1 million edits on Wikipedia


Wikipedia has gotten many loyal users and one of them has edited about 1 million Wikipedia articles on April 18.

[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]Justin Knapp, with the user name of koavf, became the first person with such massive edits on the online, open-source encyclopedia without even one cent of payment.

“Today Koavf became the first wikipedian with 1 Million edits,” wikpiedian TonyTheTiger posted on Wikipedia.

Knapp told Gizmodo in an interview,

“I’ve never accepted any restitution for my work on Wikipedia—it’s purely voluntary. While paid editing is not strictly forbidden, it’s strongly discouraged. Editing these projects is relaxing and rewarding—those are both premiums in any prospective job.”

He also told that he spent a lot of his time, i.e. “free time”, on editing Wikipedia. He was a pizza delivery guy and has some different kinds of actual jobs like that of babysitting, and market research for TGI Friday’s. He is 30 years of age.

Wikipedia is the sixth most visited site of the world.


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