Talk:Community Engagement Insights/Frequently asked questions

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Red links[edit]

Does the Survey staff realize that there are useless red links on the FAQ page, that point to nothing? If so, why have they not been addressed? If not, now you know. - Thekohser (talk) 02:55, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

Hi Thekohser! We have been working to get the survey out the door and should have time next week to update these links. Do you have a specific question I can answer here? Thanks! :) --EGalvez (WMF) (talk) 04:45, 14 January 2017 (UTC)
Certainly a blue link here would be tasteful: Not everyone was invited to take the survey because we used random sampling and we did not want to overburden the community with surveys. You are definitely welcome to take the survey if you wish. Please use this link. Seems doubly defeating to those now foiled twice. Thanks Fylbecatulous talk 15:58, 14 January 2017 (UTC)


The survey doesn't run on my browser apparently. Firefox latest version. If it really is loading something it is bloody slow! --Herby talk thyme 11:31, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Thanks User talk:Herbythyme! Sorry to hear this was an issue for you - there isn't much I can do about that :( I will see if I can learn more about how the survey tool works on different browsers. Thanks for letting me know. --EGalvez (WMF) (talk) 23:50, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

I dont understand how this works at all. dont make more complex than necessary. to need 1 hour to start the such thing make for me no sence. A user with over 48.000 edits. --BotBln (talk) 18:20, 30 January 2017 (UTC)

HI User:BotBln what part is complicated? Anything I can help clear up? Thanks :)--EGalvez (WMF) (talk) 23:50, 3 February 2017 (UTC)

A survey on the progress of WMF policies without Taiwan being even listed?[edit]

As an editor from Taiwan for years, I have been seriously irritated and insulted when I found "Taiwan" is not even listed as an option in the question "In which country do you currently live in?" in this survey! I thought this is a survey on the improving of WMF policies? Then this is the first thing you need to improve. Bellenion (talk) 06:57, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Perhaps the first sentence in English Wikipedia's article about Taiwan clears it up: "Taiwan [...] is a de facto independent entity" (not "country"). If the Wikipedia article does not reflect reality, the go right ahead and fix it. But if you feel irritated or insulted by the state of reality then directing that dissatisfaction towards Wikimedia may perhaps not be constructive as they are not responsible for that. You may want to suggest that next time they instead pose the question as "Which country or region do you live in?" and that they add Taiwan as an option. --Bensin (talk) 15:51, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
Not exactly, the first sentence in English Wikipedia's article about Taiwan doesn't cross out Taiwan being a country, which is by itself included in the definition of "entity" -- actually the sentence is referred to BBC's page "Taiwan country profile". It's clearer that in Chinese wikipedia where Taiwan (ROC) is introduced as "a democratic republic located in East Asia". Bellenion (talk) 08:35, 31 March 2018 (UTC)