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RfC Announce: Wikimedia referrer policyEdit

In February of 2016 the Wikimedia foundation started sending information to all of the websites we link to that allow the owner of the website (or someone who hacks the website, or law enforcement with a search warrant / subpoena) to figure out what Wikipedia page the user was reading when they clicked on the external link.

The WMF is not bound by Wikipedia RfCs, but we can use an advisory-only RfC to decide what information, if any, we want to send to websites we link to and then put in a request to the WMF. I have posted such an advisory-only RfC, which may be found here:

en:Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)#RfC: Wikimedia referrer policy

Please comment so that we can determine the consensus of the Wikipedia community on this matter. --Guy Macon (talk) 21:59, 10 June 2017 (UTC)


They look somewhat confused in their interpretation and editing. And thanks for both notes.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:35, 15 December 2018 (UTC)

Use includeonlyEdit

With your xwiki user page additions, you can do the same thing just by having that additional text on your Meta use page inside <includeonly>. The noinclude/includeonly/onlyinclude tags works exactly the same way intrawiki as they do interwiki.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:11, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! I was aware of that, but I purposely doing them one at a time so that I can document how the various language Wikipedias, Wiktionaries, Wikibooks, etc. behave when a new user edits them. I am also testing how the various projects handle a new user who is blind and uses a screen reader to make his first edit.
So far I have discovered two pages where a brand new user can create a page but cannot add any citations, and several that are a problem for the screen reader.
There is another situation that I need to research more that appears at first glance to be a bug that stops a bilingual editor from switching languages in one rare circumstance -- but I might be wrong on that one. --Guy Macon (talk) 06:15, 11 February 2019 (UTC)


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