Hi Michal,

Thanks for that info. Can you share a copy of the survey itself? It might
be interesting to run a similar survey on other language Wikipedias.

Thanks,
Pine
On Oct 11, 2015 5:59 AM, "Michal Lester" <mles...@wikimedia.org.il> wrote:

> We are pleased to share with you the initial results of the HEWP editors
> survey:
>
>
> Wikimedia Israel conducted an editors’ survey in August among HEWP editors.
> The questionnaire was based on the WMNL survey in order to to enable
> international learning  in the future.
>
> The survey had two target audiences: active editors (with voting rights
> [1])
> and contributors. The questionnaire was the same but distributed
> differently. Active editors got an invitation to participate on their talk
> page, while contributors were invited through a “Sitenotice”. Some 151
> active editors and 171 contributors participated.
>
> *Gender*: Almost 20% of the respondents were women.
>
> Among the active editors, only 10% were women whereas 29% of the
> contributors were women. The explanations (open answers) for limited
> diversity among the editors ranged from a negative work atmosphere to a
> conservative point of view about gender roles.
>
> Editors in general did not find the low participation of women negatively
> affects the coverage of topics in Wikipedia. Answering a question about how
> to increase the participation of women, respondents offered workshops,
> encouraging high school students to participate, expanding the wiki-women
> group and providing general support.
>
> *New editors*: A large majority of editors acknowledged that new editors
> wanted to contribute to HEWP. They recognized the importance of a
> continuous arrival of new editors and felt that new editors were welcome.
>
> *Work Atmosphere*: 34% of the respondents reported that they were satisfied
> with the work atmosphere on the Hebrew Wikipedia. Only 5.5% of the editors
> were not satisfied with it at all. However, 46% noted that there was a
> large number of conflicts. Active editors (66%) reported such conflicts
> more than contributors (29%). Almost 46% of the active editors stated that
> they felt like they were in a conflict in the past six months, while only
> 29% of contributors expressed the same. 61% of the editors indicated that
> conflicts were either mostly or sometimes resolved in a good way.
>
> Ideology, worldviews and egos were considered to play a major role in the
> development of conflicts. Contributors also mentioned lack of patience from
> the active editors.
>
> *Wikimedia Israel*: 60% of the respondents are familiar with Wikimedia
> Israel. As expected active editors are more acquainted with WMIL than
> contributors. Among them, 78% agree with the statement that WMIL provides
> practical support to editors.
>
> The survey provides important information for the HEWP editors’ community
> and for Wikimedia Israel.
> Wikimedia Israel will learn the data and use it to develop better support
> for editors, contributors and newbies.
>
> [1] The Hebrew Wikipedia has adopted a policy of deletion upon a 55%
> majority, with no minimum number of votes. In these votes, only registered
> users with one month seniority and at least 100 edits in the article,
> image, category or template namespaces in the past 90 days can vote.
>
>
> Michal Lester
>
> Executive Director
>
> Wikimedia Israel
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