Matthew Flaschen wrote:
I'm not at all clear how you arrived at the figure
"8 millions vandal
sockpuppet accounts", nor what you mean by it. However, it doesn't
follow from the figures you've cited. Rather, I believe most of the 8.5
million user accounts are simply inactive. Someone made an edit,
constructive or not, then left, and did not return with that account (at
least not yet).
For me, such editors are part of our community of volunteers. Only
accounts used for non-constructive edits wouldn't be part of it, hence
logic dictates they would be vandal-only accounts.
Of course, we may dispute whether all volunteers are a part of
community; but the main point here is whether the current official
Wikimedia Foundation number of "a global community of more than 150,000
volunteers" isn't a serious under estimation?
Do we know the global edit redistribution per users? I.e. how many users
made 0 edits, how many made 1, how many made 10,000... a graph would be