[Foundation-l] Wikiquote, the free compendium of quotations, reaches 10, 000 articles in the English edition

Florence Devouard Anthere9 at yahoo.com
Mon May 7 17:56:59 UTC 2007

Aphaia wrote:
> Hello there,
> English Wikiquote reaches today 10,000 articles.  Here is a part of
> our press release ...
> ----
> 7 May, 2007 (St. Petersburg, Fl) - The Wikimedia Foundation announced
> today the creation of the 10,000th article in the English language
> edition of Wikiquote (http://www.wikiquote.org), a community-built
> multilingual compendium of quotations. The article is for quotes by or
> about Langdon Smith (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Langdon_Smith), and
> it was started by the Wikiquote contributor whose username is Kalki.
> The Wikiquote project itself is going to celebrate its four-year
> anniversary on June 27. The Wikiquote in the English language edition
> is the biggest and oldest among all Wikiquote language editions. But
> the growth is not limited to the English version, as more than 50,000
> articles are now being worked on in the non-English editions of
> Wikiquote in over 35 languages. As of yet, thirteen projects including
> English Wikiquote have more than 1,000 articles: top 5 are English,
> German, Polish, Italian and Slovak.
> The scope of Wikiquote collection is from notable people like Tony
> Blair to creative works like Lord of the Rings or Latter Days in every
> language, including sources (where known) and translations of
> non-English quotes as Rainer Maria Rilke. Besides articles by source,
> Wikiquote also provides its readers articles by theme.
> [...]
> Since 2004, the English Wikiquote provides a good quotation for
> readers every day selected from its collection. It is available on its
> Main Page and also archives.
> -----
> The whole press release is available on
> http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Wikiquote:Press_releases/May_2007

Congrats !
/me vaguely wonders if there is a "quote of the day" on wikiquote.

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