[Foundation-l] BBC News on BLP vandalism

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 19:27:17 UTC 2009

2009/3/6 David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com>:
> 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.)

That's interesting. We should try and get some more up-to-date stats
on that - it would be useful for Wikimedia UK to have stats like that
to throw around in negotiations, etc., to show how important we are.

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