But... bots are operated, written, and reviewed by real humans ? Like if I
spend 2 hours adding "painting by Vincent van Gogh" manually on every
relevant item by hand, how is that more valuable than spending 20 minutes
to write a bot that does that for me (and can be used for similar tasks) ?

Caroline


Le mer. 20 mars 2019 à 10:45, Gabriel Thullen <gabr...@thullen.com> a
écrit :

> Sorry about this mail, I hate to rain on somebody's parade but:
> Ever since Wikidata was set up, there have been more edit made by bots than
> by humans (registered contributor + anonymous contributor), except for a
> few periods in 2017 and 2018. On the other hand, the activity of the bots
> on the English Wikipedia has almost always been lower than the activity of
> anonymous contributors, and that activity has always been well below that
> of registered contributors. There was one exception, in 2013 where there
> was a spike of bot activity.
> We could also talk about the average number of edits per contributor which
> appears to be around 100 on the English Wikipedia and 1,200 on Wikidata
> (these numbers are after removing the estimated edits done by bots). Quite
> a difference.
> The different Wikimedia projects rely on the community to police and curate
> the content of these encyclopedias and data collections. I am therefore a
> bit wary of what is happening with Wikidata where more edits are still
> being done by bots than by real humans (by "real" I mean "real" not like
> "real" as in the TV series "real humans")
>
> Best regards
> Gabe
>
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 9:25 AM Olushola Olaniyan <
> olaniyanshol...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > This is a good news.
> >
> > Cheers!!!
> >
> > Olaniyan Olushola
> > CEO DataAccess Systems Ltd
> > President, Wikimedia Nigeria
> > Member, Affcom ( Wikimedia Foundation)
> > Co-director Wiki Women Radio
> > www.wikimedia.org.ng
> > sh...@wikimedia.org.ng
> > olaniyanshol...@gmail.com
> > +2348167352512
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Mar 20, 2019, 08:52 Ziko van Dijk <zvand...@gmail.com wrote:
> >
> > > Hello Ariel Glenn,
> > > Thanks for the notification, very interesting. Well, we all know that
> > > making a lot of edits on Wikidata is "easier" or happens quicker than
> on
> > > Wikipedia, for various reasons. But still it is a nice milestone to
> > > congratulate to Wikidata. Hereby. :-)
> > > Kind regards
> > > Ziko
> > >
> > >
> > > Am Mi., 20. März 2019 um 07:58 Uhr schrieb Gerard Meijssen <
> > > gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>:
> > >
> > > > Hoi,
> > > > So in stead of calling us all Wikipedia, let us be known as
> Wikidata...
> > > > HUUUUU
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >       GerardM
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, 20 Mar 2019 at 07:48, Ariel Glenn WMF <ar...@wikimedia.org>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Wikidata surpassed the English language Wikipedia in the number of
> > > > > revisions in the database, about 45 minutes ago today.I was tipped
> > off
> > > > by a
> > > > > tweet [1] a few day ago and have been watching via a script that
> > > displays
> > > > > the largest revision id and its timestamp. Here's the point where
> > > > Wikidata
> > > > > overtakes English Wikipedia (times in UTC):
> > > > >
> > > > > [ariel@bigtrouble wikidata-huge]$ python3 ./get_revid_info.py -d
> > > > > www.wikidata.org -r 888603998,888603999,888604000
> > > > > revid 888603998 at 2019-03-20T06:00:59Z
> > > > > revid 888603999 at 2019-03-20T06:00:59Z
> > > > > revid 888604000 at 2019-03-20T06:00:59Z
> > > > > [ariel@bigtrouble wikidata-huge]$ python3 ./get_revid_info.py -d
> > > > > en.wikipedia.org -r 888603998,888603999,888604000
> > > > > revid 888603998 at 2019-03-20T06:00:59Z
> > > > > revid 888603999 at 2019-03-20T06:00:59Z
> > > > > revid 888604000 at 2019-03-20T06:01:00Z
> > > > >
> > > > > Only 45 minutes later, the gap is already over 2000 revsions:
> > > > >
> > > > > [ariel@bigtrouble wikidata-huge]$ python3 ./compare_sizes.py
> > > > > Last enwiki revid is 888606979 and last wikidata revid is 888629401
> > > > > 2019-03-20 06:46:03: diff is 22422
> > > > >
> > > > > Have a nice day!
> > > > >
> > > > > Ariel
> > > > >
> > > > > [1] https://twitter.com/MonsieurAZ/status/1106565116508729345
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