The Signpost archives
The Signpost archives contain a record of all of the major news and events on the English Wikipedia and in the Wikimedia movement more broadly, stretching back more than a decade of weekly publications to our founding in early 2005. As such we have by far the most complete archive of Wikipedia history available, one of strong interest to anyone interested in exploring the Wikimedia movement past and present. To facilitate this we index our past writing and expose it for recall in four different ways.
- To search within our archives the search parameter defaults to
prefix:Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/20. To search only articles from 2010 on, use
prefix:Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/201, or do a similar addition for articles before 2010; to search articles within a specific year, use that year, for instance,
prefix:Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2010. See also below.
- By default words are searched separately. To indicate that two words separated by a space need to be searched as one—for instance,
Wikimedia Foundation—use quotation marks,
" ", so in this case,
- Search can be a powerful tool when used effectively. For a full list of possible refinements see Help:Searching. For a more technical explanation see Help:CirrusSearch.
All of our irregular features are organized via desks, and all of our desks contain automatically-updated indices of previous publications under that desk. For lists of publications by desk refer to the "Desks" link in the side-bar.