The questionnaire for the November 2011 Editor Survey - the second
semi-annual Editor Survey conducted by the Wikimedia Foundation, is now
ready. This edition of the survey will serve as a longitudinal study, and
will help us understand the changes in editor demographics, needs and
We are hoping to offer the survey in 19
languages: Arabic, Catalan, Danish, German, English, Spanish,
Finnish, French, Hebrew, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch,
Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese Traditional and Chinese Simplified.
Since we have limited resources to program the survey in multiple
languages, we used the data from the previous survey to arrive at this
list. Please help us by translating the survey to all these languages! The
meta page is located at:
In addition, the Survey Banner remains unchanged from the previous
iteration of the survey, except for the addition of the word "Second". The
meta page, with the last survey's translations in place, can be found at:
Of course, for the banner, we welcome translations in all languages.
We are aiming to launch the survey by the third week of November, so it
would be great if it were possible to have translations completed by the
hard deadline of Monday, November 14.
Thanks a lot for your help. In case there are any questions/concerns,
please contact me.
Data Analyst, Global Development
PS: To learn more about the survey, and the choice of languages, read the
as last month, translations are wanted for the new edition of the
monthly "Wikimedia Highlights", consisting of
the most relevant information from the Foundation's general and
technical monthly reports for October, with a short selection of other
important news from the Wikimedia movement. Please consider helping
non-English-language Wikimedia communities to stay updated on the most
important WMF activities, MediaWiki development work and other
international news from the past month, by providing a translation at
With the help of Siebrand, we are trying out the new Translation
extension on Meta for this issue; see
instructions. Per last month's discussion on this list, I am not going
to attempt to list priority languages - all translations are welcome!
- , but for example a translation into Arabic would be especially
useful this month, because a significant part is about activities
related to the Arabic Wikipedia.
For Arabic, Danish, French, German, Italian and Japanese, it will be
useful to compare the translations done last month
), as the "Data and Trends" and "Financials" sections contain a lot of
As last month, it is planned to announce the translations (i.e. those
which have been completed at that point) on the general Wikimedia
announcements list Wikimediaannounce-l, on Wednesday November 16.
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