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.
The number of edits are shown here
. It does not include moves, deleting or restoration of a page. Also it doesn't include uploading a new version of an image.
Edit: OMG I have 12,288 wiki edits