Foundation wiki feedback/Archive/2015

Je suis Charlie

I suggest to post a global MediaWiki:sitenotice like b:de:MediaWiki:sitenotice. WMF should publish a comment to defend the freedom of word. Thank you! -- Juetho (talk) 07:16, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Template:!

Unused and can be deleted.--GZWDer (talk) 05:44, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Seconding this. This is now a parser function added directly by the MediaWiki software, and the template version no longer does anything. You can verify this using wmf:Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:!. — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:57, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Estoy viendo un error de tipeo, aquí :

MediaWiki es una plataformaa wiki liberada bajo la licencia GPL. El software MediaWiki es usado por todos los proyectos Wikimedia y muchos otros sitios.

"plataformaa" debe escribirse "plataforma". —The preceding unsigned comment was added by AnselmiJuan (talk) 12:49, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Gracias. Lo corregí Killiondude (talk) 00:27, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Press room

Is it December 2015 already? Shii (talk) 04:46, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Fixed --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:39, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

Some typos:

  • Netha Hussain: "lectures and and checking" -> "lectures and checking"
  • Ram Prasad Joshi: "the an image" -> "an image"

--Nux (talk) 00:53, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi i was wondering who can edit this page?

Thank you. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:17, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

You can talk to them here on Meta-Wiki, see User talk:Jalexander-WMF. --Az1568 (talk) 09:44, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Meetings

It appears there might have been a board meeting on Jan 14 2014, but it's not listed. Was there a meeting? Are there minutes? Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 14:14, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Datta is listed ending December 2014, needs update. /Hangsna (talk) 11:37, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Meetings

| November 21 || [[Minutes/2014-11-21|Minutes]] || Scheduled Quarterly meeting || San Francisco should probably read | November 21 || [[Minutes/2014-11-21|Minutes]] || Scheduled Q2 meeting || San Francisco for consistency. Martijn Hoekstra (talk) 12:51, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done See diff --Az1568 (talk) 09:41, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Local chapters

Wikimedia Canada just changed its legal name, address, and website. Please update the address to:

Wikimedia Canada
67 Westhampton Dr
Thornhill ON  L4J 7H5

and change our description to:

  Canada: Wikimedia Canada

Wikimedia Canada (Wikimédia Canada in French) is the Canadian Wikimedia chapter. It was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation in November 2010 and formally recognized by the Foundation in May 2011.

Thanks. --Arctic.gnome (talk) 16:39, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done, see wmf:Special:Diff/101083 and wmf:Special:101084. -Pete F (talk) 21:26, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

In the structure section it is said: «Since 2008, the Board has seats for ten Trustees:

  • one founder's seat (reserved for Jimmy Wales);
  • two seats selected by the Wikimedia chapters;
  • three seats elected directly by the Wikimedia community; and
  • four seats appointed by the rest of the Board for specific expertise»

It should be added to "two seats selected by the Wikimedia chapters;" also that since 2014 also Thematic Organisations participate in the process. --CristianCantoro (talk) 14:02, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

  Done Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 15:59, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Terms of Use/bg

The text in this page is outdated (in fact this is Terms of Use 2012-2014) and needs to be updated, please transfer here the translated Terms of use (2014) ----Ket (talk) 09:06, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:17, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Contact us

Dr. Fred Brenning Craddock distinguished preacher and teacher, died on March 6, 2015. The Wikipedia information, in several places, spelled his middle name as Benning. He was named after his father and when he was growing up in Humboldt, Tennessee, he went by the name of Brenning, since his father was called Fred. He did not begin to go by the name of Fred until, at the age of 18, he was enrolling as a freshman at Johnson Bible College in Kimberlin Heights, Tennessee. The clerk enrolling him asked him his name and he answered, "Brenning." She asked for his name a couple of times more and he kept answering "Brenning." When she asked again, in frustration he said, "My name is Fred." This exchange is is delightfully retold by "Fred" on page 112 of his 2009 book, "Reflections on My Call to Preach."

His family and many friends would appreciate the correct spelling of his name. This submission is by Darrell Faires, one of his students and one who is eternally grateful for his teaching, his friendship and his exemplary life. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:33, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Darrell. If you believe that there's something wrong on one of our projects, you are welcome to help fix it! Please see this page for some of the ways you can do this. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 17:54, 23 March 2015 (UTC)



Ni201512 -- 23:23, 7 March 2015 (UTC)


I'm not the Naoki Inoue that was at the "junior leader" group before.

You really need to stop with the libel, the errors in people's information, and the circulation of gossip.

Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 03:08, 3 July 2015 (UTC)


Hi, Your definitions of Egyptian Hieroglyphics are not correct. For the correct definitions of over 2,000 Egyptian Hieroglyphics: go to or The First Authorized Dictionary of Hieroglyphics by Apostle Peter. walter f. picca email: <redacted> —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 23:55, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Walter. If you believe that there's something wrong on one of our projects, you are welcome to help fix it! Please see this page for some of the ways you can do this. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 17:53, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Thank You/es

There is a grammar error on that spanish page: where it says "Nos encantaría saber porque donaste", it should be "Nos encantaría saber por qué donaste". —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 09:12, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Fixed. Thanks. -- M\A 09:22, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi! I try to edit Potone, Plato's sister, but I can to save it! please can you edit for me?? Is very important, I love philosophy and I love plato's family in particular Potone's daughter, because just now I reading a book by Roger Scruton called Perictione in Colophon. Thanks to Archeanassa we know that she was a dancer and love for the kind of art, and years later her love for Heraclides Pontus, close friend to Speusipus. Please search about this information and change it because this daughter has a name! Best Regards/ Thanks Marta Fdez

Ps. Sorry for my English too :) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 07:11, 25 March 2015 (UTC)


How can you ever expect people to start editing and contributing, when you kill the very first attempt to start learning. On my very first page I stated that it was temporary content because I needed to find out how it works. But I could even finish my first attempt it was removed by someone, calling it SPAM.

It was NOT spam. I was going to make a dictionary for Dutch people about newly used words in media. Thankyou for killing the attempt, I am NEVER coming back to your wikimedia again. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tilburgers (talk) 16:21, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

In the bio for Lila Tretikov, the mention of "[experiencing] first-hand the rise of openness and transparency in government through the policy of glasnost" is quite odd. Tretikov was very young during this period; maybe she was very politically aware pre-high school, but surely this more about inspiration rather than "first-hand" experience of glasnost (which suggests involvement in dissemination)? Sillyfolkboy (talk) 03:37, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Feel free to ask her directly on her userpage on meta-wiki: user talk:LilaTretikov. Killiondude (talk) 22:31, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Benefactors

Is “N.C.W Foundation” a typo? Is it supposed to be “N.C.W. Foundation” or “NCW Foundation”? 04:56, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Home

I was just wondering how a person could make a couple of corrections on a page. I was just reading the page on Guy Fieri & noticed that his middle name was wrong as well as it listing 2 different ladies as his wife as well as his children weren't even right. His wife's name is Lori & his sons name's are Hunter & Ryder. His middle name is Guido. I've heard him say all this on tv. So I know this to be true. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2601:6:4280:c0:f4c2:74b7:3198:74be (talk) 18:35, 9 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello! If a certain article has an issue, please feel free to click on the "Edit" button at the top of the article to make the changes you intend to make and save it. Thank you! --Hydriz (talk) 14:59, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

I would like to create and at the same time serch for information on my grandfather Albert Moses Cristy. My father is gone as well as aunts and uncle so my sources are limited. What I know is that he graduated Harvard Law in the early 1900's, was apointed to the circut court of the territory of Hawaii in the early 20's. He presided over the grand jury in the Massie trial (see 'Honor Killing'by David E Stannard)and was nominated to the Hawaii supreme court shortly before his death (heart failure) in the early 50's(?) He lived at 2120 Kamehameha Av. I would dearly like to fill out my knowledge of this man that I never got to meet. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by AMarvinCristy (talk) 12:50, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

This page is for raising points about the WMF Foundation wiki. You appear to be asking about the English Wikipedia, which you need to do there, perhaps at the Teahouse. I will say though that unless your grandfather was a notable individual then an article about him will not be accepted at Wikipedia. QuiteUnusual (talk) 13:13, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
Gostaria de saber como faço para editar um artigo. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Azlima (talk) 00:07, 11 April 2015 (UTC)


If Wikipedia is separated into two distinct parts it would help researchers lot more than the current hodgepodge basket where all objective (science) and subjective (non-science) are information is mixed up in such an inseparable way that Wikipedia comes across as anti-science and driven by political and personal agendas. I propose that there are two streams

STEMWikipedia and HUMWikipedia.

For STEMWikipedia, only those who have advanced degrees in STEM fields (which needs to be verified) should be considered for editorial role. Several tribunals of experts need to be constituted to resolve disputes.

HUMWikipedia stands for humanities. In other words, it non-STEM. Anybody can be editor for this part of Wikipedia. This section of the Wikipedia also needs to have tribunals for dispute resolution. Tribunals should be made up of people who hold views from far left to far right. Only those already are either editors or tribunal members on STEMWikipedia should be excluded from any decsion making roles in HUMWikipedia.

As of now, there is very little trust in the data/information that is being disseminated through the subjective part of the Wikipedia which in turn is hurting the objective parts of Wikipedia where the information is quite useful and mostly correct modulo vandalism and leaking of opnuions from the the subjective side.

I have been a modest donor to Wikipedia in the past but will hold back till political biases are eliminated from the subjective side of this wonderful resource. I also request all donors to consider whether Wikipedia is unbiased or not in while planning your charitable contributions every year. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Telugujoshi (talk) 00:16, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Home

your page on gluten needs updating as regards to labeling laws in the uk —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:59, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Home

Dear Wikimedia Friends, I have some problem with registration with you. My complete name is Paolo Maria De Gaetano Polverosi. Having such a long name I usually sign "Paolo M.De Gaetano" or Paolo De Gaetano. You do not seem to accept it ; what do you suggest, do you want me to use the entire name ?.Best regards. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:17, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello, than you for your comment. Unfortunately, editing on the Foundation wiki is disabled for most editors. If you have comments to submit to the Foundation, please check out the FAQ or contact info wikimedia org for assistance. Thanks, Nakon 02:41, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Broken links on Wikimedia Foundation wiki

There seems to be quite a few broken links now at the Wikimedia Foundation Wiki due to the global rename bot. I just thought I would let you know since that Wiki is all locked down. Reguyla (talk) 18:29, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Can you provide some examples of such issues? Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 10:47, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
I'll have to look again and see where they were. I found several but mentioned a few on IRC so they may be fixed now. Reguyla (talk) 13:56, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
  1. Heres a couple: TimShell, there were couple on the Staff and contractors page as well. Reguyla (talk) 14:25, 25 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Can you provide a link to the page that links to the incorrect user page? --Hydriz (talk) 02:53, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
I'll have to look around a little to find them. I don't remember which ones they were and didn't write them down cause I couldn't change them. I think this is something a bot should fix anyway, at least on the editable wiki's. The account globalization made the problem so I feel like its them that should fix it as part of the effort. Reguyla (talk) 15:39, 26 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! Please do ping me if you do find pages that contain such incorrect links in the future. --Hydriz (talk) 14:56, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
Will do thanks. Reguyla (talk) 17:07, 28 April 2015 (UTC)


Fellas, I read your page on Society. It was so well written that I can't believe our society is as trashed up as it is. I know this is very difficult to do ,but is it possible to write about what makes society livable or unlivable? I'm 57 yrs. old, and every time I go into a classroom, which I've done 2 or 3 times in the past 10 years, I feel like I'm visiting a Dentist's office. I don't think I'm the only one. I don't like to write this, but should society be based on protecting the individuals right to protect the identity of his own people or culture, or should it be based on morality? Does a society exist without morality? Should society be based on the ability to disable or incapacitate others? Why should I have to live in a society that protects the rights of other people to annoy? Isn't my right to tranquility as important as another's right to annoy me? In today's society because of social media it is impossible to survive as someone who is quiet and meek. I, simply, think it should be talked about once in a while, and it never is. I can't talk about it much because I can't. I'm schizophrenic, with an ulcer, and I have diabetic neuropathy of the feet, with two numb fingers on my left hand.

Supposition: considering the dysfunctionality of our modern society, can we afford to continue fighting a brutal enemy as well as alienating approx. 35% of our own population. I don't believe in the idea of communism or a mideval totalitarian society, but maybe it's time to start thinking about encouraging an agrarian society that values ideas, learning, relationships and happiness as opposed to just having or acquiring things.

I donate to you fellas once in a while. I appreciate your web site. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:43, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Anya kevueno entonces ike uste fualafiesta s ike uste fualafiesta Italic text —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 04:21, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Will it become part of the WikiMedia-multi-userbase when it's done? --LewisMCYoutube (talk) 17:41, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello! It is unlikely that the Wikimedia Foundation wiki will become part of the SUL account that you are currently using on Meta. If you wish to contribute, you can request an account on the wiki here. Thank you! --Hydriz (talk) 14:56, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

Oskar Fleischer,

Četl jsem na stránkách Wikipedie článek o pražském gestapákovi Fleischerovi. V článku se praví, že měl přezdívku řezník bez jakéhokoliv vysvětlení. Rád upozornil, že Řezník nebyla přezdívka, ale jeho jméno. Německé slovo Fleischer je česky řezník. Takže nikoliv přezdívka, on se skutečně Řezník jmenoval a zřejmě ve smyslu týrání a vraždění lidí i řezník byl. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2001:1ae9:201e:1700:a441:2adf:94cb:814e (talk) 12:34, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello. The en.Wikipedia version of this page (w:en:Template:User_info) has recently been updated to use column notation instead of table notation (so that the page renders better on mobile devices). Could you update this master copy? Thanks! Evolution and evolvability (talk) 11:09, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Additionally, A new user_talk page variant of the template is available at w:en:Template:User_info_talk, and it may be worthwhile copying here. Evolution and evolvability (talk) 11:11, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

Hello! It does not seem to be easy for me to simply copy-paste it from the template you have linked to. Is it possible for you to provide a simplified version based on the version on the Foundation wiki so that it is easier for me to update it straightaway? Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 12:58, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Hi! Could I clarify what you mean - When you say you can't easily copy-paste, are there differences in how the wikimarkup works or do you mean the visual differences between the w:en:Template:User_info and the wmf:Template:User info column widths? Either way, I'm happy to see if I can put something together. Evolution and evolvability (talk) 01:48, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Apologies, I am referring to the wiki-markup being significantly different between the English Wikipedia and the one on the Foundation wiki. There isn't any visual differences though, but the template on the English Wikipedia uses many templates that are not available on the Foundation wiki. Thanks for your help! --Hydriz (talk) 03:20, 30 May 2015 (UTC)

Please correct this wrong word: "on the wikis any why" → "on the wikis and why". Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 19:42, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

  Done [1]. Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 08:32, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you :-) Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 00:36, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Successive deletions biographies of James Darlays, jazz artist and songwriter, were found by bailiff.

Successive deletions biographies of James Darlays, jazz artist and songwriter, were found by bailiff. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:11, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Home

Main page states "and trademark Policy," The P should be lower case.

Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 01:43, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi. Huh, that's my fault, apparently. I'm a little surprised nobody has fixed it since April 2013. Probably a consequence of the wiki being a fishbowl... sigh. In any case, the P is lowercase now.
Thank you for pointing that out. I guess we should get you an account over there at some point. :-) --MZMcBride (talk) 02:36, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
Yes I am happy to fix issues as I come across them. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 15:40, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

I came here via en:Wikipedia:Press coverage 2015--> Wikipedia Pages of Star Clients Altered by P.R. Firm which has a link to Terms of Use and then went to the specific section "Paid contributions without disclosure"

The second sentence of the first paragraph "As part of these obligations, you must disclose your employer, client, and affiliation with respect to any contribution for which you receive, or expect to receive, compensation." did not make sense to me because (it turns out) the use of "compensation" in this context is US specific (see the OED "d. Salary or wages, esp. of a public servant; payment for services rendered. U.S.").

The more usual meaning of compensation is that which is given as the first meaning in the OED "The action of compensating, or condition of being compensated".

And while it is dangerous to chase meanings through a dictionary the verb "compensate" in the OED means "To counterbalance, make up for, make amends for." e.g. an insurance payment for victim compensation. So I hope that you can see that using a dialect word in this context is confusing for those who speak a different dialect.

Why use "compensation" which in this usage is US specific, when there are words which carry the same meaning in all major dialects of English eg "remuneration", or under KISS "payment"?

--PBS (talk) 20:36, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

I was at my first experience with this Non-Profit Organization and It was Superbly Amazing..Keep Up the good work —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:10, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Terms of Use/es - Two minor mistakes to fix

Hi, there are two mistakes at the beginning of the full text:

  1. «Ése es nuestro compromiso» should read «Ese es nuestro compromiso», as accents in those pronouns are deprecated since 2010, and in coherence with wmf:Visión_(es) (shouldn't the translations of the vision for these pages be copied or, better, transcluded from the vision pages for all the languages?).
  2. «es una organización de sin ánimo de lucro» should read «es una organización sin ánimo de lucro»; the «de» is obviously out of place there (Siestecita warned about this one in #wikipedia-es IRC channel).

Thanks, -jem- (talk) 11:58, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

  Fixed. Thanks for your comments. --abián 15:40, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

and how does it compare with previous years

This question doesn't seem to be answered. - 2601:42:C102:B8DD:D1FA:E8B5:46EA:1363 10:39, 2 July 2015 (UTC)


These need to be spelled out the first time they are used. Thus "KPI" should be "key performance indicators (KPI)" the first time it is used Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 15:39, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

  Done Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 16:10, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

MediaWiki:GallerySlideshow.js needs updating

wmf:MediaWiki:GallerySlideshow.js needs updating because of a recent API change. Please update it from w:en:User:Mr. Stradivarius/Sandbox/GallerySideshow.js. (The diff should look like this.) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:49, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

  Done, thanks. Legoktm (talk) 03:45, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

how do i sign up?

how do i sign up? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Memm.milad (talk) 21:25, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:FAQ/nl

In de header staat: Slechts een klein deel van onze lezers dragen bij. Dit is onjuist. Gramaticaal moet dit zijn: Slechts een klein deel van onze lezers draagt bij. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 08:54, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

  Done - I think this was referring to the Fundraising banners, where this mistake has been fixed for some time. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 16:13, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Thank You/en

It would be really great if after donating, the thank you page would have a link to redirect you to where you first say the push-down CTA about donating. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:04, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Please, update image this obsolete logo of Wikipedia in this article. Thanks, 06:26, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice. I have updated it in this edit. --Hydriz (talk) 02:14, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

you guys are doing a great job here keep it up bu am new to this foundation, i dont know much' —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:51, 17 July 2015 (UTC)


My name is Calvin Dludla. I am a Zulu News anchor at etv. I am also a newcastle born. I would also like to see my name being mentioned on the notable people. Also we have Simphiwe Mthethwa and Joe Maruping who are also from Newcastle.

I thank you Calvin —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:29, 22 July 2015 (UTC)


Wikipedia is great!!

My suggestion -- Give your donors of > 15$ something special. How about a web search engine that is free of advertising —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2602:306:37f7:a9b0:5821:1aae:6621:7ebd (talk) 13:43, 22 July 2015 (UTC)


I have donated money every year to wiki (and good amounts). That will stop now and I will convince others to do so until you remove the Temple Garments under LDS information. It is so inconsiderate and something I would not do to other people or religions - very poor taste. BTW don't give me crap about 'being transparent' some discussion are at a higher level than a 6th grader. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:57, 29 July 2015 (UTC)


More and more "micro-sites" are being built by WMF outside MediaWiki wikis:,, etc. FWIW, it's revolting, for so many reasons that I won't even start listing them. If someone ever believed the fairy tale that WMF maintains MediaWiki, this probably disproves it forever: WMF is the first and prime boycotter of MediaWiki, now overtly. I wonder if WMF staff, now able to achieve this new kind of fiefdom, will at least reduce their selfish creation of private wikis. --Nemo 10:20, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

As it has been discussed on the French WP Village Pump ("Une perle" = "A gem", in an ironical sense), notices wmf:File:Fr7RTBF.pdf about fr:Wikipédia:Vandalisme en cours and wmf:File:Fr5RTBF.pdf about fr:Paul Arbaud are absurd, one is the French en:Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism and is archived every 4 days, and the other one is a deleted page. The form they suggest to use answers that only the owner of the web site can use it, that is the WMF. Oliv0 (talk) 07:43, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

It would be helpful to amend "Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, or religion." to add "age". Perhaps also "sex" after "gender". Mattflaschen-WMF (talk) 04:54, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

I added "age" in this edit. Given that we already include "gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression," adding "sex" seems like overkill to me. I'd actually prefer if we could find a way to condense the wording. What about replacing "gender identity or expression" with "sex" since we already include sexual orientation and gender? --MZMcBride (talk) 05:07, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

The page contains two language links to "norsk bokmål" (Norwegian; one form of the two written forms of Norwegian). They both go to the same page. I'm guessing one of those two should be deleted. /15-08-09 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:09, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

It could be a bit complicated to fix in a good way. no is Norwegian in general which has two written variants nb and nn. nb is more common. wmf:Tax Deductibility/nb redirects to wmf:Tax Deductibility/no. The redirect may help readers who manually write /nb in the url or search box. The language links are made automatically by wmf:Template:Languages which checks for existence of each language (view source), but the used function #ifexist in wmf:Template:Languages/Lang cannot see whether it's just a redirect. It sees there is both something at /nb and /no, and makes a language link for both. /no pages are apparently assumed to be written in the nb variant norsk bokmål. {{#language:no}} produces: norsk. {{#language:nb}} produces: norsk bokmål. {{#language:nn}} produces: norsk nynorsk. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:36, 13 August 2015 (UTC)


Look at a map. Opatija is technically northwest of Rijeka, not southwest! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2602:306:31a9:900:9597:1c79:d8c3:8c1f (talk) 07:02, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

If you believe that there's something wrong on one of our projects, you are welcome to help fix it! Please see this page for some of the ways you can do this. -- Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 13:53, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

whoy i m not loge in —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pujon6210 (talk) 19:08, 21 August 2015 (UTC)

thank you very much for the kindness and giving us a experience and learning opportunity inside the great wikimedia. it is really fun and easy but you feel the power and your responsibility because your talking and facing the world. and because where new and some of content are firstime to our ear. if your heart and intention is good i know the system is always in our part to teach us and we make this foundation always stronger and trustworthy... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Afreedomnetwork (talk) 02:14, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

Charge section name to plural.

❌ Passed resolution 2015 
✅ Passed resolutions 2015 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Senator2029 (talk) 10:41, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
fixed, thanks. Legoktm (talk) 16:47, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

I am the son of Jack Coe Senior and you have the birth place where he was born wrong it was not Oklahoma City it was all city Pennsylvania and his death was December 19, 1956 you can contact me at <redacted> —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:03, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

If you believe that there's something wrong on one of our projects, you are welcome to help fix it! Please see this page for some of the ways you can do this. -- Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 13:51, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

In attempting to donate I note that 'Russia' is missing from the 'Europe' and the 'Asia' lists. And no rouble option either..though it be rubble at the moment.

I also have a suggestion that you create an 'opt for English' on any non-English-speaking-country page as I do not read or really understand Russian..though I am learning right now. And although I could cope with being I've been here long enough to be fluent, there must be other people in my position who teach English, as I do, and who are not fluent enough to fill all the data in in their 2nd language.


Robert Green —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Monoentendre (talk) 10:57, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you Robert. Unfortunately we aren't able to accept donations from Russia at the moment.
Many of our pages have an "In other languages" section, either in the left hand sidebar (for articles) or at the top of the page (for meta pages about donations). Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 13:48, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

I am grateful for the wikipedia foundation & it's website. It has helped educate a great deal about culture, our world & people who have contributed to a better society. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 02byld (talk) 00:00, 25 August 2015 (UTC)


I was seriously wanting to donate and was entering my credit card information when I saw the following and quickly backed out. If they really want donations, they need to respect the privacy of donors.

"By donating, you agree to share your personal information with the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that hosts Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, and its service providers pursuant to our donor policy. Wikimedia Foundation and its service providers are located in the United States and in other countries whose privacy laws may not be equivalent to your own. We do not sell or trade your information to anyone." —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:39, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

I am looking for a rather remarkable person, living in the area of Tokyo, and named Yasuo Satomi. I believe he is about my age - cca 80 years, and has been active in the environment of design for at least 50 years (like myself). Maaany years ago I had his postal address, but it seems not to be valid anymore. At this point I can not judge whether this - or what it will lead to, would justify any account//login. However it is my conviction that we both - individually or mutually, would be able to contribute to several points in your register. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:16, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

I have tried but I have not been able to edit and adjust the name of my aunt, on the main title where her name appears misspelled. That is: her name is spelled with an "y", instead of "í". The correct form is "Lygia", not "Lígia". I know this for a fact, for I am a close relative and know, as well, that this is an important matter for her, who, by the way, is completing 96 years of age, today (I have just spoken with her, congratulating her for her birthday - which she does not like, for her mother deseased on this same day, when she was already in an advanced age). So, please, do adjust her name, on the main section of her page. Any question, please call me: Guilherme Lessa Bastos (mobile phone no.: [+55-21] 9.9992-8217) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:55, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Search results return old obsolete job postings (T111464)

See phab:T111464 for details. I mention this here because I don't know where wikimediafoundation administrators hang out. -- SPage (WMF) (talk) 23:34, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback, and I'm sorry to hear that you were put off. It's simply unavoidable that we need to share some information with our service providers e.g. payment processors, in order to collect donations. We absolutely respect your privacy, and we do not publish, sell, trade, or rent donor data. You can read more in our Donor Policy. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 14:10, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

This page is using a very old version of TemplateScript. Please replace the content with the following:

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Pathoschild 01:05, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for looking at that Pathoschild! That gadget is actually very old and not needed any longer, all our Fundraising pages have moved since then. I've removed the code and left a note pointing to the more up to date Fundraising/Translation page. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 14:03, 17 September 2015 (UTC)


I want colaborate with money, but I don't want to put my CPF in the banc transfer. Why are you asking my CPF ?

MARIA DA GRAÇA BERMAN —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:47, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your interest in donating. The Brazilian Taxpayer Number (Cadastro de Pessoa Física), known as CPF, is a database administrated by the Brazilian government that stores information of its registered people. The CPF is a requirement by the Brazilian government for any online transaction. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 14:35, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

saya mau menambahkan:

di link:

Ibnu Al-Arabi di dalam Ahkamul Quran mengatakan:

Tahukah kamu arti Salam? Orang yang mengucapkan Salam itu memberikan pernyataan bahwa kamu tidak terancam dan aman sepenuhnya dari diriku.

Kesimpulannya bahwa Salam berarti:

Mengingat (zikir) Allah SWT. mengingat Allah SWT, zikir kepada Allah SWT Pengingat diri. Ungkapan kasih sayang antar sesama Muslim. Doa yang istimewa. Pernyataan atau pemberitahuan bahwa Anda aman dari bahaya tangan dan lidahku.

Terima kasih dan salam,

Fy. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:07, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

(apologies for English!) If a certain article has an issue, please feel free to click on the "Edit" button at the top of the article to make the changes you intend to make and save it. Thank you! -- Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 14:12, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Notices received from search engines, mistake ?


Commons8RTBF.pdf and Commons9RTBF.pdf are for the same Wikimedia Commons page. A mistake ?

Cantons-de-l'Est (talk) 12:03, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

This seems to have been corrected since. Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 19:48, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Of course, bad things happen because, unfortunately, we live in a world where some people try to get away with imposing their will for purely commercial purposes but you have to admit that this only happens in, perhaps, 2 or 3 percent of the articles. However, it is imperative to be vigilant because that cheating can cause great damage to peoples' reputations and even to their lives. De acuerdo? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Roble7.leutwiler (talk) 08:08, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

See there's a certain internet group thinking they're above the law and they have and profit from others life's earnings Wikipedia has been covering up for these guys so they block us from Editing the truth ,I am urging all victims stand strong i have yet to see the them following through their hearts of us all the more People speak out the more they can't go after us, 1. they hack into others account for illegal scamming. 2.the police want them 3 it's the right thing to do.Is it true or not some of these People blocking are People that scam others for money on your site. these are the one who blocked us but the word is getting out on Wikipedia —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:46, 23 September 2015 (UTC)


Its a pleasure observing effort making from the wikimedia, it gives me pleasure about most important project of wikimedia viewable in the world of the internet, am Jesmion, some time now i googled for something very important but could found the whole details in the project of wikimedia the project of wikimedia displays true details197.211.53.241 18:01, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Terms of Use/de

Missing verb "enthalten" in

  • "Einstellen oder Verbreiten von Inhalten, die Viren, Schadsoftware, Würmer, Trojanische Pferde, böswilligen Code oder etwas anderes, das unsere technische Infrastruktur, unser System oder die technische Infrastruktur oder das System unserer Benutzer beschädigen könnte;"

should be somewhat like

  • "Einstellen oder Verbreiten von Inhalten, die Viren, Schadsoftware, Würmer, Trojanische Pferde, böswilligen Code oder etwas anderes enthalten, das unsere technische Infrastruktur, unser System oder die technische Infrastruktur oder das System unserer Benutzer beschädigen könnte;"

-- 09:03, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Home

this article on the Baptist church is lovely. I would love to visit it.

You must receive much criticism but often praise is the best criticism. It is so important to keep watch since vested interests try to take over innocent articles which should benefit children and be a good influence on them. That is what you do and I thank you. (little rime>>) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Roble7.leutwiler (talk) 08:03, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Ways to Give/fr

add the information below in all languages. Some information is missing from certain language

Direct deposit The Wikimedia Foundation can accept money transfers to the following two accounts: US Bank Wikimedia Foundation Citibank 590 Market Street San Francisco, US 94104 415-982-2960 Account numbers: US Domestic Wires ABA/ACH# 321171184 A/C# 203129580 International SWIFT code CITIUS33 A/C# 203129580 European Union Bank Wikimedia Foundation J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., London 25 Bank Street Canary Wharf London E14 5JP Account number: IBAN GB49CHAS60924241034730 BIC CHASGB2L Moneybookers We have an account at Please send donations to

Mobile Giving Donate using your mobile phone. Text WIKI to 25383 or see here for details. (Available for U.S. carriers only.)

Payroll Deductions Some employers offer an easy and convenient way to give to the Wikimedia Foundation through a payroll deduction. Please check with your organization for availability and send any necessary paper work to:

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 98204 Washington, DC 20090-8204 USA Note: donations by check are processed directly at our centralized lockbox location which is in Washington, DC.

Combined Federal Campaign The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is proud to be on the United States 2009 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Charity List as a National/International Independent Organization. Our code is: 61478.

Corporate Matching Gift Matching Gifts are a great, easy way to double or even triple your donation to the Wikimedia Foundation. To learn more about matching gifts or our involvement in the Combined Federal Campaign, please click here.

If you have any further questions, please email —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:20, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

I didn’t check whether it’s true that not all information is available in all languages, hence just a *ping* for User:Pcoombe (WMF). Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 09:33, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

can you make me a account for this wiki user name rouge201553 and email me a password —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:18, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello! Please make a proper request for an account if you are a trusted user and demonstrate a need for an account on the Foundation wiki. Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 09:40, 18 October 2015 (UTC)


allow people to make a account —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:21, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello! The Foundation wiki is not open for anyone to create an account as it is the public face of the Foundation and the potential for abuse is very high. Please do provide feedback on this page or request an account if you are trusted user. Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 09:39, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

On your site, (under the subject: "plein air painting"), I had hoped to add a bit of history, how the words "en plein air" had NOT been used in the USA since the 1920s. It is now (2015)in almost every city in the USA...due to the 22 annual advertisements that I set up for the first group: Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA), from 1987>1994. Few places have any of this data, or knowledge of how it was re-introduced in the USA! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bbillups (talk) 20:16, 20 October 2015 (UTC)


This page is not up-to-date. For French, the donations can be tax deductible, see this page for more information :

Hope this will encourage donation from France. Bye ! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Andonier (talk) 16:33, 27 October 2015 (UTC)


This page is not up-to-date. For French, the donations can be tax deductible, see this page for more information :

Hope this will encourage donation from France. Bye ! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Andonier (talk) 21:11, 27 October 2015 (UTC)


Your current donation campaign is very aggressive and has no style, it looks like you have been hacked. I'd rather you displayed actual ads. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:17, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Link for Dan Andreescu in re: Template:Staff and contractors

Please add a link to to the {{staff member}} box for Dan Andreescu. I think just

 | link = User:Milimetric_(WMF)

should do it. Thanks!

-- SPage (WMF) (talk) 22:00, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

User:ALantz (WMF) seems to have done it here. For future reference, that page is protected to even further shrink the population of potential editors. Killiondude (talk) 00:18, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Accueil, dead links.

Links for the nine projects do not function. I suppose "subst:SUBPAGENAME" (that I find in the code of the page, on my side, in the browser) should be resolved before going on line. It doesn’t seem to make sense in a http request. --Dominique Meeùs (talk) 10:57, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Right, wmf:Accueil transcludes wmf:Template:OurProjects/fr which works on the template page but breaks when it's transcluded. A search [2] shows this error exists in several languages. There are currently ten search hits. Some of them are not used but others cause errors, for example on these home pages for languages: wmf:首页, wmf:Κύρια Σελίδα, wmf:Приёмная, wmf:Hoofdpagina, wmf:Portada galega. The errors have been there since edits like [3] to the templates 20 February 2013. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:32, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I believe I've fixed all these dead links. However the translated home pages still need a lot of updating. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 16:59, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

15d'experiencesurlaPlanèteTerre. Talk:FAQ/fr

Wikipédia se fout de la gueule des gens. Les "ralisateurs", fondateurs si vous préférez, n'on nullement besoin d'argent, juste envie, ils sont très bien suivis, et les dons réalisés leur suffisent largement. la réelle raison de leur envie d'argent reste très floue, car l'argent ne paye pas l'essentiel : le bonheur. A quoi sert-il de vivre si l'on n'est pas heureux ? J'attend toujours la réponse, cela fait 15 années que je vis sur la terre, et je ne comprend toujours pas pourquoi les gens courent autant après l'argent. Enfin bon autant laisser qu'il laissent leurs place, car on est déjà 7 millions, et là ça devient un peu beaucoup ... — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:12, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

donation ?

Will only donate anonymously. Anyone other too ? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:48, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your interest in donating. We do collect various personal information from donors, requesting this information best enables us to comply with U.S. laws as well as laws in other countries. Please note that we do not sell or trade donor information with any other organizations or companies. For more information on what information we collect and how we use it, please see our Donor policy.
If you do want an anonymous offline donation option, please consider a postal money order, which may be purchased with cash. If you choose this option, please make it out to 'Wikimedia Foundation' and send to: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. PO Box 98204, Washington, DC 20090-8204, USA
-- Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 19:27, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for idea , but postal money order is not anonymous in Slovakia. Think about moving wikipedia out of USA as written in BTC question below. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:18, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Looks like I can't use Amazon to donate. But this page tells it is possible: Would be nice if one could donate using Amazon. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:29, 14 November 2015 (UTC)

We had a technical issue with Amazon for the past few days. It is now fixed, and Amazon donations have been re-enabled. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 17:25, 16 November 2015 (UTC)


Every time (or almost every time) Wiki asks for money I'm inclined to donate a small amount say $3 but I'm unable since I'm homeless and I'm not rich. I think I did try at one stage to make a donation via cheque or money order but but it somehow did not happen may be because I was told there would be complications because I'm sending Australian money to a different country. Just letting you know I wish I could support wiki but only in a small way, $3 a mere trifle. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:38, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

That's okay, of course we know that not everyone can afford to donate. Thank you so much for thinking of us all the same.
You might also like to know that a monetary donation is not the only way to support Wikipedia. Wikipedia is a wiki, which means that everyone can edit pages and contribute their knowledge. For more information see the Introduction and Tutorial. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 18:31, 20 November 2015 (UTC)


Dear Wiki, I get that when someone famous dies or when a valiant steed dies, that you would post it in the honor of that person. But, why would you honor terrorists?! That is an insult to those who lost their lives of those beasts. It should be that those who died at the hands of those terrorists should be named here instead.

+- bxmo9 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:34, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia is a global project managed by tens of thousands of volunteers from around the world. Many people do not know this, but the Wikimedia Foundation does not control or edit the content of Wikipedia. There is no central editorial board; all edits are made by individual volunteer members of the Wikipedia community
Wikipedia volunteers are strongly focused on the editorial values of non-censorship, neutrality, verifiability, and what we term 'no original research.' Volunteers come from virtually all walks of life and reflect a vast number of viewpoints. All volunteers invested in the quality of Wikipedia are working collectively to build balanced, neutral articles that reflect a variety of perspectives on often complex, high-profile topics. You too can contribute to this process, by editing the articles directly or by participating in an article's talk or discussion page.
For more information about participating directly in Wikipedia, or for more information about how Wikipedia works, please visit Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 18:49, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Please add

  • 粵語
  • . Thank you. --Yueman (talk) 11:52, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

    Regarding Talk:FAQ/en

    The German version of the FAQ contains much more information than the English version. Could that content not be included in the English version as well? It's useful, and gives donors a better idea what happens with their money. --Andreas JN466 14:08, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

    Note though that the German FAQ is more than two years out of date! It describes 2013/2014 as the current year, and still references documents from 2011/2012 rather than their more recent equivalents. This is a live page, linked from the German "Donate now" page. Andreas JN466 14:24, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
    @Jayen466: I have now updated most of the FAQ translations to link to the latest documents. As Maggie said over at Fundraising/2015-16 Fundraising ideas, we are hoping to get a new FAQ page soon. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 17:18, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
    Thanks, Peter. The German page however, as of this writing, still links to documents from a few years ago, including, just based on a quick scan, the 2011/2012 annual report (in this section) and the 2012/2013 annual plan (in this section). --Andreas JN466 17:03, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
    Okay, thanks for the eagle eyes. These should also be fixed now. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 11:10, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
    Pleasure, and thanks for the fixes, Peter. There's one sentence in the German, in this section, that's ungrammatical: "Der 2015-16er Plan für postuliert Einnahmen von USD 68,2 Millionen." (The words literally mean, "The 2015-2016 plan for postulates revenue of $68.2 million"). To fix, just delete the word "für" ("for"). Also, the plan actually aims for $73.2 million rather than $68.2 million, as the $68.2 million target doesn't include the $5 million for the endowment (see footnote 5 in the annual plan). To my mind, it would make sense to use the higher figure ("USD 73,2 Millionen"). Good luck with all your work in the run-up to the fundraiser. Andreas JN466 13:26, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

    Regarding Home

    THERES A ERROR ON THE HISTORY PAGE SIMPLE.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/HISTORY —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gamer2016 (talk) 11:21, 26 November 2015 (UTC)


    Wikipedia sure has big balls asking for money all the time... if I did the same, I would be set for life.... BUT you guys are acting like greedy bastards that need a fix. Get a life, get a funding source so you will stop asking the public, WHO I AM SURE is struggling to put food on the table.... and here you are, worried about putting "bytes" online. How about the "bites" that keep HUMANS alive? Who is more important, your freaking WEBSITE or HUMAN LIVES?

    Agree --Richardb43 (talk) 04:22, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

    Regarding FAQ/en

    In section 3, "What free knowledge projects do you support?", the last link leads to the page WikiLeaks is not a part of Wikipedia, which does not exist. The link should instead lead to Wikipedia:WikiLeaks is not a part of Wikipedia.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:40, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

      Fixed. Thank you for mentioning it! BTW, you have made the same mistake of producing a broken link in your post ;) --Base (talk) 23:35, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

    Regarding : Take one minute to keep Wikipedia Growing

    Next fund raising time, include a "I contributed from another computer" button, so that each time the page is opened, the message isn't displayed and doesn't become a "nag" message.

    ...and yes, I contributed from another computer and requested matching funds from my employer.

    Thanks, Scott —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 23:19, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

    Regarding Talk:Home


    I refuse to donate money to WikiMedia Foundation. It is holding out it's begging bowl when it is hugely capable of raising it's own money through advertising to those who WANT advertising.. Other organisations are far more in need of my donation.

    Please provide relevant advertising to me when I use any of the websites. And use the advertising money to pay for your services. --Richardb43 (talk) 04:21, 7 December 2015 (UTC)


    Why I will never again contribute to Wikipedia

    A while ago, perhaps some months, I read something by Wikipedia taking about their new policies regarding transgendered people or I'm not sure, maybe it was the broaderLGBT community. The letter said Wikipedia would give special consideration to try to promote people in that community. When I read that, I decided never to contribute again. Organizations should never brag they will discriminate against me (straight) and then ask me for money. Forget it. In fact, stuff it. -Harry Mason Florida —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 23:27, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

    Regarding DONATIONS

    Hi, I noticed your request for donations and wanted to let you know that I won't donate anything until your moderators allow people to publish genuine and unique content for mature and widely used software.

    I produce a free plugin for Arduino used by thousands of people, provide a forum for support and professional documentation. Have I been allowed to create a page on wikimedia? NO, because someone unconnected to me needs to create the page.

    Huh! So if I pay someone to create the page for me that's fine but then I shall need to charge for the product. Come on wikimedia! This means that whenever I read any article on your site I wonder which well funded spamming organization has been allowed to create an article.

    I am not a spammer and I have proven many times to your moderators that my product is unique and professionally delivered to a wide audience. So what else is missing from this overly censored site? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:29, 10 December 2015 (UTC)


    I just gave my small donation in response to an email appeal from Wikipedia Foundation. I use Wikipedia almost every day, along with Google. I trust Wikipedia's information that I seek and I appreciate the work of those who maintain the accuracy and THE VAST WIDTH AND DEPTH of information obtainable from Wikipedia - no matter how obscure!

    Wikipedia offers all of us one of the greatest online resources - immediately available - to reference, to quote, to search, to enhance our own "knowledge base", that can be accessed online.

    Thank you for your service to a world-wide community of users!

    Alan N. Reeder —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:35, 11 December 2015 (UTC)

    Regarding Ways to Give

    -- 05:32, 12 December 2015 (UTC)I have already given, but still keep receivng the appeal.


    hi, to all. I got my present 🎁 before Christmas, and you are all the way the best "unknown" FB I got, I got one more dream to realize but I will comeback tomorrow. WMERICA GOOD NITE, EUROPE GOOD MORNING, ASIA I believe is morning, African good afternoon, Australia Hi!! From California Central Lest Live in peace and happy, lest star one day by day... Very soon we all going to have what is be designed and most importantly for the good people... I LOVE ❤...! THANKS WIKI! TO HELP ME. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 08:45, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

    Regarding FAQ/en

    No mention of the expenditure on court cases rather than content production, the reason I no longer donate to the foundation, a reason that could encourage others to donate. Either way, according to the principle of transparency, the FAQ should make it clear that the foundation has recently taken a wider view as to what it considers appropriate expenditure. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:27, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

    Regarding Home

    I tried to look up bio info on Ted Cruz but the page came up as a highly offensive, large double picture of a female part of the reproductive anatomy. Someone needs to do better monitoring of what goes on with Wikipedia. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:30, 16 December 2015 (UTC)

    The vandalism was reverted and the user blocked. The English Wikipedia has five million articles and is written and maintained by volunteers. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:32, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

    Elin - Türkmenistanda ýerleşýän süýt önümleri öndürýän hususy kärhana bolup durýar. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:01, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

    The Wikimedia Foundation does not directly handle article content. Article content is handled by volunteer editors. I copied your comment to en:Talk:Royal_New_Zealand_Navy. Editors who work on that page will review the issue. That might happen right away, but sometimes it takes a long time for an editor to get to a particular article. Alsee (talk) 21:21, 17 December 2015 (UTC)


    I have donations, I can't send them unless I can convince someone to make a WP or WM page for saveNatueFREE This is the problem owners can not create a WP page for the site they own. The site I own has been donated to the world since 2003. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:06, 17 December 2015 (UTC)


    Wenn Wikipedia endlich aufhört Daniel Ganser zu verleumden (und andere) werde wir spenden. Bis dahin betrachten wir wikidedia als ÄUSSERST unseriös ! Mit freundlichen Grüßen JanKlenske —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:00, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

    Regarding Donor policy/en

    Having sent in a generous donation, it would be nice not to see those persistent ads all over again. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19 December 2015 (UTC)


    Already contributed. Please discontinue the donation requests. Peter Beckley —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:41, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

    My wife donated for us both.

    Can you keep track of family donations? My wife donated $15 her email address is <redacted to history> —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:06, 22 December 2015 (UTC)


    I just saw the plea for donations and sent a check. The donation is a small way of saying "Thanks for the good work", and dwarfs utterly in comparison with the valuable info you bring us. Please keep up the good work. I wish you and your entire staff the very best now and forever !!! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:00, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

    Greetings, Please consider adding a page about Paul Slavens. He is the lead singer of 10 Hands, a radio personality on NPR in Dallas and a local figure of mention.

    Thanks for your consideration.

    Namaste, Toni Farris —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:29, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

    I was going to give, then fields showed up with spanish titles so I then questioned whether or not the request is real and authentic.. so I cancelled. Harvey <mail redacted> —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:04, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

    Regarding Talk:Home

    Please unsubscribe me from your site and do this immediately!!! I wish to never hear from you again

            Jerry P Devin —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 06:07, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
 about donation process

    I just donated to Wikimedia / Wikipedia. At the end of the donation process, I completed the survey. A couple sections of the survey asked for feedback. In one section I did not have a suggestion, but now I have thought of one. I have always been curious about the average donation for various organizations that provide a service to me. The average was provided. It would also be interesting to know and help gauge my donation level if I knew the average donation relative to income range, and maybe relative to estimated usage. It would be nice if public radio and public television would do this too.

    Thanks for keeping this amazing enterprise going.

    Tony Bolden —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tboldenwiki (talk) 20:11, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

    Please add a 'Already donated' button to you Advertisement —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:24, 27 December 2015 (UTC)


    Hi Wikepedia,

    I would be happy to donate to your public service foundation if you truly were independent and unbiased. Unfortunately, you are neither. You routinely label any information which is remotely conservative as being suspect, using terms such as controversial, right-wing, conspiratorial,etc. But you do not do that for any item which has a more liberal perspective, instead, you treat those as mainstream and the norm (since obviously they agree with your perspective.). So until you decide to be a professional and truly informational site, devoid of emotional additives and letting each subject item speak for itself (so readers can decide for themselves) I cannot contribute to a biased website that openly discriminates toward politically incorrect positions. Wikipedia is simply another mainstream media mouthpiece. I hope this will improve as time goes on, in which case I would be able to contribute in the future. Thank you! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2601:240:4500:6da2:7138:14ad:3941:a3b4 (talk) 17:54, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

    I have a question for you. May you please unlock Jie-Shen Li article (page does not exist) (in Wikimedia)? 21:27, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

    May you please unblock the article Jie-Shen Li in Wikimedia? Put Y if yes. Put N if no. You choose if you want to put Y or N, but I would think you should put Y. Here you choose. You choose here. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:34, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

    I think you may be misunderstanding the purpose of That web site is the corporate site of the organization that runs Wikipedia; it is not an online encyclopedia itself. I believe there is no reason a page on Jie-Shen Li should exist there (unless there is a different Jie-Shen Li from the one I found through a Yahoo search who, for instance, works for the Wikimedia Foundation). -Pete F (talk) 23:07, 30 December 2015 (UTC)