Contract work by Ethan Bashkansky 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 usernameEthanbas (user page, user talk page, contributions page, WMF Labs X! Tools page, Wikipedia Views)
Timelines wiki usernameEthanbas (user page, user talk page, contributions page)
Facebook usernameethan.bashkansky
Email IDethanbas@gmail.com
GitHub usernameethanbas
Preferred payment methodPayPal
RecruiterIssa Rice
Contact method (initial contact)outbound in-person
Worker file (on GitHub, with revision history)ethan-list.mediawiki
NotesDid sporadic work in February, and has done sporadic work a few times since. Also recruits other workers and stays in touch.

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 Naik21.50504.500.00526.00
Commissions on tasks21.10122.300.00143.40
Stipends (awarded same year)0.000.000.000.00
Royalties0.000.000.000.00
Commissions on royalties0.000.000.000.00
Total payment awarded42.60626.800.00669.40
Stipends (unawarded)0.000.000.000.00
Total payment42.60626.800.00669.40

Worker payments made by method and year

Payment methodTotal in year 2017Total in year 2016Total in year 2015Total across years
PayPal0.00498.200.00498.20
Cash0.00115.000.00115.00
Total across payment methods0.00613.200.00613.20

Worker task payments due by type and year

Task typeTotal in year 2017Total in year 2016Total in year 2015Total across years
Wikipedia page creation0.00354.000.00354.00
Miscellaneous Wikipedia work0.00120.000.00120.00
Survey recruitment21.5020.500.0042.00
Attempted Wikipedia work0.0010.000.0010.00
Total21.50504.500.00526.00

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
United States taxation0.00235.000.00235.00
United States politics0.00105.000.00105.00
Wikipedia0.0020.500.0020.50
Total21.50504.500.00526.00

Worker task payments due by venue and year

Task venueTotal in year 2017Total in year 2016Total in year 2015Total across years
Wikipedia0.00484.000.00484.00
None21.5020.500.0042.00
Total21.50504.500.00526.00

Worker task payments due by format and year

FormatTotal in year 2017Total in year 2016Total in year 2015Total across years
Prose0.00484.000.00484.00
Total21.50504.500.00526.00

Worker impact: Wikipedia

ItemValue
Total pageviews of all Wikipedia pages created1295601.00
Total pageviews of all Wikipedia pages created or edited significantly1295601.00
Total pageviews of Wikipedia pages created as contract work268448.00
Total pageviews of Wikipedia pages created or edited (not necessarily significantly) as contract work268448.00
Cost per thousand views of pages created (including only explicit costs for page creation)1.32
Cost per thousand views of pages created (including pay for everything)2.49
Cost per thousand views of pages created or edited (including only explicit costs for page creation and editing)1.32
Cost per thousand views of pages created or edited (including pay for everything)2.49

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
2017-0221.5012.500.000.000.0034.000.0034.00
2017-010.008.600.000.000.008.600.008.60
2016-120.006.400.000.000.006.400.006.40
2016-11105.007.200.000.000.00112.200.00112.20
2016-100.006.800.000.000.006.800.006.80
2016-09140.505.000.000.000.00145.500.00145.50
2016-08100.0021.000.000.000.00121.000.00121.00
2016-070.0028.200.000.000.0028.200.0028.20
2016-060.0047.700.000.000.0047.700.0047.70
2016-0434.000.000.000.000.0034.000.0034.00
2016-02125.000.000.000.000.00125.000.00125.00
Total across months526.00143.400.000.000.00669.400.00669.40

Worker task payments due by type and month

MonthWikipedia page creationMiscellaneous Wikipedia workSurvey recruitmentAttempted Wikipedia workTotal across task types
2017-020.000.0021.500.0021.50
2016-11105.000.000.000.00105.00
2016-090.00120.0020.500.00140.50
2016-08100.000.000.000.00100.00
2016-0424.000.000.0010.0034.00
2016-02125.000.000.000.00125.00
Total across months354.00120.0042.0010.00526.00

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.

MonthUnited States taxationUnited States politicsWikipediaTotal across topics
2017-020.000.000.0021.50
2016-110.00105.000.00105.00
2016-090.000.0020.50140.50
2016-08100.000.000.00100.00
2016-0410.000.000.0034.00
2016-02125.000.000.00125.00
Total across months235.00105.0020.50526.00

Worker task payments due by venue and month

MonthWikipediaNoneTotal across task venues
2017-020.0021.5021.50
2016-11105.000.00105.00
2016-09120.0020.50140.50
2016-08100.000.00100.00
2016-0434.000.0034.00
2016-02125.000.00125.00
Total across months484.0042.00526.00

Worker task payments due by format and month

MonthProseTotal across task formats
2017-020.0021.50
2016-11105.00105.00
2016-09120.00140.50
2016-08100.00100.00
2016-0434.0034.00
2016-02125.00125.00
Total across months484.00526.00

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 till monthPayment made in monthCumulative payment made till monthPending payment increase in monthCumulative pending payment
2017-0234.00669.400.00613.2034.0056.20
2017-018.60635.400.00613.208.6022.20
2016-126.40626.800.00613.206.4013.60
2016-11112.20620.40257.30613.20-145.107.20
2016-106.80508.200.00355.906.80152.30
2016-09145.50501.400.00355.90145.50145.50
2016-08121.00355.90196.90355.90-75.900.00
2016-0728.20234.900.00159.0028.2075.90
2016-0647.70206.700.00159.0047.7047.70
2016-0434.00159.0044.00159.00-10.000.00
2016-02125.00125.00115.00115.0010.0010.00

Full list of tasks in reverse chronological order (13 tasks)

Task venueTask typeTask receptacleCompletion datePayerPaymentTopicFormatNotes
NoneSurvey recruitmentMigration levels and migrants (all tasks)2017-02-15Vipul Naik21.50MigrationOutreachGot 43 responses from UW-related audiences for 50 cents a response
WikipediaWikipedia page creationVote pairing in the United States presidential election, 2016 (Wikipedia Views) (all tasks)2016-11-02Vipul Naik105.00United States politicsProse
NoneSurvey recruitmentWikipedia use change over time (all tasks)2016-09-30Vipul Naik20.50Wikipedia usageOutreachGot 41 responses from UW audience for 50 cents a response
WikipediaMiscellaneous Wikipedia workN/A (all tasks)2016-09-07Vipul Naik120.00MiscellaneousProseEthan went on a page creation spree and sought rewards for creating broadly relevant pages
WikipediaWikipedia page creationForm 1099-R (Wikipedia Views) (all tasks)2016-08-29Vipul Naik50.00United States taxationProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationForm 1099-K (Wikipedia Views) (all tasks)2016-08-23Vipul Naik50.00United States taxationProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationEqual Pay Day (Wikipedia Views) (all tasks)2016-04-26Vipul Naik24.00FeminismProse
WikipediaAttempted Wikipedia workDe minimis fringe benefit (all tasks)2016-04-26Vipul Naik5.00United States taxationProseThe page already existed
WikipediaAttempted Wikipedia workFiling Information Returns Electronically (all tasks)2016-04-26Vipul Naik5.00United States taxationProseDecided against creating the page
WikipediaWikipedia page creationForm 1042 (Wikipedia Views) (all tasks)2016-02-15Vipul Naik25.00United States taxationProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationIndividual shared responsibility provision (Wikipedia Views) (all tasks)2016-02-14Vipul Naik40.00United States taxationProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationForm 1095 (Wikipedia Views) (all tasks)2016-02-13Vipul Naik30.00United States taxationProse
WikipediaWikipedia page creationForm W-4 (Wikipedia Views) (all tasks)2016-02-12Vipul Naik30.00United States taxationProse

Commissions on tasks: breakdown by earner

Underlying earnerCommission validity periodCommission reasonCommission ratePayment due to original earnerCommission payment
Avi Glozman2016-06-05 onwardRecruiter10%586.0058.60
Christopher Kunin2016-06-16 onwardRecruiter10%262.0026.20
Devansh Dwivedy2016-06-29 onwardRecruiter10%153.0015.30
Joey Malandra2016-12-13 onwardRecruiter10%137.0013.70
Amy Zhang2016-06-26 onwardRecruiter15%80.0012.00
Eddy Su2016-06-12 onwardRecruiter10%71.007.10
Sean Yu2016-06-24 onwardRecruiter10%55.005.50
Michael Royzen2016-06-21 onwardRecruiter10%50.005.00

Full list of received payments in reverse chronological order (4 payments)

Payment methodSent dateReceipt datePaymentAmount sentOverheadAmount receivedIntermediary (empty if none)
PayPal2016-11-092016-11-09257.30257.300.00257.30
PayPal2016-08-302016-08-30196.90196.900.00196.90
PayPal2016-04-302016-04-3044.0044.000.0044.00
Cash2016-02-172016-02-17115.00115.000.00115.00Issa Rice