[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] 2012-13 Annual Plan of the Wikimedia Foundation

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 13:58:52 UTC 2012

Florence Devouard, 29/07/2012 13:37:
> But seriously... I would feel fine with us trying to claim that the GEP
> is the largest system effort to INCREASE the number of articles. It is
> probably true.
> But we all know that the result is... so and so. Possibly good content,
> but also lot's of crap being reverted and deleted afterwards. Claiming
> it is the largest effort to boost high quality content is not only
> disingenous... but I actually find it counter productive and a tiny bit
> offensive toward the actual community.

Another passage is interesting too: «We've successfully brought in 
thousands of students [...] they typically make a small number of edits 
[...] and then leave. [...] initiatives like "Wiki Loves Monuments" have 
also achieved very high multimedia participation in spike months (22K 
uploaders in September 2011, when WLM took place, returning to normal 
levels immediately afterwards).»

Where are the statistics validating this interpretation? I didn't find 
anyone able to answer me how many of the thousands participants to WLM 
contributed to Commons or another project afterwards. Their motivation 
is very different from the students'.


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