The figures for Cebano is: 20 M speakers (60th biggest language in
world) and 13 active contributors (compare to Dutch 28 M speakers 1183
Waray-Waray has 3,1 M speakers 11 active contributors (but 4 new ones!)
(compare to Slovene 2,4 M speakers, 141 active)
Sverker (who runs lsjbot) has met the few editors and their frustration
in wanting to make their language established but are so extremely few
to make this happen.
On the Quality side, we have identified (and corrected) around 0,02 %
of the Lsjbot generated articles from error occurring from COL (mostly
like given a the same specie a name ending with -a alternatively -um)
and we estimate a total of around 0,1% of the articles generated have
errors like this. In manually created articles we have an error rate in
entering of data from sources of between 1-3%, and of mere sever character.
Also I wonder how many has looked into the quality of our language
versions with fewer then 15 active contributors? I have and the
findings are harirraising. Many of them have more unreverted vandal
edits then serious edits and may many have fewer then a hundred serious
edits a week and many fewer then 10.
I believe we should respect that the reality for our language version
are looks significantly different.
And I would like to applaud the editors on Cebuano and Waray-waray
Wikipedia in their effort against odds to get a viable version up and
running, in whatever way they find being of value for them.
And to be judgemental to their (all serious) choices to work with their
Wikiedpiaversions I believe is highly unfair.
We should all support these good struggling effort, like Sverkar has
done in person and with a lot of time and effort.
And these people have never had as an ambition to appear on this list,
it is also highly unfair indicating that they are to blamed in any way
for what they have done
Asaf Bartov skrev den 2015-07-07 01:46:
On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 4:36 PM, Richard Symonds <
it's a good starting point. But rather that contributorsyn a "tootsp" list,
perhaps we should be looking at "number of editors/number of speakers"?
We (well, some of us, I guess), have indeed been looking at that figure
(one might call it "editorship penetration", as in "Internet
penetration"). Erik Zachte's stats site helpfully provides that metric in
the "summary" view for a language. E.g. Bulgarian Wikipedia has 20
editors-per-million speakers, German has 31, Hebrew has 147, and
Waray has 4. Other useful, robust figures are the aforementioned active
editor count (and very-active editor count).
Speaking at least for the Community Resources (formerly Grantmaking) team
at WMF, I can say we have been paying a lot more attention to these figures
than to article counts.
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