Requests for comment/Add a statistic to show registered users excluding locked accounts
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Should we add a statistic that shows the number of registered users (excluding locked accounts)?
The number of registered users currently includes locked accounts, of which a majority of locked accounts are cross-wiki abusers, sockpuppets etc. This number may be used to know the number of people editing a wiki, assuming one user = one person, but vandals may use sockpuppet accounts to continue vandalizing and therefore increase this number. When this statistic is deployed, it should be closer to the true count (except for editors with alt accounts).
For more info:
- When a user registers, one is added to the number of registered users
- When account(s) are locked, that number is decreased from this statistic, and vise versa
- I do not think it is a significant issue. What makes the number of registered users different from the number of people of community is that more than 90% of registered users have zero edits (even counting edits in any wiki).--GZWDer (talk) 09:25, 4 February 2023 (UTC)