Research talk:Wikipedia article creation/Work log/Monday, December 23rd
Monday, December 23rdEdit
Well, that took longer than expected. The plot above has been updated with new data. It's cool to see the survival rate of ns=0 articles start to rise for "-day" newcomers at the introduction of AfC (ns=5). There's a surprising dip in survival for "week-month" newcomers around 2011. Note that this could be error due to a low number of observations. I didn't even plot a point if it didn't come with at least 25 observations.
I wanted to simplify things, so I generated stats based on the most recent full month in my dataset: October, 2013.
Cool things that you can pick out from this:
- There are about as many day-newbie article creators month-oldtimers article creators.
- However, month-oldtimers create for more articles.
- The proportion of articles started outside of main is vanishingly small for all editors.
- The survival rate for newbies creating drafts is comparable to month-oldtimers who go straight to main.
- User-space drafts (ns=2) created by oldtimers fair worse than direct to main articles. Could it be that oldtimers know when to pick their battles and will start more controversial articles in user-space?
- Articles created through AfC have the highest survival rate for all types of newcomers.