If I read:

63 revs, 12 users 21% Committing to a name

What is it referring to? Number of edits, character count etc...?

  • 63 edits in total
  • by 12 users
  • of whom you made the greatest contribution (21%), roughly measured by the number of lines changed.

For the history and details of this percentage calculation, see Mixing Oil and Water: Authorship in a Wiki World by Jeff Atwood. Quote:

I simply sum the total size of all line contributions (insertions or deletions) from any given author in a revision, with a small bonus multiplier of 2x for the original author. We report the highest percentage of authorship in the final revision.

  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for sharing some of your wisdom, this is consistent with my experience. Also, sorry for the title - It will not occur again. $\endgroup$ – user142198 Sep 16 '14 at 1:25
  • $\begingroup$ Related: Is there any quick way for me to determine the total number of character changes a user has done on a community post? E.g. In the following link, Makoto has done 94% contribution, and he has done 300k-700k characters changed I would guess. meta.math.stackexchange.com/posts/4669/revisions $\endgroup$ – user142198 Sep 23 '14 at 0:30
  • $\begingroup$ Don't know of an easier way than downloading the revision history from SEDE (PostHistory table) and running some revision-tracking software on it. $\endgroup$ – user147263 Sep 23 '14 at 0:31
  • $\begingroup$ I thought that would be the case. Do you have an example query for extracting the data via Data explorer? $\endgroup$ – user142198 Sep 23 '14 at 0:36
  • $\begingroup$ Post History Viewer $\endgroup$ – user147263 Sep 23 '14 at 1:22

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