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Wikipedia +‎ -ian (compare encyclopaedist)



Wikipedian ‎(plural Wikipedians)

  1. (Wiktionary and WMF jargon) A person who contributes to Wikipedia, especially a regular contributor versed in the ways of the site.
    • 2006, The Economist, 22 Apr.,
      Britannica, somewhat representative of old media in general, instinctively regards Wikipedia as a threat, whereas Wikipedians are not the least bit tempted to reciprocate.
    • 2008, Jonathan Zittrain, The Future of the Internet--And How to Stop It, p. 139:
      This change takes care of casual or heat-of-the-moment vandalism, but it does little to address a new category of Wikipedian somewhere between committed community member and momentarily vandalizing teenager, one that creates tougher problems.


Wikipedian ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to Wikipedia.
    • 2006 Apr 19, “The Wikipedia FAQK”, Wired News:
      Many scholars of Wikipedian theology theorize that if consensus is ever reached, Wikipedia will spontaneously disappear.
    • 2007 Sep 6, GALE ZOË GARNETT, “The language of the love of language”, Globe and Mail:
      In these Googlial Wikipedian times, a vast collection of wordbooks may seem slow, unnecessary or both.
    • 2008 Mar 21, Pat Kane, “Here Comes Everybody, by Clay Shirky. We-Think, by Charles Leadbeater”, Independent:
      If people stopped believing in the Wikipedian ideal, and used its tools for vandalism, "it's unlikely the whole enterprise would survive a week"

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