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Welcome to Meta!Edit

Hello Emufarmers, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Meta:Metapub (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing!

Cometstyles 03:23, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Letter petitioning WMF to reverse recent decitionsEdit

The Wikimedia Foundation recently created a new feature, "superprotect" status. The purpose is to prevent pages from being edited by elected administrators -- but permitting WMF staff to edit them. It has been put to use in only one case: to protect the deployment of the Media Viewer software on German Wikipedia, in defiance of a clear decision of that community to disable the feature by default, unless users decide to enable it.

If you oppose these actions, please add your name to this letter. If you know non-Wikimedians who support our vision for the free sharing of knowledge, and would like to add their names to the list, please ask them to sign an identical version of the letter on

I'm notifying you because you participated in one of several relevant discussions. -Pete F (talk) 22:05, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia Foundation Board noticeboard#Resolution on superprotectEdit

Do you want to help draft the WMF board resolution on superprotect? (Context is that expected policy improvements didn't yet reach anything, 6 months after the stated deadline; and further worsening is on sight.) You didn't sign the letter, so you can offer a different perspective. --Nemo 07:32, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Please fill out our Inspire campaign surveyEdit

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Please take our short survey and share your experience during the campaign.

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Thank you for participating in the Wikimedia Inspire campaign during March 2015!

Please take our short survey and share your experience during the campaign.

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Please sign new Wikimedia confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information by 31 DecemberEdit

This is a message from the Wikimedia Foundation. Translations are available.

As you may know, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees approved a new "Access to nonpublic information policy" on 25 April 2014 after a community consultation. The former policy has remained in place until the new policy could be implemented. That implementation work is now being done, and we are beginning the transition to the new policy.

An important part of that transition is helping volunteers like you sign the required confidentiality agreement. All Wikimedia volunteers with access to nonpublic information are required to sign this new agreement, and we have prepared some documentation to help you do so.

The Wikimedia Foundation is requiring that OTRS volunteers sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain their access. You are receiving this email because you have been identified as an OTRS volunteer and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy. If you do not sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015, you will lose your OTRS access. OTRS volunteers have a specific agreement available, if you have recently signed the general confidentiality agreement for another role (such as CheckUser or Oversight), you do not need to sign the general agreement again, but you will still need to sign the OTRS agreement.

Signing the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information is conducted and tracked using Legalpad on Phabricator. We have prepared a guide on Meta-Wiki to help you create your Phabricator account and sign the new agreement: Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information/How to sign

If you have any questions or experience any problems while signing the new agreement, please visit this talk page or email me (gvarnum Again, please sign this confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain your OTRS access. If you do not wish to retain this access, please let me know and we will forward your request to the appropriate individuals.

Thank you,
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What future IdeaLab campaigns would you like to see?Edit

Hi there,

I’m Jethro, and I’m seeking your help in deciding topics for new IdeaLab campaigns that could be run starting next year. These campaigns aim to bring in proposals and solutions from communities that address a need or problem in Wikimedia projects. I'm interested in hearing your preferences and ideas for campaign topics!

Here’s how to participate:

Take care,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 03:34, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Future IdeaLab Campaigns resultsEdit

Last December, I invited you to help determine future ideaLab campaigns by submitting and voting on different possible topics. I'm happy to announce the results of your participation, and encourage you to review them and our next steps for implementing those campaigns this year. Thank you to everyone who volunteered time to participate and submit ideas.

With great thanks,

I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources, Wikimedia Foundation. 23:56, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Open Call for Individual Engagement GrantsEdit

Greetings! The Individual Engagement Grants (IEG) program is accepting proposals until April 12th to fund new tools, research, outreach efforts, and other experiments that enhance the work of Wikimedia volunteers. Whether you need a small or large amount of funds (up to $30,000 USD), IEGs can support you and your team’s project development time in addition to project expenses such as materials, travel, and rental space.

With thanks, I JethroBT (WMF), Community Resources 15:57, 31 March 2016 (UTC)

The regulation on Vietnamese Wikipedia opposed Checkuser policy of Wikimedia FoundationEdit

Hi Emufarmers

Hope you remember this case.

Finally, as our prediction, Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy (talk · contribs) deputed ThiênĐế98 (talk · contribs) to CheckUser position. If ThiênĐế98 is appointed CheckUser, Vietnamese Wikipedia really is in danger. Vietnam Government can collect IP of all Vietnamese Wikipedians thus they know our identities and personal information. Some members can get troubles even be arrested. This will be a disaster of Vietnamese Wikipedia also the global Wikipedia movement. This is an urgent situation. Please seriously pay attention to this problem.

I cannot imagine that a person who has purposively violated the CheckUser policy of Wikimedia Foundation can be deputed to CheckUser position at Vietnamese Wikipedia but it is really happening. Michel9090 (talk) 11:00, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Just a sock-puppet account who already got banned in Vietnamese Wikipedia yell in here for make misapprehension in Meta, I hope Emufarmers understand the situation, if anything wrong happen with Vietnamese Wikipedia, our local ambassador and our local user group would leave a properly notice. Thank you very much. --minhhuy (talk) 11:04, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Don't allege me sockpuppet as others who have been blocked by you Minh Huy. Emufarmers can check by himself. Michel9090 (talk) 11:11, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Michel9090, as I indicated to you in previous correspondence, if you believe a particular user is a serious danger to the community, you should contact the Trust & Safety team ( While the policy which was previously in effect on the Vietnamese Wikipedia did not comply with the global CheckUser policy, it appears that the new one does comply. I see no indication that Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy himself has violated the CheckUser policy (and I don't see how he could have, since he is not yet a CheckUser). Emufarmers (talk) 11:14, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
Actually, he is accusing me for nominating our local sysop ThiênĐế98 as a CheckUser role, whose he think could be harmful for Vietnamese Wikipedia. He is accusing that ThiênĐế98 working for Vietnam Goverment, but there aren't any proof, and in the case we are in danger like him said, our community would have final decision (via the RfP result). --minhhuy (talk) 11:23, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, I meant "I see no indication that ThiênĐế98 himself has violated the CheckUser policy..." Emufarmers (talk) 11:27, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

I didn't accuse anyone Minh Huy. I just said what i think. Thank you Emufarmers. I will report Trust & Safety team ( about this case. Thank you. Michel9090 (talk) 12:03, 13 April 2020 (UTC)


Hi. As you would know the sockmaster who likes "R&B" called en:User:MariaJaydHicky. See en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/MariaJaydHicky/Archive and en:Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/MariaJaydHicky/Archive/1.

en:Special:Contributions/Whatyagondo is probably a MariaJaydHicky sock. It was currently inactive since August last year but not blocked. Also, she's currently editing under en:Special:Contributions/2a02:c7f:70cd:0:0:0:0:0/39. 01:53, 14 April 2020 (UTC), I'm not sure why you're telling me this. You should probably find an English Wikipedia CheckUser instead. Emufarmers (talk) 02:19, 14 April 2020 (UTC)