On 4 April 2012 17:55, Carcharoth <carcharothwp(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
I wonder, how much of the early editing (first 2-3 years), was on news
Probably relatively little because there weren't many editors and those
that were were concentrating on copying other encyclopedias.
How much was on historical topics?
It's likely that's nearly all of it.
ANd has that changed over time?
If you go through the articles that are being created now, a lot of them
(maybe a bit under 50% or so) couldn't have been started back when
Wikipedia started, because they rely on events that happened since that
So there's two things, there's the 'catch-up' of legacy info which peaked
around 2006 and is now well into decline and then there's the ongoing
maintenance of adding new stuff (this probably finished ramping up around
2006 due to the influx of new editors and should be pretty flat since the
number of editors isn't decreasing very much.)