I can probably speak for those communities. On the whole, the logic behind the Lsjbot experiment was simple: build it and they will come.
So far though, this hasn’t happened. We from the Tagalog Wikipedia were also approached for this experiment, but we know what happens when bot-generated articles are made: the community is overwhelmed. Out of that fear, we declined to participate. One of the concerns some editors in the Philippines have (and these are sentiments I share) is that these two Wikipedias turn us into a laughingstock, willing to increase article numbers at any cost. At one point, the Cebuano Wikipedia was described as a Wikipedia of French communes, not content relevant to Cebu or Cebuanos. I don’t think we’d like that with other Wikipedias in the Philippines or elsewhere. Regards, Josh > Wiadomość napisana przez WereSpielChequers <werespielchequ...@gmail.com> w > dniu 6 lip 2015, o godz. 04:52: > > These are fascinating experiments, I hope that the Waray-waray and Cebuano > communities will at some point report back to the wider community as to how > this worked out. My fear is that too fast a growth rate could overwhelm > whatever community we have in those languages leading to burn out of > existing editors dealing with too many newbies at once, my suspicion is > that this will vary by language depending on such variables as the ratio of > PC users to smartphone users, and the ease with which editors can access > the necessary character sets. > > We have long known that bot creation of stubs that are of interest to > speakers of a language is a way to recruit readers, and that some readers > become editors. What I think we don't yet know is the maximum growth rate > that a wiki community can cope with. > > There is also a sustainability angle, though hopefully we can mitigate that > by bot replacing of articles where the source has changed but they haven't > been edited on the Cebuano or Waray-waray Wikipedias. Otherwise within a > decade we could have pedias that look very dated, for example various > record holders whose articles in other languages show their records have > been surpassed, and villages > > WereSpielChequers > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> JAMES JOSHUA G. LIM Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Class of 2013, Ateneo de Manila University Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines jamesjoshua...@yahoo.com <mailto:jamesjoshua...@yahoo.com> | +63 (915) 321-7582 Facebook/Twitter: akiestar | Wikimedia: Sky Harbor http://about.me/josh.lim <http://about.me/josh.lim> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>