Research:New active editor
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New active editor
SpecificationA new active editor is a newly registered user completing edits to the contents of a Wikimedia project within days of registration.
Related metricsNew editor
This page proposes a canonical definition of a "new active editor", a user class describing the activation of new registered users.
The definition of this metric is based on the same assumptions as the new editor definition.
Not to be confused with
The following plots represent the activation rate for cohorts of monthly registered users on the English Wikipedia since 2007. We compute how many new registered users reach a specified level of activity in the main namespace (1, 5, 10, 100 edits) within 30 days of registering a new account.
This plot compares the e5 and e10 series above with monthly New Wikipedians (based on the canonical definition).
- ↑ We limit our analysis to users registered after 2007 because of inconsistencies in the logging table with 2005-2006 data.