[Foundation-l] Licensing update vote result

Erik Zachte erikzachte at infodisiac.com
Fri May 22 21:53:43 UTC 2009

My best guess for currently active editors, if active is defined as "a
registered user who has made more than five edits in the past month." is
somewhere between 70,000 and 90,000.


Feb 2009 roughly 50,000 editors on all Wikipedia's except English made 5 or
more edits in that month.



Caveat: Please note that there will be Wikipedians that edit on several
language projects, and therefore are counted twice or more. With SUL it
should be possible to filter double counts. This has not happened yet.


Also this number includes bots which are not yet counted separately (they
will soon be). With hundreds of bots in existence, and 40-50 bots active on
100+  projects, roughly subtract 5,000-10,000 from the above figure. 



Sep 2008 roughly 41,000 editors made 5 or more edits on the English
Wikipedia in that month.



Again some of the editors on wp:en: will already have been counted in the
first figure.


The number of active editors on other Wikimedia projects does not change the
overall order of magnitude. 


Right now Tomasz Finc is working on a special dump for the English
Wikipedia, without article contents but with all revision data, so that at
least we will have up to date edit(or) stats on wp:en: in the foreseeable


Expect to see more granular and up to date edit(or) stats before Wikimania.


Erik Zachte 



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