Contract work by Alex K. Chen for Vipul Naik

Table of contents

All payment amounts are listed in current United States dollars (USD).

Basic worker information

ItemValue
CountryUnited States (tax information)
Wikipedia usernameSimfish (user page, user talk page, contributions page, WMF Labs X! Tools page, Wikipedia Views)
Facebook usernamesimfish
Email IDsimfish@gmail.com
Preferred payment methodPayPal
RecruiterVipul Naik
Contact method (initial contact)outbound email
Worker file (on GitHub, with revision history)akc-list.mediawiki
NotesStarted working in April 2015 on a unique contract. Continued in 2016, slowed down in last quarter.

Worker payments due by type and year

Type of payment dueTotal in year 2017Total in year 2016Total in year 2015Total across years
Tasks for Vipul Naik0.002491.00571.003062.00
Commissions on tasks2.5010.500.0013.00
Stipends (awarded same year)0.000.000.020.02
Royalties0.001764.105636.387400.48
Commissions on royalties0.000.000.000.00
Total payment awarded2.504265.606207.4010475.50
Stipends (unawarded)0.000.000.000.00
Total payment2.504265.606207.4010475.50

Worker payments made by method and year

Payment methodTotal in year 2017Total in year 2016Total in year 2015Total across years
Check4000.007100.000.0011100.00
Total across payment methods4000.007100.000.0011100.00

Worker task payments due by type and year

Task typeTotal in year 2017Total in year 2016Total in year 2015Total across years
Wikipedia page creation0.002291.00565.002856.00
Wikipedia page update0.00200.006.00206.00
Total0.002491.00571.003062.00

Worker task payments due by topic and year

Note that a single task may be assigned to multiple topics so a few tasks may be double-counted below. Also, the list below does not include all tasks.

TopicTotal in year 2017Total in year 2016Total in year 2015Total across years
Technology0.002351.00451.002802.00
People0.00322.0025.00347.00
Philanthropy0.000.0075.0075.00
Animal welfare0.000.0020.0020.00
Total0.002491.00571.003062.00

Worker task payments due by venue and year

Task venueTotal in year 2017Total in year 2016Total in year 2015Total across years
Wikipedia0.002491.00571.003062.00
Total0.002491.00571.003062.00

Worker impact: Wikipedia

ItemValue
Total pageviews of all Wikipedia pages created7363389.00
Total pageviews of all Wikipedia pages created or edited significantly7363389.00
Total pageviews of Wikipedia pages created as contract work499354.00
Total pageviews of Wikipedia pages created or edited (not necessarily significantly) as contract work499354.00
Cost per thousand views of pages created (including only explicit costs for page creation)5.72
Cost per thousand views of pages created (including pay for everything)20.98
Cost per thousand views of pages created or edited (including only explicit costs for page creation and editing)6.13
Cost per thousand views of pages created or edited (including pay for everything)20.98

Worker payments due by type and month

MonthTask paymentsCommissions on task paymentsStipend payments (awarded same month)Royalty paymentsCommissions on royalty paymentsTotal payment awardedStipend payments (deferred)Total payment
2017-010.002.500.000.000.002.500.002.50
2016-120.000.000.001764.100.001764.100.001764.10
2016-09250.000.000.000.000.00250.000.00250.00
2016-08155.000.000.000.000.00155.000.00155.00
2016-07250.000.000.000.000.00250.000.00250.00
2016-06250.0010.500.000.000.00260.500.00260.50
2016-05325.000.000.000.000.00325.000.00325.00
2016-04306.000.000.000.000.00306.000.00306.00
2016-03165.000.000.000.000.00165.000.00165.00
2016-02357.000.000.000.000.00357.000.00357.00
2016-01433.000.000.000.000.00433.000.00433.00
2015-120.000.000.024258.140.004258.160.004258.16
2015-11320.000.000.00145.390.00465.390.00465.39
2015-1025.000.000.00157.990.00182.990.00182.99
2015-090.000.000.00156.010.00156.010.00156.01
2015-0850.000.000.00149.200.00199.200.00199.20
2015-0756.000.000.00173.740.00229.740.00229.74
2015-0635.000.000.00256.910.00291.910.00291.91
2015-0585.000.000.00297.370.00382.370.00382.37
2015-040.000.000.0041.630.0041.630.0041.63
Total across months3062.0013.000.027400.480.0010475.500.0010475.50

Worker task payments due by type and month

MonthWikipedia page creationWikipedia page updateTotal across task types
2016-0950.00200.00250.00
2016-08155.000.00155.00
2016-07250.000.00250.00
2016-06250.000.00250.00
2016-05325.000.00325.00
2016-04306.000.00306.00
2016-03165.000.00165.00
2016-02357.000.00357.00
2016-01433.000.00433.00
2015-11320.000.00320.00
2015-1025.000.0025.00
2015-0850.000.0050.00
2015-0750.006.0056.00
2015-0635.000.0035.00
2015-0585.000.0085.00
Total across months2856.00206.003062.00

Worker task payments due by topic and month

Note that a single task may be assigned to multiple topics so a few tasks may be double-counted below. Also, the list below does not include all tasks.

MonthTechnologyPeoplePhilanthropyAnimal welfareTotal across topics
2016-0950.0050.000.000.00250.00
2016-08155.000.000.000.00155.00
2016-07175.000.000.000.00250.00
2016-06250.000.000.000.00250.00
2016-05325.000.000.000.00325.00
2016-04256.0050.000.000.00306.00
2016-0350.0050.000.000.00165.00
2016-02157.00157.000.000.00357.00
2016-01433.000.000.000.00433.00
2015-11275.000.0025.0020.00320.00
2015-1025.000.000.000.0025.00
2015-080.000.0050.000.0050.00
2015-0731.000.000.000.0056.00
2015-0635.000.000.000.0035.00
2015-0525.0025.000.000.0085.00
Total across months2802.00347.0075.0020.003062.00

Worker task payments due by venue and month

MonthWikipediaTotal across task venues
2016-09250.00250.00
2016-08155.00155.00
2016-07250.00250.00
2016-06250.00250.00
2016-05325.00325.00
2016-04306.00306.00
2016-03165.00165.00
2016-02357.00357.00
2016-01433.00433.00
2015-11320.00320.00
2015-1025.0025.00
2015-0850.0050.00
2015-0756.0056.00
2015-0635.0035.00
2015-0585.0085.00
Total across months3062.003062.00

Worker payments due and payments made by month

For completed months, the row for the month gives the data at the end of the month. For the current month, the row for the month gives the data from the beginning of the month till now. The bold amounts are the cumulative numbers so far, across all time.

MonthPayment awarded in monthCumulative payment awarded in monthPayment made in monthCumulative payment made till monthPending payment increase in monthCumulative pending payment
2017-012.5010475.504000.0011100.00-3997.50-624.50
2016-121764.1010473.000.007100.001764.103373.00
2016-09250.008708.900.007100.00250.001608.90
2016-08155.008458.900.007100.00155.001358.90
2016-07250.008303.900.007100.00250.001203.90
2016-06260.508053.900.007100.00260.50953.90
2016-05325.007793.400.007100.00325.00693.40
2016-04306.007468.400.007100.00306.00368.40
2016-03165.007162.400.007100.00165.0062.40
2016-02357.006997.400.007100.00357.00-102.60
2016-01433.006640.407100.007100.00-6667.00-459.60
2015-124258.166207.400.000.004258.166207.40
2015-11465.391949.240.000.00465.391949.24
2015-10182.991483.850.000.00182.991483.85
2015-09156.011300.860.000.00156.011300.86
2015-08199.201144.850.000.00199.201144.85
2015-07229.74945.650.000.00229.74945.65
2015-06291.91715.910.000.00291.91715.91
2015-05382.37424.000.000.00382.37424.00
2015-0441.6341.630.000.0041.6341.63

Full list of tasks in reverse chronological order (45 tasks)

Task venueTask typeTask receptacleCompletion datePayerPaymentTopicFormatNotes
WikipediaWikipedia page creationMichael Seibel (Wikipedia Views)2016-09-25Vipul Naik50.00Technology/investor/influential peopleProse
WikipediaWikipedia page updateMany timeline pages2016-09-24Vipul Naik200.00Technology/companyTimelineWork spread over a month, to avoid having other timelines meet the deletion fate of Timeline of Valve Corporation
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Monsanto (Wikipedia Views)2016-08-15Vipul Naik80.00Biotechnology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Valve Corporation (Wikipedia Views)2016-08-09Vipul Naik75.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of online video (Wikipedia Views)2016-07-27Vipul Naik175.00Technology/trendsTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Nordstrom (Wikipedia Views)2016-07-01Vipul Naik75.00Retail/companyTimeline50 for page, 25 for getting started on retail timeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Lyft (Wikipedia Views)2016-06-29Vipul Naik40.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Twitch.tv (Wikipedia Views)2016-06-20Vipul Naik40.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Amazon Web Services (Wikipedia Views)2016-06-15Vipul Naik95.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Xiaomi (Wikipedia Views)2016-06-12Vipul Naik75.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of WhatsApp (Wikipedia Views)2016-05-31Vipul Naik120.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Netflix (Wikipedia Views)2016-05-21Vipul Naik135.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationMaverick Capital (Wikipedia Views)2016-05-16Vipul Naik35.00Technology/investorProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationCoatue Management (Wikipedia Views)2016-05-07Vipul Naik35.00Technology/investorProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Dropbox (Wikipedia Views)2016-04-27Vipul Naik75.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of LinkedIn (Wikipedia Views)2016-04-20Vipul Naik81.00Technology/companyTimeline75 for initial work, 6 for updates
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Instagram (Wikipedia Views)2016-04-16Vipul Naik100.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationThomas C. Leonard (Wikipedia Views)2016-04-11Vipul Naik25.00Influential peopleProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationUri Simonsohn (Wikipedia Views)2016-04-02Vipul Naik25.00Statistics/research/influential peopleProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationInitialized Capital (Wikipedia Views)2016-03-14Vipul Naik50.00Technology/investorProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationData Collective (Wikipedia Views)2016-03-14Vipul Naik50.00Technology/investorProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationMatthew Emerton (Wikipedia Views)2016-03-14Vipul Naik15.00Mathematics/research/influential peopleProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationScott Stanford (investor) (Wikipedia Views)2016-03-07Vipul Naik50.00Technology/investor/influential peopleProsePage currently nominated for deletion
WikipediaWikipedia page creationPaige Craig (Wikipedia Views)2016-02-27Vipul Naik57.00Technology/investor/influential peopleProse50 for initial work, 7 for updates
WikipediaWikipedia page creationGarry Tan (Wikipedia Views)2016-02-14Vipul Naik50.00Technology/investor/influential peopleProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationM. G. Siegler (Wikipedia Views)2016-02-14Vipul Naik50.00Technology/investor/influential peopleProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationCrunchFund (Wikipedia Views)2016-02-08Vipul Naik50.00Technology/investorProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Intel (Wikipedia Views)2016-02-02Vipul Naik150.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Microsoft (Wikipedia Views)2016-01-25Vipul Naik128.00Technology/companyTimeline125 for original, 3 for adding acquisition of LinkedIn
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Amazon.com (Wikipedia Views)2016-01-17Vipul Naik250.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of online food delivery (Wikipedia Views)2016-01-10Vipul Naik55.00Technology/trendsTimeline50 for initial page, 5 for adding stuff. Page was deleted and moved to the online food ordering page, with a redirect
WikipediaWikipedia page creationThe Humane League (Wikipedia Views)2015-11-30Vipul Naik20.00Animal welfare/organizationsProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Tesla Motors (Wikipedia Views)2015-11-29Vipul Naik75.00Technology/companyTimelinePage moved to main on 2015-11-13, but fully done on 2015-11-29
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Square (Wikipedia Views)2015-11-29Vipul Naik200.00Technology/companyTimelineExtra large bounty because of timelineness due to recent IPO
WikipediaWikipedia page creationProject Healthy Children (Wikipedia Views)2015-11-28Vipul Naik25.00Philanthropy/nonprofit evaluationProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationEroom's law (Wikipedia Views)2015-10-16Vipul Naik25.00Technology/trendProseCreated with capital L law but page later moved on 2016-10-07
WikipediaWikipedia page creationInside Philanthropy (Wikipedia Views)2015-08-30Vipul Naik25.00Philanthropy/nonprofit evaluation/online publicationProsePage suggested by Issa Rice
WikipediaWikipedia page creationPublic Welfare Foundation (Wikipedia Views)2015-08-16Vipul Naik25.00Philanthropy/foundationProsePage suggested by Issa Rice
WikipediaWikipedia page creationProof School (Wikipedia Views)2015-07-30Vipul Naik25.00Education/schoolProse
WikipediaWikipedia page updateTimeline of Uber (Wikipedia Views)2015-07-17Vipul Naik3.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page updateTimeline of Reddit (Wikipedia Views)2015-07-04Vipul Naik3.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Quora (Wikipedia Views)2015-07-01Vipul Naik25.00Technology/companyTimeline
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Uber (Wikipedia Views)2015-06-30Vipul Naik35.00Technology/companyTimelineOriginally created on 2015-06-01, fully expanded by 2015-06-30
WikipediaWikipedia page creationTimeline of Reddit (Wikipedia Views)2015-05-30Vipul Naik60.00Technology/companyTimelineFirst timeline and first major bounty
WikipediaWikipedia page creationParker Conrad (Wikipedia Views)2015-05-13Vipul Naik25.00Technology/influential peopleProseAccidental/retroactive bounty -- page was created to decent quality so bounty awarded

Commissions on tasks: breakdown by earner

Underlying earnerCommission validity periodCommission reasonCommission ratePayment due to original earnerCommission payment
Thomas Foster2016-06-16 onwardRecruiter10%130.0013.00

Full list of awarded stipends in reverse chronological order (1 entries)

Stipend periodStipend award datePaymentNotes
2015-04-01–2015-12-312015-12-310.02Fudge factor correction

Full list of royalties in reverse chronological order (22 entries)

Basis for royaltyScope of royaltyRate per unitPeriodPaymentNotes
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created before 20150.000502016-01-01–2016-12-31148.92297832 pageviews, see https://wikipediaviews.org/displayviewsformultiplemonths.php?tag=Pages+created+by+Alex+K.+Chen+before+2015&year=2016&language=en&drilldown=desktop
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created in 20150.001252016-01-01–2016-12-31815.08652067 pageviews, see https://wikipediaviews.org/displayviewsformultiplemonths.php?tag=Pages+created+by+Alex+K.+Chen+in+2015&year=2016&language=en&drilldown=desktop
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created in 20160.002002016-01-01–2016-12-31800.10400052 pageviews, see https://wikipediaviews.org/displayviewsformultiplemonths.php?tag=Pages+created+by+Alex+K.+Chen+in+2016&year=2016&language=en&drilldown=desktop
Quora viewsAll Quora questions and answers to date0.000002015-04-01–2015-12-314096.00Separate rates for questions and answers. See https://exp.issarice.com/akc_views.txt for data and http://exp.issarice.com/calc.py for processing code
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created before 20150.001002015-12-01–2015-12-3132.32
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created in 20150.002002015-12-01–2015-12-31129.82
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created before 20150.001002015-11-01–2015-11-3031.39
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created in 20150.002002015-11-01–2015-11-30114.00
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created before 20150.001002015-10-01–2015-10-3135.47
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created in 20150.002002015-10-01–2015-10-31122.52
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created before 20150.001002015-09-01–2015-09-3029.83
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created in 20150.002002015-09-01–2015-09-30126.18
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created before 20150.001002015-08-01–2015-08-3127.29
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created in 20150.002002015-08-01–2015-08-31121.91
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created before 20150.001002015-07-01–2015-07-3131.59
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created in 20150.002002015-07-01–2015-07-31142.15
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created before 20150.001002015-06-01–2015-06-3030.62
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created in 20150.002002015-06-01–2015-06-30226.29
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created before 20150.001002015-05-01–2015-05-3147.77
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created in 20150.002002015-05-01–2015-05-31249.60
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created before 20150.001002015-04-01–2015-04-3038.54
Wikipedia pageviewsPages created in 20150.002002015-04-01–2015-04-303.09

Full list of received payments in reverse chronological order (2 payments)

Payment methodSent dateReceipt datePaymentAmount sentOverheadAmount receivedIntermediary (empty if none)
Check2017-01-072017-01-194000.004000.000.004000.00
Check2015-12-262016-01-067100.007100.000.007100.00