Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, created and edited by volunteers around the world and hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation.

Founded - January 15, 2001 By Jimmy Wales

  • Written collaboratively by largely anonymous volunteers known as Wikipedians;
  • articles can be edited by anyone with Internet access (except in limited cases where editing is restricted to prevent disruption or vandalism)
  • it has grown into the world’s largest reference website with over a billion visitors monthly and has more than sixty-two million articles in more than 300 languages ^[as of 2024-04-25]

Deletionism vs Inclusionism

Two competing philosophies among Wikipedia editors regarding content scope. Deletionists: Advocate for removing articles they consider non-essential or poorly sourced to maintain Wikipedia’s quality. Inclusionists: Favor keeping and improving articles, believing in Wikipedia’s broad coverage and potential for content development.

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