Besides looking at the casual, short-term editors who have quit editing, I think that it is just as important to look at who have done a significant amount of editing, including those who have created Featured articles, who later quit editing. There needs to be more than just a list of Missing Wikipedians. This might make a good academic study. BlankVerse 03:21, 6 August 2009 (UTC)
- Perhaps they merely ran out of volunteer time because they started families, etc? The best way to lure the best editors back is improving the quality of the articles most important to them, and it always will be. 220.127.116.11 18:25, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Quick update pages for alumni?
Wiki cultures, policies, and tools can change significantly over time. I've been largely out of Wiktionary for some time, actively editing mainly in wikiHow instead. Lately I've been contemplating getting back into it, but I feel like the activity and the norms there have shifted since I last edited actively.
One thing that I think would be helpful to me and other occasional or inactive editors in getting back into it is some sort of summary that listed major changes, updates, or announcements in a brief form, with links to more information. A simple, chronological organization scheme would allow current and former editors alike to review high-level changes quickly without slogging through help pages or backreading the Village Pump. —Dvortygirl 05:25, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
what's next, the lame high school wikipedia reunion? DOWN WITH wiki CLIQUES 01:15, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:05, 3 September 2009 (UTC)
- They will get some emails from mediawiki. Some editors might think this is e-mail spam. --Goldzahn 08:46, 3 September 2009 (UTC)