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!

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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