As of 26 December 2020, there are 6,215,007 articles on the site. In August 2019, the total volume of the compressed texts of the English Wikipedia’s articles amounted to 16. 1 gigabytes. The site has an arbitration committee that consists of a panel of editors that imposes binding rulings with regard to disputes.
About English Wikipedia in brief
The English Wikipedia is the English-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Founded on 15 January 2001, it is the first edition of Wikipedia and, as of November 2020, has the most articles of any edition. The English Wikipedia has adopted features from Wikipedias in other languages. It has pioneered many ideas as conventions, policies or features which were later adopted by Wikipedia editions in some of the other languages, such as the German and Dutch editions. As of 26 December 2020, there are 6,215,007 articles on the site, having surpassed the 6 million mark on 23 January 2020. In August 2019, the total volume of the compressed texts of the English Wikipedia’s articles amounted to 16. 1 gigabytes. The Simple English Wikipedia is a variation in which most articles use only basic English vocabulary. There is also the Old English Wikipedia, and a test incubator version for the Middle English Wikipedia. Community-produced news publications include The Signpost. A project has a project to standardize a single form of English forking upon a particular major national variety of the language. There has been a similar issue in the Chinese-language Wikipedia concerning regional differences in writing. The Norwegian Wikipedia has succeeded in creating an article that represents American English and British English, since they represent different national varieties of English.
The Portuguese Wikipedia has failed in its effort to standardise a single English forked article on a particular topic that has strong ties to a particular nation, since it uses the appropriate variety of English-speaking nation for that topic. The original article must remain its original spelling and grammar, since those are not to be used in the same article since they are not the same in American English or British English. It also must remain in its original grammar and spelling since the original article does not represent those in either of these two languages. The site has an arbitration committee that consists of a panel of editors that imposes binding rulings with regard to disputes between other editors of the online encyclopedia. The committee was created by Jimmy Wales on 4 December 2003 as an extension of the decision-making power he had formerly held as owner of the site. When initially founded, the committee consisted of 12 arbitrators divided into three groups of four members each. By 24 November 2011, a total of 500 million edits had been performed on the EnglishWikipedia. Over 1,100,000 editors have edited Wikipedia more than 10 times, and over 30,000 Editors perform more than 5 edits per month.