Wikipedia:Wikipedia records

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This is a page detailing various records of Wikipedia. Some of them may never be fully known, but it's worth listing the ones we know. Please fill in the gaps, and add your own records (as long as they are sensible)!

Beginnings[edit]

See also: Wikipedia:Wikipedia's oldest articles, Wikipedia:2001

Articles[edit]

Views[edit]

The most viewed pages of Wikipedia before 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.

Cumulative views[edit]

  • 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.[3]
  • The most visited articles that are not about a website are United States, followed by Donald Trump and then Barack Obama.[4]
  • 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.[5]

Single-day views[edit]

  • 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.[6] The previous record was Michael Jackson, which had 5.9 million views on 26 June 2009.[7] 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.[8]

Edits[edit]

Title length[edit]

Longest and shortest titles that are not redirects.

Article with longest title[edit]

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.

Characters counting spaces Characters excluding spaces Article title
182 182 Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakechymenokichlepikossyphophattoperisteralektryonoptekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosiraiobaphetraganopterygon
180 153 Instruction Concerning the Criteria for the Discernment of Vocations with regard to Persons with Homosexual Tendencies in view of their Admission to the Seminary and to Holy Orders

Article with shortest title[edit]

A number of Wikipedia articles have single-character titles.

Links[edit]

Disambiguation pages[edit]

Disambiguation page Number of "May refer to" entries
St. Mary's Church 584
Communist Party (disambiguation) 569
Aliabad 520
  • The largest with diverse entries:[13]
Disambiguation page Number of "May refer to" entries
Saint Paul (disambiguation) 232
Star (disambiguation) 221
Saint-Pierre 218

Consensus participation[edit]

Languages[edit]

  • Article in the largest number of languages (apart from Main Page):
  • Featured article on the most different language Wikipedias: Solar System (22)
  • 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: 100% in many e.g. John Whittle
  • Language with highest percentage of featured articles: (fill in if found)

Pictures[edit]

Vandalism and deletion[edit]

Categories and templates[edit]

Milestones[edit]

High-use pages[edit]

Database reports[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Confirmed by January–August 2001 Wikipedia logs. According to the file diff_log.txt, the first editor was office.bomis.com (most likely Jimbo, though it is possible some edits may have been Larry), followed by eiffel.demon.co.uk (Eiffel), both web addresses. So ScottMoonen was probably the third user to edit Wikipedia, but the first one with a username.
  2. ^ Wikipedia:Picture of the day/May 2004
  3. ^ Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-02-04/Special report
  4. ^ Wikipedia:Multiyear ranking of most viewed pages.
  5. ^ Wikipedia:Multiyear ranking of most viewed pages.
  6. ^ "Wikipedia article traffic statistics". October 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
  7. ^ "Wikipedia article traffic statistics: Michael Jackson". June 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  8. ^ "Traffic report: President-elect Trump". November 26, 2016.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Wikipedia:Database reports/Pages with the most revisions
  10. ^ a b Calculated using the MediaWiki API; using a URL like this one
  11. ^ relevant part of Category:Integers, retrieved 25 November 2016.
  12. ^ 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
  13. ^ Schneider, Todd. "Top 1000 Longest Disambiguation Pages on Wikipedia". Google Docs. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  14. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Log&offset=&limit=100&type=delete&user=&page=The+weather+in+London