[Wikimedia-l] Thanking anonymous users

Marc A. Pelletier marc at uberbox.org
Tue Jan 14 23:02:51 UTC 2014

On 01/14/2014 04:07 PM, Tilman Bayer wrote:
> but I wouldn't rule out
> the possibility that they still achieved a good approximation.

I'd wager that what they have gotten might be a poor sample; there is
certainly a correlation between being a "power/advanced" user and more
intricate talk page archiving -- so the class of users most likely to
get some kinds of barnstars would end up being the most underrepresented
in the dataset.

I haven't read their paper though - they may well have accounted for
that in some manner.

-- Marc

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