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

Bjoern Hoehrmann derhoermi at gmx.net
Thu Jan 10 17:30:17 UTC 2013

* Andreas Kolbe wrote:
>I am mostly looking at the column for editors making more than 100 edits a
>month, as that is where the decline in the English Wikipedia has been most
>pronounced, from 4804 in March 2007 to 3137 in November 2012. It's when
>core editors leave in droves that you start to worry.

You would have to analyse those edits qualitatively though in order to
tell whether this decline is something to worry about. For example, if
authors no longer have to fix certain problems because bots are taking
care of them now, then fewer edits are nothing to worry about.
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