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

Anders Wennersten mail at anderswennersten.se
Tue Jun 18 07:00:26 UTC 2013

I am happy to see that you, as well as Hubertl, is happy to go on as you 
always have done. I do not have the ambition to change your view on 
life, but to reach out to others open to the new opportunities that 
automation gives us in better reahing our aim free knowledge for all

The base fact figures for sv:wp is
Increase of views +23% on yearly basis, WM:DE +3, WMF:Fr +8 (all mature 
wikipediauser communities), nl with +14 and wm:it with +16 also very 
good figures (Spain Russia, and Portugal still in a built up phase have 
higher numbers) 

Editor >1 and >5 somewhat up or stable, new editor up in Jan, Feb, 
March, but down in April (eastertime) 

For my statement though I base it on that I 24/7 monitor ALL edits 
(there is around 50 in 15 min, 500 on 2,5 h, longer during night). And I 
have observed the effect of introducing our lakearticles (these are  
made up from three sources containing more then 100 different items of 
data, see for example 
where you can pick any or from the googlemap can find any from its 
place). And here I find after these are created a flur of new edits in 
old articles (as well as these) many from earlier more passive 
contributers users, and even some new. And there are photo safaris now 
being discussed to take photos of some of all these lakes (we find that 
to work with articles close to your home seems to be very simulating)


Federico Leva (Nemo) skrev 2013-06-18 08:05:
> Hubertl, 18/06/2013 07:00:
>> 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.
> Well, sv.wiki has just volunteered to be your guinea pig as the first 
> botpedia after Volapuk. :) I think it will be possible to make at 
> least some simple stats like how many new editors we got with first 
> edit on one of these articles, what's their retention etc.
> If the experiment fails, we may see mass-deletion of a million bot 
> articles in a few years: it wouldn't be the first time, deleting is 
> very easy.
> Nemo
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