!  wikipedia.org
I like reading wikipedia.  The index is fun to use:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Quick_index
And the random article is neat too!


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#9 2007-09-13 15:18:35

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

That is a handy index for browsing!

Does anyone know how to see a list of newest articles?


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#10 2007-09-15 12:40:07

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

2,010,345 articles now
it seems to change every minute
i absolutely hate the fact that wikipedia is blasted for the fact that it can easily be changed
i mean they correct incorrect edits very quickly
especially those that are clearly wrong
and those that are very subtle eventually get fixed

i mean if they are gonna blast it for something make it viable
like the fact that it is very biased
for exampple
only the creators of organization write the info abou ttheir own organization
so it bound to be biased and exagerated
this can be appliued to bands, organizations, gov groups, biographies, etc
and ppl usuallyd dont mess with that stuff
cuz they dont know anythign about them
and ppl usually dont mess with that
cuz the ppl who mess with wikipedia info are usually immature kids who are doing hist reports
and usually hist info gets messed up
not tusff for organizations and groups

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#11 2007-09-15 20:14:51

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

because it's free and many millions come to it to read stuff.


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#12 2007-09-16 00:29:39

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

Yea...
But it can be really useful to students like me. All my research materials come from wikipedia.

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#13 2007-09-16 18:48:33

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

Maybe this??  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T:DYK
(template:Did you know)  posts new articles, might be all done by hand, not automated?


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#14 2007-09-21 10:50:18

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

Wikipedia knows all! It knows all the opinions of everyone everywhere who has delusions that they have the smallest inkling of knowledge about a subject; thus a master and able to pass their views off as compelte and utter true fact that is not argueable or changable at any time! YAY WIKIPEDIA!


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#15 2007-09-21 11:16:36

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

Anyone any idea with Microsoft's Encycropedia? (if miss-spelled, sorry)


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#16 2007-09-21 11:25:36

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

Microsoft's Encyclopedia will be even worse. It'll be like Wikipedia, but with Microsoft propaganda. "Mac drags. Buy Windows instead"


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#17 2007-09-21 22:37:51

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_creation/2007-01-23#INFINITE_0.9_.3C.3E_1

Anthony.R.Brown has made it to Wikipedia.

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#18 2007-09-21 23:25:29

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

How DID you find that ????


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#19 2007-09-21 23:37:33

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

Interesting.


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#20 2007-09-22 01:39:10

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

MathsIsFun wrote:

How DID you find that ????

I don't know sometimes ... it's amazing what you can find on Wikipedia.

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#21 2007-10-04 09:10:24

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

i realy wonder about what really makes an article legitimte (excuse my spelling) for wikipedia
i mean
there are those ppl who post biographies of themselvs
which is kinda not awesome
but what really makes an artcle legit???
there was once an artice that i found that was of an organiztion
which was kind of lgit
but it was also very unorganized
but then it got deleted quickly

so back to my first question

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#22 2007-10-04 09:31:46

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Math_Is_Fun

Last edited by shocamefromebay (2007-10-04 09:32:21)

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#23 2007-10-05 03:05:14

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

Nice link, shocamefromebay!


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#24 2007-10-05 09:05:22

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

shocamefromebay wrote:

i realy wonder about what really makes an article legitimte (excuse my spelling) for wikipedia
i mean
there are those ppl who post biographies of themselvs
which is kinda not awesome
but what really makes an artcle legit???
there was once an artice that i found that was of an organiztion
which was kind of lgit
but it was also very unorganized
but then it got deleted quickly

so back to my first question

there are loooots of rules/guidelines at wikipedia, on how to write articles.. start here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Contributing_to_Wikipedia


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#25 2007-10-06 09:19:02

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Re: Wikipedia 2 Million Articles

ganesh wrote:

Nice link, shocamefromebay!

thanks
i really wonder how wikipedia people make money
i dont find any ads on their articles
and they have TONS of articles
and so many other things on it
i really wonder where they get their paychecks from

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