Originally Posted by Medoria
I have a feeling the field you are using is not a true measure of contributions. For example. Making a new page does not add to this number. Nor does moving a page or deleting it- not sure about adding an image. Making a new page being the major one IMO.
I'm pretty sure this number purely counts the amount of times you've actually gone in to an existing page, changed something and pressed submit.
I concur, I only edited a talk page and received two edits for it. This is not really a great measurement of contribution because it follows the quantitive value of edits not the qualitative value of contributions, it is like, marks, it is not measuring the understanding or knowledge of that area or skills, but rather what fulfillment of the criteria is overlooked.
Someone could edit 20,000 times but only contribute 2,500KB of bad content that needs to be revised.