Tell us about Korean Wikipedia

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Name of the WikipediaEdit



  • Wikimedia Statistics can be difficult to interpret. What is your impression, how many steady contributors do you have?
    • I think KO-WP have 300 steady editors.--Kwj2772 06:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Are your contributors mostly native speakers?
    • Yes.--Kwj2772 06:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Where do your contributors live (regions/country)?
    • Most of KO-WP editors live in South Korea.--Kwj2772 06:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
Actually, did you ever hear about edits from someone in North Korea?--Ziko-W 18:44, 1 September 2008 (UTC)
  • How common is it that your contributors meet in real life?
    • I think it is not common. Number of participants is small.--Kwj2772 06:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Other WikipediasEdit

  • Do you have special contacts with another Wikipedias (maybe in related languages)?
    • KO-WP editors contribute enwiki or jawiki as well.--Kwj2772 06:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Do you translate a lot from other Wikipedias? Which ones?
    • Most of articles are translated one. Some of Featured articles are translated article(even if original article is not FA).--Kwj2772 06:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Organization and supportEdit

  • Is there a Wikimedia chapter in your country? How does your language relate to it?
    • No.--Kwj2772 06:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
  • Are there work groups in other organizations about Wikipedia?

Your Wikipedia and the linguistic communityEdit

  • Is there a language institution for your language, like an Academy, or a club of people interested in your language? Do you have contact with them?
    • No.--Kwj2772 06:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
    • Yes. The National Academy of Korean Language. The head of the academy recognized WP. He wrote a column on the major news paper about WP. But they do not support any means. --Ryuch 11:19, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Who (else) supports you?
  • What does the public outreach for your edition look like? Do you have flyers, give lectures, trainings etc.?
  • Do you get feedback from readers?
    • No. but discussion about getting feedback is currently in progress.--Kwj2772 06:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
  • What other encyclopedias exist in your language?
    • Yes. Encyber encyclopedia. but it's copyrighted.--Kwj2772 06:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)


  • Does your edition concentrates on certain topics, like your region and language, or Latin Wikipedia on Roman history and Christianity?
  • Did your edition enjoy text donations, for example from older encyclopedias?
    • No, never. --Ryuch 11:21, 4 September 2008 (UTC)


  • Is there a generally accepted norm about your language (spelling, dictionary, pronounciation)?
    • Yes.--Kwj2772 06:44, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
  • How do you deal with different spellings, dialects etc. (like B.E. lift and A.E. elevator)?

See alsoEdit