Wikipedia Statistics - Edit and Revert Trends: English

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Abkhazian, Acehnese, Afar, Afrikaans, Akan, Albanian, Alemannic, All languages, Amharic, Anglo-Saxon, Arabic, Aragonese, Aramaic, Armenian, Aromanian, Arpitan, Assamese, Asturian, Avar, Aymara, Azeri, Bambara, Banjar, Banyumasan, Bashkir, Basque, Bavarian, Belarusian, Belarusian (Taraškievica), Bengali, Bihari, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Bislama, Bosnian, Breton, Buginese, Bulgarian, Burmese, Buryat, Cantonese, Cassubian, Catalan, Cebuano, Central Bicolano, Chamorro, Chavacano, Chechen, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chichewa, Chinese, Choctaw, Chuvash, Classical Chinese, Cornish, Corsican, Cree, Crimean Tatar, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Divehi, Dutch, Dutch Low Saxon, Dzongkha, Eastern Mari, Egyptian Arabic, Emilian-Romagnol, English, Erzya, Esperanto, Estonian, Ewe, Extremaduran, Faroese, Fiji Hindi, Fijian, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Fulfulde, Galician, Gan, Ganda, Georgian, German, Gilaki, Goan Konkani, Gothic, Greek, Greenlandic, Guarani, Gujarati, Haitian, Hakka, Hausa, Hawai'ian, Hebrew, Herero, Hindi, Hiri Motu, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Igbo, Ilokano, Indonesian, Interlingua, Interlingue, Inuktitut, Inupiak, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kabardian, Kabyle, Kalmyk, Kannada, Kanuri, Kapampangan, Karachay-Balkar, Karakalpak, Kashmiri, Kazakh, Khmer, Kikuyu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Klingon, Komi, Komi-Permyak, Kongo, Korean, Kuanyama, Kurdish, Kyrghyz, Ladino, Lak, Laotian, Latgalian, Latin, Latvian, Lezgian, Ligurian, Limburgish, Lingala, Lithuanian, Lojban, Lombard, Low Saxon, Lower Sorbian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Maithili, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Manx, Maori, Marathi, Marshallese, Mazandarani, Min Dong, Min Nan, Minangkabau, Mirandese, Moksha, Moldavian, Mongolian, Muskogee, Nahuatl, Nauruan, Navajo, Ndonga, Neapolitan, Nepal Bhasa, Nepali, Norfolk, Norman, North Frisian, Northern Sami, Northern Sotho, Norwegian, Novial, Nynorsk, Occitan, Old Church Slavonic, Oriya, Oromo, Ossetic, Pali, Pangasinan, Papiamentu, Pashto, Pennsylvania German, Persian, Picard, Piedmontese, Polish, Pontic, Portuguese, Punjabi, Quechua, Ripuarian, Romani, Romanian, Romansh, Russian, Rusyn, Sakha, Samoan, Samogitian, Sangro, Sanskrit, Sardinian, Saterland Frisian, Scots, Scots Gaelic, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Sesotho, Setswana, Shona, Sicilian, Silesian, Simple English, Sindhi, Sinhala, Siswati, Slovak, Slovene, Somali, Sorani, Spanish, Sranan, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tajik, Tamil, Tarantino, Tatar, Telugu, Tetum, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Tok Pisin, Tongan, Tsonga, Tumbuka, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Twi, Udmurt, Ukrainian, Upper Sorbian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Venda, Venetian, Vepsian, Vietnamese, Volapük, Voro, Walloon, Waray-Waray, Welsh, West Flemish, Western Mari, Western Panjabi, Wolof, Wu, Xhosa, Yi, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zazaki, Zealandic, Zhuang, Zulu

Monthly trend in number of edits

Also shown is monthly trend for total reverts, for scale comparison

Chart shows absolute numbers (y axis scale shows number of edits relative (%) to busiest month)

Plot Edits   Plot Edits


Monthly trend in revert activity, relative to edit volume

Per x edits, were anonymous edits reverted more often than edits by bots or by registered users?

Chart shows ratio reverts:edits per class of editors (registered or anonymous users or bots).
Note: often peaks in revert ratio in early years are not so significant as in later years:
low absolute edit counts easily led to high fluctuations in revert ratio.

Plot Reverts   Plot Reverts

Revert ratio is ratio reverts:edits per class of editors (registered or anonymous users or bots).
Only reverts detected by sha1 matching are considered here, not (partial) manual reverts only detectable by edit comment.

Reverts is less than reverted edits! Sometimes several edits are undone with one revert.
Reverts broken down by number of reverted edits: 1 edit:78%, 2 edits:11%, 3 edits:5%, 4 edits:2%, 5 edits:1%, >5 edits:3%

When several revisions were reverted in one action, the oldest reverted revision determines editor class (and coloring):
is this a reverted user edit (reg/anon) or a reverted bot edit?


Distribution of reverts

Breakdown per namespace, type of reverted editor (registered or anonymous user or bot), type of reverter (same), was it a self revert or not, per time period.
Note: a high percentage in any segment can relate to a high absolute number of edits for that segment, or a high revert ratio, or both (please consult charts above for context)
.Projects pages are excluded due to enormous amount of false positives: some status pages are cleared often as normal process

 Distribution of reverts, each subdivision adds up to 100%
Namespace(s)Reverted editorRevert bySelf revert
Articles84.0%Reg user24.5%Reg user81.0%Self17.2%
Others82.8%
Anon user12.5%
Bot6.4%
Anon user60.3%Reg user75.7%
Anon user14.4%Self52.9%
Others47.1%
Bot9.9%
Bot1.7%Reg user31.5%
Anon user15.8%
Bot52.7%Self40.9%
Others59.1%
Unknown13.4%Reg User82.8%
Anon User7.1%
Bot10.0%
Other
Non-
Project
Pages
16.0%Reg user27.0%
Anon user14.2%
Bot10.6%
Unknown48.2%
Unknown = comments mentions (partial) revert, but no sha1 match
Reg = registered, Anon = anonymous
  
 Distribution of reverts, each percentage is share of total reverts
Namespace(s)Reverted editorRevert bySelf revert
Articles84.0%Reg user20.6%Reg user16.7%Self2.9%
Others13.8%
Anon user2.6%
Bot1.3%
Anon user50.7%Reg user38.4%
Anon user7.3%Self3.9%
Others3.4%
Bot5.0%
Bot1.4%Reg user0.5%
Anon user0.2%
Bot0.8%Self0.3%
Others0.5%
Unknown11.3%Reg User9.3%
Anon User0.8%
Bot1.1%
Other
Non-
Project
Pages
16.0%Reg user4.3%
Anon user2.3%
Bot1.7%
Unknown7.7%
Unknown = comments mentions (partial) revert, but no sha1 match
Reg = registered, Anon = anonymous
  
 Distribution of reverts, per year and type
2016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001
3.4%3.7%3.7%3.2%3.2%3.2%2.6%2.5%2.4%2.3%2.7%2.8%5.3%5.7%10.1%6.9%
15.5%16.4%17.2%13.5%13.7%13.6%12.5%12.6%12.3%13.9%14.1%13.9%19.4%24.0%18.2%16.6%
3.1%2.9%2.9%2.4%2.5%2.5%2.6%2.5%2.4%2.4%2.5%3.2%3.3%3.9%4.5%4.9%
1.9%2.4%3.4%2.4%1.6%1.6%0.9%1.1%0.7%0.7%0.4%0.1%0.1%0.0%--
36.3%34.5%33.4%35.3%35.5%34.4%40.0%38.8%40.6%39.8%44.0%48.7%40.3%36.7%30.3%25.5%
3.6%4.0%3.8%3.8%3.7%3.5%3.8%3.6%3.4%4.1%4.5%6.0%6.0%6.7%8.6%7.1%
3.2%3.0%2.7%2.8%3.1%3.4%3.8%3.8%3.5%4.0%3.3%3.7%2.5%1.9%4.4%2.8%
5.3%5.3%6.0%6.0%9.6%8.2%4.3%4.4%4.7%3.4%2.4%0.0%0.0%0.1%0.1%0.9%
0.4%0.5%0.6%0.5%0.6%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.4%0.3%0.4%0.3%0.6%0.2%0.2%-
0.2%0.2%0.3%0.2%0.3%0.3%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%-
0.6%0.5%0.6%0.5%0.5%0.4%0.5%0.3%0.1%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.3%--
0.4%0.4%0.4%2.6%0.7%0.7%0.3%0.3%0.1%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%---
9.1%9.0%8.9%8.2%8.3%8.2%9.7%11.6%10.0%9.3%8.9%8.1%8.4%7.3%10.0%18.5%
0.6%0.7%0.6%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.6%1.3%1.1%1.0%0.7%0.8%0.8%0.7%1.6%5.5%
1.8%1.9%2.1%1.6%2.1%1.8%1.1%0.9%0.6%0.4%0.3%0.0%0.0%---
4.9%4.8%4.7%5.2%4.3%4.4%3.8%3.9%3.9%4.2%4.5%4.4%5.6%6.9%6.9%4.9%
1.8%1.7%1.7%1.8%1.7%1.8%2.2%2.6%2.6%2.6%3.0%3.6%3.2%3.0%2.8%4.2%
1.9%2.6%1.5%4.4%1.9%3.5%1.5%1.0%1.3%1.0%0.2%0.1%0.1%0.0%--
5.8%5.5%5.6%5.0%6.1%7.5%9.2%8.1%9.6%10.3%7.8%4.2%4.5%2.6%2.3%2.2%
 totals reverts per year
2.5 M3.6 M3.3 M3.8 M3.9 M4.4 M5.3 M6.0 M7.2 M7.0 M4.6 M1.2 M243 k43 k8 k650
   

 Distribution of reverts, like table above, but percentages are share
 of sha1 detected reverts only, for article namespace only
Namespace(s)Reverted editorRevert bySelf revert
 Reg user28.3%Reg user23.0%Self3.9%
Others19.0%
Anon user3.6%
Bot1.8%
Anon user69.7%Reg user52.7%
Anon user10.0%Self5.3%
Others4.7%
Bot6.9%
Bot2.0%Reg user0.6%
Anon user0.3%
Bot1.0%Self0.4%
Others0.6%
Reg = registered, Anon = anonymous
  

 Distribution of reverts, like table above, but percentages are
 share of sha1 detected reverts only, for article namespace only
2016201520142013201220112010200920082007200620052004200320022001
4.5%5.1%4.9%4.3%4.3%4.5%3.6%3.6%3.4%3.2%3.6%3.6%6.8%7.1%13.2%10.7%
20.9%22.2%23.0%18.4%18.3%18.8%17.4%17.8%17.4%19.5%18.9%17.7%25.0%30.2%23.9%25.7%
4.2%3.9%3.8%3.3%3.4%3.5%3.6%3.6%3.4%3.3%3.4%4.0%4.3%4.9%5.8%7.6%
2.6%3.2%4.6%3.3%2.1%2.2%1.3%1.5%1.0%1.0%0.5%0.1%0.1%0.0%--
49.0%46.7%44.6%48.2%47.3%47.6%55.6%54.9%57.2%55.9%59.0%61.8%52.1%46.2%39.6%39.4%
4.9%5.4%5.1%5.1%4.9%4.8%5.2%5.1%4.8%5.7%6.0%7.6%7.7%8.4%11.3%10.9%
4.4%4.0%3.6%3.8%4.2%4.7%5.2%5.4%4.9%5.7%4.4%4.7%3.2%2.4%5.8%4.3%
7.2%7.2%8.0%8.2%12.7%11.4%6.0%6.3%6.6%4.8%3.3%0.0%0.0%0.2%0.1%1.4%
0.6%0.6%0.7%0.7%0.8%0.7%0.7%0.7%0.5%0.5%0.5%0.4%0.8%0.2%0.2%-
0.3%0.3%0.5%0.3%0.5%0.4%0.3%0.3%0.3%0.2%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%-
0.8%0.7%0.9%0.7%0.6%0.5%0.6%0.4%0.2%0.1%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.4%--
0.6%0.5%0.5%3.6%0.9%1.0%0.4%0.4%0.2%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%---
 totals reverts per year
1.8 M2.7 M2.5 M2.8 M2.9 M3.2 M3.8 M4.2 M5.1 M5.0 M3.4 M973 k188 k34 k6 k421

Top Rankings

UsersContent
 Most Active Reverters  Most Reverted Editors  Most Reverted Articles  Most Reverted Other Non-Project Pages 
# Rv User/Bot # Rv User/Bot # Rv Article # RvPage
1720901ClueBot NG105595Xqbot1445Feces3173User:Presidentman/Status
670530ClueBot64380ClueBot NG1404Vagina3102Template:Did you know/Queue/Next
298356Materialscientist55468AvicBot1369Edit3090Template:Did you know/Queue/NextPrep
252549XLinkBot49527EmausBot1322Fat2397User:ST47/status
133500Discospinster43994RussBot1309Sex2344User:DeltaQuad/EmailStatus
127677AntiVandalBot35781Carlossuarez461305Idiot2290User:EdwardsBot/Status
122904Alansohn27994ClueBot1297Intellectual disability1831User:DYKadminBot/count
122225J.delanoy20941Cyberbot II1280America (disambiguation)1829User:DYKUpdateBot/Errors
119118VoABot II20631Cydebot1279Midget1528User:Bongwarrior
111506Xqbot19152XLinkBot1267Penis1469User:StatusBot/Status/ClueBot III
106112Widr17994Redirect fixer1266Defecation1452User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Electric folk task force
98803Gilliam17850ZéroBot1264Apple pie1439User:Cyde/List of requests for help
97748Addbot16683DarknessBot1260Editing1399User:Dabomb87/Status
92831MartinBot14389Invadibot1254Awesome1378User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Hong Kong Transport
91665Tide rolls12290Koavf1254Sloth1359User:Ronhjones/Status
86298Flyer22 Reborn11019Ser Amantio di Nicolao1251Grassland1346User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Herbs and Spices
80036Vsmith10367Jaguar1250Sedimentary rock1330Creator:Arts
78574EmausBot10092Materialscientist1250Cheeseburger1287User:Cyberbot II/Status
70454Philip Trueman9838タチコマ robot1246Tyler1283User:Cyberbot I/Current AfDs
67690Jim11389741SmackBot1246Breast1283User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Bowling
67644The Thing That Should Not Be8613OrphanBot1246A1267User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Christian Metal
66912Epbr1238262CommonsDelinker1244Igneous rock1265User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Riverina
65837Ohnoitsjamie8094The Anomebot21240Gay1240User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Cheeses
64745WayKurat7933Arthur Rubin1237Testicle1235User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Unitarian Universalism
63159Tawkerbot27892Luckas-bot1235Recreation1231User:Jimbo Wales
61955CambridgeBayWeather7643BD24121235Structure of the Earth1188User:StatusBot/Status/ClueBot II
61349AvicBot7579Uncle G's major work 'bot1234Chinese people1181User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/UK Trams
60676Binksternet7571Hmains1233Battle of Shiloh1138User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Saint Pierre and Miquelon
59508Can't sleep%2C clown will eat me7529ImageRemovalBot1230Alfred Wegener1138User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Burkina Faso
57490Excirial7416AntiVandalBot1230Intolerable Acts1115User:Jaguar/Sandbox/4
57346PseudoBot7103Discospinster1228Ryan1106User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Muslim scholars
57160Gogo Dodo6902Binksternet1227Neon1086User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Tibetan Buddhism
57048Pinethicket6779Ryulong1225Mineral1085Template:Did you know/Queue/6
56163Bobo1926754AvocatoBot1224World1065User:StatusBot/Status/Alison
53757Bongwarrior6104VolkovBot1222Civil war1062Help:Menu
53596Favonian6100WayKurat1218Nipple1061User:Paine Ellsworth/Status
52046Oshwah6077Tbhotch1217Metamorphic rock1057User:Cyberbot Trial Bot/Status
49357Antandrus5995Addbot1216Chair1055User:Jaguar/Sandbox/6
48891Mattythewhite5813VoABot II1213Ape1054Help:Editing
48235Cydebot5620Stephen1212Bomb1053Template:X1
46554Arthur Rubin5410Thijs!bot1210Bob1045User:Raghusri
46375NawlinWiki5405TuHan-Bot1210People1027Template:X2
46331Kuru5368Rich Farmbrough1210Wood1011Template:Did you know/Queue/4
45562Bkonrad5342Kwamikagami1208L1008User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Regional and national music
44207Donner605220Alansohn1207Cheese999User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Christmas
43871Tbhotch5212MartinBot1205Bean996Template:Did you know/Queue/2
42346MER-C5135J.delanoy1205Space985Template:Did you know/Queue/3
42073Ryulong5123CorenSearchBot1205First Battle of Bull Run983Template:Did you know/Queue/1
40071C.Fred4951TTN1205Lizard981User:WP 1.0 bot/Tables/Project/Vaishnavism
39062Doug Weller4842Jim11381203Tool977Template:Did you know/Queue/5
Bot names are in dark red 
#Rv is revert actions, not reverted revisions (sometimes a revert action undoes several revisions).
Only reverts detected by sha1 match are considered here, not (partial) reverts only detectable via comments.
Projects pages are excluded due to enormous amount of false positives: some status pages are cleared often as normal process

Wikipedias are initially ordered by number of speakers of the language
Generated on Sunday September 18, 2016 11:33 from recent database dump files.
Data processed up to Wednesday August 31, 2016

Please note that the lengthy dump process (many weeks) means a delay in publishing these statistics is always to be expected.

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