- Product Principles
- Community Process Principles
- New Content Program metrics reports.
- 新读者 — on-going research that focuses on understanding potential Wikimedia readers in countries where access to the Internet is quickly growing.
- Advanced Mobile Contributions
- Android Editing Features
- Content Translation, V2
- Improve Translate Extension and Translate Wiki process
- iOS Editing
- Visual based mobile editing
- Annual Pan goal: Platform Evolution CDP
- Movement Organizers Study
An Audience team covers a set of features developed according to specific user flows and needs.
We build collaborative, inclusive tools for creating and editing free knowledge.
- 页面: Contributors
- Phabricator任务面板: #Contributors-Team; #Collaboration-Team-Current, #ContentTranslation-Release8, #Parsoid, #VisualEditor
- 团队: Editing, Collaboration, Language, Parsing plus Design and Product
|矩陣||September 2018 value||M/M ±||Y/Y ±|
|Total content||193.0 M||0.9%||16.9%|
|—Wikipedia articles||49.0 M||0.4%||5.3%|
|—Commons files¹||50.4 M||0.8%||37.5%|
|—Wikidata entities||50.4 M||0.8%||37.5%|
|Net new content||1,640,000||-9.9%||-63.1%|
|New editor retention||5.7%||10.3%||5.5%|
|Global revert rate||6.8%||1.7%||-21.0%|
|Total edits||38.6 M||-5.9%||-7.6%|
|—Mobile edits||1.2 M||-4.5%||26.8%|
|—Data edits||17.8 M||-2.5%||-11.8%|
|—File uploads||0.8 M||4.7%||10.9%|
|—Other non-bot edits||12.3 M||-3.1%||2.6%|
¹ For infrastructural reasons, this month we have changed the total content pages metric (and the net new content metric from which we derive it) to not include files on projects other than Wikimedia Commons. Overall, the difference is small (a reduction of about 5.5 M, to a new total of 193 M).
² For similar reasons, we have switched from providing metrics on total files across all projects to the number of content pages on Wikimedia Commons. This number is very close to the number of files on Commons (merely including an extra 200,000 gallery pages), so we will refer to it as “Commons files”.
This month was an unusually good one for active editors, with the overall metric and all its subcomponents all rising. In particular, new editors, which has declined in recent years, rose by 8% year-on-year; see the next slide for a graph. We are planning a deeper exploration into new editor trends later this quarter.
The overall revert rate has been declining significantly over the last several years, from around 10% in 2015 to 8% or less today. This may be due to the large influx of Wikidata edits which are not flagged as bots and are unlikely to be reverted.
|矩陣||September 2018 value||M/M ±||Y/Y ±|
|Global South countries|
|—Reader interactions²||4.31 B||6%||—³|
|—Active editors||23.0 K||3.2%||—¹|
|—New editor retention||4.83%||0.8%||—¹|
|—Non-bot edits||9.05 M||-5.7%||—¹|
|—Reader interactions²||665 M||4%||—³|
|—Active editors||3.73 K||1.2%||9.0%|
|—New editor retention||5.07%||7.9%||2.7%|
|—Non-bot edits||443 K||-9.2%||7.2%|
¹ Editor location data is deleted after 90 days, so it is not possible to calculate trends from before the metric was established. Trends started to accumulate in June 2018.
² Pageviews (all platforms) + seen previews (desktop).
³ The rollout of the page previews feature was completed less than a year ago.
New editor retention in both of these segments continue to be under the global average.
When classifying edits or pageviews as Global South or Global North, we assume that an unknown location belongs to the Global South (see June metric notes). However, this month we noted that using this approach unknown-location edits account for 77% of our Global South edits.
For next month, we will evaluate whether to change our approach and treat unknown edits differently when calculating editing and reading metrics.
Overall, the trends this month are as before. Notable continuing trends include:
- The gradual increase in existing active editors. This trend is also reflected in a gradual increase in the monthly number of editors with 100 or more edits per month, also know as very active editors (see graph).
- The decline in newer contributors, which affects a broad spectrum of editors.
- The (continued) growth of mobile contributions.
- The filters on Recent Changes beta feature now lets you save sets of filters, with further improvements coming soon.
- The Linter tool, which helps editors find and highlight wikitext errors, is now available on all wikis except the largest (like MediaWiki.org – see the linting index page). We will release it to the remaining wikis soon, once performance concerns are addressed.
- Improvements to Content Translation to replace its editor with the same platform as the visual editor continue.
- In the visual editor, you can now see visual diffs as you edit. We will improve and expand it in the weeks ahead.
- Our work on deploying Compact Language Links out of beta (T66793) is nearing completion. It is available to everyone on all wikis except two Wikipedias, English and German. (T136677)
- Our work to release the visual editor to all Wikipedias is now almost complete. There are now outstanding only the eight multi-script Wikipedias (including Chinese) which are technologically blocked, on which we're working with Parsing. There are also three other Wikipedias in incomplete deployment states (English, Spanish and Dutch), for which work is paused pending the new wikitext editor release, and won't resume until some point, probably in mid-to-late-2017.
We build exceptional learning and reading experiences for the sum of all knowledge.
- 页面: Readers
- 领导: Toby Negrin
- Phabricator任务面板: #reading
- 团队: Mobile Apps, Desktop & Mobile Web, Reading Infrastructure
- Reading code responsibility
|Interactions[r 1][r 2][r 3] (July)||16.5 B||N/A[r 4]|
|—页面预览[r 5][r 3] (July)||14.9 B||+6%|
|… 桌面[r 5][r 3] (July)||6.4 B||-3%|
|… 移动网络[r 5] (July)||8.3 B||+14%|
|—Desktop previews[r 1] (July)||1.6 B||N/A[r 4]|
|—Global South[r 1][r 2][r 3][r 6] (July)||3.99 B||N/A[r 4]|
|Unique Devices (all Wikipedias) (July)||1.48 B||+9%|
|Android Uniques||4.74 M||-14.54%|
|iOS下载[r 7] (July)||4.7 k/d||2.85%|
|Updated September 24, 2018. For some analysis of longer-term trends, see also the quarterly core Audiences metrics overview for Q3 and other Readership metrics reports. More information about the Android app's metrics can be found in this overview.
The notable year-over-year increase in pageviews first observed last month grew to 6% in July, the biggest such year-over-year growth since December 2016. (Small caveat: On May 21, we updated our user agent parsing definitions for the first time in two years, which affected bot detection - but it appears that this led to more views being classified as non-human, meaning that the real increase might be even larger than 6%.)
As before, keep in mind that the decrease in desktop pageviews is partly due to the deployment of the page previews feature over the course of the 2017/18 fiscal year.
Unique devices also increased year-over-year like in previous months, but this metric might be more susceptible to artifacts that decrease the accuracy of such longer-term trend assessments.
Technical work supporting the core community of the Wikimedia projects
Technical Program Management
A support team in Audiences dedicated to guiding delivery processes and facilitating team health through good practices.
Lead: Grace Gellerman
Wikidata is a free and open knowledge base that can be read and edited by both humans and machines. This project is maintained by the Software Development & Engineering department at Wikimedia Deutschland.
WMDE Fiscal Year 2016
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