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Wikistats 2.0: Add statistics for the geographical origin of the contributors
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Hello,
I think it would be really interesting to know the geographical origin of the contributors for a given wiki. The idea is to have something similar to https://stats.wikimedia.org/v2/#/en.wiktionary.org/reading/pageviews-by-country , not for readers but for contributors. I think it could show where does the contributors come from, especially for small wiki.

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Pamputt triaged this task as Normal priority.Mar 4 2018, 11:20 AM
Pamputt created this task.
ezachte added a comment.EditedMar 4 2018, 12:57 PM

@Pamputt the url you give is about views not viewers. This is so often mixed up.

I expect your question is going to stir discussions on privacy protection, and it should. IMO it would already be quite helpful to revive stats on edits (rather than editors), which we used to have years ago. Same concerns apply, but the weighing of benefits vs risks will be different.

https://stats.wikimedia.org/wikimedia/squids/SquidReportPageEditsPerCountryOverview2014Q4.htm

@Pamputt the url you give is about views not viewers. This is so often mixed up.

I think Pamputt knows that—they said: "the idea is to have something similar...not for readers but for contributors." :)

This is essentially the same request as T131280. That task has been held up by privacy concerns for several years, but I believe it's now being worked on. That task originated before Wikistats 2.0, but I think that would be the logical place for the information.

@Milimetric, can you confirm that if aggregate editor location data passes our privacy standards, it would go in Wikistats 2.0? If so, we can merge this task.

@Milimetric, can you confirm that if aggregate editor location data passes our privacy standards, it would go in Wikistats 2.0? If so, we can merge this task.

@Neil_P._Quinn_WMF: confirmed. I'll merge. And yes, agree with all of you, any data we can safely publish here would be not only great and fun but very useful for important work. I'm working on it as we speak.

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