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Contributors[edit]

Under the contributors section it states that Wales held a study and then states several statistics. The study was held in 2006 and gives a very poor representation of the current Wikipedia eight years later.Lesabre35 (talk) 21:02, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

I'd like to say this is a good point. -- Taku (talk) 12:33, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
Actually there is a para that cites more recent stats regarding contributions; I'm going to merge that to Wales para. -- Taku (talk) 00:35, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
I found an image in the Wikicommons that pretty clearly shows who all has been contributing and what kind of growth the site has undergone. I'd like to move the image of all of those pie charts right by where the study is discussed farther down by the statistics about the different languages that are being posted on, which would make more sense anyways, and replacing it with this image that goes right along with Wales' point.Lesabre35 (talk) 19:31, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

2006 valuation[edit]

The impact section states that the value of WP if it ran ads was estimated at about $580 million. It would be nice to have a 2014 estimated valuation, if one exists.OnBeyondZebrax (talk) 22:27, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

I'm not aware of any stats, but yes that one has to be updated. -- Taku (talk) 01:26, 6 April 2014 (UTC)
I've found a pretty reliable source with an estimation I'd like to add.Lesabre35 (talk) 20:08, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Go ahead and put the estimate. -- Taku (talk) 11:05, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Edit request - WP:PROD[edit]

This article should be deleted - WP:COI violation. 149.254.183.195 (talk) 08:00, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Nice one, anon! 123chess456 (talk) 13:38, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Gender identification by editors[edit]

How accurate are the statistics on gender? When I signed up for an account, it was an optional question, and I didn't commit. I am therefore gender neutral. Has anyone identified the proportion of editors in this category? Pkeets (talk) 16:06, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Too long?[edit]

I'm the only one who feels the article is too long? Sure, it's important to cite statistics, but this feels overdone here; like a chart of articles rated by class: is it so important to cite the number of B-class article in "English Wikipedia"? I think some materials can go to sub-articles. Maybe we should start something like assessment of Wikipedia articles. -- Taku (talk) 00:01, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Commercial[edit]

Since today, we all know it never came true, Id like to add to the text Originally, Bomis intended to make Wikipedia a business for profit. with a reference, namely Jimmy Wales statement on UseMod Wikipedia the 9th of November 2001. Dan Koehl (talk) 13:18, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Nice Job Wikipedia[edit]

Wikipedia has done a great job in establishing an authentic source of information of encyclopedia in all languages that is really un paralleled I have ever seen on the web. Wikipedia no doubt deserves the congratulations from all" readers on reaching around the covered topics. Wikipedia has taken utmost care about the linguistic values that could be thought possible. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Irfan1320 (talkcontribs) 08:09, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

No description of readership[edit]

I think that this article misses a major section: who reads Wikipedia? We could write a decent section base don 2011 Readership Survey. I can take a stab at that, unless anyone points out that I am being blind and missed the part this is described in? (If there are any replies, please WP:ECHO me). --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:06, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Location of servers[edit]

The Rules and laws governing content and editor behavior section says that the majority of Wikipedia's servers are located in Florida. If I understand this [2], the primary data centre has been shifted to Ashburn, Virginia.--SaskatchewanSenator (talk) 06:59, 15 April 2014 (UTC)