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Wikipedia contributors going down?

Wikipedia Contributors drop

Wikipedia Contributors drop

I read an article is the free brisbane paper ‘MX’ last week that explained how the number of contributors to wikipedia has decreased by one third in recent years. Considering the massive amount of people this number is quite large. This article suggests that a reason for this could be that “occasional contributors, those with just one edit per month, had their changes reverted or deleted 25 percent of the time”.

What other reasons can you suggest on why this could have happened? A wiki is all about contribution, so what will happen if these figures keep decreasing?Is the wiki another passing fad? Share your thoughts and contributions as to why this could have happened.

Jamie