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Additions to this page must follow certain rules, because it is hoped that in 50 years or so this page will become a valuable source of scholar research.
- January 10, the first issue of Wikipedia Signpost was published.
- January 23, Winners of the 2nd Danny's contest (Best New Article) announced.
- March 18, the 500,000-th article was created: Involuntary settlements in the Soviet Union.
- July 16, the English Wikipedia began the practice of including the day's featured picture on the main page.
- August 4-8: the first Wikimania was held in Frankfurt, Germany.
- November 29, John Seigenthaler Sr. publishes an op-ed in USA Today, about vandalism to his article. (See John Seigenthaler Sr. Wikipedia biography controversy)
- December 5 Wikipedia user registration became obligatory for the creation of a new article, as a consequence of the Seigenthaler controversy.
- December 14, Nature published Internet encyclopedias go head to head, a comparison study of Wikipedia vs. Encyclopaedia Britannica. See Wikipedia:External peer review/Nature December 2005 for a detailed study of the event.
- December 22, Wikipedia:Semi-protection policy was implemented
- 2005 Neapolitan Wikipedia created
- January 2005, Uncyclopedia, a parody of wikipedia was launched "as a response to the demand in BJAODN page for a place to put their nonsense."
- February 2005, Armenian Wikipedia (Armenian (Հայերեն)) created
- February 5, the first Wikipedia:Wikiportal, since renamed to Portal:Biology was created.
- June 11, WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles is a WikiProject was formed to better organize the creation of articles that exist in other notable encyclopedias, including print encyclopedias and other language Wikipedias, that should exist in the English Wikipedia. The project was started by Bluemoose (talk · contribs)
- June 23, Scots Wikipedia created
- July 6 a sandbox wikigame Wikipedia:Sandbox/Word_Association started, nominated for deletion, but survived
- October 24, Wikipedia:Bounty board was established, where Bounty Keepers donate bounty money to Wikimedia Foundation in the name of the "Bounty Hunters" for a job done within a deadline.
- October 7, Wikipedia:Personal attack intervention noticeboard established (on Jan. 10, 2007 it was shut down as deteriorated)
- October 8: The Institute of Wikipediology was initiated. Marked as inactive on November 5, 2006
- October 29: wikipedia calendar effort was started by mikkalai. It was met with unexpected hostility and part of it was even quickly deleted.
- December 22: Wikipedia:Friends of Wikipedia, created in wywy2001 to list webpages which link to wikipedia, was deleted after outliving its utility.
 Online births
- January 31 15:56, Bluemoose (talk • contribs • blocks • protects • deletions • moves • rights)
- March 24, Bhadani (talk • contribs • blocks • protects • deletions • moves • rights)
 Adminship granted
 Death and retirement
- June 21 12:08 RickK (talk • contribs • blocks • protects • deletions • moves • rights), admin (last words: There is a fatal flaw in the system. Vandals, trolls and malactors are given respect, whereas those who are here to actually create an encyclopedia, and to do meaningful work, are slapped in the face and not given the support needed to do the work they need to do. ) His exit came after a revert war where he was removing a copyright violation, in which he was blocked for violating the three revert rule by a fellow administrator. (see here)
- December 12, Wiglaf (talk · contribs) (May 29, 2003(anon) January 31, 2004 (named) — December 12, 2006) left wikipedia: I just lost the last reason to stay on Wikipedia. Good bye forever, fellow Wikipedians.
 See also
While formally Wikipedia:Verifiability and other wikipedia's content-controlling policies do not apply outside the wikipedia:Main namespace, they must be strictly followed here, for the sake of scholarly discipline:
- The listed event and its date must be mentioned in a wikilinked or externally linked reference. It is advised to consider an external link to a specific version of a wikipedia page rather than a wikilink, if this page is linked for a critical but volatile piece of information.
- Credible sources must be used only. Within wikipedia, Wikipedia:Signpost is one of them.
- Trivial events must be avoided: