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Motivations for editing WikipediaEdit

Hi Pine, you had asked about Motivations for editing Wikipedia. I have collected graphs about that at de:user:Atlasowa/editor motivation, because it's an important question and almost everyone thinks about this at some time. Here are some answers:

Q5a. Percent who started contributing to Wikipedia due to the following reasons. (n=4,930) meta:Editor_Survey_2011/Editing_Activities.
"Reasons for continuing to contribute", WP Editor Survey April 2011
"The motivations of highly active Wikipedians", Wikimania 2012 talk
Q7c. Percent who believe they might become less active due to the listed reasons (n=4,930) meta:Editor_Survey_2011/Editing_Activities.
(Q25. Below is a list of levels of engagement editors have with Wikipedia. Please select ALL that apply; (base = 5805) "Levels of engagement for Wikipedia editors", (WMF Blog: Highlights from the December 2011 Wikipedia Editors Survey, May 25, 2012)
"What might make you contribute more?" Arabic Wikipedia Reader Survey 2012
"What stopped you from editing Wikipedia?" Philippines Wikipedia Reader Survey January 2012 (see also [1])
QD3b. What prompted you to set up a user account? n=6378. (RETROACTIVE justification!) (WMF Blog: Highlights from the December 2011 Wikipedia Editors Survey, May 10, 2012)
"Why create an account on Wikipedia?" (IMMEDIATE survey on the page that new users "land" after they have created their new accounts.) Results of the account creation survey, January/February 2011. This data has been gathered as part of the Account Creation Improvement Project
60% of editors whose edits had been reverted without any explanation said that this made them less likely to edit, while only 9% of editors whose edits had been reverted with explanation felt less inclined to edit. (Video by Barry Newstead (WMF) watch )
41% is the mean number of test editors who contributed after being reverted and warned. 9% is the mean percent of test editors who contributed after being reverted with no message" (Wikimania 2012 talk "Welcome to Wikipedia, now please go away: improving how we communicate with new editors". Steven Walling and Maryana Pinchuk, commons:File:Template_A-B_testing_presentation_deck.pdf)
B3. Have you EVER edited Wikipedia (for instance, fixed a mistake or changed spelling)? (Base: 4000) Results of Readers Survey 2011 (Only 6% of Wikipedia readers overall indicate that they have ever edited Wikipedia content. In the US: 31%; Germany: 12%; UK: 9% [2]).
B5. Why don't you edit Wikipedia? (Base: 3461) Readers Survey 2011: Reasons for not editing
Global South User Survey 2014: WHAT FIRST MOTIVATED YOU TO EDIT WIKIPEDIA? page 235 and detailed on following pages
Global South User Survey 2014: WHAT FIRST MOTIVATED YOU TO EDIT WIKIPEDIA? per country
Global South User Survey 2014: WHAT THINGS MIGHT HELP YOU CONTRIBUTE MORE? page 214 and detailed on following pages

HTH, best --Atlasowa (talk) 09:20, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-26Edit

17:29, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Latin translationEdit

Are you sure about "sabbati"? A couple of online dictionaries suggest "hebdomas" or "septimana" might be better. - Bri.public (talk) 22:37, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

  • @Bri.public: Thank you for the suggestion. I know very little Latin. I'll change the word to "hebdomas". --Pine (✉) 23:10, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-27Edit

21:23, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

WikiCup 2019 July newsletterEdit

The third round of the 2019 WikiCup has now come to an end. The 16 users who made it to the fourth round needed to score at least 68 points, which is substantially lower than last year's 227 points. Our top scorers in round 3 were:

  •   Cas Liber, our winner in 2016, with 500 points derived mainly from a featured article and two GAs on natural history topics
  •   Adam Cuerden, with 480 points, a tally built on 16 featured pictures, the result of meticulous restoration work
  •   SounderBruce, a finalist in the last two years, with 306 points from a variety of submissions, mostly related to sport or the State of Washington
  •   Usernameunique, with 305 points derived from a featured article and two GAs on archaeology and related topics

Contestants managed 4 (5) featured articles, 4 featured lists, 18 featured pictures, 29 good articles, 50 DYK entries, 9 ITN entries, and 39 good article reviews. As we enter the fourth round, remember that any content promoted after the end of round 3 but before the start of round 4 can be claimed in round 4. Please also remember that you must claim your points within 14 days of "earning" them, and it is imperative to claim them in the correct round; one FA claim had to be rejected because it was incorrectly submitted (claimed in Round 3 when it qualified for Round 2), so be warned! When doing GARs, please make sure that you check that all the GA criteria are fully met.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anything else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews Needed (remember to remove your listing when no longer required). Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove your name from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13 (talk), Sturmvogel 66 (talk), Vanamonde (talk) and Cwmhiraeth (talk). MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:12, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

About your last projectEdit

Hi Pine! I was looking through your project here and this looks a lot like a similar idea I had for Portuguese Wikipedia. Looking at it, your work is definitely more professional than anything I had ever imagined! That said, I'm sad to hear you won't be able to follow-up with the project. Do you think it is possible to share the rest of your work to the community, or send it in private? Thanks! User:Tetizeraz. Send me a ✉️ ! 01:44, 3 July 2019 (UTC)

  • Hi Tetizeraz, I have been doing a lot of thinking about that project in the past few days. I'll post a comment on the project talk page with some updates. Please discuss the project with me there so that the discussion stays in one place. Thank you for your comments, --Pine (✉) 21:04, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
  • Hi @Tetizeraz: I thought you might like to know that now that I am under a bit less strain between the conflicts here on ENWP between the community and WMF, and now that my off-wiki obligations are a bit more under control, I am feeling more optimistic about my ability to continue with the project. Definitely I want the first two videos to be produced; with all the work that has already gone into them I want the community to benefit from them. After that I will take a pause to see what the community thinks of the finished videos before deciding on next steps. --Pine (✉) 18:30, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

This Month in Education: June 2019Edit

Tech News: 2019-28Edit

20:12, 8 July 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: June 2019Edit

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Books & Bytes Issue 34, May – June 2019Edit

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About Ontario Highway 801 CommentEdit

On the IRC, we talked about the length of Ontario Highway 801. I've found a government file which confirms that the highway is infact 14 kilometers. Should I remove the template? Neverbuffed (talk) 22:06, 12 July 2019 (UTC)User:Neverbuffed

Hi Neverbuffed, I would leave that template there. Even if the length of the road is correctly stated, the article appears to be out of date. --Pine (✉) 00:51, 13 July 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-29Edit

15:29, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

I'm backEdit

Hello Pine. I'm here to inform you that I'm officially back. I've been editing more recently, and today I had the realization that I should declare my official return. I have accepted that my changed mindset after the indef is the 'new normal' for me now, and perhaps, my editing habits may have changed, but that may be the 'new normal' too. starship.paint (talk) 14:57, 18 July 2019 (UTC)

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