I'm Clovermoss, and I'm sending out the email thread this week.
* From Clovermoss *
I have smiled several times this week, and I'm thankful for that. I'm
thankful for the start of another year and another decade. I have observed
and participated in a lot of WikiLove between editors wishing each other a
happy new year. I'm excited for what 2020 will bring, as I'm anticipating
some important milestones being reached this year in my life.
I saw an interesting thread on the mailing list
an astronaut editing Wikipedia from the ISS
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISS>, and I'm thankful that my curiousity
about Earth and beyond has been piqued. I was one of those kids who used to
dream about being an astronaut. I still think of that career path as
fascinating, although not one I am likely to take myself. I admire people
who follow their dreams, whatever those dreams happen to be.
* From Pine *
"Email from the Analytics mailing list: "Introducing statistics for media
Just in time for the holidays, we're announcing the addition of Media
Requests to our metrics catalog. Over the last few months we've been
working on a dataset offering request numbers for every single image,
audio, video and document in the Wiki universe, since 2015.
This means we have 3 new metrics available in the Analytics Query Service:
* Media requests per referrer: e.g. how many images, audio, videos... have
been accessed from English Wikipedia in the last month? '''73 billion for
* Media requests per file: e.g. how many hits did [[Christmas
tree#/media/File:Yggdrasil.jpg|this cool painting]] get in November? The
answer is 483,791 hits.
* Top files by media requests: e.g. what was the most popular video
yesterday, December 22nd? Fred Rogers testifying before the Senate
Subcommittee on Communications. Fun! You can check out the top 1000 media
files for any month or day, for any media type.
Media requests is, in terms of absolute numbers, a huge dataset, so the per
file and top metrics are still being loaded with data all the way to 2015.
We expect this loading to finish in mid January.
You can read more about this in Wikitech. As usual if you have any
questions about the dataset or the new metrics please send them our way
here on the list or via Phabricator.
Francisco + the A team
''Francisco Dans (él, he, 彼)''
Software Engineer, Analytics Team