Re: [Wikimedia-l] User retention statistics?

2012-04-22 Thread Yaroslav M. Blanter
Thank you all for the replies, I need some time to process this information. Cheers Yaroslav 1. What is the average lifetime of a Wikipedia editor (for instance the one with at leat 1000 contributions)? I recollect smth about two years, but I am pretty sure I have never seen any research on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] User retention statistics?

2012-04-18 Thread Philippe Beaudette
Yaroslav - You'll probably find background for some of this on the strategy wiki - that's the community health group that you're thinking about. :-) This is a survey in particular that might interest you: http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Task_force/Community_Health/Former_contributors_survey

Re: [Wikimedia-l] User retention statistics?

2012-04-18 Thread Robert Rohde
PS. This story was triggered by Fastily's retirement. He has 46000 edits on enwiki, and only about 620 editors have reached that plateau. Of these, 90% are still active. So such retirements are relatively rare. Personally, I hope he decides to come back after taking some time to relax and