Community Insights/2016-17 Report/Audience 5/Goal4

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Community Engagement Insights 2016-17 Report

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Goal 1 - "Improving new editor engagement" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 2 - "Improving community health" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 3 - "Improving collaboration and communications between the Foundation and communities" WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg WikiFont uniE100 - article - blue.svg
Goal 4 - "Improving collaboration and communications around software development"


Question 516 (TC15)Edit

Over the last 12 months, in which of the following ways have you contributed to Wikimedia or Mediawiki software projects? Select all that apply.

Participants could select more than one option

1% did not select an option [?]


1 – Create software related to Wikimedia (69%)
2 – Help test new Wikimedia Foundation products (39%)
3 – Help document Wikimedia Foundation software products (41%)
4 – Submit bugs related to Wikimedia Foundation products through phabricator (66%)
5 – Use Wikimedia projects and products (82%)
6 – Other (specify): (8%)


Question 517 (TC55)Edit

Which of the following Wikimedia Foundation supported projects have you heard about (select all that apply)

Participants could select more than one option

0% did not select an option [?]


1 – Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces (77%)
2 – Technical Collaboration Guideline (39%)
3 – Community Wishlist (82%)
4 – Google Summer of Code (90%)
5 – Outreachy (46%)
6 – Google Code-in (55%)
7 – Wikimedia developer events (e.g. Wikimania or Wikimedia Hackathons) (92%)
8 – Tech News (69%)
9 – VisualEditor newsletter (51%)
10 – Discovery weekly (35%)
11 – Collaboration team newsletter (24%)
12 – Trello (4%)
13 – IRC (55%)
14 – Other (specify): (8%)
15 – Gerrit (38%)
16 – Wikitech (30%)
17 – Tool Labs (41%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, the four Foundation supported projects that technical contributors reported being aware about were Wikimedia developer events (92%), Google summer of code (90%), Community wishlist (82%), and Code of Conduct for Wikimedia technical spaces (77%). The projects that technical contributors were least aware about were Trello (4%), Collaboration team newsletter (24%), and Wikitech (16%).


Question 518 (TC16)Edit

Which of the following channels do you prefer for participating in Wikimedia software development? (select all that apply)

Participants could select more than one option

4% did not select an option [?]


1 – Phabricator (75%)
2 – MediaWiki Wiki pages (63%)
3 – Other wikis pages (Meta, Wikipedias....) (37%)
4 – Mailing lists (63%)
5 – Facebook (7%)
6 – Twitter (11%)
7 – Slack (11%)
8 – GitHub (51%)
9 – Messenger (3%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, the four channels that were reported most often for participating in Wikimedia software development were Phabricator (73%), Mediawiki wiki pages (63%), mailing lists (63%), and github (51%).


Question 519.01 (TC17)Edit

To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - Phabricator


Median = 5

1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (4%)
3 – Moderately (4%)
4 – Mostly (38%)
5 – Completely (55%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question 93% reported they find phabricator mostly or completely useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks.


Question 519.02 (TC17)Edit

To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - MediaWiki Wiki pages


Median = 4

2% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (5%)
3 – Moderately (32%)
4 – Mostly (48%)
5 – Completely (16%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question 64% reported they find MediaWiki Wiki pages mostly or completely useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks.


Question 519.03 (TC17)Edit

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To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - Other wikis pages (Meta, Wikipedias....)


Median = 4

1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (0%)
3 – Moderately (23%)
4 – Mostly (65%)
5 – Completely (12%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question 77% reported they find Other wikis pages mostly or completely useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks.


Question 519.04 (TC17)Edit

To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - Mailing lists


Median = 4

1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (7%)
3 – Moderately (36%)
4 – Mostly (47%)
5 – Completely (11%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question 58% reported they find mailing lists mostly or completely useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks.


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To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - Facebook


Median = 4

20% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (25%)
3 – Moderately (0%)
4 – Mostly (50%)
5 – Completely (25%)


Question 519.06 (TC17)Edit

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To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - Twitter


Median = 3

1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (25%)
3 – Moderately (38%)
4 – Mostly (38%)
5 – Completely (0%)


Question 519.07 (TC17)Edit

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To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - Slack


Median = 3.5

1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (25%)
3 – Moderately (25%)
4 – Mostly (25%)
5 – Completely (25%)


Question 519.08 (TC17)Edit

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To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - GitHub


Median = 4

3% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (11%)
3 – Moderately (17%)
4 – Mostly (40%)
5 – Completely (31%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question 71% reported they find Github mostly or completely useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks.


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To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - Messenger


Median = 4

1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (0%)
3 – Moderately (50%)
4 – Mostly (0%)
5 – Completely (50%)


Question 519.1 (TC17)Edit

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To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - Trello


Median = 4

1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (0%)
3 – Moderately (0%)
4 – Mostly (100%)
5 – Completely (0%)


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To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - IRC


Median = 4

1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (10%)
3 – Moderately (13%)
4 – Mostly (31%)
5 – Completely (46%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question 77% reported they find IRC mostly or completely useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks.


Question 519.12 (TC17)Edit

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To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - Other (specify):


Median = 4

1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (0%)
3 – Moderately (0%)
4 – Mostly (60%)
5 – Completely (40%)


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To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - Gerrit


Median = 5

1 – Not at all (4%)
2 – Slightly (0%)
3 – Moderately (11%)
4 – Mostly (26%)
5 – Completely (59%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question 85% reported they find Gerrit mostly or completely useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks.


Question 519.14 (TC17)Edit

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To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - Wikitech


Median = 4

5% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (15%)
3 – Moderately (20%)
4 – Mostly (45%)
5 – Completely (20%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question 60% reported they find Wikitech mostly or completely useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks.


Question 519.15 (TC17)Edit

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To what extent do you find following channels useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks? - Tool Labs


Median = 4

1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (3%)
3 – Moderately (17%)
4 – Mostly (52%)
5 – Completely (28%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question 80% reported they find IRC mostly or completely useful for collaborating and accomplishing tasks.


Question 520.01 (TC25)Edit

When you spend time creating software for Wikimedia, how often do you focus in the following areas? - Tools using Wikimedia APIs


Median = 3

1 – Never (11%)
2 – Rarely (16%)
3 – Sometimes (37%)
4 – Often (25%)
5 – Almost always (11%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 36% often or almost always focus on tools using the Wikimedia API and 37% reported that they sometimes focus on this activity.


Question 520.02 (TC25)Edit

When you spend time creating software for Wikimedia, how often do you focus in the following areas? - Tools using Wikimedia data dumps


Median = 2

1 – Never (32%)
2 – Rarely (30%)
3 – Sometimes (19%)
4 – Often (14%)
5 – Almost always (5%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 62% never or rarely focus on tools using Wikimedia data dumps.


Question 520.03 (TC25)Edit

When you spend time creating software for Wikimedia, how often do you focus in the following areas? - Mobile apps


Median = 2

1 – Never (48%)
2 – Rarely (29%)
3 – Sometimes (6%)
4 – Often (8%)
5 – Almost always (8%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 77% never or rarely focus on mobile apps.


Question 520.04 (TC25)Edit

When you spend time creating software for Wikimedia, how often do you focus in the following areas? - Templates


Median = 3

1 – Never (13%)
2 – Rarely (16%)
3 – Sometimes (37%)
4 – Often (29%)
5 – Almost always (5%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 63% reported that they sometimes or often focus on templates.


Question 520.05 (TC25)Edit

When you spend time creating software for Wikimedia, how often do you focus in the following areas? - Gadgets


Median = 3

1 – Never (33%)
2 – Rarely (15%)
3 – Sometimes (31%)
4 – Often (20%)
5 – Almost always (2%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 51% sometime or often focus on gadgets while 33% never focus on gadgets.


Question 520.06 (TC25)Edit

When you spend time creating software for Wikimedia, how often do you focus in the following areas? - Bots


Median = 2

1 – Never (26%)
2 – Rarely (26%)
3 – Sometimes (20%)
4 – Often (20%)
5 – Almost always (8%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 52% never or rarely focus on bots and 48% sometimes, often or almost always focus on bots.


Question 520.07 (TC25)Edit

When you spend time creating software for Wikimedia, how often do you focus in the following areas? - Extensions


Median = 2.5

1 – Never (37%)
2 – Rarely (13%)
3 – Sometimes (22%)
4 – Often (12%)
5 – Almost always (17%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 50% never or rarely focus on extensions and 50% sometimes, often or almost always focus on extensions.


Question 520.08 (TC25)Edit

When you spend time creating software for Wikimedia, how often do you focus in the following areas? - MediaWiki core


Median = 2

1 – Never (39%)
2 – Rarely (20%)
3 – Sometimes (15%)
4 – Often (15%)
5 – Almost always (11%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 59% never or rarely focus on Mediawiki core and 41% sometimes, often or almost always focus on Mediawiki core.


Question 520.09 (TC25)Edit

When you spend time creating software for Wikimedia, how often do you focus in the following areas? - Analytics


Median = 2

1 – Never (47%)
2 – Rarely (30%)
3 – Sometimes (12%)
4 – Often (8%)
5 – Almost always (3%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 77% never or rarely focus on analytics and 23% sometimes, often or almost always focus on analytics.


Question 520.1 (TC25)Edit

When you spend time creating software for Wikimedia, how often do you focus in the following areas? - Technical operations/System administration


Median = 2

1 – Never (43%)
2 – Rarely (32%)
3 – Sometimes (7%)
4 – Often (10%)
5 – Almost always (8%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 75% never or rarely focus on technical operations/System administration.


Question 521.01 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Programming


Median = 3

1 – 1No experience (6%)
2 – 2Beginner (9%)
3 – 3Intermediate (39%)
4 – 4Advanced (46%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 85% have intermediate to advanced experience with programming.


Question 521.02 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - PHP


Median = 2

1 – 1No experience (22%)
2 – 2Beginner (30%)
3 – 3Intermediate (21%)
4 – 4Advanced (27%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 52% have no experience to beginner experience with PHP and 27% reported having advanced experience with PHP.


Question 521.03 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - JavaScript


Median = 3

1 – 1No experience (13%)
2 – 2Beginner (36%)
3 – 3Intermediate (25%)
4 – 4Advanced (25%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 50% have intermediate to advanced experience with JavaScript and 36% reported having beginner level of experience.



Question 521.04 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Python


Median = 3

2% selected "I dont know what this is" [?]


1 – 1No experience (18%)
2 – 2Beginner (29%)
3 – 3Intermediate (35%)
4 – 4Advanced (17%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 64% have beginner to intermediate experience with python.



Question 521.05 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Lua


Median = 2

5% selected "I dont know what this is" [?]


1 – 1No experience (44%)
2 – 2Beginner (47%)
3 – 3Intermediate (8%)
4 – 4Advanced (2%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 91% have no experience to beginner experience with Lua


Question 521.06 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Java


Median = 2

1 – 1No experience (31%)
2 – 2Beginner (24%)
3 – 3Intermediate (37%)
4 – 4Advanced (7%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 41% have intermediate to advanced experience with Java and 55% reported having no experience and beginner level of experience.


Question 521.07 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Objective-C


Median = 1

2% selected "I dont know what this is" [?]


1 – 1No experience (83%)
2 – 2Beginner (5%)
3 – 3Intermediate (11%)
4 – 4Advanced (2%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 83% have no experience with objective-C.


Question 521.08 (TC24)Edit

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What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Other software language (explain)


Median = 3

12% selected "I dont know what this is" [?]


1 – 1No experience (22%)
2 – 2Beginner (0%)
3 – 3Intermediate (39%)
4 – 4Advanced (39%)
23 technical contributors reported another type of software language they have experience with.


Question 521.09 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - UX design


Median = 2

1 – 1No experience (24%)
2 – 2Beginner (41%)
3 – 3Intermediate (26%)
4 – 4Advanced (9%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 67% have beginner to intermediate experience with UX design


Question 521.1 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Testing


Median = 3

1% selected "I dont know what this is" [?]


1 – 1No experience (11%)
2 – 2Beginner (36%)
3 – 3Intermediate (39%)
4 – 4Advanced (14%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 75% have beginner to intermediate experience with testing.


Question 521.11 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Research & Analytics


Median = 2

1 – 1No experience (30%)
2 – 2Beginner (33%)
3 – 3Intermediate (24%)
4 – 4Advanced (13%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 63% have no experience to beginner experience with research and analytics.


Question 521.12 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Documentation


Median = 3

1 – 1No experience (6%)
2 – 2Beginner (29%)
3 – 3Intermediate (53%)
4 – 4Advanced (12%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 72% have no experience to beginner experience with documentation.


Question 521.13 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Translation


Median = 2

1 – 1No experience (32%)
2 – 2Beginner (26%)
3 – 3Intermediate (22%)
4 – 4Advanced (20%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 58% have no experience to beginner experience with translation.


Question 521.14 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Communications


Median = 2

2% selected "I dont know what this is" [?]


1 – 1No experience (25%)
2 – 2Beginner (30%)
3 – 3Intermediate (30%)
4 – 4Advanced (14%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 60% have beginner to intermediate experience with communications.


Question 521.15 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Project management


Median = 2

2% selected "I dont know what this is" [?]


1 – 1No experience (18%)
2 – 2Beginner (37%)
3 – 3Intermediate (34%)
4 – 4Advanced (11%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 71% have beginner to intermediate experience with project management.


Question 521.16 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Product management


Median = 2

2% selected "I dont know what this is" [?]


1 – 1No experience (30%)
2 – 2Beginner (36%)
3 – 3Intermediate (25%)
4 – 4Advanced (9%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 66% have no experience to beginner experience with product management.


Question 521.17 (TC24)Edit

What level of experience do you have with each of the following? - Community management


Median = 2

3% selected "I dont know what this is" [?]


1 – 1No experience (25%)
2 – 2Beginner (37%)
3 – 3Intermediate (29%)
4 – 4Advanced (9%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 66% have beginner to intermediate experience with community management.


Question 522.01 (TC08)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with Wikimedia software documentation in the following areas?

(Note: in the following question, we will ask about user help documentation.) - Using Wikimedia APIs

Median = 4

25% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (0%)
2 – Dissatisfied (33%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (11%)
4 – Satisfied (44%)
5 – Very satisfied (11%)


Question 522.02 (TC08)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with Wikimedia software documentation in the following areas?

(Note: in the following question, we will ask about user help documentation.) - Writing tools and hosting them in Wikimedia Labs

Median = 3

30% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (13%)
2 – Dissatisfied (13%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (31%)
4 – Satisfied (31%)
5 – Very satisfied (13%)


Question 522.03 (TC08)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with Wikimedia software documentation in the following areas?

(Note: in the following question, we will ask about user help documentation.) - Writing bots

Median = 3

43% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (15%)
2 – Dissatisfied (23%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (23%)
4 – Satisfied (31%)
5 – Very satisfied (8%)


Question 522.04 (TC08)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with Wikimedia software documentation in the following areas?

(Note: in the following question, we will ask about user help documentation.) - Writing gadgets

Median = 2

41% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (8%)
2 – Dissatisfied (46%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (23%)
4 – Satisfied (15%)
5 – Very satisfied (8%)


Question 522.05 (TC08)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with Wikimedia software documentation in the following areas?

(Note: in the following question, we will ask about user help documentation.) - Writing templates (including Lua modules)

Median = 3

43% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (8%)
2 – Dissatisfied (33%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (25%)
4 – Satisfied (33%)

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Question 522.06 (TC08)Edit

To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with Wikimedia software documentation in the following areas?

(Note: in the following question, we will ask about user help documentation.) - Writing MediaWiki extensions

Median = 3

36% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (0%)
2 – Dissatisfied (29%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (29%)
4 – Satisfied (43%)


Question 522.07 (TC08)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with Wikimedia software documentation in the following areas?

(Note: in the following question, we will ask about user help documentation.) - Contributing to MediaWiki core

Median = 3

33% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (0%)
2 – Dissatisfied (14%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (57%)
4 – Satisfied (21%)
5 – Very satisfied (7%)


Question 522.08 (TC08)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with Wikimedia software documentation in the following areas?

(Note: in the following question, we will ask about user help documentation.) - Contributing to Wikimedia mobile apps

Median = 3

67% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (14%)
2 – Dissatisfied (29%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (57%)


Question 524.01 (TC10)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with user help documentation for Wikimedia products in the following areas? - Search and discover information across Wikimedia projects


Median = 2

36% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (21%)
2 – Dissatisfied (36%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (29%)
4 – Satisfied (14%)


Question 524.02 (TC10)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with user help documentation for Wikimedia products in the following areas? - Account creation


Median = 3

43% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (0%)
2 – Dissatisfied (33%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (33%)
4 – Satisfied (17%)
5 – Very satisfied (17%)


Question 524.04 (TC10)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with user help documentation for Wikimedia products in the following areas? - Notifications


Median = 4

23% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (0%)
2 – Dissatisfied (29%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (18%)
4 – Satisfied (41%)
5 – Very satisfied (12%)


Question 524.05 (TC10)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with user help documentation for Wikimedia products in the following areas? - Wikitext or Flow Talk page discussions


Median = 2.5

36% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (14%)
2 – Dissatisfied (36%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (36%)
4 – Satisfied (14%)


Question 524.06 (TC10)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with user help documentation for Wikimedia products in the following areas? - Content translation


Median = 3.5

62% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (0%)
2 – Dissatisfied (13%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (38%)
4 – Satisfied (38%)
5 – Very satisfied (13%)


Question 524.07 (TC10)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with user help documentation for Wikimedia products in the following areas? - Interactive maps


Median = 3

45% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (0%)
2 – Dissatisfied (25%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (42%)
4 – Satisfied (25%)
5 – Very satisfied (8%)
50% love to eat cheese


Question 524.08 (TC10)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with user help documentation for Wikimedia products in the following areas? - Mobile website


Median = 2

45% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (17%)
2 – Dissatisfied (42%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (25%)
4 – Satisfied (8%)
5 – Very satisfied (8%)
50% love to eat cheese


Question 524.09 (TC10)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with user help documentation for Wikimedia products in the following areas? - Mobile apps


Median = 3

41% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (31%)
2 – Dissatisfied (15%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (31%)
4 – Satisfied (15%)
5 – Very satisfied (8%)


Question 526.01 (TC35)Edit

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To what extent do you feel it is appropriate to use the following events as spaces to work on Community Wishlist tasks? - Hackathons


Median = 5

6% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (0%)
3 – Moderately (13%)
4 – Mostly (13%)
5 – Completely (73%)


Question 526.02 (TC35)Edit

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To what extent do you feel it is appropriate to use the following events as spaces to work on Community Wishlist tasks? - Wikimedia Developer Summit


Median = 5

6% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (13%)
3 – Moderately (7%)
4 – Mostly (27%)
5 – Completely (53%)


Question 526.03 (TC35)Edit

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To what extent do you feel it is appropriate to use the following events as spaces to work on Community Wishlist tasks? - Wikimania


Median = 4

6% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (13%)
3 – Moderately (20%)
4 – Mostly (40%)
5 – Completely (27%)


Question 526.04 (TC35)Edit

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To what extent do you feel it is appropriate to use the following events as spaces to work on Community Wishlist tasks? - Google Summer of Code and Outreachy


Median = 5

6% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (7%)
3 – Moderately (7%)
4 – Mostly (27%)
5 – Completely (60%)


Question 526.05 (TC35)Edit

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To what extent do you feel it is appropriate to use the following events as spaces to work on Community Wishlist tasks? - Documentation for new developers at MediaWiki.org


Median = 5

19% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Not at all (0%)
2 – Slightly (15%)
3 – Moderately (8%)
4 – Mostly (15%)
5 – Completely (62%)


Question 527.01 (TC14)Edit

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What do you think about the quality of translations in the following languages? - Deutsch


Median = 4

1 – Very poor (0%)
2 – Poor (0%)
3 – Average (0%)
4 – Good (67%)
5 – Excellent (33%)


Question 528 (TC03)Edit

In which of the following ways have you participated in planning the Wikimedia Foundation’s software development work? Select all that apply.

Participants could select more than one option

4% did not select an option [?]


1 – Wikimedia Foundation Strategy process (22%)
2 – Wikimedia Foundation Annual Plan process (18%)
3 – Wikimedia Foundation Quarterly Goals process (16%)
4 – Wikimedia Foundation consultations about specific software projects (33%)
5 – Community Wishlist Survey (52%)
6 – MediaWiki.org team, project, beta feature pages (37%)
7 – Phabricator (72%)
8 – wikitech-l or other technical mailing lists (52%)
9 – I don’t follow Wikimedia Foundation’s software development planning (9%)
10 – Other (please explain) (6%)
11 – Developers Summit (34%)
12 – Developers Summit (34%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, the three most often ways reported for participating in planning the Wikimedia Foundation’s software development work were phabricator (72%), community wishlist (52%), and mailing lists (52%).


Question 529.01 (TC04)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the following activities to broadcast technical information to our communities? - Tech News


Median = 4

14% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (0%)
2 – Dissatisfied (3%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (13%)
4 – Satisfied (43%)
5 – Very satisfied (40%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this survey, 83% are satisfied or very satisfied with Tech News as an activity to broadcast technical information to our communities.


Question 529.02 (TC04)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the following activities to broadcast technical information to our communities? - VisualEditor newsletter


Median = 3

51% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (0%)
2 – Dissatisfied (6%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (59%)
4 – Satisfied (29%)
5 – Very satisfied (6%)


Question 529.03 (TC04)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the following activities to broadcast technical information to our communities? - Discovery weekly


Median = 3

51% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (0%)
2 – Dissatisfied (6%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (47%)
4 – Satisfied (41%)
5 – Very satisfied (6%)


Question 529.04 (TC04)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the following activities to broadcast technical information to our communities? - Collaboration team newsletter


Median = 3

65% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (0%)
2 – Dissatisfied (0%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (58%)
4 – Satisfied (42%)


Question 529.05 (TC04)Edit

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To what extent are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the following activities to broadcast technical information to our communities? - Other mass messaging to community forums (Village Pumps) or to user talk pages.


Median = 3

19% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Very dissatisfied (7%)
2 – Dissatisfied (14%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (34%)
4 – Satisfied (38%)
5 – Very satisfied (7%)
45% of technical contributors who participated in this question reported being satisfied or very satisfied with "other mass messaging to community forums (Village Pumps) or to user talk pages" as an activity to broadcast technical information to our communities


Question 530 (TC05)Edit

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How often do you read Tech News?


Median = 2

21% selected "" [?]


1 – Less than once per month (19%)
2 – About once per month (39%)
3 – About twice per month (6%)
4 – About three times per month (6%)
5 – Four times per month (about once per week) (29%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, the median number of times reported for reaching TechNews is once per month


Question 532 (TC19)Edit

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To what extent are you satisifed or dissatisfied with the Technical Collaboration Guideline recommendations?


Median = 4

38% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Strongly disagree (0%)
2 – Disagree (7%)
3 – Neither agree nor disagree (27%)
4 – Agree (40%)
5 – Strongly agree (27%)


Question 534 (TC52)Edit

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In which of the following ways have you participated in the community wishlist survey? (select all that apply)

Participants could select more than one option

21% did not select an option [?]


1 – I have worked on tasks in the Community Wishlist (29%)
2 – I have proposed Community Wishlist survey tasks (29%)
3 – I have voted on Community Wishlist survey tasks (66%)
4 – Other (specify): (11%)


Question 535 (TC34)Edit

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To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following:

The Wikimedia Foundation's Community Wishlist Survey is a good mechanism to identify projects that technical volunteers could work on

Median = 4

3% selected "No opinion" [?]


1 – Strongly disagree (3%)
2 – Disagree (7%)
3 – Neither agree nor disagree (10%)
4 – Agree (31%)
5 – Strongly agree (48%)
From the technical contributors who participated in this question, 79% agree or strongly agree with the following statement: The Wikimedia Foundation's Community Wishlist Survey is a good mechanism to identify projects that technical volunteers could work on.

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