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Number of newly registered users
problemYou need to represent the potential impact of your outreach project on the growth of the Wikimedia movement.
solutionReport the number of Wikimedia accounts created by new editors during the course of your project.
creatorEGalvez (WMF)
created on26 August, 2014

Global Metrics
This learning pattern one of seven Global metrics.

What problem does this solve?[edit]

This learning pattern describes how to collect data on the global metric for number of newly registered users for a program, project, or event.

What is the solution?[edit]

Some definitions[edit]

New accounts created is an editor who has created a new account as a result of a project up to two weeks before an event.
In-person or Face to face events - Events that happen in real time in physical presence (i.e. 10 people in the same room)
Online events, which could be anything from a contest, to an international editathon, to experimental projects like the Wikipedia Adventure or the Teahouse.

How to measure[edit]


1. Get usernames
2. Review Wikimetrics Learning Module and Upload your Cohort
  • If you have not done so already, Take the Wikimetrics Learning module
  • When you upload your cohort, make sure your cohort is set up for analyzing the Wikimedia projects edited for your event.
3. In Wikimetrics, Create a report to determine "Newly Registered Users"
Under Reports, select Create New Report
Select the cohort just uploaded. Select Newly registered metric.
Start date should be two weeks before the start day and time (in UTC) of your project or program. For some, you can set the start date to the actual start date of your project.
End date should be the last day and time (in UTC) of your project. For some events, you may need to select a time after the event because users are unable to create their username or change their username later on.

General considerations[edit]

When to use[edit]


See also[edit]

Related patterns[edit]

  1. Number of newly registered users
  2. Number of active editors involved
  3. Number of individuals involved
  4. Number of images or media used in Wikimedia projects
  5. Number of articles created or improved in Wikimedia projects
  6. Number of bytes added and removed from Wikimedia projects
  7. Learning question: Did your work increase the motivation of contributors, and how do you know?

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