[Foundation-l] Attribution survey, first results

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Wed Mar 4 18:00:55 UTC 2009

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 12:57 PM, Marco Chiesa <chiesa.marco at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 6:50 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> > And yes, 80% of people ranked one of 4 options which I consider
> > unacceptable
> > first.  But then, 67% of people would have done so even if everyone chose
> > their answers randomly.
> Now, how many of the 20% who wants their name cited would have given the
> same response to something like: "Would you be happy to piss everyone off
> if
> your name does not appear in a list of about 100 authors of a Wikipedia
> article cited by Xyz?"

Not clear.  That question wasn't asked.

In fact, it's not clear that only 20% want their name cited.  If you ranked
"full list of authors must always be copied" second, does that mean that you
expect all authors to be listed, but just that you expect something else
more, or does it mean that you don't expect all authors to be listed at
all?  It's not clear.  The survey methodology was horrible.

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