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About the Signpost

The Signpost is a community-written and edited newspaper that covers stories, events, and reports related to the English Wikipedia, its sister projects, and the Wikimedia Foundation. A new issue is published each week, and you can subscribe via talk page delivery (also on sister projects), RSS, and template transclusion. We also have social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

We are an independent publication that is not affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation, the organization responsible for running the various Wikimedia projects. The opinions expressed in Signpost articles are those of their authors alone, and may not reflect the opinion of the Foundation.

Unlike most Wikipedia pages, Signpost articles carry a byline to indicate the person responsible for what often amounts to original reporting. However, post-publication edits such as grammatical and spelling corrections to articles are welcome. Our newsroom is for the development of stories among contributing editors. Anyone can contribute articles; suggestions and news tips from the wider community are welcomed at the newsroom's suggestions page.

The first issue of the Signpost was published on 10 January 2005. Michael Snow served as editor-in-chief from the paper's beginnings until August 2005, when he was followed by Ral315 through December 2008. Ragesoss was the editor from February 2009 until June 2010, and HaeB followed until July 2011. After a series of interim editors, The ed17 became the current editor-in-chief in May 2012. The name of the newspaper was The Wikipedia Signpost from its inception to August 2010; it was shortened to the Signpost in August 2010 as a symbol of an expansion in scope beyond the English Wikipedia.

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