I'm not sure about the Geographical Distribution, but I agree that the
information at the top of the page seems to imply that the data is from
Regretfully, my retention query was killed because it was running too long.
I'll start a new one on our
analytics servers. I'm flying to the same conference you are so are today
so hopefully, I'll be able to give you some good news when I land (tomorrow
On Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 6:25 PM, Shannon Keith <shannon(a)williamsworks.com>
Thank you all, this has been very helpful.
A couple follow-up questions:
· The geographical distribution
is from 2013 correct?
· Would someone be able to create an updated graph of editor
retention on English Wikipedia up to 2016? It doesn’t have to be just
‘good-faith’ editors, I know that would be much more work. This is the one
we currently have, but it would be great to have it show recent years:
This will be part of a presentation from the strategy team, so if it’s
possible to do by this Thursday, I would be so grateful.
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Note that "editing session" is not at all similar to an "edit
Geiger, R. S., & Halfaker, A. (2013, February). Using edit sessions to
measure participation in Wikipedia. In *Proceedings of the 2013
conference on Computer supported cooperative work* (pp. 861-870). ACM.
On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Nuria Ruiz <nuria(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
· Average hours of spent by editors by
segment (5+ edits and
We do not keep track of session length per editor thus this data is not
The most similar thing I can think of is session length of editing session
which is quite different. That is a heavily sampled metric that is reported
via eventlogging, some related data is reported here:
On Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 5:03 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki(a)gmail.com>
Aaron Halfaker, 22/03/2017 22:43:
__· __Number of editors who contribute 1 edit per month? __
First column of https://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesWikimediaAllProjects
__· Is it possible/feasible to run editor retention metrics
globally (versus just based on a single project?
This depends if one just wants to (deduplicate and) sum different
projects, or also consider interwiki events (such as a person stopping
activity on a wiki but resuming activity on another wiki). I remember
something was done a few years ago to see if Wikidata removed active
editors from other projects and a few "migration" paths were identified in
all directions. I can't find the chart/table now though.
__· __Total number of editors on all projects over the past 16
years (not just ENWP)?____
For a quick estimate I usually make a proportion
editor_activity_levels : https://stats.wikimedia.org/
EN/TablesWikimediaAllProjects.htm ~ https://stats.wikimedia.org/
EN/TablesWikipediaEN.htm#editdistribution : x . If the active editors in
most classes are about 1 : 2, then probably the total number of editors in
all Wikipedias + all other project is more than twice the English
Wikipedia's total e.g. over 10 millions (or over 2 millions if you consider
the usual 10 edits threshold).
__· __Global distribution of editors by region (or country),
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