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Wikipedia adminship election data

Dataset information

Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia written collaboratively by volunteers around the world. A small part of Wikipedia contributors are administrators, who are users with access to additional technical features that aid in maintenance. In order for a user to become an administrator a Request for adminship (RfA) is issued and the Wikipedia community via a public discussion or a vote decides who to promote to adminship. Using the latest complete dump of Wikipedia page edit history (from January 3 2008) we extracted all administrator elections and vote history data. This gave us nearly 2,800 elections with around 100,000 total votes and about 7,000 users participating in the elections (either casting a vote or being voted on). Out of these 1,200 elections resulted in a successful promotion, while about 1,500 elections did not result in the promotion. About half of the votes in the dataset are by existing admins, while the other half comes from ordinary Wikipedia users.

Dataset has the following format:

   E: did the elector result in promotion (1) or not (0)
   T: time election was closed
   U: user id (and screen name) of editor that is being considered for promotion
   N: user id (and screen name) of the nominator
   V: vote(1:support, 0:neutral, -1:oppose) user_id time screen_name

Source (citation)


File Description
wikiElec.ElecBs3.txt.gz Wikipedia adminship elections untill January 2008