Research:Civil Behavior Interviews/Interview

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  • What got you started editing Wikipedia?
  • What does a civil talk page look like?
  • Can you think back to a clearly civil interaction you’ve seen take place on a talk page. What did that look like
  • What does an uncivil talk page look like?
  • Can you think back to a clearly uncivil interaction you’ve seen take place on a talk page. What did that look like?
  • As an editor, what are some strategies you use to handle uncivil or non-productive talk pages when you encounter them?
  • Sometimes controversial talk pages contain productive and dysfunctional behavior. Can you think of a time when you encountered a talk page that contained a mix of productive and dysfunctional behavior? What behaviors took place on that page?
  • What do you think are some of the most useful things editors can do when a talk page gets very long? Very contentious?

Cognitive walk-through:

Participants will be asked to pull up an example of a talk page that they feel exemplifies uncivil talk pages

    • Could you take a few moments to read through the page, and as you do so, please describe what is happening on this page to me?
    • What immediately jumps out to you on this page?
    • Would you consider this talk page civil or uncivil?
    • What immediately jumps out to you as uncivil on this page?
    • What else on this page would you call uncivil?
    • Why would you call these things uncivil?
    • What immediately jumps out to you as civil on this page?
    • What else on this page would you call civil?
    • Why would you call these things civil? Participants will be asked to pull up an example of a talk page that they feel exemplifies ambiguous (containing both civil and uncivil interactions) talk pages
      • Could you take a few moments to read through the page, and as you do so, please describe what is happening on this page to me?
      • What immediately jumps out to you on this page?
      • Would you consider this talk page civil or uncivil?
      • What immediately jumps out to you as uncivil on this page?
      • What else on this page would you call uncivil?
      • Why would you call these things uncivil?
      • What immediately jumps out to you as civil on this page?
      • What else on this page would you call civil?
      • Why would you call these things civil?

Participants will be asked to pull up an example of a talk page that they feel exemplifies civil talk pages

    • Could you take a few moments to read through the page, and as you do so, please describe what is happening on this page to me?
    • What immediately jumps out to you on this page?
    • Would you consider this talk page civil or uncivil?
    • What immediately jumps out to you as uncivil on this page?
    • What else on this page would you call uncivil?
    • Why would you call these things uncivil?
    • What immediately jumps out to you as civil on this page?
    • What else on this page would you call civil?
    • Why would you call these things civil?