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Regarding Talk:2015-2016 Annual Plan Questions and Answers[edit]

and how does it compare with previous years[edit]

This question doesn't seem to be answered. - 2601:42:C102:B8DD:D1FA:E8B5:46EA:1363 10:39, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:2015-2016 Annual Plan[edit]


These need to be spelled out the first time they are used. Thus "KPI" should be "key performance indicators (KPI)" the first time it is used Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 15:39, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 16:10, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

MediaWiki:GallerySlideshow.js needs updating[edit]

wmf:MediaWiki:GallerySlideshow.js needs updating because of a recent API change. Please update it from w:en:User:Mr. Stradivarius/Sandbox/GallerySideshow.js. (The diff should look like this.) — Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 02:49, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, thanks. Legoktm (talk) 03:45, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

how do i sign up?[edit]

how do i sign up? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Memm.milad (talk) 21:25, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:FAQ/nl[edit]

In de header staat: Slechts een klein deel van onze lezers dragen bij. Dit is onjuist. Gramaticaal moet dit zijn: Slechts een klein deel van onze lezers draagt bij. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 08:54, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - I think this was referring to the Fundraising banners, where this mistake has been fixed for some time. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 16:13, 16 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Thank You/en[edit]

It would be really great if after donating, the thank you page would have a link to redirect you to where you first say the push-down CTA about donating. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:04, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Nuestros proyectos[edit]

Please, update image this obsolete logo of Wikipedia in this article. Thanks, 06:26, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the notice. I have updated it in this edit. --Hydriz (talk) 02:14, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Code of conduct policy[edit]

you guys are doing a great job here keep it up bu am new to this foundation, i dont know much' —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:51, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Regarding User talk:Jalexander[edit]


My name is Calvin Dludla. I am a Zulu News anchor at etv. I am also a newcastle born. I would also like to see my name being mentioned on the notable people. Also we have Simphiwe Mthethwa and Joe Maruping who are also from Newcastle.

I thank you Calvin —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 05:29, 22 July 2015 (UTC)


Wikipedia is great!!

My suggestion -- Give your donors of > 15$ something special. How about a web search engine that is free of advertising —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2602:306:37f7:a9b0:5821:1aae:6621:7ebd (talk) 13:43, 22 July 2015 (UTC)


I have donated money every year to wiki (and good amounts). That will stop now and I will convince others to do so until you remove the Temple Garments under LDS information. It is so inconsiderate and something I would not do to other people or religions - very poor taste. BTW don't give me crap about 'being transparent' some discussion are at a higher level than a 6th grader. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:57, 29 July 2015 (UTC)


More and more "micro-sites" are being built by WMF outside MediaWiki wikis:,, etc. FWIW, it's revolting, for so many reasons that I won't even start listing them. If someone ever believed the fairy tale that WMF maintains MediaWiki, this probably disproves it forever: WMF is the first and prime boycotter of MediaWiki, now overtly. I wonder if WMF staff, now able to achieve this new kind of fiefdom, will at least reduce their selfish creation of private wikis. --Nemo 10:20, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Terms of Use[edit]

Would it be possible to add section anchors, in order to have reliable internationalised links in multilingual pages? (see mw:Help:Extension:Translate/Page_translation_administration for explanations).

Jean-Fred (talk) 08:08, 5 August 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Ways to Give[edit]

I find the translation/wording in the Dutch version off on one particular sentence. The English version of the Legacy paragraph states "a donation of any amount", while the Dutch has "een willekeurig bedrag" (a random amount)

Although I don't think a lot of people will believe the amount will be arbitrarily chosen without their approval, the two phrases don't seem interchangeable to me in this instance. Surely something along the lines of "een zelfgekozen bedrag"/"an amount of your own choosing" would be more appropriate and less ambiguous.

Also, seeing some broken link code and overly English terms ("charitatieve" instead of "liefdadigheid") I suspect the entire Dutch version could benefit from some extra attention. OmikronWeapon (talk) 14:27, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Two absurd notices on wmf:Notices received from search engines#French Wikipedia[edit]

As it has been discussed on the French WP Village Pump ("Une perle" = "A gem", in an ironical sense), notices wmf:File:Fr7RTBF.pdf about fr:Wikipédia:Vandalisme en cours and wmf:File:Fr5RTBF.pdf about fr:Paul Arbaud are absurd, one is the French en:Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism and is archived every 4 days, and the other one is a deleted page. The form they suggest to use answers that only the owner of the web site can use it, that is the WMF. Oliv0 (talk) 07:43, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Tax Deductibility/en[edit]

The page contains two language links to "norsk bokmål" (Norwegian; one form of the two written forms of Norwegian). They both go to the same page. I'm guessing one of those two should be deleted. /15-08-09 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 02:09, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

It could be a bit complicated to fix in a good way. no is Norwegian in general which has two written variants nb and nn. nb is more common. wmf:Tax Deductibility/nb redirects to wmf:Tax Deductibility/no. The redirect may help readers who manually write /nb in the url or search box. The language links are made automatically by wmf:Template:Languages which checks for existence of each language (view source), but the used function #ifexist in wmf:Template:Languages/Lang cannot see whether it's just a redirect. It sees there is both something at /nb and /no, and makes a language link for both. /no pages are apparently assumed to be written in the nb variant norsk bokmål. {{#language:no}} produces: norsk bokmål. {{#language:nb}} produces: norsk bokmål. {{#language:nn}} produces: norsk nynorsk. PrimeHunter (talk) 01:36, 13 August 2015 (UTC)[edit]

In attempting to donate I note that 'Russia' is missing from the 'Europe' and the 'Asia' lists. And no rouble option either..though it be rubble at the moment.

I also have a suggestion that you create an 'opt for English' on any non-English-speaking-country page as I do not read or really understand Russian..though I am learning right now. And although I could cope with being I've been here long enough to be fluent, there must be other people in my position who teach English, as I do, and who are not fluent enough to fill all the data in in their 2nd language.


Robert Green —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Monoentendre (talk) 10:57, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you Robert. Unfortunately we aren't able to accept donations from Russia at the moment.
Many of our pages have an "In other languages" section, either in the left hand sidebar (for articles) or at the top of the page (for meta pages about donations). Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 13:48, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Friendly space policy[edit]

It would be helpful to amend "Harassment includes but is not limited to offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical appearance, race, ethnicity, political affiliation, or religion." to add "age". Perhaps also "sex" after "gender". Mattflaschen-WMF (talk) 04:54, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

I added "age" in this edit. Given that we already include "gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression," adding "sex" seems like overkill to me. I'd actually prefer if we could find a way to condense the wording. What about replacing "gender identity or expression" with "sex" since we already include sexual orientation and gender? --MZMcBride (talk) 05:07, 11 August 2015 (UTC)[edit]

thank you very much for the kindness and giving us a experience and learning opportunity inside the great wikimedia. it is really fun and easy but you feel the power and your responsibility because your talking and facing the world. and because where new and some of content are firstime to our ear. if your heart and intention is good i know the system is always in our part to teach us and we make this foundation always stronger and trustworthy... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Afreedomnetwork (talk) 02:14, 18 August 2015 (UTC)[edit]

I am the son of Jack Coe Senior and you have the birth place where he was born wrong it was not Oklahoma City it was all city Pennsylvania and his death was December 19, 1956 you can contact me at <redacted> —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:03, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

If you believe that there's something wrong on one of our projects, you are welcome to help fix it! Please see this page for some of the ways you can do this. -- Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 13:51, 17 September 2015 (UTC)[edit]

Concerning Jack Coe the healing Evangelist Evangelist of the 1950s. You have his birthplace wrong and you have the date of his death. he was not born in Oklahoma City. He was born in oil city Pennsylvania and he died December 19, 1956. I know because I am his only son you can reach me at When you have a donation that is wrong the history is wrong. Jack Coe Jr. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 21:09, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Resolutions#Passed resolution 2015[edit]

Charge section name to plural.

❌ Passed resolution 2015 
✅ Passed resolutions 2015 —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Senator2029 (talk) 10:41, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
fixed, thanks. Legoktm (talk) 16:47, 25 August 2015 (UTC)[edit]

whoy i m not loge in —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pujon6210 (talk) 19:08, 21 August 2015 (UTC)


Look at a map. Opatija is technically northwest of Rijeka, not southwest! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2602:306:31a9:900:9597:1c79:d8c3:8c1f (talk) 07:02, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

If you believe that there's something wrong on one of our projects, you are welcome to help fix it! Please see this page for some of the ways you can do this. -- Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 13:53, 17 September 2015 (UTC)[edit]

I am grateful for the wikipedia foundation & it's website. It has helped educate a great deal about culture, our world & people who have contributed to a better society. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 02byld (talk) 00:00, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Regarding MediaWiki:Gadget-FundraiserTransHelper.js[edit]

This page is using a very old version of TemplateScript. Please replace the content with the following:

Pathoschild 01:05, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for looking at that Pathoschild! That gadget is actually very old and not needed any longer, all our Fundraising pages have moved since then. I've removed the code and left a note pointing to the more up to date Fundraising/Translation page. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 14:03, 17 September 2015 (UTC)


I was seriously wanting to donate and was entering my credit card information when I saw the following and quickly backed out. If they really want donations, they need to respect the privacy of donors.

"By donating, you agree to share your personal information with the Wikimedia Foundation, the nonprofit organization that hosts Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects, and its service providers pursuant to our donor policy. Wikimedia Foundation and its service providers are located in the United States and in other countries whose privacy laws may not be equivalent to your own. We do not sell or trade your information to anyone." —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:39, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback, and I'm sorry to hear that you were put off. It's simply unavoidable that we need to share some information with our service providers e.g. payment processors, in order to collect donations. We absolutely respect your privacy, and we do not publish, sell, trade, or rent donor data. You can read more in our Donor Policy. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 14:10, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

ttg link:[edit]

saya mau menambahkan:

di link:

Ibnu Al-Arabi di dalam Ahkamul Quran mengatakan:

Tahukah kamu arti Salam? Orang yang mengucapkan Salam itu memberikan pernyataan bahwa kamu tidak terancam dan aman sepenuhnya dari diriku.

Kesimpulannya bahwa Salam berarti:

Mengingat (zikir) Allah SWT. mengingat Allah SWT, zikir kepada Allah SWT Pengingat diri. Ungkapan kasih sayang antar sesama Muslim. Doa yang istimewa. Pernyataan atau pemberitahuan bahwa Anda aman dari bahaya tangan dan lidahku.

Terima kasih dan salam,

Fy. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:07, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

(apologies for English!) If a certain article has an issue, please feel free to click on the "Edit" button at the top of the article to make the changes you intend to make and save it. Thank you! -- Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 14:12, 17 September 2015 (UTC)


I want colaborate with money, but I don't want to put my CPF in the banc transfer. Why are you asking my CPF ?

MARIA DA GRAÇA BERMAN —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 19:47, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your interest in donating. The Brazilian Taxpayer Number (Cadastro de Pessoa Física), known as CPF, is a database administrated by the Brazilian government that stores information of its registered people. The CPF is a requirement by the Brazilian government for any online transaction. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 14:35, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Yasuo Satomi jp[edit]

I am looking for a rather remarkable person, living in the area of Tokyo, and named Yasuo Satomi. I believe he is about my age - cca 80 years, and has been active in the environment of design for at least 50 years (like myself). Maaany years ago I had his postal address, but it seems not to be valid anymore. At this point I can not judge whether this - or what it will lead to, would justify any account//login. However it is my conviction that we both - individually or mutually, would be able to contribute to several points in your register. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:16, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Search results return old obsolete job postings (T111464)[edit]

See phab:T111464 for details. I mention this here because I don't know where wikimediafoundation administrators hang out. -- SPage (WMF) (talk) 23:34, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Accueil, dead links.[edit]

Links for the nine projects do not function. I suppose "subst:SUBPAGENAME" (that I find in the code of the page, on my side, in the browser) should be resolved before going on line. It doesn’t seem to make sense in a http request. --Dominique Meeùs (talk) 10:57, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Right, wmf:Accueil transcludes wmf:Template:OurProjects/fr which works on the template page but breaks when it's transcluded. A search [1] shows this error exists in several languages. There are currently ten search hits. Some of them are not used but others cause errors, for example on these home pages for languages: wmf:首页, wmf:Κύρια Σελίδα, wmf:Приёмная, wmf:Hoofdpagina, wmf:Portada galega. The errors have been there since edits like [2] to the templates 20 February 2013. PrimeHunter (talk) 14:32, 8 September 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I believe I've fixed all these dead links. However the translated home pages still need a lot of updating. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 16:59, 9 November 2015 (UTC)

Notices received from search engines, mistake ?[edit]


Commons8RTBF.pdf and Commons9RTBF.pdf are for the same Wikimedia Commons page. A mistake ?

Cantons-de-l'Est (talk) 12:03, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

This seems to have been corrected since. Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 19:48, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Wikimedia trademarks[edit]

Trademark aside, what is the copyright status of the MediaWiki logo? The Commons descriptions are conflicting. Every other logo has copyright info except this one... which is the most important, IMO, due to it be in the wiki software. 03:46, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

@Mdennis (WMF): Can you shed any light on this? Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 19:05, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
Checking with legal, Peter. :) There's no indication what the license may be at wmf:Wikimedia trademarks. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 20:19, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
Legal indicates that the logo was donated to the public domain by its creators, User:Eloquence and User:Anthere. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 20:36, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Maggie! I've added this on the wmf:Wikimedia trademarks page, and put in an edit request to correct the license at commons:File:MediaWiki-notext.svg since it's protected and I don't have admin on Commons. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 16:33, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes we did. Anthere (talk)

Regarding Talk:Terms of Use/pt-br[edit]

I have tried but I have not been able to edit and adjust the name of my aunt, on the main title where her name appears misspelled. That is: her name is spelled with an "y", instead of "í". The correct form is "Lygia", not "Lígia". I know this for a fact, for I am a close relative and know, as well, that this is an important matter for her, who, by the way, is completing 96 years of age, today (I have just spoken with her, congratulating her for her birthday - which she does not like, for her mother deseased on this same day, when she was already in an advanced age). So, please, do adjust her name, on the main section of her page. Any question, please call me: Guilherme Lessa Bastos (mobile phone no.: [+55-21] 9.9992-8217) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:55, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Ways to Give/fr[edit]

add the information below in all languages. Some information is missing from certain language

Direct deposit The Wikimedia Foundation can accept money transfers to the following two accounts: US Bank Wikimedia Foundation Citibank 590 Market Street San Francisco, US 94104 415-982-2960 Account numbers: US Domestic Wires ABA/ACH# 321171184 A/C# 203129580 International SWIFT code CITIUS33 A/C# 203129580 European Union Bank Wikimedia Foundation J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., London 25 Bank Street Canary Wharf London E14 5JP Account number: IBAN GB49CHAS60924241034730 BIC CHASGB2L Moneybookers We have an account at Please send donations to

Mobile Giving Donate using your mobile phone. Text WIKI to 25383 or see here for details. (Available for U.S. carriers only.)

Payroll Deductions Some employers offer an easy and convenient way to give to the Wikimedia Foundation through a payroll deduction. Please check with your organization for availability and send any necessary paper work to:

Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. P.O. Box 98204 Washington, DC 20090-8204 USA Note: donations by check are processed directly at our centralized lockbox location which is in Washington, DC.

Combined Federal Campaign The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is proud to be on the United States 2009 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Charity List as a National/International Independent Organization. Our code is: 61478.

Corporate Matching Gift Matching Gifts are a great, easy way to double or even triple your donation to the Wikimedia Foundation. To learn more about matching gifts or our involvement in the Combined Federal Campaign, please click here.

If you have any further questions, please email —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:20, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

I didn’t check whether it’s true that not all information is available in all languages, hence just a *ping* for User:Pcoombe (WMF). Regards --Schniggendiller (talk) 09:33, 4 October 2015 (UTC)[edit]

Of course, bad things happen because, unfortunately, we live in a world where some people try to get away with imposing their will for purely commercial purposes but you have to admit that this only happens in, perhaps, 2 or 3 percent of the articles. However, it is imperative to be vigilant because that cheating can cause great damage to peoples' reputations and even to their lives. De acuerdo? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Roble7.leutwiler (talk) 08:08, 2 October 2015 (UTC)

See there's a certain internet group thinking they're above the law and they have and profit from others life's earnings Wikipedia has been covering up for these guys so they block us from Editing the truth ,I am urging all victims stand strong i have yet to see the them following through their hearts of us all the more People speak out the more they can't go after us, 1. they hack into others account for illegal scamming. 2.the police want them 3 it's the right thing to do.Is it true or not some of these People blocking are People that scam others for money on your site. these are the one who blocked us but the word is getting out on Wikipedia —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 18:46, 23 September 2015 (UTC)


Its a pleasure observing effort making from the wikimedia, it gives me pleasure about most important project of wikimedia viewable in the world of the internet, am Jesmion, some time now i googled for something very important but could found the whole details in the project of wikimedia the project of wikimedia displays true details197.211.53.241 18:01, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Tuardanga H.F High School,Assasuni,Satkhira[edit]

can you make me a account for this wiki user name rouge201553 and email me a password —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:18, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello! Please make a proper request for an account if you are a trusted user and demonstrate a need for an account on the Foundation wiki. Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 09:40, 18 October 2015 (UTC)


allow people to make a account —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 22:21, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Hello! The Foundation wiki is not open for anyone to create an account as it is the public face of the Foundation and the potential for abuse is very high. Please do provide feedback on this page or request an account if you are trusted user. Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 09:39, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Terms of Use/de[edit]

Missing verb "enthalten" in

  • "Einstellen oder Verbreiten von Inhalten, die Viren, Schadsoftware, Würmer, Trojanische Pferde, böswilligen Code oder etwas anderes, das unsere technische Infrastruktur, unser System oder die technische Infrastruktur oder das System unserer Benutzer beschädigen könnte;"

should be somewhat like

  • "Einstellen oder Verbreiten von Inhalten, die Viren, Schadsoftware, Würmer, Trojanische Pferde, böswilligen Code oder etwas anderes enthalten, das unsere technische Infrastruktur, unser System oder die technische Infrastruktur oder das System unserer Benutzer beschädigen könnte;"

-- 09:03, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Home[edit]

this article on the Baptist church is lovely. I would love to visit it.

You must receive much criticism but often praise is the best criticism. It is so important to keep watch since vested interests try to take over innocent articles which should benefit children and be a good influence on them. That is what you do and I thank you. (little rime>>) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Roble7.leutwiler (talk) 08:03, 2 October 2015 (UTC)[edit]

On your site, (under the subject: "plein air painting"), I had hoped to add a bit of history, how the words "en plein air" had NOT been used in the USA since the 1920s. It is now (2015)in almost every city in the USA...due to the 22 annual advertisements that I set up for the first group: Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA), from 1987>1994. Few places have any of this data, or knowledge of how it was re-introduced in the USA! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bbillups (talk) 20:16, 20 October 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Tax Deductibility/fr[edit]


This page is not up-to-date. For French, the donations can be tax deductible, see this page for more information :

Hope this will encourage donation from France. Bye ! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Andonier (talk) 16:33, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Tax Deductibility/en[edit]


This page is not up-to-date. For French, the donations can be tax deductible, see this page for more information :

Hope this will encourage donation from France. Bye ! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Andonier (talk) 21:11, 27 October 2015 (UTC)


Your current donation campaign is very aggressive and has no style, it looks like you have been hacked. I'd rather you displayed actual ads. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 13:17, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

You License Freely Your Contributions[edit]

This is not good English. An adverb does not normally go between the verb and the object. "You Freely License Your Contributions" is a better form. --Heron (talk) 09:31, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, I mistakenly deleted the address of the page I was commenting on. It's --Heron (talk) 09:40, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
I do agree that the grammar is incorrect. However, I suggest updating Meta's version first and the legal department will sync it over after they check. Thanks! --Hydriz (talk) 04:09, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Link for Dan Andreescu in re: Template:Staff and contractors[edit]

Please add a link to to the {{staff member}} box for Dan Andreescu. I think just

 | link = User:Milimetric_(WMF)

should do it. Thanks!

-- SPage (WMF) (talk) 22:00, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

User:ALantz (WMF) seems to have done it here. For future reference, that page is protected to even further shrink the population of potential editors. Killiondude (talk) 00:18, 7 November 2015 (UTC)

15d'experiencesurlaPlanèteTerre. Talk:FAQ/fr[edit]

Wikipédia se fout de la gueule des gens. Les "ralisateurs", fondateurs si vous préférez, n'on nullement besoin d'argent, juste envie, ils sont très bien suivis, et les dons réalisés leur suffisent largement. la réelle raison de leur envie d'argent reste très floue, car l'argent ne paye pas l'essentiel : le bonheur. A quoi sert-il de vivre si l'on n'est pas heureux ? J'attend toujours la réponse, cela fait 15 années que je vis sur la terre, et je ne comprend toujours pas pourquoi les gens courent autant après l'argent. Enfin bon autant laisser qu'il laissent leurs place, car on est déjà 7 millions, et là ça devient un peu beaucoup ...

Regarding Talk:FAQ/en[edit]

The German version of the FAQ contains much more information than the English version. Could that content not be included in the English version as well? It's useful, and gives donors a better idea what happens with their money. --Andreas JN466 14:08, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Note though that the German FAQ is more than two years out of date! It describes 2013/2014 as the current year, and still references documents from 2011/2012 rather than their more recent equivalents. This is a live page, linked from the German "Donate now" page. Andreas JN466 14:24, 12 November 2015 (UTC)
@Jayen466: I have now updated most of the FAQ translations to link to the latest documents. As Maggie said over at Fundraising/2015-16 Fundraising ideas, we are hoping to get a new FAQ page soon. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 17:18, 13 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Peter. The German page however, as of this writing, still links to documents from a few years ago, including, just based on a quick scan, the 2011/2012 annual report (in this section) and the 2012/2013 annual plan (in this section). --Andreas JN466 17:03, 14 November 2015 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for the eagle eyes. These should also be fixed now. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 11:10, 18 November 2015 (UTC)
Pleasure, and thanks for the fixes, Peter. There's one sentence in the German, in this section, that's ungrammatical: "Der 2015-16er Plan für postuliert Einnahmen von USD 68,2 Millionen." (The words literally mean, "The 2015-2016 plan for postulates revenue of $68.2 million"). To fix, just delete the word "für" ("for"). Also, the plan actually aims for $73.2 million rather than $68.2 million, as the $68.2 million target doesn't include the $5 million for the endowment (see footnote 5 in the annual plan). To my mind, it would make sense to use the higher figure ("USD 73,2 Millionen"). Good luck with all your work in the run-up to the fundraiser. Andreas JN466 13:26, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

donation ?[edit]

Will only donate anonymously. Anyone other too ?

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Looks like I can't use Amazon to donate. But this page tells it is possible: Would be nice if one could donate using Amazon.

We had a technical issue with Amazon for the past few days. It is now fixed, and Amazon donations have been re-enabled. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 17:25, 16 November 2015 (UTC)


Every time (or almost every time) Wiki asks for money I'm inclined to donate a small amount say $3 but I'm unable since I'm homeless and I'm not rich. I think I did try at one stage to make a donation via cheque or money order but but it somehow did not happen may be because I was told there would be complications because I'm sending Australian money to a different country. Just letting you know I wish I could support wiki but only in a small way, $3 a mere trifle.

That's okay, of course we know that not everyone can afford to donate. Thank you so much for thinking of us all the same.
You might also like to know that a monetary donation is not the only way to support Wikipedia. Wikipedia is a wiki, which means that everyone can edit pages and contribute their knowledge. For more information see the Introduction and Tutorial. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 18:31, 20 November 2015 (UTC)


Dear Wiki, I get that when someone famous dies or when a valiant steed dies, that you would post it in the honor of that person. But, why would you honor terrorists?! That is an insult to those who lost their lives of those beasts. It should be that those who died at the hands of those terrorists should be named here instead.

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Wikipedia volunteers are strongly focused on the editorial values of non-censorship, neutrality, verifiability, and what we term 'no original research.' Volunteers come from virtually all walks of life and reflect a vast number of viewpoints. All volunteers invested in the quality of Wikipedia are working collectively to build balanced, neutral articles that reflect a variety of perspectives on often complex, high-profile topics. You too can contribute to this process, by editing the articles directly or by participating in an article's talk or discussion page.
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