FR introduction in August 2008, per Victoria's post.
The Russian project got going a little later than de:WP and en:WP, so the initial growth
phase started later, too.
Growth has been steady, but no marked leap either way in August 2008.
--- On Thu, 30/9/10, Risker <risker.wp(a)gmail.com> wrote:
From: Risker <risker.wp(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Differences between projects with common versus highly
diverse cultural backgrounds (was Re: Pending Changes)
To: "Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List"
Date: Thursday, 30 September, 2010, 18:23
On 30 September 2010 04:02, Andreas
Thanks for the extra perspective. The post-2007
decline in 100+ editors on
en:WP may indeed reflect a decline in vandalism
The most interesting point to me was that de:WP
revisions in spring 2008, across the board, and
editor numbers appear
to have remained completely unaffected. In de:WP,
participation levels did not *drop* as a result
It would be interesting to figure out if the number (or
editors with 500+ and 1000+ edits a month has risen or
declined over the
same period for these projects. I'd expect en:WP's to
follow much the same
peak-and-decline as the 100+ edits, but I don't know enough
typical editing practices to venture a guess there.
Interestingly, one of the "selling points" of FR has been
the likelihood of
increasing the editor base, presumably of editors who carry
out 100+ edits a
month. The de:WP experience seems to contradict that, which
surprises me. Perhaps that is one metric to take off
the table when
evaluating the effects of PC on en:WP.
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