Per discussion at T163284, it seems that theThe edit count numbers that we store in the `user_editcount` column in the user table (which are used in lots of different contexts) are only approximate. For example:
My edit counts for English Wikipedia:
Actual live edit count (per xtools): 57,790 (confirmed via sql query)
Actual total edit count (per xtools): 59,870
I'm not sure if user_editcount is supposed to approximate the live edit count or the total edit count,This is due to a variety of circumstances (see T163966#3216789), but mainly because `user_editcount` isn't incremented by page moves. but it isn't close to either.When a page is moved, Any ideas about why it is off by so much or how we can improve it's accuracy?we should call $user->incEditCount() for both the move itself and any redirect that is created.