Research talk:Wikipedia article creation/Work log/Friday, November 22nd
Friday, November 22ndEdit
Note that I'm posting this on Monday, Nov. 25th. I spent a bunch of time discussing my results on IRC, so I didn't post them here. Here's what was missed.
The plot shows that the proportion of main namespace pages being kept has been rising slightly over time. This is unexpected -- especially in the case of page creators who have less than 24 hours of experience. I see a few explanations for this:
- AfC is taking over some of the load. AfC has authors create pages in Wikipedia_talk namespace and only move them once they are ready, so my methods would miss AfC created pages that did not pass review.
- Newcomers are actually less likely to create non-notable/spammy articles for some strange reason.
- The criteria for deletion are relaxing.