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Bug 7907 - Statistics 'Total number of edits' inconsistent
Statistics 'Total number of edits' inconsistent
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-11-13 10:18 UTC by Michael Drüing
Modified: 2008-09-16 16:45 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Michael Drüing 2006-11-13 10:18:46 UTC
Go here
And refresh the page a few times (F5). Notice the number in "Users have made xxx

For me (just tried it), I got this number on the first page load:
 "Users have made 90,508,743 edits"
after pressing F5, I get:
 "Users have made 90,508,633 edits"
which is *smaller* than the first number. Shouldn't this number be only increasing?

(I'm using Firefox on WinXP Pro)
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2006-11-17 12:44:39 UTC
What about page getting deleted ? :)
Comment 2 Michael Drüing 2006-11-17 12:53:07 UTC
Well, I thought that a "page delete" just counts as an additional edit (i.e.
change the page from the last version to "non existant"), especially since all
the changes are still in the database and can be reviewed by someone with
appropriate permission.

So, is the number of deleted pages really that much greater than the number of
edited pages?
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-11-17 16:18:28 UTC
Sounds more like replication lag to me.
Comment 4 Rotem Liss 2006-11-18 13:10:24 UTC
For your information, a page deletion is indeed counted as one edit in
Special:Statistics (if maintenance/initStats.php was not used).
Comment 5 Aaron Schulz 2008-09-16 16:45:27 UTC
Was probably slave lag

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