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Task force/Enhance community health and culture task force
- Higher turnover rates among editors suggest that contributors may face burn-out or editing fatigue.
- New editors are being reverted at higher rates, potentially indicating community norms that are less welcoming and open to differences or learning than before.
- Many people also believe that policy proliferation is a major driver of the decline in contributors.
The goal of this task force is to identify causes of the decline in the community's health, to identify the impact of the proliferation of policies, and to identify solutions to these issues.
Questions The task force should develop answers to these questions to help guide their work:
- What key measures of community health exist and how have these measures changed over time?
- What are the causes in the apparent decline in community?
- How can these causes of the decline in community health be addressed? (i.e. cultural norms, technology solutions, communications)
- Are some projects more burdened with policies than others? If so, why and what has been the impact?
- Which policies have the most direct impact, both positive and negative, on contribution?
- Which policies are necessary for the functioning of the Wikimedia community? Which can be eliminated?
- What 2-4 strategic opportunities for investment in improving community health would have the most positive impact on the attraction and retention of contributors?
- Who is needed to support this strategy (e.g., Wikimedia Foundation, chapters, individual volunteers, external partners), and what do they need to do?
- Links for stuff to read:
- User:FloNight/Notes, link to notes about CH task force studies.