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"In my opinion, Wikisource should include"[edit]

As of now, the question "In my opinion, Wikisource should include" has this two options:

  • any kind of free text (PD, CC-BY, CC-BY-SA, CC0, etc.)
  • scan-backed texts only

I don't get the sense of this, since this sounds to me like it should be:

  • "any kind of free text (PD, CC-BY, CC-BY-SA, CC0, etc.)" vs for example "only PD texts"
  • "scan-backed texts only" or "scan-backed and non-scan-backed texts"

May you clarify? -- CristianCantoro (talk) 14:47, 19 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It probably means "any kind of text with acceptable license" vs. "only texts with suitable license + scan for proofreading". --Nemo 14:51, 19 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Well, it probably not clear enough.
The goal of the question is to know if the User would like Wikisource to include all kinds of texts with suitable licens, even without scans. For example, open access literature is often in CC-BY license but it is already digital. Some Wikisources would not be really happy about a massive import of those texts. The question is so aimed to the the "digital VS paper" topic, instead of different licenses. --Aubrey (talk) 10:50, 20 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
AdamBMorgan changed like this:
  • copied and pasted texts (ie. without scans)
  • manually transcribed text from offline books (ie. without scans)
  • born digital texts (ie. not physically printed)
  • texts backed by page scans
Do you think it's clearer? My aim was to understand if people want also things like w:Open Access scientific articles, laws, w:grey literature, every document which is legal to publish on Wikisource. --Aubrey (talk) 08:36, 27 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What is your opinion about customizing the Visual Editor for Wikisource once the bugs have been removed?[edit]

This sounds too generic to me. Probably some suggestions (more than one, to rank them more effectively) will be useful. -- CristianCantoro (talk) 14:48, 19 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well, it is too generic. Do you have some suggestions? What I can think of is Ability of copy and paste formatted text and Integration of the VE within the Page: namespace. --Aubrey (talk) 10:52, 20 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What do you think are the core priorities for the Wikisource community?[edit]

This question should clarify if in the rank should ex aequo are possible or not? Since there are 6 options (7, with "Other") and only 5 votes this is important. -- CristianCantoro (talk) 14:51, 19 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I deleted my previous answer. Ex aequo are allowed, if we think that 10 votes is better we can change. I just wanted to have an idea of what people think as important. Maybe, for the sake of clarity, 10 is better, as we will force people to choose and make a hierarchy. --Aubrey (talk) 10:53, 20 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What does ex aequo mean? Samwilson (talk) 22:57, 27 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks Zyephyrus for editing my question to add the Wiktionary link (and rather making me sound a bit confused! but no matter). I guess what I was getting at was that the phrase "there are no ex aequo" may not be clear to everyone answering the question, and the introductory text could perhaps be changed to read something like "please select a priority from 1 (lowest priority) to 10 (highest priority) with no two with the same number"? Samwilson (talk) 02:55, 30 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh sorry Samwilson, I had put it in the wrong place. Being surprised to have read in the Wiktionary that ex aequo is a French word (for us it is Latin), I mistook the place to write it and linked your words instead of creating a new link. Do excuse me!--Zyephyrus (talk) 19:11, 30 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks guys. It will be probably wiorth saying that after trying to implement the survey in Qualtrics, I now udenrstand that these little explanations about which answers are allowed would not be written in the final survey. It was more an indication, for us designing the survey, to know which answers do we want to allow (one choice, multiple choices, forced choce, etc.). I mean, you can ask a question in many different ways, and it's all part of the design of the survey. I will (soon enough, I hope) make you check the final survey, and you tell me if it's ok. --Aubrey (talk) 10:19, 30 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"main language wikisource"[edit]

There can be more than one main language wikisource. For me it's English and Hebrew. It can be multi-choice. --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 19:37, 21 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

There is always one main project were you’re more active (for instance, on your user page, you provide only one link the the english wikisource ;) I’m active on the french and the breton wikisource but french is my « home wikisource ») but multi-choice is indeed a very good idea.
Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 10:20, 24 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I added a (s) in the answer, and will try to make it multichoice within Qualtrics. --Aubrey (talk) 08:34, 25 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, Could someone tell me when the final version will be ready so I can translate it in french. Cdlt, VIGNERON (talk) 11:00, 24 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I will, VIGNERON. I still need to test the software, before. Obviously, you can start translating right now: I think it is fairly complete, and you can alway check the History for the small changes. --Aubrey (talk) 08:36, 25 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Biggest obstacles[edit]

I have added an additional question, "What do you think are the biggest obstacles for the Wikisource community?", to compliment the priorities and other, similar questions. I think this could help show areas in need of future development. I have filled it with some comments I've heard in the past (many of which are not things I personally see as problems, but that's not the point). If this is not appropriate, please just remove the question from the list. - AdamBMorgan (talk) 16:30, 26 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi AdamBMorgan, thanks for your question, I think it's great and redundancy od questions can enlight some obscure areas or thoughts we are not aware of (also, it can fix the lack of clarity of previous questions). Could you ask you en.source community to watch this survey and contribute? I would very much like their support/help, as you are all native speaker, and as en.source community is probably the bigger one. We are running out of time, and I would like this poll out in a week. --Aubrey (talk) 08:22, 27 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]