[Wikipedia-l] 300,000 is a much better milestone (was: Preparing for 150,000 articles)

Daniel Mayer maveric149 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 4 09:33:11 UTC 2003

Andre Engels wrote:
>It would be like Larousse adding the number in 
>the Petit Larousse and the Grand Larousse, or 
>the publisher of English-XXX dictionaries adding 
>up all languages. Having many languages available 
>is certainly a good thing, but just adding up the 
>numbers gives a wholly false image.

That's why we would say that we have 300,000 articles spread across 50 
different languages. We would then list the top 10 or so with their article 
counts. How is that /at all/ presenting a false image? See my last email 
about acknowledging community effort. 

-- Daniel Mayer (aka mav)

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