维基百科否认大量编辑流失
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Wikipedia has disputed claims that it has lost a huge number of editors that help maintain the online encyclopaedia1.

维基百科否认了其失去许多帮忙维持在线百科编辑的传言。

The online encyclopaedia invites anyone to edit entries
The online encyclopaedia invites anyone to edit entries

On 26 November it was reported that ten times more editors had left Wikipedia in early 2009 than during the same period in 2008.

The group overseeing the reference work(考证工作) said the claims on losses were not accurate, blaming a difference in what counts as an "editor".

By contrast, it said, the numbers of people editing Wikipedia were stable.

In a blog post the Wikimedia Foundation responded to the publication of a report by researcher Dr Felipe Ortega which said that 49,000 editors had departed Wikipedia in the first three months of 2009.

Dr Ortega's comparisons suggest that only about 4,900 left the site in the first few months of 2008.

Wikipedia relies on editors to keep the online reference work up to date, expand entries and make corrections.

Writing on the blog, Erik Moeller, deputy director of the Wikimedia Foundation, and Erik Zachte, one of its data analysts2, said that while Dr Ortega's article comprehensively described the challenges and opportunities facing Wikipedia it mischaracterised the changes in its editing population.

The pair said that the numbers of people contributing to Wikipedia hit a high in early 2007, declined slightly and have since stabilised.

"Every month, some people stop writing, and every month, they are replaced by new people," they wrote.

The confusion arose over the differing definitions of what constitutes(组成,构成) an editor. Dr Ortega counted everyone who made one change as an editor giving a total population of three million people.

By contrast, the Wikimedia Foundation counts only people who make five edits or more as an editor. This gives an editing population of about one million people across all languages. Of that total, the English edition of Wikipedia has about 40,000 editors.

The pair also disputed Dr Ortega's attempt to measure when Wikipedia editors start and stop.

"It's impossible to make a determination that a person has left and will never edit again, there are methodological(方法的) challenges with determining the long term trend of joining and leaving," read the blog.

The Wikimedia Foundation said it was continuing to work with Dr Ortega to iron out some of the methodological difficulties and uncover long term editing trends.



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1 encyclopaedia Jp3xC     
n.百科全书
参考例句:
  • An encyclopaedia contains a lot of knowledge.百科全书包含很多知识。
  • This is an encyclopaedia of philosophy.这是本哲学百科全书。
2 analysts 167ff30c5034ca70abe2d60a6e760448     
分析家,化验员( analyst的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  • City analysts forecast huge profits this year. 伦敦金融分析家预测今年的利润非常丰厚。
  • I was impressed by the high calibre of the researchers and analysts. 研究人员和分析人员的高素质给我留下了深刻印象。
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