Re: [Wikimedia-l] proportion of wiki size to what?

2015-01-27 Thread Erlend Bjørtvedt
I assume, the answer is all of this. Erlend Bjørtvedt Oslo Den mandag 26. januar 2015 skrev Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il følgende: Hi, It is well-known that the size of a Wikipedia in a given language is not proportional to the number of people who speak that language. By

Re: [Wikimedia-l] proportion of wiki size to what?

2015-01-26 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
Useful link, thank you! I know that article count is very far from perfect as a metric, of course. All of the things at that page are relevant and my question could be asked about any of them. בתאריך 26 בינו 2015 01:36, ‏Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com כתב: Amir E. Aharoni, 26/01/2015

Re: [Wikimedia-l] proportion of wiki size to what?

2015-01-26 Thread WereSpielChequers
, 25 Jan 2015 17:57:55 -0800 From: Amir E. Aharoni amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il To: wikimedia-l wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Subject: [Wikimedia-l] proportion of wiki size to what? Message-ID: CACtNa8tp9aYdB5MVCF350qJjyCYfsAGOT49=3jywn0ltfwt...@mail.gmail.com Content-Type: text/plain

Re: [Wikimedia-l] proportion of wiki size to what?

2015-01-26 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
Amir E. Aharoni, 26/01/2015 02:57: By size I mean the article count and the active editor count. If you drop this parenthesis, the whole email is fine. :) Article count is a totally useless metric for size; comparing useless metrics to uncertain metrics is quite sure to produce garbage.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] proportion of wiki size to what?

2015-01-26 Thread Robert Rohde
A few weeks back, I was playing around with some numbers. It is true that number of effective speakers isn't a very good predictor, but it is a place to start. Most of our mature editor communities have about 20 active editors per 1 million effective speakers, give or take a factor of 4. In

Re: [Wikimedia-l] proportion of wiki size to what?

2015-01-25 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
I develop the features of MediaWiki that are tightly related to the multilingual nature of Wikimedia projects, I want to develop these features in a way that will benefit as many people and languages as (reasonably) possible, so I want to know whatever can be known about what affects the size of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] proportion of wiki size to what?

2015-01-25 Thread Rui Correia
Hi Amir What exactly do you want from this? Is this just some personal curiosity or are you going to do someting with it? And by the way, you forgot bots - the article counts for some of the WP are driven by bots - the Dutch WP, for example. Rui 2015-01-26 4:05 GMT+02:00 Amir E. Aharoni

Re: [Wikimedia-l] proportion of wiki size to what?

2015-01-25 Thread Amir E. Aharoni
(And yes, I know that Language planning and some of the other items are not measurable as numbers. I'm throwing ideas around.) -- Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי http://aharoni.wordpress.com ‪“We're living in pieces, I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore‬ 2015-01-25 17:57