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Regarding Template:Contribute Literacy Revolution

Literacy Revolution Dear Wiki,

   Since 1984, I have worked and studied in the field of literacy.  15 years ago, I developed plans for a Children's Literacy Revolution, based on the highly-successful Cuban Literacy Campaign of 1961, and accomplished some feasibility programs in New Mexico.  Semi-retired, and given the reach of the internet, I now foment a Worldwide Literacy Revolution, and seek your assistance.
   After the problems of food, clothing, shelter, disease and belligerent egoists making war, illiteracy is the major roadblock to creating a much better world.  Literacy is a stepping-stone to solving many of those problems, and one that many, many volunteers can help their neighbors overcome.  So far, institutions devoted to eradicating illiteracy in the U.S. and most other countries have not succeeded. 
   Therefore, I propose a Wiki page to address an ongoing Literacy Revolution, with ideas, plans and suggestions from folks around the world.  Please begin such a page, let us seek feedback.

   Thanks for all your good work,
   Joe Black

Regarding I use the website all most daily.

I use the website for information concerning my ancestors and also for biographical information on artists, writers, musicians, composers and also for researching medical information and information in sundry other areas.

I have found a few mistakes in the information posted on areas where I have a sure knowledge. I apologize for not taking the time to assess what steps I would have to take to enter information that is either conflicting or omitted from the information on the website. I will try to remedy that in the future.

Thank you for the time, effort and all else it takes to make the website available. Overall, I think that it is a great website.


Carol M. Ramage

Regarding I use the website all most daily.

I use the website for information concerning my ancestors and also for biographical information on artists, writers, musicians, composers and also for researching medical information and information in sundry other areas.

I have found a few mistakes in the information posted on areas where I have a sure knowledge. I apologize for not taking the time to assess what steps I would have to take to enter information that is either conflicting or omitted from the information on the website. I will try to remedy that in the future.

Thank you for the time, effort and all else it takes to make the website available. Overall, I think that it is a great website.


Carol M. Ramage


I've been using Wikipedia for YEARS (as most people have.) Don't you think it's time you guys started having Ads so you don't have to rely on begging people for money to keep your servers running? You guys can set the terms for Ads, such as not allowing scripts to be run to drastically reduce (or even eliminate) the odds of getting a virus/spyware from the Ads. You can control whether or not the ads is animated or whatever else you guys want. You're wikipedia, you can set all the terms and companies would be tripping over their own feet for the opportunity to advertise on wiki. Seriously, you guys are the new PBS, begging for money once a year to handle what could easily be handled internally without looking bad in front of your users, since begging doesn't look good in any situation.

You can do what you need to do to handle your business or you can sit in the corner like a bum/vet with a cup begging people for money, your call.

Regarding Template:Contribute

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Regarding Template:Contribute

Sea of Tartary is mentioned in Adam Smith '... Wealth of Nations' as frozen and unnavigable. Possibly Lake Baikal?


I've sent $100 from the Hoover family fund. Check will come fro community foundation of New Jersey. Thanks for all you do. Its wonderful. Charles Hoover

Regarding Ways to Give


See mailarchive:wikimedia-l/2014-January/129474.html, search this page for "bitcoin", "BTC", "cryptocurrency", etc. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:20, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Home

The information about Judson Lincoln Transue is incorrect, his father was mayor of Flint, his name was Judson Legg Transue. Judson Lincoln worked for Genesee County. These men were my Great grand father and Grand father. Judson Legg is buried in Sunset Hills and Judson Lincoln in Hunter's Creek in Lapeer, The elder Transue's wife was Myrtie and the youngers wife was Cleo. Sincerely, Christeen Kimmel

Regarding addition of new articles for IT Terminology

I want to add new articles for new terminology on Batch Emailing and new PDD terminology for google. How can i add articles for the same. Kindly help

I think you are looking for Wikipedia. If you wish to create new articles in English, please see Wikipedia:Your first article. QuiteUnusual (talk) 09:41, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Template:Contribute

Please feel free to delete this (especially once the correction is made)

There is a typo (error) in your main page that describes the wiktionary (look for bold text):

in the text below, it is written:

with 3,380,000 entires

with 3,380,000 entries would be better


Wiktionary is a project to create a multilingual free content dictionary in every language. This means each project seeks to use a particular language to define all words in all languages. It actually aims to be much more extensive than a typical dictionary, including thesauri, rhymes, translations, audio pronunciations, etymologies, and quotations. The project started in December 2002, and as of May 2013 is available in over 150 languages with over 16,000,000 entries in all. The largest language edition is English, with 3,380,000 entires. Then Malagasy, French, Chinese, and Lithuanian follow. All four of them have more than 600,000 entries each, while 24 other languages have more than 100,000 entries each. 73 other languages have at least 1,000 entries.

Thanks for pointing out this error. We value and appreciate any and all contributions, no matter how small they might seem. I will notify the someone in the Wikimedia Foundation about this. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 02:22, 10 January 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Fixed[1] Thanks again for pointing out this error. Vogone talk 18:58, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Special:UserLogin

I was trying to add an emoticon to the emoticon list. I call this " hang in there or hanging on". ,,,^..^,,,, free info forever . Kabarnpb thanks and peace

Regarding DMCA Mr Malibu

Regarding "Regarding DMCA Mr Malibu" All images of Mr. Malibu and Maria Shriver together are the United States Copyright of Cary ONeal ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


thanks Lord for your help

Translation of Template:Chapters disclaimer in Italian

<div style="background: #FFE5E5; margin: 0 0 1em 0; padding: 0.3em 1em; text-align: left;">
I capitoli locali elencanti qui sono associazioni indipendenti che non hanno controllo o responsabilità legali sul contenuto dei siti della Wikimedia Foundation e viceversa. I capitoli locali e i loro rappresentanti non parlano in veste ufficiale per conto della Wikimedia Foundation. Questi contatti sono riportati solo per convenienza.

-- Raoli  21:26, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

@Raoli: Yes check.svg Fatto, grazie. PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:48, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Capitoli locali

Please upload the updated version from Thanks -- Raoli  21:31, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Done! PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:48, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Policies

Have Bernard Peiffer added to the alphabetical list of jazz pianists. Request that my book "Compendium of Over 2000 Jazz Pianists" by Arnie Fox be listed in various Wikipedia articles that pertain to "jazz pianists" . The book was written as a labor of love and certainly not to make money since it is a very specialized subject. The book took over 3 years to compile the data base of many unknown jazz pianists which would definitely enhance the knowledge of jazz enthusiasts. Don Glanden (former student of Bernard Peiffer) wrote the foreward. He wrote a biography of Peiffer and his article is in the wikipedia. Tom Lord who has a discography of all jazz albums and CD's also lists "Compendium of Over 2000 Jazz Pianists" as a reference book on jazz. This book would fill the gap of jazz pianists that Wikipedia lists but only scratches the surface of those artists listed in your alphabetical list. Princeton University also has the book in their Library.I would like to thank Wikipedia for their continuous effort in informing the public on the subject of jazz. Thank you for your consideration. Arnie Fox

Hello Arnie.
I have added Bernard Peiffer to the list of jazz pianists. Note that you could have done this yourself! Anyone can edit Wikipedia. If you have time, you can register an account (account is optional) and read the tutorial. There is a "WikiProject" (coordination of various interested users) for jazz. You might like to join. You can add citations to that book by clicking the "edit" button, but I suggest you read the tutorial first.
Regards, PiRSquared17 (talk) 04:51, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

We have a Jostaberry bush in our garden in the Moray coastal village of Cummingston. The bush provides an abundance of berries every year despite the leaves being desimated by catapillars early each season. We freeze the harvested fruit that is not consumed by birds but assure readers that there are many very sharp thorns protecting the fruit from wildlife, the reference above states that it is thornless!

I'm sorry, but that is original research and is not allowed on Wikipedia. See [2]. Quote: "Unlike Ribes divaricatum [North American coastal black gooseberry] and R. uvacrispa [gooseberry], R. × nidigrolaria [jostaberry] lacks thorns." If you can give a reliable source (not a blog, etc.) that says it has thorns, it can be changed. PiRSquared17 (talk) 06:16, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
More sources that may not be quite reliable, but are good for this issue:
Of course, I am not a botanist or a pro gardener, so it's likely I'm wrong. Regards, PiRSquared17 (talk) 06:28, 21 January 2014 (UTC)


The article I am reading on Lizzie Borden says it was updated on January 26, 2014 when in fact I am reading that on January 25, 2014. Now I feel like I can't fully trust the information on Wikipedia if you claim the article you produced has been updated on a day before the day got here. So, what's your explanation of that?

Wikimedia, like a lot of the computer world, uses UTC as a timezone. In Louisiana, it is January 25, but in the UTC timezone (based on GMT/Greenwich Mean Time), it is January 26. Go here to see the list of edits to the page. You can edit it yourself by clicking the edit button. Hope this helps. PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:41, 26 January 2014 (UTC)


Can you change the code from




because I was originally confused looking for Vietnamese filed under "V" in the category tree but it was filed under "T" instead. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 03:23, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, diff. Seems reasonable. PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:33, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Feedback privacy statement

unblock me please give me a chance i wont vandalize anymore can you give me a chance? i'll only edit one page a day and one page a week justinfleming810 (talk) 10:18 28 January 2014 (UTC)

@Justinfleming810: Please follow enwiki's unblocking procedures. Btw, this is not the appropiate place to make requests like this, see the notice at the top of this page. Regards, LlamaAl (talk) 03:21, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Special:UserLogin

The stuff about bisop ramsey is not true in anyway

That might be true, but this page is not for discussing that. This page is only for discussing Regards, --Glaisher [talk] 05:24, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

You are asking money from me but cant give you feedback easily, take several minutes to find this form, excuse mua! Cant support you and give you money, so many times information has been fraudulent, otherwise false, and very serious claims in ex. (mental)healthcare, which risk human lives, and other serious subject is archeology and history false information is (possible given) to manipulate, violate and harm ex. minorities life and health. So if I would take a part of your project it would mean hunting this information day by day fixing other peoples writings and translating it. Then there would be somebody who will be angry to me and fix true to false again and then I should fix it back, that dosent work. Who decides these things, you think you are some fu...information authority. This is helpful but have to keep all time in mind that people who are writing here are not highest top in their subject, and there should be warning sing BE SELECTIVE on what you read. So I think library at university is better than yours, sorry. Library is more trustful(printing media is more selective) and its free to everybody, other than internet what cost quite of money and keeps me behind outdoor inside at home other than library : )

Thank you for your service, but i think your project is not wort of money, it is cheep to keep up internet pages, cant say where your money is going if there is volunteers writing here (who you are censoring), ask rich instead of me! Hope I support you enough.

I'm sorry that Wikipedia may appear to be very hostile that way to many people, but it is because it is not and never will be a completely indiscriminate collection of information about everything that can be, see Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not for details on this. The material there is subject to strict peer review about what is or is not acceptable as encyclopedic material according to a set of criteria, so a lot of stuff is excluded from Wikipedia even if it might exist. Perhaps you've run into some trouble fixing things people disagree with, which is also sadly a common occurrence that results in one side being blocked and leaving Wikipedia entirely. My suggestion would be to perhaps ask the relevant people advice about how best to reinstate your fix into something without causing someone else to be angry. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 01:06, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Special:UserLogin

I didn't put this acct some one hacked my idenity

What is the name of your account? TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 00:59, 10 February 2014 (UTC)


I just want to say that Wiki is great system for open information exchange. This is one basic cornerstone of democracy. Personally I have has a lot of use of Wiki, when I'm commenting blog writings and news in internet. Very often I remember things in the past "about" , but not excatly. By using Wiki I can be sure of the detailed things of which I'm commenting. Wiki is very flexible to use. In our modern internet world the superiors of our countries, traditional media, politicans and other groups of their own intrests can't govern anymore the information which is given to the people.

Thank you for your comments. If you're interested in wikis, may I suggest a look at Wikipedia's list of wikis or some practice using the software yourself by downloading MediaWiki? It's the software that's used to run these websites, written in PHP, and it can be found at, very supportive of the wiki model. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 01:01, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
And I recommend the tutorial if you want to help edit (the English) Wikipedia. PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:32, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Press room - new contact for Finnish Wikipedia


I'm a long time press contact for Finnish Wikipedia (since 2004), and I announced in the beginning of the year that I'd stop at 10 years. The successor for myself has now been selected, and Markku's contact information can be found at press contact page's subpage at the Finnish Wikipedia.

Additionally, the Wikimedia Finland has their own press contact, and I actually only informally presented them for some time. Tommi's name and phone number can be found at

Please update wmf:Press room page accordingly - Tommi to the Wikimedia Suomi section and Markku to "Other regional contacts by language" section.

It was excellent time helping Wikimedia projects in this role during the last 10 years, and I'm happy I chose to contribute with that! --TJ (talk) 14:05, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

@TJ: Done, can you please check both the chapter and language contact info I added too? PiRSquared17 (talk) 05:24, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
I double checked them and both look correct. Thank you! --TJ (talk) 07:09, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Thank You/cs

There's no thank you in czech version of the page.

You are welcome :))

Ah, very good point, it must have gotten edited out for some reason. Fixed now. Thank you! Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 16:42, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Special:UserLogin/signup

Az a hosszú Felsoroláűs azt nem tudom mik voltak?

Én egyszer láttam,hogy  itt is lehet paypal szálát nyini és nyithatok is ? esetleg Bankártya helyett hitelkártyát is kaphatok ?

m a mai napon a egy volt üzlet felemnek mindenfle képen elkell küldenem szélájára 600,000.00 HUF-t Amenyinben itt nyitok ppay pajl szálát hogyan tudok kézpénzhez jutnom?egyenlőre ennyikérdésem lennre

Azt hogy tegnap mikor este haza értem az orvosi felül vizgálatról és annyira türelmetlen voltam meg ma is ez csak azért votmert ezt apénzt ma minden féleképpen elkell küldenem valahogyan na a pay pal számláról közvetlenül mer bank mszálára megy tudnának segíteni azonkívül üzleti tárgyalásaim vannbak komolyak min jMendez núrral mert én leszek a Magyar országi kirendeltség igazgatója Amerikai _Magyar cég.

Regarding Privacy policy

ciao, mi chiamo Margherita, il mio account e' stato violato da Giuseppe Calabrese, con un programma, ha inserito le mie foto, nella tua pagina. Non si vedono a occhio nudo, ma la Polizia e lui hanno lo stesso programma,si. Cancella quella che ti ho segnalata,come foto, e avverti la Polizia, che ti conferma quello che or ora, ti ho scritto. Sono separata da lui da tre anni, e in Giudiziale. E' uno strozzino, causa scoperta da indagini in corso, e questo e' uno dei tanti imbrogli che mi ha fatto.Se non fai ciò che appena ti ho scritto, la Polizia chiude la pagina. E' illegale e contro legge inserire delle foto nelle tue, ci vuole il mio consenso e firma. Grazie

Regarding Template:Contribute

I believe this is a great iniative from Wikipedia to create Wikimedia. Its does provided readers value. Thanks again for all your efforts. [link removed]

Sure, thanks but I don't see any reason for adding that link in your post, so I have removed it. Regards, --Glaisher [talk] 17:58, 19 February 2014 (UTC)


thank you for the story about cemetery at Tev Aviv area; my grandmother is buried there. Someone had found grave for us earlier; but your story is the first I knew of its history. Bless you for what you do.

Regarding Terms of Use

(Forgive my boldness, but) I think the summary box at the top of the ToU page should be titled "Terms of Use summary", or "Summary of the Terms of Use", instead of "Termes of Use": a blue-framed box with inside it a big blue-highlighted title saying "Terms of Use" sends the signal that said box contains the Terms of Use, which is counter-productive in relation to the couple of disclaimers trying to warn against that very idea. The same goes for the translations.

Conversely (and less importantly), there is an additional disclaimer put before the box (on the English ToU page at least), which at first I thought was talking about the entire page, instead of only the box; this is because it is separated from the box and a bit vague about its subject ("This"). With the box title modified, I believe this additional disclaimer could simply be removed. But if it has to remain, then I suggest to place it inside the box; or closer to the border of the box, if it really is to remain outside.

If I'm wrong (really possible), I'm interested in why. Thank you Face-smile.svg - Cos (talk) 02:04, 21 February 2014 (UTC)


info is free don´t ask about payment for new info please, you´re in fault about free internet info

Very disheartened to know how Wikifoundation works.Whats happening on wikipedia is totally unfair.It is ruled by some editors.This I came to know when I was doing editing for 'Saladin' page.I strongly felt the wrongful images showed on his page present the great 'Hero of Islam' in poor light.So I'd edited the page & put the new image with all the necessary right.But my image was removed again & again.This is totally unacceptable.Wiki doesn't have rules but has.If this is war then it is just started.

Regarding Terms of Use/de

4. (Abstandnahme von bestimmten) Unterlassen bestimmter Handlungen

…:Falsche Angaben, Vorspiegelung einer fremden Identität oder Betrug …::* (Begehung von) Betrug.

(Verübung von) Schutzrechtsverletzungen: (Verübung not german)
  • Verletzung von Urheberrechten, Markenrechten, Patenten oder (von) anderen nach geltendem Recht bestehenden Schutzrechten

7. Lizenzierung von Inhalten

Um (den Zuwachs an freiem) die Vergrößerung freien Wissens --Oursana (talk) 15:44, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

[3]: Thank you for reporting these errors in translation. Vogone talk 16:45, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

Regarding DMCA Darwinfish

There's no reason why this is in PRE tags. It just makes it hard to read. Please replace PRE with NOWIKI or whatever else is needed. This, that and the other (talk) 08:28, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, that was kinda dumb. I've switched that. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 01:24, 9 April 2014 (UTC)


please i need your help to download adobe to my lg c199 Phone or latest version of downloadable adobe for the handset.

Regarding Category:DMCA 2014

The category Category:DMCA 2014 on has an item categorized into it, but the category itself does not exist. Someone with rights to edit the WMF wiki should create the category page Category:DMCA 2014 with page content largely copied from Category:DMCA 2013. —RP88 05:52, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thank you. Rjd0060 (talk) 23:37, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
Almost :-). The lead sentence should end with "in calendar year 2014", not "in calendar year 2013." Also you've accidentally circularly categorized Category:DMCA 2014 into itself. Following the example of Category:DMCA 2013, it should be in categories [[Category:DMCA]] and [[Category:2014]]. If you are willing to go down the rabbit hole a bit, this leads to the issue that Category:2014 doesn't currently exist (but it can be created with content copied from Category:2013) and that Category:Press releases issued in 2014 doesn't currently exist (but it can be created with content copied from Category:Press releases issued in 2013). —RP88 06:53, 27 February 2014 (UTC)


I have never, nor expect to ever, contribute to or edit any Wikipedia page/material. Nonetheless, I refer to you frequently and am glad you exist. I only want to say that YES, in my opinion, ANY [paid] WIKIPEDIA WRITER AND/OR EDITOR ABSOLUTELY MUST reveal any/all professional and/or commercial connections s/he may have that are at all pertinent to the information/editing provided. If the "information" provided by Wikipedia is in fact a [paid] contribution from say the Flat Earth Society, or the White Aryan Resistance--I as a Wikipedia user, jolly well want to know the source of the "information" I am reading. --Yes; my examples are silly and obvious--but you get my point: IF someone is being paid--whatever construct one may put on that word--to say certain words, present a particular take/slant on a topic--OF COURSE I the intellectually neutral reader, want to and should be able to know about that [paid] point of view. --Most people will "say" damn near anything, if paid, hired, or whatever, to do so.

--humble user, Jill —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 2602:306:BDF7:400:699D:558A:3FEE:AFD (talk)

Copied to Talk:Terms_of_use/Paid_contributions_amendment. PiRSquared17 (talk) 05:12, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Category:DMCA 2014

I don't think this category is supposed to be a member of itself. darkweasel94 (talk) 09:13, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

See the comments two sections above you. TeleComNasSprVen (talk) 09:39, 3 March 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Template:Contribute

beste wouter, ik kon je niet vinden op deze site.

Wikipedia image failures

Where and how do I question a problem with Wikipedia? What's wrong with a simple 'comments' or 'questions' link? Specifically, for several weeks the images (maps, graphics, photos, etc) have not been active, i.e. cannot be magnified or a larger format found (links go to a dead page with the name of an image file but no image). This was not a problem in the past……What changed? It is especially frustrating when it involves tiny text in graphics! It is not my device or software, for I use a Verizon cell phone and a Kindle Fire HD……or is it that both work on Android systems?

You can post to Please include an example with the url of a page where you click an image, and the url it takes you to. PrimeHunter (talk) 03:44, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Ways to Give

I would be happy to donate with bitcoin. But Wikipedia does not accept it. Too bad.

Unfortunately, Wikimedia Foundation does not accept bitcoins as a form of donation currently. See wmf:Bitcoin for details. Also see wmf:Ways to Give on other ways to donate to the Foundation. However, it is possible that this may change. See this article on TechCrunch. Even though, Wikimedia Foundation does not accept BTC as a form of donation, some chapters of Wikimedia do accept BTC (eg. Wikimedia New York City. wmnyc:Donate). --Glaisher [talk] 16:19, 14 March 2014 (UTC)


Per què no figura la Viquipèdia Catalunya al llistat dels altres països, atès que aquesta edició ha estat premiada com una de les més actives?

Primer de tot: no existeix Viquipèdia Catalunya, existeix Viquipèdia en català, els diferents projectes wikimedia són etiquetats pel seu idioma.
Suposo que et refereixes al mapa que encapçala aquesta pàgina. És un projecte que intenta portar Wikipedia a les persones d'arreu del món. Hi ha països en que la única forma d'accedir a internet és mitjançant el telèfon mòbil (normalment en els anomenats països en desenvolupament) i aquest projecte, Wikipedia Zero, ho està fent realitat. --Anskar (talk) 19:20, 15 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Why not figure Catalonia Wikipedia in list of countries, since this issue has been recognized as one of the most active?

First of all, there not Catalonia Wikipedia, Catalan Wikipedia exists, the various Wikimedia projects are labeled by their language.
I guess you mean the map that leads to this page. This project tries to bring Wikipedia to people around the world. There are countries in which the only way to access the internet is via mobile phone (usually called developing countries) and this project, Wikipedia Zero is doing reality. --Anskar (talk) 19:20, 15 March 2014 (UTC)


am shocked about your half knowledege,when you asume pashtus are one the ethnic group of iranians.this is not yet known either iranians themselves are Aryans or the remainings of spartans, eelamis and you still connect them with our pure descendants of the grand son of NOAH's named as sala and then ebr n finally PUKTAN.

Proposal for and all subsidiary sites.

1. At this time a user who logs into one site is also logged into its sister sites.

2. On Wikipedia, when a user logs-in they are notified of unread messages on their talk page.

Proposal: that a method/program be developed/implemented whereby any user with multiple-site access be notified of any unread messages on their "talk" pages on ALL sister sites, regardless of which site they log-in on.

Rational: many users tend to use one or two sites on a regular basis and are involved in others rarely. When there is no immediate reason to visit a particular site, messages on that site may go unnoticed and unanswered for extended periods of time. Having a multi-site message flag with an indicator of which site the message is on would speed-up communications and promote collaborations.

Cheers! Shir-El too 07:28, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

PS WIKIMEDIA did not recognize my log-in information; I had to log onto WIKIPEDIA first, then link here. Is that deliberate, or a glitch? Shir-El too 07:28, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
This is out of the scope for this page (as it has nothing to do with content). You should comment on the bug or perhaps create a separate bug for an Echo implementation of this. Cheers, PiRSquared17 (talk) 22:45, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Tax Deductibility

Hello can I ask, why there's no Indonesian version of it? The reason they said removing volunteer translations. for legal reasons we are only using professional translations for these pages. I'm not pretty sure about this, translating it is very easy if you know law jargon, why there's no pages for it? This page is crucial and always being shown every-time there's a fundraising campaign started. Please make the translation of it, it's often being questioned on Indonesian Facebook page for Wikipedia about where their donation goes and who gonna use their money and for what purpose, can WMF make the translation of it? Thank you.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 22:15, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Ask Pcoombe (WMF) / the wub PiRSquared17 (talk) 15:47, 21 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you Pirsquared I think, I'll just wait until next fundraising campaign patiently.--AldNonUcallin?☎ 06:41, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
This was done at the request of our legal team. Note that information on how donations are spent is present in Indonesian (and many other languages) at wmf:FAQ/id. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 14:33, 25 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, well, about the tax dedux I think it's still need more time, since not many Indonesian interesting with such things, other than "to where their money goes".--AldNonUcallin?☎ 09:17, 27 March 2014 (UTC)


With reference to donations. For those without a pay pal account and the like. Could money be transferred/sent by means of SALDO/CREDIT sent to PHONE NUMBER by means of a SMS?. IT IS EASY and WIKIPEDIA CAN ALWAYS CONVERT EXCHANGE THAT CREDIT FOR MONEY.

I always known that  fundamental, invaluable, life saving contributions are seldom returned OR RECIPROCATED.

在版本最初期,验证时属于世界卫生组织!后来因被被毒侵袭,经过许多波拆后来升级到维基百科媒体? {{WP:Foundation wiki feedback}}(新段落)-Meta~~~~

Regarding Home

hello why not you propose to order or offer some visualisations to your face particpants in order to represent the show and make in town the movie

Regarding Special:UserLogin/signup

Regarding Special:UserLogin/signup 编辑“Foundation wiki feedback”(新段落) --Xcq5678 (talk) 01:49, 23 March 2014 (UTC) 连接所有项目页

Regarding Template:Contribute Wales' Quote in the Header Should be Replaced

This is a comment on the quote in the header : "Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet has free access to the sum of all human knowledge." — Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia

May I suggest that the foundation remove the statements referring to "a world in which every single person on the planet has free access to the sum of all human knowledge", since they were recently completely invalidated by Mr Wales himself.

Free access to all human knowledge is a crucially important endeavor, and I consider "the sum of all human knowledge" to be the legacy, the rightful inheritance, of all humans.

I am not an energy healer but I am an information professional and I find his stance derogatory and exclusionary, which negates the quote brandished on the home page referenced above.

Clearly Wikipedia is his baby, and he can do with it whatever it pleases, but in doing so he is contradicting himself in this and other statements of mission for which Wikipedia is known and on which it prides itself.

Specifically, Wales recently came out with a biased edict that excludes a body of knowledge that he personally, in an unsubstantiated statement, judges as non-knowledge. Unfortunately it is nothing more than simply Mr Wales' personal opinion; but being who he is, he calls the shots.

At the same time, he does not make mention of the fallacies and deliberately falsified peer-reviewed studies that are routinely exposed, published by pharmaceutical giants for the single purpose of profit; often obscene profit. Nor does he take into account the millions of deaths at the hand of conventional medicine practitioners and treatments such as chemotherapy. All this he claims or believes to be "true science" when it is not. In short, his bias is palpable.

Wales disregards a sizeable body of proven natural healing methods that include energy work. Take meditation, an age-old tradition that has been proven to heal more times than there are entries in his Wikipedia.

Instead he is splattered all over Time magazine with the following regrettable quote: "No, you have to be kidding me. Every single person who signed this petition needs to go back to check their premises and think harder about what it means to be honest, factual, truthful. Wikipedia’s policies around this kind of thing are exactly spot-on and correct. If you can get your work published in respectable scientific journals – that is to say, if you can produce evidence through replicable scientific experiments, then Wikipedia will cover it appropriately. What we won’t do is pretend that the work of lunatic charlatans is the equivalent of “true scientific discourse”. It isn’t." Wikipedia Founder Sticks it to Lunatic Holistic Healers

Regarding wmf:Talk:Terms of Use

Can I request that the TOU talk page have a link to please? --Hroðulf (talk) 11:53, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

@Hroðulf: Yes check.svg Done, see wmf:special:diff/96227. PiRSquared17 (talk) 12:11, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Home

As part of the Michigan State University Science Festival, I toured the T.J. Simon Power plant. During the tour I learned that presently they burn about 70% natural gas, 30% coal and 1% biofuel. Your page about the power plant is out of date as it states that the power plant is a coal burning facility with natural gas back up.

This page is for discussing, not about articles on Wikipedia. Talk pages of articles on Wikipedia should be used for feedback about specific articles. If this is about en:T. B. Simon Power Plant (T.J.?), use en:Talk:T. B. Simon Power Plant. Regards, --Glaisher [talk] 18:06, 3 April 2014 (UTC)


I just did a search for the word "pedagogy", and as always, Wikipedia provided a clear and fairly detailed explanation. My reason for disappointment and concern is that while Wikipedia offers this information in myriad languages, it is not offered in Urdu. Urdu is used as the primary language in Pakistan, a country approaching a population of 200 million. If Urdu speakers in India, and Kashmir are added, this number can easily be doubled to about 400 million, needless to say, a significant segment of the world population.

While it is gratifying, and impressive too so many languages that cater to much smaller populations of the world, this only makes the exclusion of Urdu even more stark.

I would like to know how languages are chosen, and how Urdu can be added to the list. Thank you.

@Khalidjsiddiqi: There is an Urdu Wikipedia: link. Maybe the particular article on pedagogy does not exist there. You can help by translating it. Regards, PiRSquared17 (talk) 11:53, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
All Wikipedia language editions are written by volunteers. en:Urdu gives a lower number of speakers but there are still fewer volunteers in Urdu than in many smaller languages, and the Urdu Wikipedia only has around 35,000 articles. Internet access and spare time may be factors. You are welcome to contribute to the Urdu Wikipedia. Your account works there and you can create articles right away. PrimeHunter (talk) 15:13, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

Functioning of this page

People without an account at foundation: have a "Feedback" tab on all pages with links to (the last "Home" part depends on the page you were on)


editintro=Foundation_wiki_feedback/Header/Edit is supposed to display Foundation wiki feedback/Header/Edit at the top but that page has been moved to Template:Foundation wiki feedback header/Edit with no redirect (see [4] for how it's meant to look). I suggest to restore display of the page either here or at foundation by changing the url. It's made by wmf:MediaWiki:Permissionserrorstext-withaction which transcludes wmf:Template:Contribute.

preload=Foundation_wiki_feedback/preload preloads Foundation wiki feedback/preload in the edit box but that page has been blanked. preloads the subject field with "Regarding", currently causing 41 identical such headings on this page. People saving a section edit or clicking the little arrow section link for an edit in the page history [5] or elsewhere (for example their own contributions to find their own section) are taken to the first of the 41 sections. The TOC works correctly by adding numbers to the anchors, but finding the right section in the TOC can be hard. I suggest encouraging more descriptive (and thereby varied) subjects with a line in Template:Foundation wiki feedback header/Edit, for example "Please write a short descriptive headline in the subject field." (it says "Subject/headline:" above the field). PrimeHunter (talk) 16:21, 4 April 2014 (UTC)


How do you expect to receive any donation when you do not even care to put Macedonia on the country list?

Which country list? [6]? --Glaisher [talk] 17:20, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Regarding User:Sue Gardner

Please respond to the signed email issued by "India Against Corruption" to WMF's office, concerning huge quantities of grossly objectionable pornographic images (including child pornography) located on WMF servers and also curated by WMF Admins.

As a result of this public disclosure, which IAC was previously privately discussing with WMF Community Teams to get removed, a Wiki lynch mob has been organised by some Wikipedia Admins to pass a community wide ban against "India Against Corruption". Please check with your office. HRA1924 (talk) 19:33, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

You might have better luck with email. This page is for requesting edits to the fishbowl wiki at PiRSquared17 (talk) 19:44, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
Emails are being ignored since nobody wants to be left holding this one when the merry-go-round stops. HRA1924 (talk) 19:48, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
All of your other issues aside, if you have demonstrable evidence of child pornography, as you allege, please send it to, so that we can take appropriate action. Do not post it publicly, please, to avoid potential legal offset issues. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 01:15, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
As far as IAC is concerned all our issues are equally important, especially the libelous article on India Against Corruption. All pornography is equally abhorrent to us if it can be viewed or edited by minors and children. IAC is outraged that the "Delhi Gang Rape" juvenile offender's cell phone contained graphic images downloaded from Wikimedia. WMF is as well aware of the URLS of these curated galleries of child pornography on WMF servers, as IAC is, considering that these are for the most part curated and compiled by WMF administrators, and they are rarely removed because the deletion discussions revolve around copyright and not obscenity. Lets also agree the only reason WMF responded is because IAC has started some administrative processes in India and the first set of Government notices has begun reaching your local chapters, who in any case are funded by WMF because some were well known local pornographers. HRA1924 (talk) 17:30, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
This is not a general forum for discussion of WMF. This page is specifically for edit requests to's fishbowl wiki. PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:35, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
WMF's coding automatically redirects anyone who wants to post to Sue Garder's Talk Page over here.HRA1924 (talk) 17:48, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Special:UserLogin

bonjour je me presente Nicollas et j ai plein de projets en tetes mais c est le manqué d argent qu il me faut pouvez m aidez ? mon adresse imail <redacted>


Dear Wikipedia, I just want you to know that I LOVE this site and I have just donated to you to keep you adfree. You are one of the only reliable sources of information on the internet that is not GOOPED-up with ads and offers. I feel when I read something on your site that the answer can be trusted to be neutral and non partisan. I LOVE THAT ABOUT YOU! Please stay that way.


The reason I am writing to you today is that I have been researching PCOS because my daughter has been diagnosed with it. I became aware of her lack of periods early on in life, and we have been to countless doctors in the last 10 years, non of whom have been able to help. Since this disorder is caused among other things, with the imbalance of hormones, particularly male hormones in excess in a female patient, I have been trying to figure out what might have gone wrong with my daughter. One obvious and terrifying thing comes to mind which I want to encourage Wikipedia to help with…it is the use of Taurine…particularly the use of it in energy drinks which are so popular with kids. My daughter started drinking Red Bull and other Taurine based energy drinks in early adolescence when these products first came out. Her hormonal levels are all messed up and I intuitively, and also because of research that I've been doing, predict that PCOS may have a correlation with these energy drinks that contain bull male hormone. The high levels of Taurine in Red Bull and other energy drinks, I believe may have been the cause of my daughter's current troubles. What I am asking in essence is if you are able to make this one of your projects. I think the world needs to know and it would be very beneficial to do a study of PCOS women to see how many of them used or abused Taurine products like Red Bull in adolescence. Thanks very much. Myriam Nelson

Dear Myriam, thank you for your passion for Wikipedia! I am sorry to hear about your daughter. I am sure anyone reading your message will share the sympathy I feel. It is very possible for you, or anyone, to improve the content of Wikipedia, and I strongly encourage you to look into ways to add well sourced, factual information about this topic to its contents. However, this page is specifically for feedback to the Wikimedia Foundation -- an entity which provides the technical infrastructure and various other resources to the Wikipedia community, but which has no editorial involvement with its content. So there is little that can be done by the audience you have chosen. I would suggest you take a look here: w:en:Help:Getting started -Pete F (talk) 22:07, 9 April 2014 (UTC)


I like encyclopedia. I want to create a account. How did they do it.

Special:Login/signup is the interface used to create an account. See Help:Logging in. en:WP:SIGNUP and this page also might be of some help, but some of the policies there applies to English Wikipedia only. Regards, --Glaisher [talk] 16:58, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Privacy policy

I was not able to log in on It said my username doesn't exist, so apparently it requires a separate registration (and there is no link for this), and there is no mention of this anomaly on the page explaining the unified login.

Https:// doesn't even mention that a new version is being discussed and obviously doesn't encourage participation in that discussion.

The intro has incorrect grammar (is approved > has been approved) and the heading General Scope is incorrectly capitalized. --Espoo (talk) 04:17, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

The Wikimedia Foundation site is not part of the single unified login used for the project sites. Login accounts on the Foundation site are only available to employees and a handful of volunteers so it is correct that you cannot login or self-register. QuiteUnusual (talk) 10:25, 11 April 2014 (UTC)
That is completely unexpected and counterintuitive and should therfore of course be explained on the login page.
Where should i write my other comments to get a response to them? --Espoo (talk) 07:10, 12 April 2014 (UTC)
I have seen them, and passed them along to the pertinent staff members. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 13:56, 15 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Please remove the email addresses of people who post them here and explain why you did it. I'm sure WMF has the knowhow to implement an automated solution to this problem. Please also add a warning in red at the top of the page and when people click on the edit link explaining why it's a bad idea to publicly post an email address and reminding them of the need to send an email if they don't want to get an answer only here. --Espoo

Regarding Special:UserLogin

Wickipedia fue fundada en los estados unidos de america


To whom it may concern. My name is Stephen L. Bird, My father is Jerry L. Bird and he is on your web site under wikipedia. I have his birth certificate and his birthday is Feb 3, 1934. Just thought you should know.

Hi, I reported this to the English Wikipedia community. Thanks for this information. Vogone talk 18:03, 15 April 2014 (UTC) Attribution of translation for :wmf:Terms of Use/de

Hello, came here from Meta:Babel#Attribution of translation for :wmf:Terms of Use/de.

Readers of any German wikipedia page are redirected for "Nutzungsbediungen" to the page wmf:Terms of Use/de. As far as I can see, the page was created by My impression is, that the text is a copy and paste from, (with the displayed page title "Nutzungsbedingungen", I don't understand which is the actual page title).

A first draft of the German translation was created by me (my last edit there seems to be at 29 October 2011), later the translation was revised by other contributors.

I can't log in at the wmf-wiki. My request is, that the revision history of should be exported to the wmf-wiki, and added to the revision history wmf:Terms of Use/de, in order to comply with the free license (probably Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License), so that the authorship of the creators of the translation, among them myself, is documented and e.g. visible to the readers of of the German wikipedia, Rosenkohl (talk) 09:42, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

You are correct, history shows that the page was created by Mdennis [7] in disrespect of Terms of use#7c. --Nemo 14:20, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
The page history shows [8], User:Nemo bis. It's certainly ideal to attribute on addition, and I am sorry that I overlooked it on first pasting, but it is in history. Unfortunately, I also messed up the link, so it was not a functional hyperlink, but on seeing notice of this at Meta:Babel I added a working link here. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 16:57, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Sure, I only said created. :) --Nemo 12:05, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Hallo User:Mdennis (WMF). Thanks for your efforts, and for adding the edit [9] on 16:50, 16. April 2014 to the revision history of wmf:Terms of Use/de. However I am not at all satisfied with this edit, for reasons which I already did explain in this discussion:

  • I must ask you to imagine that you were a reader of wmf:Terms of Use/de who is looking for the orignal authors of the page's content. Such a reader will neither find, nor understand the revision comment
"created with content copied from meta:Terms of use/de, which see for attribution".
  • a revision comment for any edit usually refers to the actual edit to which it belongs, if not otherwise stated. So the revision comment "created with content copied from meta:Terms of use/de, which see for attribution" seems to indicate that not the original page, but this particular edit [10] was "created with content copied from meta:Terms of use/de, which see for attribution". But the edit itself does not change the page's content. No reader of the revision history will be able to understand without further explanation that the revision comment "created with content copied from meta:Terms of use/de, which see for attribution" actually is supposed to refer not to this minor edit on 16:50, 16 April 2014‎, but instead to the whole page created as created on 15:05, 19 April 2012.
  • Saying "created with content copied from meta:Terms of use/de, which see for attribution" is not a complete English sentence, since the object ist missing: the comment does say that something has been created, but it does not explain what exactly has been created. And furthermore, the comment does not explain when exactly this "creating" took place.
  • I see two options: either the real revision history of is imported to wmf and added to :wmf:Terms of Use/de. I know that cross-wiki imports are technically possible, at least between different language versions; and importing the revision history would be the clearest solution, so I don't understand why an import is not done in the case of this page to which I once had contributed.
  • However, if for some reason it turns out impossible to import an revision history from meta to wmf, there should be added some revision comment to the history of :wmf:Terms of Use/de which is findable and clearly understandable for any reader looking for the origin of the content of the page, telling which version has been created when with content from Terms of use/de.
  • That is, at least there should be revision comment in [11] clearly stating:
"The original page Terms of Use/de was created on 15:05, 19 April 2012‎ with content copied from meta:Terms of use/de, which see for attribution"

I will be indepted if some of these proposed solutions could be feasible, Rosenkohl (talk) 07:31, 5 May 2014 (UTC)


Opinions? --Nemo 14:18, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

Since when does the Foundation care about our opinion? --MF-W 18:36, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps they want to find out what the community desires, so they can promptly ignore it or do the exact opposite. On a serious note, it looks like an interesting idea, and I look forward to seeing how it rolls out. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:40, 16 April 2014 (UTC)
Let's see how it turns out. What kinds of petitions would it be used for? PiRSquared17 (talk) 00:13, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
No idea. Let's remember to update Voting is a tool at some point. :) --Nemo 12:08, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
According to Pcoombe (WMF) (diff), this will be used for Wikipedia Zero petitions. PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:59, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Yeah, this is intended for an upcoming petition to mobile operators to support Wikipedia Zero. I don't know if any of you saw Victor's video from Sinenjongo High School at Wikimania last year, but it's been inspired by that. And we thought it more appropriate to do it 'in-house' as opposed to relying on an external petition site. There aren't plans for the WMF to use the software for any other petitions, I just made it a general-purpose extension in case other users of MediaWiki wanted something similar. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 20:04, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Can add eBay Giving Works? Ways to Give

eBay Giving Works has a Wikimedia account (assumed to be legitimate) at

Can we edit this page to include "sell on eBay" as a way to give to Wikipedia as well?

Thank you.

Thanks, we're looking into it. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 21:19, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Special:UserLogin

sachinawati date of birth:1-11-1999 school name:New English School standard:8th

Hello! It seems that you may be trying to register on one of our Projects. If you could please let us know which Project you may be referring to, I would be glad to direct you to the proper resources so you may create an account and begin contributing! Nakon 07:21, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Special:UserLoginObasjousafara

try and encourage more people by doing some profitable profect

Regarding - Open editing

Simply protect all the pages, but not talk pages. Make staff and trustees admins. Job done. Rich Farmbrough 10:49 19 April 2014 (GMT).

It's not that simple. There are a lot of pages using raw HTML we would need to convert to wikitext. See also Liberating PiRSquared17 (talk) 11:16, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Regarding DMCA Hermann Herzog

There is a missing space around one of the redactions in the first sentence of this DMCA request. Thanks, — Microchip08 (talk) 15:36, 19 April 2014 (UTC) Thanks Microchip08, fixed. Jalexander--WMF 08:16, 26 April 2014 (UTC)

Create "Resolution:" namespace

There is a convention of beginning page titles that refer to WMF resolutions with the text "Resolution:" However, this is not set up as an actual namespace. This means that there is no easy way to search resolutions using the search interface. Can "Resolution:" be set up as a namespace on Foundation Wiki? -Pete F (talk) 19:27, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

Regarding wmf:Terms of Use/ar

The arabic translation is inaccurate, it uses the word "مجاني" in translating "free", the ambiguity of the English term is not there in arabic, the arabic word for free as in freedom is "حرّة", while "مجاني" means "gratis".--Uwe a a (talk) 13:05, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

You can contribute to the translation project here: Terms_of_use/ar. --Dodi 8238 (talk) 20:12, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Local chapters

The image on this page should be updated with this image, as it is more up to date and has been updated since 2011. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 00:27, 19 May 2014 (UTC)


Just wanted to say thanks to all the people that make Wikipedia possible. Was only able to make a $20 donation and as much as I use your site, it should be much more. I use an e-book to read, much of it being historical fiction. As I'm reading I'm constantly clicking on my "info" button for more information than the book explains and I always go to Wiki. I also use it through out the day for various information and know I can trust the contents, will get a complete, thorough, and unbiased description of whatever the subject is without distracting advertisements or someone's hidden agenda.

Again, wish the donation could be more but please at least know you have someone who appreciates the hard work it must take to keep a site like this running as professionally as you do.

Thank you, Patti Cordell

The Human Right Laws

                         The Human Right Laws legally Approved that:-

" Every person have the rightful to express his/her opinion in any time, any ware, and for any group of people" without any limitations( Once his/her opinion does not affect or heart any other persons, or firms )

So I suggest to Wikimedia that:-

1- To let every person write-down his/here opinion with full freedom unless it does not affect or heart any other persons,

2- At the end of every page an automated massage says " The above text is written by ******* and he/her are fully responsible to face the local and international low about every bad words included in the above text".

3-Wikimedia " as a public publisher " is not responsible for any word written in the above text.

     Signature : The Law Department in  Wikimedia.
                         Thank you / Ibrahim al -Sasi
                         ( )


Forgive me, I am new to Wiki but in simply casual scanning I understand the need to protect sources, but Are there any limits on what anyone can say anywhere anytime Is there a journalistic code ? Is there a fact-checking procedure or filter? Is there any place where possible conflict of interest is addressed and some transparent process of self-imposed limits enforced or analysis made clear? Is searching for "truth" or "confirmation" somewhere in your mission statement? Just checking... Thanks for your help.


This is for your information concerning the PERSHING TANK that was brought into service in Germany during World War11. I served in the SECOND ARMORED DIVISION. I was in a tank in the first platoon of "F" Company, 2nd Battalion; 67th Armored Regiment. During the month of February 1945. my tank "FADIDDY" was RECALLED from action AFTER we closed the gap around the German Army in the Dusseldorf /Cologne area. Our tank, "FADIDDY" was a SHERMAN TANK. We traveled back a few miles to a barnlike building where we along with a few other tank crews were EDUCATED FOR ABOUT TWO (2) HOURS by some General Motors personnel on how to use the NEW tank that they gave us. The new tank was the PERSHING tank with a 90mm canon. Your current article about the PERSHING tank NEVER mentions that that tank was given to and was used in combat by the SECOND ARMORED Division! You DO mention the THIRD Armored Division and one other division, but you NEVER mention the SECOND ARMORED Division in that article! I do believe that a correction of this information would be the right thing to do! I would appreciate an acknowledgement of receipt of this information You do a GREAT job on everything so I believe that this CORRECTION would ADD to your reliability.

This page is for questions and comments about the Wikimedia Foundation only. The WMF is not responsible for the content on Wikipedia - please ask your questions on the talk page of the article you are interested in correcting or make the changes yourself. QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:00, 30 May 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Template:Contribute

Page Talk:vision does not have Polish translation. Suggestions for the vision statement:

Wyobraź sobie świat, w którym każdy człowiek ma swobodny dostęp do sumy ludzkiej wiedzy. Do tego właśnie dążymy. Wyobraźmy sobie świat, w którym każda osoba na naszej planecie ma wolny dostęp do sumy ludzkiej wiedzy. Do tego właśnie dążymy. Wyobraź sobie świat, w którym każda osoba na naszej planecie ma dostęp do sumy ludzkiej wiedzy. Do tego właśnie dążymy. 13:01, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

I am not sure if this is the correct section to post this comment.

There is a link to wikimedia commons from wikipedia, but on a web image search and finding a wikimedia commons page, there is no obvious link to the article in wikipedia. It would be help if there is.

Regarding Designated agent

I don't think it can be accurate that Lila Tretikov is registered with the Copyright Office as of 2005. That date probably needs to be replaced by some date in 2014. Or otherwise clarified in some other way. darkweasel94 (talk) 09:33, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

@Jalexander and Jamesofur: Would you like to fix this? PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:13, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, both of you, I've just removed the date (since I'm not sure what day we sent it off and it doesn't really matter) in the end the address and our company name is what's most important. Better to just not have a date then say something obviously wrong. Jalexander--WMF 04:29, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Resolution:Media about living people

Um ... it's hard to see what, exactly, you expect commons to do about this. I don't think trying to retrofit the existing resolution by simply sprinkling "or media" randomly about was a very good plan...


I go to Wiktionary and try to log in... It accepts my user name but not my password... I try to reset my password, it tells me I can't do it on "this Wiki site but can on another" and provides a link which takes me to the Wikimedia site which now says my username doesn't exist. Until I try to create a new account... now that username does exist!

Wouldn't it be simpler to allow any Wiki site to use the same database of users and therefore make it easier... heck, make it possible to update your password without spending a half hour getting bounced back and forth and in the end be unable to sign in to any of the sites? Bouncing a user to another site to access a database that is obviously used by the site they were just trying to access (or how would it be able to provide a link to another wiki site to update your password?) is absurd and does NOT make the site one bit more secure. It does however make the user experience very poor and the logic of the data flow redundant and more error prone.

Security is useless if the users of the sites are locked out, unable to access the sites and end up leaving frustrated as hell. Remember at least 90% of the users who are experiencing this problem will NOT take the time to complain so I don't think mine is a unique experience.

See SUL. For years, all new accounts have been global. Unfortunately, accounts that existed before SUL could still be unattached until SUL finalization (which has been delayed indefinitely). If you would like more help, you can ask for the account to be usurped (assuming it has no edits), and then try to merge your global account with Special:MergeAccount. For wikis without bureaucrats, see SRSUL. Anyway this is not the right place at all to discuss this. You could ask on my talk page (or yours if you log in). PiRSquared17 (talk) 02:11, 18 June 2014 (UTC)


Welcome to the party friends! Thank you for your commitment towards a better web. I truly believe there is a historical change taking place. Transparency is not a threat. Share love and educate! Thanks you. Chip VAn Weck


I will like to join your group what are the necessary requirements. thank you


well actually,i have so many things to say,but i will say a little this time,am new in wikipedia and certainly i wanted to make sure i have an account due to my project..but like i said so far,i dnt want to say much,am an artist,and i feel like advertising some of my name is Miracle Bassey am from nigeria,thank you.


Моя банковская карточка не работает киров город корупции -- 12:14, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Regarding FAQ/en

You need to update the ED name... no longer Sue Gardener -- Should be Lila xxxx. Regards, Ariconte (talk) 06:30, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you, Ariconte. :) Updated. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 20:53, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

-- 11:02, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Special:UserLogin

Dear sir/madam, I Mr Dharma Raj Rai. I want to suggest you, topic-Nepal. There is Demonym-Nepali,Nepalese and Gurkhas. This word should not be at this page. The" Gurkhas"word come from very small district from Nepal. 200 years ago either uneducated british people or uneducated nepalese people they made mistake right word is "Gorkha". And for Demonym this word is not represent for all of Nepalese, if you say Gurkha there is a very few people who are serveing as British and Indian sholdier. If some thing happen for them Nepal government do nothing. So I would like to request please omit this word. If you contact me. Mr Dharma Raj Rai


Regarding MediaWiki:Randompage

Please delete this page. It causes an empty bullet point at foundation:Special:SpecialPages#mw-specialpagesgroup-redirects. This, that and the other (talk) 07:08, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Requested deletion locally. Vogone (talk) 14:21, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Highland Light

The first-order Fresnel lens was not removed in 1998 as stated in the article. It was removed in the 1950's, being replaced by a pair of aero beacons, mounted one atop the other at right angles. These, too, were replaced in the mid 1980's by a pair of smaller aero beacons, mounted back-to-back. The current optic was installed in 1998.

Regarding Tax Deductibility/en


It would be nice to have a receipt for one's donation. Hopefully, you'll send on by email - if so, it would be nice to mention that on the page indicating a successful donation along with confirming the amount donated. Believe it or not, people do make mistakes and it is possible that someone may inadvertently donate more than they can afford (or less than they intended). Providing support and information for making a correction to people making a donation would be a courtesy that would be very much appreciated in such cases.

Regarding Template:Contribute

The above (generated) subject header is bogus. This has nothing to do with Template:Contribute! I clicked a link at to get here; the link I clicked on to get here is obviously broken. And I can't fix it.

This is ACTUALLY Regarding wmf:Terms_of_Use

LCA, e.g. Jalexander:

1)Typo. diff of the fix.

2)Why were the anchors all removed? This one in particular, was useful; please put it (and others?) back: {{anchor|paid-contrib-disclosure}}

--Elvey (talk) 02:36, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Typo fixed. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:04, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Although I am poor, I knew I needed to make a donation, I have come to love WikiPedia so. (yes, I see you have yourselves as Wikimedia - please just overlook this, long story). And so it was a soul-shaking experience to, for the first time quite frankly, look up your definition of geo-engineering on a dare/suggestion/prompting of another.

Soul-shaking because I see your "explanation" and I find it wholly disingenuous. If not wholly, pretty close.

My heart is broken. I trusted "you," and believed there would never come a time you were bought, sold & traded by TPTB. I would have SWORN against it. I HAVE.

I was wrong. I feel so, so viscerally rotted somehow. I don't know how to explain it. I looooove words and expression of them - but I'm not that great at it myself. I can confer to you I now feel "dirty."

And also that I no longer trust you because I realize you will insert whatever the government et al demands you do. Or, worse, maybe you are one of them.

If the former is true - shame, shame on you. Do not continue this, write the truth - the whoooole truth. (As opposed to the almost sophomoric! "spin" - no, that is too kind.. Whatever it is you now proffer.) It is insulting.

Again, I am heartbroken.

Thank you for reading/listening.

Goodbye now. A disappointed and heartbroken "little guy" who used to worship you in a "healthy-type" way.

Regarding Template:Contribute

As the founder of Chicana Forum, the Mexican American Women's National Association, and the ECOSOC Border Economic Development Council under PRIDE (UN NGO), I am seeking a more definitive history for chicana activists out of the 70s and on. This is a critical component of Hispanic heritage and feminist roles within a marginalized indigenous group...also a means to legitimize and document contributions and issues in a manner that will benefit the balance of regional differences between D.C. and NY controls with SW USA border states and the cultures of MexAmerica. This is a hemispheric gateway region where thousancs have been murdered, died, or marginalized into extraordinary poverty and subsistence levels. It is time to document in an honorable and meaningful way the achievements of such a leadership. I have for many years worried about all the inaccuracies, the failure to include historical and governmental policy changes that have impacted so many MexicanAmerican and other Hispanic families and communities. Perhaps tying to this project is better than doing our own separate effort...Sharleen Maldonado-Ward, Vice Chair of Government Affairs, Pacific Rim Institute for Dev. and Ed.,

Regarding Staff and contractors

In the Grant making department I understand Leslie Harms has left the foundation. Please update the staff page..... Regards, Ariconte (talk) 23:50, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Template:Contribute

Unlike several other identically named sections on this page, this comment really is about wmf:Template:Contribute. As noted elsewhere (e.g., see the section just above "#This is ACTUALLY Regarding wmf:Terms_of_Use"), the template doesn't seem to be working right. On some pages it generates an appropriate "Subject/headline" (e.g., using the "Feedback" tab on wmf:Our projects), but on others (e.g., coming from wmf:Talk:Our projects) it generates the "default" subject line seen immediately above this text. Not sure what the problem is, exactly. Someone please look into this! - dcljr (talk) 23:44, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Fixed. The template was included via .js script (=wikimakeup dos not work correctly), Now moved to wmf:MediaWiki:Talkpageheader‎ --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:21, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Local chapters overlapping divs

The list of local chapter addresses seen at the page above (and many others — the text is transcluded from wmf:Template:Local chapters and wmf:Template:Chapters addresses, ultimately being rendered using wmf:Template:Chapters addresses/layout) is "unusable" (on some browsers, at least?) because someone has hardcoded the "height" parameter to use either 190 or 180px in the "layout" template, which causes the addresses' "div" boxes to overlap. Someone please fix this. (Might it be preferable to set the heights in the individual "/ISOCODE" subtemplates, instead of in the "/layout" template? And using "em" or "ex" units, instead of "px"?) - dcljr (talk) 00:22, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

It looks ok to me. Could you upload a screenshot, and/or indicate on which browsers it fails? --Waldir (talk) 01:34, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
This is what it looks like actual size (but aggressively cropped) on my 1920×1080 screen in Firefox 17.0.9 for Linux. [12] - dcljr (talk) 10:25, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Also the translated pages for ar, fa, ja, zh have forgotten Wikimedia Canada.
Why not simply setting widths and heights in ems instead of pixels ? and "overflow:visible" is amost always undesirable. (overflow:auto would bot help uncreasing sizes if cells of the "matrix" need to have all the same height so they line up correctly. I understand why you don't use a table (because a fixed number of columns would not work with narrow screens that cannot fit all without requiring an horizontal scrollbar, absent from mobiles supporting often only the vertical scrolling, horizontal scrolling requiring javascripts to capture panning touch events, for example when viewing enlarged images).
Immediately the pixels sizes are assuming fonts working only on desktop PCs and some Macs. The sizes do not work on mobiles.
Using sizes in em (use "line-height:1.5", not any value velow 1.5, and then count 1.5em per line (this will work with smartphones that have large fonts needing more pixels than desktops, due to their very high pixel density, needed to readability of letters in smaller physical sizes, but even then many users feel the character sizes are too small and use accessibilty options in their smartphones, so they can't fit more than avout 30 characters per line when the phone us in normal vertical orientation, or 50 characters in horizontal orientation; a single column will fit, and possibly only two in the horozontal screen viewing mode, if not using accessibility options for larger fonts).
Users of tablets with diagonals above 5 inch are not impacted so much (the physical pixel density is smaller than on smartphones, fonts have sizes in pixels near the desktop, but still there are less choices of builtin fonts, e.g. in lowcost Android tablets, used in Asia and Africa). Users of veru wide screens (such as HDTV, observe it from a distance where the HD content will use fonts with larger than expected heights in pixels, they are in the same situation as users of smartphones with high pixel densities).
Then don't use too narrow widths, and allow the column to fit an address on up to 6 lines (, plus up to 2 lines for the contact addresses, plus 1 additional line for the bold titles in ar,fa,ja,zh, you get a height of 8 or 9 lines for a total of 12em or 13.5 em in ar,fa,ja,zh. The width should be able to fit address lines of up to 50 characters, i.e. about 30em. Finally, all addresses can be set so that lines will fit correctly in that width (you may play with the placement of the country name grouped with the zip code, or pack address complements after the first line of the local name of the Wikimedia chapter, but separate from the line with zipcode/postcode. You can expect one line to be wrapped with the total of 8 or 9 lines i.e. 12 or 13.5 em. verdy_p (talk) 20:41, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
I tested the solution I proposed in various screen sizes and viewing modes, on dekstop PC, HDTV and Android smartphone and tablets , and the address boxes fit correctly and line up correctly with style="float:left;line-height:1.5;height:15em;width:25em" (you may reduce the width to 20em to fit a possible additional column on wide screens, fiven that linewraps are still enabled. Note: no overflow set (the default is overflow-x visible biut with linewraps enabled, and the cumfortable height, this is not a problem, vut if you're not cumfortable with it, allow overflow-y:auto so that vertical scrollbars can appear conditionally)!.
—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Verdy p (talk)
So, can someone actually make the change on the wiki? Hello? - dcljr (talk) 00:07, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
@Dcljr: Please could you confirm the exact change that needs to be be made, and on which page? I'm unable to figure it out from the discussion above (at this late hour!) Thanks. Thehelpfulone 00:12, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Since the Foundation wiki is completely locked down for us ordinary folks, I have not verified Verdy_p's fix, but the suggestion appears to be to change the contents of wmf:Template:Chapters addresses/layout to:
<div style="float:left;line-height:1.5;height:15em; width:25em;">'''<span style="margin-left:2em;">{{{2|}}}</span>'''{{Chapters addresses/{{{1}}}}}</div>
or, if the default overflow method doesn't give good results for both wmf:Template:Chapters addresses and, say, wmf:Template:Chapters_addresses/for/ja, then:
<div style="float:left;line-height:1.5;height:15em; width:25em; overflow-y:auto;">'''<span style="margin-left:2em;">{{{2|}}}</span>'''{{Chapters addresses/{{{1}}}}}</div>
Of course, you can fiddle with the height and width parameters yourself, if desired. I can give my opinions after the change is made, but only for FF on (desktop) Linux. I guess you can ping Verdi_p for a final check on all those other platforms mentioned above. - dcljr (talk) 00:40, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Tested but the result is only 3 rows, in Hwalls's version are 4 rows. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:09, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
What do you mean by "3 rows" and "4 rows"? Since you've reverted it, no one else can see the result for themselves. Please change it back, so we can look at it. (If you haven't already, see what Hwall's version looks like on FF 17.0.9 for Linux, which I linked to above. I think we can agree, that is not how it's supposed to look.) - dcljr (talk) 00:05, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Ping: Hwalls --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:05, 21 July 2014 (UTC
Hi all. I did not create those pages or those templates, I only tried to help when there was a problem at one time. Please feel to make the fixes as I sadly do not have the time right now. heather walls (talk) 23:12, 23 July 2014 (UTC)
So I guess no one's going to fix this... - dcljr (talk) 13:39, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Hello? ... Note that almost no one can actually fix this since it's on the Foundation wiki. Someone with editing rights on that wiki needs to fix it. (@Steinsplitter:?) As stated before, the current implementation is not acceptable because it hardcodes values in pixels. For the simplest possible change, just replace height:{{#if:{{{2|}}}|190|180}}px; width:270px; by height:{{#if:{{{2|}}}|16|15}}em; width:16em; (which works for me) and then, if necessary, adjust the values upwards to something that works for you (I wouldn't recommend adjusting them downwards). This won't give something that works universally, but it'll be a lot more "robust" than what's currently there. - dcljr (talk) 18:18, 15 September 2014 (UTC) [EDIT on 23:19, 15 September 2014 (UTC): used "nowiki" tags to show full code snippets]
diff - Dos not work for me. If not this template, please give me an exact link to the template. --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:52, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: your links to diffs are useless because no one can see the result of your changes after you revert them. What do you mean it doesn't work? It had no visible effect? Did you purge the page cache and/or your browser's cache? Can you please make a change and leave it for more than 2 minutes so someone other than you can see the results?? - dcljr (talk) 22:53, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
BTW, that was the correct template, but you didn't make the correct change. Please reread my comment of 18:18, 15 September. - dcljr (talk) 23:00, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Oh, crap. I needed to use "nowiki" tags so you could see all the changes I was talking about. OK...
Here's what should be done:
  1. edit wmf:Template:Chapters_addresses/layout
  2. change height:{{#if:{{{2|}}}|190|180}}px; width:270px to height:{{#if:{{{2|}}}|16|15}}em; width:16em (only changes are to the numbers and the units: px to em)
  3. check the Local chapters page (this link purges the page cache) and adjust numbers in template as necessary
That should do it. - dcljr (talk) 23:19, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
I removed float:left; accidentally, now works! Thanks. --Steinsplitter (talk) 06:58, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 06:58, 16 September 2014 (UTC)
Finally! Thank you. - dcljr (talk) 18:31, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Resolution:Funds Dissemination Committee Membership 2014

"Nominations for the FDC (July 2014)" link currently point to the 2012 page, rather than the 2014 page. -- KTC (talk) 14:32, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

I fixed the link, thanks KTC! Stephen LaPorte (WMF) (talk) 22:54, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Our projects

The Wikivoyage languages at the moment are not anymore 9, but 16. PS The first two lines of this editor are hidden by the interface, a technical fix is needed. --Andyrom75 (talk) 07:34, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Fixed by Thehelpfulone --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:12, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Template:Contact header

wouldn't it make sense to expand the links to the whole buttons instead to have click on the relative little text only? --se4598 (talk) 14:49, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Home

Hey there, I don't wish to log in and edit the bio of Dr. Charles F Stanley, but I do want you to note an omission in his bio: He has a son that you have listed, but he also has a daughter who is not listed. Her name is Becky Stanley Brodersen. This can easily be verified by a google search.

I listen to Dr. Stanley on a weekly basis by watching his In Touch program and he has spoken of his daughter and she was sitting beside him when his son was giving the speech about their father on his 80th birthday.

Thank you, Brenda Summers

Regarding Talk:Staff and contractors

You have a red link for one of the photos on this page. Zellfaze (talk) 04:42, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

I can't find a read link. Please be moor specific. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:05, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Regarding FAQ/en

Wikipedia is only an "encyclopedia" if that word is now defined as a collection of absurdly bigoted, biased propaganda masquerading as neutral information. Why should we donate our hard-earned money to that? I tried to improve your encyclopedia, and my edits were removed. I complained about the ubiquitous bias, and I was banned. Wikipedia's headquarters should be burned down, and those in charge of this so-called encyclopedia should be dead instead of those driven to suicide by the hate and bigotry like we find on Wikipedia. What will we be required to do to get all the bigotry and hateful lies off of Wikipedia? Will a face-to-face meeting help? Do I need to make threats of violence? What course of action must one take? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

Threats of violence are not tolerated and may well be illegal depending on where you live. They won't achieve anything other than getting you banned. You should note that the Wikimedia Foundation does not control the content of the English Wikipedia - that is determined by the community. If you have specific concerns regarding the neutrality or bias of articles there are plenty of editors within the Wikipedia community who would be more than willing to listen to your concerns and help address them as long as you maintain a civil approach. QuiteUnusual (talk) 16:41, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Ways to Give

if will be here boku payment option I will donate

Hi, the image used for 2014 on wmf:Wikimania is an old logo. File:Wikimania 2014 Shard logo v3 with logotype and date (small).svg is the current one. Thanks, Rock drum (talk·contribs) 14:17, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Regarding User:AKoval (WMF)

Hi! There seems to be a small typo: "<...>a position which I began in April 2104<...>". --Yury Bulka (talk) 21:04, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Note: Have suggested to poster that they e-mail the user in question. - dcljr (talk) 01:11, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Our projects

I think this page should be translated to other languages, for obvious reasons. --Zerabat (discusión) 11:40, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Terms of Use/ru

"импортированный текст не может быть использована" -- fix this sleep in the russian translation... Hinote (talk) 22:22, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

You can contribute to the translation project here: Terms_of_use/ru. --Dodi 8238 (talk) 17:39, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Cancel or change recurring payments/en

Hello, PayPal has changed its website. You now have to click on the gear icon on the upper-right for Settings and then, on the next page, click on "Payment preferences" navigation bar on the left side, and then click on "Update" next to "My preapproved payments". Hope this helps - thanks!

Thanks for the note! We have updated this page with our current processes.--CCogdill (WMF) (talk) 16:54, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

foundation:Notices received from search engines

On the foundation:Notices received from search engines page (I think this is used mainly/solely for "right to be forgotten" notices), it would be helpful to put actual links to the articles, in addition to the images. It would be a little more work, but it would make them more accessible. Superm401 | Talk 04:52, 7 August 2014 (UTC)


I looked to the end of an entry to find a copy/paste attribution section. I found the licensing statement, but I was looking for something a quick copy for something shorter than the URL to the article I snipped some information from.

I will add that my source is through the WikiMedia Foundation, but if you want something different, you might make it easier to discern.


Regarding Hindi Wikipedia

What is wrong with hindi wikipedia?

  • admins are making pages in english language on hindi wikipedia---example hi:अबख़ाज़िया---and it seems you cant question about such activity to admins, if you question them they are threating you with a ban
  • why admins on hindi wikipedia encouraging pages which lack references---isnt it against wikipedia policy
  • why users are being allowed to create pages about themselfs on hindi wikipedia---example hi:हेमंत शेष---isnt it against wikipedia policy
  • regional bias being shown on hindi wikipedia.....discrimination based on region taking place on hindi wikipedia where people from delhi, rajisthan and madhya pradesh states of india have taken full control of hindi wikipedia
  • most of the pages present on hindi wikipedia are non neutral point of view, biased, lacking references.....and admins are not bothered about it......and you can neither add tags nor request admin to add tags to such pages.....if you do such things you are threatened with ban....
it is high time for stewards to look into this mess called hindi wikipedia as it appears hindi wikipedia is not following wikipedia foundation's basic policies......
Sushilmishra (talk) 06:32, 11 August 2014 (UTC)


PLEASE  after people donate take them back where they were when you ask for the donation. You ask for money and if user complies then you make them jump through hoops and BS to get back to work.

I'll think twice about donating again because I'm 71and retired and my time is worth more.

Thanks very much for your feedback and your support! This is an improvement we would very much like to make to our donation process, however our small team has technical limitations. We may have higher priorities to implement in the immediate term, but appreciate your input in making the donation process the best it can be. Thank you! --CCogdill (WMF) (talk) 23:24, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Template:Contribute

how can i create account?

If you want an account at, see WMFACCOUNT. If you want to register an account on Wikimedia projects, please fill the form at Special:Login/signup. --Glaisher (talk) 12:21, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Special:UserLogin/signup

Wanting to add info if possible.

It is possible. Just state the exact edit which needs to be made. --Glaisher (talk) 12:19, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

The page should have a section about "who donates". I was asked this several times, and I cannot find a good answer on the WMF pages... As in - do we know anything about the donors? Rich, poor, young, old, breakdown by country, etc.? --Piotrus (talk) 09:04, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Piotrus: You can try e-mailing or I imagine answering this question will require some quick research on the part of someone on the fundraising team. There may be donor demographic info buried on Meta-Wiki somewhere. On the other hand, I'm not sure we ask many questions when people donate. Once we have something definitive, it'd be great to update FAQ/en, I agree. (That whole page is falling apart.) --MZMcBride (talk) 22:03, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Template:PrivacyLang

This template is not necessary ({{languages}} should be sufficient, which works great on wmf:Terms of Use), and it's not mobile-friendly (check: mobile page).--fireattack (talk) 00:14, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Wait, why only the English version of Privacy policy is on WMF, others are on meta? --fireattack (talk) 00:17, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
Because not everyone have accounts on foundationwiki but anyone can translate the Privacy policy here at Meta. --Glaisher (talk) 12:15, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Home

I want to edit 10:16, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Please specify the exact edit which needs to be made. --Glaisher (talk) 12:04, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Template:2008/Donate-header

The code "<skin>Tomas</skin>" is not working, and appears verbatim on pages like wmf:Donate/Benefactors/ja. These pages look obsolete anyway, though... whym (talk) 13:46, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:30, 28 August 2014 (UTC)


Soliciting donations when you are a) sitting on a $50 million plus pile of cash, and b) pissing it away antagonising the community (cough! MediaViewer cough!)??? That's pretty cheeky, that is.

Effectively, all this money goes to the WMF to compensate them for the very little work that they do: maintaining a server farm and dealing with legal questions is something that the two permanent employees were doing just fine back in 2005 or so. In the meanwhile, those who contribute the bulk of the effort (editors, admins, and the like) get sweet fuck all.

Thanks, but no, thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

That isn't a helpful comment at all. No thank you, --Glaisher (talk) 11:59, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Privacy policy

This article is created in a biassed manner, most of story is not true. please edit this page or remove it. Dont spread a false information.

If this is about an article on Wikipedia, please suggest changes on the talk page. --Glaisher (talk) 11:49, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Regarding, 2.9.2014

Als wikipedia verdwijnt door geld tekort Worden we via zoekmachine wel meer naar andere sites doorverwezen wiki verschijnt altijd bovenaan, terwijl de inhoud gejat is van andere sites en negen van de tien keer nergens op slaat In real life zegt men al' zo hey jij komt zeker ook nooit verder dan wikipedia...als iemand dom praat Dus van mij geen donatie;s The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) 2. September 2014, 09:55 (UTC).

This page is only for discussing --Glaisher (talk) 12:01, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Übersetzung: Wenn Wikipedia wegen Geldmangels verschwände, würden wir via Suchmaschine wohl mehr auf andere Websites verwiesen. Wiki erscheint immer ganz oben, während der Inhalt von anderen Websites geklaut wurde und neun von den zehn Malen keinen Sinn macht. Im realen Leben sagt man schon: Hey, du kommst sicher auch nicht weiter als Wikipedia … wenn jemand dumm daherredet. Daher von mir keine Spenden., 2. September 2014, 09:55 (UTC)

Regarding FAQ/nl

Hi, my suggested changes to this text can be found at [13]. I have translated the texts for the images and the links to go back to the top and to donate now. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 12:09, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Done by Steinsplitter. [14] --Glaisher (talk) 11:47, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Donor policy/nl

"Als u een donatie per cheque wilt doen, stuur dan de cheque naar niet"

"niet" is incorrect. It means not which makes this line confusing. Correct would be

"Als u een donatie per cheque wilt doen, stuur dan de cheque naar"

Thank you, this has been fixed. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 09:46, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Press releases/Wikimedia Commons celebrates its 10th anniversary

These comments go to Katherine, I guess.

This is good—it contains all the right ingredients. But I'm presuming that a press release like this should be a smooth, easy read for journalists. It's just a bit laboured in a few places. I presume an image was not regarded as suitable—I guess it might have been hard to be exclusive, but I'd want one (or a few to choose from) if I were using this in a publication or on the web.

A few niggles.

  • The top bullet ... just slightly too long and clunky, to me. Perhaps avoid repeating "Wikimedia Commons", which they read two seconds before.
  • "came into being"—a bit metaphysical; try "was launched".
  • The "USA" should be dropped, and it's unclear why "San Francisco" is in parentheses—makes it bumpy.
  • Double hyphens are not part of professional English—makes it look as though it was composed on a typewriter. Instead of --, please use an open – en dash, or a closed—em dash. See Chicago Manual of Style and the Oxford New Hart's Rules.
  • "The Wikimedia Foundation is extremely grateful to have a dedicated community of creators and institutions who continue to share their images and other media so that the project has flourished and will continue to thrive."—Very long sentence. Journalists do not like to stretch their readers like this, and right at the start. Needs a period after "media", then a punchy stub.
  • Pity there are two song sheets for "freely licensed" and "freely-licensed". The former is correct, and I'd have ironed it out of Lila's and Erik's quotes to avoid the clash.
  • "The Guinness Book of World Records named Wiki Loves Monuments the largest photo contest in the world, and it has inspired more 900,000 image uploads since 2010."—real problem with "it". Maybe "... world. This contest has ...".
  • "and it has inspired more 900,000 image uploads since 2010"—missing word: ouch.
  • have ensured.
  • "the increasing depth and richness of the illustrations for articles on Wikipedia"—clunky. What about: "the increasing depth and richness of illustrations in Wikipedia articles."
  • extremely -> very
  • "Today, Moeller is the Wikimedia Foundation’s Deputy Director and VP of Engineering, and Commons is the world’s largest repository of freely licensed educational media on the internet." Great sentence; but it doesn't flow clearly into the quote (we presume it's Erik's quote, but do they have to think carefully about it?).

Tony (talk) 12:55, 6 September 2014 (UTC) (Tony1)

Several months later: oh well, why bother giving feedback if no one takes any notice? Tony (talk)
@Tony1: Did you try pinging the author? PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:58, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Smart quotes

i'm just here to complain that 
      seems to have replaced 
               straight quotes (for bold marks) with "smart quotes" and so it's not bold and I CAN'T EDIT IT

So someone said somewhere. --Nemo 05:36, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Fixed. PiRSquared17 (talk) 23:40, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

zacapu article

Hi, my name is Javier Cervantes Perez from Zacapu, Michoacan Mexico. The reason of my letter to you guys, it is to let you know that I dont agree with the two lines written in the article about zacapu. These two lines stated lies about my home town, specially those talking of contamination and those talking about confronting lots of growing urban problems in the contrary I personally believe that those statements are affecting my town since nobody will not even try to invest in it. Please I really appreciate if you guys consider this situation by correcting it.


I really do not need a monthly letter for my tax purposes. One letter in January summarizing the previous years contributions would suffice and save postage. Thanks, Greg West,

Regarding Home

My name is David Wessendorf. I served on the Saratoga in Air Operations under then Captain James during the 1964-1965 Med Cruise. During the deployment we also visited the ports of Barcelona Spain, and Genoa Italy. I have a special place in my heart for CV-60 and the men who served on her. Please put this additional info to good use.

Thank you, David Wessendorf

Thank You, all people in this world, for what we can learn from each other!! Stay together, help each other and the most important: love each other. It`s all we need.

Regarding Grand Canyon

My comment is on the Grand Canyon. I have a very simple question. I would just like to know how or where I can find any records of the earth being older than what the Bible says it is when it was created. I can't find any record of any language or people, pictures, documents, witnesses or any writing that specifically tells me that a rock is a million years old, or 5 million years old.

The soonest communication that I have ever found to be fact, is only 6,000 years old.

Thank You so much for your helping me to understand how you came to this.

Patty Harner

The scientific consensus is that the Earth is about 4.5 billion years old. 6000 years ago was (by some sources) around the time of the domestication of horses, and was extremely recent by geological standards. This was around the Copper Age in Europe. See w:Age of the Earth and its references for more information. If you're looking for writings, maybe read Charles Lyell or Hutton, but they were off by orders of magnitude if I remember correctly. But what does this have to do with the Wikimedia Foundation's wiki? PiRSquared17 (talk) 12:20, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Volunteer opportunities

The link for the "getting started tour" for editing is broken.

This link was removed. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 09:48, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Template:Contribute


Regarding Talk:Terms of Use/nl

Dear all,

Apparently, the Dutch translation of the Terms of use don't incorporate the changes approved in June 2014 (i.e. the Paid contributions without disclosure addition to chapter 4). Any change of an upgrade?

With regards, Den Hieperboree (talk) 22:12, 24 September 2014 (UTC).

You can contribute to the translation project here: Terms_of_use/nl. The project is 95% translated and 93% reviewed. --Dodi 8238 (talk) 17:38, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Tax Deductibility/en

United States United States

Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit charity (tax ID number 20-0049703) established in the United States under the US IRS Code Section 501(c)(3), and, for that reason, donations from persons or entities located in the United States may benefit from tax deductible status.

This could be improved by adding a link through to the Wiki page discussing 501(c)(3).

Good idea, done! Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 09:52, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Terms of Use/fi

When will the Finnish Terms of Use be updated? They are still the ones from May 25, 2012. --Dodi 8238 (talk) 18:19, 27 September 2014 (UTC)

Never mind! I found the translation project page here on Meta-Wiki. Terms_of_use/fi --Dodi 8238 (talk) 17:34, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Divulgare il sentimento di pace.

Gentili Signori, il vostro "potere mediatico" è grandissimo e mi piacerebbe che lo usaste anche per DIVULGARE IL SENTIMENTO DI PACE. Potrebbe apparire, sulle pagine che vengono aperte dai vostri utenti, alcuni messaggi o aforismi per chiarire che il sentimento di pace non è solo volere la cessazione della guerra fra nazioni o gruppi di persone, ma è un sentimento che dovrebbe radicare in ognuno di noi nel nostro profondo sentire. Questo sentire dovrebbe essere testimoniato al di fuori di noi stessi, così che potrà espandersi<translate></translate>. E' proprio una cultura della pace. In questo Gandhi ci aiuta. Grazie. Ilva Palchetti

Regarding Talk:FAQ/en

All day on various computers I've been distracted and annoyed by the giant Wikimedia fundraising notice. There doesn't seem to be any place to discuss the fundraising and no links on the notice to such a page either. Why is it so big? It will have the opposite effect to what Wikimedia want surely? 1. I don't want to donate to Wikimedia (that's what charitable organizations and governmental cultural budgets are for) and 2. stop harassing us! 3. The last thing that would influence anyone is a personal message from Jimbo - how about nice images, comments from those who've found Wikimedia useful rather than the enemy of personal rights Mr Whales (referring to his opposition to the EU's right to be forgotten).--Xania (talk) 20:05, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

There are ongoing discussions on a similar theme on the Wikimedia Forum and on Jimbo's talk page at Wikipedia that you might find interesting. QuiteUnusual (talk) 10:04, 2 October 2014 (UTC)
You can discuss fundraising on Talk:Fundraising, on the fundraiser mailing list, or in our IRC channel #wikimedia-fundraisingconnect. To address your numbered points:
  1. We are a charitable organisation, and we don't receive funding from governments (partly because of the risk of bias, or perceived bias, that would cause). The vast majority of our donations are small ones from individuals.
  2. We do try to keep banners to a minimum, while still meeting our fundraising targets. You can always click the close button in the top right corner of the banner, and if you are logged-in to your account then you won't see banners at all.
  3. Our banners have evolved a lot in the past, and we no longer use a direct personal appeal from Jimmy Wales. Along the way we've tried (and continue to try) all sorts of things, including images and donor comments. The current message is the best we've found so far, and the more effective a banner is, the fewer times we need to show it. Also sorry to disappoint you, but the Wikimedia Foundation has itself spoken out against the European Court of Justice ruling, although of course we recognise there are diverse views on this.
-- Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 10:34, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Ways to Give/de

The author was switching back and forth between formal and informal language

Example: "Um Aktien von Ihrem Broker an unseren zu übertragen, bitte gib("geben Sie") dem Broker unseren Namen..."

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 05:52, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Thank You/en

Tweet This

The twitter link doesn't open in a new window/tab, it leads you away from the thank you page. This is annoying if you'd like to share on other platforms or answer the questionnaire. --TheGuyOfDoom (talk) 10:35, 4 October 2014 (UTC)

Great point. I've added a bit of JavaScript that will make the social bookmarking links open in a new tab. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 10:32, 6 October 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Ways to Give/de

Grammatical mistake:

> Bitte schicke eine E-Mail an für weitere Informationen, wie Sie eine Überweisung an die Wikimedia Foundation einleiten können.

  • Bitte schicken Sie eine [...]

In generel, this page has the problem that sometimes it's written in a polite/formal language and sometimes quite informal.

Yes check.svg Done, Thanks for reporting. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:08, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Terms of Use

Somavamsha kshatriyas (khatri) is real caste. Sahasrarjuna god of caste & khatri language only speaking no own words and all of HINDUISM. savji,sauji,souji, other names is just brand or personal names no value in samaj Thank you Turairao Laxminarayan Hyderabad AP India

Regarding Ways to Give

Skeptics POV-pushing and defacing articles are a problem on Wikipedia. I'm from a science/ engineering background, and this is a real problem. I was interested to see the request for donations, but will not donate while this is not addressed.

Thanks for your time.

Second Time: I'd again consider donating, don't due to skeptics POV-pushing

Skeptics push radically non-biased POV & then revert other edits claiming "NPOV violation". There have been problems with skeptics defacing & degrading pages to the point of being worthless, then scheduling them for deletion.

THIS IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH nor do Wikipedia/ Wikimedia Foundation respond to what is a very real problem.

Regarding Press room/Audio content

Why use mp3 at all? As it can't be used for media at Wikipedia. -- Cherubino (talk) 20:41, 8 October 2014 (UTC)


Why don't you have links to Twitter and Facebook? Also, are there opportunities to go to a place and learn how to edit Wikipedia pages. This could be done on College campuses. I don't know how to edit (yet it is a skill I am sure I would be good at). If possible, let me know at or 312/664-2631. Thanks, Ellen Corley

Regarding Talk:Thank You/en

Just a trivial cosmetic problem — I noticed that the country code is in the title for this page. “Thank You/en”

It's used by the translation system and it's not the country code. It's the language code. And you don't see the title on the actual page: wmf:Thank You/en. --Glaisher (talk) 12:10, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Redirect wmf:ウィキメディア財団について to wmf:FAQ/ja

I suggest converting wmf:ウィキメディア財団について to a redirect to wmf:FAQ/ja. The former used to be linked from the main page and from the side bar, but not any more; its content is outdated, too. wmf:FAQ/ja is an alternative and more up-to-date. Please also update wmf:ウィキメディア財団 to avoid a double redirect. There are other language versions of it found in wmf:Template:AboutLang which might need similar fixes. whym (talk) 12:00, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:02, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Problems donating

Drop the email address field as a requirement to fill in the donation form. You don't need an email address to process a credit card or to accept a donation. I don't need my inbox filling up with yet more solicitations.

Regarding Talk:FAQ/en

Please add a button to the pop-up that has "Already a donor" and then keep the pop-up from showing up.


bonjour je viens de faire un don de 5 €, la page de la fondation est en anglais ... comment l'avoir en français ? merci

Regarding Donor policy/fr

toute autre information personnel ==>  toute autre information personnelle
Corrigé. Merci. PiRSquared17 (talk) 17:00, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Thank You/en

The page I have been reading refers to Fundraising 2010. You might want to update the year, so that readers don't think they have stumbled onto some dated file.

Is it good now? PiRSquared17 (talk) 14:10, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

I clicked through from the donation banner to FAQ, and it says of Wikimania, "You should come! The summer 2014 one will be in London." (paraphrase) You might want to update that. Carbon Caryatid (talk) 07:51, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Fixed. Thanks. PiRSquared17 (talk) 15:19, 3 November 2014 (UTC)


I want you to know that I rely on Wiki more often than I can think of! Thank you for having pretty much ALL the answers! It was an honor to donate this evening I wish I had done it sooner and I only with that it could have been more than $10.00.  :( When I think of how much you have helped me and how often I've said, "I need to send them money", I truly am embarrassed. I want you to know though that if I was to come into some money or to die, there is $1,000.00 with your name on it if not more. I will be writing it into my will and will remember you in the event that I come into some cash by easy means. Thank you once again for all your help! Maryann Maltman,

Regarding Talk:Problems donating

Wikipedia does nothing but ask for money. BOYCOTT DONATIONS! It is still possible to have an objective website with advertisements. The popups asking for donations are way more annoying than advertisements would be!


Thank you for clarifying the difference. I donated $5 and then saw the wikimedia, thought i had been got... lol... anyway, I am a student, unfortunately most instructors will not accept Wikipedia as an authoritative source, so I urge you to continue the excellent job of list and citing your sources, as this acts as a great resource library, probably the most complete and well displayed in the entire history of the world! Mike Trotman

ps. I am in the beginning stages of developing a non-profit myself. i would like to integrate Charity and Social Services with an inclusive rating/comparison component. The goal is to entice corporate donation via a competitive/comparative marketing component while also holding the service/provider networks accountable with a transparent and unified case management system. This site is cutting edge in theory and and design. Unfortunately, I am only a 1st year web design student, so it will be some time before i am able to code such interactive components. Also, the expense of managing this type of data and operating a grand service like I envision will take a miracle to achieve, but it is success like yours that lets me know it is possible, Thank You for the hope you give... Mike

Regarding Talk:Thank You/en

Désolé je ne comprend pas l'anglais mais je vous remercie de votre travail formidable. Tous mes encouragements selon mes moyens pour que vous puissiez continuer à nous instruire.


I give a small donation deducted from my account on a monthly basis. I get your monthly 'thank you' emails. I have tried to unsubscribe 3 times. I still get them. Please, don't send them to me. My email address is Thank you. <redacting>(please don't call unless you need additional information)

Thanks for commenting and for your support! US tax law requires us to send donation receipts, and if you donated online you will receive them via email. We also find that it's a sound business practice to notify donors when funds are transferred. Many email programs and clients will allow users to set up a filter, so that incoming email from a given address can be sorted directly to a folder other than the Inbox. I'm sorry we do not offer the option to forego the receipts. They are the only email you will receive from the Foundation; you have been unsubscribed from other communications, including fundraising appeals. Shorter receipts for recurring donations, with just the donation details, are a possibility for the future. I will email this information to you as well — and thank you again for your continued generosity! --CCogdill (WMF) (talk) 22:49, 9 November 2014 (UTC)


I agree that you need funds, but I do not agree with my address being used for publicity. If this should be the case as you announce and if I cannot decline this this will certainly not encourage me to donate again .... Sincerely yours K. Mannet


I am on your page and I can not log off of it, you are tying up my computer

Regarding Home

Dear Folks,

Regarding the piece on "JOHN WYCLIFFE", the first sentence under the heading "Public Declaration" contains the erroneous (malicious?) phrase, "Shiva his protector ...". Some misguided meddlesome Hindu devotee has likely inserted it I would imagine! Would you kindly correct it- many thanks.

Kind Regards

Lawson Smith

Hello Mr. Smith. I undid the edit. Now the sentence should make more sense. Regards, PiRSquared17 (talk) 03:48, 11 November 2014 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Notices received from search engines

Thank you for making this page. Sue Gardner (talk) 18:41, 11 November 2014 (UTC)


I just made a small $5.00 contribution and am an ExxonMobil retiree but I do not see the button for the form to request a matching fund.

Regarding Talk:Home

This is a currently webpage and is valid to print. If you want to ask for more details ask George B at


I would have gone through your

     Questions related to donations:

But I would like to stay a bit private, thank you.

 There is one place on the web, in general, that I easily make donations to. It is with special supporting groups that educate our young and older members on SL, Second Life. (Builder's Brewery and Arcadia are a few.)

So are any of your staff, members of SL? Opening an SL Group costs 100L, less then 50 cents. And Market Place stores are completely free.

Btw, a lot of folks will not join a group, because they are running out of group slots. But as one of the TOP educators on the web, many should gladly join your efforts on that group. Then, your group's membership could contact their groups and there's your donation dollars.

(Always have your members contact either the group's owner or a moderator, to discuss their donation request, it will keep everyone happy.)

And on your Market Place store, any and all items sold could act just like "donations" that cost you nothing, except a slight fee to the company.

Thanks for Listening.

. . . Tig . . . (I help to train a lot of SL newbies! :)


i would love to have a good support where i could ask for even as little as €1 & if everyone who went on wiki or youtube, google, or what ever, i could lie in a hammock under the coconut trees until i die. anyway enough for dreaming, thanks for a really good & brain extending service. i know €2 isn't much but i can imagine if everyone who looks you up gives you the same ,its as good as winning the loto stew —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

Regarding Talk:Thank You/fr

Ce serait mieux si un professeur de Français voulait bien traduire.... Amicalement. René-Louis THOMAS —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

  I donated $3.00.  That's all I'm going to donate.  What competition does Microsoft have that Mr. Bill Gates and Mr. Bill Gates Jr., can't donate to you all? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 


To whom it may concern,

                      I love the fact that Wikipedia exists at all. Seriously, thank you so much for the magical access to knowledge that you have provided me and millions of others. What a wonderful thing you have created, regardless of it faults. I am of the age when Microsoft Encarta was a boundless wonder given to the world (at a price, of course). It was unimaginable then, this open and free database of knowledge, accessible from our pockets. It really is a science fiction dream made reality. 

To my point: I was looking for something and came across your appeal for funds; the one that begins "DEAR WIKIPEDIA READERS: This week we ask our readers to help us." And I really would love to, and will help you. The only thing is I can't at the time that I read your appeal. I'm sure that you welcome donations at any time, especially now when you need it. So, in a very long winded way I am saying that I would have benefited from an option in addition to the "how much would you like to donate" options which says "It's ok if you don't have the money right now, shall we remind you on payday?"

Sorry for the verbose message,

A very grateful user.

EDIT: If you are reading this and have used Wikipedia more than a couple of times, then you know how useful it can be. You really should donate. Imagine if it wasn't here any more next time you search a fact!

Regarding Privacy policy

I've been automating Wikipedia as an example of what I can do and noticed an inconsistency in the use of "Privacy Policy". The link to this page is correctly titled "Privacy Policy". But the title on the "Privacy Policy" page has a lowercase 'p' on the word "policy" and this occurs on and off throughout the page.

Regarding Data retention policy

I reached the [data retention policy] page from the [donor policy] page. I am uncertain how long donor information is kept.

Regarding Talk:Ways to Give

I looked at the entry for Entrust Bankcard and the last entry on that company said the BBB gives them an F. They must be an unstable company because of the way they do business. I was in a class action lawsuit against them or a business they sold to or changed their name to. I can't keep up with them. Check out their reviews. I think they need to be unmasked. Hopefully they are not hurting any more people at this time. I am 68 yrs old and am paying approximately $8,000 for an outdated processing machine I haven't used for 2 1/2 yrs. I will be finished paying it off in 2 1/2 more years.They lied from the time the salesman walked into my small bridal shop until the time I quit trying to contact them.

Judy Miller

I believe you have a minor spelling error in your Hebrew translation: you wrote: "מה אפשר לעשות כדי לעזור לכם לפרסם?" and you should write "מה אפשר לעשות כדי לעזור לכם להתפרסם?" (The first means "What can I do to help you show commercials" and the later is "What can I do to help you be famous").


Hello, I agree to give you a donate but only one condition: Do you pay your taxes in France? If yes edit your French Taxes Results to prove us that you don't cheat. We live in transparency world so show us that we can have fully confidence. Best regards, JC


bonjour a qui de droit j aimerait vous avisez je ne veut plus contribuer j etait supposer donner juste 10.00 dolardsmais vous m en otez tous les mois alors vous voulez arreter de prendre le montant sur ma carte et svp retablir la situation et arête de m enlever 10.00 par mois RAYMOND PELLERIN 1060 RUE GUYBOURG A MONTREAL HIN2X6 514-256-6542 MERCI MA CARTE ETAIT DE CIBC JE VOUDRAIR RECEVOIR UNE REPONCE DE VOUS MERCI


I have a problem donating to Wikimedia and Wikipedia while the Wikipedia begging fundraiser has continued unabated for years the level of article censorship and malicious reverting and editing by moderators and administrators has skyrocketed. In other words, I donate money to the very people who spit in my face by vandalizing and censoring my articles to meet their own political agenda. The level of cyberbullying from censor editors such as Brandon Harris/Jorm shows an utter contempt for the Wikipedia user community and the Wikipedia rules. That is unacceptable and despicable. You won't get a cent from anyone I know.


I would be more inclined to donate on a regular basis but i have noticed on most subjects that are not political the accuracy is well maintained but when it comes to social and cultural conditioning i find that wkipeda tends to favor the main stream systems propaganda then the truth when it has to do with political and social content...

Regarding Special:UserLogin

Hello writers I think the story with FDR showed maturity in the son. And gave me a feeling of alertness but I couldn't lash out. Compelling a simple story.

I just wanted to let you know that the Donation banner is grossly insulting being as big as it is. Are you a nonprofit or beggers?


Thank you for being proactively "in my face" with asking for donation. (I'm talking about the screen that came up with the yellow highlighting where I couldn't go anywhere until I either donated or clicked out.) Each year I see the donation advertisement at the top of the screen and I intend to donate, but I am simply busy and don't get around to actually doing it. This year, with the big box that came up that wouldn't let me go anywhere until I clicked something, I took the two minutes it takes to donate and am happy I did. I am grateful for the work you do. Thank you :)


Hello: I was very excited to be able to donate to your site. I have never seen the fundraising "ask" before. HOWEVER, as I was about to pay for my donation, I read your note that states donating money actually gives you all my personal information and you state that you can share my information as you wish. Are you kidding me? So sorry. I will not pay to have my personally guarded information released.

Suggestion: Remove that condition and set up a base line of trust between you and those of us who very much want to support you. Say you will never release our personal information, and we would be trusted donors to your efforts. Ask yourself, what is more important, doing the right thing and honoring people who believe in you and want to give you money, and raising more money then you ever dreamed possible, OR, salivating over the possibility of exploiting a "hot" list of personal data.

I am a financial manager, working with lots of non profits. Those who have little to give, don't know how valuable their personal data is, and those who have deep pockets, thoroughly understand the VALUE of their personal information. It appears that your appeal is to the bottom dwellers.

BUT... everything is changeable. You could change your policy.

I took the time to write to you about this. Others would simple click off.

Sincerely, Barbara-Jo Osborne

Regarding Talk:Problems donating

I was open to donating to your cause... but several times in the past Ive tried to add my company to appropriate pages in your seite... that already contain my competitors info... yet when I add my details the exact same way... we are deleted.

If the editors are not impartial, then how can we support your cause!

Please consider. Stephen Gray


Hi, So as a student, Wikipedia is pretty close to my heart. (Bless you guys, honestly) There's no criticism here, just a suggestion. When you guys ask for donations, maybe its an idea to display a progress bar? As in, set a specific goal as the end point, however much you need, and track the amount you get. Psychologically speaking (is my info saturated student showing?), if people see that others are donating, they're more likely to donate themselves. Also, you see a progress bar anywhere, you're gonna root for it to reach 100%. You get invested. So yeah, that's all I wanted to say. I mean, someone's prob already thought of it and its been vetoed, but just in case. Thanks for being awesome, hope all works out, I-need-to-get-back-to-my-paper


Dear Wikipedia Family

I'm a fond fan and avid user of your service. This is the second year I have not been successful in donating to the cause using my Visa card. I reviewed your helpful hints suggestions and don't believe the problem is with my bank as I have used the Visa account for numerous on-line purchases over the years with no problems. If this is a foreign exchange issue or clearance from my bank is needed to allow the transaction to go through I'm not comfortable with that. When this issue is resolved I will gladly return to donate.

Best regards, Bob Liedtke

Dear Sir/Madam:

I am a retired professional fundraiser (40 years) & advertising copywriter (5 years prior) & I professionally & respectfully suggest that you appeal to "fair share" support vs. if everyone would give $3 we could underwrite our needs in an hour.

First: Not everyone will give anything & this approach demonstrates the lack of successful fundraising experience of your leadership. Fair share support is the winning way to approach your investment invitation. Yes, investment. When I just contributed $10 I invested in me, as I am helping you to continue to exist for my own benefit.

Second: Virtually no one gives to other's needs, except life-&-death matters. We all have needs, & mine come way before yours. So show how your mission is meant for me & that my investment is not so much a gift to you as it is an investment in me through your being a quick, reliable information source for me.

Please take these suggestions to heart. I have raised millions of dollars in capitol campaigns, and the same basic rules for success apply to annual solicitations.

Without sounding too egotistical, my advice far outweighs the $10 I just contributed.

Merry Christmas,

Arnold (Arnie) R. Schaid

Regarding Privacy policy

Can someone fix the FAQ link in the "Our Response to Do Not Track (DNT) signals" section? Thanks. --NeilN (talk) 23:04, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:57, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. --NeilN (talk) 23:32, 4 December 2014 (UTC)


I just made a donation in response to your...I thought...reasonable appeal considering help I've gotten in the past. Then I put the words, Kalevala , Jan Sibelius, and Lemminkainen in the search box. I couldn't believe it! you came up with nothing. Something has happened to you. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 23:56, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

Where did you put those words in to the search box? On or on Wikipedia? At least the pages exist on Wikipedia. --Stryn (talk) 00:00, 6 December 2014 (UTC) - Unified accounts?

I have unified my accounts, but still it does not let me log into the Wikimedia Foundation website ( Is this a bug? THere does not seem to be an option to create a login for that website, and in any event, I would prefer to have it unified with all the other wikimedia sites I use.


Username "Jim Sowers" —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jim Sowers (talk) 19:19, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

No, Jim Sowers -- the Foundation wiki does not make use of the unified login system. This is by design; it's only supposed to be possible for people who are explicitly invited to log into this wiki. If you don't have a login, and think you should have one, put a request at Request for an account on the Foundation wiki‎. If you do have an account there, you need to log in separately -- and you'll always need to. -Pete F (talk) 00:14, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

Regarding Thank You/en

Please add a "RETURN" button at the bottom of your Thank You page that will take you back to the original inquiry page you were on prior to making the donation......... It would save having to re-enter the inquiry. THANX. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:46, 29. December 2014 (UTC)


I noticed the request for funds front and center on the wiki page and since I use wiki a lot I would like to donate. I just wish the notice explicitly said that donors email address\contact info wont be given out or sold to other fund raisers. i sometimes donate to worthy causes and then the next day get requests from several other organization looking for money. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 16:10, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Donor Privacy Policy of Wikimedia Foundation has information what you are looking for. Thanks, — Revi 16:28, 30 December 2014 (UTC)