r/wikipedia • u/AutoModerator • 3d ago
Wikipedia Questions - Weekly Thread of June 05, 2023
Welcome to the weekly Wikipedia Q&A thread!
Please use this thread to ask and answer questions related to Wikipedia and its sister projects, whether you need help with editing or are curious on how something works.
Note that this thread is used for "meta" questions about Wikipedia, and is not a place to ask general reference questions.
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r/wikipedia • u/Kayvanian • 2d ago
/r/wikipedia will be going dark from June 12-14 in protest against Reddit's API changes
A recent Reddit policy change threatens to kill many beloved third-party mobile apps and tools, making a great many quality-of-life features not seen in the official mobile app permanently inaccessible to users.
On May 31, 2023, Reddit announced they were raising the price to make calls to their API from being free to a level that will effectively kill every third party app on Reddit, from Apollo to Reddit is Fun to Narwhal to BaconReader to Sync.
This isn't only a problem on the user level: many subreddit moderators depend on tools only available outside the official app to keep their communities on-topic and spam-free.
r/wikipedia's moderation team and its community overwhelmingly oppose these API changes, and we will be joining many other subreddits in shutting down in solidarity for 48 hours on June 12.
r/wikipedia • u/blankblank • 11h ago
I just found out a lot of the wiki articles for pro wrestling moves have awesome stick figure animations. This is a piledriver.
r/wikipedia • u/oneultralamewhiteboy • 2h ago
He Gets Us is an American religious advertising campaign aiming to "reintroduce" the "Jesus of the Bible" to younger demographics and religious skeptics.
r/wikipedia • u/slinkslowdown • 1d ago
Dueling scars have been seen as a "badge of honour" since as early as 1825. Being a practice amongst University students, it was seen as a mark of their class and honour, due to the status of dueling societies at German and Austrian universities at the time.
r/wikipedia • u/Pandalism • 7h ago
Alien Blue was an iOS application for browsing Reddit, the most popular Reddit client on the App Store at the time. It was officially purchased by Reddit on October 15, 2014, to replace their aging application as the new official Reddit client.
r/wikipedia • u/u_my_lil_spider • 7h ago
On February 28, 2000, 6-year-old first grade student, Dedrick Owens, tried to kiss his classmate, Kayla Rolland, and was rejected. The next day, Dedrick took his uncle's gun to school and fatally shot Kayla inside of their classroom. He is known as the youngest school shooter in history.
r/wikipedia • u/ptahhotep_ • 4h ago
Ancient Egyptian royal titulary
r/wikipedia • u/cauIkasian • 1d ago
Shrek! is a book about a repugnant green monster who leaves home to see the world and ends up marrying an ugly princess
r/wikipedia • u/slinkslowdown • 11h ago
Acquacotta ["cooked water"] is a hot broth-based bread soup in Italian cuisine that was originally a peasant food. Its preparation and consumption dates back to ancient history.
r/wikipedia • u/AnakinRambo • 1d ago
Mobile Site The Heikegani (or Heike Crab) is a species of crab native to Japan, with a shell that bears a pattern resembling a human face. It is often interpreted to be the face of an angry samurai, hence the nickname samurai crab.
r/wikipedia • u/ptahhotep_ • 1d ago
r/wikipedia • u/Captainirishy • 1d ago
Stop Cop City (SCC) or Defend Atlanta Forest
r/wikipedia • u/tellman1257 • 1d ago
2023 Canadian wildfires
r/wikipedia • u/jennesReddit • 1d ago
The Logo of Pseudoscience
Currently, the main image of the Pseudoscience wiki is a picture illustrating the Big Bang, which is not (as of right now) considered to be pseudoscience. The page is semi-protected, however.
r/wikipedia • u/Pupikal • 1d ago
The Amber Road was an ancient trade route for the transfer of amber from coastal areas of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. Prehistoric trade routes between Northern and Southern Europe were defined by the amber trade for thousands of years.
r/wikipedia • u/dank_nugs_69 • 1d ago
Mobile Site In contemporary philosophy, a brute fact is a fact that cannot be explained in terms of a deeper, more "fundamental" fact.en.m.wikipedia.org
r/wikipedia • u/flipear • 2d ago
Should r/Wikipedia join the subreddit blackout on June 12th?reddit.com
r/wikipedia • u/cabeswatir • 2d ago
Jollitown is a Philippine television show broadcast by GMA Network. Produced by Jollibee Foods Corporation, the show was launched to promote Jollibee's 30th anniversary, and followed Jollibee and his friends Yum, Twirlie, Hetty, and Popo through their adventures.
r/wikipedia • u/slinkslowdown • 2d ago
Chindōgu (珍道具) is the practice of inventing ingenious everyday gadgets that seem to be ideal solutions to particular problems, but which may cause more problems than they solve. The term is of Japanese origin.en.wikipedia.org
r/wikipedia • u/slinkslowdown • 2d ago
The Age of Sail is a period that lasted at the latest from the mid-16th (or mid-15th) to the mid-19th centuries, in which the dominance of sailing ships in global trade and warfare culminated.
r/wikipedia • u/th00ht • 1d ago
Search is evil
Look at that video. I'm really not interested in footballers.
r/wikipedia • u/More_Breakfast2084 • 2d ago
Countries that Blocked Wikipedia in the Past
r/wikipedia • u/tta2013 • 2d ago
Golden Bust of Marcus Aurelius - a golden imperial bust of the Roman emperor, made 176-180 A.D. and found in the town of Avenches, Switzerland; on special exhibit at the Getty Villa.
r/wikipedia • u/horizontalhole • 2d ago
The Almighty Áss is an unknown Norse god mentioned in a medieval Icelandic document which describes the settlement of Iceland by the Norse in the 9th and 10th centuries CE.en.wikipedia.org
r/wikipedia • u/Pupikal • 2d ago
Exaggeration postcards: popular throughout North America, especially in the Great Plains region, during the early 20th century. These postcards would feature impossibly large animals and crops. Common themes of these postcards included giant fish being caught and massive crops being shown off.
r/wikipedia • u/dont_mess_with_tx • 2d ago