[Translators-l] test the editor survey

Amir E. Aharoni amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il
Sat Apr 9 16:23:58 UTC 2011

2011/4/9 church.of.emacs.ml <church.of.emacs.ml at googlemail.com>:
> On 04/09/2011 05:06 PM, Mani Pande wrote:
>> Before we launch the survey, we would like to test the non-English
>> surveys. I am hoping that some of you would be willing to test the
>> survey in your native language. I want to test the survey for  language
>> and timing. It will be akin to taking the survey like a respondent, but
>> responses from the test will not be saved. We are only looking for your
>> feedback to make the survey better. You can click on the following link
>> to test the survey:
> I'm sorry for bringing this up at such a late point, but I *strongly*
> urge you to make questions regarding personal information optional.
> Currently information like age, level of education, enrollment in in
> school or university, employment, having children, nationality and
> gender are *required* in order to go on with the survey.
> I can absolutely guarantee for German Wikipedia that there will be an
> outcry if users are forced to surrender their personal information in
> order to participate. User will either boycott the survey or enter wrong
> information, if they dislike it.
> German Wikipedians are very keen on privacy and surveys like this one
> have been boycotted in the past.
> (Just making a tactical suggestion, I'm not saying that all those
> concerns by the community are justified)

I completely agree. Most likely it is true for Wikipedians from all
cultures: some of us are very open, but many of us are very private.

These questions must not be required.

Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
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