Hmm, I think the list of most-thanked people actually tells us more about
who is doing the thanking. I see at least 5 names on that list that I
recognise from my watchlist and therefore I may have thanked (statistically
unlikely I would recognise 5 out of 10 random Wikipedia user names) and 2 of
them I know I have thanked many times as we interact regularly in two
different topic areas.
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On 5 February 2015 at 18:14, Daniel and Elizabeth Case
Is it possible to break down the edits that get
thanked by namespace, or
even a particular page? That would be interesting.
And, overall, I am +1 to the idea that it makes Wikipedia a better place.
only suggested improvement would be a "you're
welcome" button, since I
receive more thanks than I generally give and that makes me look a little
standoffish. (And while we're at that, is there a stat on which editors
thanked the most?)
For the first bit:
Yes, the relevant table is described at
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Logging_table> and includes
log_namespace. Lots of ways of slicing the data are possible, though I
suggest any metric for 'niceness' is kept very simple so that it is
well understood. I.e. 100 thanks messages to a user, is much easier to
understand than ratios of several different things because they are
For the last bit, here are the results:
Top 10 *most thanked* users in Jan 2015:
111, HJ Mitchell
100, Ser Amantio di Nicolao
87, John of Reading
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