[Wikimedia-l] The new narrowed focus by WMF

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Sun Oct 21 22:43:18 UTC 2012

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 12:10 PM, James Salsman <jsalsman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Retention of people who've made a handful of edits has
> declined substantially since 2005, even though new users still show up
> at the same rate.

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 6:30 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> Since 2005 the need to create accounts in order to do things has
> significantly increased.


December 05, 2005

"As a result of the incident, Wikipedia no longer accepts new
submissions from anonymous contributors, Wales said. A person now has
to register with the site before contributing an article."

I wonder, what percentage of those newly created accounts with only a
handful of edits include an edit which required the creation of an
account?  If you're going to check, make sure to include deleted

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