[Translators-l] test the editor survey

Amir E. Aharoni amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il
Sat Apr 9 21:54:16 UTC 2011

2011/4/9 Mani Pande <mpande at wikimedia.org>:
> Before we launch the survey, we would like to test the non-English surveys.

Some comments:

1. Nationality (citizenship) and country of residence should be
dropdowns. "Other" can be provided for people who want to enter
countries that aren't listed for whatever reasons (unrecognized etc.).

2. I found at least two Hebrew words which are incorrect in context
and which don't appear at all in the translation on Meta. They
probably come from the LimeSurvey localization.

3. Currency should be a dropdown - not everybody knows their currency code.

4. The "Session has expired" message is very frustrating. It's quite
possible that a user will walk away for a few minutes to get a coffee
and will find out that all his answers were discarded because his
session has expired. Is it possible to disable it or to make it a much

Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
"We're living in pieces,
 I want to live in peace." - T. Moore

> 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:
> http://survey.wikimedia.org/index.php?sid=52769&lang=en
> I am hoping to test the survey on two important criteria:
> 1. Timing: Please take the survey without any interruptions, and give us an
> estimate of how long it took to complete the survey. In English, it takes
> about 20 minutes to complete the survey.
> 2. Language: Are the questions easy to understand? I would like to make sure
> that the questions are valid in the local cultural context. Is the
> translation (survey and interface) broken in any way?
> We will close the test on April 13, Wednesday at 12.00 PM (PST). Please send
> your feedback to me at mpande at wikimedia.org till Wednesday.
> Thanks in advance
> Mani
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