Grants talk:APG/Proposals/2014-2015 round1/Wikimedia Serbia/Staff proposal assessment

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Despite good program results, there is a significant decrease in overall editors and active editors on Serbian Wikipedia in Serbia between 1 October 2013 and 1 October 2014.

I do not think that measuring number of editors in this way is at all relevant, since comparing month-with-month is too vulnerable to fluctuations that happen between months.

Now, I have no data for Serbian Wikipedia editors from Serbia, and I have no data for October, but if you use data from [1] and try to compare active Wikipedians for September the way you did, you get:

  • September 2013: 219
  • September 2014: 189

A 14% fall!

However, a more accurate assessment would compare the entire period and thus be less vulnerable to fluctuations. And if we look what is the average number of editors per month for the entire year, we get:

  • October 2012 - September 2013: 221.5
  • October 2013 - September 2014: 244

So, the number of editors is actually increasing, and I don't doubt that the number of editors from Serbia is also similarly increasing, which you can verify if you have the data for every month. Nikola (talk) 05:15, 10 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Nikola, thank you for making this very good point. In such small editing communities even small fluctuations can look significant, but we know there is more of a story there. We're working on deepening our understanding of the full picture. Thanks a lot for the point! KLove (WMF) (talk) 04:46, 15 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]