Hi, Erik, and all.
IMHO, it would be a good idea...but not definitely an urgent one. In our analyses on the
top-ten Wikipedias, we found that bots contributions introduced very few noise in data (to
be precise statistically, it was not significant at all).
You also have the additional problem that some bots are not identified in the users_group
My "practical impression" is that when you deal with overall figures, then bots
are irrelevant. However, if you want to focus in special metrics like concentration
indexes then their contribution DOES MATTER, since a very active bot in one month may ruin
--- El mié, 22/10/08, Erik Zachte <erikzachte(a)infodisiac.com> escribió:
De: Erik Zachte <erikzachte(a)infodisiac.com>
Asunto: [Wiki-research-l] "Regular contributor"
Fecha: miércoles, 22 octubre, 2008 9:55
Statistics, with "Wikipedians",
"active" and "very active users";
like often, Zachte's Statistics are great,
Also keep in mind that most figures in wikistats still
include bot edits.
IMO it becomes more and more urgent to present separate
counts for humans
For instance in eo: 54% of total edits for all time were
bot edits, but most
of these will be from recent years, so the percentage will
be even higher
for recent years.
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