Subwiki:History of subject wikis

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This page describes important historical milestones in the historical development of subject wikis. Due to imperfect records, precise dates are not available, but information is available up to the month.

Month Event Record
December 2006 The Group Properties Wiki was created at this URL:
January/February 2007 The Group Properties Wiki was moved to this URL: and other wikis such as Commalg and Diffgeom were created at
May 2007 The Topospaces (Topology) Wiki was created.
July 2007 Groupprops logo design by Arpith.
March 2008 The domain name was purchased.
May 2008 Groupprops and the other subject wikis were moved over to the domain, where they currently reside, with technical assistance from Harish of 4AM.
January 2009 MediaWiki installations were done for many other subject wikis; the Subject Wikis Blog was created. Blog post on the beginning of the subject wikis blog
May 2010 Upgrade to MediaWiki 1.16, with introduction of Vector skin. Blog post
September 2010 For the first time, Groupprops logged 1000+ human pageviews in a single day. This is now a regular feature for weekday traffic during weeks of the academic year. Blog post (two months after the milestone)
December 2010 Groupprops crossed 1 million pageviews as logged by MediaWiki (this also includes non-human pageviews) -- this does not include pageviews prior to May 2008.
February 2011 Upgrade to MediaWiki 1.16.2 Blog post (a day after the upgrade)
April 2011 Upgrade to MediaWiki 1.16.4

Usage statistics

These pageview counts are as measured by Google Analytics, and are intended to measure only human pageviews. Counts are rounded off to the nearest multiple of 1000. (Details for other wikis to be filled in).

Subject wiki Pageviews in 2008 (starting May) Pageviews in 2009 Pageviews in 2010
Groupprops 17000 99000 226000
Topospaces 420 9000 20000
Commalg 180 1600 3000
Market 0 900 5600