[Wikimedia-l] Swedish Wikipedia reach 1 million (with support of bots)

Hubertl hubert.laska at gmx.at
Tue Jun 18 05:00:15 UTC 2013

Am 16.06.2013 15:24, schrieb Johan Jönsson:

> I would say our experience is that it doesn't affect the number of human
> editors at all in any way.

Hi Johan, Anders Wennersten says:

And as shown earlier we have learned that this actually helps recruting 
and keeping editors


It is difficult to draw conclusions about user behavior. The more 
difficult it is to say something about the behavior of persons, which 
are not yet detectable part of the community.

Because it's probably the most difficulty to make predictions about 
facts that take place in the future.


A couple of people run bots that create very
> short articles about taxons or other stuff that, to be honest, probably
> wouldn't have been created otherwise. These articles have very few readers.
> Why on Earth would this discourage us?
> Our main problem is that browsing Swedish Wikipedia using the "random
> article" button isn't as fun as it used to be. That's probably fixable.
> //Johan Jönsson
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