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Regarding Code of conduct policy[edit]

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)

NTymkiv (WMF), could you take a look? --Base (talk) 04:55, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Expense reimbursement[edit]

What program or app do I open the .ods file with? (i.e. might be worth adding as a note on that page..) Casliber (talk) 08:14, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

.ods is usually OpenOffice. Yes there ought to be a link! QuiteUnusual (talk) 15:43, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
thanks! Casliber (talk) 15:26, 11 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 Terms of Use/de[edit]

oder inform einer anderen Darstellungsmethode -> in Form lg --Herzi Pinki (talk) 18:18, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Contact us#Local chapters, in all languanges[edit]

Hi, The address of Wikimedia France on page 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: 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[edit]

Please change the link from this to Wikipedia:DMCA. UpsandDowns1234 (🗨) 15:37, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

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"[edit]

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...)

Thanks in advance. --Malyacko (talk) 22:49, 25 May 2017 (UTC)


i need small no need big

Regarding Ways to Give/nl[edit]

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).

I also noticed a minor interpunction error at the end of the first paragraph (two full stops in immediate succession). Thanks! Effeietsanders (talk) 14:21, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Base (talk) 04:51, 22 August 2017 (UTC)[edit]



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 new logo for the foundation is not on the wikipedia article please fix

Regarding Contact us[edit]


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.

Thank you!

Regarding Privacy policy[edit]

Mazbi Sikh is not a Sikh chura please change it

Regarding Accueil[edit]

Bonjour, il y a une coquille à la fin... les serveux internet au lieu des serveurs internet. Cordialement, --Hsarrazin (talk) 18:17, 5 July 2017 (UTC)


You are asking, in BIG letters, to make a donation to your project.

Even though I agree with the fact your task should be supported, your privacy policy for donors (which should indeed be called “policy for the absence of privacy”) is absolutely unacceptable.

Regarding Stories[edit]

This page is very large, and needs section and subsection headers. Or it should be split into subpages. The page is current 700KB. --George Ho (talk) 02:27, 14 July 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Category talk:English[edit]

I watch Chain Reactionevery Day. Most days I do not know how much money the contestant wins. They should put that on the screen as they go off. Deanie Johnsen.


Hi the birth date you have for Roger federer is incorrect mitts states he was born in 1976 but was born in 1981 .



I am Perkinsoms Naoki Inoue[edit]

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.

Простота пожертвований[edit]

Не хочу делиться персональной информацией, но хочу сделать пожертвование. Простой адрес биткоина есть? Платёжной карты? Здесь нужно регистрироваться Зачем? Вывесьте адрес + поле для коммента для отчёта (моего, типа на адрес сброшено тогда-то).


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 Special:CreateAccount[edit]

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Regarding (Resolution:Licensing policy)[edit]

1) Please do restore Resolution:Licensing_policy page to earlier previous version (of December 2008) since this portal is functioning again.

2) Please store archive copy of (along with multi language translations) and also link for reference some where; so if 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)

Regarding Tax Deductibility/fr[edit]


Could you please add information for the main french speaking country, especially Switzerland and Belgium?


--AntonierCH(d) 08:07, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

@Pcoombe (WMF): --Base (talk) 04:42, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Tax Deductibility/fr[edit]

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 ( Under certain conditions, it gives you the right to be partly (66 % ) refunded ; please visitôt sur le revenu (France)#Les réductions d'impôt on wikipdédia in french or the specific page on the website of the Ministère des Finances :"
  • 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 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.

Cordialement, et Hop ! Kikuyu3 (talk) 16:16, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

@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…[edit]

…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[edit]

"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"

Regarding wmf:Wikimedia official marks/Word mark creation#Preparing files for upload[edit]

The instructions about logo size seem to conflict with current practice. In particular, the WMF instructions call for a 135×155 (H×W) 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)

website error[edit]

"eclipse 2017" has a line submitted that says trump supporters can view eclipse without glasses —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:28, 21 August 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)

Redirect foundation:Friendly Space Policy to foundation:Friendly space policy[edit]

Could you please redirect foundation:Friendly Space Policy to foundation:Friendly space policy? Mattflaschen-WMF (talk) 03:58, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Base (talk) 04:29, 22 August 2017 (UTC)[edit]

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。



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

委員長はBorad とします。 常勤委員と職員は有給です

How are benefactors chosen?[edit]

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?

Regarding MediaWiki:Permissionserrors[edit]

I am wondering... should it read "Wikimedia Foundation feedback"? Ups and Downs () 03:56, 31 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?

Regarding Privacy policy[edit]

lawa is high temp. than why fish bone in active in rock its not right

Regarding Values[edit]

Could this page be translated? It was mentioned several years to not translate directly this page. I think it is now stabilised. Pamputt (talk) 17:53, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Special:CreateAccount[edit]

This is a wonderful app I like it,it's educating.


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Sir Jimmy Wales you need to fix the Alfa Romeo logo the quality is poor

Regarding Special:CreateAccount[edit]



On this pageüttel the date of death of her first-born son, who lived only a few months, is Nov 4, 1716. However, in a letter ( letter XVIII, written on October 1, 1716:, written by Lady Mary Wortley Montague who traveled and lived in europe during that time, it insinuates that the child had already been dead at the time of the letter.

Furthermore, she writes that she had actually spoken to the mother of the dead child (Empress Elisabeth Christine, who was already pregnant with the second child) previously that year. I'm not sure where the error in the date of death lies, but it would behoove someone with the correct information to publish any knowledge in light of the two contradictory dates.


I will be happily contribute to Wikipedia when and if it will allow a balanced view on the pages regaridng homeopathy

Regarding Board of Trustees[edit]

Здравствуйте.А где функция перевода страниц?Или мне выучить язык?


Thank you for information regarding the "number 131", specifically, the decimal expansion of 1/131 in base 10.

Remember that, your mission is to make information free for the entire world. Perhaps you should then share the full information as to WHAT the number 131 reveals, as the format in which you arranged the number sequence is 100% accurate.

The world is waiting, and so are our progenitors. Do not be afraid to share the truth, even if it will absolutely crumble all religions as we know them.

Sincerely, A true fan of your work, Henry J. Reyes