"logged-in only" editing

    Now also read Eric's post below. I will try to translate quickly.

    Yaroslav Blanter18:00, 3 February 2010

    I'd really love to read that as well... and since the amount of Russian I know will fit in a thimble (mostly names of food), a quickie translation would be great... even if you just ran it through google translate for a first pass...?

    ~Philippe (WMF)18:41, 3 February 2010
     

    A translation would help. But even just the raw numbers should be understandable, no? Either way, we'd appreciate any information you can give us.

    Randomran05:52, 4 February 2010

    OK, I post it here, please feel free to move to an appropriate place.

    For the record, the whole discussion (in Russian): ru:Википедия:Обсуждение правил/Запрет на создание новых статей анонимными участниками. The statistics are summarized in the preamble.

    Statistics 1: ru:Участник:Skydrinker/Анонимы и новые статьи. Summary: User Skydrinker monitored over the weekend 12/13.01.10 newly created articles (six times, different times of the day). In total, he looked at 300 articles; of these 300, 72 articles were created by unregistered users (24%). Out of these 72, 61 (84.7%) were speedy deletion material. To be precise, 8 - nonsense, 6 - empty, 19 - copyvio, 7 - obvious vandalism, 12 - not notable, 7 - spam or ads, 2 - not in Russian. Eventually, 6 out of these 61 have been improved by experienced users; 3 speedy deletion reviews were contested and sent to usual deletion review. Another 11 (=72 - 61) articles did not qualify for speedy deletion and eventually have been improved as a part of regular flagged revision procedure.

    (to be continued)

    Yaroslav Blanter22:02, 4 February 2010

    Statistics 2: ru:Участник:Шуфель/Статистика (новых статей). 460 articles created in the period 22.12.09-31.12.09 have been monitored. Eventually, 122 articles have been deleted (8 be deletion review, others by speedy deletion process). Here is the summary:

    user class articles created % of total deleted % of created flagged %(flagged/all)
    ip 127 28% 80 63% 29 62%
    not-autoconf 42 9% 29 69% 8 62%
    user 106 23% 12 11% 48 51%
    autoeditor 83 18% 1 1% 81 99%
    editor 95 21% 0 0% 95 100%
    sysop 7 2% 0 0% 7 100%
    Total 460 100 % 122 27 % 268 79 %

    The conclusion is that the quality of articles created by unregistered users is virtually the same as the quality of articles created by non-autoconfirmed users.

    Yaroslav Blanter22:10, 4 February 2010