What would your intended use of the results of such a survey be? How do you
think the community, or any group of people, should interpret, value and
react to the results?
On Mon, Feb 13, 2017 at 7:59 PM, Bill Takatoshi <billtakato...@gmail.com>
> When a contentious question about the community's opinion is
> preventing consideration of one or more proposals, what is the best
> way forward, in general?
> I am considering commissioning a survey of community opinion from a
> neutral and respected third party who has published a well-received
> survey of English wikipedians a few years ago.
> The Foundation is not willing to help, in part because, "Reaching
> consensus on what wording to use, the quality of the results, and how
> to interpret the results will be very challenging and take significant
> amount of time." I would argue that not doing such a survey, or
> relying on opt-in methods like RFCs, are both worse than obtaining a
> respected third party to perform a straw poll of recent editors with
> an established history of contributions composed of a few unambiguous
> opinion questions.
> If I did this, would anyone object to a gofundme intended to recover
> the cost of commissioning the survey on a voluntary basis?
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