Back in mid-November, I did a survey of 100 randomly selected
articles, and re-checked them towards the end of February:
. I've now finished
my second check of those articles. The seven deleted articles are
still deleted, and the three redirects are still redirects.
Over the past three months, 868 edits were made to articles on the
list, giving a mean of 9.33 edits per article. The lower edit rate
could be explained by the time periods not being exactly three months:
the first was about a week and a half longer, while this one was a
week and a half shorter.
Many of the articles were unchanged since February: 23 articles had
zero edits, with three of them having not been edited since before
last November. 19 articles had ten or more edits, encompassing 80% of
all edits. The ratio of trivial edits to major edits remains roughly
the same, at around 99% trivial.
At the other extreme, six articles had 50 or more edits, with one
article ([[Lawrenceville School]]) having over a hundred. Number of
edits continues to not correlate with improvement, with only one of
the most-edited articles showing significant improvment.
Overall coverage is mostly unchanged, with [[CBS Columbia Square]]'s
improvement from "stub" to "good" being the only major improvement.
few other articles added a paragraph or two, but not enough to promote
them to a higher level.
Two articles lost significant ground in terms of quality: [[Padstow,
New South Wales]] added five paragraphs of information, but
wikification was removed from much of the existing article in the
process. [[Etham]] lost a paragraph.
Sourcing of articles has improved slightly: two articles gained
sources, for a total of 17 out of 85 articles having sources. The
total number of sources has increased significantly, with 54 sources
cited. [[General Semantics]] has continued to acquire sources, with
27 being cited, up from 17 the last time I checked.
The image situation has continued on its previous trend: the ratio of
free to non-free images remains roughly 2:1, with the addition of five
free images and five non-free images, and the removal of four non-free
images. 16 of the previous 17 dubious free-license images have been