MicroWiki:List of users by edit count

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Share percentage of contributions of the top 5 editors, top 6–100 editors, and the rest of MicroWiki[a] (from 16 December 2023)

  Rest of MicroWiki (52.2%)
  Top 6-100 editors (32.7%)
  Top 5 editors (15.1%)

An edit count on MicroWiki is the number stored for each user counting the total times they have saved a change or changes to a page on the largest micronational wiki and encyclopaedia. MicroWiki, which runs on the software MediaWiki—the same as Wikipedia—counts edits in all namespaces (articles, drafts, file uploads, talk pages, user pages, user talk pages, templates, files, etc.), however some types of edits that may be included in certain page count tools—such as page moves—are not captured by other counting methods. The simplest method to view a user's edit count is via Special:Preferences—the "server count"—which includes deleted edits.[b] The MediaWiki extension EditCountNeue presents a user's live edit count but counts page moves twice, creating an inflated disparity;[c] at the same time, it excludes edits made by users on sister projects of MicroWiki, like Czech MicroWiki or MicroCommons. In any case, typing {{#editcount:User}} will display a user's live edit count on any page.[d] The other MediaWiki extension Special:Editcount gives a more detailed view of the namespaces edited by a user, however it excludes deleted edits, edits made to other projects of MicroWiki and also counts page moves twice.[e]

Although MicroWiki was founded on 27 May 2005, all prior edit counts and page histories were erased after MicroWiki moved its domain from microwiki.org.uk to micronation.org on 7 November 2013. Additionally, MicroWiki was originally hosted on Wikia (now Fandom) from its foundation until the community moved on 14 November 2010.[f] These edit counts, alongside those of microwiki.org.uk, are not counted on MicroWiki; as such, for user accounts registered on MicroWiki prior to 7 November 2013 there is a significant disparity between the edit counts counted on the aforementioned methods and their actual edit counts on MicroWiki. In order to attempt limit this discrepancy, the below list includes the edit counts of users on the former Wikia website—the edit counts of whom are still publicly viewable on MicroNations Fandom[g]—and an estimated edit count on microwiki.org.uk, the number of which has been estimated based on various calculation methods, such as known edit counts (typically via snapshots on the Wayback Machine; testimonials are not considered reliable) and guesses based on calculations from the known average daily edit counts of users with registered accounts on both Wikia and the current MicroWiki.[h] Instances of these calculations are indicated in the list of users by edit count below.

List

Although MicroWiki was founded on 27 May 2005, all prior edit counts and page histories were erased after MicroWiki moved its domain from microwiki.org.uk to micronation.org on 7 November 2013. Additionally, MicroWiki was originally hosted on wiki hosting service Wikia (formerly Wikicities; now Fandom) from its foundation until the community moved to an independent domain on 14 November 2010—briefly microwiki.co.cc then microwiki.org.uk by 2 December. These edits counts, alongside those of microwiki.org.uk, are not automatically counted by counting methods employed by MicroWiki; as such, for user accounts registered on MicroWiki prior to 7 November 2013 there is a significant disparity between the edit counts counted on the aforementioned methods and their actual edit counts on MicroWiki.

In an attempt limit this discrepancy, the below list includes the edit counts of users on the former Wikia website—the edit counts of whom are still publicly viewable on MicroNations Fandom[g]—and an estimated edit count on microwiki.org.uk, the number of which has been estimated based on various calculation methods, such as known edit counts (typically via snapshots on the Wayback Machine; testimonials are not considered reliable) and guesses based on calculations from the known average daily edit counts of users with registered accounts on both Wikia and the current MicroWiki.[h] Instances of these calculations are indicated with an asterisk (*) below.

The following table lists the one-hundred users with the largest edit counts,[i] as well as whether or not said user is an administrator. Edit counts and ranks are updated manually, typically by Zabëlle Skye—ediitng as Noone. As of 16 December 2023, in order to be included on this list a user must reach an edit count of 2,052. 72 users have over 3,000 edits; 52 have over 4,000; 48 over 5,000; 37 over 6,000; 31 over 7,000; 27 over 8,000; 23 over 9,000; and 18 users have over 10,000 edits. Eight users have edit counts greater than 20,000, five have over 30,000, and four users have more than 40,000 edits. Skye is the only user with 60,000 edits, and Varuna Sriraya (Oritsu.me) is the only editor to have reached 80,000 edits. Roy has been the most prolific editor since 4 December 2022, after having overtaken Skye.

Rank Account(s) Owner Edits Administrator? Notes
As of 18:27, 16 December 2023 (UTC).
1 Oritsu.me Varuna Sriraya 83,391 Former [j]
2 Noone Zabëlle "Zed" Skye 60,420 Former [k]
3 MattL Matthew Laptev 41,342 Yes [l]
4 John of Baustralia John of Baustralia 40,007 Yes [m]
5 Aldrich Lucas Aldrich Lucas 31,526 Former [o]
6 Austenasia Jonathan I of Austenasia 24,298 Yes [p]
7 CaptainGalway Thomas Jacobs 22,871 [q]
8 Mikejones Ned Gunderson 17,427 [r]
9 EmperorAdamI Adam I of Adammia 16,175 Yes [s]
10 AtomCZ Tomáš Falešník 15,934 Yes
11 Swena Miles B Huff 15,593 Yes [t]
12 B Chkaya Babou Chkaya 13,097 [u]
13 MissEDconexion Charles Ross 12,793 Yes [v]
14 Adml1 Imrich Kvajda 11,531 [w]
15 Phenn Hunt Powell 11,195 [x]
16 Strubber Carson Snyder 11,172 Yes [y]
17 Summi Imperatoris
Summi Imperitoris
Christina I & II 11,124 [z]
18 Cookieman1.1.1 Aidan McGrath 10,579 [aa]
19 Aenopia Simon Reeve 9,848
20 Stefan57 Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu 9,563 Yes
21 Atomictron7 Miles of Sorrenia 9,427
22 Grant Grant Taylor 9,364
23 Jaydenfromcanada Jayden Lycon 9,222
24 Cloe de Sancratosia Cloe of Sancratosia 8,436
25 Ricky Tarik Karjasari 8,151
26 Niko3818 Abrams I of Ikonia 8,061 Former
27 Esty Esty Carpentieri 7,438
28 Kolkaria Shady Morsi 7,292
29 Sertor Valentinus Sertor Valentinus 7,080
30 Sadivanti
Pp
Pp alt account
Svante Axelsson 7,002
31 Presidential Republic of Lanzantonia ​Jevon A. Perkins​ 6,833
32 OrOwl Ben Olson 6,207
33 Addison Addison O'Halloran 6,121
34 Australis Daniel Joseph 6,094
35 Maine Otto Gillespie Birch 6,058 Former
36 Queensland Albert George Philip 6,012
37 Ginoscorpio Eugenio II of Beaulosagñe 5,831
38 Coumor Connor I of Atovia 5,761
39 State of Samizdat Esteban I of Samizdat 5,753
40 Ayunipear Ishan Jha 5,700
41 OberstIrish Ludwig Collins 5,693
42 SALANDA (THE KINGDOM OF SALANDA) Reuben I of Salanda 5,648
43 Salute Jackson I of Kapreburg 5,645
44 Liahonia.gov Matthew I of Liahonia 5,628
45 Cajak Alexander Reinhardt 5,505 Former
46 Johann Johann Kümmel 5,501
47 Matt Matthew Hubbard 5,173 Former
48 Indradhanush
Aakair
RepublicofLowenia
Chandrachur Basu 4,902
49 Shorewell Bilal I of Shorewell 4,650
50 Luxor Karl Friedrich 4,634 Yes
51 Cristi Cristian Dobrev 4,603
52 Wegmat Cole Baird 4,412
53 NewBradonianEdit Brady I of Bradonia 4,302
54 Gamalielrgz Gamaliel Rodríguez 3,965
55 Dalek Jacob Vancapelle 3,873
56 President of St. John William Timothy 3,644
57 Grand Duke Nicholas I. Nicholas I of Klitzibürg 3,623
58 DukeBearPeninsula Jordan Farmer 3,584
59 Wyatt400 Wyatt Baek 3,556
60 ChancellorOfExcelsior23 Nicolas Wiedemann 3,541
61 BELCITY Lorenzo Marquez 3,527
62 Twain Henry Clémens 3,500 Former
63 Devinpurcell Devin Purcell 3,429
64 Ruthenia Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia 3,393
65 MilitarmiaGov Stephen I & II 3,373
66 Mayor of Rhys' Island Fedora Firewood 3,341
67 Horatio Eden Horatio Eden 3,299
68 Confederation of Malus Luciferio Mickomik 3,274
69 Catiko Catiko 3,259
70 Tsar Stefan I Stefan I of Great Lawl Reich 3,222
71 TSmith Titania Smith 3,124
72 FutureDEV Unknown 3,315
73 Naveria Casper von Naveria 3,007
74 Emperor Nicholas Kaos Nicholas I of Abelden 2,966
75 Ptrcancer Robert Lethler 2,957 Former
76 Slavic asexual Nada I of Marquette 2,898
77 TheShinji69 Jack Dean 2,817
78 William GF Wilson William I of Gradonia 2,801
79 WeaponizingArchitecture Jonas Rhymer 2,769
80 Xuanyi Aurora Twinkle 2,694
81 Dionisiy Alexander IV of Pavlov 2,691
82 The Empire of New Amsterdam Joseph Wye 2,673
83 Nabil nordamdie Nabil Ihsan 2,670
84 Jak123 Government of Bartonia 2,630
85 Jasooper Cooper Norfolk 2,532
86 Requiao Adilson Requião 2,497
87 King Kevin of Blazdonia Kevin I of Blazdonia 2,455
88 Patrick I of Paravia Patrick I of Paravia 2,424
89 Metrozhdun
FlorinFox
Vladislav Chokin 2,418
90 Fabriziodg91 Feng Li 2,415
91 DecimusBASED Ali Farrokhzad 2,326
92 Edward Daniels Richard Dalton 2,298
93 Ela'r'oech Charles Charles I of Ela'r'oech 2,295
94 FreshPotato76 Scottie I of Freshland 2,291
95 Demontux Petya d'Égtavie 2,230 Former
96 Joefoxon Joe Foxon 2,163 Former
97 Andrew I of Pontchartrain-Marepas Andrew I of Pontunia 2,153
98 Simonmalcek Peter Simon Malček 2,135
99 Posaf.gov Various[ab] 2,055
100 Liu-kuang Liu-kuang 2,052
  • This lists only the top 100 most prolific editors, however, the count may exceed 100 if a tie exists for the 100th-highest edit count
  • While edit-counts are automatically updated, ranks have to be updated by hand and may therefore be outdated.

Counting edits

A user's edit count is displayed on a user's Special:Preferences page.

An edit count is a number stored for each user on MicroWiki counting the total times they have saved a change or changes to a page on the wiki. MicroWiki, which runs on the software MediaWiki, counts edits in all namespaces (articles, drafts, talk pages, file uploads, user pages, user talk pages, templates, files, etc.), however some types of edits that may be included in certain page count tools—such as page moves—are not captured by other counting methods. For instance, if an editor was to manually count their edit count on Special:Contributions, there would be a large discrepancy between this count and the count at Special:Preferences. If a user renames (moves) a page, that adds a history entry on both the old and new names of the page to show that the page has been renamed, and therefore counts as 2 towards a user's contributions count. If the page being moved had a talk page, which was renamed as well, that counts as 2 more, so a single move can add up to 4 to a user's contribution count, while it would add only 2 to the server count.

The simplest method to view a user's edit count is via Special:Preferences, which includes deleted edits. Deleted edits are edits that are no longer accessible to non-administrators—whether the page to which the edits were made is deleted,[b] or manually deleted—revision deletion—because of breaking a policy on MicroWiki such as violating privacy or copyright. A user's edit count is also displayed at the bottom left corner of edit revisions on MicroWiki's mobile view. The MediaWiki extension EditCountNeue presents a user's live edit count but counts page moves twice, creating an inflated disparity. Additionally, it simultaneously excludes edits made by users on sister projects of MicroWiki, like Czech MicroWiki or MicroCommons. In any case, typing {{#editcount:User}} will display a user's live edit count on any page.[d] The other MediaWiki extension Special:Editcount gives a more detailed view of the namespaces edited by a user, however it excludes deleted edits, edits made to other projects of MicroWiki and also counts page moves twice, making it highly inaccurate. This is because the Special:Editcount page gathers (counts) its data directly from Special:Contributions, which, of course, does not take into account the aforementioned types of edits.

Relationship between edit count and skill

A user's edit count as displayed on mobile

Edit counts are a crude and inaccurate measure of determining an editor's skill or worth on MicroWiki—"quality over quantity". There are several reasons why a user's edit count usually does not indicate quality of work, the quality of said editor, or the significance of their contributions to the wiki. Many editors who are high on the list perform routine tasks that require less time per edit such as fixing typographical errors, maintaining templates, adding ambox templates, updating and maintaining lists, reverting vandalism or creating redirects; conversely, users who create a number of long pages or make major additions might easily spend a week or more undertaking research before editing, and appear much lower on the list—if at all.

Additionally, some editors use the 'Show Preview' button until they are satisfied with a particular (possibly very long) edit, while others will habitually save a succession of small changes as they go. Lastly, some editors may excessively edit pages in the user namespace, especially their own userpages (also called sandboxes) when making test edits. Lastly, editors may also employ bots or automated tools to help them make edits, which are capable of hastily fixing many simple errors such as spelling, linking or formatting errors. In contrast, some bot owners route their bot or automated edits through separate bot accounts while others include them in their own edits, further resulting in a discrepancy between multiple user's edit counts.

See also

Footnotes

  1. Only edits made after 14 November 2013 were counted.
  2. 2.0 2.1 As an example, if a user tagged an article for speedy deletion and the article was subsequently deleted, the server count continues to reflect that now-deleted edit as having been made and thus includes it in the total edit count.
  3. If a user renames (moves) a page, that adds a revision history entry on both the old and new names of the page to show that the page has been renamed, and therefore counts as 2 towards a user's contributions count. If the page being moved had a talk page, which was renamed as well, that counts as 2 more, so a single move can add up to 4 to a user's contribution count, while it would only add 2 to the server count.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Alternatively, copying {{#editcount:{{subst:REVISIONUSER}}}} and pasting it into an article will automatically produce the template displaying the user who made the edit's live edit count.
  5. As Special:Editcount attempts to create more detailed results by relying on looking through Special:Contributions and counting a user's edits there, it does not take the former two edits into account while also counting page moves twice.
  6. Refer to history of MicroWiki (website) for greater context.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Though a contentious issue, all edits made on MicroNations Fandom after 14 November 2010 should not be counted, as it is considered a separate wiki unaffiliated with MicroWiki; see migration from Wikia for more information.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Per this discussion: "Counting edits from past MicroWikis" at MicroWiki talk:List of users by edit count. Proposed by Swena on 20 February 2020 and concluded on 28 May.
  9. The total number of users listed may exceed one-hundred if a tie exists for the hundredth-highest edit count.
  10. Oritsu.me reached 10,000 edits on 4 March 2021; 20,000 edits in November 2021; 30,000 edits on 7 April 2022; 40,000 edits on 2 August 2022; 50,000 edits on 2 November 2022; 60,000 edits on 9 February 2023; 70,000 edits on 22 April 2023; and 80,000 edits on 25 June 2023.
  11. ZabëlleNB reached 10,000 edits on 7 June 2019; 20,000 edits on 5 December 2019; 30,000 edits on 3 July 2020; 40,000 edits on 9 March 2021; 50,000 edits on 13 May 2022; and 60,000 edits on 1 November 2023.
  12. MattL reached 10,000 edits on 29 March 2022; 20,000 edits on 21 November 2022; 30,000 edits on 18 April 2023; and 40,000 edits on 17 October 2023.
  13. John of Baustralia reached 10,000 edits in circa November 2018; 20,000 edits on 4 April 2020; 30,000 edits on 5 October 2022; and 40,000 edits on 16 December 2023.
  14. Lucas had "almost 16,000 edits" on 8 January 2011 and 28,632 edits when he retired on 20 February 2012. Assuming Lucas had an edit count of 15,900 on 8 January, he made 12,732 edits between the two aforementioned dates. Assuming no change in editing patterns (though they probably did), Lucas would have made 979.38 edits per month, meaning he possibly hit 20,000 edits in May 2011 and 30,000 in January 2012.
  15. Aldrich Lucas probably reached 10,000 edits in December 2010; 20,000 edits in May 2011; and 30,000 edits in January 2012.[n]
  16. Austenasia reached 10,000 edits in December 2013 and 20,000 edits on 4 March 2020.
  17. CaptainGalway reached 10,000 edits in April 2022 and 20,000 edits on 30 November 2022.
  18. Mikejones reched 10,000 edits in circa April 2017.
  19. EmperorAdamI reached 10,000 edits on 15 October 2020 and 20,000 edits on 4 February 2024.
  20. Swena reached 10,000 edits on circa 16 May 2019.
  21. B Chkaya reached 10,000 edits in circa late August 2017.
  22. MissEDconexion reached 10,000 edits on 18 September 2020.
  23. Adml1 reached 10,000 edits on 18 March 2021.
  24. Phenn reached 10,000 edits on 3 September 2023.
  25. Strubber reached 10,000 edits on 23 February 2024.
  26. Summi Imperatoris reached 10,000 edits on 6 February 2023.
  27. Cookieman1.1.1 reached 10,000 edits on 30 December 2022.
  28. Shared account between Maria Lynnae, Abigail I of the Phyrrian Tribes and Nicholas Randouler.

Citations

External links

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