december 2011 editor survey

Editor survey: Lack of time and unpleasant interactions hinder contributions

Respondents to the December 2011 Editor Survey reported that lack of time and poor interactions with other editors were the biggest obstacles in their way. Editors that primarily worked on more established Wikipedias (for instance English and German) also talked extensively about the abundance of rules and policies. In an…

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Survey: Editors see technical operations and features as most important expenses

Technical operations (more operations staff, new caching servers, performance metrics, uptime) were chosen as the most important use of donation money by respondents to the December 2011 Editor Survey, followed by the development of technical features for new and experienced editors. On average, respondents felt that 26.7 dollars out of…

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Survey shows improved editor satisfaction

As many as 57 percent of Wikipedians who responded to the December 2011 Editor Survey scored a perfect ten on the Wikipedia Editor Satisfaction Index. This is a marked improvement over the 47 percent from April 2011, and is based on a significantly larger sample of 5,911 respondents. The average score…

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59 percent of logged-in Wikipedians started as anonymous editors

As we work on new product features to improve various aspects of editing Wikipedia, we asked our editors to share more about their editing experiences. Here are some highlights from the Editor Survey that we found to be valuable: a. 59 percent of editors edited Wikipedia anonymously before creating an…

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From adding content to patrolling, Wikipedians do it all

Contributing to the largest online encyclopedia is not as simple as it appears: it involves a gamut of activities from writing new articles to writing policies and guidelines to participating in the deletion process. But when participants in our survey of Wikipedia editors were asked how often they contributed to…

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Nine out of ten Wikipedians continue to be men: Editor Survey

As part of the Wikimedia Movement strategic plan, regular surveys among Wikipedia editors are an important way to take the pulse of the community and identify pressing concerns and needs. We are happy to share results from the second editor survey that was conducted in December 2011. We began survey…

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Launching the Second Annual Wikipedia Editor Survey

On Thursday, December 8th, the Wikimedia Foundation will launch its second semi-annual survey (2011) of Wikipedia editors.  In order to capture editor trends, we are using the same methodology as the April 2011 Editor Survey – editors logged in to Wikipedia will receive a notification, as every editor is eligible to…

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