|This article needs additional citations for verification. (October 2013)|
This is a page detailing various records of Wikipedia. Some of them may never be fully known, but it's worth listing the ones we know. Please fill the gaps in, and add your own records (as long as they are sensible)!
- First page: HomePage created on 15 January 2001
- First edit: HomePage on 15 January 2001
- First named user: January 17: First known named user: User:ScottMoonen 
- First featured article: TheCanonofScripture, MathematicalGrouP, and NewZealand, tied on 23:53, January 21, 2001. However, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was first to be featured on the main page, on February 22, 2004
- First Did You Know: Pencil sharpener, posted on February 22, 2004 (created by user:Raul654 on February 15, 2004)
- First Picture of the Day: Virgin River Narrows, Friday May 14, 2004
- Oldest surviving edit (older edits have existed, but have since been lost because of the way UseModWiki worked): UuU (20:08 UTC, 16 January 2001)
- Longest article: List of law clerks of the Supreme Court of the United States (780K as of August 18, 2014)
- Longest article that is not a list: South African labour law (339k as of August 18, 2014); longest article without embedded lists: South African labour law (339k as of August 18, 2014)
- Longest biography article: René Vilatte (294K as of August 18, 2014)
- Longest featured article: Barack Obama (as of August 18, 2014)
- Shortest featured article: How Brown Saw the Baseball Game (as of August 18, 2014)
- Articles with the most references/citations:
- Most references for one sentence: 172 in 21 May 2010 version of Educology.
- Largest article talk page including archives: Talk:Intelligent design (17.1 MB as of 25 January 2014)
- Most archives of a main namespace talk page: Talk:Jesus (123 as of 1 August 2014)
- Most archives of a non-main namespace talk page: Wikipedia talk:Requests for adminship (228 as of 1 August 2014)
- Most archives of a non-main namespace non-talk page: Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents (848 as of 1 August 2014)
- Most successful FA nominations: 101 by Wehwalt (see Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by featured article nominations)
- Most DYK (Did You Know?) articles: 1431 by Dr. Blofeld (see Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of DYKs)
- Most views:
- The most visited page is probably Special:Search, followed by the Main Page and Special:Random.
- The most viewed article of all time is unknown, though http://stats.grok.se/ gives statistics for specific months in more recent years.
- The most visited article on a single day is probably Steve Jobs, which had 7.4 million views on 6 October 2011 and 1.6 million on 7 October. The previous record was probably Michael Jackson, which had 5.9 million views on 26 June 2009. In both cases, the record views were set one day after the subjects' deaths.
- One of the most visited articles on a single day that was not just after the subject's death was 2.5 million views of Sarah Palin, on the day she received the 2008 US Republican Party Vice Presidential nomination.
- Most edited article:
- in main article namespace: George W. Bush
- in any namespace: Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism
- Article edited by the largest number of users:
- Article unedited for the longest time: See WP:Dusty articles
- Article that was stub for longest time: Cannot be determined, because there is no clear definition of how long the text of an article has to be for the article to stop being a stub.
- Most edits to one article in a single day: 7 July 2005 London bombings (2,857 edits in 24 hours; the article was receiving up to 15 edits per minute at some stages)
- Most edits by a user (bot): Cydebot has 4,522,725 edits as of 04:38, 5 August 2013 (UTC).
- Most edits by a user (non-bot): Koavf (1,314,157 edits as of 04:39, 5 August 2014 (UTC))
- Most edits by an IP address: 188.8.131.52 (19,344 edits as of July 5, 2013; the IP address was used by around 300,000 people)
Article with longest title
See the sortable table below for the articles with the longest titles.
Article with shortest title
- There are 36 articles with titles of only one ASCII character in length: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z
- A further 131 articles have titles of a single Unicode character: ¥, À, Ã, È, Ê, Ì, Í, Î, Ï, Ò, Õ, Ú, Û, Ā, Ă, Ć, Ĉ, Ċ, Č, Ď, Ė, Ě, Ĝ, Ğ, Ġ, Ĥ, Ĵ, Ń, Ň, ŉ, Ŕ, Ř, Ś, Ŝ, Ť, Ŭ, Ź, Ż, Ɓ, Ƃ, Ƅ, Ƈ, Ɗ, Ƌ, Ə, Ƒ, Ɨ, Ƙ, Ɯ, Ɲ, Ɵ, Ơ, Ƥ, Ƭ, Ʈ, Ư, Ʊ, Ʋ, Ƴ, Ƹ, Ƽ, Ǧ, Ǩ, Ȋ, Ƞ, Ȥ, Ȧ, Ȳ, ɪ, ּ, ک, ݙ, ݭ, ॰, Ḍ, Ḑ, Ḥ, Ḫ, Ḱ, Ḷ, Ḿ, Ṛ, Ṣ, Ṭ, Ẋ, Ẓ, ẗ, Ẽ, ←, ↑, →, ↓, ∂, ∆, ≡, ≤, ⊿, ✕, ✖, Ⱬ, Ⱳ, ⱺ, 了, 京, 仝, 侍, 內, 兩, 剣, 圓, 属, 我, 晋, 林, 桂, 申, 神, 美, 膾, 蜀, 蝶, 道, 郡, 部, 鄂, 酒, 阝, 餅, 魁, 鲁, Ꞅ
- Page linked to by most other pages: Wikipedia:Sandbox
- Most linked article in main namespace: IP address
- Article with most links:
- Article in most categories: Forced Labour Convention, in 278 categories as of April 25, 2014, when the first 190 articles were international conventions with a category for each member state
- Most categories for a non-convention article: Winston Churchill (116) and Janet Jackson(115)
- Most external links in whole article: Perhaps List of MeSH codes (D02), 2542 external links, all to the same site (April 25, 2014)
- Oldest red link:
- Most linked to image: (4,918,362 pages as of 10 November 2014) (see Special:MostLinkedFiles)
- In May 2014 the disambiguation pages with the largest numbers of entries were:
|Disambiguation page||Number of "May refer to" entries|
|St. Mary's Church||584|
|Communist Party (disambiguation)||569|
- 687 - WikiProject Usability/Main Page
- 600 - Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Default State RFC#Question 1: When a new account is created, should the preference be set to disable VE ("opt-in") or to enable VE ("opt-out")?
- 567 - Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee Elections December 2007/Vote/Newyorkbrad
- 541 - Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee Elections December 2007/Vote/Giano II
- 488 - Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee Elections December 2007/Vote/Raul654
- 424 - Wikipedia:Attribution/Poll
- 403 - Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee Elections December 2007/Vote/Deskana
- 403 - Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee Elections December 2006/Vote/Can't sleep, clown will eat me
- 383 - Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Danny 2
- 358 - Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee Elections December 2007/Vote/Rebecca
- 341 - Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee Elections January 2006/Vote/Fred Bauder
- 327 - Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee Elections December 2007/Vote/FayssalF
- 326 - Wikipedia:Arbitration Committee Elections January 2006/Vote/Mindspillage
- See generally Wikipedia:Times that 200 or more Wikipedians supported something
- Article in largest number of languages (apart from Main Page):
- Featured article on the most different language Wikipedias: Mars (19)
- Featured article in largest number of language Wikipedias but not English: World War II (18)
- Featured article on the highest percentage of different language Wikipedias: The Swimming Hole (exists only in English and German, and is featured on both) (although at the end of 2010, translations into at least three other languages have been made, bringing down the average Featuredness)
- Language with highest percentage of featured articles:
- Fastest-growing language Wikipedia:
- Article with most pictures:
- Picture in most articles:
- First picture: (fill in if found)
- Most edited picture: (fill in if found)
- Oldest picture on record: (many tied at 11:49, 20 July 2002)
- Oldest featured picture: (fill in if found)
- Image sizes:
- Largest:File:N. M. Price - Sir Walter Scott - Guy Mannering - At the Kaim of Derncleugh original scan.png at 94,693,415 bytes
- Smallest File:1px f8fcff.gif at 35 bytes
- Average size (as of February 2012): 229,065 bytes
- Most vandalised article: George W. Bush
- Most vandalised talk page: (fill in if found)
- Longest undetected vandalism in article: Callus corrupted on 2 August 2006, nonsense removed on 14 September 2011 after 5 years, 1 month, 12 days; vandalism recognised and original sense restored on 1 September 2014, 8 years, 0 months, 30 days after vandalism.
- Longest undetected vandalism in media files: File:Burnin' Up Single Cover.JPG, edit made on 25 September 2008, fixed on 20 January 2015; an interval of 6 years, 3 months, 26 days.
- Longest undetected copyvio: Gene Bearden, Added 20 March 2004 (revision deleted), removed 10 September 2012. Total length of time undetected: 8 years, 5 months, 20 days.
- Longest undetected hoax article: Gaius Flavius Antoninus lasted 8 years and 1 month. See Wikipedia:List of hoaxes on Wikipedia
- Most deleted (and reborn) article: Daniel Brandt - 40 times created and deleted.
- Article with most deletion discussions (VfD, AfD and DRV): Gay Nigger Association of America - 41 (deleted, later redone). See Wikipedia:LAME#Lamest deletion wars.
- Longest deleted article: Probability derivations for making low hands in Omaha hold 'em (305 kB), which was transwikied to Wikibooks as a result of this AFD.
Categories and templates
- First category: Category:World War II was created by User:Raul654 at 03:59 on 30 May 2004
- Largest category: Category:Living people. (Of course, Category:Fundamental categories includes almost all articles within its subcategories.)
- First template: Template:Periodic table (oldest surviving - there may be older templates that have been deleted)
- Largest template: Template:Pfam2PDBsum (1.7MB - ouch!)
- 100,000th article: Hastings, New Zealand
- 500,000th article: Forced settlements in the Soviet Union (originally entitled "Involuntary settlements in the Soviet Union")
- Millionth article: Jordanhill railway station
- 2M article: El Hormiguero
- 3M article: Beate Eriksen
- 4M article: Ezbet el-Borg
- 100,000th user: User:Wakmah
- Millionth user: User:Jchriscampbell
- See also Wikipedia:Milestone statistics
- Most linked-to categories
- Most linked-to files
- Most linked-to pages
- Most transcluded pages
- Pages with the most interwikis
- Pages with the most revisions (article pages)
- Long pages (all pages on the project)
- Talk pages by size
- Most-watched pages
- Most-watched pages by namespace
- Most-watched users
- Pages with the most revisions
- Long stubs
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia's oldest articles
- Wikipedia:Picture of the day/May 2004
- "Wikipedia article traffic statistics". October 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
- "Wikipedia article traffic statistics: Michael Jackson". June 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "Wikipedia Article Traffic Jumps". Retrieved January 6, 2014.
- Wikipedia:Database reports/Pages with the most revisions
- Calculated using the MediaWiki API; using a URL like this one
- Schneider, Todd (30 May 2014). "What Is the Longest Disambiguation Page on Wikipedia?". Future Tense. Slate. Retrieved 2 June 2014. Article includes links to a Google spreadsheet of largest 1000 and a .csv file of the whole dataset used