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Liz (talkcontribs)

I'm just wondering how much time the time card on the Edit Counter ( covers. Does it cover editing times over the past week? The past month? The past year? The past 500 edits? Or all of one's editing career?

I'm sorry if this is not the appropriate place to try to answer this query but at the bottom of the page, there is a link stating "Feedback" and this is the page it takes you to. Thanks.


MusikAnimal (talkcontribs)

You've come to the right place! The time card encompasses the editors entire editing career. You can hover over the bubbles to see how many total edits were made in that hour/day of week.

The exception is if the user has made over 600,000 edits, in which case the tool shows an error since the queries are unlikely to finish without being auto-killed.

Liz (talkcontribs)

Oh, perfect, thank you MusikAnimal. And thanks for the prompt reply. I'm impressed and surprised that this chart sums up an editor's editng times over their entire 5, 10, 15, or 20 years of their editing career!

I have an interest in all kinds of stats breakdowns that I come across for the project. I know that some of the stats collection has changed or ended over the years...I should bookmark the main stats page about changes in number of editors on each project and changes in number of articles created. I remember questions being asked 2 years ago about whether or not the shutdowns caused by COVID-19 would affect the amount of time that people spent editing or whether or not it would reverse the downward trend of new folks signing up to be editors.

Luckily, I'm around 300,000 edits or so, so I still can see my edit count breakdown. And the page is also useful for admin stats as well. I find the time card is helpful to see when editors typically edit during the 24 hour day/night so you can estimate when they might reply to a comment on their talk page since one often doesn't know what time zone they live in. Thanks again!