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This page lists all the announcements that are of value to the Wiktionary Community. New announcements go at the top of the list.

See also Wiktionary:Milestones and Wiktionary:News for editors

Date Announcement
June 24, 2010 Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2010-10/Treatment_of_toneless_pinyin_other_than_syllables passes with the result of 9 support, 1 oppose and 4 abstain.
June 24, 2010 HotCat can now be enabled in the Gadgets tab of Special:Preferences.
June 18, 2010 The Names of specific entities section in CFI has been replaced, per Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2010-05/Names of specific entities.
June 11, 2010 The Flood Flag has been enabled.
May 25, 2010 A new voting policy has been added to Wiktionary:Votes.
May 17, 2010 The LiquidThreads extension is enabled per Wiktionary:Votes/2010-02/Installing LiquidThreads.
March 3, 2010 The {{Wikisaurus-link}} template has been deprecated.
February 18, 2010 "Modern English possessive forms" section of CFI is removed and replaced with "Language-specific issues" as the results of this vote.
February 17, 2010 "Prepositional phrase" is now allowed as a standard POS header as the results of this vote.
February 13, 2010 A new blocking policy has been approved as the results of this vote.
February 9, 2010 Given name appendices have been renamed as the results of this vote.
January 24, 2010 CFI section entitled "What Wiktionary is not with respect to names" is renamed "Genealogic content". See this vote.
January 19, 2010 Two namespace aliases are set, to redirect WT: and WS: to Wiktionary: and Wikisaurus:, respectively, as the results of this vote.
January 16, 2010 Anagrams section of ELE is modified per this vote.
January 13, 2010 Unidiomatic terms made up of multiple words officially meet WT:CFI when significantly more common than a single-word spelling that already meets CFI. See vote.
October 20th, 2009 An RSS feed for the daily dumps on devtionary is now available at http://www.devtionary.org/cgi-bin/feed.pl
July 14th, 2009 Daily dumps are being produced again at None had been since the site crashed even after it was brought back online until a couple of days ago.
June 12th, 2009 A new version of nearbypages is available for testing. See the Beer Parlour for how to try it out.
June 8th, 2009 Our daily dump site is now reachable again at
June 3rd, 2009 Our daily dump site, www.devtionary.info which had already lost its DNS is no longer reachable even by its IP address Fortunately new official dumps are now arriving at fairly regular 5 day intervals from download.wikipedia.org/enwiktionary.
March 1st, 2008 Experimenting with the efficacy of the XFF-forwarded headers, AOL has now been tentatively unblocked.
February 16th 2008 Additions refine the Criteria for Inclusion as they pertain to terms from fictional universes, and previously to brand names.
February 13th 2008 Italian overtakes English as having the most entries on English Wiktionary.
February 5th 2008 Two thirds of the way to a million entries
December 3rd "100 random pages" shows continued increase in percentage of foreign words
November 18th Citations namespace created
October 12th The Wiktionary community officially adopts Assume Good Faith as a guideline.
October 9th As of yesterday, according to Alexa's ranking, we are in the top 2000 web sites.
September 21st We have a new 'crat.
August 16th English Wiktionary reaches 500,000 entries (Well done everybody!).
August 4th Simple English Wiktionary reaches 2,000 entries.
July 14th Daily Article mailing list now includes en.wikt's WOTD.
July 9th Jyril's Finnish noun rohto became entry 450,000!
\o/ June 28th Uncompressed XML dump over 504MB now.
June 9th SemperBlotto's noun reflectin became entry 400,000!
March 10th At long last, Wiktionary:Statistics#Detail shows inflected forms broken out.
February 12th Two new sysops appointed, Atelaes and Dmcdevit.
January 30th Carl Daniels' Japanese noun 雷雨 became entry 325,000!
! January 16th Special:Log/patrol new log added - log of all patrol markings (Mainly for nl.wiki, where all users patrol edits.)
December 31st WT:VOTE Reaches a new milestone, with eight active votes.
December 11th The Wiktionary:Christmas Competition 2006 is now open to all contributors.
November 4th TheCheatBot's English plural electroplatings became entry 300,000!
October 12-13 DAVilla resurrects the Collaboration of the week.
October 8-15 A batch of fresh nominations and votes started at WT:VOTES.
October 3rd Dvortygirl's English noun escapist became entry 250,000!
September 28th Dijan's word आवश्यक became the 200,000th entry!
September 11th Dvortygirl's word holdover became the 175,000th entry!
September 3 Two new sysops appointed, BD2412 and Pathoschild.
August 31 The vote for our first local CheckUsers begins. Please vote because we need at least two people to get at least 25 votes for anything to happen at all.
August 25 Wiktionary becomes the second project (after de.wiki) with sampled usage statistics, showing the top 1,000 pages viewed by anonymous IPs. http://tools.wikimedia.de/~leon/stats/wikicharts/?wiki=enwiktionary
August 21 Congratulations to our latest bureaucrat, Vildricianus.
August 21 The severe decline in AOL vandalism coincides with the IP change of the Wikimedia servers; the secure server(s) have not rolled to the new IP addresses properly yet. Everything else seems to be OK, with the new IP addresses (i.e.
August 18 Wikimedia.org (wik*.org) is planning to move from to this weekend retaining the last octets in the number switching. Do your nslookup/dig checks now and break out your binary calculators, as DNS disruptions are very likely, for the next five days.
August 18 Wikimedia.org down for 2 hours, 29 minutes, due to a routing problem with Cogent. See mailing list for info.
July 31 Wikimania in full swing. Live and archived audio/video feeds at http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/wiki/Archives.
! July 2006 French Wikiquote taken down for systemic copyright questions. http://fr.wikiquote.org/wiki/Accueil
July 31 Wikimania starting tomorrow. Extra sysop attention needed at WT:LWM and other WT:DW tasks, all week long.
July 20 Two new bureaucrats: Dvortygirl and Hippietrail. One new nominee in the running... Vildricianus
July 14 New bureaucrats are called for! Vote for Dvortygirl.
July 14 A vote is already being called for at meta (and being opposed.)
July 01 Half of en.Wiktionary entries are English words - see here for details
June 28 14 new namespaces have been introduced. See WT:BP
June 18 A new logo is being discussed at meta.
June 14 Two new admins are elected: Davilla and Kappa
June 5 Connel's word natures became the 150,000th entry!
May 30 de:w:User:Duesentrieb activates CommonsTicker for the English Wiktionary!
May 28 Two new discussion rooms are made official: the Grease pit, for technical debate, and the Information desk, for minor or specific assistance/questions.
May 28 For the first time since January 11, 2005 there are no new admin candidates running!
May 25 User:Dvortygirl's entry greener pastures became entry 145,000.
May 23 Four new admins: Celestianpower, Widsith, Andrew massyn and Rodasmith.
May 20 Latest XML dump available at http://download.wikimedia.org/.
May 5 Widsith, nominated for admin status.
May 4 Jusjih, Psy guy and Aulis Eskola granted admin status.
May 3 EncycloPetey and Kipmaster granted admin status.
April 24 A new concordance of Bible words
April 24 WikiSaurus has 16,700 Google Hits beyond wiktionary.org [1]
April 23 Latest XML download of current pages on en.wiktionary generated on 4/21/2006 at http://download.wikimedia.org/ is corrupt.
April 22 Yorktown1776 starts the 500,000th article pool.
April 19 More downtime caused by a colo power outage.
April 17 A new Weekly Collaboration is set up.
April 14 A new upload of the complete Shakespeare word list is added.
April 10 Extended downtime caused an edge routing problem.
April 9 Contact with online meta dictionary OneLook about indexing Wiktionary's English content elicited a positive response. Efforts have begun to provide a word list for them was faster than expected and quickly integrated.
April 3 Vildricianus granted admin status in record time.
March 29 Image and file uploads are now restricted to sysops: Bug #5033. Left column link now goes directly to commons; sysops must use Special:Specialpages to get to Special:Uploads on the rare occasion it is required (i.e. site logo change.)
March 28 SemperBlotto's English word sulfurous became entry 130,000.
March 23 2006 Average Alexa ranking in the last week reached 3,747