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Talk:Submissions/Going off the Boil? A summary of the leading theories as to whether Wikipedia has peaked yet.

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Latest comment: 10 years ago by WereSpielChequers

Whether Wikipedia has peaked is an issue but the bigger issue is how not to peak. Will this presentation discuss what to do to improve? Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:16, 15 April 2014 (UTC)Reply

I should probably have been clearer as to what aspect of Wikipedia I am talking about. Wikipedia has not yet peaked in either quantity or quality as an encyclopaedia. Until very recently it certainly hadn't peaked in terms of readership, though in recent months readership has seemed to dip slightly, but I'm not sure whether we think this is real or merely a sign that a larger proportion of our readers are reading via a mirror rather than directly on our sites. It has dipped in the number of edits taking place, and that is the area that I will be covering. Going off the boil is not necessarily the same as peaking. Peaking tends to mean the highest point ever as in peak oil, I am fairly sure that if we can crack the visual editor or some other problems we will come off the boil and get some significant growth. So yes, I will mention some of the things that we could do to improve things, and some of them are quite easy. But I don't have solutions to every problem or alleged problem. Some of the perceived problems are illusory, some are real but resolvable, and some is real but I haven't yet found a solution. WereSpielChequers (talk) 21:10, 15 April 2014 (UTC)Reply