[Translators-l] Wikipedia Editors Survey 2011

Mani Pande mpande at wikimedia.org
Thu Mar 10 18:00:13 UTC 2011

Hi Wym,
Thanks for bringing up some of these issues. Here are some 
clarifications for the editor survey.
Thanks in advance
> D1a. In what year did you first start contributing to Wikipedia?
> -- Do you accept non-Gregorian calendars here?  If not, we might
> better to give some indication with the box, for example, something
> equivalent to " A.D. _____ ".  Without any given notice, people might
> expect their own calendars.
D1a. Thanks for agreeing to participate in the editor survey. To begin, 
we are going to ask some questions about you. What was the year when you 
first started contributing to Wikipedia? (Please provide the year in the 
following format: 2009, 2010 etc)

> D11. In a typical day, how much time do you spend on your computer?
> -- The candidates here look less regular.  Is it intentional to have
> "8-9" as the second candidate, not "9-10"?
D11. In a typical day, how much time do you spend on your computer?

7 More than 10 hours
6 9-8 hours
5 7-6 hours
4 5-4 hours
3 3-2 hours
2 About an hour
1 Less than an hour
0 Don’t use my computer daily

> Q9.
> -- Here you mention several websites/services including Facebook and
> Farmville.  Those examples might give less or no information to
> non-English users.  Are we allowed to "localize" it into a well-known
> counterpart in our own language community?
> (Sir48 asked the same question at [[meta:Talk:Wikipedia Editors Survey
> 2011/Translation/en]], and got no reply yet.)
Localizing will be perfect.

> Best,
> Whym
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 10:52 AM, Alex Zariv<lists at alexzariv.com>  wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> Today we are starting a new translation request for the 2011 Wikipedia
>> Editors Survey[1].
>> The Wikimedia Foundation's Global Development Department is running
>> this 50 question, 18 minute long survey to better understand the
>> Wikipedia editing community. The survey will allow us to refresh our
>> data, get more accurate, reliable, and valid sample data, determine
>> influences on Wikipedia activities, understand editing activities, and
>> find ways to improve retention and increase diversity.
>> As this is a global survey of all of our Wikipedia projects, we would
>> like to have it translated into as many languages as possible so that
>> many people can participate. If you are interested in helping with
>> this, please see the Translation page[2] for tips and for the
>> translation workspace.
>> Please note that all translations need to be completed by March 23rd,
>> so that we may begin programming the survey into our system and have
>> it ready by the end of March.
>> If you have any questions about this request or need assistance,
>> please feel free to ask on the list, the request's talk page, or on
>> IRC.
>> Thanks
>> Alex and Casey
>> [1] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Editors_Survey_2011
>> [2] http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Editors_Survey_2011/Translation
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