[Wikimedia-l] Swedish Wikipedia reach 1 million (with support of bots)

Ilario Valdelli valdelli at gmail.com
Sun Jun 16 13:12:46 UTC 2013

I think that Anders is saying that the result of Wikimedia Swedish is 
due to a work of bots and to a work of people.

It means that this result is contrary to the WMF strategy which would 
have more people and more contributors.

The next millions of articles will be reached by Polish Wikipedia but 
also by cebuan Wikipedia and by Warai-Warai Wikipedia.

May be it's the time to have only bots to write in Wikipedia? I hope 
that in future the number of articles will be counted considering at 
least a small content ad not only a template in a page, because the use 
like this will discourage the communities of editors.


On 16.06.2013 13:30, Anders Wennersten wrote:
> Yesterday sv:wp reached 1 M articles. The one who did the passing was 
> a bot generated article of a butterfly 
> http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erysichton_elaborata.
> The bot behind this article is Lsjbot who creates articles from the 
> database  Catalogue of Life 
> http://www.catalogueoflife.org/services/res/2011AC_26July.zip which  
> (complemented by other databases) which holds data of around 1.5 
> million species. The bot genrates about 5000 new articles per day and 
> has generated just under 400 000 of the sv:wps million and continues...
> The guy who runs he bot is a member of the Swedish chapters board 
> http://se.wikimedia.org/wiki/Kandidater_2013/Sverker_Johansson and is 
> in his civil life a University teacher. In this capacity he is also a 
> guest lecturer at the university of the Phillipines where he stayed 
> the last couple of months (and the bot was on hold). He is there 
> active in Cebuano-Wikipedia http://ceb.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unang_Panid 
> and supporting their local community, and he is now running his bot on 
> their wikipedia as well as on the Warai-Warai Wikipedia 
> http://war.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syahan_nga_Pakli. So perhaps at the end 
> of the year these two language versions will also pass the 1 million 
> mark!
> Anders
> PS out other major botgenerating effort of all lakes in Sweden is also 
> making very nice progress, done 25% of all DS
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Ilario Valdelli
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