Reem Al-Kashif, 07/09/2016 15:52:
I always hear people saying that most of the articles
little to no edits
Do you mean that many articles
* have not been edited in a long time (6+ months?),
* have few revisions (that is?), or
* have only a human editor or two?
(and that is used to encourage participants to make
sure their articles are good enough).
Dubious reasoning; other factors kept unchanged, articles with errors or
other deficiencies are more likely to be edited further.
I would like to know if there are
statistics that support this for the English and Arabic Wikipedia.
Wikistats reports on the average number of edits per article (while
you'd need a median at least):
MediaWiki tells you the 5000 oldest pages
and you can easily
replicate such a query e.g. on http://quarry.wmflabs.org/