[Wiki Loves Monuments] WLM Participants' Survey: What can we learn from it?

Estermann Beat beat.estermann at bfh.ch
Fri May 16 07:40:04 UTC 2014

Hi Platonides,

Yes, it should work by doing a replacement on a few string variables.

There are two questions that are a bit tricky:
- The one listing all the previous contests (this one would need to be updated after each contest that has taken place - not a huge problem)
- The one asking when the pictures were mainly taken (here, the items need to be adapted from year to year as well as specifically with regard to the date of the contest)

Another issue is that we didn't have full translations available for all needed languages. So we would need to run another translation sprint for the missing languages.

If you are taking care of the technical stuff, I can review the questionnaire once you have set it up with the changing variables, and I can try to establish a list of the languages that still would need translation.


-----Original Message-----
From: Platonides [mailto:platonides at gmail.com] 
Sent: Sonntag, 11. Mai 2014 23:11
To: Wiki Loves Monuments Photograph Competition
Cc: Estermann Beat; john.andersson at wikimedia.se
Subject: Re: WLM Participants' Survey: What can we learn from it?

Estermann Beat wrote:
> Dear Lodewijk, dear all,
> I’ve updated the questionnaire:
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2014/P
> articipants%27_Survey/Questionnaire
> I think it would be possible to adapt it in a way to make exactly the 
> same version fit both WLM and WLE (I could take care of this, if needed).


> I’m happy to give support and advice where I am able to do so; for the 
> rest, I will focus on the analysis of the 2013 survey data.
> Cheers,
> Beat

Hello Beat,
I just found this proposal while reviewing old unread mail, and seems very interesting.

This would basically simply need the variables {{contest}}, {{year}}, {{previous year}}, {{previous month}}, {{coordinating team}} and {{team signature}}, plus the country list and run the same survey on any contest.
The cool thing is that we could perform a blind replacement on the translations we currently have and it _should_ work.

This kind of usage assumes that on all languages the contest name will appear on the same part of the phrase (which is probably the case) and won't be differences like WLM and WLE having different genders.


PS: For the countries you added, we would need the languages: 
Portuguese, Khmer, Kurdish?, Greek, Latvian, Macedonian, Malagasy?

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