[MediaWiki-l] MediaWiki Usage Report 2015
Mark A. Hershberger
mah at nichework.com
Mon Dec 14 20:35:06 UTC 2015
The MediaWiki Stakeholders User Group wants to improve MediaWiki and
advocates the needs of MediaWiki users outside Wikimedia
But who is using MediaWiki? In an effort to answer this question the
MediaWiki Stakeholders’ Group organized a survey during the summer of
2015 and asked people using MediaWiki to respond. The result is a
sampling of over 100 responses from people using MediaWiki around the
world. The results were interesting. Folks from all sorts of communities
and industries use MediaWiki - from organizations like NASA, The UK LGBT
Archive, Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and more.
Combined with some statistics we were able to obtain with help from
individuals at the WMF, and the results of the survey we have completed
our MediaWiki Usage Report for 2015. This report provides insight into
the various ways MediaWiki is being used - How people upgrade, what
extensions are their "must have's", what they enjoy about the software,
their concerns, and more. We encourage those using MediaWiki to have a
look and provide any feedback or thoughts.
If you'd like to know more about the MediaWiki Stakeholders Group, or
to get involved, join us for one of our regular hangouts or leave a note
on our talk page.
Combined with existing collaboration around request features and
responses from one particular survey question, "What would you like to
see most improved in MediaWiki the software?" we created a prioritized
'wishlist' of MediaWiki features. Our next project is figuring out how
to implement these requests.
* A raw download of the survey results (anonymized of course) can be
found on MediaWiki.org.
* If you were at our session at Wikimania 2015, this might sound
familiar. There we shared preliminary results from the survey while we
were still collecting responses.
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