# Community Insights/2016-17 Report/Audience 2/Goal6

 Community Engagement Insights 2016-17 Report
Across audiences Editors Affiliates Program Leaders Developers
Goal 1 - "Improving new editor engagement"
Goal 2 - "Improving community health"
Goal 3 - "Improving collaboration and communications between the Foundation and communities"
Goal 4 - "Improving collaboration and communications around software development"
Goal 5 - "Improving collaboration with affiliates related to partnerships"
Goal 6 - "Improving software for contributors"

### Question 230 (ED03)

How many languages do you know well enough that you would be comfortable contributing to Wikimedia projects in those language?

 Participants (n) = 3479
 margin of error = 3%
 Mean = 2.18

1 – 1 (23%)
2 – 2 (48%)
3 – 3 (21%)
4 – 4 (5%)
5 – 5 or more (3%)
 77% of sampled editors who participated in the survey know more than one language that they feel comfortable using when contributing to Wikimedia projects.

### Question 231 (ED04)

To what extent are you comfortable reading announcements in English, such as the following one about a software change?
"A team at the Wikimedia Foundation is planning to develop better tools for reviewing the edits of other users. This is because research suggests we often scare away newcomers who want to help. You can give the team suggestions by writing on their talk page."

 Participants (n) = 3263
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 4
6% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Not at all (9%)
2 – Slightly (10%)
3 – Moderately (17%)
4 – Mostly (23%)
5 – Completely (40%)
 63% of sampled editors who participated in the survey feel most or completely comfortable with reading announcements in English.

### Question 232 (Q313)

Over the last 12 months, how often did you contribute to Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects?

 Participants (n) = 3916
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 5

1 – Less than once a month (9%)
2 – 1-3 times a month (15%)
3 – 4-5 times a month (about once a week) (13%)
4 – 2-3 times a week (11%)
5 – 4-5 times a week (9%)
6 – 6-7 times a week (about once a day) (13%)
7 – More than once a day (29%)
 29% of sampled editors who participated in this question reported that they edit wikipedia at least once a day. Please note that this response is heavily influenced by the sampling strategy, which oversampled editors who edit approximately 100 times per month.

### Question 233 (ED14)

 This question has few responses. Be cautious with interpreting the results. Read more >>
(From CE09) You mentioned before that you sometimes consider retiring from Wikimedia. We would like to learn why to see how we might address major issues across the projects. Please check all may that apply:

Participants could select more than one option

 participants (n) = 38
0% did not select an option [?]

1 – I need to devote time to other commitments or priorities. (37%)
2 – There are more interesting things to do with my free time. (34%)
3 – I’ve had too many disagreements with other editors. (45%)
4 – I’ve been harassed. (26%)
5 – I don’t have enough expertise to contribute. (3%)
6 – The rules and procedures for contributing are too complicated. (32%)
7 – I object to the direction of the project or related organizations. (24%)
8 – My work isn’t appreciated. (21%)
9 – I don’t believe my work is benefiting others. (5%)
10 – Other editors undo or veto my contributions. (32%)
11 – I don’t feel part of a community. (29%)
12 – I’m not benefiting personally from my work. (34%)
13 – The work will still get done even if I don’t do it. (13%)
14 – My goals have been accomplished. (5%)
15 – For other reasons: (45%)

### Question 234 (ED01)

Which Wikimedia projects do you edit at least once a month? Select all that apply.

Participants could select more than one option

 participants (n) = 3487
2% did not select an option [?]

1 – Wikipedia (90%)
2 – Wikimedia Commons (42%)
3 – Wikisource (7%)
4 – Wikinews (2%)
5 – Wikispecies (1%)
6 – Wikivoyage (3%)
7 – Wiktionary (9%)
8 – Wikiversity (1%)
9 – Wikidata (20%)
10 – Wikiquote (3%)
11 – Wikibooks (2%)
12 – Mediawiki wiki (3%)
13 – Wikimedia Meta (5%)
14 – Wikimedia Incubator (1%)
15 – Wikimedia Labs (1%)
16 – Other (please specify): (2%)
 The majority of respondents (90%) contribute to Wikipedia at least once per month. Note that this question is heavily influence by the sampling strategy, since this survey oversampled Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons and Wikidata contributors.

### Question 235 (ED19)

In which languages do you edit Wikipedia at least once a month?

Participants could select more than one option

 participants (n) = 3486
6% did not select an option [?]

1 – English Wikipedia (37%)
2 – German Wikipedia (13%)
3 – French Wikipedia (12%)
4 – Spanish Wikipedia (14%)
5 – Japanese Wikipedia (5%)
6 – Russian Wikipedia (9%)
7 – Italian Wikipedia (7%)
8 – Chinese Wikipedia (6%)
9 – Portuguese Wikipedia (6%)
10 – Polish Wikipedia (3%)
11 – Dutch Wikipedia (4%)
12 – Arabic Wikipedia (3%)
13 – Ukrainian Wikipedia (3%)
14 – Persian Wikipedia (1%)
15 – Korean Wikipedia (0%)
16 – Hebrew Wikipedia (1%)
17 – Turkish Wikipedia (1%)
 37% of respondents edit English Wikipedia at least once per month.

### Question 237 (ED05)

In general, to what extent do you feel satisfied or dissatisfied with all the software you use to contribute to Wikimedia projects?

 Participants (n) = 3291
 margin of error = 3%
 Mean = 3.8
5% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Very dissatisfied (1%)
2 – Dissatisfied (6%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (20%)
4 – Satisfied (56%)
5 – Very satisfied (16%)
 72% of sampled editors who participated in the survey feel satisfied or very satisfied with the software they use to contribute to Wikimedia.

### Question 238.01 (ED11)

Below, we have listed different social problems that some Wikimedians are concerned about.

Please rate the severity of each issue within the Wikimedia project(s) where you contribute: - Harassment

 Participants (n) = 2951
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 2
12% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – None (39%)
2 – Very mild (16%)
3 – Mild (13%)
4 – Moderate (14%)
5 – Severe (9%)
6 – Very severe (8%)
 31% of sampled editors who participated in the survey rated harassment as a moderate, severe, or very severe social problem in the Wikimedia projects in which they contribute.

### Question 238.02 (ED11)

Below, we have listed different social problems that some Wikimedians are concerned about.

Please rate the severity of each issue within the Wikimedia project(s) where you contribute: - Incivility and rudeness

 Participants (n) = 3115
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 3
7% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – None (18%)
2 – Very mild (18%)
3 – Mild (16%)
4 – Moderate (24%)
5 – Severe (16%)
6 – Very severe (8%)
 48% of sampled editors who participated in the survey rated incivility and rudeness as a moderate, severe, or very severe social problem in the Wikimedia projects in which they contribute. 7% of respondents who answered the question selected "No opinion".

### Question 238.03 (ED11)

Below, we have listed different social problems that some Wikimedians are concerned about.

Please rate the severity of each issue within the Wikimedia project(s) where you contribute: - Vandalism

 Participants (n) = 3156
 margin of error = 5%
 Mean = 3.54
6% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – None (13%)
2 – Very mild (14%)
3 – Mild (19%)
4 – Moderate (27%)
5 – Severe (18%)
6 – Very severe (11%)
 56% of sampled editors who participated in the survey rated vandalism as a moderate, severe, or very severe social problem in the Wikimedia projects in which they contribute. 6% of respondents who answered the question selected "No opinion".

### Question 238.04 (ED11)

Below, we have listed different social problems that some Wikimedians are concerned about.

Please rate the severity of each issue within the Wikimedia project(s) where you contribute: - Spam and promotional editing

 Participants (n) = 3040
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 3
9% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – None (27%)
2 – Very mild (20%)
3 – Mild (19%)
4 – Moderate (19%)
5 – Severe (9%)
6 – Very severe (6%)
 34% of sampled editors who participated in the survey rated spam and promotional editing as a moderate, severe, or very severe social problem in the Wikimedia projects in which they contribute. 9% of respondents who answered the question selected "No opinion".

### Question 238.05 (ED11)

Below, we have listed different social problems that some Wikimedians are concerned about.

Please rate the severity of each issue within the Wikimedia project(s) where you contribute: - Complicated policies and procedures.

 Participants (n) = 3040
 margin of error = 5%
 Mean = 3.32
9% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – None (14%)
2 – Very mild (16%)
3 – Mild (22%)
4 – Moderate (27%)
5 – Severe (14%)
6 – Very severe (7%)
 48% of sampled editors who participated in the survey rated complicated policies and procedures as a moderate, severe, or very severe social problem in the Wikimedia projects in which they contribute. 9% of respondents who answered the question selected "No opinion".

### Question 238.06 (ED11)

Below, we have listed different social problems that some Wikimedians are concerned about.

Please rate the severity of each issue within the Wikimedia project(s) where you contribute: - Unwelcoming environment for new editors.

 Participants (n) = 3055
 margin of error = 6%
 Mean = 3.29
9% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – None (17%)
2 – Very mild (16%)
3 – Mild (20%)
4 – Moderate (22%)
5 – Severe (15%)
6 – Very severe (9%)
 46% of sampled editors who participated in the survey rated unwelcoming environment for new editors as a moderate, severe, or very severe social problem in the Wikimedia projects in which they contribute. 9% of respondents who answered the question selected "No opinion".

### Question 238.07 (ED11)

Below, we have listed different social problems that some Wikimedians are concerned about.

Please rate the severity of each issue within the Wikimedia project(s) where you contribute: - New editors unwilling to follow the rules.

 Participants (n) = 2922
 margin of error = 5%
 Mean = 3.13
12% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – None (13%)
2 – Very mild (20%)
3 – Mild (26%)
4 – Moderate (26%)
5 – Severe (11%)
6 – Very severe (4%)
 41% of sampled editors who participated in the survey rated new editors unwilling to follow the rules as a moderate, severe, or very severe social problem in the Wikimedia projects in which they contribute. 12% of respondents who answered the question selected "No opinion".

### Question 238.08 (ED11)

Below, we have listed different social problems that some Wikimedians are concerned about.

Please rate the severity of each issue within the Wikimedia project(s) where you contribute: - Too difficult to gain consensus on changes.

 Participants (n) = 3012
 margin of error = 5%
 Mean = 3.56
10% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – None (10%)
2 – Very mild (13%)
3 – Mild (22%)
4 – Moderate (28%)
5 – Severe (17%)
6 – Very severe (9%)
 51% of sampled editors who participated in the survey rated that it is too difficult to gain consensus on changes as a moderate, severe, or very severe social problem in the Wikimedia projects in which they contribute. 10% of respondents who answered the question selected "No opinion".

### Question 238.09 (ED11)

Below, we have listed different social problems that some Wikimedians are concerned about.

Please rate the severity of each issue within the Wikimedia project(s) where you contribute: - Too much work that goes undone.

 Participants (n) = 2989
 margin of error = 5%
 Mean = 3.44
11% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – None (13%)
2 – Very mild (17%)
3 – Mild (20%)
4 – Moderate (24%)
5 – Severe (15%)
6 – Very severe (11%)
 50% of sampled editors who participated in the survey rated that there is too much work that goes undone as a moderate, severe, or very severe social problem in the Wikimedia projects in which they contribute. 11% of respondents who answered the question selected "No opinion".

### Question 238.1 (ED11)

Below, we have listed different social problems that some Wikimedians are concerned about.

Please rate the severity of each issue within the Wikimedia project(s) where you contribute: - Lack of diversity among contributors.

 Participants (n) = 2759
 margin of error = 6%
 Mean = 3.17
17% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – None (20%)
2 – Very mild (15%)
3 – Mild (21%)
4 – Moderate (23%)
5 – Severe (13%)
6 – Very severe (8%)
 44% of sampled editors who participated in the survey rated lack of diversity among contributors as a moderate, severe, or very severe social problem in the Wikimedia projects in which they contribute. 17% of respondents selected "no opinion".

### Question 238.11 (ED11)

Below, we have listed different social problems that some Wikimedians are concerned about.

Please rate the severity of each issue within the Wikimedia project(s) where you contribute: - Ineffective block and ban processes.

 Participants (n) = 2617
 margin of error = 6%
 Mean = 2.92
21% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – None (24%)
2 – Very mild (19%)
3 – Mild (21%)
4 – Moderate (20%)
5 – Severe (10%)
6 – Very severe (7%)
 37% of sampled editors who participated in the survey rated ineffective block and ban processes as a moderate, severe, or very severe social problem in the Wikimedia projects in which they contribute. 21% of respondents who answered the question selected "No opinion".

### Question 238.12 (ED11)

Below, we have listed different social problems that some Wikimedians are concerned about.

Please rate the severity of each issue within the Wikimedia project(s) where you contribute: - Copyright infringement on Wikimedia projects.

 Participants (n) = 2777
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 3
17% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – None (19%)
2 – Very mild (24%)
3 – Mild (24%)
4 – Moderate (20%)
5 – Severe (8%)
6 – Very severe (4%)
 32% of sampled editors who participated in the survey rated copyright infringement on Wikimedia projects as a moderate, severe, or very severe social problem in the Wikimedia projects in which they contribute. 17% of respondents who answered the question selected "No opinion".

### Question 238.13 (ED11)

Below, we have listed different social problems that some Wikimedians are concerned about.

Please rate the severity of each issue within the Wikimedia project(s) where you contribute: - Top-down control by the Wikimedia Foundation.

 Participants (n) = 2391
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 2
28% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – None (36%)
2 – Very mild (21%)
3 – Mild (20%)
4 – Moderate (14%)
5 – Severe (5%)
6 – Very severe (4%)
 23% of sampled editors who participated in the survey rated top-down control by the Wikimedia Foundation as a moderate, severe, or very severe social problem in the Wikimedia projects in which they contribute. 28% of respondents who answered the question selected "No opinion".

## Editing activities

### Question 239 (ED06)

Activity 1 of 11:

Editing pages using the standard wikitext and visual editors (e.g. adding or removing text; inserting headings, citations, and images)

How important is this activity in your contributions to Wikimedia projects?

 Participants (n) = 3239
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 5
4% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – 0 Not at all important (4%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (7%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (13%)
4 – 3 Quite important (20%)
5 – 4 Essential (57%)
 77% of sampled editors who participated in the survey feel that editing pages using the standard wikitext and visual editors is quite important or essential.

### Question 240 (ED07)

How satisfied are you with the software that supports this activity?

[Editing pages using the standard wikitext and visual editors (e.g. adding or removing text; inserting headings, citations, and images)]

 Participants (n) = 3008
 margin of error = 3%
 Mean = 3.88
2% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Very dissatisfied (1%)
2 – Dissatsfied (6%)
3 – Neither satisfied no dissatisfied (18%)
4 – Satisfied (55%)
5 – Very satisfied (21%)
 76% of sampled editors who participated in this survey were satisfied or very satisfied with editing pages using the standard wikitext and visual editors (e.g. adding or removing text; inserting headings, citations, and images)

### Question 241 (ED06)

Activity 2 of 11:

Editing pages using specialized editing software (e.g. on Wikisource or Wikidata)

How important is this activity in your contributions to Wikimedia projects?

 Participants (n) = 2620
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 3
21% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – 0 Not at all important (24%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (20%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (21%)
4 – 3 Quite important (20%)
5 – 4 Essential (15%)
 35% of sampled editors who participated in the survey feel that editing pages using specialized editing software is quite important or essential.

### Question 242 (ED07)

How satisfied are you with the software that supports this activity?

[Editing pages using specialized editing software (e.g. on Wikisource or Wikidata)]

 Participants (n) = 1833
 margin of error = 4%
 Mean = 3.54
7% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Very dissatisfied (2%)
2 – Dissatisfied (10%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (33%)
4 – Satisfied (43%)
5 – Very satisfied (12%)
 55% of sampled editors who participated in the survey are satisfied and very satisfied with editing pages using specialized editing software (e.g. on Wikisource or Wikidata)]

### Question 243 (ED06)

Activity 3 of 11:

Communicating with one or two other contributors (e.g. using the thank button; welcoming a new user; writing on another user’s talk page)

How important is this activity in your contributions to Wikimedia projects?

 Participants (n) = 3184
 margin of error = 4%
 Mean = 3.36
4% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – 0 Not at all important (6%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (20%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (26%)
4 – 3 Quite important (27%)
5 – 4 Essential (20%)
 47% of sampled editors who participated in the survey feel that Communicating with one or two other contributors (e.g. using the thank button; welcoming a new user; writing on another user’s talk page) is quite important or essential.

### Question 244 (ED07)

How satisfied are you with the software that supports this activity?

[Communicating with one or two other contributors (e.g. using the thank button; welcoming a new user; writing on another user’s talk page)]

 Participants (n) = 2834
 margin of error = 3%
 Mean = 3.81
4% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Very dissatisfied (2%)
2 – Dissatisfied (6%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (22%)
4 – Satisfied (50%)
5 – Very satisfied (20%)
 70% of sampled editors who participated in the survey are satisfied or very satisfied with software that supports communicating with one or two other contributors (e.g. using the thank button; welcoming a new user; writing on another user’s talk page)

### Question 245 (ED06)

Activity 4 of 11:

Holding large, structured discussions with multiple contributors (e.g. discussing a page’s deletion; voting on a new policy)

How important is this activity in your contributions to Wikimedia projects?

 Participants (n) = 3064
 margin of error = 5%
 Mean = 3.27
7% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – 0 Not at all important (10%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (20%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (23%)
4 – 3 Quite important (26%)
5 – 4 Essential (21%)
 47% of sampled editors who participated in the survey feel that holding large, structured discussions with multiple contributors (e.g. discussing a page’s deletion; voting on a new policy) is quite important or essential.

### Question 246 (ED07)

How satisfied are you with the software that supports this activity?

[Holding large, structured discussions with multiple contributors (e.g. discussing a page’s deletion; voting on a new policy)]

 Participants (n) = 2544
 margin of error = 4%
 Mean = 3.37
6% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Very dissatisfied (4%)
2 – Dissatisfied (14%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (32%)
4 – Satisfied (39%)
5 – Very satisfied (10%)
 49% of sampled editors who participated in the survey are satisfied or very satisfied with software that supports holding large, structured discussions with multiple contributors (e.g. discussing a page’s deletion; voting on a new policy)'

### Question 247 (ED06)

Activity 5 of 11:

Keeping track of new events and discussions (e.g. getting notifications about reverts and mentions; watching noticeboard pages)

How important is this activity in your contributions to Wikimedia projects?

 Participants (n) = 3100
 margin of error = 4%
 Mean = 3.46
6% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – 0 Not at all important (7%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (15%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (25%)
4 – 3 Quite important (29%)
5 – 4 Essential (23%)
 52% of sampled editors who participated in the survey feel that keeping track of new events and discussions (e.g. getting notifications about reverts and mentions; watching noticeboard pages) is quite important or essential.

### Question 248 (ED07)

How satisfied are you with the software that supports this activity?

[Keeping track of new events and discussions (e.g. getting notifications about reverts and mentions; watching noticeboard pages)]

 Participants (n) = 2704
 margin of error = 3%
 Mean = 3.65
5% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Very dissatisfied (1%)
2 – Dissatisfied (9%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (28%)
4 – Satisfied (47%)
5 – Very satisfied (15%)
 62% of sampled editors who participated in the survey are satisfied or very satisfied with software that supports keeping track of new events and discussions (e.g. getting notifications about reverts and mentions; watching noticeboard pages)

### Question 249 (ED06)

Activity 6 of 11:

Organizing and curating existing pages (e.g categorizing; tagging pages by quality or status; merging or renaming pages)

How important is this activity in your contributions to Wikimedia projects?

 Participants (n) = 2889
 margin of error = 4%
 Mean = 3.41
12% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – 0 Not at all important (7%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (17%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (25%)
4 – 3 Quite important (30%)
5 – 4 Essential (21%)
 51% of sampled editors who participated in the survey feel that organizing and curating existing pages (e.g categorizing; tagging pages by quality or status; merging or renaming pages) is quite important or essential.

### Question 250 (ED07)

How satisfied are you with the software that supports this activity?

[Organizing and curating existing pages (e.g categorizing; tagging pages by quality or status; merging or renaming pages)]

 Participants (n) = 2495
 margin of error = 3%
 Mean = 3.58
6% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Very dissatisfied (1%)
2 – Dissatisfied (10%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (31%)
4 – Satisfied (45%)
5 – Very satisfied (13%)
 58% of sampled editors who participated in the survey are satisfied or very satisfied with software that supports organizing and curating existing pages (e.g categorizing; tagging pages by quality or status; merging or renaming pages

### Question 251 (ED06)

Activity 7 of 11:

How important is this activity in your contributions to Wikimedia projects?

 Participants (n) = 3088
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 4
6% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – 0 Not at all important (9%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (14%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (17%)
4 – 3 Quite important (27%)
5 – 4 Essential (32%)
 59% of sampled editors who participated in the survey feel that uploading and editing media items (e.g. uploading photos, sound recordings, and videos; adding subtitles to videos; using copyright templates; writing file descriptions) is quite important or essential.

### Question 252 (ED07)

How satisfied are you with the software that supports this activity?

 Participants (n) = 2621
 margin of error = 4%
 Mean = 3.46
5% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Very dissatisfied (4%)
2 – Dissatisfied (15%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (26%)
4 – Satisfied (43%)
5 – Very satisfied (13%)
 56% of sampled editors who participated in the survey are satisfied or very satisfied with software that supports uploading and editing media items (e.g. uploading photos, sound recordings, and videos; adding subtitles to videos; using copyright templates; writing file descriptions).

### Question 253 (ED06)

Activity 8 of 11:

Patrolling the contributions of other users (e.g. checking recent changes and watchlists; reverting edits)

How important is this activity in your contributions to Wikimedia projects?

 Participants (n) = 3118
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 4
5% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – 0 Not at all important (8%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (15%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (21%)
4 – 3 Quite important (27%)
5 – 4 Essential (30%)
 57% of sampled editors who participated in the survey feel that patrolling the contributions of other users (e.g. checking recent changes and watchlists; reverting edits) is quite important or essential.

### Question 254 (ED07)

How satisfied are you with the software that supports this activity?

[Patrolling the contributions of other users (e.g. checking recent changes and watchlists; reverting edits)]

 Participants (n) = 2716
 margin of error = 3%
 Mean = 3.73
5% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Very dissatisfied (1%)
2 – Dissatisfied (8%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (24%)
4 – Satisfied (50%)
5 – Very satisfied (17%)
 67% of sampled editors who participated in the survey are satisfied or very satisfied with software that supports patrolling the contributions of other users (e.g. checking recent changes and watchlists; reverting edits.

### Question 255 (ED06)

Activity 9 of 11:

Translating or moving content between wikis (e.g moving entries from Wikipedia to Wiktionary; translating an article from one language to another)

How important is this activity in your contributions to Wikimedia projects?

 Participants (n) = 2896
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 3
12% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – 0 Not at all important (20%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (18%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (19%)
4 – 3 Quite important (24%)
5 – 4 Essential (19%)
 43% of sampled editors who participated in the survey feel that translating or moving content between wikis (e.g moving entries from Wikipedia to Wiktionary; translating an article from one language to another) is quite important or essential.

### Question 256 (ED07)

How satisfied are you with the software that supports this activity?

[Translating or moving content between wikis (e.g moving entries from Wikipedia to Wiktionary; translating an article from one language to another)]

 Participants (n) = 2037
 margin of error = 4%
 Mean = 3.33
11% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Very dissatisfied (5%)
2 – Dissatisfied (16%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (34%)
4 – Satisfied (34%)
5 – Very satisfied (12%)
 46% of sampled editors who participated in the survey are satisfied or very satisfied with software that supports translating or moving content between wikis (e.g moving entries from Wikipedia to Wiktionary; translating an article from one language to another).

### Question 257 (ED06)

Activity 10 of 11:

Using advanced user rights (e.g. protecting pages, blocking users, and deleting revisions)

How important is this activity in your contributions to Wikimedia projects?

 Participants (n) = 2735
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 3
17% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – 0 Not at all important (30%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (13%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (16%)
4 – 3 Quite important (22%)
5 – 4 Essential (20%)
 44% of sampled editors who participated in the survey feel that using advanced user rights (e.g. protecting pages, blocking users, and deleting revisions) is quite important or essential.

### Question 258 (ED07)

How satisfied are you with the software that supports this activity?

[Using advanced user rights (e.g. protecting pages, blocking users, and deleting revisions)]

 Participants (n) = 1610
 margin of error = 4%
 Mean = 3.57
15% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Very dissatisfied (3%)
2 – Dissatisfied (8%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (32%)
4 – Satisfied (44%)
5 – Very satisfied (14%)
 58% of sampled editors who participated in the survey are satisfied or very satisfied with software that supports using advanced user rights (e.g. protecting pages, blocking users, and deleting revisions).

### Question 259 (ED06)

Activity 11 of 11:

Learning information about the past activity on a wiki (e.g. viewing history pages, move logs, and talk page archives)

How important is this activity in your contributions to Wikimedia projects?

 Participants (n) = 3116
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 4
5% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – 0 Not at all important (4%)
2 – 1 Slightly important (11%)
3 – 2 Fairly important (22%)
4 – 3 Quite important (31%)
5 – 4 Essential (32%)
 63% of sampled editors who participated in the survey feel that learning information about the past activity on a wiki (e.g. viewing history pages, move logs, and talk page archives) is quite important or essential.

### Question 260 (ED07)

How satisfied are you with the software that supports this activity?

[Learning information about the past activity on a wiki (e.g. viewing history pages, move logs, and talk page archives)]

 Participants (n) = 2812
 margin of error = 3%
 Mean = 3.77
4% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Very dissatisfied (2%)
2 – Dissatisfied (7%)
3 – Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied (22%)
4 – Satisfied (50%)
5 – Very satisfied (19%)
 69% of sampled editors who participated in the survey are satisfied or very satisfied with software that supports learning information about the past activity on a wiki (e.g. viewing history pages, move logs, and talk page archives).

### Question 261 (FR30)

To what extent is the number of banners you've seen on Wikipedia too much or too little during the last 90 days while you were logged in?

 Participants (n) = 361
 margin of error = 9%
 Mean = 2.68
16% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Far too much (12%)
2 – Too much (22%)
4 – Too little (6%)
5 – Far too little (3%)
 57% of sampled editors who participated in the survey reported that the number of banners they have seen on Wikipedia while logged in were about right, while 34% reported too much or far too much and 9% reported too little or far too little.

### Question 262 (FR12)

In the last 90 days when you were logged into your Wikipedia account, how often did you see a banner at the top of the page about a conference, event or contest?

 Participants (n) = 270
 margin of error = 10%
 Mean = 3.04

1 – Never (3%)
2 – Rarely (18%)
3 – Sometimes (57%)
4 – Most of the time (19%)
5 – All of the time (4%)
 57% of survey participants reported sometimes seeing a banner related to events or contests when they logged in, while 23% of survey participants reported seeing a banner most of the time or all of the time.

### Question 263 (FR13)

What new types of messaging would you be interested in seeing for Wikimedia contributors? (select all that apply)

Participants could select more than one option

 participants (n) = 428
4% did not select an option [?]

1 – New wikimedia software features (55%)
2 – Stories/blogs/videos about editors and projects (25%)
3 – Training materials on editing/advanced editing (46%)
4 – None of the above (20%)
5 – Other (specify) (5%)
 55% of survey participants selected that they would like to see messaging about new Wikimedia software features and 46% would like to see messaging about training materials about editing/advanced editing.

### Question 264 (FR14)

 This question has a known error This question has a design error. The question should have said "to what extent do you agree or disagree" rather than just "agree." It is unclear to what extent this affected results.--EGalvez (WMF) (talk) 06:30, 8 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
To what extent do you agree with the following statement:

‘’The Wikimedia Foundation should actively support communities & affiliates in the recruitment of new editors from our readers”

 Participants (n) = 361
 margin of error = 10%
 Mean = 3.91
15% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Strongly disagree (2%)
2 – Disagree (5%)
3 – Neither agree nor disagree (22%)
4 – Agree (43%)
5 – Strongly agree (28%)
 71% of sampled editors who participated in the survey reported that they agree or strongly agree with the statement "The Wikimedia Foundation should actively support communities & affiliates in the recruitment of new editors from our readers".

### Question 266 (FR11)

 This question has a known error This question may have had issues with question design that need to be checked. --EGalvez (WMF) (talk) 06:17, 8 July 2017 (UTC)[reply]
In the past year, as a result of seeing a banner message, have you participated in an editing/photo competition or local event/conference?

 Participants (n) = 272
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 0

1 – No (83%)
2 – Yes (12%)
3 – Don't remember (6%)
 From the sampled editors who participated int he survey, 12% reported participating in an editing/photo competition or local event/conference as a result of seeing banner.

### Question 267.01 (ED08)

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements: - The Wikimedia Foundation's software development has benefited the communities I’m part of.

 Participants (n) = 370
 margin of error = n/a
 Median = 4
13% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Strongly disagree (1%)
2 – Disagree (4%)
3 – Neither agree nor disagree (11%)
4 – Agree (49%)
5 – Strongly agree (35%)
 84% of sampled editors who participated in the survey agree or strongly agree with the statement "The Wikimedia Foundation's software development has benefited the communities I’m part of."

### Question 267.02 (ED08)

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements: - The Wikimedia Foundation's software development focuses on the right priorities.

 Participants (n) = 308
 margin of error = 10%
 Mean = 3.53
28% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Strongly disagree (3%)
2 – Disagree (6%)
3 – Neither agree nor disagree (38%)
4 – Agree (40%)
5 – Strongly agree (13%)
 53% of sampled editors who participated in the survey agree or strongly agree with the statement "The Wikimedia Foundation's software development focuses on the right priorities." 28% of participants selected no opinion.

### Question 267.03 (ED08)

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements: - When the Wikimedia Foundation introduces new software, it is reliable and ready to be used.

 Participants (n) = 323
 margin of error = 10%
 Mean = 3.38
24% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Strongly disagree (2%)
2 – Disagree (15%)
3 – Neither agree nor disagree (35%)
4 – Agree (37%)
5 – Strongly agree (11%)
 48% of sampled editors who participated in the survey agree and strongly agree with the statement "When the Wikimedia Foundation introduces new software, it is reliable and ready to be used." 24% of participants who answered the question selected "no opinion).

### Question 267.04 (ED08)

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements: - I have enough opportunities to participate in the Wikimedia Foundation’s software development.

 Participants (n) = 238
 margin of error = 14%
 Mean = 2.78
44% selected "No opinion" [?]

1 – Strongly disagree (15%)
2 – Disagree (25%)
3 – Neither agree nor disagree (34%)
4 – Agree (19%)
5 – Strongly agree (7%)
 26% of sampled editors who participated in the survey agree or strongly agree with the statement "I have enough opportunities to participate in the Wikimedia Foundation’s software development. 44% of respondents of all the respondents who selected an option chose "No opinion"."

### Question list

Goal 7 - "Increasing software awareness and use"
Goal 8 - "Growing the Wikimedia technical community"
Goal 9 - "Improving information sharing for program leaders and affiliates"
Goal 10 - "Developing the capacity of affiliates"
Goal 11 - "Developing the capacity of program leaders"