Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Reports/Summary of Movement Conversations 2020/English
This report doesn't cover the engagement on Meta-Wiki, please refer to the main summary document.
The main recommendations landing page on Meta in English was viewed close to 8,000 times between January 20th - February 23rd, 2020; and more than 15,500 times when combined with the talk page. Highest page views were by far in English. Other languages after English were German (1,100 page views), French (904), Spanish (403), and Arabic (186). For the top 10 movement strategy talk pages on Meta in English, including the main landing page, more than 120 unique usernames contributed to the discussions with 1,200+ edits. Of those engaged on Meta in English, their median number of edits was over 20,000, and the average account age was 6.7 years.
- English Wikipedia: over 10,000 page views of the village pump messages and recommendations’ pages, including more than 2,800 page views of the recommendations’ pages. 8 people were involved in the discussions on the Village Pump (there are no dedicated local pages, feedback inflow was redirected to Meta).
- Wikidata: over 21,000 page views of the village pump messages. 1 person was involved in the discussions (there are no dedicated local pages, feedback inflow was redirected to Meta).
- Commons: over 32,000 page views of the village pump messages. 3 persons were involved in the discussions (there are no dedicated local pages, feedback inflow was redirected to Meta).
Most of the feedback by online communities was related to the language (specialist terms and lack of translation to local languages discouraged from diving into the document) and implementation phase (the uncertainty on how the proposed ideas would actually be executed made it more difficult to make a strong position).
Areas of support, opposition or concern
English Wikipedia, Wikidata and Commons contributors didn’t oppose or support any particular area.
One user asked a question if some collocations might be fad phrases.
Suggestions for improvement
A few users noted that the language is a barrier to their involvement.