Andre Engels wrote:
On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Tim Starling wrote:
logged-in users, that way most edits go to a web
server which is close
to the master DB.
Would it not be better to keep the mirrors read-only, and have them redirect
to the master for write-access? To have writing in several places causes
significant overhead in avoiding edit conflicts and such.
There is a lot of hypothesis and discussion here. Have you considered
that there are some 40-60 page views for every single edit? What about
using some real statistics instead of guessing? (Just my hypothesis.)
Plus the tech discussion should be on wikitech-l, not wikipedia-l.
reports 40 views per
edit, as an average since July 2002. More recently, the English
Wikipedia has received:
Month Edits per month Page views views/edit
--------- --------------- ---------- ----------
July, 2003 212K 9.9M 46
Aug, 2003 248K 13.0M 52
Sept 1-24, 2003 227K 13.9M 61
As a comparison, the fast response time susning.nu wiki features 100
page views per edit. A faster Wikipedia would receive more page
views, probably 30M per month. The number of edits per month would
also increase, but perhaps not as much.
The Wikipedia statistics are spread out over too many places, and none
of these pages are wiki-editable, so I cannot add cross-reference
- Webalizer graphs, http://www.wikipedia.org/stats/
- Article count, http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Statistics
- Erik Zachte's edit count, http://www.wikipedia.org/wikistats/
older version at http://members.chello.nl/epzachte/Wikipedia/Statistics/EN/Sitemap.htm
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se/