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Piotr Konieczny wrote:
Joseph Reagle wrote:
A handful of students in a class I teach
hadn't realized that the Wikipedia
was 1) user written, 2) editable, or 3) discussable. They never even tried
the tabs at the top, so a student put the question to me in class today:
how many of those that access a page access its discussion page? On
#wikipedia folks noted that such a feature is possible with Wikimedia but
disabled and any such statistics are hard to get since there's so much and
can hurt performance if enabled.
Any other thoughts?
Will it really hurt us if we enable those statistics? Or is this just
one of those 'wiki-urban-mythgs'?
20k extra writes per second to the database? Yeah, that'd hurt us.
- -- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com
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