User talk:Mdennis (WMF)

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WMF Annual Report Typo[edit]

I was looking at the WMF's press page at and the the annual report link was listed as the 2014-15 report but is linked to the '15-16 report. Thought I would let somebody know.

Thank you, User:Dolotta. I'll pass that along. :) --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 18:20, 25 May 2017 (UTC)


Hi Maggi. I have sent you an email on a delicate issue. Kudpung (talk) 09:43, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

An idea 💡 (I'm not sure if I'm allowed to share these but somehow I suspect that all my e-mails only end up in spam).[edit]

I am not sure if I am ALLOWED to contact you as I have been globally locked for “cross-wiki abuse” (please see: this), but in case I am allowed to I would like to suggest an idea, as I had no idea how to appeal a block without talk page access or e-mail access I simply continued making more accounts on other wiki’s to enquire about it (like this) which apparently can be seen as abuse, in order to not let anyone make the same mistakes as I did or to at least make blocking more “fair” (or simply to let users know more about what they can do to appeal a block) I have created an idea, what comes below this line is basically a rough draft and for obvious reasons I can’t post this to any village pumps, so is this feasible?

I thought of an idea that could basically serve as “the Miranda rights of Wikipedia” (or “the Blockbox”) where after a user or IP gets blocked by an admin (so not rangeblocks or autoblocks but direct blocks) a bot will automatically leave this message on their talk page (even if the talk page was previously deleted). This could start off on English wikipedia and then if it turns out to be successful could be “exported” to other wikis.

It appears that you have been blocked.

Please read the guide to appealing blocks.

* If you are currently unable to access your talk page you may request an unblock via the Unblock Ticket Request System or the #wikipedia-en-unblockconnect chat channel.
* Checkuser and Oversight blocks may be appealed to the Arbitration Committee.
* If you were blocked by Jimbo Wales then you may appeal directly to him or the Arbitration Committee.
* If this is a Sockpuppet then you should confess your main account (or IP) now so you may receive a reduced penalty.
* If you have been blocked for a username violation then you can simply create or request a new account or request to be renamed here or at #wikimedia-renameconnect, if however the username was made in bad faith then first request a rename and then you may appeal the block; further reading Wikipedia:Changing username.
* If you have been blocked for adding promotional material or spam then please read about our policy on this before requesting an unblock.
* If your options are currently still unclear then please read how to appeal a block.

Notes: As of currently the standard offer is 6 months but maybe if a user confesses this could be reduced to 3 or something in that direction, this would give sockpuppeteers more of an incentive to co-operate.

The above are all the blocking criteria I am currently aware of, this is just a suggestion and open to improvement.

Personally I envision this box/template to be red or orange or a combination thereof but I am not familiar enough with the parameters to adjust this.

Sent from my Microsoft Lumia 950 XL with Microsoft Windows 10 Mobile 📱. --2405:4800:1484:9937:3C58:DC08:EF3E:F3CC 09:42, 17 August 2017 (UTC) (User:Donald Trung)

Hello, User:Donald Trung. Rather than the Wikimedia Foundation, you should present your proposal to the local community that governs the policy or guideline you wish to change. You should address your proposal at a communal conversation point on the project that concerns you (such as en:WP:VP or, if a Meta matter, via Meta:Requests for comment) after your block has expired or you have successfully negotiated an unblock with stewards/local administrators. Editing any page other than your primary talkpage during your block from IP or registered account may result in an extension of your block by community functionaries and is very unlikely to result in a serious consideration of your proposal. --Maggie Dennis (WMF) (talk) 13:47, 28 August 2017 (UTC)