Talk:Wikimedia Foundation website/Archive/2022

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Resolution Board of Trustees - Universal Code of Conduct - Link missing to Policy on Foundation wiki

Dear madam, sir, on the Foundation wiki with announcement of the Board Resolution to approve and adapt the Universal Code of Conduct, under "references" a link is given to an editable mirror-version of the Code on meta (see announcement). That is good for people willing to engage in discours and further development of the policy. For people with wishes or needs in the field of enforcement, it would be good to also provide a link to the enforceable content on the Foundation wiki. Thanks so much for your work on this project - this piece of code really could make a difference. JustB EU (talk) 20:20, 17 March 2021 (UTC)

Good point. I think for now we are waiting until all policies are migrated to Foundation Governance Wiki to avoid too much duplicate usage. Plus the translations (for now) reside on Meta-Wiki. Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 22:34, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

So as a user how would we incorporate such requirements if it really don't explain or direct us how to do it. Most people live busy lives so reading 20 hrs on how tos is really almost next to impossible any suggestions on how to handle these situations or what the reader/ user should do to make sure they meet necessary requirements and implements.

2007 annual report link is broken

The link to annual report for 2007-2008 on is broken. Bawolff (talk) 07:00, 31 May 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for heads up - I believe this has been fixed. My quick check of a handful of translations of that page indicate new link is now in use. Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 22:47, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

Meta question about the WP site - Version Control

Is the WordPress blog backed by version control (much like a wiki)? It's possible, just that it's optional, by an official plugin. Galzigler (talk) 20:49, 2 July 2021 (UTC)

There is an element of version control both in content and in the code repository - yes. However, the content version control has I think only been useful 1-2 times (still - nice to have when those rare moments arise). Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 22:48, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

About the Chinese translation of

The Chinese translation of contains a few problems:

  1. The article summary under the 新聞 (News) title is too long. It should be shortened.
  2. I would like to emphasize that Chinese has multiple variants, including Simplified Chinese (zh-hans) and Traditional Chinese (zh-hant). The "Chinese" version of WMF website is actually in Traditional Chinese, but it's placed under, which is not very appropriate I think... Consider moving it to
  3. The Chinese language label on the top right corner ("中文 (繁体中文)") is incorrect. It should be "中文(繁體)" (or "中文 (繁體)" if you prefer half-width parentheses).

Also, another question: Can I help create a Simplified Chinese version of site? If I can, how can I offer help?

Thanks. --Tranve (talk) 15:33, 9 December 2021 (UTC)

@Tranve I was actually going to ask a question myself. but it doesn't look like anyone answer. I suggest you ask your question here Wakelamp (talk) 13:39, 9 October 2022 (UTC)
We are looking into overall quality assurance for translations and are aware of the multiple variants for this and a few other languages in consideration for the future. This Meta-Wiki page has information on the initiative which utilizes community-based translators to handle translations for things like organization websites, Wikimania materials, etc. Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 22:50, 13 October 2022 (UTC)

Missing Wikimedia Incubator?

Incubator was previously listed as one of "our projects", but is no longer listed on the "Wikimedia Projects" page. Is that an oversight an intentional demotion?

The same applies to WMCS, but that's a bit different, while Incubator is a content project. Legoktm (talk) 11:12, 24 December 2021 (UTC)

It was not an intentional demotion so much as it was an effort to highlight the projects which had been chosen for highlighting on homepage of previous website (utilizing this template still in use on Foundation Governance Wiki). At the time, when this came up, the general sentiment was that we wanted to allow projects to incubate within the movement before being promoted to external audiences (who are more the audience of Foundation website than say Meta-Wiki). That stemmed in part from discussions around 2008 that resulted the community initiating a shift in what projects were actively promoted on homepage of Foundation website (at that time, Foundation Wiki). You can roughly see when that change happened in the template's edit history.
However, to be blunt, this is first time it has come up since non-wiki version of this website launched. I do not think anyone would be opposed to discussing it again, but I think the question would remain is it seen as a project we want to actively promote with external audiences vs. one we want to direct existing community members to for supporting and incubating language editions. There are a handful of other wikis which are "projects" but not necessarily ones we promote with external audiences - Wikitech and WCS as other examples. I would not say this is a demotion of status outcome so much as a reality of not wanting to overwhelm external audiences with information they are unlikely to applicably need. But again, I would not see that logic as "written in stone" so much as "what compelled what has gotten to this point" - and as always - might be worth another look. Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 22:59, 13 October 2022 (UTC)