Wikipedians or editors are the volunteers who write and edit Wikipedia's articles, unlike readers who simply read them. Anyone—including you—can become a Wikipedian by boldly making changes when they find something that can be improved. To learn more about how to do this, you can check out the basic editing tutorial or the more detailed manual.

Wikipedians do a wide variety of tasks, from fixing typos and removing vandalism to resolving disputes and perfecting content, but are united in a desire to make human knowledge available to every person on the planet.

The English Wikipedia currently has 33,862,401 users who have registered a username. Only a minority of users contribute regularly (125,156 have edited in the last 30 days), and only a minority of those contributors participate in community discussions. An unknown but relatively large number of unregistered Wikipedians also contribute to the site.

As of February 2015, about 12,000 editors were eligible to vote in the Wikimedia Stewards Elections on the basis of their edits on the English Wikipedia, based on having an edit count of at least 600 overall and 50 since August 2014. This is about one quarter of the number who had 600 edits overall. (See the Talk page for details.)

Some accounts have special permissions, including:

Some user groups (such as stewards) act globally and thus they do not get local flags and local rights.

This page was last edited on 14 June 2018, at 11:10 (UTC).
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