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  • From: "Brianna Laugher" <brianna.laugher AT>
  • To: WikiWorld <wikiworld AT>
  • Subject: Re: [Wiki World] a metric for community
  • Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 15:59:01 +1000

On 03/10/2007, Nick Jenkins <nickpj AT> wrote:
Also maybe people see themselves relative to other people
> in terms of determining whether they're an active community member or not -
> so
> 5 edits on a very small wiki probably does make you an active member, and
> on EN
> Wikipedia it probably is 100 edits - because "active" can be a relative
> measure -
> i.e. active compared to whom - and I think the normal answer is "compared
> to most
> other people using the wiki".

Hmm...a relative measure may not be that useful. I was thinking
"maybe: the number of people who make more edits than 90% of the
total... oh wait, that's always going to be 10% of the total." :)

That never tells you if the active community as a proportion of the
total community is increasing or decreasing.

or maybe I am thinking about it slightly wrong.


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