shows "There are 1,386 total pages in the database.".
Huh? How is that number computed? I also noted that updating from 1.4.x to
1.5.x increased the number of "total pages" by quite a few hundred. Are
there things counting as pages that should be counted?
My (slightly dubious) experiments back this up - attempting to get a
line count of http://bloodgate.com/wiki/index.php?title=Special:Allmessages&ot=php I ended up with a figure of 1719 - too high, I know, but the point is
there are a lot of pages here. If you're not aware already, MediaWiki
stores all its interface elements as pages in the database for easy
translation/customisation; this page lists them all. The other figure
on the statistics page has a number of rules to define what counts as
an "article", and gives a more interesting figure - still more than a
million on the English Wikipedia I believe!
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At a just-setup mediawiki-1.6.3:
There are 1,364 total pages in the database. This includes "talk" pages,
pages about Mywiki, minimal "stub" pages, redirects, and others that
probably don't qualify as content pages. Excluding those, there are 0 pages
that are probably legitimate content pages.
0 files have been uploaded.
There have been a total of 3 page views, and 0 page edits since the wiki was
setup. That comes to 0.00 average edits per page, and 0.00 views per edit.