On Sat, Oct 6, 2007 at 5:05 PM, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
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
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?
(If the placeholders do work, then it'd also be useful convincing some
wikiprojects to encourage the things. Not that there's ownership of
articles on en:wp, of *course* ...)
Just this morning I noticed arbcom member Wizardman (of Colbert Report
fame) serially removing these images.
Did you ever find these statistics, David, Greg?
Last I heard was this:
On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 10:20 AM, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
2008/10/10 Philip Sandifer
On Oct 10, 2008, at 11:03 AM, Charlotte Webb
> If anyone has statistics for how many photos
have been submitted via
> clicking on the placeholder, now would a good time to break 'em out.
I believe David Gerard knows these. David?
I don't, actually. Greg Maxwell said to me a while ago it would be
easy to run them from a full history dump - Greg?