[Foundation-l] BBC News on BLP vandalism

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 18:24:43 UTC 2009

2009/3/6 Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>:
> 2009/3/6 Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>:

>> When the English Wikipedia is the only Wikipedia with BLP issues, I
>> completely agree.

> It's the only Wikipedia where BLP issues significantly affect UK
> politicians, which are the subject of the article.

Note that en:wp is more British than might be expected - according to
a 2007 statistics run (by Greg Maxwell?), 50% of edits on en:wp are
from the US and 25% are from the UK, even though the population ratio
is 5:1. So UK residents edit 2.5x as much as US residents per capita.
(I use this stat to correct UK journalists who think of Wikipedia as
an American thing.)

- d.

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