Hoi,

Anders, have you looked into the ArticlePlaceholder? Could it serve you
well instead of adding articles using the bot?
Thanks,
      GerardM

On 21 April 2016 at 07:48, Anders Wennersten <m...@anderswennersten.se>
wrote:

> Our traditional way of creating article is based on the interests of the
> contributors. This produces skewed total result, and this becomes more
> evident on a smaller version like svwp, then on bigger. We have long come
> to the conclusion that we will never be able to fill categories like towns
> in Mali and basketballplayer in Brazil, where we have had something like
> less then 10% of entries then the same categories on enwp (or frwp)
>
> Wikidata can be of help evening out, but on svwp we have (also since long)
> said we must work and have a more systematic and deliberate approach to
> fill out "empty spaces"
>
> We therefore love Lsjbot which now generates several million good and
> comprehensive articles on geographical entities all over the world from the
> most complete database that exists, and where areas like Africa is getting
> exactly the same attention like a Nordic country. It is completely
> unrealistic to think that the few contributors on svwp would ever create
> the now existing  250000 article on entities on Canada or 16500 entries in
> Antartica. But the bias in the source means Djibuti only gets 4000 and
> Camerun 9000 but it is none the less a huge improvement.
>
> For articles on woman/men project are being run by wmse and it now exist a
> group of dedicated contributors generating articles on women. I am all
> fascinated of sources being used, specially to get entries of women from
> middle of 19-th century. All famous ballet dancers in Copenhagen in 1850.
> All women who had local fame in Finland around 1860, including local
> healers etc. They have now created many thousands articles and getting the
> rate of articles up to 20% of total (25% of the number for men)
>
> So I believe skewness is becoming an important issue and that we need to
> adress oit even if it means to let go the "holy rule" only manual created
> article are "real" articles, it is the need of our readers who should have
> priority.
>
> Anders
>
> [1] list of article generated by country this far:
> https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kategori:Robotskapade_geografiartiklar
> [2] latest article generated just now a river in Fiji
> https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mbau_Creek_%28vattendrag,_lat_-16,50,_long_179,08%29
>
>
> Den 2016-04-20 kl. 23:30, skrev Florence Devouard:
>
>> Hello
>>
>> Sorry for highjacking your thread, but reading your message, I wanted to
>> share with you a small page I made a few days ago, to quantify the double
>> gap Gender/Africa.
>>
>> http://www.wikiloveswomen.org/about-the-project/mind-the-gap/
>>
>> If anyone has additional links or studies that could be useful to further
>> illustrate that double gap... I am interested.
>>
>> Also, if anyone is interested in further exploring this data-wise, please
>> raise your hand ;)
>>
>> Florence
>>
>>
>> Le 20/04/16 09:39, alexhin...@gmail.com a écrit :
>>
>>> Hi, as some of you may know, the Wikipedia gender indicator [1] tells us
>>> how many articles are biographies about women x language/country/culture.
>>>
>>> In order to compare these numbers...Does anyone knows if there is an
>>> existing comparison with gender balance in classical encyclopedias?
>>> (Britannica, Larousse...) or, if not, could someone prepare a WD query
>>> about it?
>>>
>>> I think it could be a good argument for us to use: e.g "at cawiki 12% of
>>> bios are about women, compared to 5% in GEC, Our most famous encyclopedia".
>>>
>>> We could compare it also for temathic encyclopedias or other databases
>>> existing in projects like Mix and match.
>>>
>>> Can someone help? thanks in advance
>>>
>>>
>>> [1]http://wigi.wmflabs.org/
>>>
>>>
>>> Àlex Hinojo
>>> User:Kippelboy
>>> Amical Wikimedia Programme manager
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