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URL http://www.wikipedia.org/
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Wikipedia is the largest wiki on the planet, with several million articles available in English and several million more in dozens of available languages.

Wikipedia nostalgia, a frozen version of Wikipedia from 2001
April Fools Day 2010
No more Libraries of Alexandria destroyed.
English Wikipedia in August 2010, if printed.

For once, a site that recognizes the importance of third-party backups! They have a main downloads page from which you can get XML dumps from individual wikis (Wikimedia Foundation hosts more than 800 wikis: Wikipedias, Wiktionaries, Wikinews, Wikisources, Wikibooks, Wikiquotes, Wikiversities, Wikispecies, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, Wikidata).

Tools

Backups

As of 19:07, 10 July 2016 (EDT), dumps.wikimedia.org only has about 10 earlier versions of dumps for each wiki, generally going back to around October 2015. They don't seem to be linked, but they are accessible via http://dumps.wikimedia.org/wikiname/ (where wikiname is listed on the index page).

There's an old article dump (2008/03/12) up on The Pirate Bay magnet, from the ArchiveTeam TPB account, although it has no seeders as of 19:07, 10 July 2016 (EDT).

There is no current public backup for images uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, which has about 32 million images and other media files uploaded on its services as of 19:07, 10 July 2016 (EDT).

Links:

Transferring to IA

Hydriz is currently transferring the dumps of all Wikimedia projects into the Internet Archive. Wikimedia itself has provided resources to me for transferring these dumps to the Internet Archive. The results are in the wikimediadownloads collection, which is still being kept up to date as of 20:38, 10 July 2016 (EDT).

Vital signs

Stable, but they seriously use a lot of tactics to get donations.

Offline readers

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