User:Scottywong/Article creation stats

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This page lists statistics compiled regarding the creation of articles from January 1, 2011 through May 31, 2011. The statistics were gathered via SQL queries to the toolserver database.

Autoconfirmed vs. non-autoconfirmed[edit]

The graph compares the raw number of articles created by autoconfirmed users vs. non-autoconfirmed users. The table below also compares the percentage of these articles that have been deleted as of the end of June 2011. (The stats for autoconfirmed users may be slightly skewed because there was a three-day period where a bot automatically created several thousand articles, which caused an abrupt jump in the number of articles created on those days.


Graph of the number of articles created per day by both autoconfirmed and non-autoconfirmed users. The large spike in April was caused by bot activity.


Statistic Average per day Minimum per day Maximum per day % deleted % not deleted
Articles created by

autoconfirmed users

2754
1885
9527
17.5%
82.5%
Articles created by

non-autoconfirmed users

695
450
905
72.5%
27.5%

From these statistics, we can infer that non-autoconfirmed users add an average of 504 articles per day to the deletion workload (whether it be speedy deletion, PROD, or AfD). By contrast, while autoconfirmed users create nearly four times as many articles as non-autoconfirmed users, they add an average of only 482 articles per day to the deletion workload. Therefore, requiring autoconfirmation to create new articles could theoretically reduce the new article deletion workload by more than half.

Additional stats[edit]

Over this time:

  • 10,263 articles were created by IPs (presumably via Articles for Creation). This is an average of 68 articles per day.
  • 78,524 unique non-autoconfirmed users created new articles. Of the unique non-autoconfirmed users who created an article which was later deleted, as of the end of June 2011:
    • 47,244 haven't made a single edit since the deletion;
    • 3,514 have made enough edits to become autoconfirmed;
    • 1,838 were blocked after their article was deleted; and
    • 258 are still blocked (as of the end of June 2011).

Graphs[edit]

Miscellaneous graphs
Articles created by autoconfirmed users: deleted versus kept. 
Articles created by non-autoconfirmed users: deleted versus kept. 
Contributions to the new article deletion workload by autoconfirmed users vs. non-autoconfirmed users (i.e. the difference between the number of articles created by autoconfirmed and non-autoconfirmed users that were deleted by 30 June 2011). Positive numbers mean more articles were created by autoconfirmed users on that day that were eventually were deleted, and negative numbers the opposite.