Good news discussion below.
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From: "Pine W" <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com>
Date: Aug 15, 2015 7:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Wiki-research-l] Has the recent increase in English
wikipedia's core community gone beyond a statistical blip?
To: "Wiki Research-l" <wiki-research-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
VisualEditor and Citoid perhaps? It would be
interesting to see if there
is a correlation between the use of those tools and the
On Aug 15, 2015 6:12 AM, "WereSpielChequers"
> With 8% more editors contributing over 100 edits in June 2015 than in
2014, we have now had six consecutive months where this particular
metric of the core community is looking positive. One or two months could
easily be a statistical blip, especially when you compare calender months
that may have 5 weekends in one year and four the next. But 6 months in a
row does begin to look like a change in pattern.
> As far as caveats go I'm aware of several of the reasons why raw edit
is a suspect measure, but I'm not aware of anything that has come in
in this year that would have artificially inflated edit counts and brought
more of the under 100 editors into the >100 group.
> I know there was a recent speedup, which should increase subsequent edit
and one of the edit filters got disabled in June, but neither of
those should be relevant to the Jan-May period.
> Would anyone on this list be aware of something that would have
thrown that statistic?
> Otherwise I'm considering submitting something to the Signpost.
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