Wed 22nd February 2012, 8:26pm
QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Wed 22nd February 2012, 11:19am)
Did you intentionally try to mislead people with your email into thinking it was a WMF sanctioned survey?
Was Walling cooperating with you prior to throwing you under the bus at wp:an?
Did you just ignore all the WMF foundation people after talking to them and run the survey your own way.
(sorry, i just don't have the patience to read through all the wikipedia bullshit and really do want to hear your side)
No, the email I sent is below; in particular, "The direct administration of this survey is being performed by a Community Health Task Force volunteer who wishes to remain anonymous at this time."
I thought Walling was cooperating because of the Office Hour transcript also below, and I thought Philippe was on board with it per http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?titl...7&oldid=3422334
The Foundation approved the survey back in September 2010 per http://strategy.wikimedia.org/wiki/Thread:...te%3F/reply_(3)
i.e. "The plan is still to do this...."
Dear Wikipedia Administrator:
Please respond to this survey: [url]
A few years ago, the Wikimedia Strategic Planning Task Force on Community Health noted the troubling decline in administrator participation in the English Wikipedia and resolved to survey inactive administrators to identify the reasons that admins leave the project, in hopes that would help improve the associated issues. By mid-2010 a survey was drafted but resourcing and other issues prevented action until recently when a statistical analysis revealed a 96% chance that administrator inactivity is causing the decline in active English Wikipedia editors as a whole. Therefore, this survey is being distributed to you so that the reasons for administrator attrition can be better understood and acted on. Individual responses will be kept anonymous, but aggregate summaries will be published as soon as they are available. The goal of this research is to get broad, qualitative information about why administrators have stopped contributing, in hopes that we can use it to revitalize both the administrator and editor community.
If you have questions, please reply by email to [email] or the Wikimedia Foundation Community editor retention point of contact for this survey, Steven Walling: [email]. The direct administration of this survey is being performed by a Community Health Task Force volunteer who wishes to remain anonymous at this time.
Thank you very much for your service to the community and your help with this survey response.
Here is the Office Hour transcript excerpts in question from http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/IRC_office_...ours_2012-02-10
[09:41am] jsalsman okay, well I guess the first thing I need is to know who in Zack's department will be point of contact for editor recruitment efforts
[09:41am] Philippe jsalsman: that hasn't changed.
[09:41am] jsalsman who then?
[09:41am] StevenW jsalsman: you can talk to me and Maryana
[09:41am] jsalsman okay
[09:59am] jsalsman StevenW: I'm going to go ahead with the three-year old inactive admins survey and send you access to the results spreadsheet