The idea of too many Wikipedians may be thought of in one or more supporting or conflicting ways:
- The way in which editorial popularity, and speed of its growth, affects encyclopedic quality
- The physical limits of the Wikipedia technology to handle edits and editing (by implication, editors). Editing may increase dramatically during events such as holiday weekends.
- The effects of stress and editing on Wikipedia:Please do not bite the newcomers, and how these effect newcomers and old-timers
- etc. For example Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)/Archive 70#Retaining editors: limited amnesty?.
We could deal with any, all, or no problems as always through a variety of ways:
- Increasing hardware
- Decreasing using/editing
- Increasing policies
- Decreasing policies