So when will the office hour be held? edit

I think it can be held at The holidays of National Day of the People's Republic of China (October 1st - 7th, 2021). --忒有钱 (talk) 17:16, 29 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

忒有钱, I'm sorry for the delay. :) We had originally planned to do it that week, but I have had to reorganize to accommodate some other community events around the listening tour of the incoming Foundation CEO and also to make sure we hosted the meeting at a time that would permit Asian attendance during waking hours. We are ALMOST ready to announce it, and I'm almost certain it will be on October 14 at 13:00 UTC. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 18:00, 29 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hi Maggie, I would like to ask a hypothetical question if organizers of Chinese Wikipedia events (eg. editathons) are prohibited to use materials prepared or procured by global banned users even as outsiders. It is because I has been reminded that back a long time ago when Walter Grassroot was in friendly terms with many of us, he has expressed a desire to send gifts to participants of another article contest provided that they fulfilled the criteria.--Spring Roll Conan ( Teahouse · Contributions ) 16:04, 10 October 2021 (UTC)Reply

Hi, Spring Roll Conan. Why doesn't anybody ever ask me easy questions? :D It's a good question, and I'm going to have to get back with you with an answer, since this is a question of interpreting policy. I need lawyer involvement for that. However, I can tell you what I think as I go do that. Our policies around engaging with Foundation banned individuals are meant to be protective of the platform and the community, not punitive. In terms of how others interact with globally banned individuals, the only clear articulation I know of is that people are not permitted to act as "proxies" for them. People who edit on behalf of a banned user may be sanctioned in the same way that the banned user has been. We do not expect or ask people to change their engagements with people outside of Wikipedia. Where this gets really hard is when we are in possession of facts that might make people choose to stop associating with others outside of Wikimedia projects. :/ Because we can't talk about what specific individuals have done, we can't necessarily warn people of dangers to avoid. That's one of the challenges of setting policies. :/ There are some people on the Foundation ban list about whom I would say, "No, please, for your own safety stay very, very far away." But I'm not able to say that. :/ Anyway, these are some of the factors to be considered, but I'll get lawyer feedback on this one. <3 --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 13:04, 12 October 2021 (UTC)Reply

A request edit

Hi Maggie,

We have posted an open letter to the Foundation and Board of Trustees. It concerns the development of MediaWiki extensions and needs the personal attention of all concerned developers and managers. Please see it at:


Your comments are most welcome. Many thanks.

Kind regards,

On behalf of the English Wikipedia Community

Kudpung (talk) 08:27, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply

Open Letter to the Board of Trustees concerning the Arbitration Committee of German Wikipedia edit

Dear Maggie,

I would like to inform you about my Open Letter to the Board of Trustees concerning the Arbitration Committee of German Wikipedia. Best regards--GFreihalter (talk) 11:07, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply

Can you update the links on this page? edit

Can you update the links here? Wikimedia Legal Disclaimer. I found you in the file history.

While you are there, can you make sure it is up-to-date?

Thank you, -- Ooligan (talk) 17:47, 24 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Ooligan: That is a community page, so if a link is broken, feel welcome to fix it. If you have a suggestion or are uncertain, then please use the corresponding talk page to make that suggestion. If a page is protected, then use {{edit protected}} to bring attention to a required edit. No need to ping Maggie for minor changes.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:07, 24 August 2023 (UTC)Reply
@Billinghurst, Ok, thanks. Ooligan (talk) 21:32, 24 August 2023 (UTC)Reply

UCOC? edit

Hi Maggie Dennis, I have tried for months to find out where one could file a complaint, point out some processes with which one does not agree with, (Per conflict is inevitable, combat is not) and well, no chance, I believe not even replies, at least not at the [[Talk:Universal Code of Conduct/FAQ#Where the ***##[][#Ç∑[|]®]°†≠ui43zqpzq can I file a case?|UCOC/FAQ]]. I suggest that an archive of past cases and discussions should be posted to the UCOC/FAQ and someone involved in the UCOC puts the UCOC/FAQ on their watchlist.Paradise Chronicle (talk) 04:10, 14 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hi Paradise Chronicle. I am sorry it was not easy for you to find how and where to file a complaint. I hope you have found the resources you needed, but I’ll respond here in case anyone else is wondering. While the Universal Code of Conduct aims to document minimum standards of acceptable behavior and the essential guidelines by which the violations will be handled, it does not standardize the way in which community concerns are filed. The U4C will be a future body to look at UCoC violations where community processes are not in place - the draft charter for that committee is under review right now, and hopefully that committee will have elections soon and be in place to hear concerns. If your concern is regarding another community, you might check with a steward or administrator on that project and they can direct you to the appropriate resource.
I also want to acknowledge that I hear your concern regarding the difficulty people encounter with filing complaints on-wiki. Best regards, Patrick Earley (WMF) (talk) 15:51, 22 September 2023 (UTC)Reply
Thanks a lot, sigh. So actually the UCOC is not ready yet to receive concerns. Thats ok, I can wait. Then it also makes sense that then there is no place where to place concerns. Maybe it would be good to mention that somewhere, likely at a prominent place of the FAQ or the enforcement guidelinces of the UCOC. Paradise Chronicle (talk) 18:26, 24 September 2023 (UTC)Reply

Hello Maggie, did you see what I wrote four days ago on the page Talk:Human Rights Team/Impact of the war in Gaza and Israel? I tagged you. To make it easier for me, I am copying here what I wrote there.


User:Crocodile2020 is a Wikipedia editor and a resident of Ein HaBesor in Israel who was attacked by Hamas on October 7, 2023. He is an elderly man who hid in the shelter. The residents of in HaBesor were lucky, because they had a large standby squad of 76 people, and they managed to repel the murderous attacks of Hamas. Even now Ein HaBesor is emptied of residents because of the proximity to the Gaza Strip and the perceived danger to their lives. On Friday January 19, 2024 we had a winter meeting of the Wikipedians at the Hebrew Wikipedia. User:Crocodile2020 told us his story. Did any of you contact him and ask how he can be helped? When you are busy with the Internet problems in the Gaza Strip, 130,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Israel. Not to mention all the murdered. You can read about the battle of Ein HaBesor in the Hebrew Wikipedia in the article קרב עין הבשור Hanay (talk) 03:54, 26 January 2024 (UTC)Reply