A bit of background regarding this page:
Once a week I get an automated email from a script that Paul has had set up since his FPL
days, which contains the following content:
* Updates for the total release connections section, which I use to (with manual
calculator work) update current release connections info, and I also get info about direct
downloads, which goes into the direct downloads section of the wiki.
Once a month, I also get an email with the following information (example from end of
June), which I also paste into the wiki:
visitors for 2013-06: 1877495
Wiki edits for 2013-06: Total=6785, Unique=993
While this work is admittedly fairly tedious, I have found that doing them in a batch of
several at once is a bit more time efficient, as I have to have the Stats page, my email,
a calculator, the addition of lots of commas, and the legacy statistics page on hand, and
thus until tonight I was about 4 weeks behind. (Have I mentioned just how much I look
forward to an automated version of this? :D)
In any case: I was pasting in the numbers for May & June tonight - and this is what
the past few months of updates to the wiki, as well as # of wiki updates from unique IPs,
Period Total edits Edits from unique IPs
January 2013 5,262 771
February 2013 2,807 544
March 2013 3,489 621
April 2013 6,416 804
May 2013 23,359 1,172
June 2013 6,785 993
A few points of interest: We normally see an uptick in the number of total edits/unique
IPs in the month of release - mostly due (I suspect) to test days, TC/RC test matrices,
etc. Our all-time high was 17k in May 2010; since June 2011, the number has been
relatively steady, hovering between 2500 and 7k.
So obviously - May is .... way, way, way out of the norm, beyond the highest high
we've ever had, and June seemed to settle back into a more normal routine.
Does anyone have any clue what happened in May? Did we have an exorbitant amount of spam?
(Or do we likely have an exorbitant amount of spam still lingering on the wiki?) I tried
using the "contributions" history but didn't really come up with anything
(other than noticing that for "new accounts" - nothing shows up prior to May 15
for the month of may).