|هن صفحي جو خُلاصو: A reader is someone who simply visits Wikipedia to read articles, not to edit or create them. |
They are the sole reason for which Wikipedia exists.
A reader is someone who visits وڪيپيڊيا articles to read rather than edit the content. Editors, often referred to as Wikipedians if logged in, also read Wikipedia of course, but other than reading they also edit the pages to help build the encyclopedia.
Wikipedia currently has ١٤٬١٣٦ articles that are edited by ٣٧ active editors. Since 2007 Wikipedia has been one of the ten most popular websites and the Main Page receives hundreds of millions of hits per month. In June 2012 it had 227 million hits. Individual articles vary in popularity depending on the shifting Zeitgeist.
The majority of visitors are readers so it is important that pages and articles are optimised for this readership.
According to the 2011 readership survey, the average reader is 36 years old, which is older than the average editor at the English Wikipedia. About 45% are female, but only about 15% of editors are female.
About half of readers—and the overwhelming majority of readers in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia and Japan—visit Wikipedia more than once a week.