About 'Number of editors who contribute 1 edit per month?'


I'm hoping we're not going that use that number for our next fundraiser ;-)

The more inclusive our numbers are, the less meaningful, bordering on alternative facts.


A person with one edit in any given month is as much an editor as a person who looks at the night sky a few times a year is an astronomer.

We have billions of those on this planet!





From: Analytics [mailto:analytics-bounces@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Neil Patel Quinn
Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 23:06
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Subject: Re: [Analytics] Fwd: follow-up on editors


Funny story: I noticed that Aaron's graph has the 1-month new editor retention on enwiki at about 7%, while I had recently done some queries that put it a little under 4%.

It turns out I made an error in my Unix timestamp math, and I was looking at the 12 hour new editor retention rate. It'll be interesting to see if the ranking of wikis by retention changes significantly when I correct that.


On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 2:15 PM, Aaron Halfaker <ahalfaker@wikimedia.org> wrote:



On Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 4:14 PM, Aaron Halfaker <ahalfaker@wikimedia.org> wrote:

Here's a graph of the retention rates of new editors in English Wikipedia.  



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