Foundation wiki feedback/Archive/2017


This is an email just to state a view of Wikipedia from a user and not an everyday user but one that uses the website any time I want to get get the true and accurate facts about anything I mad looking for. To me Wikipedia gives the unbiased true and accurate information of anyone source on the Internet and I am writing this note just to show my appreciation to you for maintaining thise site open to,the public. I do make a small donation every year to this site, even though it is small it is all I can afford at this time, however when I am able you will be the first I will reward with my donations as your importance to the public for information is valuable to all from students to CEO's and all in between. Thank you for your continued effort to provide us with your services.


Gerald Bailey —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:24, 1 January 2017 (UTC)


I would like to thank you for all you do to give the public factual information. Your publication to me personally is priceless. Please keep up the great work you do on behalf of all of us. My name is Dave Berry have a great day and a fantastic 2017. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 04:00, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

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Regarding Talk:Home

كرة القدم

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تمثلت —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:51, 14 January 2017 (UTC)

{{The exclamation,YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO EXCUTE/edit or not logged in is a total sabotage to the intrest/entres of authontic/inthusiastic ,editors of our modern day world/universe as it hempers ,impede and adjudicate the sharing of important imformation received online/timeline to valued editors,and gives prejudicial judgement to suggestions of the latter and the organization.Please harmonise these edits and never be offended by spiling/speling.The system of things may halt, }}[Dikgosi Sejabodile] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:00, 16 January 2017 (UTC)

Regarding wikipedia decision to delete articles

To Whom it may concern:

I am stunned that Wikipedia has deleted two articles, "The People's Cube" and "Communists For Kerry." These two websites are a part of Americana and both have received widespread and international recognition. From the discussion pages regarding the deletions, it is clear that the decision to delete was made for entirely political purposes; the editors disagree with the positions espoused by these satirical websites and so decided to cut them. Shame.

I am a professor of history at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. I have informed my students that they are to avoid your websites at all costs because you cannot be trusted to be objective.

Melvin C. Smith Professor of History University of the Cumberlands —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:10, 17 January 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Home


Pelan Suara Hati Johor merupakan satu pelan pencapaian berlandaskan pemantauan, ukuran dan berstrategi bagi menangani fokus utama keperluan dan kehendak rakyat seperti keselamatan, perumahan mampu milik, kos sara hidup dan kesejahteraan rakyat, infrastruktur, agama islam, kesihatan, ekonomi, keusahawanan dan telah dilancarkan pada 31 Mei 2014.

Pelan ini adalah kesinambungan dari inisiatif rundingan rakyat Kajian Suara Hati Johor yang telah dijalankan hasil kerjasama antara Kerajaan Negeri dan Universiti Teknologi Malaysia bagi mendapatkan maklumbalas permasalahan pembangunan rakyat di negeri Johor.

Ia perlu dilaksanakan demi mempertingkatkan keyakinan rakyat terhadap keupayaan dan kecekapan Kerajaan Negeri mentadbir serta menyokong setiap usaha-usaha yang telah dirancang demi kebaikan rakat dan generasi yang akan datang.

Matlamat Pelan adalah membentuk Kerajaan Negeri berteraskan pencapaian dengan halatuju yang jelas berpegang pada muafakat pembangunan dan pengagihan, keterangkuman berkerajaan sambil mendukung tiga gagasan utama.

Kajian telah dihasilkan daripada kesinambungan dari inisiatif rundingan rakyat Kajian Suara Hati Johor yang telah dijalankan hasil kerjasama antara Kerajaan Negeri dan Universiti Teknologi Malaysia bagi mendapatkan maklumbalas permasalahan pembangunan rakyat di negeri Johor.

Tempoh perlaksanaan berterusan sehingga tahun 2018. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Anonymousleo (talk) 04:18, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

My name is kirish Laxman.I'm 24 years old. I'm coming from srilanka.I'm living in Germany —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:14, 18 January 2017 (UTC


{The wiki foundation has been the best platfom/forum past year,althou little space is given for editing.we aproch the relevent athourity to take heed of this challenge/problem and give us the promised harmony of editing/writing the wiki adventure as the world passby.its uniquely adoured by the universal majority,but question might not be answered for a sow eye,dumb ear andvocal tongue:freedom of speech/expresion and editing as a hobby for the elderly is spiritual enhancement.[Dikgosi Sejabodile] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:35, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Contact us

how do i delete you do not want wilkimedia —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2a02:c7d:31d4:f100:d57e:c79a:2e2b:26a9 (talk) 15:21, 31 January 2017 (UTC)


Suggestions to your information pages:

1. Put a search box at the bottom of the page. I am lazy. On long articles I have to scroll back to the top of the page to do another search.

2. Has there been any discussion to put an audio link on each page to help users actually hear the correct pronunciation of a word, name or phrase in their respective language?

Thank you. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:32, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

Keny presisa da vosa ajuda para criar uma conta no commos —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:35, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Link to Linux website in "Operating System" should be this one, the present one is broken. Thanks. --Lluis tgn (talk) 14:12, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

"Finden Sie heraus, ob Ihre Firma ein Matching Gift Programhat."

Ein Leerzeichen fehlt vor "hat". —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:54, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

I m creaitive comminons Of the Executive Director. It is never subjected to such abuse here.

提出は、2017 年 3 月 6 日Happysailor (話) で、下落しました。

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提出は、2017 年 3 月 6 日MatthewVanitas (話) で、下落しました。

これは、英語の言語版ウィキペディア;英語で書かれた記事のみ受け付けております。サブミッションの高品質の英語翻訳を提供してください。ウィキペディアのホームページを訪れたか。おそらくあなたの言語版の Wikipedia を検索できます。 17 時間前MatthewVanitas減。—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nitta12n (talk) 20:46, 6 March 2017 (UTC)


Good evening,I believe my coming online everyday is a non-profitable action,if you have anything to say about this please, tell me.Thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hamad olatunde (talk) 19:24, 11 March 2017 (UTC)

In the description, it says "Portuguese judgment ...", but this is not a Portuguese judgment, this is a Brazilian judgment (written in Brazilian Portuguese). --Diego Queiroz (talk) 14:44, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Social media

<There is nothing like anti competive editing here,moreover the monopoly ofcomplynce my not be over emphasised>{Djs} —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 06:06, 15 March 2017 (UTC)


寄付します その上で、寄付しようとしているものに「Waning」とか、失敬にもほどがある。とはおもわないのか。 ここでLoginを後でするがhackerにじゃまさせないように。元白い箱 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 08:17, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

The page on the Wikipedia Zero project is lacking a concise explanation of what Wikipedia Zero actually is all about.

While this can probably be gleaned from studying all of the text provided on the page, it would save time and probably be appropriate for a non-profit organisation to cut some of the promotional language in favor of a more matter-of-factly and comprehensible description of the project, such as:

"Wikipedia Zero is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation aiming to establish a collaboration with mobile service providers (in the global south?) to provide free access to Wikimedia sites for all ... "

At least that's how I've understood the concept.

Also adding a short statement of the current state of affairs would be helpful to clarify whether the project is actually still being continued. The last major contributions to the page seem to have happened some years ago.

Otherwise simply transcluding the English Wikipedia page on Wikipedia Zero might be a good alternative as this seems to be more up to date and distinctly more to the point.

thank you for your efforts, --KaiKemmann (talk) 21:23, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

jollyzte —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 09:58, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Template:Middot

<\delete/all/opt-out/permanenet> <\delete/all/opt-out/permanenet> —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2600:8804:190a:f000:3484:fcff:5555:27e2 (talk) 19:59, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Sorry, didn't get a direct page to issue my comment. My question is: why cant i pay with iDeal without submitting billing information, like names and adress, is there any way tyo just donate anonymously? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 20:17, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Suggestion for mr. Director ms. Director or responsible of Wikipedia

I don't speak English(i'm form South America), but i will try to speak something:

I suggest, I think Wikipedia should bring some excellent ideas to make easier the Wikipedia in the World. There is examples, models like German Wikipedia, another some regions, graphics, layout, caracthers, strings to improve Wikipedia etc...

  • In some countries some people thinks the encyclopedia is left-wing ou right-wing depending of the text but i think there are some controversial material. I don't know if these affirmations are true, but i think Wikipedia should study about the subject.
  • Wikipedia in EU and another countries, for example, there are different ideas, solutions, skills. I know: that all costs something, no one is obligated to agree about my suggestions including mr. Director ms. Director or writer i only suggest study about change, but i know there are logistics, structure, "one philanthropic supply and demand" in these cases and study layout in Wikipedia, fonts in Wikipedia, but study typeface, resolution, etc... I think all versions of Wikipedia could try to learn and learn solutions, layout, fonts
  • Editing on Wikipedia is difficult, because the grafics, layout, the fonts should(suggestion) be larger and sober like Encyclopedias by date, bring some new excellent ideas we can see different ideas on German Wikipedia, Britanica, and another languages, countries and you can change experiences. I don't think the Wikipedia should change rules about editing, but there are examples in versions of Wikipedia and we(the Wikipedia) can improve. Why don't Wikipedia study those stuffs(i said one time there are costs, logistics, sometimes it looks unreal, but...). More spell checker to edit texts in any language. I talk about Nobody is obligated to agree about the subjects that i wrote. I suggested the Wikipedia became easier(easy to find articles, editing articles without problems, control problems, bring some innovation, why not Wikipedia? Thank you!--Ultragp7 (talk) 04:16, 24 March 2017 (UTC)

Hi there is a user named Sarah Peres she is illegally posting personal information about me please help me —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2605:e000:d2c6:f700:fd2f:9c52:caaa:e2c0 (talk) 04:07, 11 April 2017 (UTC)

Our organization is network of women living with HIV/AIDS,Our organization it be work in region.


To include human rights the community to get knowledge. To include important community to get skills about relationship. To include the community to get knowledge against business.

So we are submit our request to your office i wish to get answer from you thank you.


Lucy Sadock Maguru Executive secretary —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:44, 11 April 2017 (UTC)


on Dean Ambrose's Wikipedia page the middle name is wrong. His real middle name is Lee not David. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk), 05:57, 13 April 2017 (UTC) - Non discrimination policy

I see that in this edit to Non discrimination policy, Jrogers (WMF) removed the commitment of the Foundation "to prohibit discrimination against current or prospective users". This statement was a valuable measure to ensure that discrimination against users would not occur on any WMF project. If that is a true reflection of the Board's intentions, I am disappointed that the Board of Trustees should choose to retreat from their commitments to the disabled, as well as to other disadvantaged minorities. Conversely, if the Board has not stepped back from that commitment, then I request that Jacob Rogers reconsider his edit, in light of the unintended implied change to WMF policy. --RexxS (talk) 17:29, 15 April 2017 (UTC)


"Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge"

Do you honestly believe in this Thecopaedea? Why do you behave us like in dark ages? Why you do not respect us and protect us from yours unprofessional, uneducated and above all unpolite administrators...

My first attempt to contribute three years ago it was about Paedia. Check the page... and then read again your "vision" for your Paedia... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Logeion (talk) 23:00, 16 April 2017 (UTC) (edited 23:03, 23:08, 23:13, 23:19)

Regarding Terms of Use/nl

Maggie Dennis (whose talk page I can't edit) has completely messed up the page here from section 7b onwards. Kind regards, ErikvanB (talk) 11:46, 19 April 2017 (UTC)

I want my room and my chair.--N64INOUE (talk) 05:23, 23 April 2017 (UTC)


Dear Wikipedia workers, I am not 'signed in', but am a scholar of Religion at a public university in New Jersey (USA!).

I'd be happy to share more with you. However, I just wanted to tell you about a very odd 'transfer,' that I wish you would remove:

I was looking up CASTE, as I am teaching Hinduism, with a focus in the Hindu (and world thinkers, and religious figues who influenced) Mahatma Gandhi him (teaching it now).

I clicked on OCCUPATION, and it redirected me to the BOOK OF JOB!


I wanted to help my students understand the caste system better, and know which parts of it Gandhi REJECTED...that is--inequality, poor treatment of lower caste people, and, if course, OUTCASTING.

Book of Job, in the Old Testament! Yes, it's an important study in trusting God, even if you suffer and suffer, as a test of God...

But as an OCCUPATION link in Wikipedia? no!...thank you! Please fix? Delete the link! Many thanks to you. Wikipedia is an ever-developing resource. This I would fix myself, but you all know how to do it and why. Better that you do it. JOB was a shock!

Dr. Lise Vail Religion Department Montclair State University Montclair, NJ 07043 (

p.s. I have donated twice, 2 years in a row, when you requested. Not much, but the more I use Wikipedia, the more I love it. So, maybe I will donate more in the future. The NO ADS makes you superior to Encyclopedia Britanica, since ads, well, you know... add a 4-letter word, a word beginning with an S...! 😊😎🕉☯️✝️😇⭐️💫🍎🍚🏫🕍🕌🕋⛩📱🖥📓🗃🗂☸️🕎💟✨✨✨= my world! Have a great Sunday, today 4-23-17, and every single day, minute, hour, moment.... bye —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:45, 23 April 2017 (UTC)

Please change All Wikimedia staff and members of the Board of Trustees are required to abide by this Code of Conduct. to All Wikimedia Foundation staff and members of the Board of Trustees are required to abide by this Code of Conduct. as this is a “Wikimedia Foundation Code of Conduct”. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 13:00, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

NTymkiv (WMF), could you take a look? --Base (talk) 04:55, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

What program or app do I open the .ods file with? (i.e. might be worth adding as a note on that page..) Casliber (talk) 08:14, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

.ods is usually OpenOffice. Yes there ought to be a link! QuiteUnusual (talk) 15:43, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
thanks! Casliber (talk) 15:26, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

OpenDocument is supported by default with any modern office suite and any decent OS since about a decade ago. --Nemo 16:43, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Terms of Use/de

oder inform einer anderen Darstellungsmethode -> in Form lg --Herzi Pinki (talk) 18:18, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Contact us#Local chapters, in all languanges

Hi, The address of Wikimedia France on page is wrong : no more "26-28 rue de Londres 75009 Paris", but "40 rue de Cléry 75002 Paris". and same error in all languages (ex: See their website. Thanks! Zetud (talk) 09:59, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

I made the change on the template so it should permeate. Killiondude (talk) 23:50, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Regarding DMCA Policy

Please change the link from this to Wikipedia:DMCA. UpsandDowns1234 (🗨) 15:37, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

UpsandDowns1234, I assume you mean w:Wikipedia:DMCA|Wikipedia:DMCA]]? Both your links point to the same page. --Base (talk) 04:58, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Linking to team home pages for teams listed on "Staff and contractors"

Could more teams please link to their corresponding information pages from their headings, to make it easier for anyone to find more information what each team works on plus potential contact information? (The information is available anyway, it's just about linking...)

Thanks in advance. --Malyacko (talk) 22:49, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Ways to Give/nl

Not sure where the translations can be edited these days - but the Dutch translation of the bank transfer is slightly confusing according to one donor. I would suggest to change "Zolang u stortte op het juiste rekeningnummer zal uw betaling correct ontvangen zijn." (in the future past tense) to "Zolang u stort op het juiste rekeningnummer zal uw betaling correct ontvangen worden." (future tense).

I also noticed a minor interpunction error at the end of the first paragraph (two full stops in immediate succession). Thanks! Effeietsanders (talk) 14:21, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

  Done --Base (talk) 04:51, 22 August 2017 (UTC)


We should have an option to give reading to the people or events on wiki.. I mean If the is shakespeare so we shoulde have right to rate him out of 10 or 5 and we should also have right to rate anything on wiki. So we should get the result that what people actually think. Thank you Muzammil ahmad —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2405:204:a50d:540f:316c:73c6:68c8:72c2 (talk) 00:17, 20 June 2017 (UTC)


the new logo for the foundation is not on the wikipedia article please fix —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:28, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

  Not done please ask on the correct language Wikipedia and/or on Commons to have the logo up-to-date. Zppix (talk) 19:14, 8 November 2017 (UTC)