On the English Wikipedia you can start with the current bots which should
all be in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:All_Wikipedia_bots
There are also former bots in the category
but we are unlikely to spot them and add them to that list unless they did
enough edits to make the list of 10,000 most active Wikipedians after they
Good to hear some figures about the drop in bot editing because of the
intrawiki links. I've recent taken over maintaining one of our more
venerable stats on Wikipedia
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Katalaveno/TBE>, and I was looking for
a figure on the drop in editing due to the intrawiki change.
Anecdotally I was told that the Wikidata community was half existing
wikimedians moving to a new project and half new recruits to the community.
But I don't remember seeing detailed stats on that, it might make an
interesting Phd project for someone.. As with so many other spinoffs both
within the community to Wikitonary, various languages of Wikipedia and of
course Wikimedia Commons and to fansites in Wikia of course there will be
some loss to the community they were spunoff from.
The other, bigger and harder change to quantify is the amount of
vandalfighting, bot and manual that moved to the edit filters between 2009
and 2014. Because it was a gradual process as filters were tested and
refined it mainly looks like a general decline in editing.
On 11 October 2016 at 11:25, Taha Yasseri <taha.yas...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Fabian,
> We recently did the same exercise for this paper: Even Good Bots Fight
> Have a look at the data collection, where we explained how we made a list
> of all bots.
> Also re edit statistics, see Fig S1.
> Happy to compare the lists and share data.
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 11:08 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemow...@gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> Wikistats knows about 8017 bot usernames according to
>> (cut -f2 -d, StatisticsBots.csv | sort -u | wc -l ). Given active editors
>> tend to complain a lot if they get counted as bots, a comprehensive list
>> should probably be a superset of that one.
>> Flöck, Fabian, 11/10/2016 11:15:
>>> This is likely not news, so can someone enlighten me regarding what
>>> brought about that sharp decline of bot edits?
>> The migration of interwiki links to Wikidata, which is very visible in
>> https://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/PlotsPngEditHistoryTop.htm .
>> There was also some statistic by WMF on whether active users had
>> "migrated" to Wikidata from other projects, but I can't quickly find it
>> now; maybe it was around the time of http://infodisiac.com/blog/201
>> 4/03/wikimedia-editor-trends-broken-down-by-project/ .
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