controversial topics. Retrieved July 2, 2014. "Wikipedia Co-Founder Planning New Expert-Authored Site". 332 333 On August 23, 2013, the New Yorker website published a cartoon with this caption: "Dammit, Manning, have you considered the pronoun war that this is going to start on your Wikipedia page?" 334 The cartoon referred to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning (born Bradley Edward. Software operations and support See also: MediaWiki The operation of Wikipedia depends on MediaWiki, a custom-made, free and open source wiki software platform written in PHP and built upon the MySQL database system. These issues, among others, had been parodied since the first decade of Wikipedia, notably by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report. Law students have been assigned to write Wikipedia articles as an exercise in clear and succinct writing for an uninitiated audience. Retrieved April 19, 2011.