[Foundation-l] Wikimedia Audited Financial Statements for 2009-10 Fiscal Year Now Available

Andrew Garrett agarrett at wikimedia.org
Thu Oct 28 04:44:23 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 3:06 PM, John Vandenberg <jayvdb at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 2:45 PM, Robert Rohde <rarohde at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 4:24 PM, John Vandenberg <jayvdb at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The community is being defined in terms of 'people', rather than
>>> 'users'.  There are also people with more than one account; iirc, one
>>> 'crat on English Wikiquote had ~hundred accounts with more than five
>>> edits (Kalki).
>> There are also another ~75000 IP accounts generating at least 5 edits
>> per month.  It would be even harder than the username case to figure
>> out how many unique people this represents.
> Sage Ross suggested in todays IRC office hours that it would be
> interesting to look at anon members of our community , and I hadn't
> thought about this cohort.
> Are you sure these are not accounted for in stats.wm.org?
> A consideration with these is how often do they become a named
> account, and therefore would be counted twice if we simply add
> accounts+anons.
>> However, it would still
>> seem likely that there is a non-trivial fraction of the contributor
>> community who only edit anonymously.
> Indeed.

This is why we Wikimedians are awesome.

The Foundation's audited financial statements are posted, and our main
point of discussion is the accuracy of a tidbit of background
information in the introduction.


Andrew Garrett

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