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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)

Per your request[edit]

Hi Pine!

Finally got around to doing the upload. Wasn't sure if your idea for FP was at commons or at wiki, but I'm in the wikicup, so FP here would be very cool (if it can happen in 10 days...). Commons also fine, but in addition, not instead of, perhaps? If you want me to tweak/refine the image some more, holler. Montanabw(talk) 22:49, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Montanabw:, thanks for uploading the image. I had Commons FP in mind, but you might have a look at articles such as Agricultural fencing, Horse, Montana, or the region where this photo was taken to see if there's a place where the image would add encyclopedic value to the article, perhaps aided by some additional text. After the image has been in one or more articles for 7 days then you can nominate it at English Wikipedia FP.
I will nominate it at Commons FP.
Good luck in the Wikicup! --Pine 21:33, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
I am one of the lead editors on horse and Montana, and they are already fine on images, but maybe ag fencing... oh, never mind, almost all the photos there already are mine... sigh... Montanabw(talk) 09:43, 22 April 2017 (UTC)
Hmmm... I did just put up a different image in Elkhorn Mountains, though... what do you think of that one? Montanabw(talk) 09:45, 22 April 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Montanabw: while both of the images in that article look informative and appropriate for the article, my feeling is that they lack the subjective qualities that would let them meet the "among Wikipedia's best work" criterion for English Wikipedia FPC, and that the images lack sufficient aesthetic "wow" for Commons FPC. I like your horses image better. Perhaps when you have a chance you could take more horse photos and try to get an image that is especially informative and/or aesthetically appealing. Feel free to ask me for 2nd opinions at any time. --Pine 01:04, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

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May 2017 WikiCup newsletter[edit]

The second round of the competition has now closed, with just under 100 points being required to qualify for round 3. YellowEvan just scraped into the next round with 98 points but we have to say goodbye to the thirty or so competitors who didn't achieve this threshold; thank you for the useful contributions you have made to the Cup and Wikipedia. Our top scorers in round 2 were:

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  • Other contestants who scored over 400 points were Freikorp, Carbrera, and Czar. Of course all these points are now wiped out and the 32 remaining contestants start again from zero in round 3.

Vivvt submitted the largest number of DYKs (30), and MBlaze Lightning achieved 13 articles at ITN. Carbrera claimed for 11 GAs and Argento Surfer performed the most GARs, having reviewed 11. So far we have achieved 38 featured articles and a splendid 132 good articles. Commendably, 279 GARs have been achieved so far, more than double the number of GAs.

So, on to the third round. Remember that any content promoted after the end of round 2 but before the start of round 3 can be claimed in round 3. Remember too that you must claim your points within 10 days of "earning" them. Invitations for collaborative writing efforts or any other discussion of potentially interesting work is always welcome on the WikiCup talk page. Remember, if two or more WikiCup competitors have done significant work on an article, all can claim points equally.

If you are concerned that your nomination—whether it is at good article nominations, a featured process, or anywhere else—will not receive the necessary reviews, please list it on Wikipedia:WikiCup/Reviews. If you want to help out with the WikiCup, please do your bit to help 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! 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 and Cwmhiraeth 13:16, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Pine,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Jean Metzinger, 1912, Danseuse au café, Dancer in a café, oil on canvas, 146.1 x 114.3 cm, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.jpg is scheduled to be Picture of the Day on May 18, 2017. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2017-05-18. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Chris Woodrich (talk) 02:08, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

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