[Foundation-l] First use/contribution by Canadians of Wikipedia

Jon Harald Søby jhsoby at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 21:14:11 UTC 2008

Nostalgiawiki <http://nostalgia.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada?action=history>says
the first revision is from 31 October 2001. Though that is probably an
error as well; the edit comment only implies a minor change and is indeed
highly illogical of a creation edit comment. Stephen
many edits since March 2001, though he seems to have been quite
experienced already then.

2008/2/18, Alison Wheeler <wikimedia at alisonwheeler.com>:
> On Mon, February 18, 2008 19:19, Philippe Beaudette wrote:
> > The other thing to do is check the history of the entries on some
> Canadian
> > cities.  Although it's not exact, it would likely return at least a few
> > Canadians.  For instance, the article [[Quebec City]] was started on
> > 3/27/2001 by Stephen Gilbert.  A quick check of Stephen Gilbert's user
> > page says he's in New Brunswick.  Voila, it's proven.
> Oddly, [[Canada]] doesn't appear to have been created until December 2001,
> though an early editor of that article ([user:Paul Drye]]) comes from
> Toronto and says he was editing WP since the previous September ...
> Alison
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Jon Harald Søby

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