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This page documents a research project in progress.
Information may be incomplete and change as the project progresses.
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Key Personnel


Project Summary

  1. Tracking the size of EN wiki's active community of admins
  2. Identifying trends in qualifying criteria for adminship
  3. Predicting future size of EN wiki's admin cadre
  4. Analysing admins in terms of their wikigenerations
  5. Comparing EN to other wikis


  • Statistical analysis based on data available on wiki
  • To produce a similar hotcold matrix for other projects I need to know the number of successful RFAs per month or per quarter for that project, such as by a link to the equivalent of en:Wikipedia:Successful_requests_for_adminship listing totals by month.


  • Signpost articles, postings on the RFA talkpage

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All data is publicly available and at least somewhat anomymised.

Benefits for the Wikimedia community


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