User talk:TSkaff (WMF)
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Look! A giant banner with a ridiculously disgusting punctuation error! Screenshot. "Hi reader in Ukraine," - the vocative case is only marked with one comma!
If I understand it correctly, Wikipedia can't do anything about this banner, but it still exists right at the top of the Main Page! This shame should be corrected asap. Because this is worse than any ad.--Adûnâi (talk) 17:26, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
- @Adûnâi: while we do not manage this directly here, there are a few ways for us to get it fixed. Can you reply with the exact change you would like to see in that banner? (e.g. Change "a a a" to "a b a"). Thank you, — xaosflux Talk 17:33, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
- @Xaosflux: A comma after Hi should be added - "Hi, reader in Ukraine,".--Adûnâi (talk) 17:46, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
- Hello Thea, would you please take a look at the feedback above submitted at enwiki. This verbiage appears to be reused in other campaings, so I didn't want to just hack the current banner in case templates need updating. Thank you! — xaosflux Talk 17:55, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
- @Xaosflux: This has been updated, thank you 22:24, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
Fundraising in India
A giant uninteresting banner with a lot many boring lines is unfolded and the right-column contains an input panel with some predetermined values. I can input a maximum of INR 1296000, before being asked to contact the Benefactors-dept. But, when I input 1296000 and proceed for credit-card-payment, it says We cannot accept donations greater than USD 3000 (216000 INR) through our website. Please contact our major gifts staff at email@example.com. thus pegging the ceiling at INR 216000. Please fix this.
In another different banner, it reads Hi, reader in India, it seems you use Wikipedia a lot; that's great! It's a little awkward to ask, but this Wednesday we need your help. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. We’re not salespeople, but we depend on donations averaging ₹1,000, and fewer than 1% of readers give. If you donate just ₹150, the price of your coffee this Wednesday, Wikipedia could keep thriving. Thank you. First of all, coffee in India does not cost 150 INR, unless you expect a random Wikimedian to visit sprawling 5-star-hotels in their tea-breaks. Secondly, the line If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you ought to come last, after you have already asked them for donation. The phrasing is syntactically weird. Thirdly, why mention the average donation amount? Subtly throw them into a fit of inferiority, despite directly asking for a much less amount of ~INR-150?