Manual talk:$wgArticleCountMethod


Default action[edit]

unclear what the default action is... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 18 February 2015

This has been addressed. - dcljr (talk) 00:06, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Why was the value "comma" on option?[edit]

The article containing a comma being a criteria seems random. What is the importance of that particular punctuation mark? AnonymousStackOverflow (talk)

It has no importance any longer. This criterion was removed in the meantime. --[[kgh]] (talk) 21:39, 16 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Was it ever important? AnonymousStackOverflow (talk) 21:40, 16 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Obviously not. Otherwise it would still be an option. --[[kgh]] (talk) 21:42, 16 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
That's a non sequitur; the actual reason comma was removed was performance issues, not its lack of importance. * Pppery * it has begun 23:53, 16 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Whatever. We are talking about a feature what was removed ago. --[[kgh]] (talk) 09:06, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
When article counting was first implemented, the only articles to count were encyclopedia articles in English (pretty sure it predated non-English Wikipedias). It was concluded at that time that any article that didn't contain at least one comma probably couldn't be long enough to be considered a well developed article. This criterion made less and less sense as other language editions and non-encyclopedic projects started being created. For some information of how article counting has changed over time, see m:Article counts revisited. - dcljr (talk) 23:52, 16 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]