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Sitenotice invitation[edit]

Help us make it easier to add pictures to Meta by taking a 2-minute survey!

Introduction[edit]

Thank you for taking this survey to provide us feedback for improving the usability of Wikimedia projects regarding multimedia content. This short survey shouldn't take more than a few minutes of your time.

This survey is completely anonymous and subject to the same privacy policy that applies to all Wikimedia wikis.

Questions[edit]

Do you use Wikimedia Commons at all?

  • Yes, regularly
  • Yes, sometimes
  • No

What is your main goal when you look for free media files on Commons?

  • I look for media files to illustrate Wikipedia or another Wikimedia project.
  • I look for media files to use online on another website.
  • I look for media files to use offline (reports, presentations, homework).
  • Other:

What is the main reason why you don't look for media files on Commons?

  • I don't know what Commons is.
  • It is too difficult for people who don't speak English.
  • I just can't find what I am looking for.
  • Other:

Do you participate in Wikimedia Commons?

  • Yes, regularly
  • Yes, sometimes
  • No

How many edits have you performed at Commons? (You may get this number from your preferences page there).

  • less than 10
  • 10 to 100
  • 100 to 1000
  • 1000 to 10,000
  • more than 10,000

How many media files have you uploaded to Commons?

  • less than 10
  • 10 to 100
  • 100 to 1000
  • 1000 to 10,000
  • more than 10,000

Among your uploads, what is the rough percentage of media files you created yourself?

  • less than 10%
  • 10% to 50%
  • 50% to 90%
  • more than 90%

What is the main reason why you participate in Commons?

  • I want to illustrate Wikipedia or another Wikimedia project.
  • I want to share my pictures/videos/sounds with the world.
  • I want to collect in a central place free works that are available elsewhere on the web.
  • I want to keep it running smoothly, because I think it is a great project.
  • Because it is fun.
  • Other:

Do you perform the following activities rarely (--) or very often (++)?

  • upload new files
  • category work
  • gallery work
  • license review, permissions & requests for deletion
  • quality review, improvement & promotion of featured works.

Do you upload the following media types rarely (--) or very often (++)?

  • photographs
  • diagrams
  • maps
  • sounds
  • videos
  • animations
  • other

What is the main reason why you don't participate in Commons?

  • I didn't know I could participate.
  • I am not interested.
  • I am interested, but I have other priorities.
  • The upload process is too complex.
  • It is too difficult for people who don't speak English.
  • The classification system (categories and galleries) is confusing.
  • Other:

Thanks[edit]

Thank you very much for participating in this survey; your input will help us improve the usability of Commons and the upload process on Wikimedia projects.

If you have any further comments, please leave them on the Usability issues and ideas page on Commons. We will be glad to read your suggestions.

You may also follow the progress of the Multimedia Usability Project on the usability wiki.