--- Magnus Manske <magnus.manske(a)web.de> wrote:
Since practical reasons prevent us from doing that,
we'll have to
compare statistics to the last few month. We should also take opinions
(yes!) from the "new pages patrol" people into acount, wether the
creation of junk pages has dropped noticably.
Ultimately, to see if reality matches your hypothesis, you'll have to
apply the conditions of that hypothesis to reality and see if it matches
the expected outcome. That's what we are doing. If the results do not
match our expectations, thus proving our theory wrong, we'll take the
changes back; I have no doubt about this.
We also have to measure whether or not the problem has just shifted from anons to new
(really, anons whos only motivation to create an account was being prevented from
creating a new
page). If that is the case, then we may need to extend the experiment to newly created
accounts as well.
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