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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)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you Sir. I will appreciate additional tips from you.LOBOSKYJOJO (talk) 05:56, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

My new Article[edit]

Sir

Do you think this is proper to post in Space Colonization: Thank you?

Space-Focused Education The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) emphasized the importance of space exploration citing arguments for carrying out a strong space program like employment opportunities, education, national security, and technology development. https://www.nasa.gov/missions/solarsystem/Why_We_01pt1.html Cavalier Daily, an independent news organization from the University of Virginia, published an article in May 1, 2018 citing the need for the United States to concentrate on space exploration because of technological, financial, and cultural benefits. It also mentioned the NASA’s collaboration with private enterprises in developing technology that suits the Agency’s requirements. http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2018/05/nalls-america-must-return-its-focus-to-space-exploration NASA chose to depend on private corporations such as SpaceX to refurbish the International Space Station (ISS) that can result in immense savings for the government agency. In 2006, opted to commission commercial firms for transporting supplies to the orbiting laboratory rather than use Space Shuttle or other government-operated space craft. https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/10/16623752/nasa-commercial-cargo-crew-spacex-orbital-atk-boeing-orion NASA contracted both Space X and Orbital ATK to resupply the ISS occasionally for an aggregate cost of $5.93 billion. However, the NASA’s Inspector General revealed the agency will spend more for less cargo transported to the ISS based on these business cargo contracts NASA awarded in 2016. https://spacenews.com/nasa-will-pay-more-for-less-iss-cargo-under-new-commercial-contracts/ The Trump administration proposed a budget of $19.1 billion for the NASA in its fiscal 2018 budget blueprint. This allocation reflected a decrease of 0.8 percent from the funding levels in 2017. The focus is on deeper space exploration, human and robotic aspects, and additional partnerships between the private and public sectors to reduce costs and encourage innovation in the private sector. https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-acting-administrator-statement-on-fiscal-year-2018-budget-proposal-0 This budget blueprint ended the Earth-science research missions, removed the NASA Office of Education, and terminated the Agency’s Asteroid Redirect Mission. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-space-budget-focused-on-deep-space/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2017/05/25/trumps-nasa-budget-eliminates-education-office-plunging-america-into-the-dark/#3e6770267eb8 https://www.theverge.com/2017/3/16/14942200/nasa-budget-plan-trump-administration-cuts Meanwhile, the International Space Station National Laboratory has become an “innovative frontier for innovation”, according to the R&D Magazine. https://www.rdmag.com/article/2018/01/r-d-space-new-frontier-innovation In a series of articles, one of the widely-discussed topics included the ISS National Laboratory education portfolio described as part of the functional and expanding education program supports STEM literacy. https://nc3t.com/stem-literacy/ Said program of the ISS National Lab covers initiatives of the Center for Advancement of Science in Space as well as a variety of initiatives and partner programs including learning proposals or plans that transform the pioneering research of the National Lab into actual settings for K-12 students, problem-based, K-12 learning programs, professional development and training for teachers in STEM-related fields, and network of private sector entities/academic research institutes supporting STEM education. https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/teachingfromspace/home/iss_national_lab.html https://www.iss-casis.org/research-on-the-iss/areas-of-research/education/ The SETI Institute, a not for profit scientific research facility operating from Mountain View (California) USA, supports efforts of industry stakeholders, space agencies, and the academic community engaged in missions of bringing human beings to Mars.

https://www.seti.org/ The SETI Institute and the SRI International, another non-profit research institute based in Menlo Park (California) USA, conducts occasional forums like the SETI Talks (September 13, SRI headquarters) where panel members evaluate researcher’s efforts to put humans on Mars in the future. https://www.seti.org/event/human-exploration-mars-becoming-interplanetary LOBOSKYJOJO (talk) 05:58, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Hi LOBOSKYJOJO, I am not sure that what you wrote is best for the article Space Colonization because your text appears to be too general instead of addressing the specific topic of colonization. You could rewrite your section to focus on colonization. In the future, if you have questions like this, I suggest that you ask on the article's talk page. Best wishes, --Pine 20:35, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

WikiCup 2018 September newsletter[edit]

The fourth round of the 2018 WikiCup has now come to an end. The eight users who made it to the final round had to score a minimum of 422 points to qualify, with the top score in the round being 4869 points. The leaders in round 4 were:

  • South Carolina Courcelles scored a magnificent 4869 points, with 92 good articles on Olympics-related themes. Courcelles' bonus points alone exceeded the total score of any of the other contestants!
  • Hel, Poland Kees08 was second with 1155 points, including a high-scoring featured article for Neil Armstrong, two good topics and some Olympics-related good articles.
  • Scotland Cas Liber, with 1066 points, was in third place this round, with two featured articles and a good article, all on natural history topics.
  • Other contestants who qualified for the final round were Marshall Islands Nova Crystallis, Republic of Texas Iazyges, Cascadia (independence movement) SounderBruce, Wales Kosack and United States Ceranthor.

During round four, 6 featured articles and 164 good articles were promoted by WikiCup contestants, 13 articles were included in good topics and 143 good article reviews were performed. There were also 10 "in the news" contributions on the main page and 53 "did you knows". Congratulations to all who participated! It was a generally high-scoring and productive round and I think we can expect a highly competitive finish to the competition.

Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 4 but before the start of round 5 can be claimed in round 5. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. If you are concerned that your nomination will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. It would be helpful if this list could be cleared of any items no longer relevant. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to keep down the review backlogs! Questions are welcome on Wikipedia talk:WikiCup, and the judges are reachable on their talk pages or by email. Good luck, and let the best editor win! If you wish to start or stop receiving this newsletter, please feel free to add or remove yourself from Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send. Godot13, Sturmvogel 66, Vanamonde and Cwmhiraeth. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 18:31, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

Thank you Sir and Sorry for the inconvenience. Yes I will write another detailed article and follow your advice.

LOBOSKYJOJO (talk) 23:19, 3 September 2018 (UTC)

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