How many contributors to WikiTree are there?

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How many contributors to WikiTree are actively adding to our shared tree?
in The Tree House by Katie Sell G2G6 (7.2k points)
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The home page says WikiTree has contributions from 627,036 genealogists.  Many are not active, or not very.  Last month (May 2019), 2018 members made between 100 and 999 contributions, and 480 made 1,000 or more contributions.  So last month we had at least 2,500 active members.

by Herbert Tardy G2G6 Pilot (520k points)
selected by Maggie N.

I would say over 2,500 very active members. Members who only make 10 contributions a month are still very helpful and active.

Lucy, is there a place to find a count of less-than-very active members?

Hmm... I went to page 200 of the G2G users and randomly picked about ten names. Only one of them had contributed in 2019.
Both Herbert and Lucy have good points.

Roughly 20 millions profiles divided by 600,000 contributors gives a mean of 33 profiles per contributor. Probably about 99 out of 100 of those who register at this site never make more than a handful of contributions.

If it's possible to pick 1,000 random users from for instance the Honor Code Signatories (currently 138,056 members), and then check each one for their contributions last month, that would probably be a valid measurement.

Thanks for the star, Maggie!  smiley

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That is a very interesting question Katie Sell, and I am also interested in the answer. Thank you for asking!
by Cheryl Hess G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
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It seems to me that this is the sort of thing that the system should be able to report pretty accurately: how many WikiTreers have made any contributions to the site in the past day/week/month whatever. If you add "improvements" as a tag, Katie, then Chris should see this and be able to comment on how doable it is.
by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (287k points)

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