Foundation wiki feedback/Archive/2016

Would it be possible to add section anchors, in order to have reliable internationalised links in multilingual pages? (see mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page_translation_administration for explanations).

Jean-Fred (talk) 08:08, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Hello, Jean-Fred. :) I'll poke legal. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 13:24, 12 January 2016 (UTC)
Hello Maggie Dennis (WMF), thanks for noticing this and the poking :) Jean-Fred (talk) 00:57, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Trademark aside, what is the copyright status of the MediaWiki logo? The Commons descriptions are conflicting. Every other logo has copyright info except this one... which is the most important, IMO, due to it be in the wiki software. 03:46, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

@Mdennis (WMF): Can you shed any light on this? Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 19:05, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
Checking with legal, Peter. :) There's no indication what the license may be at wmf:Wikimedia trademarks. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 20:19, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
Legal indicates that the logo was donated to the public domain by its creators, User:Eloquence and User:Anthere. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 20:36, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Maggie! I've added this on the wmf:Wikimedia trademarks page, and put in an edit request to correct the license at commons:File:MediaWiki-notext.svg since it's protected and I don't have admin on Commons. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 16:33, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes we did. Anthere (talk)
I am so glad to see this longtime question resolved -- thank you all! Mdennis (WMF) Anthere Eloquence etc. It would be nice to get clarity on all the logos -- mainly because it will serve as a nice example of the WMF demonstrating permissive behavior around copyright, and not entangling the logos with more legal issues than they need. (Trademark is of course legit, but IMO there is no benefit in attaching a copyright license -- even a free one -- to a logo.) -Pete F (talk) 03:10, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Ways to Give

I find the translation/wording in the Dutch version off on one particular sentence. The English version of the Legacy paragraph states "a donation of any amount", while the Dutch has "een willekeurig bedrag" (a random amount)

Although I don't think a lot of people will believe the amount will be arbitrarily chosen without their approval, the two phrases don't seem interchangeable to me in this instance. Surely something along the lines of "een zelfgekozen bedrag"/"an amount of your own choosing" would be more appropriate and less ambiguous.

Also, seeing some broken link code and overly English terms ("charitatieve" instead of "liefdadigheid") I suspect the entire Dutch version could benefit from some extra attention. OmikronWeapon (talk) 14:27, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Ik heb wat aanpassingen gedaan, onder andere wat u voorstelde. Maar het blijft een slechte pagina jammer genoeg. --Walter (talk) 10:00, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Concerning Jack Coe the healing Evangelist Evangelist of the 1950s. You have his birthplace wrong and you have the date of his death. he was not born in Oklahoma City. He was born in oil city Pennsylvania and he died December 19, 1956. I know because I am his only son you can reach me at When you have a donation that is wrong the history is wrong. Jack Coe Jr. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:09, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

The place to comment is here. I note that his obituary was published on 17 December 1956, and refers to a report of his death on the 16th.. Thanks for your help. Rich Farmbrough 14:34 6 April 2016 (GMT).

You License Freely Your Contributions

This is not good English. An adverb does not normally go between the verb and the object. "You Freely License Your Contributions" is a better form. --Heron (talk) 09:31, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I mistakenly deleted the address of the page I was commenting on. It's --Heron (talk) 09:40, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
I do agree that the grammar is incorrect. However, I suggest updating Meta's version first and the legal department will sync it over after they check. Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 04:09, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Actually this is probably best not swapped. You could, after all, freely license them under a restrictive license. Perhaps "Your contributions are under a free license." or "You contribute under a free license." Rich Farmbrough 14:42 6 April 2016 (GMT).


What are the possibilities of federal funding? Our nation brags about Benjamin Franklin's accomplishments, one of which was to establish free public libraries. It doesn't seem out of reach that public library funding could be shared by Wikipedia. this idea could spread to other free nations who might see the value of this idea. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:45, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia, Wikitionary, Wikisource etc... are a world-wide projects, independent (as far as we can be) from government, big business and political parties. We'd like to keep it that way. Rich Farmbrough 01:26 27 March 2016 (GMT).

Regarding Talk:FAQ/en

Just a note, someone posted this on


So, you are the only one I found to 'reply' to. I just attempted to donate $100 to Wikipedia. (I know, not much.) Your site required my address. Without my giving you my address, I could not proceed. You do not need my address for me to contribute.

Thanks for hearing me out,

Linda Thompson

I'm wondering why email address is needed to make a donation. Please, don't reply to me, but include in the FAQ why an email address is required to donate. Thanks, --Ciencia Al Poder (talk) 15:08, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Looks like this one may have gotten overlooked. Pinging MeganHernandez (WMF) (perhaps able to route this to the right person?) -Pete F (talk) 06:30, 11 February 2016 (UTC)


Why not sell hard copies of annual, or at least semi-regular editions of a physical Wikipedia encyclopedia, and use that as a way to raise funds, instead of having regular fundraisers, or as a subsistence substitute? You could make products that people would buy, just by compiling what's been contributed to the site - and make money that way. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 06:37, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

That's not very environmentally friendly. Wikipedia has over 5 million articles. Killiondude (talk) 23:52, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:FAQ/es

Hi! I´m a spanish wikipedian and while reading the Wikimedia FAQ in Spanish ( noticed some grammatical mistakes or mistraslations:

It is necessary to change:

  • "proyectos-hemano" by "proyectos hermanos"
  • "estrategicas" by "estratégicas"
  • "leectores" by "lectores" (three times)
  • "intelegentes" by "inteligentes"
  • "mobil" by "móvil"
  • "intelientes" by "inteligentes"
  • "desiciones" by "decisiones" (twice)
  • "traqbajar" by "trabajar"
  • "relacioinada" by "relacionada"
  • " ses bas prioritariamente en donations" by "se basa principalmente en donaciones"
  • "l estatos" by ¿status?

Thanks a lot!

--Javiermes (talk) 08:41, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

I just spent like an hour reflowing that page. If you could please give it a fresh look that would be nice. I synced it with the English page. Some of the content I had to translate myself. I'm not a native speaker, so I won't be offended if something is wrong. :) Killiondude (talk) 23:51, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
Wow! Very good job! I´m really thankful!!!!!
In Spanish "Fundación" has female gender so I would say " está afiliada..."
It is necessary to change:
  • "poryectos" by "proyectos",
  • "Necesitamos asegurarse" by "Necesitamos asegurarnos",
  • correct the link to Wikipedia Zero,
  • "Nuestro objetivo es para hacer tan fácil como posible para contribuir... " by "Nuestro objetivo es hacer tan fácil como sea posible contribuir..."
  • "La Fundación portal de estadísticas proporcionan un amplio análisis actualizado que ayudan a comprender el impacto de nuestro trabajo" by "A través del portal de estadísticas, la Fundación proporciona un amplio análisis actualizado que ayuda a comprender el impacto de nuestro trabajo"
Thank you very much. Is really nice to colaborate with people to make this proyect better!!!!--Javiermes (talk) 15:21, 4 January 2016 (UTC)
Muchas gracias. Asegurarnos fue un error horrible que pude ver si yo prestaba atención. Igual con "poryectos". :) Con las dos últimas, me sentía que no fueron bien. Si hay otras páginas con errores me puedes pedir. Killiondude (talk) 05:25, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Why were these updates reported over a phone call rather than distributed in document form ahead of time? Rich Farmbrough 21:24 31 December 2015 (GMT).

Regarding Home article on Ogham

The article on Ogham has a note that a citation is needed to the origins of Ogham in the Latin alphabet; I have a reliable and respected source for the claim: Anne Ross (1970) Everyday Life of the Pagan Celts. London: Batsford. Unfortunately I have can't find the means of adding it to the article, although I have been on an extensive journey through the Wikipedia links. Can you help please? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dumbledore-of-Awen (talk) 12:37, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! The reference has been added by User:Dumbledore-of-Awen. Rich Farmbrough 16:58 10 January 2016 (GMT).


I believe a standard safety policy would be in the benefit of Wikipedia AND Wikimedia. Remember : Wikipedia or Wikimedia is not ment to condone violence, but only historical facts which were right at that moment. Even as there are claims as "we do not garantee failures" in some countries these claims are invalid. You see if you are starting or even editing an article but the info you sent and is available for the whole world to see this does not mean you have no responsability or behave like God. I would like this to be added to Wikipedia. To prevent it to be used by criminals who do not care about human life in other religions for example. There should be introduced a special lock on such pages, to prevent wrong information in a widely spread succesfull encyclopedia. Just look up Salafism (for example) and compare Christianity 1400 years ago ? We should be very carefull even on a encyclopedic super initiative ! We embrace life and want to enjoy it together, not destroy it —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 07:32, 6 January 2016

So, at the bottom of the press release, it says that "Every month roughly 75,000 people edit Wikipedia". This is probably an error, given that last month 115,000 registered users have edited the English Wikipedia alone in the past month...

(Also, someone should probably fix the link to the feedback page so that it doesn't include the "Talk:" bits. --Yair rand (talk) 19:59, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Good point Yair rand. I'm not comfortable editing a published press release, though. This one should be addressed to the Communications team at WMF. Katherine (WMF), who's the best person to direct concerns like this to? -Pete F (talk) 19:20, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
Hi Peteforsyth and Yair rand. Thanks for flagging. We usually qualify that the 75,000 or 80,000 number refers to active editors. We will take a look and make appropriate clarifications! Katherine (WMF) (talk) 19:24, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Where is the 2014-2015 IRS 990 form? NE Ent (talk) 18:31, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi, NE Ent. :) As you probably know, we've just filled the long-vacant CFO seat, but that may not relate to your question. I always look to see when the last one was prepared to give me a clue whether the new one is overdue. The 2013-2014 990 was completed in April 2015. The 2012-2013 990 was completed in April 2014. I suspect we'll be seeing the next 990 in April 2016. :) --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 13:15, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

"Vote:" vs. "Resolution:" pseudo-namespaces on Foundation Wiki

Hi, I'm not sure where to seek guidance on this. It's a good example, though, of the less-than-diligent curation of the Foundation wiki, which is under discussion at the Wikimedia Foundation transparency gap.

Many pages, e.g. wmf:Vote:Movement accountability standards, use the prefix "Vote:", while others (more of them, I believe, at least in recent history) use the prefix "Resolution:"

Is there any actual difference? Any reason I shouldn't rename all those starting with "Vote:" to "Resolution:"? (And while we're at it -- shouldn't this be an actual namespace, so it could be more easily searchable on its own?) -Pete F (talk) 19:23, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

Pinging Slaporte (WMF) and KFrancis (WMF), two staff who have recently created both "Resolution:" and "Vote:" pages. Is there a meaningful distinction that should be preserved here? If so, maybe there's a good way to document it (e.g. in the category tree)? -Pete F (talk) 03:41, 15 January 2016 (UTC)
Re-pinging Slaporte (WMF) and KFrancis (WMF) -- can you speak to whether there is an actual difference in things recorded as a "Vote:" vs. a "Resolution:" ? -Pete F (talk) 06:26, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Hi Pete, decisions starting with "Resolution:" and "Vote:" are both actions of the Board of Trustees. Now, the Board normally only uses "Vote:" for approving minutes, and other actions start with "Resolution:". I'd prefer to keep the pages the way they are on the Foundation wiki to preserve a consistent historical record, though. I can also look into making these a real namesapce, if that makes it easier to use, and see if there is a reason to continue using "Vote:" to approve minutes in the future. Stephen LaPorte (WMF) (talk) 22:11, 12 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Slaporte (WMF). The "Vote:"/"Resolution:" thing seems to me like a distinction without a difference -- probably better handled, for instance, by categorization than by a different naming scheme. It also has been very inconsistent in its use, if minutes approval is the intended use. It seems to me that in an ideal world, everything the Board approves should be browsable/searchable, and putting minutes approval into a separate area hinders that.
I see these as related, because if creating a new namespace, it seems best (both technically and conceptually) if "Resolutions" and "Votes" were combined first. Putting them in a "real" namespace makes it much easier to search them, without getting results from main space. -Pete F (talk) 23:55, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

Delete "current events" page?

The wmf:Current events page has not bee updated in English since 2012, or in French since 2009. I believe it is entirely redundant of information that is available on Meta and/or on other parts of WMF wiki. (This should be explored more thoroughly, of course.) Should the page be deleted, assuming it contains no unique information? -Pete F (talk) 21:01, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

I added historical template for now. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:46, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Should the email-content use <div class='mw-code' style='white-space: pre-wrap; word-wrap: break-word;'><nowiki> as all other DMCA-mails? Josve05a (talk) 01:49, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:43, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi, User:CSchloeder (WMF). The lead for this page doe not get to the gist of what Wikipedia Zero is. If I did not already know what it was I would not have been able to figure it out from the lead. Even reading the whole article did not make it crystal clear. I do not monitor the Wikimedia namespace for replies and my Xtools! gadgets interwiki notifier is broken. Cheers! Checkingfax (talk) 08:14, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Your Victoria Cross entry for Private Ernest SYKES contains an error. By using your external link to Victoria Cross Register at The National Archives ref WO98/8/365 you will see that the error on their website has been corrected on the instructions of the Historian at TNA. Ernest SYKES was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on Easter Monday the 9th of April 1917, the first day of the Arras offensive. On the 19th of April the Northumberland Fusiliers were away from the front line, receiving training. I do not know how to make corrections on Wiki, but I am confident that my information is correct. A Sykes(Mrs) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 09:39, 17 January 2016 (UTC)


I had enjoyed Wikipedia since its inception. However it has recently become a tool for long winded self publicical auto biographies. Instead of accurate information and positive contributions it is as though all content is written by individuals publicists.More akin to garbage like Ok magazine. Everything the subject does not want included is totally ignored,especially age. It has on one hand diluted expected information and replaced this with long winded self congratuistal drivel. A clean up is desirable. Kind regards Roland Dekker —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:22, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

"The Wikimedia Foundation is dedicated to providing a harassment-free venue and conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical appearance, age, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, national origin, or religion—and not limited to these aspects." Somewhat surprised, therefore, to find meetups being organized in venues that are not accessible for people with mobility difficulties. DrArsenal (talk) 18:58, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Without an indication of what event you're referring to DrArsenal, it's impossible for anybody to address your concern. Is it an official Wikimedia Foundation event, or one organized by a different organization, or by a group of volunteers? Only in the first case is it directly relevant to this page. -Pete F (talk) 20:50, 22 January 2016 (UTC)
Pete F, it was a regional meetup of wiki editors that was publicized via the listings at the top of talk pages, if that helps. DrArsenal (talk) 09:18, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

DrArsenal, It sound like there might be some room for improvement, but you should start with the actual event organizers. This page is for feedback on one specific web site in the Wikimedia landscape. I wish I could tell you a better place to take your concern, but without knowing what event you're referring to or even what region you live in, I'm at a loss. If there is any WMF department that could help, I believe it would be Trust & Safety. I hope that helps a little. -Pete F (talk) 16:29, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

Sorry - I have my reasons for not contacting the event organisers for now/direct. How do I contact Trust & Safety, please? DrArsenal (talk) 09:43, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

The image is stored on Commons, so you can find the details here. -- Tegel (Talk) 19:26, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

It would be great if the little infobox for each member could also specify what type of seat they are holding i.e. founder, chapter/thematic, community, board (appointed) /Lokal Profil (talk) 14:54, 27 January 2016 (UTC)

Hi Lokal Profil. If you can make a list of the associations and let me know what exact text should appear in the infoboxes, I can probably make this change. --MZMcBride (talk) 16:56, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
I don't actually know which board member occupies which seat (which is why I thought the information would be useful). As for text simply "Seat: Founder/Board appointed/Community appointed/Chapter appointed" should work. The last should probably be "Chapter/Thematic organization" (which is fairly long) but I don't know of a good collective word to use for them both (which still excludes user groups). /Lokal Profil (talk) 20:20, 14 February 2016 (UTC)
We have a page on metawiki containing this information, namely Board of Trustees. I think that can be used for reference when implementing the proposed change to foundationwiki. --Vogone (talk) 20:13, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

The table is missing many cookies. Also the bit about third party cookies is extremely misleading. I do not think it is proper to redefine the term third party cookie to something other then its usual technical definition, and then claim we don't use third party cookies because of a subtle definition change. Bawolff (talk) 19:04, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Thank you Bawolff. I don't know the technical ins-and-outs of this, but it sounds like something that should be documented somewhere that it won't just be archived due to lack of response. Perhaps a phabricator ticket? -Pete F (talk) 06:23, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Looking at wmf:Special:ListUsers/BWolff (WMF), Brian has a staff account and can update this page himself, I believe. Bawolff: if you want a volunteer account, we can also make one of those for you. --MZMcBride (talk) 16:53, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
hmm interesting. I didnt even realize I had a staff account on that wiki. However, the cookie statement seems like a very "legal" document. Im unclear if its considered socially acceptable for me to make edits to it. (Not to mention complaining is easier than fixing ;) Bawolff (talk) 19:53, 11 February 2016 (UTC)
Bawolff, Welcome to the uncertainty that all of us with accounts there feel :) Comments and complaints here routinely disappear into the archive with no response whatsoever -- even when staff are pinged directly. Seems like an issue that software like Phabricator was designed, in part, to address. I'm starting to wonder if a general move of this page to a better tool might be worthwhile. Thoughts? -Pete F (talk) 22:51, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

In the page [1], in "7. Licencia del contenido" the terms "reuso" and "reusar" are wrong Spanish (false friends). There should be used "reutilización" and "reutilizar". Thank you, --PePeEfe (talk) 11:31, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Hola. Puedes confirmar que está bien ahora? [2] Tambien, se debe usar "reutilizadores"? No me suena bien, pero... Killiondude (talk) 17:54, 8 February 2016 (UTC)


Dear Wikipedia, I have observed that the Roman Catholic denomination is mentioned as Catholic. This is incorrect as Catholic means universal, which by no means is the case. Please refer to the denomination by the correct name "Roman Catholic" Samuel Suchitta —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 06:49, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

This page is for comments on the Wikimedia Foundation wiki, not Wikipedia. QuiteUnusual (talk) 17:06, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Home

I found some mistakes like tranlation English to gujarati. Birth year in prenanand bhatt gujarati language up side n down page there are different birthyear shown.

Please show this metter and solve it Thank you —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:27, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

My employer, Textron Inc., has a Matching Gift Program that will match employee’s gifts to certain nonprofit organizations. However before they can match my, and other employees who give to Wikipedia, they need certain information that they have not been able to obtain from the Wikipedia Foundation. The following is from a gift update that they sent to me recently:

Reference: Matching Gift request #20008729 At this time, we are waiting for Wikipedia Foundation Inc. to provide us with needed documentation that will allow us to determine their eligibility for inclusion in the program. While we have made attempts to obtain this information, Wikipedia Foundation Inc. has not yet provided us with the necessary documentation. Should we not receive a response from Wikipedia Foundation Inc. within the next 30 (thirty) days, you will receive notification that your request has been closed. The Textron Inc. Matching Gift Program

Please contact the Textron Matching Gift Program people at: Or 800-480-4438 Thanks much, Charles C. Pate, —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ccpate (talk) 23:30, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

I see no rationale. Add one immediately, or I will call you non-transparent. --2003:71:CF36:C782:6DA2:496D:BCB:D131 20:05, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

James wrote an Op-Ed related this, found here: w:Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2016-01-13/Op-ed. Killiondude (talk) 21:40, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Two comments:

  1. Why the page "donating/pl" is so poor in information?
 For example, there is no information about bank account to which I could donate.
  1. Why the button "Kontynuuj" blocks? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:42, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Can somebody tell me if there is a storage of information about that I have donated? I have sent 300 SEK to the Wiki account, but I can still read the alert about donation? Or does it go to all readers/users until the campaign is over? Kjel Knutsson —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:35, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

Yes, it goes to all readers. You can click the "X" or "Dismiss" to make it disappear, but it may come back from time to time. Thank you for your donation. Rich Farmbrough 17:08 2 March 2016 (GMT).

Regarding Thank You/pl

Polish version is misleading. No information about payment success. Just info "Read why other supported Wiki". —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:34, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

advertising for funds

Your aggressive begging campain has become an issue to me. Having donated what I could afford one month or more ago, and then filling out your questionaire. i find I have your Donate flash even more intense. i turnover a page it pops up I am so fed up with this I am reluctent to use yhe site , if this carries on I shall forget this site (although very usefull to me!) The Campain you drive at the moment seems as an aggresive polatic as the canadian viagra adds, the religion of this site seems too have got into a simuler vain as The God religions chaseing there coin! I realise you have to have coin to continue, you Have users and even comercial companies using this site in the well off part(living wage earners) but the targeting of a pensioner or the lower poorer part of society that have a struggle to even afford the Internet. I paid that which i could afford because The world needs an open sorce of knowledge but a campain run as reminds of selling a new christ or mhamid or even in the comertialcapitalist way is a bit oldhat. We have a fair share of romainian beggers at our central commersial area's and even they are being exploited. You seem to have boards and hredquaters all around the world and you probabley are proud of your success, but look in the mirror and see how you look from someone living on a quarter of your wage, should I have to feel guilty because I cant afford mors than a basic donation. "did I need too give you half a weeks food budget to allay this onslaught, or am I not the clieantell that your site are looking for —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 06:57, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

I cannot bring up the "Corporate Matching Gifts Database." I'm sure my company has a matching gifts program. What am I doing wrong? Norman Samish, —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 06:29, 3 March 2016 (UTC)

感謝你們長期以來寬容的對待<真心感內究>:其實你們這單位真是個好神聖又高雅的機構:實質我絕非有心破壞的:但現我已曉得了? 原以為可完成且有戶口再大大回應你們的"但現或許無法實現了:也無法償債了 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:26, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Terms of Use/ru

Исправьте перевод названия части 7. Имеющееся название ("7. Лицензирования содержимого") не является правильной фразой на русском языке. Правильный перевод может быть: "7. Лицензирование содержимого". В Викитеке мы ссылаемся на этот раздел в плашке одного из шаблонов лицензирования и его название с ошибкой режет глаз. Мы не можем исправить эту ошибку локально, т.к. вынуждены ссылаться на название раздела этого документа так, как он записан. Hinote (talk) 18:14, 6 March 2016 (UTC)


Just to say thanks! You have touched many lives, amongst which I include myself. Will defintitely be keeping in mind how to contribute personally. Once again, many thanks! warmest regards, —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:23, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Warum sollte noch jemand für WP spenden, wenn Amtsmissbrauch durch Admins und Manipulation von Artikeln um sie politisch korrekt zu machen alltäglich sind??? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 06:22, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Hello Mdennis I have a question. How did you get a account of foundation wiki when i cant get one —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:52, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

I guess the direct answer is that Maggie works for the Wikimedia Foundation, and you (I assume) don't. You don't have to be a staff member to get an account, but you do have to have a pretty good reason. See here to learn more and/or make a request: Request for an account on the Foundation wiki -Pete F (talk) 23:32, 13 March 2016 (UTC)

User: Dr. Anthony Jones Okafor Offu. PhD."Article Live Biography" Draft:Re-Submission based on the edit of 03/04/2016-by wiki/Liance. Changes on Comments-REFERENCES & EXTERNAL LINKS, only were fixed.


How are you today? wiki editor/Liance, as per the last submission of my Draft: "Article Live Biography" to dated on the 03/04/2016 with comments which needs to be fixed were all done with wiki formula article "corrective action plan" for article for living person, as my self.

The basis of this commentary deficiences, anomalies that needs to be corrected lies in the "REFERENCES & EXTERNAL Links" only. Most of the prior other wiki's volunteers editors were on the basis of correctiveness & hence was satisfied by the newly wiki accepted edit/Dr.Anthony Jones Okafor Offu.PhD; following wiki-editorials wiki-sulfurboy; wiki-stefan2; wiki-JOHNCD; wiki-devopam all of these talented potentially all are experienced made comments mostly dual comments but all of them chronologically were appropriately fixed in the accordance to wiki-standardized 100 percent compliance "Article Live Biography" wiki formulas.

Thank you & looking forward fervently for your utmost "REVIEWS" feedback at your earliest convenience.

Faithfully Yours,

Sign:Dr. Anthony Offu (talk) 00:32, 14 March 2016 (UTC)

From: Dr.Anthony Jones Okafor Offu.PhD><source ref:<Dr.Anthony Jones Okafor Offu.PhD>

Please link Wes Moran's name to his user page --2A00:801:210:BA19:FDBA:2642:8B67:DE9A 13:20, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

I agree this should be a high priority, but most of the watchers of this page are unable to help. The staff & contractors page is protected, and is managed by the Human Resources department; best to go through them. -Pete F (talk) 16:29, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

The English in Jimmy Wales bio is horribly incorrect. Run ons, comma splices etc. Ouch! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2602:304:af0b:ab19:d97b:bf69:82a7:5f19 (talk) 04:52, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

As with many articles in Wikipedia it's a work in progress. Please feel free to make changes to improve it. Reguyla (talk) 20:00, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
@Reguyla: Please read the header and the name of this section. This is not about Wikipedia. However, anyone should feel free to propose improvements here and we will see what we can do. Thanks, --Vogone (talk) 20:11, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
My apologies I stand corrected. I misunderstood. Reguyla (talk) 20:15, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
This page is, as far as I know, almost exclusively watched by volunteers (with narrow exceptions during fund-raising season). That's a problem, of course, but not one I know how to solve. I rather doubt that anyone in a position to make a legitimate/authoritative change will see this comment; perhaps better to directly ping those who are. Jimbo Wales? GeoffBrigham (WMF)?
And, Vogone, if you see specific parts that should be fixed, it's probably best to call them out specifically. -Pete F (talk) 16:43, 7 April 2016 (UTC)
I did not write this request for change and am not native to the English language. I guess I'm the wrong person to ask. --Vogone (talk) 17:47, 7 April 2016 (UTC)

In-App navigation, return to app of original reroute

When I am rerouted from my web-browser to the Wikipedia app (big fan) the app doesn't give you the "back to ........" Option (back to chrome) which I think would be a healthy addition. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:58, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

Tracked in Phabricator:
Task T130751
See bug tracked at right. -Pete F (talk) 18:03, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Discovery looks to me like a good idea

I support the Wikimedia Discovery thought. I came across some controversy around it. The secrecy may have been ill-advised if the purpose was to keep Google or other likely competitors from finding out, but maybe even the brief secrecy bought some time. The previous Wikia attempt may simply be part of Discovery's history to learn from, not a bad thing. Maybe the most potent objection is the use of Foundation resources on search rather than on other desires. I don't know if other Foundation desires should get higher priority, but I didn't see any identified to that end. However, if Google's use of Wikimedia content is causing a loss of visitors and thus of donations, then Wikimedia needs to do something to compensate and this may be one way. Nonprofits are often advised to stay on top of challenges and not just ask for donations for more of the same, and one way is to create more ways of being useful. It looks to me that with only two percent of the search market and, in my opinion based on just a few searches, largely useless results has been around so long that it must be profitable. If Wikimedia can get even the same share (I understand its goal is five percent) and also be more useful, all the better. And I like Google, which clearly, I think, has a high-quality hard-to-equal search service (Bing may be okay but is not notably better, in my limited opinion), and I use Google a lot and I do a little business with Google, yet I still basically agree with the Foundation's pursuit of this direction. Indeed, Wikimedia's entry into the search space may also improve Google, and that's even better for users. Nick Levinson (talk) 01:50, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:FAQ/nl

Ik denk dat in de zin "Uiteindelijk is het doel van de Wikimedia Foundation om stun te geven aan het steeds groeiende netwerk van vrijwilligers die aan Wikipedia en haar zusterprojecten werken." het woord 'stun' vervangen moet worden door 'steun' (deze zin staat in de tweede paragraaf van de eerste vraag). Bij voorbaat dank. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:23, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

Bedankt. Aangepast. --Walter (talk) 10:04, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

What does a donation mean and how can i can i make one? please help!!!!--Jennifer Lawn (talk) 17:00, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Greetings Jennifer and welcome to Meta. I'm not sure how to answer the first part of your question but if you want to make a donation, the link is here. Reguyla (talk) 19:58, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

On the situation in the Azerbaijani part of Wikipedia

According to VP:VQSV, quote:

"Regardless of a user's status he/she can edit rules of Wikipedia that were not officially adopted, create articles related to the rules and hold elections to officially adopt rules."

Users prepared rules regarding Arbitration Committee and held a electionon about it. Approximately 20 users took part in it. When 4 days were left before the end of the elections one of the sysop but the vote on it was stopped before its time, as I understand and it didn't have any official result (neither positive, nor negative), which goes against the rules. Please, restore the elections.

I want to know, what do you think? We have applied to the steward: do not want to do anything.

Including this one: [3].

Vandalism - how long will it last?

Best regards, Idin Mamadof (talk) 11:41, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

Regarding contributing


Recently i answered your request for a contribution to the good work. I was happy to donate a small amount. Your request came from the English language platform. I also occasionally use the Dutch version and due to that, this morning again an appeal to my wallet was made. Is there any financial connection between the two versions? Can i expect a German apply too, perhaps? Maybe there is a way in which users like me could spread their support evenly over the different language departments?


Kaj Reker, Netherlands —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2001:1c01:1101:7d00:65cd:4b92:8086:f696 (talk) 09:48, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Beste, Wanneer u een oproep tegenkomt voor een donatie op een van Wikimedia-websites, zoals de Wikipedia, ongeacht de taal, dan is dat een oproep om te doneren aan de Wikimedia Foundation. De entiteit die gaat over het beheer van alle Wikimedia websites, alle projecten Zie Het zijn er een heleboel, die projecten. Er is geen relatie tussen de besteding van de fondsen en de herkomst. Donaties via Wikipedia NL, Wikipedia DE of Wikivoyage in het Spaans gaan allemaal in de zelfde pot van de Wikimedia Foundation. Wel bestaan er ook nog lokale verenigingen onder de Wikimedia-vlag , zoals Vereniging Wikimedia Nederland, een gift daaraan is wel gescheiden van al de rest.
Het feit dat u na het doen van een gift nog steeds oproepen tegenkomt voor een donatie is omdat er momenteel geen technische relatie is tussen het effectief doen van een gift en het ontvangen van de oproepen tot een donatie. Rechtsboven zou er een kruisje moeten zijn om het weg te klikken of een link "inklappen" , "verbergen" of "hide". Ik heb gisteren een ticket aangemaakt dat het kunnen verbergen van die oproepen voor mensen die een gift gedaan hebben een gewenste functie is. --Walter (talk) 10:39, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Il y a une coquille à la fin de la section "Canada": au lieu de "concernant de type de don", il faudrait lire "concernant ce type de don". —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 00:23, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Deletion requset

Please delete autocreated malformed language categories:

For reference: m:Special:Permalink/15447542#Badly_named_Babel_AutoCreate_categories Thank you. —Ah3kal (talk) 07:06, 11 April 2016 (UTC) missing contact details

After waiting two months for anyone to reply, I have discovered the email address for Jaime Villagomez on Can someone please be tasked with updating with links to staff contact pages where these are missing? Thanks -- (talk) 13:42, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Terms of Use

No translating into Chinese?--SolidBlock (talk) 13:29, 23 April 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Rory (WMF)

May I suggest "purrfect" for "perfect" re Rory's trial record? No need to change any other "per"'s in the prose. Thor Dockweiler (talk) 09:14, 2 May 2016 (UTC)


Hola a todos soy Helena y mencantaria estar con vosotros en estos tiempos —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 09:50, 4 May 2016 (UTC)


I have tried to make a donation, but this site is so geographically oriented, like most of the internet today, I can only donate in pesos since I am currently in Mexico. Not going to do it. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:44, 5 May 2016 (UTC)


I've noticed on en.wikipedia it sure has a UK socialist stance and it's quite annoying. I prefer to read the American/USA version and interpretation. The UK style is predominant and needs to be looked at carefully. Thank you. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 23:30, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Answers

I have a problem . can you help me —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:08, 7 May 2016 (UTC)


Parallel to the existing "Ways to give" → "Ways to Give", could someone redirect wmf:Ways_to_give/es to wmf:Ways_to_Give/es? Or get another hack so capitalisation has no effect when navigating to an URL? Savhñ 22:36, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

  Done by Vogone. Platonides (talk) 22:41, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
Added redirects for the rest of languages as well. Platonides (talk) 22:53, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! Savhñ 23:44, 9 May 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Terms of Use

someone is violation terms of use on french wikipedia —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Flow234 (talk) 12:41, 14 May 2016 (UTC)

My love for the Wikination has grown magnificently over the past few days.!hoping to use this device for much of my remaining life/days:Its Superb and Wonderful!KEEP IT UP good brothers/sisters of the New UNIVERSE Big THANKS —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:51, 16 May 2016 (UTC)

Regarding wikimediafoundation.orgI

I was trying to signing after attempting to use your site. When requesting my User name the your site claim my name wasn't list. In the signing portion the site claimed it was a common name already use. Which is it? Cause I want to use my usual username. Not make up one. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:01, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Alice Wiegand was named head of the Steering Committee, but she wasn't present at the meeting. Had someone confirmed with her in advance that she was willing to take on this role? If so, maybe that could be noted. - 2601:42:C104:28D0:B0DD:3F40:4BF4:189D 18:37, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Hi 2601:42:C104:28D0:B0DD:3F40:4BF4:189D. Lyzzy can probably answer. --MZMcBride (talk) 21:58, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping. The board agreed on the composition beforehand and the steering goup started its work already before the meeting. Alice Wiegand (talk) 05:51, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

So sorry to read that you are a biased website. Using the site for the "radical" left wing agenda is a shame. I doubt that you care about this message although I felt it necessary to express my concern and how you are misleading others. I will not be using the site again. The site I find offensive is the 3% link. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:19, 30 May 2016 (UTC)


Want donate bitcoin ANONYMOUSLY.

Stop asking address or you will get nothing from me.

If USA laws forbids anonymous donations , move wikipedia corporation to country with more freedom ! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:40, 31 May 2016 (UTC)


~The wiki foundation is an eye opener to most of the elite and ignorent/arrogant and prejudical .philosophers of the modern civilasation.Good for bookworm types/ sorts of interlectuals and scientificaly aclaimed Production Engineers/; So paramount to their AurgumentsA blindman can be wiser than other websites/networks tantamount to critics;Academic Gurus need to Respect this Forum for their own and good CONGRADULATIONS_and you and all who made it work wondorously Dikgosi Sejabodile (talk)((Dikgosi Sejabodile))~(Djs) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dikgosi Sejabodile (talk) 04:41, 1 June 2016 (UTC)


Hence my editorials are running a risk of presecutions from folks around the world and alien in the negative platforms and stadia 'its a good and experimental challenge of connecting to both the world and space: Hoping that most Aristocrats shall be attracted Both good and bad Thanks~~((Djs)) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dikgosi Sejabodile (talk) 04:56, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Could this be updated? This is very out of date, there are now well over 80,000 resources in total between the various language Wikiversities. Thanks, Omni Flames let's talk about it 07:21, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Home

The word "nonprofit" in the top box on the homepage is wikilinked to an anchor, but there is no section for it to link to. Microchip08 (talk) 00:37, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Right, id="nonprofit" was removed by User:Heather (WMF) in [4]. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:17, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

Section 2 gives examples of uses for cookies. I copy one of them:

Understand how you use the Wikimedia Sites, so that we know what works and what is useful. For example, we might use cookies to learn about the list of articles you are following on your watchlist so that we can recommend similar articles that you may be interested in.

Are cookies really used this way? It seems like a waste of effort (can't the server admins rely on the file that stores your watchlist, rather than using cookies?), such a waste that I'm left wondering if someone misunderstood the actual way in which cookies are used to understand how individuals use the WM Sites. Nyttend (talk) 01:13, 8 June 2016 (UTC)

Another request to update statistics. This is also outdated. The Japanese Wikibooks also contains over 10k modules now. Thanks, Omni Flames (talk) 06:57, 10 June 2016 (UTC)


Your so called commitment is a lie Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That’s our commitment. NO its not as it goes to a view source page and makes you submint feedback to here no edit request just feedback thats never read by the owner or ceo or webmaster you cant even make acvcount or use your account from here to there —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:52, 19 June 2016 (UTC) is the website of the Wikimedia Foundation itself. The knowledge sharing is done in the many other wikis they run, for example Wikipedia:. You can create an account at these wikis or contribute without an account in most of them. If you cannot edit a page then it may have a "View source" tab with instructions for making an edit request. I'm a volunteer editor and don't work for the Wikimedia Foundation but have contributed to many of their wikis. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:19, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

Please update this as Wikivoyage is now available in 17 languages. Omni Flames (talk) 23:56, 24 June 2016 (UTC)

Seems to have been done here. Killiondude (talk) 22:00, 30 June 2016 (UTC)

Needs to be expaned including what happens if someone violates the policy —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:00, 29 June 2016 (UTC)

How to solve the problem wikivoyage cannot login?

When a Chinese users (zh:User:Hiokdat) login to wikivoyage , but there show " Fatal exception of type "Exception" ", And even the whole global account has a problem [5], who someone can help the fixes? Thank --Yuriy kosygin (talk) 15:06, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Wrong venue, You should report it to Phabricator (now ).--GZWDer (talk) 16:29, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
OK...I know!--Yuriy kosygin (talk) 17:02, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
This was an occurrence of Could not find local user data for {Username}@{wiki}. I removed an invalid entry from the CentralAuth database that should allow the user to login again. --BDavis (WMF) (talk) 16:39, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
Thank your fixed! and Hiokdat say he can successfully login.--Yuriy kosygin (talk) 17:02, 9 July 2016 (UTC)


Предлагаю Всем!! очень Богатым !!! открыть гонку за количеством не сколько у кого пар обуви, и стоимости своих гардеробов, сколько было потрачено в том или ином баре, а сколько количество семей с их помощью вышли из за черты бедности. И вытащить не просто из-за черты бедности всех подряд, а выборочно, те которые хотели бы выращивать экологически чистые овощи и фрукты, выращивать коров для вкусного молока и мяса без химии, и так далее. Начните с меня, мне 53 года, высшее образование, всю свою жизнь пытаюсь вылезти из-за черты бедности. Да у меня есть крыша над головой, огород –сад не маленький, но вот на руках уже свои выращенные овощи и фрукты на рынок много не вывезти. Нужна машина, а еще очень мечтаю развести красивых лошадей. Не хватает на все это 5 000 000 рублей. ( Я Мурашева Лилия Владимировна проживаю в России, Самарская область, ст.Звезда, ул.Дачная дом 10а) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:07, 9 July 2016 (UTC)


if its possible add the ability to create accounts buecause i dont like that we have to post stuff here instead and this is not even related to meta —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:14, 12 July 2016 (UTC)

Hi, I think you need a simple suggestion box on home page, for simple minded users but brilliant people. Perhaps someone looking at those suggestions can forward them to the appropriate mailbox for handling or response.

    Second, there is a site called WWINSHOW.COM , and it is about the Women's Wear in Nevada show, about fashion ant it runs simultaneously as WWD / MAGIC - WWD IS THE WELL KNOWN WOMENS WEAR DAILY TRADE PUBLICATION , AND MAGIC IS MENSWEAR APPAREL SHOW, THE LARGEST CONVENTION IN THE WORLD.  REason I am writing is that there is no mention of the WWIN SHOW OR WWINSHOW.COM SITE AND I thought it would be a significant inclusion to your colorful and illustrious, especially because women's fashion is the most colorful and illustrious of all of modern and contemporary mankind. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 09:40, 20 July 2016 (UTC)


How can you say in the most famous Star Wars movie it is commonly misquoted where Vadar says "Luke I am your father" and you can download the sound bite of him saying that even if it is in the movie now no I am your father everybody knows it's Luke I am your father don't put it on Wikipedia wrong!! Wtf that's nutz[1] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2607:fb90:1d86:4053:3e57:f5b6:3642:66ce (talk) 04:05, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

  1. Google
The results of the Google searches Luke, I am your Father and No, I am your Father agree that the latter is the correct version. It's also trivial to find videos clearly saying "No" but we don't link to copyright violations. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:29, 29 July 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Home

Jimmy Wales hehe thang nay da ban trang lay tien tieu roi sau chungs may phai quyen gop lay tien de mua lai d/c trang media hehe . Gio lai dung ra quyen gop de xay dung wiki chung may hay that ^^ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:03, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Home

File:Start of qmath

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by CallMeWhatUWill (talk) 18:31, 2 August 2016 (UTC)


one can hack wikipedia -- bapar na. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 11:21, 4 August 2016 (UTC)


Re: Wiki Commons

Good Evening,

Per your site. And I quote: "Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That’s our commitment."

Have you read your own philosophy?

Is this your commitment?

If so, how can you accept deletions or revisions from other than the author?

Individuals from all strata may do entries differently. They offer what they consider valid information to help investigate the truth!

Are you saying: That upper class species may devaluate a different class's entry? Are you sure that goes with your original mission statement?

All sentient beings have a given right to express and relate to meld conceptual ideas, and norms.

Just stop your EDIT! Especially since you have a disclaimer for your ignorance in amending a persons' entry.

If an entry is in question... let the people (who questioned the entry) arbitrate with the writer(s) of the entry. Let the people decide what may or may not be of import.

History should be history, and not someone's' or some organizations' idea of history.*

Thank you, Kitcheetch

Too many guidelines. Too many... do it this way... not that way. Too many 'this is the way you can discredit people' and "meddle in other peoples' offerings and posts"! Do let input be input. And not let input be discredited by educational differences!

Please stop adding addendums to your mission statement: "Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That’s our commitment."

Do offer an open agenda. - wmf:DMCA_takedowns

Please add a editnotice to this page, asking that when the name of the designated agent changes that commons:Commons:General_disclaimer also be updated. Thanks. Revent (talk) 08:37, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

This was taken care of after contacting someone with access via IRC. Revent (talk) 23:33, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes: wmf:MediaWiki:Editnotice-0-DMCA takedowns. --MZMcBride (talk) 23:37, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

the "Search Matching Gifts Database" does not bring up any results. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:09, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

It's working for me. Anyone else having this problem? If so, what browser are you using and do you see any errors in the browser console? Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 10:40, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

--~This is the time when wiki is an important tool of excelence:analatica,exelcia and a brand to comment and recomment mostly for the less privilged masses/majority that are ruled and by privileged minority,benefiting myraids of the underprivileged/fed.good for comminicating with the highly spirited/ghostly few of the capable world/universe:for the good of the gods/alien and elite in a non comfranting atmospher where good faith/trustee is the order of the day:the basics/fan ~((Dikgosi Sejabodile)) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 03:43, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:رویہ


بنی نوع انسان کا رویہ دنیا کی حالت میں تبدیلی لا سکتا ہے؟

زمیں پر امن سب کی ضرورت بھی ہے اور ذمہ داری بھی زبان .خون .ترانہ اور بینالاقوامی پرچم کی عزت و احترام ہی عالمی امن کی ضمانت ہیں . عقاید و نظریات کا متناسب جائیزہ وقت کی اہم تقاضہ ہے —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 06:27, 21 August 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:FAQ/en

Hello - the link from the begging letter on wikipedia is out of date, it says financial reports for 2014-2015 will be available in early 2016. No sign of them - it looks shady. --Cameron Scott (talk) 19:43, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

  Done Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 14:56, 24 August 2016 (UTC)


need account for the wikipedia in tamil or english —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 11:08, 23 August 2016 (UTC)


my account give error The supplied credentials could not be authenticated. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Flow234 (talk) 11:10, 23 August 2016 (UTC)


Wikimedia editors become personal on some celebrities and are quick to malign some by lifting one sided controversies straight from tabloid journalism and if your source is IMDb they aren't so libelous as some editors of Wikimedia.

Me Sameer am an hardcore Mamta Kulkarni fan and have cuttings of all tabloid articles of her Producers, Directors, Co-stars,

I happened to go through her career and biography was taken a back by that you guys started by saying she had several success and you write her several films with all top stars you write that, then you end the biography by saying she refused 10-15 films with big projects with top stars because she didn't have substantial role in them

Wow then in center you say Rajkumar Santoshi approaches Kulkarni with Ghatak and then China Gate, so an actress who has capacity to refuse 10 odd projects with top stars doesn't approaches Santoshi ever, both the times director approaches the actress, then the actress threatens the director to take her back in China gate are your editors nuts.

Can an actress a Super Star threaten whose hands are full of movies to refuse others can someone like her threaten really?

Rajkumar Santoshi is known for such controversies he offered Meenakshi Sheshadri for Marriage she refused the proposal he dropped her and took then hot and successful actress Mamta Kulkarni, then he dropped Manisha Koirala on grounds of drunken and coming with swollen face and takes Mamta Kulkarni for China Gate then again drops her and takes Urmila Matondkar for an cameo so who should you frame but you are framng an innocent shame on you guys

or atleast put it as her controvesys and not describing her career achievements.

there's a saying you want to know truth on any matter go the person who neither hates you or love you go to the neutral source for your rumours you guys right in block you can't play with living person's biography but aren't you then you lower her futher highlighting the rumour as central please rectify and remember there is Law of Karma what goes around comes around —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sameerd033 (talk) 10:13, 25 August 2016 (UTC)


This is a unique case of ignorance and defaming to a midleman, as a conspiracy to indulge and shows his strenght{alone&duty} 4000 days lks fun (indiscipline act urge 5000k manhani legal procedure) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:10, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

I use Wikipedia even MORE THAN Google, which is a LOT! However, I have a bone to pick about excessive use of Javascript on all pages, which frequently causes my browser history to be WIPED! The pages also are much slower and cause CPU overuse with javascript, which threatens a SHUTDOWN on my laptop.

I've looked at the "mobile" version, but it doesn't measure up, while the Facebook "mobile" version DOES, with or without javascript. And when I DO have accidentally left the script ON, a POP-UP sometimes appears, begging for donations.

I have considered donating, because of my daily use of the encyclopedia pages, but until the excessive use of hidden javascript and outside sites, I WILL NOT DONATE! There are MANY OTHER information sources WITH ADS, which can be dealt with the SAME WAY, by keeping javascript disabled, so PLEASE go back to the simple and unobtrusive design Wikipedia was using a couple of years ago.

Thanks so much for the service, Steve NO ZERO in the e-mail address —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 01:07, 2 September 2016 (UTC)




  • Fortunately has the potential to grow beyond reasonable doubts,covering a wide varity of important issues.From culture/traditon,non political' for the dominion of learner enthusiasts/authentic users and the promotion of freestyle editing:We hoping that this year, is a year of target/aims/objective, achivements and goals.This platform/forum is well overdue/delayed.FREEDOM of writing/speech, could/can/will/would/should/shall be/a great gift/present/Thnx *(Dikgosi Sejabodile) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dikgosi Sejabodile (talk) 07:41, 8 September 2016 (UTC)


  • A photo colomn can be intrduced to enhence/atract harmoniuos editing/writing/scripts andvideo attachements to add to promotional advancement,of the Wikifamily/community/cult/bonanza/mania.Its GOOD TO be truthful,especialy when saving this HOME/universe/world from the on going/exelating threats of vandalism,violations of copyrights/lefts;terrorism/tourism:poverty/starvation,phemine,pandemics,epedemics and social underming of the silent majority:illetrecy,and pure arrogance/*(Dikgosi Sejabodile)

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dikgosi Sejabodile (talk) 08:17, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

The second sentence in the second paragraph is backwards and doesn't make sense as written. Please change:

In December 2012, it reached [// fifteen million] multimedia files, having surpassed 30 million in January 2016.


In January 2016, it reached 30 million multimedia files, having surpassed [// fifteen million] in December 2012.

Thanks! 14:03, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

The correct link is wmf:Our projects#Commons. I agree the formulation is poor. It happened in [6] by Steinsplitter (who corrected it to 30 million the next minute). commons:Commons:Milestones shows when each million is passed. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:00, 10 September 2016 (UTC)


名前 川又章蔵 WIKIMEDIA8776009454

Email: —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 川又章蔵 (talk) 07:07, 9 September 2016 (UTC)


अमान खान रायसेन में रहते हैं वह राजीव गांधी कॉलेज में पढ़ते हैं उनका बीकॉम कंप्यूटर एप्लीकेशन वह एक बहुत ही ज्यादा ही स्मार्ट और इंटेलिजेंट लड़का है —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 09:59, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

File categories on

I was going to upload a .zip with some source files but didn't find proper categiroes to put it in. I see category for images but not other types of files, I see templates in categories for pages (which would be bad manners in content Wikimedia project), categories by languages where there are both pages named like 'Ways to Give/uk' and 'Місія' (instead of 'Mission/uk').
Q: Is it so just because no effort was made to create categories and name pages according to some rules or there is some agreement not to bring rules from projects to foundation-wiki? (I'm newbie on the wiki so if there is a page to read and get to know everything, point it to me, please). Will I be stopped when begin to rearrange numerous categories?   -- Ата (talk) 09:57, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Be bold! --MZMcBride (talk) 10:28, 10 September 2016 (UTC)


Upload your videos let's kickboredom to it's knees but if not interested don't condone this curiosity to De edge, for your record I'm only just showing you empathyism to engage with your imagination to this digital world. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:21, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

<*The official statement of my/our wikidonations;are mistake/wrongfuly excluded/iliminated;for reasons unknown/unexplained:If its policy aviliated we should/will be notified in our notifications:Our payments/donations should not be sorsed to unreliability/mistrust Hence,participations and keeping Wikifoundation active/alive;There should'nt be any gross violation/neglegence/vandalism of/or copyrights/lefts,reverts,disruptions,tendentius:Avoid prejudice,arrogance,ignorence/gross negligence (DJS) > —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dikgosi Sejabodile (talk) 06:22, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

<Can/could the official donors statements/receipts be visiable/vicious on our/my notifications to,enhence position/point of trust/transperancy to the Wikifoundatiom.And avoid prejudice/bias,ignorence,arrogance,streotypesy and gross negligence,reverts violations/vandalisms,tendentiuos and disruptive editings>{Dilkgosi Sejabodile} —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dikgosi Sejabodile (talk) 07:15, 14 September 2016 (UTC)


<We/i sincerly comend the foundation on improvements already surfacing to our/my injoyment/pleasure,pledge in using this platform/forum to express knowledge,imagination,academia,profession/prophecies,educative and exclusively/excative approch to client and Wikipedeians/volunteers,advocating a position/point of trust:Sensetive:transparent,non prejudicial:But analatical,logical,scientific and Technological upraizals/heavals:The socia"edia addicts are missing:THE way & Truth >{Dikgosi Sejabodile} —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dikgosi Sejabodile (talk) 08:22, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

  • Admin không còn tồn tại thi du an Lon gi
The deo nao chung may Ngu den muc nhu the .
Tao noi roi . Deo trang nao co admin tao cung deo phai la user , tao chi la guest thoi .
Admin thi tao cung deo biet nhu the nao , Chi biet chung may deo co admin
  • Cai dit me bon Bao quan vien Viet Nam no lai tuong no la admin ( Quan tri trang ) hai huoc VL
  • DM den trang microsoft con deo co admin thi chung may la cai lon gi dau .
Bo may tuyen admin thi phai Ngon gai , xin tien bo , me den tim tao day cho lam admin ( deo can hoc cao lam gi ) chi can Ngon gai , co tien la ok ( tao deo co tien ) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 08:59, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Should we make it easier for blocked/banned/locked/sanctioned users to find amnesty and become reformed vandals and get on the community's good side again? + "Incorrect password" bug

Apparently, the way the WMF projects' community things work makes amnesty difficult to receive, especially when it comes to getting ambushed by mastadons coming at users like tons of bricks. It is easy for administrators to make unjust blocks such as over inadvertently climbing the Reichstag dressed as Spiderman or painting Mont Blanc red and digging a hole too deep for himself to get out of and then suffocating under a heap of trouble dumped in that hole to make sure the editor never comes back to Wikipedia again for what he has done, especially when it's just undesirable actions such as 'persistent disruption' or 'sockpuppetry' just because of a password bug preventing one from logging back in, and not vandalism, copyright infringement, personal attacks, threats or other violations. There is a bug with the passwords, when one logs out, he can't log back in because it thinks his password is wrong and thus he has to start a new account. But you'd say "he could've used email". But he doesn't do email. Historically, it may be compared to if someone reminded officials of a hypothetical terrorization of the Parliament while they were with a gang in the middle of terrorization of Parliament. There is an assertion that has been attributed to Albert Einstein; "If you teach a fish to climb a tree, the fish will feel stupid.", especially if you penalize the fish for failing every time. -- 17:50, 17 September 2016 (UTC) (a.k.a. Turkeybutt JC, a "disruptive editor who doesn't have the skills, competence or experience to edit any Wikis and therefore should've been blocked sooner", but that has already happened so sadly he can never be able to edit again or prove that he has became a 'reformed vandal', and is easily in trouble and is sad-mad because of sanctions that he feels are unjust, and thus he really wishes he could receive amnesty for his once-persistent mistake-making, and is worried that his pleas for amnesty may get censored (via deletion) just because he was blocked for being a very disruptive time-wasting editor on WP or just because this is off-topic or TL;DR, and also who can't log back in as Turkeybutt JC because the Wiki thing thinks that his password is incorrect. So if you're on any WMF, make sure not to log off or you'll have the same problem as he was getting too!)

Murder of JonBenét Ramsey

This page is locked but should be edited. The ONLY "occupation" JonBenet had was "child"! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:17, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

This page is not the proper venue for discussing specific Wikipedia articles. You should post this comment (and ideally, be prepared to discuss with anybody who disagrees) at this page: wikipedia:en:Talk:Murder of JonBenét Ramsey -Pete F (talk) 00:05, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Chúng mày đã có quyền user chưa nhỉ ? Tao thấy chúng mày nên hỏi thằng tạo vừa test user hình như trước nó làm admin . chúng mày đứa nào có quyền user thì làm tuần tra viên —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:53, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Template:VisionLang*calling a spate a spate isn't like an "eye foren eye"as we looking at magnifiying the "micrones"for a concern/content,codialy *((DJS))

«migration of knowledge/immagination,jaming on wordtraffiking day dreaming dreadfuls of the nextday, with boldness!.No fear of skeptism,also anxity driving on soldly:Wiki qoutes and no breach of promise or treats» —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dikgosi Sejabodile (talk) 09:44, 25 September 2016 (UTC)


Bongwarrior.he blocks people i never had account here but yesterday i tried to go in wikipedia and this person blocks me.tell me how many people can get the same IP ADRESS as me? This service is very bad.i wanted to donate money for wikipedia but since Bongwarrior blocked me and disrespected me i will not donate anymore so if you guys want to blame someone blame Bongwarrior thanx and good ridence —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 08:38, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Regarding blocking

Bongwarrior.he blocks people i never had account here but yesterday i tried to go in wikipedia and this person blocks me.tell me how many people can get the same IP ADRESS as me? This service is very bad.i wanted to donate money for wikipedia but since Bongwarrior blocked me and disrespected me i will not donate anymore so if you guys want to blame someone blame Bongwarrior thanx and good ridence —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:11, 28 September 2016 (UTC)


Vamsi —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:03, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Terms of Use/de

There's a formatting error in section 7, causing the numbering to differ from the original document. Item (b) (which currently consists of an empty line) should be removed, so that (c) becomes (b), (d) becomes (c), etc. as in the original. — Pajz (talk) 13:26, 29 September 2016 (UTC)

Done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:32, 29 September 2016 (UTC)


==Hi after finding it hard to comply with the rules/regulations,directives:laws instructions of the foundation and sister/brother organisation.I'm pleased to rich/reach the mission statement,that stretchs is hope to a century.good of any living person to be part of the wikifamily of enthusiastic/athountic writers/editors of the century.'Am appauled and overwhelmed so far,after suffering reverts, blockerds and mercyless attarences like disruptive and unconstructive edits:But =Template:Dikgosi Sejabodile —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Dikgosi Sejabodile (talk) 18:45, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

سایت تحلیلی جهانشهر

سایت جهانشهر یک سایت تحلیلی تخصصی در زمینه سیاست گذاری و خط مشی گذاری عمومی در ایرن است. متون تخصصی برای تحلیل و نقد سیاستها و خط مشی ها در حوزه های مختلف علم، اقتصاد، سیاست، اداره، شهر، توسعه و آموزش و تربیت است. پیش از این، این نوع تحلیل مسائل در سایت مجله سوره اندیشه شروع شد و اکنون در سایت جهانشهر توسط جمعی از آن نویسندگان تداوم یافته است. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Mehdi13651986 (talk) 20:54, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Special:Upload → Special:UploadWizard

Do they use the same instance of UploadWizard that is on Commons? If not it would be nice to add to UploadWizard on WMF-wiki lines about fair use and change "Upload file" link on the sidebar to the wizard. Is it too much to ask?   -- Ата (talk) 12:07, 15 October 2016 (UTC)


Prezados, Boa tarde , Vossas excelências

 Com   enorme  prazer  e  gratidão    o  prazer  de  mostrar  o  relatório   pelas  companhias  mais  ricas  do  mundo   ao  qual   em  diversas  reuniões  e  encontros   mostram  a  falta   de  ética  moral  com  toda  a  população  americana, demonstrando  totalmente  desonestidade  quanto  ao  valor  que  tenho  para  receber  referente  ao  pagamento  que  até o  prezado  momento  nada saiu  apenas  enrolação  entre  as duas  maiores  companhias  de informatica, os  diretores   supra  citados, o  banco    aumentanbdo  todo  o  seu  superfaturamento  roubando  principalmente os cargos   de  confiança,  e  a  companhia  de  investimento.Aqui   no   Brasil  ninguém  sabe mas  se  aquele  diretor  da  companhia  pensa  que   vai  me  roubar  está   totalmente  enganado, eu  mostro  realmente  a  ele  quem  é  o  General  e  que  a  sua  localização  só  tem  uma  é  a  cadeia  ele  e  sua  máfia  juntamente. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:22, 16 October 2016 (UTC)

michael gibson —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Michaelgibson511 (talk) 23:34, 19 October 2016 (UTC)


You need to look at how the attack on Benghazi has been written. It is very wrong, and does not even come close to the description of the incident made by an eyewitness, made under oath. The attack took place apx 9:42 local time, it lasted 11 minutes. No shots were fired, 70-120 men, chanting, carrying weapons, tires, and cans of diesel fuel walked into the compound, unopposed because unarmed guards at the gate fled, then the 6 or so militia hired to protect the Ambassador, fled. Zero shots were fired, zero shots were fired to protect Ambassador Stevens. The Ambassador and Sean Smith were moved to a safe room, and their guard left them there to find an access to the roof. When their personal guard returned, the smoke in the safe room was so dense and so acrid that he could not locate the Ambassador in the safe room (Ambassador Stevens and Sean Smith were still in the safe room, but overcome by the smoke). So, their personal guard reported them missing at 10:15. The 2 CIA operatives died hours later when mortar shells rained down on the CIA Annex. What your description states is garbage. I pulled my information from Trey Gowdy committee's report, where Ambassador Stevens personal guard testified under oath. I give far, far more credence to the Gowdy committee report. Something that is far more accurate than what Wikipedia states. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2600:1012:b05d:7367:0:72:804f:8101 (talk) 18:31, 20 October 2016 (UTC)

<WikiKing advanancing educational edits,writting authoritatives for knowledge/imaginating the universe of those traped from political ignorence predujice arrogance and gross neglegence of rich/reach the platform forum audiance visiual touch selflessness of the stereotypical communicative global earthly analatic,logical audits,numerical strength energetic power capables of the #fees must fall leting wisdom refiner'sfire purifier like fuller's soap free speechl Wikiversity prove>{Dilgosi Sejabodile} —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 03:54, 23 October 2016 (UTC)


Please make all encyclopedias offline —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:42, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

I am an OTRS volunteer and we have received a ticket (2016101910008882) inquiring why there is no German version of this statement/ resolution. Can we get one? Please advise. Thanks! KDS4444 (talk) 00:06, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

KDS4444, most of the translation of Foundationwiki takes places here, on Meta. It looks like the de version was just never finished, and thus never copied over. See Translation requests/Licensing policy/de. Killiondude (talk) 23:34, 22 November 2016 (UTC)

Bien les amis, je ferais volontiers un don mais vraiment je ne sais pas comment faire et vos pages d'explications sont abscons. (Wikipedia n'a pas de N° IBAN???? D'autre part, je parles FRANCAIS et je constate que sous vos pages nommée POINT FR, de plus en plus de textes sont en anglais....Normal ???? Meilleures salutations. Eric Genève -- 00:09, 28 October 2016 (UTC)

Committee on judicial affairs I am Fonder Member Inoue. I take User:sym90 and the gang to relentlessly and not my devastating WEB attack 4 asked BLOCK action six months. Only mean for ongoing attacks. Do I quit wiki. Next auction to the private sector if such a thing seems to Yahoo Auctions Wikimedia. I have not. sym90 1 year block. Naoki Inoue —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nkinkade- (talk) 06:14, 30 October 2016 (UTC)



On the page satanisme is noticed that Christians believe that trough the dead and ressurrection of Jezus the power of satan is not broken! This is wrong! Jesus defeaded satan by raising from the dead. That's why God rose Jesus from the dead!! Satan is powerless until men gives him power. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:03, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Matching Gifts

Typo in section "Combined Federal Campaign", second sentence. "part of the Educat America!" -> "part of the Educate America!" —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:20, 9 November 2016 (UTC)

Yes, fixed. Thank you. Killiondude (talk) 23:31, 22 November 2016 (UTC)


Am confused!Does wikimedia head wikipedia?Thanks! MORT. UDALL —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:05, 11 November 2016 (UTC)

Re.Complaints again Wiki Editors!

How do9es one file a complaint again Wiki Editos? They seem to BLOCK any user from expessing their oponions! Bascialyy left politics views! Thabks! D.Wellermort. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 23:02, 11 November 2016 (UTC)


Hello ,

  Is it possible to to get you to stop running ads for George Soros to hire full time people to work for him , he is the creator of hiring all of the rioters since the election to protest , riot , kill people since the election . It is causing a lot of people destruction of property, bodily harm etc. He is not a good man , i ma sure you know of him . We need your help to help stop all this violence , destruction of property and harm to the elderly. You would be a great help to America right now . 

Thank you, Joyce Putman —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 01:10, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Joyce, very few people have accounts with the ability to edit pages, but one of those accounts was hacked this morning, and the hackers went wild. Wikimedia doesn't run ads for other people. Nyttend (talk) 13:49, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Local chaptersSOFIAN

SOFIAN —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:14, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

Longest war in history

Third Punic War 149 b.C.-February 5, 1985. (final peace treaty) signed between Ugo Vetere, the mayor of Rome and Chedii Klibi, mayor of Tunis (Carthage). The Roman victory in 146 B.C. did not include a final peace treaty. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:18, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

(1) How is this something relevant to (2) Such a treaty was just for show, not a real thing; treaties to end wars are only signed when both parties remain independent states, not when one is conquered and destroyed. You don't need a treaty when you physically reduce your enemy's city to rubble and sell all the survivors into slavery — there's nobody left with whom to sign the treaty. Nyttend (talk) 23:04, 20 November 2016 (UTC)


پپسپظپ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:35, 22 November 2016 (UTC)



   plz add myanmar language,thz. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 11:08, 26 November 2016 (UTC)

I just made a donation and saw the page at the end where you can see if your company matches them. Cox Automotive came up in the list so I sent an email to the contact person listed to get the details. I just heard back though and apparently the budget for this year is used up and it's the last year of the program, so you would probably want to remove them from the list. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:20, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Regarding FAQ/en add links to the form 990s?

Maybe you should add links to the form 990s?:

  • 2014-2015

  • 2012-2013 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:52, 29 November 2016 (UTC)


I'd really love to donate as the fundamental idea of this program is unparalleled in a ubiquitously connected world. However your organization seems to let far left extremists control the editing and information flow of non scientific articles. It makes me sick. I will not donate to your "cause", but I will use the resources you provide that are not tainted with cultural Marxism. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:59, 1 December 2016 (UTC)

Do you have any concrete examples? --Vogone (talk) 22:15, 6 December 2016 (UTC)


 I will contribute nothing until you stop allowing feminists to control and edit your site with blatantly false propaganda. I am not alone in this, why do you think everyone now calls it wackypedia? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:14, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

Hi, please fix contact info for Wikimedia Czech Republic at this page. Te new info is:

Wikimedia Česká republika
Slovenská 1705/21
12000 Praha 2
Czech Republic

Also see this page as proof. We moved :). Thanks, --Vojtěch Dostál (talk) 14:28, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Done[7]. --Vogone (talk) 22:15, 6 December 2016 (UTC)


Happy Holidays!

I received an email from Jimmy Wales on 21 Nov asking for donations. I sent a reply that I will definitely do that. I love wiki, and used it a lot when earning my Bachelor of Science and my Master's degree. I'm having problems with this site in trying to donate; all I get is a spinning icon. Anyway, I will not give up in trying to donate. However, I will not likely donate until I get paid this Thurs., that way I can donate more.

Keep up the great job@ I really appreciate you gals/guys.

Jocelyn —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:09, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Wickimediafoundation is a very good opportunity to find important history entries. Tanja Jade Gräfin von Marck Gräfin von der Ahé. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:36, 7 December 2016 (UTC)


Allow anonymous donations without emails or names - you might actually raise revenue ! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:38, 7 December 2016 (UTC)


Okay you got me. I would love to donate some cash. Unfortunately thats what i deal in is cash. I dont have credit cards or a bank account. Can i use some sort of prepaid debit or gift card? Please let me know. This site has been my go-to for decent information for a long time. I would hate to have that stop! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 23:07, 7 December 2016 (UTC)


When I donated and questions about wikipedia and I saying it is running and the past and present and future that is ahead.Perhaps I should of said it is like black matter that science is having fun with. Wikipedia is always running in all conceivable movement that it like black matter that is and science wants to play with it and learn. it is a plane like a vast ocean which is real and it is depth and in every direction that can be moved in and also sensed but knowing and every action of sense you know is you and yet you know you are and can be but it is black and the depths of its own light that is always running and endless. a vast ocean which ripples even when it is perfectly still because it is endless and even when it is in fact always there and moving.I smile when science at every level is ow playing with the theoretical construct of black matter and trying to prove it is also something or some thing that can be moved! It's cute and I smile and in a fond way. Here today and was yesterday and will always be tomorrow and always still and a endless ripple that already exist but cannot yet be understood but is some how matter. virtualay there and endlessly running and sustaining it self. time ripple or light so fast it is and it is not and yet it is wikipedia!relative to the fact that it is always a ripple and wikipedia is also running is it not? of course it is —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 00:06, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Just sent you $20. keep up the good work. Will contribute again after start of year! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 11:36, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Given the User info template allows you to set the text for "About me", "About my work", and "Contact me", shouldn't users be able to set the label for the Disclaimer? Many users will use these settings to support translation when there is no user info box that supports their language. Without a setting to change the "Disclaimer" label it cannot be translated. Please add a "Disclaimer label" feature. AnotherPoint (talk) 04:37, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

I have just paid you £10, why now the hassle? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:58, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Je ne comprend pas lenglais et je ne le parle pas mes je sais une chose ces que votre pays est en danger il y a bien des année jais rêver a ce qui ce passe aujourdhui et je sais que le président qui va être élue ne vas semer que désastre et désespoir autour de lui jais bien essayez davertir MME Clinton et Mme OBahamas mes personnes na crue bon de me croire il est soutenue par la Russie et plus encore moi cette année je vais faire un dernier voyage car je sais très bien que dans les année a venir sa va être la gerre pas faute essayez de vous avertir jais bien essayez de rejoindre MMe Obahamas et Mr Clinton et sa femme mais riens na fonctionner bonne chance le monde moi je fait mon voyage et après je vais me cacher avec ma famille je savais depuis que javais 7 ans que ce président allait être élue . —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2001:56b:dcca:4300:3de9:9220:2d12:ec12 (talk) 02:37, 14 December 2016 (UTC)


I had no idea that you are a not for profit organisation dependent on donations until I was undertaking research today and the panel came up explaining your structure and asking for donations. Why don't you have a subscription for access with the level of subscription a function of the number of times you access the system? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 08:14, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

The whole philosophy of the Wikimedia movement is free access to information. QuiteUnusual (talk) 13:18, 16 December 2016 (UTC)

In Thematic Organizations Amical Wikimedia is listed as "Catalonia". Neither Amical or WMF recognize this framework, It should be "Catalan speaking areas". Many thanks. --Lluis tgn (talk) 09:33, 14 December 2016 (UTC)

Regarding Ways to Give


    Stock donation

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—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 00:19, 15 December 2016 (UTC)


Stop pestering me for money. I pay annually but this year paying on my laptop means my desktop PC and others keep pestering me. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 08:33, 15 December 2016 (UTC)


I already gave. Tired of the popups. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2606:a000:4089:3900:54fb:12d5:737b:1241 (talk) 22:40, 18 December 2016 (UTC)