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This was a pool for predicting the date at which the number of articles (as defined by the official article count presented on the Special:Statistics) in the English Wikipedia would reach 1,000,000 (one million). And Wikipedia reached 1,000,000 on Sunday March 1, 2006 at 23:09 (UTC). This pool opened on December 1st 2004‎, at 23:47, about when the 410,000th article was created. This pool was closed for entries on March 18, 2005. Shortly after the English Wikipedia article count reached 1,000,000. András Mészáros came closest to the actual date, March 1st, 2006, and became the winner (of eternal fame). The correct date was March 1st, 2006. The current number of articles in the English Wikipedia is 5,532,174.

This pool is closed. Any further votes will be reverted.

March 2005[edit]

  • March 16 - an enormous cache of previously overlooked articles will be revealed. silsor 23:12, Mar 15, 2005 (UTC)

September 2005[edit]

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November 2005[edit]

If I could still vote, I would have chosen either the 27th or the 28th—just for the record. Bannus 13:53, 23 Oct 2005 (UTC)

December 2005[edit]

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March 2007[edit]

David Lindgren

April 2007[edit]

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December 2008[edit]

  • 25 December 13:48:18 UTC JIP | Talk 10:55, 25 Feb 2005 (UTC) (note: this was previously added by me when I was still anonymous)

January 2009[edit]

March 2009[edit]

October 2009[edit]

  • 8 October -- Silvermane 23:43, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC) - based on the present growth of about 300 articles per day.

October 2013[edit]

  • October 7 at 17:32 UTC - will be a good 25th birthday present for me. (I was born on October 8, 1988 at 06:32 New Zealand Time.) Scott Gall 01:14, 15 Jan 2005 (UTC)


  • — Kate Turner | Talk 18:38, 2004 Nov 21 (UTC)
  • BrokenSegue 21:07, 13 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Invalid, uninterpretable, and just plain silly guesses[edit]

Moments after article 999,999 is created[edit]

A complex econometric vector autoregression time series trend modeling code was adapted for use in this problem, and 14 simulations were performed on a 1,024 node cluster over a period of 6 months. This was the average result. -- BRIAN0918  22:45, 17 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Midnight of Never[edit]

  • Will there be a miracle? No. 5,532,174 -- Toytoy 01:11, Dec 31, 2004 (UTC)
  • Since 777,777th article the growth will become so fast that every even number of articles will be skipped.

After the Final Conflagration[edit]


Patient centuries have eroded much of the topsoil from the landscape. Loose, charred earth stretches away in every direction.


there simply aren't one million topics in existence. --Alterego 07:29, Mar 18, 2005 (UTC)

  • Isn't this "Never"? -- BRIAN0918  07:34, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Is this where I say that I don't think it means what you think it means? JIP | Talk 07:45, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)
The above is preserved as an archive of the pool. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this page.