On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 7:51 PM, Luis Villa <lvi...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 9:26 AM, Andrew Lih <andrew....@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 3. Participation in the mailing list may be a misleading indicator of
>> activity or interest, as other regional or specialized forums (eg.
>> Facebook, GLAM-oriented lists, etc) have emerged in recent years.
> Let me second this. My department is thinking about community health
> metrics (constructive suggestions welcome!), but I would not personally
> propose mailing list participation (especially this list) as a good metric
> - decreased participation here may reflect many, many things, only some of
> which are actually negative.

This is not the only one indicator, but it's pretty consistent since
2011 (take a look into [1]). In other words, something happened in
May. Maybe it's actually about the elections because people used other
means of communication for that.

[1] https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/

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