Thanks for sharing the update, Seddon. It indeed contains a wealth of information on readers from Japan.
Could you please expand on this: > We found a more urgent, direct translation was perceived as better than a > more natural translation. I have just skimmed it, so I might have missed something, but the PDF you linked <https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/foundation/e/ef/Report.WikimediaJapan.f.071916.pdf> (Page 8, "Executive Summary: Banners, Emails, and Images") gives this analysis: > On explicit measures of which banner they find most visually > appealing and which they prefer overall, readers say they prefer > Banner B (the more polite language) over Banner A. Banner A is > viewed as too blunt and direct. It sounds like at least there is one factor against using banners with a direct translation. Best, Yusuke _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>