Dear Wikipedia contributors,

In the past few weeks, I have reached out to this community on numerous occasions, requesting help with my undergraduate honors thesis, which examines Wikipedians’ motivations to contribute. For anyone who would like more information about this project, a detailed description can be found here: 

In my last email, I mentioned that I hoped to attain a sample size of at least 100 Wikipedians, but had only received 52 responses. I am ecstatic to report that I now have 82 responses – just 18 responses short of the targeted sample size. If you have not taken the questionnaire, please consider donating approximately five minutes of your time to complete it. 

I am so grateful for the Wikipedia community’s support in this project and will make a final draft of the paper available to the community. 

If you have any questions or concerns about this study, please contact Audrey Abeyta at

Thank you in advance for your participation! 


UC Santa Barbara | Department of Communication