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Porphyre ist in Tyrus in Phoenizien des heutigen Lebanon/ Levan(Hébraïque)/ Levante(Andronicos der Römer)geborenn nicht in Syrien: Im Gegensatz zu Lebanon, Ägypten und des heutigen Griechenland, es gibt keinen archeölogischen Hinweis einer Syrien oder syrische Kultur. Philos of Byblos, der die Geschichte der Phoenizier von Sanchouniaton in griechische übersetzt hat, Sprache von Distorsion/ Verzerrung der Geschichte des Lebanon. Weder Syria noch Germania der Antike existieren. Name Stadt Damaskus erst ab dem VI AD in Byzanz.

Leading character of Wiki article name, in defiance of the standard of Wiki being case IN-sensistive, *IS* case sensitive[edit]

I found that using a leading lower case name for a wiki article for gave me a number in the 20s. Fixing the leading character to a capital gave me a number in the hundreds.

I don't know if the latter number included those in the former case. Pi314m (talk) 07:09, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

Confirmed! I will try to get this fixed soon. The lowercased results simply doesn't include the target article, so trust the version with the capitalized leading character. MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 20:14, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

Any replacement for Traffic Analysis Reports?[edit]

Hi if I understand correctly this site has taken the place of what Eric Zachte used to do. Now I found his Traffic Analysis Reports very helpful, especially views per language and views per country

These look inactive since 2018. Any chance someone is doing somethinglike this again? Kipala (talk) 20:00, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

@Kipala: Wikistats 2 is the official replacement for the old squid-based reports. See pageviews by country. I'm not sure about pageviews by language. As far as I know that data is not publicly available at this time. The Analytics team would know more; feel free to file a task on Phabricator. Hope this helps, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 20:13, 12 August 2019 (UTC)

periodicity analysis in pageviews[edit]

Hi, just wondering if (feature request) some data mining analysis could be added to pageview histories reports like looking for periodicity. Like a fourier analysis... I'm sure there are other ideas…--Smkolins (talk) 14:10, 22 August 2019 (UTC)

Mineplex views[edit]

Hello. I started a draft for Mineplex on 3/21/19 and it was added to mainspace on 3/24/19. When I look at the article's all-time pageviews, however, I see views on the article going back to 2017. ( Why is that? Melofors (talk) 00:36, 31 August 2019 (UTC)

@Melofors: I'm just going to speculate (since I can't see the deleted revisions) but it appears as if the page was a redirect prior to the creation of the article, hence the page views. Hiàn (talk) 00:41, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Ah, that makes sense. I have a faint memory of Mineplex redirecting to Minecraft... Is there any way this information can be proved? Melofors (talk) 00:51, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Well the deletion logs suggest that the redirect was deleted to make way for the draft's move into mainspace, but that's not anything concrete. You'd be best asking an administrator. Hiàn (talk) 00:57, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Alright, thank you. I will wait for an admin to read this, then. Melofors (talk) 00:59, 31 August 2019 (UTC)
Hello! I can confirm this indeed used to be a redirect (a full article before that), and this is why you see older pageviews. Best, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 15:54, 10 September 2019 (UTC)

Request for enhancement[edit]

I really like your tool! I use it often because it is linked on every page of the german Wikipedia. Could you add the possibility to compare the pageviews across different languages via the interwiki links? This could be very interesting. Biggerj1 (talk) 17:33, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi Biggerj1, thank you for the kind words! You can use Langviews to see pageviews of an article across all languages, if that helps. There is a link in the main Pageviews tool, "All languages", that brings you to the same place. There is not a tool in this suite that will allow you to compare arbitrary pages across different wikis, but if there's enough demand for this I can look into creating it. Best, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 20:45, 13 September 2019 (UTC)


Since one month we have had unusual results in the pageview statistics of the German Wikipedia. A moderately well-known musician and two of his projects are high in the Top 10, which is not really comprehensible: de:Tobias Sammet, de:Avantasia, de:Edguy.

Is it possible to manipulate the retrieval statistics with automated article retrieval? It is displayed in the apps, so you could promote something in this way. And if manipulations are possible, what can you do about it? --Superbass (talk) 20:37, 14 September 2019 (UTC)