User talk:Mr.Z-man

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Readership levels of Wiki articles seem to have halved in 2 years[edit]

I have been tracking the popularity stats for Wiki psychology article for over 2 years. Compare the stats from say 2 years ago https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:WikiProject_Psychology/Popular_pages&oldid=533632110 with the latest data: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Psychology/Popular_pages, every article has had a sharp decline in readers, on average about 50%. Either there is a problem with stats accuracy or more scarily the readership of Wikipedia is plummeting which is very depressing as you would have thought it was expanding.--Penbat (talk) 08:04, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

This was a known issue for a while - See phab:T60036 and User:Mr.Z-man/pageview#Test 4. I haven't tested it recently (and am not sure I even still have the test scripts), but AFAIK, no one has actually done anything to fix it on the WMF end. Mr.Z-man 16:02, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Some have also suggested that mobile views aren't counted, which may account for some as more people use tablets instead of PCs, but I'm not sure if that's actually been verified. Mr.Z-man 16:04, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Mobile view theory sounds very plausible. Its a shame it hasnt been fixed. Surely the WMF cant be that starved of money.--Penbat (talk) 18:03, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes mobile views are not included. User:West.andrew.g has data here that includes mobile and is a great deal higher. Supposedly mobile is now avaliable
Mr. Z's data does correspond to http://stats.grok.se/en/
Is there a possibly you can update your data to include mobile? Pageviews for medical articles are also down 50% of the last two years.
Overall en readership has dropped some over the last two years from 10.65B to 9.22B (13.4%). This may be partly related to google knowledge boxes.
For medical articles it is just a slight drop when one when takes into account mobile as done here [1]. These calculations are just assuming mobile for medicine is the same as average mobile for all en Wikipedia. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 05:57, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

closeAFD.js bug or is TW to blame here?[edit]

Hi Z.man. Earlier today I closed Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Malaun. An editor has informed me, that {{Article for deletion}} was not removed from Malaun in the process, and has followed-up by removing it manually. I have not seen this situation before. Could it have anything to do with TW for reasons unknown to me in this case first created Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Malaun and then tagged Malaun? Best, -- Sam Sailor Talk! 12:28, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Popular pages for February[edit]

I noticed that Popular pages for February hasn't run. Is there an issue keeping the bot from running? Stevie is the man! TalkWork 20:23, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject Beetles[edit]

I noticed your name in the WikiProject Beetles talkpage. Would you be interested to join our project as our participant? Many thanks.--Mishae (talk) 15:52, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Possible bug with the new version of the AFD closer[edit]

Howdy, I've been seeing a recurring issue with the new version of your AFD closer. When merging, if the source article talk page doesn't exist, it's created but the status message is stuck on "Tagging talk page(s)...". The script then says that everything is done without saying that all of the talk pages have been tagged. I'm using Chrome 42.0.2311.90 (Official Build) m (32-bit) on Win8. Thanks, Nakon 22:58, 25 April 2015 (UTC)