[Foundation-l] EN Wikipedia Editing Statistics

Neil Harris usenet at tonal.clara.co.uk
Mon Dec 1 02:16:11 UTC 2008

Thomas Dalton wrote:
>>> Not to years but yes the English Wikipedia dumps very rarely work.
>>> De.wikipedia is starting to suffer the same issues and image database
>>> dumps don't happen.
>> No, I think it really has been two years (September 2006 to be
>> precise).  I'm pretty sure there have been no complete dumps this
>> calendar year.  I believe there was one (or two?) full dump process
>> that claimed to run to completion in 2007 but it was later found to
>> have been truncated (i.e. it didn't really dump all of enwiki, only a
>> portion of it).
>> If I am wrong and there really is a more recent complete history dump
>> of enwiki floating around somewhere, then I'd love to hear about it,
>> but I don't believe that is the case.
> That sounds about right to me. I think the confusion may come from
> there being lots of different dumps - the smaller dumps of enwiki do
> succeed (occasionally, at least!), it's the full dump of every
> revision of every page that fails routinely.
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Is the data replicated anywhere outside the Tampa data centre (such as 
in Amsterdam or Seoul)? If not, just one fire, flood or hurricane could 
destroy the entire en: Wikipedia.

-- Neil

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