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Share percentage of contributions of the top 5 editors, top 6–100 editors, and the rest of MicroWiki[a] (from 5 October 2022)

  Rest of MicroWiki (52.3%)
  Top 6-100 editors (34.3%)
  Top 5 editors (13.4%)

An edit count is a number stored for each user counting the total times they have saved a change or changes to a page on MicroWiki. MicroWiki, which has run on MediaWiki since 7 November 2013, counts edits in all namespaces (articles, talk pages, user pages, user talk, templates, files, etc.), however some types of edits that may be included in certain page count tools, such as page moves,[b] are not captured by the counting method employed to compile this list. The simplest method to view a user's edit count is via Special:Preferences, which includes deleted edits.[c] The MediaWiki extension Special:Editcount gives a more detailed view of the namespaces edited by a user, however it excludes deleted edits.[d] Nevertheless, typing {{Special:Editcount/User}} will display a user's live edit count on any page; this will also include deleted edits. The server counts each edit – regardless of whether it reflects a single change to a page or many – as 1; this is what the server does when generating the efficient counts shown in Special:Preferences and in Special:Editcount, the latter of which gathers its data directly from the server.

When MediaWiki was installed on 7 November 2013, all prior edit counts and page histories were erased – the entirety of edits made on microwiki.org.uk (7 November 2010–7 November 2013), which itself did not include edits made on MicroWiki's original website hosted on Wikia (now Fandom), which was registered on 27 May 2005. As such, for user accounts registered on MicroWiki prior to the installation of MediaWiki 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[e] – 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.

The first edit on MicroWiki was made on 27 May 2005 at 15:14 (UTC) by Fabian Schneider (Monsterfurby), the founder of MicroWiki. Thus, Schneider held the highest edit count on the wiki. On 14 October 2005, Perry, chancellor of Arlberg, claimed the title upon reaching 9 edits; on 1 May 2006, Jeffrey II, Prince of Satirocity, overtook Perry upon reaching 94 edits.[f] His record would not be beat until nearly three years later, when Joe Foxon (Joxfoxon) overtook him on 23 January 2009 with 912 edits. This was followed by Alexander Reinhardt (Cajak) on 27 April 2009 with 1,221 edits. Aldrich Lucas, editing on microwiki.org.uk, reached the highest edit count "well before 26 February 2011" upon reaching between ~5–6,000 edits or more. By the time Lucas retired from editing in February 2012, he had made 28,632 edits to the wiki, well over that of any other user. His edit count would not be overtaken until 30 May 2020, when Zed (ZabëlleNB) achieved a larger amount. Since the installation of MediaWiki software, which reset all edit counts to zero, six individuals have held the top spot for most edits on the site: Ciprian (Cip), Jonathan I of Austenasia (Austenasia), Ned Gunderson (Mikejones; formerly Nedland), Tarik Karjasari (Ricky), John of Baustralia (KingdomOfBaustralia) and the current holder Zed (ZabëlleNB; formerly Z Luna Skye). With 53,770 edits as of 27 November 2022, the user has held this distinction since 7 November 2019.

Relationship between edit count and skill

Edit counts are a crude and inaccurate measure of determining an editor's skill or worth ("Quality over quantity"). There are many reasons why a total number of edits usually does not indicate quality of work, quality of an editor, or the significance of contributions to the wiki. Many editors who are high on the list perform routine tasks that require less time per edit such as fixing typos, maintaining templates, adding ambox templates, updating and maintaining lists, reverting vandalism or creating redirects; conversely, users who create a number of long new 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.

List

The list

The following table lists the one-hundred users with the largest edit counts,[g] as well as whether or not the user is an administrator. Edit counts are updated automatically via the MediaWiki extension Special:Editcount, which takes its edit counts directly from the server. As of 2 November 2022, in order to be included on this list a user must reach an edit count of 1,725. 89 users have over 2,000 edits, 62 over 3,000, 45 over 4,000, 40 over 5,000, 28 over 6,000, 23 over 7,000, 21 over 8,000, 19 over 9,000, and 14 over 10,000. Nine users have edit counts greater than 15,000, five have over 20,000, and three have over 30,000. Zed (ZabëlleNB) and Dhrubajyoti Roy (Oritsu.me) are the only users to have more than 40,000 and 50,000 edits.[1]

  Indicates the user is presently blocked from editing (also shown with strikethrough).
Rank Account Owner Editsp Administrator?
Rankings as of 14:14, 2 November 2022 (UTC); while edit-counts ​are​ automatically updated, ranks have to be updated by hand and may therefore be outdated.
1 ZabëlleNB Zed 53,770
2 Oritsu.me Dhrubajyoti Roy 52,010 Yes
3 KingdomOfBaustralia John of Baustralia 30,617
4 Aldrich Lucas[h] Aldrich Lucas 28,632
5 AtomCZ Tomáš Falešník 23,572 Yes
6 CaptainGalway Thomas Jacobs 19,838
7 MattL Matthew Laptev 20,273 Yes
8 Mikejones Ned Gunderson 17,423
9 Austenasia Jonathan I of Austenasia 2,111 +
13,720
Yes
10 Swena Miles B Huff 1,762 +
3,429 +
8,139
Yes
11 B Chkaya Babou Chkaya 13,095
12 EmperorAdamI Adam I of Adammia 13,184
13 MissEDconexion Charles Ross 12,617 Yes
14 Adml1 Imrich Kvajda 11,528
15 Aenopia Simon Reeve 9,848
17 Cookieman1.1.1 Aidan McGrath 9,667
16 Summi Imperatoris
Summi Imperitoris
Christina I 9,521 +
63
18 Atomictron7 Miles 9,352
19 Jaydenfromcanada Jayden Lycon 9,222
20 Ricky Tarik Karjasari 8,151
21 Niko3818 Abrams I of Ikonia 8,061
22 Phenn Hunt Powell 8,024
23 Kolkaria Shady Morsi 7,157
24 Presidential Republic of Lanzantonia ​Jevon A. Perkins​ 6,833
25 Eric 22 Eric Smith 6,941
26 StefanSNG Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu 6,825 Yes
27 Esty Esty Carpentieri 6,220
28 Maine Otto Gillespie Birch 6,058
29 LittleMissDexterous Addison Dillon 5,853
30 OrOwl Ben Olson 6,105
31 Ginoscorpio Eugenio II of Beaulosagñe 5,831
32 Australis Daniel Hamilton 5,708
33 State of Samizdat Esteban I of Samizdat 5,671
34 Cajak[i] Alexander Reinhardt 5,302 +
149
35 Coumor Connor I of Atovia 5,423
36 Johann Johann Kümmel 5,283
37 Grand Duchy of Queensland Albert George Philip 5,271
38 SALANDA (THE KINGDOM OF SALANDA) Reuben I of Salanda 5,230
39 Matt Matthew Hubbard 5,085 Yes
40 Luxor Karl Friedrich 5,017 Yes
41 Grant Grant Taylor 5,323
42 Salute Jackson I of Kapreburg 4,840
43 Shorewell Bilal I of Shorewell 4,650
44 Cristi Cristian Dobrev 4,603
45 Mekniy Praeniy Naemal Seok 4,241
46 Gamalielrgz Gamaliel Rodríguez 3,848
47 President of St. John William Timothy 3,706
48 Dalek Jacob Vancapelle 3,763
49 Cloe de Sancratosia Princess Cloe 4,047
50 Wegmat Cole B. 3,619
51 DukeBearPeninsula Jordan Farmer 3,558
52 OberstIrish Ludwig Collins 3,949
53 Indradhanush Chandrachur Basu 3,497
54 Twain Henry Clémens 3,485
55 Grand Duke Nicholas I. Nicholas I of Klitzibürg 3,466
56 BELCITY Lorenzo Marquez 3,442
57 MilitarmiaGov Stephen I & II 3,372
58 Mayor of Rhys' Island Fedora Firewood 3,341
59 Ruthenia Oscar I of Karnia-Ruthenia 3,322
60 Horatio Eden Horatio Eden 3,227
61 Tsar Stefan I Stefan I of Great Lawl Reich 3,144
62 Naveria Casper von Naveria 3,007
63 ChancellorOfExcelsior23 Nicolas Wiedemann 3,383
64 Ptrcancer[j] Robert Lethler 2,957
65 Emperor Nicholas Kaos Nicholas I of Abelden 2,900
66 Catiko Catiko 2,917
67 TheShinji69 Jack Dean 2,806
68 TSmith Titania Smith 2,727
69 Devinpurcell Devin Purcell 2,736
70 The Empire of New Amsterdam Joseph Wye 2,673
71 Dionisiy Alexander IV of Pavlov 2,652
72 William GF Wilson William I of Gradonia 2,721
73 NewBradonianEdit Brady Griffin 2,812
74 Jasooper Cooper Norfolk 2,532
75 Jak123 2,511
76 Requiao Adilson Requião 2,490
77 Nabil nordamdie Nabil Ihsan 2,436
78 WeaponizingArchitecture Jonas Rhymer 2,435
79 Fabriziodg91 Feng Li 2,415
80 Patrick I of Paravia Patrick I of Paravia 2,404
81 Metrozhdun
FlorinFox
Vladislav Chokin 2,198 +
137
82 Edward Daniels Richard Dalton 2,298
83 FreshPotato76 Scottie I of Freshland 2,249
84 Demontux Pierre d'Égtavie 2,230
85 Confederation of Malus Luciferio Mickomik 2,332
86 Joefoxon[k] Joe Foxon 2,163
87 Posaf.gov Various 2,055
88 Liu-kuang Liu-kuang 2,052
89 Wyatt400
Gapla
Wyatt Baek 2,128 +
10
90 Andrew I of Pontchartrain-Marepas Andrew I of Pontunia 2,020
91 OIMGov Filaret Prokhorovych Zakharov 1,958
92 Peter Griffin Leon Montan 1,916
93 ManuTheSecond Emmanuel I & II 1,902
94 AnthonyClark Anthony R Clark 1,840 Yes
95 DecimusBASED Ali Farrokhzad 1,911
96 Aarianian State Aaron Green 1,823
97 Cip Ciprian 1,839
98 Incipious​ Calvin White 1,796
99 Dale.gov Danny Clarke 1,727
100 Andany Gov Pablo Macias 1,725
  • 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.

Historical highest edits progression

Aldrich Lucas (depicted) held the highest edit count on the wiki for at least three years,[l] and was the first user to reach 10,000 and 20,000 edits.
Ned Gunderson (Nedland; now Mikejones) was the first user to reach 10,000 edits on MediaWiki, and held the highest edit count (on MediaWiki) for nearly three years.

MediaWiki

The following table lists the nine times a user has held the record for highest edit count since MicroWiki's move to MediaWiki. Since the move on 7 November 2013, six users have held the record for the highest edit count on the site, with two users holding this distinction more than once: Austenasia, who held this distinction three times (15 May–18 November 2015; 27 December 2015–1 March 2016; 8 March–15 May 2016) and Nedland, who held this distinction twice (18 November–27 December 2015; 15 May 2016–7 November 2019).

  Former record for days held
  Current record for days held
User Date achieved Edits at date Days held
Cip 7 November 2013 1 189 days
Austenasia (1) 15 May 2014 827 552 days
Nedland (1) 18 November 2015 2,802 39 days
Austenasia (2) 27 December 2015 2,953 65 days
Ricky 1 March 2016 3,297 7 days
Austenasia (3) 8 March 2016 3,334 68 days
Nedland (2) 15 May 2016 3,581 1,065 days
KingdomOfBaustralia 15 April 2019 15,659 207 days
ZabëlleNB 7 November 2019 18,607 1,116 days

Pre-MediaWiki

  Former record for days held (pre-MediaWiki)
  Current record for days held (pre-MediaWiki)
User Date achieved Edits at date Days held Notes
Wikia (now Fandom) (27 May 2005–2 December 2010)
Fabian Schneider 27 May 2005 1 140 days [m]
Perry of Arlberg 14 October 2005 9 199 days [n]
Jeffrey Hodgson 1 May 2006 101 998 days [f]
Joe Foxon 23 January 2009 913 94 days [o]
Alexander Reinhardt 27 April 2009 1,221 584 days [i]
MicroWiki.org.uk (2 December 2010–7 November 2013)
Demontux (?) 14 November 2010 1 ~1 day
Aldrich Lucas 14 November 2010[h] ?[h] 1,089 days [h]

Milestones and most edits per year

Milestones

Fabian Schneider (Monsterfurby), the founder of MicroWiki, made the first edit on 27 May 2005.[4]
User Edit milestone Date achieved
Monsterfurby 1 27 May 2005
Jeffrey II, Prince of Satirocity 100 1 May 2006
Joe Foxon 1,000 3 March 2009
Cajak 5,000 c.November 2010
Aldrich Lucas 10,000 Between 14 November 2010 and 8 January 2011[h]
Aldrich Lucas 20,000 ~26 October 2011
ZabëlleNB (then Z. Luna Skye) 30,000 3 July 2020
ZabëlleNB (then Z Luna Skye) 40,000 9 March 2021
ZabëlleNB 50,000 13 May 2022

Most edits per year

Includes estimates.

Year User Edits
2005 Perry <99
2006 Jeffrey II, Prince of Satirocity 391+
2007 IndigoGenius ~500+
2008 IndigoGenius ~500+
2009 Ptrcancer ~1,500+
2010 Cajak ~3,000+
2011 ? ?
2012 Aldrich Lucas >20,000
2013 ? ?
2014 Austenasia 1,465
2015 Mikejones (then Nedland) 2,915
2016 Mikejones (then Nedland) 3,548
2017 Mikejones (then Nedland) 9,195
2018 KingdomOfBaustralia 8,110
2019 ZabëlleNB (then Z. Luna Skye) 19,775
2020 ZabëlleNB (then Z Luna Skye) 14,203
2021 Oritsu.me 16,470

See also

Footnotes

  1. Only edits made after 7 November 2013 were counted.
  2. 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 was 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 0 to the server count.
  3. For instance, if the 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.
  4. As Special:Editcount attempts to create more detailed results by relying on looking through Special:Contributions and counting edits there, it does not include deleted edits. Deleted edits, which are only visible to administrators, are not counted on Special:Contributions; therefore this edit count of contributions is often lower than the server count.
  5. Though a controversial issue, all edits made on MicroNations Fandom after 7 November 2010 should not be counted, as it is considered a separate wiki unaffiliated with MicroWiki.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Accounts included (912 edits): As well as various IPs, including:
    • 151.197.168.139 (50 edits)
    • 141.151.57.242 (275 edits)
    • 141.151.90.106 (196 edits)
  7. The total number of users listed may exceed one-hundred if a tie exists for the hundredth-highest edit count.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 During the migration from Wikia, MicroWiki.co.cc was chosen as the temporary domain for MicroWiki on 14 November 2010. Managed by Pierre d'Égtavie, all pages on MicroWiki (content pages, talk pages, templates, user talk, etc.) had to be manually imported. Lucas, an administrator, took the liberty of doing this strenuous task, leading to his edit count immediately skyrocketing. While the exact number of articles MicroWiki had at the time is unknown, Lucas had reached "almost 16,000" by 8 January 2011.[2] As he began importing articles on 14 November, it is highly likely that Lucas set the record for highest edit count probably after d'Égtavie—which is probable to assume d'Égtavie would have likely made at least a single edit—and remained the editor with the highest edit count until MicroWiki switched domains and lost its original edit revision data. By the time he left in February 2012, Lucas had made 28,632 edits to the wiki.[3]
  9. 9.0 9.1 Cajak at MicroWiki's original domain. MicroNations Fandom – micronations.fandom.com. Fandom, Inc.
  10. Ptrcancer at MicroWiki's original domain. MicroNations Fandom – micronations.fandom.com. Fandom, Inc.
  11. Joefoxon at MicroWiki's original domain. MicroNations Fandom – micronations.fandom.com. Fandom, Inc.
  12. If his deleted edit count from microwiki.org.uk is factored in, it took nine years for his edit count to be achieved.
  13. The first edit on MicroWiki was made by Fabian Schneider, MicroWiki's founder, upon the wiki's approval by Wikicities.
  14. Account was Roamingjanitors, although Perry used various IP addresses:
    • 66.243.201.204
    • 66.243.201.123
    • 66.243.201.36
    • 69.50.58.169
    • 69.50.58.202
    • 69.49.129.55
  15. Joefoxon at MicroWiki's original domain. MicroNations Fandom – micronations.fandom.com. Fandom, Inc.

Citations

  1. Haines, Maximus (7 April 2022). "Dhrubajyoti Roy becomes second editor on MicroWiki to reach 30,000 edits. Penn Press. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  2. Deleted revision on User:Aldrich Lucas [administrator view-only]: "You're free to stay here. But I recommend you at least take a look at it. Don't believe me that it's more active? I have an edit count of almost 16,000 on there. That's four times as much as anyone on here." – via MicroNations Fandom. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
  3. Snapshot of his userpage on the Wayback Machine, 2 May 2012. "Edits: 23867 […] Deleted edits: 4765".
  4. Revision 1 on the Main Page by 63.147.48.242 on 27 May 2005. MicroNations Fandom. Wikia (Fandom, Inc.). Archived from the original on 2 March 2022. Retrieved 29 March 2022.

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