User talk:CCasares (WMF)

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Suggestion[edit]

Hello, CCasares,

I posted the message (below) at the Wikimedia Forum page but I don't know if that page is monitored by WMF staff. I saw you posted there so I'm reposting this on your talk page...maybe you could pass it along to a relevant staff member at WMF who might be interested in this proposal. Thank you for any assistance you can offer. Liz (talk) 19:46, 4 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Editing Wikipedias during trying times[edit]

Hello, WMF,

I was reading over the Ukrainian and Russian Wikipedias (as well as I could using Google Translation tools) and I think it would be an interesting blog article to feature how challenging it is to write well-referenced articles about a political struggle while it is going on. Reading over the article talk pages and the policy pages like disputes over page protection and proposals for article deletion, has been illuminating. I understand that these are language Wikipedias, not national Wikipedias, so they don't represent countries but language speakers. But just seeing how experienced editors and administrators work to uphold Wikipedia values for verifiability and NPOV in the face of pressure, internal and external, as well as indirect threat to block the website, has been admirable to me and I think would be valuable to highlight for the entire Wikimedia community. I know that these international disputes are occurring all of the time in different places but this is just one that I happened to look into that might have relevance for other Wikipedia projects where editors find themselves under pressure to present a particular point of view that might conflict with the content of reliable sources. I didn't know where to go with this suggestion but I found this forum page and so I'm posting it here where I hope someone at WMF communications might see it. Thank you. Liz (talk) 19:40, 4 March 2022 (UTC)[reply]