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"If we create 1000 pages a month, we will be able to hit 100,000 pages in only 8 years."--Jimbo Wales, 2001

To-do list[edit]

  1. Wu Sangui: Copyedit
  2. Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute: Trim excessive detail, NPOV

Comparison of Encyclopaedia Britannica and Wikipedia[edit]

Encyclopaedia Britannica (print) Encyclopaedia Britannica (online) English Wikipedia
First edition 6 December 1768 1994 25 January 2001
Contributors 4,411 29,835,859 (plus IPs)
Articles ~40,000 ~120,000 5,316,623
Editions 15 866,007,638
Word count 44,000,000 55,000,000 3,180,000,000
Cost >$1,000 (used print edition) $70 per year (subscription)

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Last updated 2010; subsequently went

out of print

Unknown 1.43 seconds ago,

on average

Open-source No Partially; all edits must be approved Yes

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eo-1 Ĉi tiu uzanto povas komuniki per baza nivelo de Esperanto.
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2,400+This user has made more than 2,400 contributions to Wikipedia.
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EW0This user has not experienced any edit wars and does not wish to be involved in any.
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Crystal Clear app kalarm.svgThis user loves deadlines. He loves the whooshing sound they make as they go by.
Nuvola apps cookie.svgThis user's WikiBirthday is 1 November 2015.
Wikipedia svg logo.svgThis user believes that anyone who thinks Wikipedia is an unreliable source should continue their quest to find a better website.
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This user thinks Wikipedia is better than Encyclopædia Britannica.
54% Approximately 54% of this user's total edits have been mainspace edits.
14This user's favorite number is 14.
40.pxThis user is highly... um... What's that word again?