[Foundation-l] Increasing the number of new accounts who actually edit

Lennart Guldbrandsson wikihannibal at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 07:55:27 UTC 2010


Did you know that less than a third of the users who create an account on
English Wikipedia make even *one* edit afterwards? Two-thirds of all new
accounts never edit! Interestingly, this percentage vary very much from
language version to language version.

Now, the question is not: "what can we do about it?" We know plenty of
things that we *could* do. The question is this: "what are the easiest
levers to push that increase the numbers?"

We have a couple of ideas (they are presented on the Outreach wiki, at
but we need your help! Here are three easy things that you can do:

1. Offer ideas
2. Sign up to help with the project
3. Spread the word. Do you know anybody who would want to be interested in
helping out? Pass this message on.

Best wishes,


Lennart Guldbrandsson, chair of Wikimedia Sverige and press contact for
Swedish Wikipedia // ordförande för Wikimedia Sverige och presskontakt för
svenskspråkiga Wikipedia

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