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wikiFactor (wF) — (list by wFcategorytemplate)
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) is the term used to describe the measurement of the impact of a wiki site. The wikiFactor is based on the popular scientific Hirsch h-index, as used for research citations. Details are given in the paper presented by Dr Carl McBride: wikiFactor: a measure of the importance of a wiki site.[1] It used to be very simple to calculate, as its raw data 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 ubiquitous MediaWiki, first one would go to the Special:PopularPages page, and the wikiFactor value was 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.

For more detailed information, along with specific instructions for various wiki engines, see how to calculate the wikiFactor of a site, as shown in template:Size.

  1. Dr Carl McBride, PhD (20 February 2009); wikiFactor: a measure of the importance of a wiki site. (PDF);; Departamento de Qu'ımica F'ısica. Facultad de Ciencias Qu'ımicas. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Ciudad Universitaria 28040 Madrid, Spain.
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