On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 7:13 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
2009/1/23 Andrew Gray
2009/1/23 Andre Engels
- would it be possible to get some kind of script set up to
take, say, a thousand of our most popular articles and tell us what
the "cite all named authors who make nontrivial contributions" result
would be like? This might be a useful bit of data...
If you define "nontrivial" for me, that should not be too hard...
Nikola's cutoff above was "If all edits shorter than 10 characters are
excluded..." - this sounds not unreasonable, since adding three words
or more will take you over it.
In the vast majority of cases, that will work fine. There will be the
odd edit where less than 10 characters is significant (especially is
the user has made lots of short edits), but probably not many. It may
be "reasonable" to neglect those few corner cases.
Especially if you include a URL to the full detail *as well*.
Of course, the tool should be updated as the technology improves. 10
characters or the details of the tool shouldn't be spelled out somewhere
And there should probably be some mechanism to manually override it in