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Ethay Englishway Ikipediaway (enwikiway) isway ethay Englishway-anguagelay editionway ofway ethay eefray onlineway encyclopediaway Ikipediaway. Oundedfay onway 15 Anuaryjay 2001 andway alreadyway eachingray eethray illionmay articlesway ybay Augustway 2009,[2] itway asway ethay irstfay editionway ofway Ikipediaway andway emainsray ethay argestlay, ithway almostway eethray imestay asway anymay articlesway asway ethay extnay argestlay, ethay Ermangay Ikipediaway. Isthay areshay ashay aduallygray eclinedday omfray oremay anthay 50% inway 2003, ecausebay ofway ethay owthgray ofway Ikipediasway inway otherway anguageslay.[3]

Ethay Implesay Englishway Ikipediaway isway away ariationvay, ithway ostmay ofway ethay articlesway usingway away implifiedsay evellay ofway Englishway entencessay andway ocabularyvay.

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Ercentagespay ofway articlesway ittenwray inway ariousvay anguagelay amiliesfay. Englishway ighlightedhay ashay 22% ofway articlesway (2009-09-06).

Ethay Englishway Ikipediaway asway ethay irstfay Ikipediaway editionway andway ashay emainedray ethay argestlay. Itway ashay ioneeredpay anymay ideasway asway onventionscay, oliciespay orway eaturesfay ichwhay ereway aterlay adoptedway ybay omesay ofway ethay otherway-anguagelay Ikipediaway editionsway. Esethay ideasway includeway "eaturedfay articlesway",[4] ethay eutralnay-ointpay-ofway-iewvay olicypay,[5] navigation templates,[6] ethay ortingsay ofway ortshay "ubstay" articlesway intoway ubsay-ategoriescay,[7] isputeday esolutionray echanismsmay uchsay asway ediationmay andway arbitrationway,[8] andway eeklyway ollaborationscay.[9]

Inway urntay, ethay Englishway Ikipediaway ashay adoptedway eaturesfay omfray ethay Ermangay Ikipediaway, andway omfray allersmay editionsway. Esethay eaturesfay includeway erifiedvay evisionsray omfray ethay Ermangay Ikipediaway (ewikiday), andway owntay opulationpay-ookuplay emplatestay omfray ethay Utchday Ikipediaway (ikinlway).

Althoughway ethay Englishway Ikipediaway oresstay imagesway andway audioway ilesfay, asway ellway asway exttay ilesfay, anymay ofway ethay imagesway avehay eenbay ovedmay otay Ikimediaway Ommonscay ithway ethay amesay amenay, asway assedpay-oughthray ilesfay. Oweverhay, ethay Englishway Ikipediaway alsoway ashay airfay-useway imagesway andway audioway/ideovay ilesfay (ithway opyrightcay estrictionsray), ostmay ofway ichwhay areway otnay allowedway onway Ommonscay.

Anymay ofway ethay ostmay activeway articipantspay inway ethay Ikimediaway Oundationfay, andway ethay evelopersday ofway ethay EdiaWikimay oftwaresay atthay owerspay Ikipediaway, areway Englishway Ikipediaway usersway.

Usersway andway editorsway Edit

Originway ofway editsway (04/10 - 03/11) Source
Unitedway Atesstay
  
44.0%
Unitedway Ingdomkay
  
16.3%
Anadacay
  
6.6%
Australiaway
  
4.5%
Indiaway
  
3.2%
Ermanygay
  
2.0%
Ilippinesphay
  
1.3%
Ewnay Ealandzay
  
1.1%
Etherlandsnay
  
1.0%
Irelandway
  
1.0%
Otherway
  
19.0%

Ethay Englishway Ikipediaway eachedray 4,000,000 egisteredray userway accountsway onway 1 Aprilway 2007,[10] ustjay away ittlelay overway away earyay incesay itway adhay ossedcray away esholdthray ofway 1,000,000 egisteredray userway accountsway inway atelay Ebruaryfay 2006.[11]

Aboutway 250,000 ewnay accountsway areway eatedcray everyway onthmay, andway esethay umbersnay areway owinggray. Aboutway 300,000 editorsway avehay editedway Ikipediaway oremay anthay 10 imestay. Approximatelyway ethay amesay umbernay, 300,000 editorsway, editway Ikipediaway everyway onthmay; ofway esethay, aboutway 50,000 erformpay oremay anthay 5 editsway, andway 5,000 erformpay oremay anthay 100 editsway. Ybay 24 Ovembernay 2011, away otaltay ofway 500 illionmay editsway adhay eenbay erformedpay onway ethay Englishway Ikipediaway.

Away 2008 urveysay ovidedpray omesay asicbay informationway onway ethay emographicsday andway otivationsmay ofway Ikipediaway editorsway.[12]

Asway ethay argestlay Ikipediaway editionway, andway ecausebay Englishway isway uchsay away idelyway-usedway anguagelay, ethay Englishway Ikipediaway awsdray anymay usersway andway editorsway osewhay ativenay anguagelay isway otnay Englishway. Uchsay usersway eeksay informationway omfray ethay Englishway Ikipediaway atherray anthay ethay Ikipediaway ofway eirthay ativenay anguagelay ecausebay ethay Englishway Ikipediaway endstay otay ontaincay oremay informationway.[citation needed] Uccessfulsay ollaborationscay avehay evelopedday etweenbay onnay-ativenay Englishway eakersspay owhay addway ontentcay otay Englishway Ikipediaway andway ativenay Englishway eakersspay owhay actway asway opyeditorscay orfay emthay.

Arbitrationway Ommitteecay Edit

Main article: Arbitrationway Ommitteecay (Englishway Ikipediaway)

Ethay Englishway Ikipediaway ashay anway Arbitrationway Ommitteecay (alsoway ownknay asway ArbComway) atthay onsistscay ofway away anelpay ofway editorsway atthay imposesway indingbay ulingsray ithway egardray otay isputesday etweenbay otherway editorsway ofway ethay onlineway encyclopediaway.[13] Ethay Ommitteecay asway eatedcray ybay Immyjay Alesway onway 4 Ecemberday 2003 asway anway extensionway ofway ethay ecisionday-akingmay owerpay ehay adhay ormerlyfay eldhay asway ownerway ofway ethay itesay.[14][15]

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Optay 25 ountriescay omfray ichwhay Ikipediansway ontributecay. Ountriescay inway ichwhay ethay ajoritymay ofway ethay opulationpay areway ativenay Englishway eakersspay areway inway arkday eengray; ountriescay ithway Englishway asway away ostlymay econdsay anguagelay areway inway ightlay eengray. Oweverhay, eoplepay inway anymay otherway ationsnay alsoway ontributecay otay ethay Englishway Ikipediaway.[16]

Enwhay initiallyway oundedfay, ethay Ommitteecay onsistedcay ofway 12 arbitratorsway ividedday intoway eethray oupsgray ofway ourfay embersmay eachway.[14][17] Incesay enthay, ethay Ommitteecay ashay aduallygray expandedway otay itsway embershipmay otay 18 arbitratorsway.[18]

Ikelay otherway aspectsway ofway ethay Englishway Ikipediaway, Ikipedia'sway istersay ojectspray avehay emulatedway ethay Arbitrationway Ommitteecay ithway eirthay ownway imilarsay ersionsvay. Inway 2007, anway Arbitrationway Ommitteecay asway oundedfay onway ethay Ermangay Ikipediaway alledcay ethay Iedsrichterschay.[19]

Ontroversiescay Edit

Amongway ethay ontroversiescay inway ethay Englishway Ikipediaway isway away ebateday overway ichwhay ationalnay arietyvay ofway ethay Englishway anguagelay isway otay ebay eferredpray, ithway ethay ostmay ommonlycay advocatedway andidatescay eingbay Americanway Englishway andway Itishbray Englishway.[20] Anymay uggestionssay avehay eenbay oposedpray ybay editorsway, angingray omfray andardizingstay uponway away inglesay ormfay ofway Englishway otay orkingfay ethay Englishway Ikipediaway ojectpray. Away ylestay uidelinegay atesstay, "ethay Englishway Ikipediaway ashay onay eneralgay eferencepray orfay away ajormay ationalnay arietyvay ofway ethay anguagelay" andway "anway articleway onway away opictay atthay ashay ongstray iestay otay away articularpay Englishway- eakingspay ationnay usesway ethay appropriateway arietyvay ofway Englishway orfay atthay ationnay".[21] Anway articleway ouldshay useway ellingspay andway ammargray ariantsvay onsistentlycay; orfay exampleway, olorcay andway olourcay areway otnay otay ebay usedway inway ethay amesay articleway, incesay eythay epresentray Americanway andway Itishbray Englishway, espectivelyray. Ethay uidegay alsoway atesstay atthay anway articleway ustmay emainray inway ethay amesay ationalnay ariantvay inway ichwhay itway asway irstfay eatedcray, orway ichwhay irstfay ecamebay iscernibleday inway ethay article'sway istoryhay.

Erethay ashay eenbay away imilarsay issueway inway ethay Inesechay anguagelay Ikipediaway oncerningcay egionalray ifferencesday inway owhay ethay anguagelay isway ittenwray, asway ellway asway inway ethay Ortuguesepay Ikipediaway etweenbay Europeanway Ortuguesepay andway Azilianbray Ortuguesepay.[citation needed]

Incidentsway ofway yberbullyingcay onway Ikipediaway avehay eenbay eportedray inway ethay ainstreammay esspray.[22][23][24] Ethay Englay Away. Ilsonway Ighhay Oolschay asway ubjectsay ofway uchsay away eatthray inway 2008,[22][23][24] andway away 14-earyay-oldway oybay asway arrestedway orfay akingmay away eatthray againstway Ilesnay Estway Ighhay Oolschay onway Ikipediaway inway 2006.[25]

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