[Wikimedia-l] User retention statistics?
hubert.laska at gmx.at
Thu Apr 19 12:07:07 UTC 2012
Fastily is still active on Commons.
Am 19.04.2012 01:40, schrieb Robert Rohde:
> PS. This story was triggered by Fastily's retirement. He has 46000
> edits on enwiki, and only about 620 editors have reached that plateau.
> Of these, 90% are still active. So such retirements are relatively
> rare. Personally, I hope he decides to come back after taking some
> time to relax and recharge. It seems to be the case that many such
> declared retirements aren't really permanent.
> -Robert Rohde
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 4:08 PM, Robert Rohde <rarohde at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 11:07 AM, Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod at mccme.ru> wrote:
>>> 1. What is the average lifetime of a Wikipedia editor (for instance the one
>>> with at leat 1000 contributions)? I recollect smth about two years, but I am
>>> pretty sure I have never seen any research on this. How does it depend on
>>> the number of contributions?
>> For enwiki, using data from last August:
>> 28243 users have at least 1000 edits (all namespaces).
>> Of these, 9898 had not edited in the six months before the end of the data set.
>> So about 65% of the major editors are still active, at least occasionally.
>> The mean wiki-lifetime for the 28243 major users was 49.9 months.
>> For the 9898 users who were not recently active, the mean
>> wiki-lifetime was 35.6 months.
>> Further, there are 4685 users with at least 10000 edits, and of these,
>> all but 914 were still active in the last 6 months of the data set.
>> So 80% of the editors at the very high end are still active (at least
>> occasionally). The mean wiki-lifetime on the total group is 60.5
>> months, and the departed group is 42.6 months.
>> Incidentally, the mean account age of individuals editing article
>> space is now over 3 years for enwiki. A lot of the work is being by
>> the relative old-timers. By the same token though, people who have
>> ever made it to 1000 edits are more likely than not to still be active
>> -Robert Rohde
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