English Wikipedia


January 21, 2022

English Wikipedia The English language version of the Wikipedia encyclopedia is now, with about 6.4 million articles, the oldest and largest edition of all Wikipedia languages. This version was launched on January 15, 2001, and reached more than 880,000 articles in November 2005. In 2007, a quarter of all articles in all Wikipedias were in English. In October 2015, when the text of the English Wikipedia articles was compressed, it had a volume of 11.5 GB.


English Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001. The history of the number of its articles is as follows: In November 2005 (November / December 2005) reached more than 880,000 articles. On March 1, 2006, it reached 1 million articles. On September 9, 2007 (September 18, 2007) reached 2 million articles. On August 13, 2008 (August 22, 2008) reached 2.5 million articles. On August 21, 2009 (August 30, 2009) reached 3 million articles. On December 13, 2010 (December 13, 2010) reached 3.5 million articles. On July 13, 2012 (July 23, 2012) reached 4 million articles. On April 25, 2014 (May 25, 2014) reached 4.5 million articles. On September 1, 2015 (November 4, 2015) reached 5 million articles. As of January 23, 2020, it reached 6 million articles. The English Wikipedia has 42,899,098 registered users, 1,061 admins, and 6,440 as of January 18, 2022 Has an article. Challenges and Problems One of the debates about English Wikipedia is which national language should be used. The biggest nominees, however, are: American English and English Criteria Many suggestions have been made by the editors; From standardizing a language according to a dialect to creating a directory for an English Wikipedia project. Although the actual policy is to use the various dialects of this language only for articles related to its speakers (for example, Canadian English for Canadian-related topics), other dialects are also allowed to participate, as long as one dialect. Fixed to be observed throughout the text. Transfer to the screen A startup called "Catalog" saved all 16 GB of English-language Wikipedia on a single disk.

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