Thursday, March 28, 2013

I want #Wikimedia #statistics I can rely on

Erik Moeller asked the question; "what statistics do you like best, do you think most relevant". My answer is: statistics I can rely on.

There are several developers working on statistics. Many more than several years ago. I am sure that there is a need for data driven development and I am sure that the underlying numbers for many projects require time and effort. It does not mean that the statistics that are updated on a daily basis can be neglected.

Today I learned that two new Wikivoyage projects were created; one in Hebrew and one in Ukrainian. And after more than a month I checked the statistics for pageviews for Wikivoyage. They are still very much broken. There are other bugs that I reported as well. I cannot be bothered to check their continued existence.

Erik really, having statistics is wonderful. Having many statistics is evn better. It does not matter at all if you cannot rely on them. That way they become the infamous mantra of "Lies, damned lies and statistics".

Hmmm, I am complaining here. Check out my blog; I use statistics frequently to report on things Wiki.
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