Citizendium has been operating in a limited manner that ends with this week’s official launch. Its volunteer base numbers roughly 900 authors and 200 editors. The site has 1,100 articles, with 11 “approved” by editors, meriting them a green check mark. Volunteers can revise any article, though already-approved entries are labeled as separate “drafts” while they’re being rewritten again.
Because the sign-up and other steps are the antithesis of Wikipedia’s brazen ease, it’s hard to imagine Citizendium garnering 3 million member accounts, like Wikipedia has.