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Mainspace editsEdit

For {{Special:Editcount/Username/Namespace}}, what do you put in Namespace for mainspace edits? Putting {{Special:Editcount/Username/}} used to work, but now it doesn't, and neither does /Main or /(Main). C Teng(talk) 21:21, November 28, 2009 (UTC)

Namespace 0 works. C Teng(talk) 21:03, December 18, 2009 (UTC)
No it doesn't. C Teng(talk) 21:14, December 18, 2009 (UTC)
Meanwhile {{Special:Editcount/Username/{{ns:0}}}} works as expected. –Dunnoob (talk) 15:58, December 15, 2013 (UTC)

Trying to use this in Math Edit

I have tried to use {{Special:Editcount/Username}} in {{#expr||}} equations to make percent edits, but #expr thinks the / in it is a divide and breaks. Any solutions? ~ɠą§ɔîéɳčę { talk } 04:35, April 6, 2010 (UTC)

The returned string is not a pure number, it has a set of P tags around it. This is a limitation in how included special pages work. Sorry. --Uberfuzzy@fandom 10:23, April 6, 2010 (UTC)
Is there any other way I could make edit percentages at all? Or, if not, maybe some other percentage of some other statistic? - MegaScience (School Computer) 15:52, April 6, 2010 (UTC)

Omitted rows Edit

The special page apparently only shows namespaces with at least one local edit. In other words, if you never edited any help talk page (like this) in your local wikia, you also get no help talk row for all other wikias. –Dunnoob (talk) 15:52, December 15, 2013 (UTC)

Gross differences deserve explanations Edit

Editcount can be vastly different from the number of "Edits" shown on Special:ListUsers.

  • A major contributor to Familypedia, User:Bergsmit, has 14833 "Edits" on ListUsers (as of the last caching, but he's made no edits for years).
  • His Special:Editcount says he has 19,004 edits on Familypedia. But wait, there's more: it also says he has 16,130 edits on all wikis. EH???? How could that be smaller?

My guess is that the difference from ListUsers may be explained by the number at the bottom of his Familypedia list in Editcount: "Archived revisions" 4,282. Special:ListUsers must exclude archived revisions (whatever that means). The "All wikis" table has "No data" for archived revisions, which is why its (false) "total" is less than the Familypedia total.

If it is true that Special:ListUsers excludes archived revisions, that should be explained somewhere, preferably at least in the introductory paragraphs of ListUsers.

-- Robin Patterson (Talk) 04:39, November 4, 2015 (UTC)

No response in 6 months. Surely someone knows the real answers? -- Robin Patterson (Talk) 01:52, May 21, 2016 (UTC)

Generally, Special:Contact is a often way to ask questions about features - help page messages are easily missed.
Edit counts have always been a little odd, since there are various different methods which can come out to different answers. The inclusion of deleted edits is, I believe, a frequent reason for differences. We do want to make them more consistent, but it's simply not been a priority as edit counts just generally aren't that important.
What kind of use do you want to make of that data, or is it mainly just curiosity? Kirkburn  talk  contr  @fandom  18:16, May 23, 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. See
What are "Archived revisions"?
-- Robin Patterson (Talk) 23:00, May 23, 2016 (UTC)