|wikiFactor (wF) — (list by wF • category • template)|
|wF = 0||wF = 1||wF = 2||wF = 3||wF = 4|
|wF = 5||wF = 6||wF = 7||wF = 8||wF = 9|
|wF = 10–19||wF = 20–49||wF = 50–99||wF = 100–199||wF = 200→|
wikiFactor (wF) measures the impact of a wiki site. The wikiFactor is based on the popular scientific h-index, as used for research citations. Details are given in the paper wikiFactor: a measure of the importance of a wiki site. It used to be very simple to calculate, as it was included as a statistical output of the integral core of some of the most popular wiki engines. As an example for previous releases of the ubiquitious MediaWiki; first one would go to the Special:Popularpages page, and the wikiFactor value is determined as the number of pages – wF – that has had more than 1000 wF visits.
For example, the wikiFactor of WikiIndex (as reported by the final version of MediaWiki which included Special:Popularpages) is 20, i.e., page 20 in the list has had more than 20,000 visits, whereas page 21 has not yet reached 21,000 visits.