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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 ≈ 25,800 editors who left their mark on Conservapedia, 196 did so over the last three months, showing various degrees of activity:

Activity Rating Edit Criteria Jul '10 Aug '10 Sep '10 Oct '10 Nov '10 Dec '10 Jan '11 Feb '11 Mar '11 Apr '11 May '11 Jun '11 Jul '11 Aug '11 Sep '11 Oct '11 Nov '11 Dec '11 Jan '12 Feb '12 Mar '12 Apr '12 May '12 Jun '12 Jul '12 Aug '12 Sep '12 Oct '12 Nov '12 Dec '12 Jan '13 Apr '13 Jun '13 Jul '13 Sep '13 Oct '13 Dec '13 Jan '14 Mar '14
Übermensch >30 per day 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Hyperactive >10 edits per day 2 4 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 2 4 4 4 3 4 2 2 2 3 3 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 6 2 0 1 2 0 1 2
Very active >3 edits per day 8 5 7 6 3 6 7 5 6 8 4 5 8 12 12 14 10 7 9 9 8 7 6 8 14 10 14 9 8 7 7 8 7 4 4 5 4 4 4
Active >1 edit per day 18 28 22 19 11 9 7 10 8 10 10 15 16 20 29 31 25 21 22 21 24 20 16 9 12 13 16 14 11 13 16 11 13 15 15 12 6 6 6
Semi-active >0.3 edits per day 45 52 46 39 19 24 31 31 42 41 32 45 57 68 89 74 85 57 56 57 49 41 31 38 48 36 44 37 34 34 30 23 31 31 27 22 12 13 14
Comatose >0.1 edits per day 94 87 64 51 37 36 51 61 65 62 56 105 128 142 123 126 98 118 128 129 114 122 100 90 101 87 93 72 57 48 64 68 38 31 43 34 15 19 31
Dead ≤0.1 edits per day 721 716 481 349 109 120 247 309 384 416 355 678 788 891 790 730 664 796 826 775 705 672 656 719 886 715 883 580 594 578 567 390 313 286 117 98 116 158 144
sum 889 894 624 468 183 198 347 424 510 541 462 853 1002 1141 1049 979 886 1003 1045 995 904 867 811 866 1063 865 1052 714 707 683 687 506 405 368 160 132 153 201 196

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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Joaquín Ma… 14601 1036 154 105 54 35 42 6 31 24 132 584 1176 18099 9.62713 21.02222 Hyperactive
Conservati… 53643 615 909 952 723 1563 218 216 310 274 681 718 437 61312 23.59969 20.4 Hyperactive
PeterKa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 428 248 168 892 8.49524 9.37778 Very active
Aschlafly 56677 335 358 300 225 115 143 178 252 344 241 297 278 59758 22.21487 9.06667 Very active
JoeyJ 0 0 59 386 116 82 189 179 191 99 123 152 94 1681 5.23676 4.1 Very active
JMR10 2160 222 75 17 21 25 43 8 17 16 66 45 169 2895 1.53175 3.11111 Very active
Karajou 19654 126 112 36 26 55 93 109 81 203 101 46 63 20708 8.02636 2.33333 Active
Iduan 6624 0 6 14 78 6 0 31 1 211 15 106 0 7092 2.84362 1.34444 Active
TerryH 7015 61 53 63 46 35 34 44 51 41 47 36 35 7565 2.92537 1.31111 Active
AK 686 16 14 178 44 50 18 26 38 53 20 38 52 1233 1.44718 1.22222 Active
TheAmerica… 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 109 127 15.875 1.21111 Active
Jpatt 15143 0 10 11 26 28 40 39 63 31 14 44 43 15492 6.02802 1.12222 Active
Wschact 1389 47 62 11 21 36 80 26 0 1 12 9 54 1748 2.66463 0.83333 Semi-active
Gregg 1658 71 55 78 60 33 5 35 9 0 21 16 24 2065 0.80413 0.67778 Semi-active
AmeriCan 1135 8 2 3 2 2 3 2 14 30 37 10 5 1257 0.4941 0.57778 Semi-active
Pokeria1 0 0 0 34 24 4 0 3 2 26 33 15 3 145 0.52158 0.56667 Semi-active
JerryCa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 31 9 10 58 0.64444 0.55556 Semi-active
Dhdidnac 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 44 0 4 52 0.55914 0.53333 Semi-active
NormaN 15 7 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 11 16 30 0 86 0 0.51111 Semi-active
Masterbrat… 1028 0 0 0 0 51 0 0 0 0 45 0 0 1124 0.44906 0.5 Semi-active
JohnBD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 44 0 0 49 3.76923 0.48889 Semi-active
FOIA 6455 16 10 38 0 4 20 24 11 11 30 5 8 6632 3.06611 0.47778 Semi-active
Ukimmoral 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 22 38 0.88372 0.42222 Semi-active
SamHB 369 6 1 9 10 10 4 8 3 19 20 16 0 475 0.22332 0.4 Semi-active
EddyJ 0 37 41 76 23 9 13 3 6 24 12 12 9 267 0.7807 0.36667 Semi-active
Copleston 195 1 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 5 20 238 0.32514 0.35556 Semi-active
AuricG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 23 2.55556 0.25556 Comatose
HoracetV 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0 23 23 0.25556 Comatose
JamesWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 10 6 24 0.32432 0.24444 Comatose
StevieC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 2 22 0.75862 0.24444 Comatose
MemoG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 18 18 0.2 Comatose
Bhathorn 2041 13 17 29 0 13 13 6 11 11 6 6 4 2170 0.88391 0.17778 Comatose
CScotson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 0 16 0.94118 0.17778 Comatose
DMorris 1005 5 0 2 5 0 1 5 1 0 6 9 1 1040 0.66581 0.17778 Comatose
HPadleckas 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 21 0 0.17778 Comatose
JohnJustic… 296 18 54 5 9 4 9 3 3 4 3 0 12 420 0.78212 0.16667 Comatose
Wbushlover 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 5 15 0.2 0.16667 Comatose
Kennywilli… 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 3 3 16 0.16667 0.15556 Comatose
CGL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 0 13 0.40625 0.14444 Comatose
BarrySM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 12 3 0.13333 Comatose
Burkean 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0 12 0.6 0.13333 Comatose
Rafael 241 12 20 16 3 0 0 2 0 3 11 0 1 309 0.12094 0.13333 Comatose
Redneck4li… 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 12 12 0.13333 Comatose
Joelevi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 11 11 0.12222 Comatose
MegaforceB… 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 11 0.23913 0.12222 Comatose
PatternOfP… 524 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 11 0 548 0.54419 0.12222 Comatose
DavidE 2596 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 2620 1.03312 0.11111 Comatose
Ed Poor 25876 252 114 33 25 102 223 41 36 23 10 0 0 26735 10.64715 0.11111 Comatose
Eg 1 0 10 29 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1 0 54 0.12981 0.11111 Comatose
EricaB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 10 3.33333 0.11111 Comatose
Total 792394 5328 3523 3963 2223 2666 1367 1224 1292 1752 2533 2747 2915 824182 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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