for some definition of "article", we're approaching 1E6 .
And we seem to have broken 1E6 user accounts today.
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From: SJ <2.718281828(a)gmail.com>
Date: Feb 28, 2006 4:29 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikipedia-l] EN:WP: One Meeeeellion Articles
We could at least link to an FAQ about the counting method, and what it means.
It's certainly not meaning*less*, but does allow for confusion.
On a tangent, while naming a "millionth" article might not be terribly
meaningful, having some regular WP zeitgeist -- every hundredth edit,
every tenth article created and deleted (by namespace) -- could be
Also, today may be the last day to enter the 2-million article pool.
On 2/28/06, The Cunctator <cunctator(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 2/27/06, SJ <2.718281828(a)gmail.com> wrote:
The English Wikipedia is approaching its millionth article this week.
A tidy milestone.
We are working on a press release for the event:
If you are interested in helping identify the millionth article,
please leave a note on the talk page.
Wouldn't it be nice if our press release talks about how meaningless
this statistic is, and notes, for example, how the patent office
recently cheated in its identification of the 7 millionth patent?
Or we could just keep on encouraging innumeracy to get the cute little CNN spot.
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