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Forbym

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  • Hi Forbym, 

    It took a while, but I was finally able to pull up some of the data relating you the question you had under the local nav best practices blog

    Special:Community does not usually appear under Popular Pages, nor should it. Only a tiny fraction of Fandom's visitor are even remotely interested in editing - most just want to look up information on the wiki's topic - so it's not relevant to the vast majority of visitors. RecentChanges, Special Pages or Insights won't and should't appear under Popular Pages either.

    However, what's most important is whether or not Special:Community helps turn visitors into editors, and the data indicates that it does: While only 0.05% of Fandom's visitors edit in general, 4.7% of people who look at Special:Community edit.

    We are still looking into more data around this and may follow up with more findings, but at least this first analysis supports that Special:Community is a good resource for gaining more editors, should be kept up-to-date and linked prominently.

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    • Thanks for your answers!

      > Special:Community does not usually appear under Popular Pages, nor should it. Only a tiny fraction of Fandom's visitor are even remotely interested in editing 

      Could it appear if there were enough page views? When I look at Special:Insights/popularpages for the last week at the Rec Room Wiki, I see pages with 1 and even 0 page views. I don't know whether Special:Community does not appear because of technical reasons or because it hasn't received any page views. 

      > While only 0.05% of Fandom's visitors edit in general, 4.7% of people who look at Special:Community edit.

      4.7% is probably a good percentage - but without knowing how many visitors look at Special:Community and how many editors look at Special:Community, it's somewhat meaningless. (If a large percentage of regular editors look at Special:Community because they use it as a way of organizing the work, then that might explain the 4.7% even if the page doesn't motivate anyone to edit. Also: if less people look at the page than edit, then the 4.7% might represent a negligible fraction of all editors and other ways of motivating editors might be more important.)

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    • Popular Pages doesn't show Special pages. That's intentional, because that report is supposed to show you which articles are getting the most attention, so you can make sure they contain the information people are looking for, and build the most useful resource possible. It's not for tracking pageviews on pages aimed at editors. 

      It's true that there is more data that would be interesting and help explore exactly what impact Special:Community has on would-be editors, though those are numbers I myself don't have access to. I've asked our analytics team to delve a bit deeper into how many editors actually look at the page, and how many edit without looking at it. If they have numbers, I'll share them. 

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    • Great, thanks!

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  • Hi, welcome to Community Central! Thanks for your edit to the December 7, 2017: Last Regularly Scheduled Code Release page.

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