Foundation wiki feedback
- 1 How can we help you?
- 2 Regarding Code of conduct policy
- 3 Regarding Talk:Expense reimbursement
- 5 Regarding Contact us#Local chapters, in all languanges
- 6 Regarding DMCA Policy
- 7 Linking to team home pages for teams listed on "Staff and contractors"
- 8 Regarding Ways to Give/nl
- 9 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org
- 10 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org
- 11 Regarding Contact us
- 13 Regarding Accueil
- 14 donations
- 15 Regarding Stories
- 16 wikimediafoundation.org
- 17 Простота пожертвований
- 18 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org
- 19 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org (Resolution:Licensing policy)
- 20 Regarding Tax Deductibility/fr
- 21 Regarding Talk:Tax Deductibility/fr
- 22 Thank_You subpages on wikimediafoundation.org…
- 23 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org
- 24 Regarding Talk:El libro inexistente
- 25 Regarding wmf:Wikimedia official marks/Word mark creation#Preparing files for upload
- 26 website error
- 27 Redirect foundation:Friendly Space Policy to foundation:Friendly space policy
- 28 wikimediafoundation.org
- 29 ハラスメント等に関する委員会
- 30 How are benefactors chosen?
- 31 Regarding MediaWiki:Permissionserrors
- 32 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org
- 34 Regarding Values
- 35 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org
- 36 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org
- 37 Regarding File talk:LinLibertineO 473.zip
- 38 on your page about cumulets fancy pigeon breeds, the picture you have of a bird depicting the breed is not a cumulet,
- 39 Regarding Visual identity guidelines
- 40 Regarding File talk:Wikipedia puzzle globe 3D render.zip
- 41 Regarding Talk:FAQ/de
- 42 Regarding Category talk:Problems donating
- 43 Now there is no need for Wikipedia to ever ask for donations again
- 44 wikimediafoundation.org
- 45 Regarding Visual identity guidelines
- 46 Regarding Benefactors
- 47 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org
- 48 Regarding Talk:ウィキメディア財団について
- 49 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org
- 50 Regarding Talk:Problems donating
- 51 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org
- 52 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org
- 53 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org
- 54 Account
- 55 Regarding wikimediafoundation.org
- 56 Map of India - shown incorrectly
Regarding Code of conduct policy
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)
Regarding Talk:Expense reimbursement
- .ods is usually OpenOffice. Yes there ought to be a link! QuiteUnusual (talk) 15:43, 10 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 Contact us#Local chapters, in all languanges
Hi, The address of Wikimedia France on page https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Contact_us 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: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Nous_contacter). 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
- 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...)
- "Services" section heading could link to mw:Wikimedia_Services
- "Learning & Evaluation" section heading could link to m:Grants:Learning_&_Evaluation/About
- "Support, Safety and Programs" section heading could link to m:Support, Safety and Programs
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).
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)
- 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)
Regarding Contact us
I was reading your article on Oetzi, the Iceman, and think that his dates in the side column are backwards. He should be listed as born ca. 3345 BC and as having died ca. 3300 BC. Please disregard if I am mistaken.
You are asking, in BIG letters, to make a donation to your project.
James, Thank you for including me in your solicitations for donations. I am unemployed and unable to donate money. However, I would be happy to volunteer some of my time to helping you keep up the good work. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:48, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
Не хочу делиться персональной информацией, но хочу сделать пожертвование. Простой адрес биткоина есть? Платёжной карты? Здесь нужно регистрироваться https://www.coinbase.com/checkouts/81b41f8984dd5544ad4246a1dd0be0a9. Зачем? Вывесьте адрес + поле для коммента для отчёта (моего, типа на адрес сброшено тогда-то). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:04, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
I wish we can create an account on Wikimedia for the purpose of customizing the way WMF looks. Other than that, users cannot edit any namespace unless if their account is activated here. UpsandDowns1234 (🗨) 00:34, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
Regarding wikimediafoundation.org (Resolution:Licensing policy)
2) Please store archive copy of https://freedomdefined.org/Definition (along with multi language translations) and also link for reference some where; so if https://freedomdefined.org/Definition website becomes non-functional again, in any case one should be able to refer the text
Thanks and regards
Mahitgar (He who knows ,wants to know and and loves to keep others informed) (talk) 02:35, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
- Hi Billinghurst. Any thoughts on point one? Restoring the original link seems reasonable to me. --MZMcBride (talk) 07:09, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
Regarding Tax Deductibility/fr
Could you please add information for the main french speaking country, especially Switzerland and Belgium?
Regarding Talk:Tax Deductibility/fr
Hello, dears, Foundation cousins,
(Sorry for my rusty english). My pseudo is Kikuyu3, a WP Fr editor, a bit active till recently within the french chapter WM Fr.
Some suggestion to be introduced to this text intended to french speaking persons :
- the title should be changed to french "Déduction fiscale", as it is more likely to be seeked for than the english "Tax Deductibility/fr" ;
- section France should be added some sentence like "If you pay income revenue taxes in France, you may consider donating directly to the french chapter Wikimedia France (https://www.wikimedia.fr/). Under certain conditions, it gives you the right to be partly (66 % ) refunded ; please visit https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impôt sur le revenu (France)#Les réductions d'impôt on wikipdédia in french or the specific page on the website of the Ministère des Finances : https://www.economie.gouv.fr/cedef/reductions-impots-dons-aux-oeuvres."
- in french, it sounds like "Si vous êtes assujetti à l'impôt sur le revenu en France, vous pouvez envisager un don direct au chapitre français de la Fondation, l'association Wikimédia France, (https://www.wikimedia.fr/). Sous certaines conditions, il ouvre le droit à déduction de 66 % de son montant sur les sommes à acquitter. Plus d'informations sur Wikipếdia en français : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impôt sur le revenu (France)#Les réductions d'impôt ou sur la page spécifique du Ministère des Finances : https://www.economie.gouv.fr/cedef/reductions-impots-dons-aux-oeuvres."
- United Kingdom : there should be a specific section, titled "Royaume-Uni" as there are plenty of french speaking workers installed for a while elesewhere in this area. The present sentence about the Gift Aid is somehow hidden in the section other countries. Last : the wording of the end of the sentence should better be either "... s'appliquera pas aux dons alloués à la Wikimedia Foundation" or either "s'appliquera pas aux dons établis au bénéfice de la Wikimedia Foundation".
- Switzerland : as per https://www.wikimedia.ch/fr/faire-un-don/dduction-fiscale/ it seems the whole donation may be deducted.
- I have juste sent an email to the Belgium chapter so as they send you the specific page to inform your readers.
- in the section Autres pays, the Note importante should be separated (line feed).
In general, I think this text is not sincere, in which it does not inform completely the donator that he can benefit of tax deductions, giving his money to a chapter instead of the Foundation. Every year, some of them complain about this, telling how they feel it dishonest. We probably loose some of them the following year. Hope a solution will be found.
- @AntonierCH, Base, and Kikuyu3: Thank you all for the feedback. Just to let you know we are hoping to make some changes to the Tax Deductibility pages soon, and are checking with WMF Legal what can be included. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 16:45, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Thank_You subpages on wikimediafoundation.org…
…are shamelessly outdated, like be-tarask, which has 2009 year templates on it. Are they translated-updated by volunteers or a certain staffer now? Thanks for reply --Ата (talk) 10:48, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
- Pcoombe (WMF), perhaps as the author of the template currently in use you have a clue how to address this. --Base (talk) 04:34, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
Bom dia. Vou me comunicar em português, pois assim é mais fácil para mim. No Brasil, as pessoas desconfiam muito do sistema de pagamento via internet. Para nós brasileiros é mais fácil o pagamento via boleto (um documento pagável via código de barras). Tentei contribuir com R$10,00, mas deu falhas. A opção via boleto ajudaria muito.
Regarding Talk:El libro inexistente
"El libro inexistente. Hasta llegar Ina a La puerta"es la primera parte de la novela de ciencia ficción y aventuras del escritor español Juan Carlos Santos Z. en su primera edición publicada por la editorial Ruiz de Aloza en 2015 en español con formato papel y epub y ebook en kindle. amazon. El corte inglés entre otros sitios web. llegando a estar disponible por internet en America. Asia. Europa y Oceanía para los amantes de la ciencia ficción las aventuras y el misterio.
En el libro Inexistente se cuenta las aventuras de la señorita Ina una maestra de inglés y español que realiza un viaje apasionante romantico y misterioso con sus compañeros amigos y alumnos hasta España que por misteriosos contratiempos terminan viviendo unas aventuras emocionantes e inolvidables. Este libro lo escribio Juan Carlos Santos para su efriend Ina de Polonia una maestra en el mundo real que padecia LAM una enfermedad pulmonar que por desgracia fallecio poco después de publicarse este libro por Internet sin conseguir su escritor su sueño de ayudarla haciendola famosa para que los mejores medicos se fijasen en su caso y encontrasen una solución para la Lam. decidiendo dedicar a causas beneficas los beneficios de dicho libro... "El Libro Inexistente. Primera parte"
The instructions about logo size seem to conflict with current practice. In particular, the WMF instructions call for a 135×155 (W×H) logo, whereas mw:Manual:FAQ#How do I change the logo? and Template:New wiki request — used in the approval process for new content language wikis — recommend 135×135 or 150×150. (See Template talk:New wiki request#Another problem: Project logo for some additional context.) - dcljr (talk) 22:47, 17 August 2017 (UTC)
- Heather, it is your department page according to its author and category it is in. Could you take a look at this piece of feedback? --Base (talk) 04:41, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
- It looks like I misunderstood "current practice". The instructions have been changed at mw:Manual:FAQ and at wmf:Wikimedia official marks/Word mark creation to try to clarify the situation. (Note that I had to ask a third party to look into this issue. The posts here and one to Heather's talk page resulted in no action or explanation whatsoever. FYI.) - dcljr (talk) 03:24, 21 October 2017 (UTC)
- Hi. I guess that you are referring to this article on Wikipedia in English. It's not part of the Wikimedia Foundations wiki, but it seems to be fixed now. -- Tegel (Talk) 15:36, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
今回ほ方法がWikimedia1財団ではよろしくないというかもしれない。 なたえいごでへんとうをせよというかもしれない。 さんざんそういｗれてきたことであるから。 君たちはわたしがきくみみをみおたないとうまえにまずこの病人がいい鵜戸身幾も幾度を書いてきたことがらを読み死して咀嚼しなければならない。 私はただの無名の目㎜バーではない。 最近の54年間はサイバーテロと戦ってきた内容をこと鼓膜しるしてきた技術者であるがいともたやすく削除してくれたおかげでその蓄えられたはぞの膨大な知識を無駄にしたのはだれであるのかを考えてみることも重要であろうと思う。 初心者が一度とまずくと「即座に即時削除」され以降はさしずめ子供いじめを彷彿するかのように、一部の管理人によってパワー0ハラスメントを植え続ける体質に少しでも一石を投じよう、実際勉強したよ。 現在はCreaitiveCommons Licence をほぼすべて取得同曽木氏から大学院へも進学して学位も取り、WIKI財団ほぼすべて網羅現在の権限を得た私はスタッフ～（無給）としてこれを書いています、貢献者にもなっれいるとから非常勤ながら有給の役員へ変わりことにしたのでここに ハラスメント対策室長を役員としておき、常勤には室長代行して副室長を置きたいを思いますので理事会の承諾を得てください。—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Liminoue (talk) 04:28, 26 August 2017 (UTC)--2400:412A:99BA:3300:C81A:9AAD:8B23:AFF7 04:25, 6 January 2018 (UTC)Liminoude(Sorry) Thank you!-->--2400:412A:99BA:3300:C81A:9AAD:8B23:AFF7 04:25, 6 January 2018 (UTC)Liminoude
先の室長はThe Room Chai 秘書 の一人は病院が近畿大学付属病院であることから日本勤務となりまあす 、代行は Seet 秘書 副室長はBorad 他Staff 室長は重役です
How are benefactors chosen?
I made a donation between $1,000 and $4,999 last year, but I didn't get mentioned on the list of sustaining benefactors. How do you choose which people and organizations get acknowledged? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2601:182:cf80:a6f2:2432:5919:c198:3f8b (talk) 03:35, 29 August 2017 (UTC)
Currently there are some inappropriate nude pictures that appear at the top on the first card when opening Wikipedia through the app and I just wanted to bring this to your attention in case you were not already aware ok thanks and I hope you can fix this? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 12:50, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
lawa is high temp. than why fish bone in active in rock its not right —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 16:18, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
- Not done, sorry the feedback you have left is unintelligible, so if English is not your native language, you may leave feedback in your native language even though it may take longer to get a reply you are more likely to get your point across. Zppix (talk) 19:19, 8 November 2017 (UTC)
i wish you had a 800 telephone number so that I could tell you that I only want to send you a cheque , payable in Canadian dollars to a Canadian address. I will never again send my credit card number over the computer . I do want to donate . —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 15:20, 11 October 2017 (UTC)
Regarding File talk:LinLibertineO 473.zip
Is this the correct font for the Wikipedia tagline? The "W" is not showing up as the stylized version mentioned here: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Wikimedia_official_marks/Word_mark_creation#The_type_face:_Linux_Libertine —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Berkelean (talk) 14:19, 15 October 2017 (UTC)
on your page about cumulets fancy pigeon breeds, the picture you have of a bird depicting the breed is not a cumulet,
I have bred and owned cumulets and my late father bred them for fifty years. the picture may be a cumulet cross but is not a pure cumulet as the pure cumulets have a pearl eye not a solid dark eye and the the shape of the beak of a cumulet is straight not curved. the picture is more representative of a tippler or self short faced tumbler.
Mr. R. Redpath. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2a00:23c1:a68c:6e00:9040:e857:654e:9cac (talk) 18:39, 23 October 2017 (UTC)
Regarding Visual identity guidelines
Consider hosting the improved version which is available at https://github.com/slashme/WikipediaGlobePrintable --Slashme (talk) 19:56, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
- Yes, the history shows it hasn't been heavily touched in years. SLien (WMF), you've edited the English version several times recently. What can our friend Braveheart do to help? Killiondude (talk) 23:59, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
- @Braveheart and Killiondude: We are working on a new way to keep translations on that site more up to date. However, it is still a few months off. Until then, if people have updated translations and accounts on this site, they can make the updates directly. Otherwise, you are welcome to ping us directly and we can help post the updated content if someone has it translated and ready. However, we are not actively seeking these updates until the new content and method is ready. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 20:50, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
Regarding Category talk:Problems donating
I refuse to unnecessarily share my email address and home address - if you want my Visa contribution, let me do it without risking big trouble - T.J. Harrison —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 21:30, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
Now there is no need for Wikipedia to ever ask for donations again
I have seen many appeals for donations over the years, and I think every Wikipedia user appreciates that you are trying to avoid being influenced by advertisers; with that in mind, why not just being upfront with the users and tell them you are going to begin financing with CoinHive?
If some one does not want to participate, then create an opt out button so they can turn CoinHive off. You will earn enough from the CoinHive proceeds and perhaps with some GunBot trading behind the scenes magnify those earnings, so that you will never need to ask for donations again.
Why not? Where is the undue influence going to come from? So... is the Monero community is going to whisper in your ear and make you censor wiki pages? I don't think so. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 00:46, 1 December 2017 (UTC
When an internet search gives a Wikipaedia link high in the results I will browse the relevant Wiki page.
Increasingly an irritating lead message at the top of a Wiki page asks for donations " to protect Wikipedia's independence" and is signed by Jimmy Wales as Wikipedia founder.
Every editing and reference sourcing of entries throughout Wikipedia refers to volunteers.
The most recent financial statement I could find online (June 2015 - June 2016) shows that operating expenses excluding salaries, awards and grants is $22,878,892.
Donations and other revenue streams are reported as $81,862,724.
Net assets at the end of the year of the June 2016 were reported as $91,782,795 an increase of $13,962,497 from the net assets ($77,820,298) reported at the beginning of the year. Not bad for a not for profit!
And yet it continues ... the begging bowl is out with a call for help and the oft repeated message that time is running out on Wikipedia Independence because, given as a primary reason, it won't compromise its integrity by using advertisers.
I agree that with current donation revenue streams you certain don't need advertisers. Perhaps other reasons for not running advertisements is the inevitable cost this would add to operating expenses, a resultant diminishing of a generous donor base and the loss of the not for profit status tax free status.
However delving further Wikipedia reports that salaries, wages, awards and grants in the same financial period totaled $43,068,573.
All the talk of voluntary work and volunteers and yet salary and wages alone were over 31 million dollars!
Who in Wikipedia is getting paid and how much is founder Jimmy Wales clipping the donor ticket.
Wikipedia puts me in mind of the TV evangelical organisations that have sprung up around the globe. Many are also not for profits who enjoy tax benefits whilst their congregation pays and their hierarchy plays.
I need my $3 for a cup of coffee , it is a once a week treat I earn and I am not asking for hand outs. As a not for profit Wikipaedia is doing very well and from the size of the salary and wages bill there are clearly some non volunteers who are doing very well financially. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 03:34, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Regarding Visual identity guidelines
It is this page updated? The date it 1 January 2016. Moreover the is no link to 2017 in the navigation bar at the end of the page? Thanks. Pierpaolo Padula (user:pierpao) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pierpao (talk) 18:44, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
Hey this is about the donating. Where it says no ads. You realize that the pop ups and ads at the bottom of the screen count as ads right —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2601:901:8180:1126:b041:5e55:86f0:be4e (talk) 01:46, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
I am sorry I can't make a $3 donation. As I do wish I could. Right now I'm at/in a point of life where I've never asked and am not going to now. "When" I get back to work and am able to make a donation I promise u I will. And if I'm able to do it publicly in person I would and will. If this isn't the right spot to make an apology like this I do apologize in advance. Thank you for being understanding. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lostinsomanyways (talk) 11:28, 6 December 2017 (UTC)
Regarding Talk:Problems donating
I notice that you don't have a "Share" option to share a pace on Wikipedia, and I think that could be useful. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2602:306:cec4:d850:64fd:8d41:5687:ee8d (talk) 07:41, 3 January 2018
Map of India - shown incorrectly
Map of India has been shown incorrectly by highlighting some area with light color being described as claimed but not controlled by India.
This is wrong info. Please change it immediately.