Research talk:Characterizing Wikipedia Citation Usage/Second Round of Analysis

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1 in 4 articles has no references at all?[edit]

Jeez. --Valereee (talk) 17:18, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

It seems unlikely that 24.5 percent of articles do not have a single reference. My interests are mostly obscure geographical and historical subjects, and only rarely do I find an article without footnotes. I realize that my experience is anecdotal, but I'll have to be persuaded that your finding is correct. Smallchief (talk) 19:47, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

normalizing citation templates[edit]

Hi all, So happy you are doing this work. I mentioned this during the Wikimania session but - the graph on click through rate for citation templates should probably be normalized against template usage. cite techreport & cite paper are rarely used (<3000 times on en.wikipedia). Cite news, cite journal & cite web are used millions (?) of times however. And "citation" is a catch-all. best, -- phoebe | talk 10:35, 17 August 2019 (UTC)