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

Federico Leva (Nemo) nemowiki at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 15:25:46 UTC 2013

Andreas Kolbe, 10/01/2013 19:42:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 6:38 PM, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote:
>> Andreas Kolbe, 10/01/2013 19:21:
>>> Open these two pages:
>>> <http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/ChartsWikipediaFR.htm>
>>> <http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/ChartsWikipediaEN.htm>
>>> Each has four bar charts with yellow bars. Ignore the top two charts.
>> Focus
>>> on the third and fourth charts with yellow bars.
>>> Random fluctuations aside, the ones for French show a consistent upward
>>> trend.
>> They don't.
> Are you willing to concede that they look *markedly* different from the
> English ones, and don't show a clear downward trend starting in 2007, as
> the English ones do? :))

Sure, I am: en.wiki is the one in the worst conditions. However, any 
hypothesis explaining decline (or proposing corrections) only for 
en.wiki and not for all the other wikis (which similarly experienced it) 
is IMHO useless.


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