With 8% more editors contributing over 100 edits in June 2015 than in June
2014 <https://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesWikipediaEN.htm>, we have now
had six consecutive months where this particular metric of the core
community is looking positive. One or two months could easily be a
statistical blip, especially when you compare calender months that may have
5 weekends in one year and four the next. But 6 months in a row does begin
to look like a change in pattern.
As far as caveats go I'm aware of several of the reasons why raw edit count
is a suspect measure, but I'm not aware of anything that has come in in
this year that would have artificially inflated edit counts and brought
more of the under 100 editors into the >100 group.
I know there was a recent speedup, which should increase subsequent edit
rates, and one of the edit filters got disabled in June, but neither of
those should be relevant to the Jan-May period.
Would anyone on this list be aware of something that would have otherwise
thrown that statistic?
Otherwise I'm considering submitting something to the Signpost.