[Foundation-l] Old Wikipedia backups discovered
Brian J Mingus
brian.mingus at Colorado.EDU
Tue Dec 14 21:41:57 UTC 2010
Here are a couple of quick indexes into the dump file. I didn't venture into
the binary revision data. You'll find an alphabetized list of articles that
contains all the diffs for each article in the order that they occured in
the dump and a sorted index into each revision as well.
<http://grey.colorado.edu/wikipedia_2001/>Given that it's finals I don't
even have enough time to dig through this at all. Guess I just wanted a
On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM, phoebe ayers <phoebe.wiki at gmail.com>wrote:
> FYI, there is an existing timeline at:
> And lots of other wikipedia history pages on English, too.
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 10:23 AM, Moka Pantages <mpantages at wikimedia.org>
> > This is so exciting! To Steven's point: we've also started a page
> > where folks can add bits of interesting information as they excavate
> > the files . Can't wait to dig in!
> > Congrats, Tim!
> >  http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_in_the_Beginning
> > Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2010 08:20:10 -0800
> > From: Steven Walling <steven.walling at gmail.com>
> > Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Old Wikipedia backups discovered
> > To: Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List
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> > This is fantastic, and the timing could not be better.
> > If anyone finds anything noteworthy, please add it to the timeline of
> > Wikipedia that we're building at the 10th anniversary wiki, as well as
> > the other tools for cataloging interesting tidbits from our history.
> > 1. http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_timeline
> > 2. http://ten.wikipedia.org/wiki/Share
> > On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 8:11 AM, Chad <innocentkiller at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org
> >> wrote:
> >> > I was looking through some old files in our SourceForge project. I
> >> > opened a file called wiki.tar.gz, and inside were three complete
> >> > backups of the text of Wikipedia, from February, March and August
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