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Online encyclopedia that anyone can edit run by the Wikimedia Foundation.

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Creating Wikipedia User boxes for Stack Exchange Websites

Wikipedia has a feature called Userboxes which are used in user pages on it to provide stylized information about the user. There are many many types of userboxes, describing interests, achievements, ...
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What's the best way to quote Wikipedia in SE?

Ideally I'd like to have SE recreate the formatting in Wikipedia, with footnotes and all. Any way of doing this, either by copying the source markdown, or — even better! — the RTF directly from the ...
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How does OneBox decide which image to pull out of Wikipedia article? [duplicate]

I posted a oneboxed Wikipedia link in chat, and the image picked was seemingly a random image from the article. It wasn't the first image in source HTML it wasn't the first image in rendered HTML it ...
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Stack Exchange is not in the “List of virtual communities with more than 1 million users” (Wikipedia) [closed]

Apparently, the Stack Exchange community is not cited in the Wikipedia article "List of virtual communities with more than 1 million users". Is there a special reason for that or should it be added? ...
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Wikipedia Stackexchange?

Sometimes I'm editing on Wikipedia. Since I'm very new, I still have a lot of problems. It's hard for my to find information about editing on Wikipedia. I would like a Wikipedia Stackexchange, where ...
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Has any work been done, or are there plans for work, which integrates Stack Exchange with Wikipedia?

I have little in mind right now in terms of specifics, though an example might be for each to offer search results for the other in their respective local searches (perhaps in a sidebar). I feel that ...
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How do we cite Stack Exchange on Wikipedia?

Wikipedia has a citation template for citing references. I've been using something like: <ref name="StackOverflow">{{cite web|url=http://stackoverflow.com/q/31387778 |title=Near constant ...
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Add features to watch clips (on Wikipedia)

I read this question and in the comment there is a link to this wiki page, which has a clip on that. I cannot watch it inside the app. I use iPad2.
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Sport Stack Exchange vs Wikipedia

I have observed that a lot of questions from sport sector find easy reply on the English Wikipedia. Normally Wikipedia will be well updated, so is better for internet users to search info on that ...
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Obsolete Wikipedia quote in a question

Recently I happened to encounter a question on Stack Overflow that cited a part of a Wikipedia article. When I read the answers I found a contradiction between it and the Wikipedia quote. When I ...
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Incorrect oneboxing for Wikipedia page

This Wikipedia page is not displaying properly when oneboxed in chat:
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Wikipedia onebox is dropping random text

Random text is getting dropped from Wikipedia oneboxes. See this example. Screenshot: This occurs regardless of HTTP/HTTPS and of whether a redirect URL is entered into chat. I initially thought the ...
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How are the StackOverflow tag descriptions assimilated?

I can't seem to find anything on SO about SO's tag system, and I was wondering how SO programmatically creates the descriptions linked to each tag. I noticed that there are a few descriptions (if not ...
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Oneboxing Wikipedia includes processing instructions like __NOTOC__

Someone oneboxed the Wikipedia Poblano article in chat, and it showed up with NOTOC in front: __NOTOC__ is a MediaWiki processing instruction, of course, and really ought not show up in chat. (Also, ...
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Link Shortcut for Wikipedia

Since this is the Summer of Love, in helping the newbies out I find myself linking to Wikipedia quite often (as they're usually woefully lacking in basic understandings of the topics they're asking ...
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What are the requirements for using Stack Overflow content on Wikipedia?

Sometimes an answer is written like an encyclopedic article, it contains a great example/paragraph or a tag wiki is really sophisticated (such that you could use it or use parts of it in a Wikipedia ...
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Should links to Wikipedia be removed or disallowed on tag wiki pages?

I was just browsing through the review tab, and I saw a link to Wikipedia at the bottom of a tag information/about page. After looking around, I have seen quite a few of these. (I was going to post on ...
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Can we do anything against tag wikis copy-pasted from Wikipedia?

I've seen quite a few tag wikis, and even tag wiki excerpts, that were copy-pasted from the first paragraph or so of the Wikipedia article, or sometimes were a dictionary definition. These violate the ...
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Where does the chat get the thumbnail on Wikipedia links from?

Starting here, we kind of wondered how the chat selects the preview picture. But with this, we changed our direction: where does the chat get these pictures from? The displayed pyramids picture is ...
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markdown not turning into a hyperlink

https://stackoverflow.com/revisions/5229d936-d8fd-4dcb-967f-567ef3f527e9/view-source For some reason my [Model View Controller](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model–view–controller) markup doesn't turn ...
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Support for banners?

It would be very useful and possibly necessary on our site to have support for banners to apply on questions and answers. This would help the questions and answer to get proper attention and editing ...
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Numbers mysteriously stripped from inlined Wikipedia articles in chat

Case in point. For those too lazy to click, the original Wikipedia article reads: The Mariana Trench [...] is currently estimated to be up to 10,971 m (35,994 ft) deep. [...] The trench is about 2,...
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Would it be OK to paste content from Wikipedia into a popular empty tag-wiki?

Assuming that you could make a nice tag-wiki simply by pasting and editing content from Wikipedia, is there any problem with doing something like that? There are a lot of empty tag wikis that would ...
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Wikipedia article for Stack Exchange up for deletion

Hopefully someone can improve the Stack Exchange article or fight the deletion.
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Is Stack Overflow a Wikipedia done right?

I discovered Stack Overflow from some months, now, as a reader, and since last week as a member. But I was deeply involved in the growing of Wikipedia between 2003 and 2008, and what I saw didn't ...
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Wikipedia-like Special:Watchlist option [duplicate]

I am looking for a Special:Watchlist option — like the one at Wikipedia — which would allow me to keep track of the changes made to a set of questions over several days. I think there are ...
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Can the wiki concept be expanded?

Pardon me if this rambles just a little. I have been an active member of StackOverflow for around a year now, but I have only started reading and listening more to Jeff and Joel's thoughts on where ...
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Answers with external references; should they not be added to answers and (perhaps) contribute to reputation?

Hi all, Just read an answer in SO and 'seemed' to learn something new about Java references. But did I? Point being, in Wikipedia, the more external references an item has the more valid it 'seems'....
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SOFU questions and Wikipedia

I love Wikipedia, and I love SOFU. It's pretty normal to link to a Wikipedia article from SOFU. Question: Is it allowed to take a SOFU answer, and put it 1:1 on Wikipedia? They both have cc-wiki ...
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Answers from the Trilogy as references in Wikipedia

I was about to do a translation of a Wikipedia article when I noticed that it contained a question with answers from serverfault as a reference. I think this is pretty cool. Does anybody know of ...
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Is asking wikipedia-questions good or bad?

In an effort to build up knowledge on SO, I sometimes ask generic questions about obscure informatics things. What is name mangling, and how does it work? Design patterns NOT in the Gang of Four? ...
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Suggestion: How about Stack Overflow developing a programming Wikipedia-like branch?

In the last weeks I discovered ProjectEuler (nice idea) and I needed to delve a little into algorithms. Wikipedia was of great help here, as it documents quite a bunch of them. But, Wikipedia ...