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.

Background

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Philippine Wikipedia editions

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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: 7,490,836
Total Edits: 45,867,834

Rank Language Wiki Depth Articles Pages Edits Admins Users Active Stats
1 Cebuano ceb 2 6,117,332 11,228,901 35,041,281 5 116,341 145 CEB
2 Waray war 4 1,266,456 2,871,209 7,601,475 3 59,721 66 WAR
3 Tagalog tl 147 47,377 241,795 2,109,872 10 141,827 119 TL
4 Central Bikol bcl 15 17,292 44,658 274,952 4 24,626 59 BCL
5 Ilocano ilo 73 15,380 70,366 400,762 2 17,853 24 ILO
6 Kapampangan pam 24 9,653 22,391 305,693 2 21,537 23 PAM
7 Zamboanga
Chavacano
cbk-zam 35 3,217 8,356 114,846 1 14,845 19 CBK-ZAM
8 Pangasinan pag 29 2,582 6,629 77,576 1 8,608 11 PAG

Other projects are in Incubator.

Definition of Depth

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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 Depth

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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 Terms

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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

Objectives

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  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

Year 2

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The pilot-scale testing of the WikiDepth Project ran from November 15, 2021 to December 31, 2022. Monitoring of depth in Bikol Wikipedia with consequent data analysis was done. Its outcomes served as a guide to further improve the approach to the objectives and the feasibility of the application to other Wikipedia editions.

On its 2nd year, the project will analyse the growth and depth of the project with the intention to extend the initiative to other Philippine language-based Wikipedia editions like Chavacano Zamboangueño Wikipedia, Kapampangan Wikipedia, Waray Wikipedia, and Cebuano Wikipedia.

Data Monitoring

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As a background, Bikol Wikipedia has a depth of 16.89 and no. of articles of 16,004 as of 05:16, 30 November 2023 (UTC). Its number of articles rose dramatically due to different editing activities related to the 15th year celebration of Bikol Wikipedia and monthly thematic editing sessions by the community. On 30 September 2023, the number of articles reach 15,000 with a depth within the 17.00 range. The depth of Bikol Wikipedia reached the 21.0 range on October 31, 2022 and has decreased since then due to the increase of new articles being created regularly.

Current Depth of Bikol Wikipedia: 15.42 (Purge)

Date Depth No. of Articles Notes
November 30, 2023 16.89 16,004 Last day of Wikipedia Asian Month 2023 and Wiki Women Edit-a-thon 2023 running from November 25 to December 13
January 31, 2024 16.1 16,418 A day before the start of Wiki Loves Art and Feminism and Folklore 2024 in Bikol Wikipedia running from February 1 to March 31
March 31, 2024 15.37 16,953 Last day of Feminism and Folklore and PhilWiki Community/WikiGap Campaign Philippines 2024 running from February 1 to March 31; creation of non-article pages i.e. categories, redirections
May 31, 2024 15.42 17,291 Ongoing Wiki Education campaign running until June 21, 2024

Change of Depth

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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 Monitoring

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BCL Articles CBK-ZAM Articles CEB Articles ILO Articles PAG Articles PAM Articles TL Articles WAR Articles
Mar-1-2024 15.37 16,961
35.07
3,xxx 2.17 6,xxx,xxx 72.8 15,374 28.9 2,576 24.35 9,534 148.28 47,046 4.25 1,266,425
June-1-2024 15.42 17,291
35.66
3,217 2.18 6,117,332 72.8 15,380 28.77 2,581 23.78 9,651 147.08 47,363 4.25 1,266,456


Current Depth of Philippine language-based Wikipedia editions:

  • Bikol Wikipedia: 15.42 (Purge)
  • Chavacano Zamboangueño Wikipedia: 35.07 (Purge)
  • Cebuano Wikipedia: 2.18 (Purge)
  • Ilocano Wikipedia: 72.8 (Purge)
  • Pangasinan Wikipedia: 28.75 (Purge)
  • Kampampangan Wikipedia: 23.77 (Purge)
  • Tagalog Wikipedia: 146.94 (Purge)
  • Waray Wikipedia: 4.25 (Purge)


  • January 2021 - January 2023
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
Sep-1-2022 20.07
35.59
2.16 71.07 49.32 28.02 164.03 3.55
Oct-1-2022 20.53
35.67
2.16 71.88 49.39 27.91 164.41 3.55
Nov-1-2022 21.05
36.20
2.16 72.15 49.44 27.93 163.72 3.56
Dec-1-2022 21.35
36.72
2.16 72.21 49.53 27.94 162.63 3.56
Jan-1-2023 21.40
36.74
2.16 72.23 49.50 27.95 162.46 3.56

See also

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References

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