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Outdated reliability discussion in lede

The last two paragraphs in this article's lede, which discuss Wikipedia's reliability, are imo outdated. It doesn't seem reasonable to, in 2019, reference a Nature study conducted on Wikipedia in 2005, back when the project was in its infancy. Further, the praise for and criticism of Wikipedia should be referenced with more than just individual examples and primarily with more recent examples. Currently, it basically has a bunch of really old criticism, and then reflects the encyclopedia's improving reputation by just jumping to the instances where other social networks decided to use it for fact checking in the past few years. I hope some editors with the inclination to work on this page will address these issues. - Sdkb (talk) 02:56, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Possible links for expanding

At meta:Wikipedia_20/Media, there are some links on research about Wikipedia that might help us expand this page. See particularly and {{u|Sdkb}}talk 05:02, 19 December 2020 (UTC)


Wikipedia began with its first edit on 15 January 2001, two days after the domain was registered[2] by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Its technological and conceptual underpinnings predate this; the earliest known proposal for an online encyclopedia was made by Rick Gates in 1993,[3] and the concept of a free-as-in-freedom online encyclopedia (as distinct from mere open source)[4] was proposed by Richard Stallman in December 2000.[5] Ravirajkr04 (talk) 14:29, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

  Not done -unsourced. 14:53, 5 January 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 14 January 2021

The logo needs a update as there is new logo with 4 squares the colors yellow with a person and a book and color blue with a computer on the top and the bottom has a red color square with a phone and a green square with a blue puzzle globe (talk) 23:33, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

And your problem is?Crboyer (talk) 23:43, 14 January 2021 (UTC)
Isn't that logo temporary, anyway? Hawksbydesign (talk) 01:26, 15 January 2021 (UTC)
@Hawksbydesign: Yes, though the actual duration is still under discussion at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Duration. -- John of Reading (talk) 11:17, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 15 January 2021

Could someone please correct the spelling of Portuguese in the cartogram depicting the quantity of articles by language? Specifically, "Portugese" should be "Portuguese". As a Portuguese speaker, it is a bit embarrassing to find this on the Wikipedia page on Wikipedia. I'll be happy to fix this if someone explains how it is done. Mgmt1969 (talk) 13:35, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

@Mgmt1969:   Done by downloading the SVG file, editing in Notepad++, and re-uploading it to Commons as a new version. A text editor is good enough for a spelling correction, but anything more would need a proper editor such as Inkscape. -- John of Reading (talk) 15:55, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Small typo in footnote #67

Footnote number 67 - Harrison, Stephen; Benjakob, Ome (January 14, 2021). "Wikipedia is twenty. It's time to start covering it better". Columbia Journalism Review. Retrieved January 15, 2021. - contains a small error, the second author's name, according to the piece is, "Omer" not "Ome" (talk) 12:32, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

Fixed. Thanks for pointing that out. —Bruce1eetalk 12:37, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

WP 20

Happy birthday Wikipedia. It's made possible by the editors; and it is for the readers. We did it together.


This page is a prime target for vandals, I recommend locking it. ESBirdnerd (talk) 13:56, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

@ESBirdnerd: this page already has a level of protection on it. If there is actual vandalism occurring by many people you can request a change at WP:RFPP. — xaosflux Talk 16:13, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Ah ok ESBirdnerd (talk) 16:50, 21 January 2021 (UTC)


I added Recursion to the See Also section. Recursion is when an object is defined in terms of itself, so does the Recursion link fit?

The Epicness9000 (talk) 17:28, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

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