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About The Signpost

The Signpost is a community-written and -edited online newspaper covering the English Wikipedia, its sister projects, the Wikimedia Foundation, and the Wikimedia movement at large.

Founded in 2005, The Signpost is produced by volunteers, and is independent of the Wikimedia Foundation and other Wikimedia organizations. Our statement of purpose guides our efforts. Editorial decisions are made by the editorial board, composed of Wikimedia volunteers, and ultimately by Editor in Chief Evad37.

Unlike most Wikipedia pages, each Signpost article carries a byline to indicate its author, and is edited by at least one other team member. We welcome post-publication edits such as grammatical and spelling corrections to articles, subject to review by the Signpost team; we value our readers' efforts to correct simple mistakes and provide needed clarifications. Anyone may submit articles; suggestions and news tips are welcomed on our suggestions page. Aspiring contributors may wish to consult our content guidelines and our newsroom page.

Our readers have several options for subscription or notification of new issues, outlined on our subscription page.

Editors in chief, 2005—present:

  • Michael Snow (founder) (January—August 2005)
  • Ral315 (August 2005—December 2008)
  • Ragesoss (February 2009—June 2010)
  • HaeB (June 2010—July 2011)
  • (several interim editors, including Jarry1250 and Skomorokh)
  • The ed17 (May 2012—January 2015)
  • In 2015 and 2016, The Signpost generally had two co-editors in chief.
  • Gamaliel (January 2015—May 2016)
  • Go Phightins! (January 2015—August 2016)
  • Andreas Kolbe (May—November 2016)
  • Pete Forsyth (August 2016—June 2017)
  • In 2016, The Signpost moved from its formerly weekly schedule to publishing less frequently, and in 2017 ceased publication for three months until it was revived in June 2017.
  • Evad37 (June 2017-)

The original name of the newspaper was The Wikipedia Signpost; it was shortened to the The Signpost in August 2010 as a symbol of an expansion in scope beyond the English Wikipedia.

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