Thank you! Hopefully there will be a good range of viewpoints!

I look forward to reading a summary of the feedback!

Fae

On 16 June 2016 at 11:25, Alice Wiegand <awieg...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Update: The survey is still open!
> In order to hear from more people, the search team decided to hold the ED
> search survey [1] open until Friday, June 17. If you haven’t already,
> please take a few minutes to fill it out before then.
>
> Thank you for your participation!
>
> [1] - ED Search Survey:
> https://wikimedia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5hVS2mJTcJNCxBX
>
> Alice.
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 12:58 AM, Nikola Kalchev <nikola.kalc...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> As a patroller on my homewiki I can say that 15 of the 50 most active
>> editors according to stats.wikimedia.org would be capable of answering the
>> questions in one of the ten languages. Those are the people who translate
>> articles from the ten languages of the survey (13 from English, 2 from
>> Russian). Ask a few more patrollers from other communities, multiply by the
>> number of very active editors on those wikis and divide by the number of
>> asked patrollers :). It is not impossible to get a rough estimate.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> User:Lord Bumbury / Nikola Kalchev
>> Wikimedians of Bulgaria, a Wikimedia CEE Spring international organiser
>>
>> On Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 11:45 PM, Dariusz Jemielniak <dar...@alk.edu.pl>
>> wrote:
>>
>> >
>> >
>> > On Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 5:07 PM, Nikola Kalchev <nikola.kalc...@gmail.com
>> >
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> >> Dariusz, thank you for your clarification. I understand that
>> translations
>> >> take time.
>> >>
>> >> Would you please elaborate on the assumption that the most important
>> >> principle of the ED search committee was speed and not, e.g.
>> participation
>> >> of a larger part of the community? What would the bad effects of a 2
>> months
>> >> longer search on the WMF be?
>> >>
>> >
>> > The assumption is that any organization under an interim leader is
>> > basically frozen. An interim leader is unlikely to make any change. Also,
>> > one of the gripes of the past was a long (way over a year) process of ED
>> > searching. The ED search team wants to avoid repeating this.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >>
>> >> I fear that user groups will be underrepresented again (another notable
>> >> example is the number of representatives at the WMCON with chapters
>> having
>> >> up to four participants and user groups exactly one). There are 59 user
>> >> groups and (as well as I could count) only 10 of them will be able to
>> >> participate at the survey in their own language. Why was the opinion of
>> 49
>> >> user groups considered less worth that a delay of two months?
>> >>
>> >
>> > I think the main assumption may have been that there will be decreasing
>> > differences - that is, the differences between the views expressed in the
>> > 10 major languages will not be big in general. Of course, we will see
>> > whether there are significant differences within these 10.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Sun, Jun 5, 2016 at 5:16 PM, Yaroslav M. Blanter <pute...@mccme.ru>
>> >  wrote:
>> >
>> >> Whereas I fully understand and partially share the sentiment, may I
>> >> please repeat the question I asked on this list in relation to a similar
>> >> topic some time ago. Could we estimate a number of active community
>> members
>> >> (whom we would reasonably expect to participate in the survey) who do
>> not
>> >> speak any of the languages to which the survey was translated, to the
>> point
>> >> that their ability to fill in the survey would depend on the others? If
>> >> this is a considerable number, or if it is less significant but
>> >> considerably compromises on the representation, which languages do these
>> >> community members speak?
>> >>
>> >>
>> > Yaroslav's question is a good one - I don't know from the top of my head
>> > how to estimate this easily. However, let me repeat: we are asking
>> general
>> > questions, and the results are not binding. It is not an issue of
>> > representation. I doubt if there will be huge cultural differences to the
>> > extent that the questionnaire would bring different results if 10 more
>> > languages were added, mainly because I think that wiki-world is quite
>> > hermetic and has a culture of its own.
>> >
>> >
>> > cheers,
>> >
>> > dj
>> >
>> >
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