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  • Colbert Bump: Whatever gets linked on the main page (Today's Featured Article, In the News, On This Day) gets a views spike. The "Did You Know" section in particular has newly made\improved pages the authors want to get this sort of attention.
    • On the receiving end, the Top 25 Report, with the most viewed pages of the previous weeks, shows which topics entered public consciousness (along with recent news and movie\TV\Netflix releases, there are always entries inspired by Google and Reddit).
  • Dub Name Change: Enforced on the Latin Wikipedia, where all humans must have their first names translated into Latin.
  • Follow the Leader:The wiki craze started there,but it was not the first wiki.
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  • Meaningful Release Date: Many times Today's Featured Article will be on a date important to the subject, such as the birthday\anniversary. Taking examples from the most viewed ever: Franz Kafka (his birthday, with a Google Doodle also helping) 2012 phenomenon (one day before the one where it would supposedly happen), Barack Obama (the 2008 election day showcased both him and opponent John McCain), Pluto (had just been visited by a probe), and John Lennon (would've been his 70th birthday).
  • Milestone Celebration: In 2015, the Wikipedia logo added a banner celebrating 5 million articles in the English edition.
  • Referenced by...: Not only has Wookieepedia a Pun-Based Title, its logo is also a Visual Pun on Wikipedia's.
  • Why Fandom Can't Have Nice Things: Because of the Siegenthaler incident, unregistered users are no longer allowed to start pages. (However, they can still edit pages made by other users, unless the page is protected from such edits — and even then, with only a few exceptions, protection is only done for short periods of time.)
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