PhilWiki Community/WikiDepth Project

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The WikiDepth Project is an initiative of Filipino wikipedians focusing on the Depth of Philippine language-based Wikipedia projects. It will be run by the Philippine Wikimedia Community (PH-WC) with the main objective of improving the Depth of selected Wikipedia editions.

The project will serve as a tool for depth monitoring and thus will provide data analysis to the trends.

BackgroundEdit

Philippine Wikipedia editionsEdit

There are eight (8) existing Philippine language-based Wikipedia projects namely Bikol Sentral, Cebuano, Chavacano Zamboangueño, Kapampangan, Ilokano, Pangasinan, Tagalog and Waray. Each of these languages has at least one million native speakers, except for Chavacano Zamboangueño which is threatened to be closed down for lack of editing activity. Among the existing proposed Wikipedia projects, Hiligaynon has over a million native speakers while Capiznon, Kinaray-a, Miraya Bikol and Rinconada Bikol have tens to hundreds of thousands native speakers.[1]

Total Articles: 7,487,119
Total Edits: 44,169,854

Rank Language Wiki Depth Articles Pages Edits Admins Users Active Stats
1 Cebuano ceb 2 6,125,879 11,232,209 34,882,203 6 93,248 194 CEB
2 Waray war 4 1,265,924 2,881,767 6,286,738 3 52,880 90 WAR
3 Tagalog tl 165 43,027 233,935 1,956,223 11 123,467 132 TL
4 Ilocano ilo 71 15,362 70,153 391,848 2 16,193 28 ILO
5 Central Bikol bcl 20 12,266 32,908 233,358 3 19,711 36 BCL
6 Kapampangan pam 28 8,846 21,421 295,747 2 19,407 22 PAM
7 Zamboanga
Chavacano
cbk-zam 36 3,127 8,232 110,077 2 13,521 19 CBK-ZAM
8 Pangasinan pag 48 2,579 8,817 73,072 1 7,577 10 PAG

Other projects are in Incubator.

Definition of DepthEdit

The formula assumes that a relatively high number of page edits and the presence of support pages means articles have been updated. And the latter support pages are assumed to be a more important factor.[2]

In the list of Wikipedias, depth is currently defined as:

The depth can be simplified to the equivalent formula below:

Significance of DepthEdit

The depth or editing depth of Wikipedia is one of several possible rough indicators of the encyclopedia's collaborative quality, showing how frequently its articles are updated.

It does not refer to academic quality, which cannot be computed, but to Wikipedian quality, i.e. the depth of collaborativeness—a descriptor that is highly relevant for a Wikipedia.[2]

Definition of New TermsEdit

NonArticles are user pages, redirects, images, "project" pages, categories, templates, and all talk pages. Total is simply NonArticles + Articles.[2]

Simple Edits are edits which are only alterations to the content of a page, not including the creation of a page (articles and non-articles).

Note: Creation of a page (article and non-article) is equivalent to 1 Edit

ObjectivesEdit

  1. To provide significant improvements to the Depth of different Philippine language-based Wikipedia editions
  2. To ensure the balance of increase between the Depth and the No. of Articles
  3. To serve as a monitoring tool for Depth and to provide data analysis on the trends
  4. To promote collaboration and discussions regarding the depth of selected Wikipedia editions within the community

Pilot ProjectEdit

The pilot-scale testing of the WikiDepth Project will be applied to Bikol Wikipedia. Monitoring of depth in Bikol Wikipedia with consequent data analysis will be discussed within a time frame. Outcomes of the Pilot project will be used on how to further improve the approach to the objectives and the feasibility of the application to other Wikipedia editions.

After the initial trial, the project will look further to extend the initiative to other Philippine language-based Wikipedia editions like Chavacano Zamboangueño Wikipedia, Kapampangan Wikipedia, Waray Wikipedia, and Cebuano Wikipedia.

Data MonitoringEdit

As a background, Bikol Wikipedia has a depth of ~8.1 and no. of articles of ~10,600 at the start of year 2021. It experienced significant decrease on March 2021, an estimate within the range of 7.5 to 8.0, due to the large number of article creations with the WikiGap Philippines 2021. Bikol Wikipedia also reached 11,000 articles in this period. By July 2021, the WPWP Campaign and the deletion of ~300 articles brought the depth to ~9.1. On August 2021, Bikolano wikipedians started to classify articles into a specific WikiProyekto project through Talk pages. Thus by the end of August 2021, Bikol Wikipedia reached a depth of 10. Adding to that, depth of 11 by the late September and depth of 12 by the late October.

Current Depth of Bikol Wikipedia: 20.08 (Purge)

Date Depth No. of Articles Notes
November 15, 2021 13.58 11,508 On-going Wikipedia Asian Month 2021 and Wiki Loves Fashion in the Philippines Edit-a-thon
November 30, 2021 14.55 11,544 * End of Wikipedia Asian Month 2021
* On-going Wiki Loves Fashion in the Philippines Edit-a-thon
December 15, 2021 15.64 11,595 * End of Wiki Loves Fashion in the Philippines Edit-a-thon on December 12, 2021
December 31, 2021 17.32 11,618 * No active article-based project
* Massive creation of Non-articles (templates, talk pages, and redirects) by two (2) users
January 15, 2022 18.03 11,653 * 1 user participating at 100wikidays
* WikiProyekto Filipinas is active contributing Philippine-related articles and non-articles (talk pages, redirects, templates, etc.)
January 31, 2022 18.60 11,701 * 1 user participating at 100wikidays
* Relatively minimal addition of non-articles
February 14, 2022 19.04 11,746 * 1 user actively creating articles with no project participation
* 1 user participating at 100wikidays
February 28, 2022 19.70 11,795 * 2 users actively creating articles with no project participation
* 1 user participating at 100wikidays
April 10, 2022 19.57 11,966 * at least 9 users actively participated from March 1-31 with project participation
* at least 9 users participating at WikiGap Philippines 2022
*1 user completed the 100wikidays challenge on April 8
* WikiGap Challenge runs from March 8-May 8
April 17, 2022 19.79 11,967 * Relatively minimal addition of non-articles
May 1, 2022 19.70 12,001 * Relatively minimal addition of non-articles
June 1, 2022 19.60 12,116 * Relatively minimal addition of non-articles
* Massive article creations
June 30, 2022 19.78 12,183 * 1 user doing random editing (including regular addition of non-articles)
* 1 user actively creating articles with no project participation
* 1 active project throughout the month of June
July 31, 2022 19.91 12,268 * 1 user doing random editing (including regular addition of non-articles)
* 1 user actively creating articles with no project participation
* No active project throughout the month of July
August 7, 2022 20.04 12,258 * Deleted 25 articles about unverified radio stations
* 1 user doing random editing (including regular addition of non-articles)
* 1 user actively creating articles with no project participation
* No active project as of date
Depth Date Reached
15.0 December 07, 2021
16.0 December 17, 2021
17.0 December 27, 2021
18.0 January 14, 2022
19.0 February 13, 2022
20.0 August 07, 2022
21.0

Change of DepthEdit

As an analysis of the depth of Bikol Wikipedia as of December 1, 2021:

  • 220,241 Edits
  • 11,547 Articles
  • 15,501 Non-articles
  • Depth = 14.67
Change of Depth Simple Edits No. of Non-articles No. of Articles
+10 +150,090.79 +6,585.49 −2,288.31
+1.0 +15,009.08 +699.64 −316.55
+0.1 +1,500.91 +70.49 −32.98
+0.01 +150.09 +7.05 −3.31
0 0 0 0
−0.01 N/A −7.06 +3.32
−0.1 N/A −70.61 +33.30
−1.0 N/A −711.79 +347.96
−10 N/A −8,027.35 +6,980.80

To attain a +/- 0 Depth (no change of depth) for every 1 new article, you need to either create 2.13 new Non-articles or have 45.29 Simple Edits.

Depth MonitoringEdit

BCL CBK-ZAM CEB ILO PAG PAM TL WAR
Dec-1-2021 14.67
32.63
1.97 70.31 47.82 27.71 148.64 3.53
Jan-1-2022 17.31
32.61
2.01 70.39 47.66 27.73 158.08 3.55
Feb-1-2022 18.67
34.59
2.04 70.49 47.96 27.78 160.34 3.55
Mar-1-2022 19.72
34.97
2.08 70.57 48.04 27.90 158.66 3.55
Apr-10-2022 19.57
35.00
2.13 70.72 48.12 27.90 158.72 3.55
May-1-2022 19.70
35.02
2.14 70.80 48.71 27.91 161.22 3.55
Jun-1-2022 19.60
35.05
2.16 70.81 48.69 27.90 163.56 3.55
Jul-1-2022 19.79
35.65
2.16 70.92 48.57 27.92 164.72 3.55
Aug-1-2022 19.91
35.61
2.16 71.04 48.50 27.88 164.27 3.55

Current Depth of Philippine language-based Wikipedia editions:

  • Bikol Wikipedia: 20.08 (Purge)
  • Chavacano Zamboangueño Wikipedia: 35.64 (Purge)
  • Cebuano Wikipedia: 2.16 (Purge)
  • Ilocano Wikipedia: 71.05 (Purge)
  • Pangasinan Wikipedia: 48.49 (Purge)
  • Kampampangan Wikipedia: 27.9 (Purge)
  • Tagalog Wikipedia: 164.62 (Purge)
  • Waray Wikipedia: 3.55 (Purge)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "PhilWiki Community". Wikimedia Meta-Wiki. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  2. a b c "Wikipedia article depth". Wikimedia Meta-Wiki. Retrieved 14 November 2021.