Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday December 23, 2013

Wikipedia Adds Draft Feature

Did you know that eighty percent of Wikipedia articles started by new users are abandoned before they're submitted? I sure didn't. eek!

Our most recent data indicates about 80% of the articles started by brand new users are deleted, when examining Wikipedias in English, Spanish, French, and Russian. By creating a draft, authors will have more time and space to gradually work on a new topic, and can get constructive feedback from other editors. In fact, even advanced Wikipedia editors sometimes use sub-pages of their user profile (sometimes called "sandboxes") as an unofficial draft space.