On Wikipedia, unregistered editing, also known as IP editing and incorrectly as anonymous editing, is the editing of Wikipedia pages while not logged in. When such an edit is made, the IP address associated with the present connection will be permanently recorded in the edit history of the page that has just been edited (1).

Unregistered users make approximately 15% of the edits on English Wikipedia (2).

The following maps show different aspects of 72.000 edits to wikipedia on 2015-03-15.


  1. Wikipedia:Welcome unregistered editing
  2. Wikipedia Recent Changes
  3. Research:Anonymous edits

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