I owe a big "thank you" to everybody who has helped answer my questions.
So far over 50 people across six Wikipedia communities have contributed
to their community's answers and I am grateful for their help. However,
for the study to be comprehensive I need more people to get involved.
Some communities also seem to need more time to discuss and work out the
Therefore I have extended the deadline for participation until May 13th.
I have used mailing lists and village pumps to spread the announcement
about my research questions, but every community has their own channels
for the distribution of information. So, I ask you to help get more
people involved to make sure the results accurately represent your
When phrasing the answers, please approach it as if you were writing a
Wikipedia article: try to work on joint answers that your community can
agree on. The answers don't need to be neutral in an NPOV kind of way,
but please try to give a comprehensive picture of the processes and
ideals of your community.