r/wikipedia 5d ago

Wikipedia Questions - Weekly Thread of August 08, 2022

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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 10h ago

Skylab was the first United States space station, launched by NASA, occupied for about 24 weeks between May 1973 and February 1974

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r/wikipedia 15h ago

Sankebetsu brown bear incident: the worst bear attack in Japanese history

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r/wikipedia 2h ago

Was comedian Tomoaki Hamatsu, also known as just "Nasubi", forced to stay within the apartment the challenge set him in?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasubi

As the title says, was he forced to do this? I don't really understand why he would continue to stay if this is the case. After all, there were people opening the door so he could have technically left whenever. Why did he choose to stay if he could have just left? Also what was the incentive in finishing the challenge? I don't remember there being any mention of payment being involved.


r/wikipedia 12h ago

"Bone Wars": a "Great Dinosaur Rush" between two leading paleontologists in the Gilded Age.

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r/wikipedia 1d ago Helpful

FBI search of Mar-a-Lago

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r/wikipedia 6h ago

Coffin Texts

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r/wikipedia 10h ago

2022 Oder environmental disaster

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r/wikipedia 3h ago

In general, what are the reasons people make a Wikipedia article about someone?

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r/wikipedia 3h ago

Ptahhotep

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r/wikipedia 9h ago

Organization of Struggle for the Emancipation of the Working Class

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r/wikipedia 18h ago

Great Hymn to the Aten, by the pharaoh Akhenaten (1400 BCE)

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r/wikipedia 9h ago

Ili Rebellion - Wikipedia

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r/wikipedia 20h ago Silver

Human Shadow Etched in Stone is thought to be the residue of a person who was sitting at the entrance of the Hiroshima Branch of Sumitomo Bank when the atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima.

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r/wikipedia 21h ago

Imhotep

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r/wikipedia 18h ago

Was-scepter; Ancient Egyptian symbol representing power, the earliest examples of which date to the First Dynasty

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

2014 Vrbětice ammunition warehouses explosions – Wikipedia

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

Mobile Site Thomas Blood is an Irishman who attempted to steal the English crown jewels.

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r/wikipedia 22h ago

Harper's Songs

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r/wikipedia 1d ago Helpful

The Satanic Verses controversy

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r/wikipedia 18h ago

Sobekneferu

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r/wikipedia 2d ago Helpful

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens who were convicted of spying on behalf of the Soviet Union, providing top-secret information about nuclear weapon designs. Convicted of espionage in 1951, they were executed by the federal government of the United States in 1953.

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

Diel vertical migration: "In terms of biomass, it is the largest synchronous migration in the world." (bonus: article has cool gif)

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

Timeline of social media

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r/wikipedia 1d ago

How do you usually save articles on your desktop?

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I recently dumbed my smartphone and deleted all social media and other time consuming apps (I'd wake up and fall asleep to wikipedia). Then in horror a few weeks later I realized I had nuked a few years of saved articles on the app. I was wondering if people have a good way of saving them on the computer (simple browser bookmark folder? or is there a way to save page if you have an account?)

Thanks.


r/wikipedia 1d ago

Minamata disease

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