Talk:ChangeTheStory

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search

[edit]

Hi, because the banner for this event has an all-black background, the close icon isn't visible. Can the image be changed so that the close icon is visible? Samwalton9 (talk) 07:21, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Also, the "UK" bit of the Wikimedia UK logo looks like specks of dirt, not like letters. This doesn't seem to be working at the size you are using. Kusma (talk) 08:26, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I fixed the close button for this banner. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 09:04, 6 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please lock to prevent vandalism[edit]

Some sad boy keeps vandalising this page. Please prevent that. 81.159.86.247 14:37, 11 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Alternative proposal[edit]

Volunteers who are serious about improving the representation of women on Wikipedia should write articles about women. This is a much better use of one's time than finding pithy ways of summarizing how bad a job we've done so far. The Women In Red editors already know the road ahead is a long one. Connor Behan (talk) 18:40, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Agree. This was my first thought as well. It will take a lot of time and effort to compile statistics about the problem. The overall stat provided is enough to get me motivated to help solve the problem, not spend time framing the problem further. Perhaps link to orgs or groups that are doing this work? 195.69.215.10 22:36, 28 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Footballers[edit]

"[...]there are more entries on Wikipedia about football and male footballers than there are about women in their entirety" Can this be substantiated? Rich Farmbrough 11:18 25 July 2022 (GMT).

@Richard Nevell (WMUK): Rich Farmbrough 11:19 25 July 2022 (GMT).
Just an update, there seem to be about 293k football articles and around 365k female biographies (I'm not sure what "women in their entirety" means, so I'll use this lesser number). If we take the "Only 6% of footballer biographies are female." (also promoted by this capaign) as true, then there are around 90,000 more articles about specific women than "about football and male footballers". So this joins the list of such false claims at WP:Wikipedia_has_more.... Rich Farmbrough 11:54 29 July 2022 (GMT).