Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-27 Thread 梁忠明
Hi all, In Chinese Wikipedia, there're no such bots to create lots of biological articles - Ranyv, one of my colleagues there, said that Chinese is not a language adopting the Roman alphabet, thus it is difficult to generate translation names for those species - unlike Vietnamese and others, they

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-27 Thread
As well as finding out where this has happened, it would be good to have some cases of where bots went bad explained. My main concern would be leaving a bot to create thousands of articles but in the process creating a headache for limited numbers of maintainers, such as article copy-editors,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-27 Thread Anders Wennersten
On sv:wp our main headaches has not been technical problems in bots but inconsistencies (errors) in sources. For our lakes the hydrological authorities has in some cases called a group of nearby and/or conneced lakes with a plural name, like Pikelakes, while the mapauthorities call them

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-27 Thread
On 27 November 2013 13:43, Anders Wennersten m...@anderswennersten.se wrote: ... And even if this only is relevant for far less then 1% of all generated articles it becomes around hundred in total. Many of these cases are quite complicated to fix (area of lakes, depths) and there is a debate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Which Wikipedias have had large scale bot creation of articles this year?

2013-11-27 Thread Anders Wennersten
Fæ skrev 2013-11-27 15:24 Small error rates are a real challenge. My experience on Commons for large bot work has been long discussions around quality complaints where the level of error was *well below 1%*. Very interesting you also mention this level of problematic articles. We has found

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Increase in page views for the last 3 months

2013-11-27 Thread Erik Zachte
Thanks all for thinking along. We have found the cause of the unbelievable growth in page views, and it turns out to be an bug indeed. Around August 2013 a site change caused internal housekeeping messages to be counted as page views by our webstatscollector software. As the patch was rolled

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Increase in page views for the last 3 months

2013-11-27 Thread Brad Jorsch (Anomie)
On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Erik Zachte ezac...@wikimedia.org wrote: Special:CentralAutoLogin/createSession Special:CentralAutoLogin/start You should also remove anything else beginning with Special:CentralAutoLogin/. Maybe Special:MWOAuth/ and Special:OAuth/ too. -- Brad Jorsch

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Increase in page views for the last 3 months

2013-11-27 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Brad Jorsch (Anomie), 27/11/2013 20:38: On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Erik Zachte ezac...@wikimedia.org wrote: Special:CentralAutoLogin/createSession Special:CentralAutoLogin/start You should also remove anything else beginning with Special:CentralAutoLogin/. Maybe Special:MWOAuth/ and

[Wikimedia-l] Invitation to WMF November 2013 Metrics Activities Meeting: Thursday, December 5, 19:00 UTC

2013-11-27 Thread Praveena Maharaj
Dear all, The next WMF metrics and activities meeting will take place on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM UTC (11 AM PST). The IRC channel is #wikimedia-office on irc.freenode.net and the meeting will be broadcast as a live YouTube stream. The current structure of the meeting is: * Review

[Wikimedia-l] Increase in page views for the last 3 months

2013-11-27 Thread James Heilman
However we have seen a 20-30% drop in pageviews coming out of this tool http://toolserver.org/~alexz/pop/view.php Mr.Z-man has looked into it here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mr.Z-man/pageview but has not seem to have found the reason yet. -- James Heilman MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian The