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Why is Bill Lear searchable on Wikipedia and not John Lear?
2601:205:4100:D358:A1E7:84EE:D502:582E 19:27, 5 August 2018 (UTC)
I have had a global account for a while that I am looking to delete. Is there anyway to do this?
Hello. I'm an administrator from the Frisian Wikipedia (fywiki). We have been asked to delete the article on artist fy:Geeske van de Molengraft by someone using the user name Geesmolen, suggesting this is the artist herself. Geesmolen visited our Wikipedia for the first time on January 11th 2018 and blanked the entire page about Geeske van de Molengraft. No explanation was offered, and when one of our administrators asked for such an explanation, this request was ignored. We restored the article. Today (August 22nd) Geesmolen reappeared and again blanked the entire page about Geeske van de Molengraft, this time adding the comment "Please delete the Geeske van de Molengraft item with all its links and images from the Frisian Wikipedia." Again no further explanation was given.
We have a couple of issues with this. First of all, we can't know for sure who this Geesmolen is; it could very well be some troll and not Geeske van de Molengraft herself at all. But more importantly, do we want to have the subjects themselves determine whether or not we write articles about them? As the Frisian Wikipedia is one of the smaller Wikipedias, we have never encountered a problem like this. Does Wikimedia have guidelines for this sort of thing? Ieneach fan 'e Esk (talk) 19:41, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
Hi! I was reading Strategy/Wikimedia movement/2018-20/Working Groups and one of the requirements was "A good understanding of the landscape of the Wikimedia movement and its structures" and I'll be honest, I have no idea where to start reading about it. I know there's Wikimania, the various projects like Commons, Wikipedia, Wikidata, etc. I know there are mailing lists, although I'm not sure how active people are in those mailing lists. Sprinkle some drama (I'm not sure if knowing a little bit about discussions and "fights" is important) I just get lost in a sea of information. Could someone help me know where to start reading about it, and understand more the WMF, the Wikimedia Foundation, and the people involved? Thanks! Tetizeraz (talk) 02:19, 28 September 2018 (UTC)
If an admin is available, I need a little help. The admin who answered my G6 deletion request seems to have missed reading the comment I included with the request, and they are no longer available to follow up on it. It involves this request: Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Miscellaneous/A special NavBar for Special:ExpandTemplates. I'll settle for having the page and its history userfied to me. Thanks.John Cline (talk) 06:58, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
- Situation resolved. Thanks.