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> wrote: > 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? > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>