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2017 yearly report for Armenian Wikipedia is the same as 2018 yearly report[edit]

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Hi, please check this and this links. I think there is an error here, it is almost impossible to have exactly the same result in different years.--ԱշոտՏՆՂ (talk) 16:33, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

@ԱշոտՏՆՂ: Fixed. Sorry about that! There was an error in the script I used to import the data. Best, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 16:45, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Cache Massviews queries for large Categories - Feature Request[edit]

I think that Massviews queries for large categories like Category:Wikipedia introduction cleanup > 1000 pages should be cached daily for faster loading and to reduce server stress, because large categories like these get queried often in the Community Portal in order to find popular pages to edit. Categories with >10,000 pages (including subcategories) take a minute or more to load. Turbo Ink (talk) 16:55, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

We could certainly add some time-based caching, but it would only happen after the initial request is made. For example, you search for Category:Wikipedia_introduction_cleanup, and then everyone else who searches it in say, the next hour, will get the cached results. I think 24 hours may be too long. MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 20:33, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes, that's what I had in mind. Caching large requests would be good whether the cache lasts for an hour or a few hours. Turbo Ink (talk) 07:35, 15 January 2019 (UTC)

number of reverts on page[edit]

Would you please add a column to show the number of reverts and rollbacks on the pages? for example at here after the number of editors Yamaha5 (talk) —The preceding comment was added without date/time by Yamaha5 (talk) 19:00, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

This is a fun idea, but I think it might slow down the tool quite a bit. Things like partial reverts can also be undetectable. I will probably have to decline this on the basis of engineering cost/benefit and performance implications. Sorry! MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 20:42, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

External links Massviews shouldn't default to HTTP only[edit]

By default - if you search for * - Special:LinkSearch only searches HTTP links (see Phab:T14810). While Massviews defaulting to LinkSearch behaviour when searching for external link pageviews is understandable, I'd really like to be able to get statistics for both HTTP and HTTPS through the tool without making separate queries. Would it be possible to, at least optionally, search for both HTTP and HTTPS links when entering a generic search pattern? Samwalton9 (WMF) (talk) 12:12, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Q7403848 article in Arabic Wikipedia[edit]

Hello, I opened this section based on this discussion. سليم دبور article received (and still) unexplained views. Since 10 Dec 2018 we started search about explanation but we can't found anything! So, is it normal?! --Alaa :)..! 15:07, 12 January 2019 (UTC)

@علاء: Hey! Sorry for the late reply. I looked into this, and there are some anomalies: for starters, it appears that viewership on your wiki is usually at least 75% mobile traffic. ar:سليم دبور however received around 35% mobile viewership in December 2018 [1]. So that to me is a red flag. I then queried the Analytics database to see where traffic originated from. I looked at days where there was a spike, specifically December 1 and December 13. On both days, a very high percentage came from a single city, which is the tale-tale sign of false traffic. However, December 1 and December 13 showed different cities. This is a bit unusual; if there's ongoing false traffic, it usually is always from the same city. I won't mention which cities these are, but they are not big cities. In fact, if each pageview counted as a different person (it doesn't, but let's pretend it does), it'd be a sizable portion of the entire population of those cities. That said, it is my opinion that most traffic to سليم دبور is probably an undeclared bot and not legitimate, human traffic. Why someone would want a bot to scrape this page is anyone's guess :) Undeclared bots are common, just so you know. More info at [2]. Hope this helps, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 21:21, 14 January 2019 (UTC)


Hello. I'm trying to see the number of views for ru:Роуч but it doesn't appear in the results when I type its name in, unlike the other pages with names starting with Роуч. Why could that be? My browser is Opera. WikiArticleEditor (talk) 21:35, 13 January 2019 (UTC)

@WikiArticleEditor: Seems like an issue with the autocompleteion. I will look into it! For now, you can get to it by either (a) putting the article directly in the URL, or (b) go to Settings and choose "No autocompletion" for the "Search method". Here are the results for the last 20 days: [3] MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 21:47, 13 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. WikiArticleEditor (talk) 22:06, 13 January 2019 (UTC)