[Foundation-l] BBC News on BLP vandalism

Cary Bass cary at wikimedia.org
Fri Mar 6 20:09:04 UTC 2009

Thomas Dalton wrote:
> 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.

For that matter, just look at the contributors to this list alone :-)


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