CentralNotice/Request/Wikimedia Terms of Use update 2023

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Wikimedia Terms of Use update 2023[edit]

Central Notice Settings

What is the campaign duration?
  • → 22nd February 2023 through 20th April 2023
Which projects will you be targeting?
  • All
What languages will you be targeting?
  • Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, English, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish
Do you wish to show banners to Logged In users, Anonymous Users or Both? Do you want to target users with a specific number of edits or average monthly?
  • Both

What countries will your campaign target?

  • worldwide if that's an option

Banner/Campaign Diet:

  • To be determined by Central Notice admin

What is the purpose of the campaign? How will you measure the success of the campaign?[edit]

Description - The Wikimedia Foundation will be updating our Terms of Use in 2023. We want to alert users and offer a link to a landing page with a summary of what is changing and the proposed changes. There will be a 2 month comment period before the changes are finalized.

Metrics - Receiving feedback and discussion from community.

What banner(s) will you use? What will be your landing page?[edit]

Banners - Please use the standard banner with logo
Wikimedia Foundation logo - vertical
and text “The Foundation is updating our Terms of Use. You can read about it and submit comments here“. With a link to the related meta page.

Landing Page - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Legal_department/2023_ToU_updates

Is this project grant funded? Please provide a link[edit]

Type of grant -

Link to grant -


Just an FYI that we have discussed internally a potential clash with a WMF Fundraising banner for Japan, and we're fine to defer to that banner during the overlapping request time. RStallman (WMF) (talk) 00:24, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Central Notice admin comments[edit]

  • @RStallman (WMF): I've created campaign and banner in accordance to the additional information received by email. You can check the preview here. There you can see, that I did some minor changes: “The Wikimedia Foundation” instead of “The Foundation” for clarification reasons. Furthermore, I've activated the campaign for all languages because this ToU change affects all communities and not only those which you were targeting here (likely because you will provide translations yourself here). But people on other projects can help with translations, too. I have activated that functionality in the banner. You can submit your translations into these languages here, just change to the target language. Of course, you can invite translators from around the world to submit further translations before the campaign will start. I will enable the campaign when you confirm the settings and preview. Please ping me. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 09:18, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thanks so much for your help! I'll run the details by our team and respond again if anything needs to be tweaked or if we're ready to go for when the comment period begins on February 21st. RStallman (WMF) (talk) 23:18, 14 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Hello again, DerHexer. The team approves of the banner. Thank you! There is a tweak to the dates of the campaign. We'd like it to begin on February 22nd instead of the 21st to make sure all of the content is definitely up when we send people to review it, and ending one day earlier on April 20th. When inviting translators, do I make a post on Meta:Babel with a link to this page? Thanks for your advice! My first go at this. RStallman (WMF) (talk) 00:27, 17 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    @RStallman (WMF): I didn't see your message until now. I've enabled it (and saw the other communications elsewhere). —DerHexer (Talk) 18:13, 22 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Thank you! RStallman (WMF) (talk) 20:06, 1 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]