[Wikimedia-l] Editor retention (was Re: "Big data" benefits and limitations (relevance: WMF editor engagement, fundraising, and HR practices))

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 15:45:58 UTC 2013

On 4 January 2013 15:29, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Most topics that are popular or
> significant to large groups of English-writing people are already well
> covered, narrowing the opportunities for those folks (who, let's recall,
> generally don't have advanced expertise of the type amenable to Wikipedia
> articles) to contribute.

So I hear this may not be at all the case, and that editors writing
about Indian topics complain of excessive trouble getting past US
editors' notability detectors. This is of course anecdote not numbers,
but I would suggest not ignoring it.

- d.

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