BTW we really /do not/ have 3498 real users -- a good
many of these "users"
logged in only to abuse our upload utility or for other nefarious or
non-contributing reasons (I don't greet any user who hasn't contributed at
all). Is there a way to get rid of many of these no-longer used user
Lee (just the ones that have been inactive for months and whose user pages
are still edit links)?
The vast majority (over three quarters) of people who have logged in have
never made any edits whatsoever, quite apart from not having a user page. I
suspect that the majority are just passers by who click on log in out of
curiosity. It might be a good idea do a clearout of all of these that are
older than a couple of months and have never made any contributions, to free
up the user names.
Out of interest, I produced some stats for the users we have and the number
of contributions since February. These show that about 800 logged in users
have made at least one contribution, and about 400 have made at least 10
contributions. 95% of edits (again counting logged in users only) have been
made by only around 200 Wikipedians. The Wikipedia community is still quite
a small corner of the Internet!
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