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When was protection added to the article during the analyzed period? Remember 14:31, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Full details here. --HailFire 18:29, 31 March 2007 (UTC)

Missing useful data[edit]

I like the idea of this sort of analysis.

However you are missing data for Non-IP editors in many of the periods where the article was semi-protected. We need this data to see what the effect of semi-protection is.

eg jan 22 - 31 and Jan 14- 21 it would be nice to have the non-ip editor data. Ttguy 11:34, 23 May 2007 (UTC)


Were there any? Tempshill (talk) 22:20, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Nope. Never completed. Remember (talk) 23:16, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
Will it ever be? BradMajors (talk) 04:51, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
If someone starts doing the work. The data is still there, but no one is working on it. Feel free to start working on it again. Remember (talk) 14:07, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, I was the one who originally started this project, but if I recall, real life intervened and I never got around to finishing collecting/interpreting data. Anyway, anyone is free to start working on it again. I've kind of lost interest and have gone back to article writing at the moment... BuddingJournalist 14:11, 30 January 2008 (UTC)


Perhaps it is a little late to bring this up, but the scope of the study seems to be too narrow. Rather just analysing if ANON edits helped or hurt the article, the study should have included the damage that IP vandalism caused Wikipedia in the form of editor and admin wasted time and frustration. Otherwise, a true cost and benefit analysis of ANON edits can not be done. If a quality Wikipedian's time is wasted it means Wikipedia will have missed out on some of his benefital edits. BradMajors (talk) 04:51, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Feel free to do the study with an enlarged scope. No one is working on this right now so if you want to do it, go for it. Others might start to get involved if someone takes the lead. Remember (talk) 14:08, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
To calculate the impact of the vandalism on editors and readers the statistics "number of editors with the Obama article on their watch list" and the "read rate of the Obama article" are needed. Are these statistics available? BradMajors (talk) 15:28, 30 January 2008 (UTC)