500th Wikipedia edit

I’ve made my 500th edit to Wikipedia (at least to the English version. I’ve also contributed a few to the Afrikaans version, albeit armed with dictionary – one of the instructions is be bold after all).

Rather unexcitingly, it was a vote for deletion of an article I’d prepared for moving from Wikipedia to Wiktionary. However, being the first time I’d attempted this, I stuffed it up by not performing it according to the requirements of m:transwiki (doing so allows articles to be moved across wikis without losing historical data).

I thought I’d be way past 500 by now – certainly not in the league of the most active contributors (though I only need 1019 just to get onto the list at position 1000, but 131522 to be number one (although that is a bot – see the Wired article for insights into some of these people).

Of course, I may have some more time quite soon, so perhaps the next 500 will take less than 2 years and 2 months.

One of my goals this year is to see the launch of Wikipedia in all of the official South African languages, so if anyone is keen to help me achieve that, please let me know.


  1. Not sure how long ago you posted this, but it sounds cool. I saw Afrikaans Wiki just reached 10 000 a while ago.. Let me know..

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