MicroWiki talk:List of users by edit count

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User:MattL and User:Cristi are close to 2,000 edits. Z. Luna Skye (Prince Zed I) (talk) 12:55, 12 November 2019 (UTC)

User:Summi_Imperatoris has 1,983. Z. Luna Skye (Prince Zed I) (talk) 12:28, 4 January 2020 (UTC)

(Only includes users with 1,500 or more)

Counting edits from past MicroWikis

What do you think about optionally including edits made on older versions of MicroWiki? (especially the original MicroWiki from 2005-2011)

I've tallied up the edits I made on MicroWiki's previous iterations while they were still the official MicroWiki, and have estimated that I am currently at around 10,165 edits. Detailed info below:

Iteration Edits Days Average Start date End date Notes
Original MicroWiki 1774  387 4.6 2010-05-23 2011-06-13
Post-Wikia, pre-modern 3429  892 3.8 Estimate †
Modern MicroWiki 4962 2295 2.2 2013-11-08 2020-02-20
† Unfortunately, it is impossible to know the exact edit counts from between the move off of Wikia to the establishment of today's independent MicroWiki in 2013. As such, 3429 (and, therefore, 10,165) is merely an estimate. The way I calculated this estimate, was I took the 387 days of history from before the unknown period, and the 387 days of history from after that period. I then calculated and averaged their rates, and multiplied the resulting rate by the 892 days of lost records.

If estimates are not sufficient, what do you think about at least including pre-move Wikia numbers if people are willing to provide them? It is easy to verify that I had 1774 edits on the original MicroWiki prior to the move. Adding those to my current edit count on modern MicroWiki yields 6729 verified edits to MicroWiki.

Ultimately, this is just a silly suggestion for some silly statistics; but OCD as I am, it would be neat to have my true edit count here.


/swέna/ 💬 20:37, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

If it is not possible to dynamically add the old MicroWiki value to the modern MicroWiki value, we could display the edit counts like 4962 + 5203 (or 4962 + 1774), which makes it clear that the old edit count is coming from a different source. We could also link the edit counts to a user's contributions: 4962 + 1774.

/swέna/ 💬 21:17, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

Ooo I would be interested in doing that. If other editors disagree with adding it we could perhaps add this as a separate list to the current page. I also think we should include the estimates. Flag of New Eiffel.svg/Royal coat of arms of New Eiffel.svg Zed Zabëlle  My Talk Page  Contribs  7:21 pm (19:21) 21 February 2020 (UTC).

@Z. Luna Skye: What do you think about sending out a message on Discord asking people with high edit counts to send in (1) the number of edits they made to the original MicroWiki before it moved (roughly around 1 Jan 2011), and (2) a link to their original MicroWiki profile (so that their claim can be verified)?

We could have two additional columns: one for edits from the original MicroWiki, and one for an estimate covering the time between when we left Wikia (~1 Jan 2011) and moved to the current site (7 Nov 2013). This undocumented period is around 1041 days.

For simplicity's sake, let's round to 1000, and treat the restart date as 1 Jan 2014. We can take the 500 days before 1 Jan 2011 and the 500 days after 1 Jan 2014, and add them together to roughly interpolate their true edit count during the undocumented period. This is obviously far from perfect, but it will at least get us an okay ballpark figure. It also makes the math pretty easy and straightforward, which is important given the number of people we'd have to look at.

It's much-less accurate than the way I calculated my own edit count, though, and it completely breaks down for users that joined Microwiki during the move; so we might end-up preferring the more-complicated (but also more-accurate) algorithm.

Iteration Edits Start date End date Notes
Original MicroWiki 1769 2010-05-23 2011-01-01
Post-Wikia, pre-modern 3117 2011-01-01 2014-01-01 Estimate
Modern MicroWiki 4962 2013-11-08 2020-02-20

/swέna/ 💬 12:03, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

If we want, I could probably make a Lua template that automatically calculates everything when given (1) an edit count on the modern MicroWiki, (2) an edit count on the original MicroWiki, and (3) a join date for the original MicroWiki. This would completely automate the calculations, which means it'd be easy for us to use the more-complex but more-correct algorithm.

We might be able to do this even more-simply, by writing a Lua template that takes an array of usernames (Wikia ones would be prefixed with "w:"), automatically gets their edit counts from the specified timeframes, and returns a total sum. This would necessarily be asynchronous, though.

We could also probably write a Lua template that automatically sorts the table by edit count, thus avoiding the need for manual updates.

We'd probably have to check with MicroWiki technical admins on how and whether we can create Lua templates.

/swέna/ 💬 18:44, 3 March 2020 (UTC)

Fair enough. We can speak to Luxor about it. Also, yeah, we should go ahead and announce it on the Discord. Flag of New Eiffel.svg/Royal coat of arms of New Eiffel.svg Zed Zabëlle  My Talk Page  Contribs  11:49 pm (23:49), 3 March 2020 (UTC)

The Lua template idea is very ambitious, and may not turn out to be feasible. For the time-being, I've added just my verified pre-move edit count to the table. /swέna/ 💬 00:02, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Increase threshold for inclusion

@Z. Luna Skye:

The current threshold for inclusion in the list is 1000 edits; but the records section requires at least 2000. What do you think about setting the threshold for the main table to 2000 as well? This would make the table half its current size, and make it much-easier to maintain.

Another option is to limit the total number of entries in the main table to 50 or so.

Thoughts? /swέna/ 💬 19:54, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Copyright claim issue.

Hello Microwiki. I want you to know I am copy right claiming you for copying the sorce of wikipedia. If you have proof that you bought the writes to this code I will apologize for bothering you.

Signed- Leah Mikheeve

All content on Wikipedia is public domain under the Creative Commons licence and can be freely redistributed. ADAMVS PRIMVS IMPERATOR 19:50, 3 November 2020 (UTC)

Whoops sorry to bother you. I just joined wikipedia as an admin I did not know sorry.

Really? what's your details on Wikipedia if I may ask? Empire of Aenopia flag.png Logan (Aenopia)  Terry Tibbs talk to me  Look at what I've done. Empire of Aenopia flag.png 20:09, 3 November 2020 (UTC)

Adding more people

I would be relatively high up --Andrew Brotherton of Roscamistan 19:21, 30 January 2022 (UTC)

Template talk:Users by edit count

I left a message on the talk page above, I was just clearing up a footnote. His Majesty John by the Grace of God of Baustralia, King (talk · email) 04:08, 26 December 2022 (UTC)