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Don't Give Credit for Numerous Edits in a Short Time Window

When a user saves multiple versions of an edit in short time window by repeating using Save instead of Preview, it should be counted as one edit. Perhaps only give credit for a single edit per calendar day. --Don Henderson (talk) 06:05, 25 March 2014 (CDT)

Sometimes it is better/easier to edit each section of a page as a separate edit, rather than editing the whole page in a single go. Should edits to different page sections carry more weight than multiple edits to the same section? You could also give credit for volume contributed per edit. An edit could carry more weight if it increased the content on the page. Discounted if content was removed.
Also, what is a short time window? If you treated repeated edits by the same user as a single edit, no matter how many days elapsed, but treated an edit by that user after another user had edited the page as a new edit starting point, then multiple contributors to the same page over a short time period would be given more credit than a single contributor who repeatedly edited the same page over a long period of time. I.e. You reward colaboration. - Cameron (talk) 22:52, 25 March 2014 (CDT)

Should minor edits count the same way as major edits?

Should minor edits be counted the same way as major edits? Making a minor edit implies that the editor is improving the quality of the page, rather than the content or meaning of the page. Does quality count as much as quantity? - Cameron (talk) 22:55, 25 March 2014 (CDT)

How should User pages and Talk pages be treated?

Should contributions to User pages and Talk pages be treated differently to other pages? The usage of these pages is different to the usage of other wiki pages, should they be treated differently, counted or scored separately? - Cameron (talk) 22:58, 25 March 2014 (CDT)

Valued recognition

A little recognition goes a long ways. Thanks for working on a good system. Others can chip in. — Charlie Shipp (talk) 19:07, 14 April 2014 (CDT)

Current algorithm (listed just above the 'results' sortable tables) is very, very interesting! After a while,we, as statisticians could possibly test the model-equation. Perhaps Design of Experiments would help. -- Charlie Shipp (talk) 11:30, 24 May 2014 (CDT)

User Contribution Scores Special Page

I like the User Contribution Scores Special Page! This page looks like it scores people more highly for contributing to many pages, rather than just a few, and also discounts numerous edits to the same page. Also, the fact that it lists the last week top 50, last month top 50 and all time top 50 separately allows one to distinguish between currently active users and all contributors. This perhaps is better than the previous system that merely gave people a total score based on the total number of edits they made, regardless of how valuable those edits were. Having a score, a page count and a change count allows one to also derive ratios of changes per page or scoring per page, which could be suggestive of the quality of contributions made by each user. For example, a higher score per change ratio would suggest the user might be previewing their page edits and making their edits have a better quality. While fewer changes per page would suggest the user is changing lots of pages a little bit rather than confining their activities to a small number of pages. Whether this is relevant to editing (editor?) quality is another question, but these could be indicators one might what to include in a balanced scorecard of indicators. - Cameron (talk) 20:01, 14 April 2014 (CDT)

The page has been updated to display the scores produced by this extension. Note that the extension allows for transclusion of the page, with options to control the number of users as well as the timeframe. --Don Henderson (talk) 19:44, 17 April 2014 (CDT)

User Contribution Scores: How about LOC?

I am pleased to see the change to the User Ranking. During the fall regionals I talked to Lanie H (iirc) and discussed some way to highlight Lines of Code (LOC). How about a page scanner that picks out the 'source lang="sas' tag and counts semicolons within it? Ron Fehd

Interesting thought; I bet Lainie Hoverstad thought it very interesting too! -- Charlie Shipp (talk) 14:18, 13 December 2014 (CST)
* I heard a story once of a company that paid;
* the consultant by how many lines of code were;
* being written.  To determine the fee, the ;
* semicolons were counted.  The report that I ;
* heard was that the code was very well documented;
* with lots of asterisk style comments. :-) ;
--Art Carpenter (talk) 11:57, 5 March 2015 (CST)