Article Creation Workflow/Survey of New Page Patrollers

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Note: This is a draft of a survey for new page patrollers. Please provide comments.

NPP poll[edit]

Wikimedia is developing tools that will make it much easier for you to patrol new pages. To complete these tools, we now need to know about your background, your work on Wikipedia, and your experience as a New Page Patroller. Please take a moment to complete this survey, it will only take you nine (9) minutes. The poll is completely anonymous and cannot be used to identify you, your honest and thoughtful answers will be greatly appreciated.

  • 'Write- in boxes' (text fields) will be edited, summarised and grouped.

About you[edit]

Gender:
Check one (radio button)
  • Male
  • Female
  • Prefer not to say
How old are you?

Enter your year of birth: (textbox, numeral) (Developer note: regex will be able to parse this for any data we need).


When did you first start editing Wikipedia? (Either logged in or as an IP editor)
- select from a dropdown menu of:
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
What is the highest level of education you have completed?
Check one (radio button)
  • Primary education (elementary, primary, middle school or junior high school, etc.)
  • Secondary education (high school, A-levels, apprenticeship, etc.)
  • Tertiary education undergraduate (diploma, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree)
  • Graduate education (master’s)
  • Graduate education (doctorate)
For time zones, what is your nearest general location?
Dropdown menu
From which geographical do you do your editing (this question will be used to establish general time zone for better understanding of new page patrol coverage over a 24 hour period)
  • Africa
  • Australia/New Zealand
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • North America
  • South America
What days do you typically edit Wikipedia regularly?
Select one radio button (frequency)
  • Sunday
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
What times typically edit Wikipedia?
Select one radio button for each time. These are local times in your country.
  • 00:00 - 06:00 (Midnight - 6 am)
  • 06:00 - 12:00 (6 am - 12 noon)
  • 12:00 - 16:00 (12 noon - 6 pm)
  • 16:00 - 20:00 (4 pm - 8 pm
  • 20:00 - 24:00 (8 pm - Midnight)

What do you do on Wikipedia?[edit]

On average, how many hours per day do you spend reading and/or editing Wikipedia?
Select from a dropdown menu of:
  • 10 or more
  • 8-9 hours
  • 6-7 hours
  • 4-5 hours
  • 2-3 hours
  • About an hour
  • Less than an hour
What is your approximate edit count now?
(select from a dropdown menu of:
  • 0 - 100
  • 101 - 500
  • 501 - 1000
  • 1001 - 2000
  • 2,001 - 5,000
  • 5,001 - 10,000
  • 10,001 - 30,000
  • Over 30,000
What user rights/status do you have on the English Wikipedia?
Check all that apply:
(check boxes)
  • Autopatrolled
  • Reviewer
  • Rollbacker
  • File mover
  • Account creator
  • Check user
  • Oversighter
  • Arbcom
  • Admin
  • Bureaucrat
  • Steward
  • WMF fellowship
  • WMF staff

Other Activities on Wikipedia[edit]

How often do you do the following items on the English Wikipedia?
Select one
(radio buttons)
  • Add or edit content ....never...sometimes...frequently...very often
  • Create new articles ....never...sometimes...frequently...very often
  • Patrol new pages ....never...sometimes...frequently...very often
  • Vandalism patrol ....never...sometimes...frequently...very often
  • Administrator tasks (admins only) ....never...sometimes...frequently...very often
  • Software/Bot development ....never...sometimes...frequently...very often
(Developer note: If the respondent clicks 'never' at 'Patrol new pages', close the survey.
Have you ever reviewed articles at DYK, GA, FA, or AfC?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you participated in any of these discussions?'’’
Check all that apply
(check boxes)
  • Requests for Comment on policy related matters
  • Village Pump technical matters
  • Discussions about CSD, PROD, AfD
  • Discussions about other policy related matters
Have you ever posted on any of these noticeboards?
Check all that apply
(check boxes)
  • Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents (WP:AN/I)
  • Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations (WP:SPI)
  • Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism (WP:AIV)
  • Wikipedia:Copyright problems (WP:CP)
Do you use any of these tools?
Check all that apply
(check boxes).......Yes but not on New Pages. I use this on NewPages. No I don't use this. I don't know what this is
  • Twinkle.................Yes but not on New Pages. I use this on NewPages. No I don't use this. I don't know what this is
  • Huggle..................Yes but not on New Pages. I use this on NewPages. No I don't use this. I don't know what this is
  • Igloo.....................Yes but not on New Pages. I use this on NewPages. No I don't use this. I don't know what this is
  • AWB....................Yes but not on New Pages. I use this on NewPages. No I don't use this. I don't know what this is
  • HotCat.................Yes but not on New Pages. I use this on NewPages. No I don't use this I don't know what this is
Are you a member of any Wikipedia projects?
  • Yes
  • No
If 'Yes', which ones? (free text)

New page patrol background[edit]

How did you first learn about New Page Patrol?:
Select one
  • I saw a new page patroller userbox on an editor's user page
  • I saw a 'This user patrols new pages using Twinkle' on an editor's user page
  • A Wikipedia editor suggested it to me
  • I saw it somewhere else on Wikipedia
  • Don't know/Can't remember
  • Other (fill in)
Why do you patrol new pages?
Check all that apply
(check boxes)
  • I think it's important to watch over the quality of new pages
  • I want to keep vandalism and bad-faith pages out of Wikipedia
  • I think more pages should be kept
  • I think more pages should be deleted
  • It makes me feel I'm doing something important for Wikipedia
  • It's too hard to become a moderator on most Internet forums, but on Wikipedia anyone can do it
  • New page patrol provides experience that may be valuable further down the road.
  • I'm an experienced editor or admin and I do this as part of my many Wikipedia activities.
  • Other (fill in)
How many hours 'per week' on average do you spend patrolling new pages?
select from a dropdown menu of:
  • Less than one hour
  • 1 hour
  • 2 hours
  • 3 hours
  • 4 hours
  • 5 – 10 hours
  • 11 – 15 hours
  • 16 – 20 hours
  • Over 20 hours
How much time on average do you take to patrol one new page?
(select from a dropdown menu of:
  • 0.25 (15 seconds)
  • 0.5 (30 seconds)
  • 0.75 (45 seconds)
  • 1.0 (1 minute)
  • 2.0 (2 minutes)
  • 3.0 (3 minutes)
  • More than 3 minutes
What do you think is the most challenging or difficult aspect of patrolling new pages?
(text field, max 500 characters)
Which of the following have you read prior to beginning this survey?
Check all that apply
(check boxes)
  • WP:CSD
  • WP:DELETION
  • WP:NPP
  • WP:NOTABILITY
  • WP:Reliable sources
  • WP:CATEGORY
  • WP:STUBSORT
  • None of the above
When patrolling new pages are you most active at:
  • (select from a dropdown menu of:
  • The front of the queue - looking at the newest articles as they come in.
  • The back of the queue - looking at the oldest new articles not yet patrolled.
  • Cat speedy - looking at the articles tagged for speedy deletion
  • Elsewhere
  • I'm not active at newpage patrol
When patrolling new pages, do you 'generally':
(select all that apply)
(radio button)
  • Mark suitable pages as patrolled
  • Tag articles for speedy deletion
  • Tag articles for improvement
  • Fix typos
  • Add links and Wikify
  • Categorise articles
  • also do other things on Wikipedia
  • Also do other things such as watching TV
Are you registered as a participant of the WP:NPP?
(radio button)
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have a New Page Patroller userbox on your user page?
(radio button)
  • Yes
  • No

New Page Patrol Workflow[edit]

When you come across well written referenced articles at New Page patrol do you:
  • Mark them as Patrolled and move on to the next new page.
  • Mark them as patrolled and welcome the author if they are a newbie
  • Nothing, and move on to the next new page
When you come across a new article that could meet the DYK criteria to be one of the "Did you knows" on the mainpage, do you:
  • Usually nominate such articles for DYK
  • sometimes nominate such articles for DYK
  • never nominate such articles for DYK
  • I never find new articles that are good enough for DYK
  • I didn't know you could nominate an article for DYK if someone else had written it.
  • I don't know, or I am not sure what DYK is.
Have you ever been warned for:
Check all that apply
(check boxes)
  • Edit warring
  • Vandalism
  • Creating inappropriate pages (attack, hoax, nonsense, spam, etc)
  • Using wrong CSD template criteria
  • Tagging pages too quickly
Have you ever had a CSD declined?:
Check one (radio button)
  • No
  • Once
  • Twice
  • Several times
Have you ever been blocked?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever corrected a CSD tag on a new article by replacing it with a more appropriate tag?
Check one
(radio button)
  • Yes
  • No
Have you ever declined (removed) a CSD tag placed by another patroller or editor?
Check one
(radio button)
  • Yes
  • No
If you correct or remove a CSD tag do you tell the patroller or editor of an incorrect CSD tag or wrong criterion?
Check one
(radio button)
  • Yes usually
  • Yes sometimes
  • No
If 'Yes', how did you do it?
Check one
(radio button)
  • Twinkle user warning message
  • Custom message I wrote myself
  • Both
Have you ever warned another user for vandalism and/or creating inappropriate pages?
Check one
(radio button)
  • No
  • Occasionally
  • Frequently
  • Often
If 'Yes', how did you do it?
Check one
(radio button)
  • Twinkle user warning message
  • Custom message I wrote myself
  • Both

Improving the Process[edit]

What do you think of the following possible changes to the Newpage patrol process:
  • Tag articles that are in the process of being patrolled______________Yes [ ] No [ ] Maybe [ ]
  • Add an extra colour for "articles currently tagged for deletion"______________Yes [ ] No [ ] Maybe [ ]
  • Add a red colour for "probable badfaith articles" (article contains high risk words or the creator has
  • previously been warned for creating hoaxes, vandalism or attack pages ________Yes [ ] No [ ] Maybe [ ]
  • Add a "Goodfaith but maybe needs attention" option so the front of the queue patrollers can focus on looking for vandalism and attack pages.________Yes [ ] No [ ] Maybe [ ]
Do you think New Page Patroller should be a user right?
  • Yes
  • No
(developed note: if 'no' skip the next questions)
  • By what process do you think should New Page Patrollers be selected?
Check all that apply
(selection box)
  • Nominated by an admin
  • Per Wikipedia:Requests for permissions (WP:PERM)
  • Automatically for all users who meet a certain set of criteria.
  • What do you think should be the criteria for becoming a New Page patroller?
(text field, max 250 characters)\

Summary[edit]

Additional information:
  • What would you like to see changed?
(text field, max 500 characters)
We are looking for New Page Patrollers who are available for a follow-up call/Skype/IRC session to discuss new page patrol in greater detail. If you’re interested, please enter your username or email and we’ll follow up with you:

Additional feedback[edit]

Although this survey is entirely anonymous, based on your responses,we might like to ask you further questions or discuss New Page Patrolling with you in greater depth. If you would like to take part in this, please enter your Wikipedia user name: (text box) (developer note: make this a link to en.Wiki user talk page)

Many thanks[edit]

Thank you for completing this essential survey. You can now click 'Preview' and review and edit your answers. Remember that accuracy is important and nobody knows who you are. When you are satisfied with your answers, please click 'Save survey'.


Deleted Questions[edit]

When did you first edit as a registered user on Wikipedia? (You can look this up at Edit Counter)
(select from a dropdown menu of months)
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
(select from a dropdown menu of years 2001 through 2011)
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2010
  • 2011
Do you use any JavaScript (js) tools in your monobook.js/vector.js skin
Check one
(radio button)
  • Yes
  • No
  • I don't know what this is.

:Do you really like patrolling new pages?

(radio button)
  • Yes
  • No
Where do you mainly edit Wikipedia?
Select one radio button
  • At home
  • At work
  • At school or college (students)
  • At home and at work
  • At home and school or college (students)