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This page is a chronology of events in year 2009 directly related to Wikipedia and Wikipedians, both within Wikipedia and in the whole wide world. Wikipedia events and events in sister projects (Wiktionary, Wikibooks, etc.) are listed as long as they are related to Wikipedia.

Additions to this page must follow certain rules,[1] because it is hoped that in 50 years or so this page will become a valuable source of scholar research.


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Expected/predicted events[edit]




  1. April 19: Establishment of the Audit Subcommittee of the ArbCom (first appointment) whose purpose is to investigate complaints concerning the use of CheckUser and Oversight.


Adminship granted[edit]


See Wikipedia:Former_administrators for all other currently former admins, who were desysopped voluntarily (those who may have been resysopped are no longer listed there).

Death and retirement[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ While formally Wikipedia:Verifiability and others of Wikipedia's content-controlling policies do not apply outside the main namespace, they must be strictly followed here, for the sake of scholarly discipline:
    • The listed event and its date must be mentioned in a wikilinked or externally linked reference. It is advised to consider an external link to a specific version of a Wikipedia page rather than a wikilink, if this page is linked for a critical but volatile piece of information.
    • Credible sources must be used only. Within Wikipedia, Wikipedia Signpost is one of them.
    • Trivial events must be avoided:
      • Random mentioning of Wikipedia belong to WP:MEDIA.
      • Routine Wikipedia activities, such as a promotion of an article to featured state, are generally not listed here, unless such events generate significant buzz outside its normal working scope.
  2. ^ List of 2009 Premiolino winners
  3. ^ "Kennedy, Byrd the Latest Victims of Wikipedia Errors"
  4. ^ In Support of Open Video
  5. ^ "'Wikipedia Revolution' united users on Internet", a baltimore Sun column
  6. ^ Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2009-06-01/News_and_notes
  7. ^ Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2009-06-01/Scientology_arbitration
  8. ^ "Volunteers to put art online for Wikipedia"
  9. ^
  10. ^ Le Masson, Sarah (19 Aug 2009). "Wikipedia launches official iPhone application". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  11. ^ a b c Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2009-10-05/Sockpuppet_scandal
  12. ^ "2009 International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology (IMCSIT)", conference report
  13. ^ "Nagroda im. Jana Łukasiewicza dla ITTI", a Polish Information Processing Society webpage (in Polish)
  14. ^ "OpenMoko Launches WikiReader", a wikimedia blog entry
  15. ^ "Google experiments with new ways to search Wikipedia", A wikimedia blog post by Erik Moeller
  16. ^ Controversial "Wikipedia Forever" fundraiser to start 10 November
  17. ^ de:Wikipedia:Meilensteine
  18. ^ "Books Extension Enabled", Wikipedia Signpost
  19. ^ [1]
  20. ^ The passing of Dick Golembiewski