How is administrator attrition being addressed?

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I think a quick survey of formerly active English Wikipedia administrators, to find out why they left, is the first step to determining what is going wrong and how it can be addresssed.

71.198.176.2201:06, 17 May 2010

I think this is an excellent idea.

Hey Foundation! Can you all make something like that happen?

Noraft03:06, 17 May 2010

I agree!

Randomran03:57, 17 May 2010

I think the survey need to make the distinction between active as an admin and active as an editor.

Behind this there is the question of whatever adminship is full time job or an additional set of tools.

KrebMarkt09:24, 17 May 2010
 
 

I think this would be good as well. We got some of this data on the Former Contributors Survey Results, but this was not focused entirely on admins.

I'd encourage people who are interested to organize such an effort, perhaps basing it on the other survey. It doesn't have to come from the Foundation.

Eekim16:39, 18 May 2010

We can definitely draft up a survey, and use the old one as a template so that it's easy to compare numbers. But actually contacting the users and compiling the data, we'd need a little bit of help.

Randomran18:35, 18 May 2010

I'm sure we can arrange that.

Eekim19:08, 18 May 2010

A draft (in-development) is up at Task force/Community Health/Former administrators survey and a discussion is started on its talk page as well.

Noraft14:51, 20 May 2010