Hi Piotr,

I've prepared the statements and could start running them tonight.
Right now I'm in the train home...


Piotr Konieczny <piokon@post.pl> schrieb:
Dear all,

I am trying to gather some data for a new paper, but I wonder if there
is a more efficient way of doing so than by using Wikipedia Special:Contribs
I have a list of editors, whose edits I'd like to analyze and get
numbers on their contributions by mainspace, and to specific groups of
pages (such as Wikipedia:Arbitration and its subpages, for example). In
other words, for a defined group of users, I would like to know if they
have ever contributed to an arbitration page, and if they did, how many
edits did they make.

I am assuming this wouldn't be that difficult for somebody who knows how
to run the queries on the Wikipedia database, but I have never been able
to develop enough of a coding skill to do so. Still, if people could
direct me to a page with instructions on how to run a database query,
perhaps I can try to learn. THat is, if they have been made more non-CS
person friendly, as two or so years ago when I last research this topic
they were, IMHO, still beyond the means of a non-coder to deal with.

Alternatively, I can consider paying someone to run a number of such
queries for me, since I now even have a real research budget :)

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