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Editors at Conservapedia 2007 - 2013. Only those are shown who made at least 250 comments. SVG: 5.6 MByte

This page is an ongoing analysis of Conservapedia's active (and not-so-active) editors.

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[edit] Ratings

These numbers are a rough guide to how these labels are applied. Contributions during the most recent three months have been selected as one of the criteria for assigning an "activity level": Out of ≈ 26,100 editors who left their mark on Conservapedia, 337 did so over the last three months, showing various degrees of activity:


Year:
Activity Rating Edit Criteria
Übermensch >30 edits per day
Hyperactive >10 edits per day
Very active >3 edits per day
Active >1 edits per day
Semi-active >0.3 edits per day
Comatose >0.1 edits per day
Dead ≤0.1 edits per day
Sum
2014
Jan Mar Apr May Jul
0 0 1 1 1
1 2 1 1 1
4 4 5 4 6
6 6 6 5 7
13 14 7 8 14
19 31 25 15 29
158 144 106 146 279
201 196 151 180 337

The busiest 50 of these editors can be found in the following table.

[edit] User chart

This table breaks down an editor's contributions into specific months, calculates an average edit rate, and determines how "active" an editor is using real numbers.

Averages are calculated from date of first edit.

The recent average is the average of the last three months.

A blank entry, rather than a 0, denote the months before a user registered with Conservapedia.

The table includes those editors who made the most comments over the last three months.


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Verdict

Conservati… 56842 1563 218 216 310 274 681 718 437 474 663 1036 1826 65354 24.02721 38.31522 Übermensch
Joaquín Ma… 15950 35 42 6 31 24 132 584 1176 1601 777 140 58 20562 10.27073 10.59783 Hyperactive
JoeyJ 561 82 189 179 191 99 123 152 94 36 147 291 456 2675 6.03837 9.71739 Very active
Aschlafly 57895 115 143 178 252 344 241 297 278 94 155 199 266 60463 21.50178 6.73913 Very active
PeterKa 0 0 0 0 0 48 428 248 168 29 38 86 415 1517 6.5671 5.8587 Very active
VargasMila… 64 0 0 0 10 0 9 0 0 6 0 0 490 584 0.34886 5.32609 Very active
SGropers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 335 0 335 335 3.6413 Very active
PetyrB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 295 23 318 22.71429 3.45652 Very active
CCUUNNTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 226 0 226 226 2.45652 Active
Karajou 19954 55 93 109 81 203 101 46 63 36 66 39 82 20941 7.74732 2.03261 Active
Gregg 1922 33 5 35 9 0 21 16 24 20 26 42 93 2246 0.83401 1.75 Active
JamesWilso… 2871 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 108 9 3030 2.26457 1.72826 Active
AugustO 2540 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 40 2729 2.19726 1.70652 Active
AndrewLe 0 0 0 0 14 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 142 218 0.87903 1.54348 Active
TerryH 7238 35 34 44 51 41 47 36 35 34 51 32 41 7723 2.85087 1.34783 Active
MegaforceB… 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 0 85 6 102 0.51777 0.98913 Semi-active
GlenR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88 90 12.85714 0.95652 Semi-active
Jpatt 15190 28 40 39 63 31 14 44 43 57 37 32 14 15643 5.80015 0.90217 Semi-active
AlanE 2976 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 74 3057 1.15489 0.84783 Semi-active
FOIA 6519 4 20 24 11 11 30 5 8 3 33 35 5 6708 2.91906 0.79348 Semi-active
Atum 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 62 69 0.30804 0.67391 Semi-active
JMR10 2495 25 43 8 17 16 66 45 169 85 43 2 13 3027 1.50897 0.63043 Semi-active
Pokeria1 58 4 0 3 2 26 33 15 3 17 9 22 26 218 0.54774 0.61957 Semi-active
RoryF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 31 24 59 0.65556 0.6087 Semi-active
Wschact 1530 36 80 26 0 1 12 9 54 53 9 7 38 1863 2.37628 0.58696 Semi-active
SansaS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 52 52 0.56522 Semi-active
AK 938 50 18 26 38 53 20 38 52 0 2 21 16 1275 1.30368 0.42391 Semi-active
JohnLamber… 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 31 69 0.14345 0.42391 Semi-active
OscarO 2073 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 33 0 2116 3.33754 0.40217 Semi-active
Bhathorn 2100 13 13 6 11 11 6 6 4 0 1 13 13 2197 0.84728 0.29348 Comatose
Allandd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 26 26 0.28261 Comatose
Ukimmoral 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 22 1 24 0 0 63 0.6 0.26087 Comatose
Ratman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 23 23 0.25 Comatose
JohnsonR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 7 22 0.75862 0.23913 Comatose
JohnJustic… 382 4 9 3 3 4 3 0 12 2 0 13 8 443 0.67737 0.22826 Comatose
StannisB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 21 21 0.22826 Comatose
TheAmerica… 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 109 586 7 0 14 716 6.50909 0.22826 Comatose
SMortlach 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 3 12 23 0.17969 0.21739 Comatose
RedG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 18 1.125 0.19565 Comatose
Copleston 205 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 20 7 3 12 2 261 0.31675 0.18478 Comatose
Esau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 15 0.16304 Comatose
TeaPartyRe… 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 15 0.83333 0.16304 Comatose
CraigF2 86 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 100 0.14124 0.15217 Comatose
Gkenney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 14 14 0.15217 Comatose
RolfMastro 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 14 14 0.15217 Comatose
Adfertygh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 13 13 0.1413 Comatose
CGL 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 0 14 1 2 10 40 0.20942 0.1413 Comatose
ADale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 12 2.4 0.13043 Comatose
Basel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 12 6 0.13043 Comatose
Lincolnrep 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 12 0.6 0.13043 Comatose
Total 807431 2666 1367 1224 1292 1752 2533 2747 2915 3331 3602 3602 4844 838531 0 0

[edit] Notably absent

Rank User #edits days since last edit longest previous gap length of stay days of activity av. number of comments over length of stay av. number of comments over days of activity
1 RobSmith 20560 619 265 1872 761 11 27
2 TK 18375 1111 217 1376 930 13.4 19.8
3 RJJensen 17782 1355 23 597 490 29.8 36.3
4 Learn together 13087 1817 14 615 451 21.3 29
5 Philip J. Rayment 11069 1747 21 736 623 15 17.8
6 DeanS 8853 1242 333 1251 749 7.1 11.8
7 Deborah 7998 1724 142 387 133 20.7 60.1
8 AddisonDM 6967 933 333 973 269 7.2 25.9
9 DanH 6638 2022 3 432 410 15.4 16.2
10 Jallen 6484 1637 22 852 350 7.6 18.5
11 CPalmer 6152 257 199 1688 450 3.6 13.7
12 Fox 5840 1862 104 557 182 10.5 32.1
13 Jaques 5632 2336 8 139 107 40.5 52.6
14 Tash 5589 1963 130 527 232 10.6 24.1
15 BrianCo 5467 1797 52 624 227 8.8 24.1
16 SharonS 5409 1527 99 1071 319 5.1 17
17 Chippeterson 4558 996 64 1383 594 3.3 7.7
18 HelpJazz 4545 1854 146 507 269 9 16.9
19 Foxtrot 4388 1728 34 455 198 9.6 22.2
20 Aziraphale 4335 1817 79 672 119 6.5 36.4
21 Dpbsmith 4273 1028 532 1544 198 2.8 21.6
22 HenryS 4135 1855 56 615 311 6.7 13.3
23 NathanG 4059 1904 25 278 172 14.6 23.6
24 JY23 3883 1592 16 362 253 10.7 15.3
25 EdBot 3501 1228 614 890 27 3.9 129.7

[edit] Retention Rate

In March 2011, we find this little exchange on Conservapedia's main talk page:

Wikipdedia Fails to Retain Editors

Wikipedia just admitted that its retention rate for editors has dropped from 40% to 12%. See: http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/March_2011_Update . What they won't admit is that they have allowed politicized cabals to systematically drive off any editors that don't agree with their ultra-liberal world view! Fongman 12:14, 12 March 2011 (EST)

Has anyone here worked out statistics like this for Conservapedia? What is our editor retention rate? --DanN 15:25, 12 March 2011 (EST)
Don't have a numeric answer, but based on experience our retention rate of quality editors is quite high. For example, there were three quality editors who registered at Conservapedia at the very beginning of the massive publicity in February 2007. Two of those three (none of whom I have ever met personally) are still frequent editors today.--Andy Schlafly 17:11, 12 March 2011 (EST)
Wow, I suspect that CP's 67% rate is higher that Wikipedia had even in its heyday! --DanN 18:17, 12 March 2011 (EST)

This gave rise to a little news bit on the main page:

A visitor here posts that "Wikipedia just admitted that its retention rate for editors has dropped from 40% to 12%. [1] What they won't admit is that they have allowed politicized cabals to systematically drive off any editors that don't agree with their ultra-liberal world view!"

Isn't that amazing? The Wikimedia Foundation undertakes a research to better understand the internal dynamics of our communities, publishing hundreds of pages of data, diagrams and conclusions, while Andrew Schlafly is able to identify the inherent problems in a single sentence. So would it help Wikimedia to get rid of its politicized cabals? Let's have a look at the data for Conservapedia, which is absolutely free of an ultra-liberal world view!

For the scope of this survey, we use the definitions of Wikimedia's research project, especially:

  • Active editors refers to registered users who have made five or more edits in the previous month. [...]
  • Very active editors refers to people who have made 100+ edits in the previous months. Very active editors are a subset of active editors.
  • New Wikipedians refers to people who have made their 10th edit in a given month. (So, a person who makes their 10th edit in January 2011 would be considered a New Wikpedian in January, but would cease being one in February)

The term new Conservapedian or new editor will be used analogously.


Let's first have a look at the data from August 2009 until July 2010 (taken from Wikimedia's Editor Trends Study):

All Wikipedias Conservapedia
New Editors Active editors
(> 5 e/mo)
Very active editors
(> 100 e/mo)
New Editors Active editors
(> 5 e/mo)
Very active editors
(> 100 e/mo)
Jul-10 15,380 81,474 10,411 28 98 14
Jun-10 16,143 83,087 10,574 38 116 9
May-10 18,339 88,465 11,115 46 156 9
Apr-10 17,861 86,577 10,871 34 106 14
Mar-10 19,276 90,024 11,224 24 94 16
Feb-10 17,823 85,610 10,747 26 108 14
Jan-10 19,481 90,758 11,475 53 139 15
Dec-09 17,469 84,478 10,443 65 209 25
Nov-09 18,155 86,328 10,510 40 135 18
Oct-09 18,687 86,793 10,836 41 170 17
Sep-09 17,474 84,575 10,834 27 99 13
Aug-09 18,791 87,456 11,103 15 76 13

See how the Wikipedias are failing, while Conservapedia is blooming? But let's have a look at the retention rate. We were informed that Wikipedia's rate dropped to a meager 12%. At the same time, Conservapedia's rate raise to an astonishing 7.5% To make the difference even more obvious, the same scales are used in these diagrams, showing the retention rates and the number of active editors at the Wikipedias and Conservapedia:

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en.wikipedia.org Conservapedia

But perhaps this isn't such a great idea, here another pic for Conservapdia, where the scale for active editors is inflated by the factor 100...

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Conservapedia RationalWiki
(the high retention rate at RationalWiki indicates that it is one of the most conservative wikis...)

For short: Wikipedia's failure to retain its editors is something Conservapedia can only dream of. But perhaps wikipedia should try Andrew Schlafly's approach and define an entity called quality editor: an editor who is likely to stay around. That would improve the retention rate of quality editors dramatically.

[edit] Active Editors Statistics at Conservapedia

Active Users at CP
Active Users at CP who aren't blocked

Conservapedia's own page statistics includes an entry active users. Those are defined as users who have performed an action in the last 7 days, while at the similar page at Wikipedia, this period is set for 30 days. For instance, on June 6th, 2009, Conservapedia counted 165 active users, while Wikipedia had 158,605. Calculating these numbers for both time periods yields this graph - though, for the graph only those users are counted which made at least one edit, and not only performed blocks, etc.

On a first glance, Conservapedia seems to attract twice at many active editors than RationalWiki. But if you take only those editors into account who aren't blocked, the situation changes dramatically: Then RationalWiki (having virtually no blocked members) takes the lead.

As of June 5, 2010, RationalWiki has more active users than Conservapedia even when blocked users are counted on both wikis.


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