Research:Daily unique page creators
Identifying page creations Edit
Regretfully, MediaWiki does not track a history of page creation events. However, by using the
rev_parent_id field, this metric makes a close approximation.
rev_parent_id usually points to the previous revision. For the first revision of a page,
rev_parent_id = 0. This metric approximates page creations by looking for these parentless revisions.
Time lag Edit
As this is a daily metric, a full 24 hours must elapse after the beginning of the date (UTC) in order to calculate an uncensored value.