Thanks for the clarification, Frank. 
The ratio of global accounts to total accounts will be higher for smaller 
wikis, 
I would presume.

- Sundar

 "That language is an instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium for 
the expression of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
- George Boole, quoted in Iverson's Turing Award Lecture



----- Original Message ----
> From: Frank Schulenburg <frank.schulenb...@gmail.com>
> To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> Sent: Mon, September 27, 2010 7:05:28 PM
> Subject: Re: [Wikimediaindia-l] Question for Hindi Wikipedians
> 
> Hi Sundar,
> 
> Yes, it counts all new accounts. And the fact that some  accounts are
> automatically created could be one of the reasons why some  languages
> have a high percentage of accounts that are never used for  editing.
> 
> Frank
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> 2010/9/23 BalaSundaraRaman <sundarbe...@yahoo.com>:
> >  Thanks a lot for pulling up the data so fast, Frank.
> > So, it appears  that, Tamil Wiki has a similar percentage as the Hindi Wiki.
> >
> >  Just wanted a minor clarification: does this take the  
automatically-created
> > global accounts into  account?
> >
> >
> > - Sundar
> >
> >  "That language is an  instrument of human reason, and not merely a medium 
>for
> > the expression  of thought, is a truth generally admitted."
> > - George Boole, quoted in  Iverson's Turing Award Lecture
> >
> >
> >
> > ----- Original  Message ----
> >> From: Frank Schulenburg <frank.schulenb...@gmail.com>
> >>  To: wikimediaindia-l@lists.wikimedia.org
> >>  Sent: Thu, September 23, 2010 7:51:31 PM
> >> Subject:  [Wikimediaindia-l]  Question for Hindi Wikipedians
> >>
> >> Hi  All,
> >>
> >> I just gathered the data for the Tamil  Wikipedia:
> >>
> >> * In  August 2010, 807 people created a new  user account on the Tamil
> >> Wikipedia.  That's an average of 26 new  user accounts per day.
> >> * Out of these 807 new  user accounts, 82  have made an edit within the
> >> first 10 days after account  creation  (about 10%).
> >> * Between August 1 and 15, 30 new accounts have been   used for editing
> >> on the day of account creation -- that's  87%.
> >>
> >> To  compare these numbers to the other Wikipedia  language versions, please
> >>visit
> >>
> >>  http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Account_Creation_Improvement_Project
> >>
> >>  Starting  in October, we will brainstorm ways to increase the number  of
> >> users who  start contributing after they've created a user  account. We
> >> won't be able to  do that without the support of the  local communities.
> >> So, if you're  interested in the above project  and would like to help,
> >> please sign up as an  ambassador for your  language   version:
> >>
>>>http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Account_Creation_Improvement_Project#I.27m_interested_in_this_project_and_would_like_to_help
>p
> >>p
> >>
> >>  Please  let me know if you have further  questions.
> >>
> >>  Thanks,
> >>
> >> Frank
> >>
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