Community Wishlist Survey 2021/Archive/Organize some years the Community Wishlist Survey by language

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  • Problem: This year is the 6e edition of the Community Wishlist Survey. The 4 first edition have the same format. The fifth edition (Community Wishlist Survey 2020) focus on others projects than Wikipedia. I think it's a good idea to diversified the edition of the Community Wishlist Survey and to propose a edition that have category by language, where contributors can propose wish and speak with their own language.
Community Wishlist Survey permit to use others languages that English but the vast majority use English because if you want to have your proposition win, you need to be understand to all the voters, and for that you have to use English. Moreover it's permit to show problematic which don't be report in others medium like fabricator, which are also in the vast majority in english, and which have the same problematics.
Organize the Community Wishlist Survey by language for one or few editions, permit also to show strong problems specific to some wiki which can't be see on a global survey. In the present, all the wiki, and the wikipedia don't have the same editor (some use the visual editor with the wikicode editor, others use only the wikicode editor), don't use wikidata in the same way (some permit the use of wikidata in the infobox, some don't), don't use the maps on the same way, etc. For example : wp:fr have by default (for all the readers) a beta skin since few month, but it's useless to propose something on it, when the majority of wiki don't know this skin.
  • Who would benefit: All contributors who can't contribuate or read English.
  • Proposed solution: Organize the Community Wishlist Survey by language for one edition.
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  • Proposer: Nouill (talk) 14:52, 21 November 2020 (UTC)


Сталкивался с языковой проблемой неоднократно.После фотоконкурсов WLM и WLE приходят предложения пройти опрос.Переходишь по ссылке и что видишь? Четыре международных языка:Английиский,Украинский(?),Французкий и Итальянский.Неужели русскоязычных так мало или их мнение не интересует?--Yan.gorev (talk) 06:34, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

To zní zajímavě, ale když nebude TechTeam rozumět návrhům, jak na nich může pracovat -) ? JAn Dudík (talk) 11:44, 25 November 2020 (UTC)

  • We agree more work needs to be done to make the Survey more accessible to non-English speakers. In addition, we can introduce means to give focus to proposals that are from non-English communities that otherwise wouldn't have the "voting power" to perform well with global wishes. This is something we already do, actually. So please, propose any technical wish you'd like, in any language :) Having few votes doesn't mean it won't happen. Since this proposal does not propose a technical change, I'm going to archive it. But thank you for participating in the survey and highlighting the need to assist non-English users :) We hear you! Kind regards, MusikAnimal (WMF) (talk) 22:24, 2 December 2020 (UTC)