From T270319: Contribs info in the popup [M], getting the global number of edits is more complicated than getting the local numbers and that work should be split up so as to not block the other contribution information going in. There are some outstanding questions about the task:
- At a high level, "global edits" refer to the sum of all of a user's edits across wikis
- Is there an existing best practice way to gather that sort of information from every wiki? There's some precedence but for reasons I'm not aware of specifically, it can't be directly translated here.
- What's the performance hit of gathering this data?
- How up to date does this information have to be? Can we cache it?