firefox on wikipedia

I just noticed that Firefox is the featured article on Wikipedia. It’s been like that for a few days now (according to the page history), but I thought I’d point it out anyway.

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4 Responses to firefox on wikipedia

  1. Foxtrot says:
    This was an SFX project that achieved success in a matter of days. The article is still open for contribution. 🙂

  2. Logan says:

    The Wikipedia “featured article” is rotated every day, and the history for the Main Page is kinda disceptive because of the weird templating that’s done.

    This is good, since their usage stats only show about 11.5% share.

  3. blankfaze says:

    Logan is right; Mozilla Firefox was only the featured article on 28 November, from 0:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC. Rather, the feature changes every day at 0:00 UTC.

    The Wikipedia Main Page is really just a bunch of templates compiled (that system makes it easier to edit specific sections and also easier to combat vandalism). So looking at the Main Page history doesn’t say much.

    The template for Mozilla Firefox’s feature is at Wikipedia:Today’s featured article/November 28, 2004

    That template was shown on the main page on 28 November. Firefox got that privilege by going through Wikipedia’s featured article process. “Mozilla Firefox” is one of 455 featured articles in the encyclopaedia.

  4. blankfaze says:

    Also, a screen shot is available here.

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