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>

> Wikistats knows about 8017 bot usernames according to
> https://dumps.wikimedia.org/other/pagecounts-ez/wikistats/csv_wp_main.zip
> (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/ .
> Nemo
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==New Paper==
Editorial: At the Crossroads: Lessons and Challenges in Computational
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Borge-Holthoefer J, Moreno Y and Yasseri T
*Front. Phys*. 4:37 (2016).

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