[Wikimedia-l] The new narrowed focus by WMF

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Sun Oct 21 23:10:41 UTC 2012

On Sun, Oct 21, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> 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.
> http://www.informationweek.com/wikipedia-tightens-rules-for-posting/174900789
> 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
> edits.


Ignoring pre-2003, the percentage of anonymous edits peaked in November of 2005.

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