[arch-general] Drop in the number of ArchWiki registered users
dariogiova at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 01:12:14 EST 2014
On 01/02/14 14:04, Dario Giovannetti wrote:
> On 01/02/14 13:13, Daniel Micay wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 1, 2014 at 12:06 AM, Dario Giovannetti <dariogiova at gmail.com <https://mailman.archlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/arch-general>> wrote:
>> >/ I keep track of some ArchWiki statistics in  and I've just realized that
>> />/ in the last month we've had a 6000+ drop in the number of registered users,
>> />/ which is a number that should instead only increase, as we don't have tools
>> />/ for (mass) deleting accounts. Anybody knows what happened?
>> />/ In the month of January, 3 commits have been made to , two of which are
>> />/ updates to MediaWiki: maybe one of them caused the issue?
>> />/ 
>> />/ https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ArchWiki:Maintenance_Team#Statistics
>> />/ https://projects.archlinux.org/vhosts/wiki.archlinux.org.git/
>> />/ --
>> />/ Dario (Kynikos)
>> Strange... do you know if any of these accounts belong to someone who
>> has made contributions? I haven't seen anyone report that they were
>> having issues logging in yet...
> I have no idea whether those accounts had some particular properties,
> like having 0 contributions and being older than a particular date...
> I've checked in the upstream changelogs and haven't found anything
> related. In any case it would be really weird if it was a systematic
> account clean-up from upstream.
> What is sure is that  now lists only the new number of users
> (~14800, before we had ~21000), and among them there are still users
> with 0 contributions, e.g. . The total number of edits hasn't
> dropped, so no revisions should have been lost.
> Maybe it would be worth it if whoever has access to the ArchWiki
> database backups compared the recent ones with the current database.
>  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Special:ListUsers
>  https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Special:Contributions/00001000
Forgot to mention that the user in  registered in 2010 .
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