On 10/22/06, Peter Ansell
According to a contribution history from
do not have any pages in Main space with over 10 edits, 9,7,7 are the
top three. I am wondering why they are here, then I look at Wikipedia
space and the highest page has 407, followed by 382, 326.
Those kind of stats, without anything else, doesn't necessarily mean
much. If you're a person that do alot of RC-patrol and/or other
gnomish activites, you don't usually get that many edits per article.
Also, many people do substantial improvements in just one edit (I tend
to do that, and thus I have similar numbers). These situations are not
uncommon. I know a number users who have improved a thousands of
articles with just one edit. Many people edit that way. My point is
that you need to look at fuller picture of an editors activites before
you can judge him.
As some other people have pointed out, if this editor did substantial
work before his latest 500 edits, even if that work was just cleanup
or RC-patrol and such, he has earned his position in the community.
And with that, his rights to influence policy.
Again, I can't really say whether this is the case here. I'm just
saying, numbers can be decieving.
That may be the case if they do have a large number of single edit
mainspace contributions, but they actually got straight into
administration issues from the time they arrived, starting with XfD's
in their first few edits and not stopping up until now.
Maybe my initial summary was wrong. I was simply trying to point out
that unless you know what the deal is with editing articles, how can
you deal with the meta issues? Keep in mind this is not what I would
call a company, its a single class community IMO.