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- 1 Beginnings
- 2 Articles
- 3 Views
- 4 Edits
- 5 Titles
- 6 Links
- 7 Disambiguation pages
- 8 Consensus participation
- 9 Languages
- 10 Pictures
- 11 Vandalism and deletion
- 12 Categories and templates
- 13 Numbers
- 14 High-use pages
- 15 Database reports
- 16 See also
- 17 References
- First page: HomePage created on 15 January 2001
- First edit: HomePage on 15 January 2001
- First archived named user: User:ScottMoonen on 16 January 2001
- 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 compositions by Franz Schubert (831,531 bytes as of 21 June 2018)
- Longest article that is not a list: 2016–17 Coupe de France Preliminary Rounds (690,191 bytes as of 24 February 2018)
- Longest biography article: Eric Walter Elst (354,626 bytes as of 24 February 2018)
- Longest featured article: Barack Obama (336,362 bytes as of 21 August 2018)
- Shortest featured article: Tropical Depression Ten (2005) (8,730 bytes as of 21 August 2018)
- Articles with the most references/citations:
- That is a list: List of Hillary Clinton presidential campaign non-political endorsements, 2016 has 2304 as of 31 July 2018
- That is a biography: Joseph Stalin has 905 as of 29 August 2018
- That is neither a list nor a biography: Battle of Mosul (2016–2017) has 1000 as of 31 July 2018
- Most references for one sentence: 172 in 21 May 2010 version of Educology.
- Most hatnotes for one article: 13 October 2017 version of Music recording sales certification.
- Longest time an article had no references: Reign. Unreferenced from 19 January 2003 to 9 April 2017.
- Largest article talk page including archives: Talk:Intelligent design (18.8 MB as of 24 February 2018)
- Most archives of a main namespace talk page: Talk:Jesus (131 as of 24 February 2018)
- Most archives of a non-main namespace talk page: Wikipedia talk:Requests for adminship (249 as of 24 February 2018)
- Most archives of a non-main namespace non-talk page: Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents (981 as of 25 April 2018)
- Most successful FA nominations: 169 by Wehwalt (see Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by featured article nominations)
- Most DYK (Did You Know?) articles: 1666 by Dr. Blofeld (see Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of DYKs)
The most viewed pages of Wikipedia's initial years (2001–2007) remain unknown, though the multiyear ranking of most viewed pages gives views for top-100 pages since 2007. In addition, http://stats.grok.se/ gives statistics for specific months in the same years.
- The most visited pages are the Main Page, followed by Special:Search and Special:Random.
- The most visited articles (non-special pages) are Wiki, followed by Facebook and then YouTube. However, the consistent popularity of these articles is due in part to people accidentally typing these site names/URLs into a Wikipedia search box (either in the MediaWiki interface or a web browser) when intending to actually visit the sites themselves.
- The most visited articles that are not about a website are United States, followed by Donald Trump and then Barack Obama.
- The most visited articles that are neither about a website nor pertaining specifically to the United States are India, followed by World War II and then Michael Jackson.
- The most visited page on a single day is always the Main Page, averaging over 23 million views per day as of 2016, far more views than any other page.
- The most visited article (non-special page) on a single day is Steve Jobs, which had 7.4 million views on 6 October 2011 and 1.6 million on 7 October. The previous record was 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.
- The most visited article on a single day that was not just after the subject's death is Donald Trump, which had 6.1 million views on November 9, 2016, the day after he was elected President of the United States.
- Most edited article:
- in any namespace: Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism (1,387,257 edits as of 29 March 2018)
- in Main Article namespace: List of WWE personnel (48,027 edits as of 29 March 2018; see Special:MostRevisions)
- in Talk namespace: Talk:Main Page (140,152 edits as of 29 March 2018)
- in User namespace: User:Cyde/List of candidates for speedy deletion/Subpage (868,556 edits as of 29 March 2018)
- in User Talk namespace: User talk:Jimbo Wales (145,953 edits as of 29 March 2018)
- in Wikipedia namespace: Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism (1,387,257 edits as of 29 March 2018)
- in Wikipedia talk: Wikipedia talk:Did you know (78,727 edits as of 29 March 2018)
- in MediaWiki talk: MediaWiki talk:Spam-blacklist (17,990 edits as of 29 March 2018)
- in Template: Template:AFC statistics (68,248 edits as of 29 March 2018)
- in Template talk: Template talk:Did you know (351,905 edits as of 29 March 2018)
- in Portal: Portal:Current events/Sports (41,619 edits as of 29 March 2018)
- Article edited by the largest number of users:
- Article unedited for the longest time: See WP:Database reports/Forgotten 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 5,121,263 edits as of 08:13, 16 March 2016 (UTC).
- Most edits by a user (non-bot): Ser Amantio di Nicolao (2,590,811 edits as of August 18, 2018)
- Most edits by an IP address: 18.104.22.168 (22,210 edits as of January 27, 2015)
- Largest single contributing edit (non-bot): revision 747382971 of List of named minor planets (numerical) (+2,024,726), edited by Rfassbind.
- Largest article at creation date: List of named minor planets (numerical), 2,024,726 bytes
Article with longest title
See the sortable table below for the articles with the longest titles.
Note: The MediaWiki software used by Wikipedia limits the length of the titles to 255 bytes, thus some titles that would be longer than the ones in the table below are not included. For instance, the full title of When the Pawn... would be 445 bytes.
Article with shortest title
A number of Wikipedia articles have single-character titles.
- 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, Z
- A further 123 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, Ẽ, ←, ↑, →, ↓, ∂, ∆, ≡, ≤, ⊿, ✕, ⱺ, 了, 京, 侍, 內, 兩, 剣, 圓, 晋, 林, 桂, 申, 神, 膾, 蜀, 道, 郡, 部, 鄂, 酒, 阝, 餅, 鲁
- 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: Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, in 286 categories as of 21 February 2018. The 162 top articles are international conventions with a category for each participant.
- Most categories for a non-convention article: Winston Churchill (131), Nicolae Iorga (122) and Elon Musk (122)
- Most external links in whole article: Perhaps List of MeSH codes (D02), 2,542 external links, all to the same site (April 25, 2014)
- Oldest surviving red link: Hammarön from Hammarö Municipality, May 25, 2004 to November 23, 2015
- Most linked to image: (6,639,021 pages as of 24 February 2018) (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|
- The largest with diverse entries:
|Disambiguation page||Number of "May refer to" entries|
|Saint Paul (disambiguation)||232|
- 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 300 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: (fill in if found)
- Language with highest percentage of featured articles: (fill in if found)
- 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: File:The Crusades (1935 film) video boxart.jpg created on 08:18, August 14, 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
Vandalism and deletion
- Most vandalised article: see Wikipedia:Most vandalized pages
- Longest undetected vandalism in article: Piateda, vandalized on 2 July 2007 and repaired on 27 April 2016, after 8 years, 9 months, 25 days.
- Longest undetected vandalism on a redirect page: List of albums by the Beatles, vandalized on 25 March 2007 and repaired on 13 September 2016, after 9 years, 5 months, 19 days.
- Longest undetected vandalism in media files: File:Burnin' Up Single Cover.JPG, vandalized on 25 September 2008 and repaired on 20 January 2015, after 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: Bine (mythology) lasted 12 years, 4 months, and 1 day. See Wikipedia:List of hoaxes on Wikipedia
- Most deleted (and recreated) 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#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.
- Most deleted article: The weather in London — 81 times
Categories and templates
- First category: Category:World War II was created by User:Raul654 at 03:59 on 30 May 2004
- Largest category: Category:All stub articles. (Of course, Category:Articles includes almost all articles within its subcategories.)
- First template: Template:Periodic table (oldest surviving – there may be older templates that have been deleted. Also, while it was created in 2002, it was originally in the mainspace and was moved to the template namespace in 2010.)
- Largest template: Template:Pfam2PDBsum (1.7MB, unused due to size)
- Largest navigation template: Maybe Template:Shakespeare's plays with 1803 wikilinks as of December 2017. It displays 33 other navigation templates but is only used in four articles.
- 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
- 5M article: Persoonia terminalis
- 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:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-02-04/Special report
- Wikipedia:Multiyear ranking of most viewed pages.
- Wikipedia:Multiyear ranking of most viewed pages.
- "Wikipedia article traffic statistics". October 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
- "Wikipedia article traffic statistics: Michael Jackson". June 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
- "Traffic report: President-elect Trump". November 26, 2016.
- Wikipedia:Database reports/Pages with the most revisions
- Calculated using the MediaWiki API; using a URL like this one
- relevant part of Category:Integers, retrieved 25 November 2016.
- 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
- Schneider, Todd. "Top 1000 Longest Disambiguation Pages on Wikipedia". Google Docs. Retrieved 31 December 2017.