On 06/10/2007, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 10/6/07, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>
> I've been putting placeholder images on a
lot of articles on en:wp.
> e.g. [[Image:Replace this image male.svg]], which goes to
> [[Wikipedia:Fromowner]], which asks people to upload an image if they
> own one.
> I know it's inspired people to add free content images to articles in
> several cases. What I'm interested in is numbers. So what I'd need is
> a list of edits where one of the SVGs that redirects to
> [[Wikipedia:Fromowner]] is replaced with an image. (Checking which of
> those are actually free images can come next.)
> Is there a tolerably easy way to get this info from a dump? Any
> Wikipedia statistics fans who think this'd be easy?
It wouldn't be hard to do with a recent *full
history dump*. Which
does not exist.
Get me a full history dump and I'll give you a list of all revisions
that included the image.
We now have an en:wp full history dump!
Cross-namespace redirects don't work any more, so the images I'm after
numbers for replacements of are [[Image:Replace this image1.svg]],
[[Image:Replace this image male.svg]] and [[Image:Replace this image
Are you still able to help with this? If not, anyone else into
fossicking through history dumps?