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I think wiktionaries should also have DEPTHs (f.e.(Edits/Articles) × (Non-Articles/Articles)x10). What do you think about that? --Wisconsus 12:24, 28 April 2008 (UTC)

Entry Counts, e.g. Japanese

The Japanese Wiktionary states it has over 360,000 entries, but the list on this page says there are just over 30,000. Is there a reason for this order-of-magnitude difference? Is the list simply out-of-date? JimBreen 01:24, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Forget that. The 360,000 was Wikipedia; not Wiktionary. JimBreen 01:33, 30 April 2008 (UTC)


Statistics -- medians and modes

I know that someone said "There is a hierarchy of liars, — plain liars, expert liars and statistics," but it seems we could benefit from one or two statistics on this page. And my question here will illustrate an example of what could be "lying" statistics if we aren't careful. I see that the cronjob table shows number of edits, number of users, number of entries, etc., from which it is, of course, possible to calculate simple averages. For example, there are 5518 French-language Wiktionarians and a total of 3,304,872 French Wiktionary edits, so we can see the "average" is about 600 edits per editor. For the English Wiktionary that is 4,639,121 edits and 59556 Wiktionarians for an "average" of about 80 edits per editor, as of 8 May 2009. But we all know averages are terribly misleading since they are disproportionately weighted by the extremes, in this case (for both examples) likely to be a few bots with ten's or hundred's of thousands of edits, followed by the cadre of super-editors who willingly donate a big part of their lives to making Wiktionary what it is today. Without calculating the better statistical measures we leave ourselves open for some bad journalism by reporters who don't bother to think deeply. Thus, I think it would be useful to have a way to show the median and modes for several different calculations. Is this available anywhere? Thanks. N2e 22:24, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Wikidiccionary in language Muisca

Hello everyone:

I am not a native speaker of English, so I apologize. I would propose creating a dictionary of language "Muisca" (Muisk kubun). This was the native language of the people Muisca, which dwelt the land of Cundinamarca and Boyacá in Colombia. Actual language "Muisca" is in the process of reconstruction and this would be a good tool for us all. The page could be mu.wiktionary.org/wiki/. I await your responses. Thank you very much. Sincerely Diego F. Gómez.

Proposals for new language versions should be requested at Requests for new languages, but dead languages are unfortunately not allowed. SPQRobin 17:33, 15 June 2008 (UTC)
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