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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)

Books and Bytes - Issue 12[edit]

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Books & Bytes
Issue 12, May-June 2015
by The Interior (talk · contribs), Ocaasi (talk · contribs), Sadads (talk · contribs), Nikkimaria (talk · contribs)

  • New donations - Taylor & Francis, Science, and three new French-language resources
  • Expansion into new languages, including French, Finnish, Turkish, and Farsi
  • Spotlight: New partners for the Visiting Scholar program
  • American Library Association Annual meeting in San Francisco

Read the full newsletter

The Interior 15:23, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Rila Monastery Nature Park[edit]

Greetings, Pine! I have recently improved the article about the Rila Monastery Nature Park, which you have copyedited a little than a month ago. I hope that you will be willing to take another look at the article because I am aware that my style of writing is not particularly elegant. If you are interested in the protected areas of Bulgaria, you may also wish to go through the article about the Strandzha Nature Park, which I intend to nominate for a GA or a FA and the only reason I still haven't done so is my English prose. Best regards, --Gligan (talk) 17:31, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi Gligan, at the moment I lack the time to do a thorough copyedit of the article. I would like to suggest that you contact the Wikimedians of Bulgaria User Group, which is a Wikimedia affiliate organization. Their members might be willing to help you with that article. I appreciate the nice photos that you added to the article and I nominated the Griffon Vulture image at English Wikipedia Featured Picture candidates. Regards, --Pine 23:58, 18 July 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-30[edit]

03:05, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

UW Visiting Scholars[edit]

Hi Pine,

A colleague told me you had asked about (or expressed confusion about) UW's Visiting Scholars position on Wikimedia-l. After I subscribed and responded, I was told it may have actually been the Cascadia list. Having now resolved to reply only to lists I'm already subscribed to, I thought I'd just follow up here :) Did you happen to see the reply? --Ryan (Wiki Ed) (talk) 17:04, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

  • Hi Ryan (Wiki Ed), I didn't get a reply from you in my inbox and there wasn't an email from you waiting in the Cascadia list's moderation queue, so perhaps you sent it to Wikimedia-l and it's held for moderation there. Would you please repost your email here? --Pine 02:52, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I had sent it to Wikimedia-l based on incorrect information :/ Here's the primary text of the reply:
Since the Wikipedia Library is growing rapidly and Wiki Ed wanted to dedicate time and resources to grow this program in particular, Wiki Ed will be running Visiting Scholars in the US and Canada. But that hand-off only just happened with the announcements [last] week, with five institutions already ready to go (see posts on the Wiki Ed blog and WMF blog), so I want to try to apologize in advance for what I'm sure will be a few hiccups/areas of confusion.
Pine, regarding why you weren't in the loop about UW: Though Jake or Alex could probably say more definitively, it looks like the person who signed up to supervise the position, Paul Constantine, was contacted by the OCLC representative working with the Wikipedia Library. She wouldn't likely have known how to find out if Wikipedians are there first. You may want to connect with Paul, but in the future I'd be more than happy to work with you. Since we work with so many universities at Wiki Ed, we're pretty committed to maintaining a database of people we can talk to about this or that at different institutions.
Then there's the implicit question of why no UW contact was listed for the UW position. I've centralized the application process to have them go through me rather than going directly to the institutional contacts. That way I can do some screening, looking for the kinds of things a non-Wikipedian would have difficulty determining. It's also because I'd like to do more recruitment in the other direction, reaching out to Wikipedians to apply even if there's no open position and/or having conversations with people who want access to research materials. If I'm managing the applications, I can better make those connections. So the reason the contact isn't there is because I wanted to avoid the confusion of having a second email address someone might accidentally send their resume to. Upon reflection, it probably would be a good idea to include the contact's name and maybe a link to their faculty/staff bio.
--Ryan (Wiki Ed) (talk) 13:40, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

Meetup to revitalize & prioritize WikiProject Seattle[edit]

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In the Seattle area? Edit Wikipedia or Wikimedia sister projects? You are invited to help. Come to our first Meetup to revitalize & prioritize WikiProject Seattle on July 27, 2015, 6pm to 9pm, at Café Allegro
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Yours, Peaceray
To unsubscribe from future messages from Wikipedia:Meetup/Seattle, please remove your name from this list. -MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 05:35, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Iris Pruysen long jump[edit]

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Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Meeting d'Athlétisme Paralympique de Paris - Iris Pruysen 01.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 02:54, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-31[edit]

15:05, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Seeking assistance[edit]

Hi Pine, I saw you're one of the few active members of WP:Finance. I've been working on improving the article for Assurant with the goal of creating a quality article and removing the advert banner. If you've got a minute, would you mind taking a look to see what else needs to be done? Any comments at all would be quite helpful. Thanks!--FacultiesIntact (talk) 02:54, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

  • I've responded on the article talk page. --Pine 03:08, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Griffon vulture[edit]

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Your Featured picture candidate has been promoted
Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Gypful.jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 01:28, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Cosmic glitter[edit]

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Your nomination for featured picture status, File:Irregular galaxy NGC 1427A (captured by the Hubble Space Telescope).jpg, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate another image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Armbrust The Homunculus 18:41, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

A pine[edit]

File:Paul Signac - The Bonaventure Pine - Google Art Project.jpg

Hafspajen (talk) 00:59, 30 July 2015 (UTC)