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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/USS Essex (CV-9) - January 1960[edit]

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The Signpost[edit]

Thank you. Go Phightins! 04:03, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-13[edit]

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DYK for Police reform in the United States[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 12:02, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Read your Teahouse message[edit]

I am a Teahouse host and did not feel it was appropriate to contradict another host in the Teahouse so I am leaving a message here to let you know that I am very interested in what you are doing to help new editors to read the signpost. Please give me more information if you can. Best Regards,

  Bfpage |leave a message  23:34, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Hi Bfpage my personal view is that new editors might get more engaged with Wikipedia and the larger Wikimedia community if they at least skim the contents of the Signpost, so I would encourage Teahouse hosts to invite new users to subscribe to the Signpost. Additionally, WMF is finally working on an ancient idea to create an easy way for users to subscribe and unsubscribe from multiple newsletters. In your role in the Teahouse, I hope that you can encourage new users to subscribe to the Signpost. --Pine 00:14, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-14[edit]

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This Month in Education: March 2015[edit]

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Talk back[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-15[edit]

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This Month in GLAM: March 2015[edit]

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A new reference tool[edit]

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Tech News: 2015-16[edit]

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April 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2015 Newsletter
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Tech News: 2015-17[edit]

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Motivations for editing Wikipedia[edit]

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)

  • Thanks very much Atlasowa. I put a barnstar on your DEWP talk page. --Pine 22:04, 24 April 2015 (UTC)