Research talk:Portuguese Wikipedia trends and behavior/Editor Trends

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Increase in user talk pages activity in August 2006[edit]

There is a huge increase in user talk pages activity in August 2006. What is the reason for this? Is there a bot that we haven't identified yet? Was there a significant policy change?

I believe this may be related to the use of substitution on each of the "Welcome" templates, increasing considerably the number of bytes in the wikitext. For details see:

Please notice that the "size of the wiki code" of a page can be completely different from the size of the resulting "text", and also different from the values of other measures for the "size of a page". For more about this, see:

See also these other discussions which may be of interest:

Helder 13:50, 20 October 2011 (UTC)