October 23, 2016

Reference: What Were the Most Edited Wikipedia Pages in 2015?

From the Wikipedia Blog:

Most of the list breaks down into three general categories. Topics like “Deaths in 2015” are perennial top-edited pages and will surprise few if anyone. Others reflect major current events, such as the two tragic terror attacks in Paris; this becomes much more prevalent as you move down the list. Last, articles like “Geospatial Summary of the High Peaks/Summits of the Juneau Icefield” are the work of one author making many thousands of edits.

  1. Deaths in 2015 (18,121)
  2. Geospatial Summary of the High Peaks/Summits of the Juneau Icefield (7,291)
  3. 2015 in sports (6,163)
  4. 2015 Pacific typhoon season (6,130)
  5. Charlie Hebdo shooting (5,202)
  6. Miss World 2015 (4,792)
  7. ATP World Tour records (4,764)
  8. November 2015 Paris attacks (4,675)
  9. Asia’s Next Top Model (cycle 3) (4,474)
  10. List of the works of Bastien and Henry Prigent (4,424)
  11. United States presidential election, 2016 (4,168)
  12. 2015 Pacific hurricane season (4,008)
  13. April 2015 Nepal earthquake (4,008)
  14. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (3,893)
  15. 2015 in Philippine television (3,717)
  16. The Voice (U.S. season 9) (3,605)
  17. 2015 in film (3,592)
  18. Jurassic World (3,561)
  19. 2015 in South Korean music (3,533)
  20. Pangako Sa ‘Yo (2015 TV series) (3,472)

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See Also: 2014 List of Most Edited Wikiped

On a Related Note…Editorial by Science Editor of ars technica: “Wikipedia fails as an encyclopedia, to science’s detriment” (December 29, 2015)

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