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Hello,dear gay,with your respects,I have to say that you have written,one email as well as password too,it is enough for all wiki then on the some places,making a few disturbances, I myself so many times have attempted from open street map to wiki user but not giving me the response on the right way.

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Regarding Code of conduct policy[edit]

Please change All Wikimedia staff and members of the Board of Trustees are required to abide by this Code of Conduct. to All Wikimedia Foundation staff and members of the Board of Trustees are required to abide by this Code of Conduct. as this is a “Wikimedia Foundation Code of Conduct”. Best, —DerHexer (Talk) 13:00, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

NTymkiv (WMF), could you take a look? --Base (talk) 04:55, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Expense reimbursement[edit]

What program or app do I open the .ods file with? (i.e. might be worth adding as a note on that page..) Casliber (talk) 08:14, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

.ods is usually OpenOffice. Yes there ought to be a link! QuiteUnusual (talk) 15:43, 10 May 2017 (UTC)
thanks! Casliber (talk) 15:26, 11 May 2017 (UTC)

OpenDocument is supported by default with any modern office suite and any decent OS since about a decade ago. --Nemo 16:43, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Terms of Use/de[edit]

oder inform einer anderen Darstellungsmethode -> in Form lg --Herzi Pinki (talk) 18:18, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Contact us#Local chapters, in all languanges[edit]

Hi, The address of Wikimedia France on page is wrong : no more "26-28 rue de Londres 75009 Paris", but "40 rue de Cléry 75002 Paris". and same error in all languages (ex: See their website. Thanks! Zetud (talk) 09:59, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

I made the change on the template so it should permeate. Killiondude (talk) 23:50, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

Regarding DMCA Policy[edit]

Please change the link from this to Wikipedia:DMCA. UpsandDowns1234 (🗨) 15:37, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

UpsandDowns1234, I assume you mean w:Wikipedia:DMCA|Wikipedia:DMCA]]? Both your links point to the same page. --Base (talk) 04:58, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Linking to team home pages for teams listed on "Staff and contractors"[edit]

Could more teams please link to their corresponding information pages from their headings, to make it easier for anyone to find more information what each team works on plus potential contact information? (The information is available anyway, it's just about linking...)

Thanks in advance. --Malyacko (talk) 22:49, 25 May 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Ways to Give/nl[edit]

Not sure where the translations can be edited these days - but the Dutch translation of the bank transfer is slightly confusing according to one donor. I would suggest to change "Zolang u stortte op het juiste rekeningnummer zal uw betaling correct ontvangen zijn." (in the future past tense) to "Zolang u stort op het juiste rekeningnummer zal uw betaling correct ontvangen worden." (future tense).

I also noticed a minor interpunction error at the end of the first paragraph (two full stops in immediate succession). Thanks! Effeietsanders (talk) 14:21, 14 June 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Base (talk) 04:51, 22 August 2017 (UTC)


We should have an option to give reading to the people or events on wiki.. I mean If the is shakespeare so we shoulde have right to rate him out of 10 or 5 and we should also have right to rate anything on wiki. So we should get the result that what people actually think. Thank you Muzammil ahmad


the new logo for the foundation is not on the wikipedia article please fix

X mark.svg Not done please ask on the correct language Wikipedia and/or on Commons to have the logo up-to-date. Zppix (talk) 19:14, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Contact us[edit]


I was reading your article on Oetzi, the Iceman, and think that his dates in the side column are backwards. He should be listed as born ca. 3345 BC and as having died ca. 3300 BC. Please disregard if I am mistaken.

Thank you!

Regarding Privacy policy[edit]

Mazbi Sikh is not a Sikh chura please change it

Regarding Accueil[edit]

Bonjour, il y a une coquille à la fin... les serveux internet au lieu des serveurs internet. Cordialement, --Hsarrazin (talk) 18:17, 5 July 2017 (UTC)


You are asking, in BIG letters, to make a donation to your project.

Even though I agree with the fact your task should be supported, your privacy policy for donors (which should indeed be called “policy for the absence of privacy”) is absolutely unacceptable.

Regarding Stories[edit]

This page is very large, and needs section and subsection headers. Or it should be split into subpages. The page is current 700KB. --George Ho (talk) 02:27, 14 July 2017 (UTC)[edit]

James, Thank you for including me in your solicitations for donations. I am unemployed and unable to donate money. However, I would be happy to volunteer some of my time to helping you keep up the good work.

Простота пожертвований[edit]

Не хочу делиться персональной информацией, но хочу сделать пожертвование. Простой адрес биткоина есть? Платёжной карты? Здесь нужно регистрироваться Зачем? Вывесьте адрес + поле для коммента для отчёта (моего, типа на адрес сброшено тогда-то).


I wish we can create an account on Wikimedia for the purpose of customizing the way WMF looks. Other than that, users cannot edit any namespace unless if their account is activated here. UpsandDowns1234 (🗨) 00:34, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

Regarding (Resolution:Licensing policy)[edit]

1) Please do restore Resolution:Licensing_policy page to earlier previous version (of December 2008) since this portal is functioning again.

2) Please store archive copy of (along with multi language translations) and also link for reference some where; so if website becomes non-functional again, in any case one should be able to refer the text

Thanks and regards

Mahitgar (He who knows ,wants to know and and loves to keep others informed) (talk) 02:35, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Tax Deductibility/fr[edit]


Could you please add information for the main french speaking country, especially Switzerland and Belgium?


--AntonierCH(d) 08:07, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

@Pcoombe (WMF): --Base (talk) 04:42, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:Tax Deductibility/fr[edit]

Hello, dears, Foundation cousins,
(Sorry for my rusty english). My pseudo is Kikuyu3, a WP Fr editor, a bit active till recently within the french chapter WM Fr.
Some suggestion to be introduced to this text intended to french speaking persons :

  • the title should be changed to french "Déduction fiscale", as it is more likely to be seeked for than the english "Tax Deductibility/fr" ;
  • section France should be added some sentence like "If you pay income revenue taxes in France, you may consider donating directly to the french chapter Wikimedia France ( Under certain conditions, it gives you the right to be partly (66 % ) refunded ; please visitôt sur le revenu (France)#Les réductions d'impôt on wikipdédia in french or the specific page on the website of the Ministère des Finances :"
  • United Kingdom : there should be a specific section, titled "Royaume-Uni" as there are plenty of french speaking workers installed for a while elesewhere in this area. The present sentence about the Gift Aid is somehow hidden in the section other countries. Last : the wording of the end of the sentence should better be either "... s'appliquera pas aux dons alloués à la Wikimedia Foundation" or either "s'appliquera pas aux dons établis au bénéfice de la Wikimedia Foundation".
  • Switzerland : as per it seems the whole donation may be deducted.
  • I have juste sent an email to the Belgium chapter so as they send you the specific page to inform your readers.
  • in the section Autres pays, the Note importante should be separated (line feed).

In general, I think this text is not sincere, in which it does not inform completely the donator that he can benefit of tax deductions, giving his money to a chapter instead of the Foundation. Every year, some of them complain about this, telling how they feel it dishonest. We probably loose some of them the following year. Hope a solution will be found.

Cordialement, et Hop ! Kikuyu3 (talk) 16:16, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

@AntonierCH, Base, and Kikuyu3: Thank you all for the feedback. Just to let you know we are hoping to make some changes to the Tax Deductibility pages soon, and are checking with WMF Legal what can be included. Peter Coombe (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 16:45, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank_You subpages on…[edit]

…are shamelessly outdated, like be-tarask, which has 2009 year templates on it. Are they translated-updated by volunteers or a certain staffer now? Thanks for reply --Ата (talk) 10:48, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

Pcoombe (WMF), perhaps as the author of the template currently in use you have a clue how to address this. --Base (talk) 04:34, 22 August 2017 (UTC)


Bom dia. Vou me comunicar em português, pois assim é mais fácil para mim. No Brasil, as pessoas desconfiam muito do sistema de pagamento via internet. Para nós brasileiros é mais fácil o pagamento via boleto (um documento pagável via código de barras). Tentei contribuir com R$10,00, mas deu falhas. A opção via boleto ajudaria muito.

Regarding Talk:El libro inexistente[edit]

"El libro inexistente. Hasta llegar Ina a La puerta"es la primera parte de la novela de ciencia ficción y aventuras del escritor español Juan Carlos Santos Z. en su primera edición publicada por la editorial Ruiz de Aloza en 2015 en español con formato papel y epub y ebook en kindle. amazon. El corte inglés entre otros sitios web. llegando a estar disponible por internet en America. Asia. Europa y Oceanía para los amantes de la ciencia ficción las aventuras y el misterio.

En el libro Inexistente se cuenta las aventuras de la señorita Ina una maestra de inglés y español que realiza un viaje apasionante romantico y misterioso con sus compañeros amigos y alumnos hasta España que por misteriosos contratiempos terminan viviendo unas aventuras emocionantes e inolvidables. Este libro lo escribio Juan Carlos Santos para su efriend Ina de Polonia una maestra en el mundo real que padecia LAM una enfermedad pulmonar que por desgracia fallecio poco después de publicarse este libro por Internet sin conseguir su escritor su sueño de ayudarla haciendola famosa para que los mejores medicos se fijasen en su caso y encontrasen una solución para la Lam. decidiendo dedicar a causas beneficas los beneficios de dicho libro... "El Libro Inexistente. Primera parte"

Regarding wmf:Wikimedia official marks/Word mark creation#Preparing files for upload[edit]

The instructions about logo size seem to conflict with current practice. In particular, the WMF instructions call for a 135×155 (W×H) logo, whereas mw:Manual:FAQ#How do I change the logo? and Template:New wiki request — used in the approval process for new content language wikis — recommend 135×135 or 150×150. (See Template talk:New wiki request#Another problem: Project logo for some additional context.) - dcljr (talk) 22:47, 17 August 2017 (UTC)

Heather, it is your department page according to its author and category it is in. Could you take a look at this piece of feedback? --Base (talk) 04:41, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
It looks like I misunderstood "current practice". The instructions have been changed at mw:Manual:FAQ and at wmf:Wikimedia official marks/Word mark creation to try to clarify the situation. (Note that I had to ask a third party to look into this issue. The posts here and one to Heather's talk page resulted in no action or explanation whatsoever. FYI.) - dcljr (talk) 03:24, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

website error[edit]

"eclipse 2017" has a line submitted that says trump supporters can view eclipse without glasses —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 15:28, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi. I guess that you are referring to this article on Wikipedia in English. It's not part of the Wikimedia Foundations wiki, but it seems to be fixed now. -- Tegel (Talk) 15:36, 21 August 2017 (UTC)

Redirect foundation:Friendly Space Policy to foundation:Friendly space policy[edit]

Could you please redirect foundation:Friendly Space Policy to foundation:Friendly space policy? Mattflaschen-WMF (talk) 03:58, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Base (talk) 04:29, 22 August 2017 (UTC)[edit]

今回ほ方法がWikimedia1財団ではよろしくないというかもしれない。 なたえいごでへんとうをせよというかもしれない。 さんざんそういwれてきたことであるから。 君たちはわたしがきくみみをみおたないとうまえにまずこの病人がいい鵜戸身幾も幾度を書いてきたことがらを読み死して咀嚼しなければならない。 私はただの無名の目㎜バーではない。 最近の54年間はサイバーテロと戦ってきた内容をこと鼓膜しるしてきた技術者であるがいともたやすく削除してくれたおかげでその蓄えられたはぞの膨大な知識を無駄にしたのはだれであるのかを考えてみることも重要であろうと思う。 初心者が一度とまずくと「即座に即時削除」され以降はさしずめ子供いじめを彷彿するかのように、一部の管理人によってパワー0ハラスメントを植え続ける体質に少しでも一石を投じよう、実際勉強したよ。 現在はCreaitiveCommons Licence をほぼすべて取得同曽木氏から大学院へも進学して学位も取り、WIKI財団ほぼすべて網羅現在の権限を得た私はスタッフ~(無給)としてこれを書いています、貢献者にもなっれいるとから非常勤ながら有給の役員へ変わりことにしたのでここに ハラスメント対策室長を役員としておき、常勤には室長代行して副室長を置きたいを思いますので理事会の承諾を得てください。



先の室長はThe Room Chai 秘書 の一人は病院が近畿大学付属病院であることから日本勤務となりまあす 、代行は  Seet 秘書 副室長はBorad  他Staff  室長は重役です

委員長はBorad とします。 常勤委員と職員は有給です

How are benefactors chosen?[edit]

I made a donation between $1,000 and $4,999 last year, but I didn't get mentioned on the list of sustaining benefactors. How do you choose which people and organizations get acknowledged?

Regarding MediaWiki:Permissionserrors[edit]

I am wondering... should it read "Wikimedia Foundation feedback"? Ups and Downs () 03:56, 31 August 2017 (UTC)


Currently there are some inappropriate nude pictures that appear at the top on the first card when opening Wikipedia through the app and I just wanted to bring this to your attention in case you were not already aware ok thanks and I hope you can fix this?

Regarding Privacy policy[edit]

lawa is high temp. than why fish bone in active in rock its not right
X mark.svg Not done, sorry the feedback you have left is unintelligible, so if English is not your native language, you may leave feedback in your native language even though it may take longer to get a reply you are more likely to get your point across. Zppix (talk) 19:19, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Values[edit]

Could this page be translated? It was mentioned several years to not translate directly this page. I think it is now stabilised. Pamputt (talk) 17:53, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Special:CreateAccount[edit]

This is a wonderful app I like it,it's educating.


Sir Jimmy Wales you need to fix the Alfa Romeo logo the quality is poor

Regarding Special:CreateAccount[edit]



On this pageüttel the date of death of her first-born son, who lived only a few months, is Nov 4, 1716. However, in a letter ( letter XVIII, written on October 1, 1716:, written by Lady Mary Wortley Montague who traveled and lived in europe during that time, it insinuates that the child had already been dead at the time of the letter.

Furthermore, she writes that she had actually spoken to the mother of the dead child (Empress Elisabeth Christine, who was already pregnant with the second child) previously that year. I'm not sure where the error in the date of death lies, but it would behoove someone with the correct information to publish any knowledge in light of the two contradictory dates.


I will be happily contribute to Wikipedia when and if it will allow a balanced view on the pages regaridng homeopathy

Информация отсутствует.


Thank you for information regarding the "number 131", specifically, the decimal expansion of 1/131 in base 10.

Remember that, your mission is to make information free for the entire world. Perhaps you should then share the full information as to WHAT the number 131 reveals, as the format in which you arranged the number sequence is 100% accurate.

The world is waiting, and so are our progenitors. Do not be afraid to share the truth, even if it will absolutely crumble all religions as we know them.

Sincerely, A true fan of your work, Henry J. Reyes


Hi I would like to know how would you introduce a disigner biography my email is

Article content POLYESTER[edit]

Article content POLYESTER


Regarding to talk back[edit]

Hello,dear during the talk back,I can't adjust properly the option because original option become away with the square portion and make disturbances for me then what I do!

Regarding Talk:Contact us[edit]

Due to lack of cloud cover and very low humidity, the desert usually features high diurnal temperature variations between days and nights. However, it is a myth that the nights are cold after extremely hot days in the Sahara. The average diurnal temperature range is typically between 13 and 20 °C or 23.4 and 36.0 °F. The lowest values are found along the coastal regions due to high humidity and are often even lower than 10 °C or 18 °F, while the highest values are found in inland desert areas where the humidity is the lowest, mainly in the southern Sahara. Still, it is true that winter nights can be cold as it can drop to the freezing point and even below, especially in high-elevation areas. The frequency of subfreezing winter nights in the Sahara is strongly influenced by the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), with warmer winter temperatures during negative NAO events and cooler winters with more frosts when the NAO is positive.[18] This is because the weaker clockwise flow around the eastern side of the subtropical anticyclone during negative NAO winters, although too dry to produce more than negligible precipitation, does reduce the flow of dry, cold air from higher latitudes of Eurasia into the Sahara significantly.[19]

13 and 20 °C or 23.4 and 36.0 °F. Temperature definition is probably incorrect. Please recheck. Thanks Steve Gemesi


Dear Jimmy

As a previous donor who happily supported (and supports the ethical entity that is Wikimedia) last year you wrote to me today, saying:

"Dear Peter, A year ago, you donated £2 to keep Wikipedia online for hundreds of millions of readers. I'm surprised by and deeply grateful for your continued support. We need your help again this year. I ask you, humbly: please renew your donation today. When I made Wikipedia a non-profit, people warned me I’d regret it. And here we are, over a decade later, and it’s still the only top ten website that’s run by a non-profit and a community of passionate volunteers. Has it crossed my mind how much money we could have made if we were a traditional website? Sure. But I believe people wouldn’t feel motivated to create content for Wikipedia, and you wouldn’t trust it, if we were in this for our own benefit. Wikipedia isn’t mine, it’s for everyone.

As you would like me to continue to support Wikipedia, like I did last year - and I do love Wikipedia despite its ongoing treatment of Homeopathy - you might consider supporting me and my colleagues by slightly amending your statement by substituting: "Wikipedia isn’t mine, it’s for everyone … except homeopaths." or - far more preferable - instead allowing TWO views of Homeopathy to be put up onto Wikipedia … One called "Pro-Homeopathy" and one called "Anti-Homeopathy" if you believe in balance and inclusivity.

As you know, Homeopathy and homeopaths are being continually trolled.

I presume that Wikimedia has ethical views on mischievous trolling?

In this case, I would be delighted to support this otherwise excellent source of information.

Millions of users of homeopathy all around the world deserve the reality of homeopathy to be available to people seeking relief where conventional medicine has so far failed them.

With power comes responsibility, Jimmy.

Your ethical non-profit stance and your avowed statement of it being a "temple for the mind, a library or a public park" is incongruent with Wikipedia's current stance vis-a-vis homeopathy.

We are not a cult or a religion; we don't 'believe' in homeopathy but have experience of its efficacy.

We live in an energetic, vibrational, quantum universe. The days of The Flat Earth Society are surely over?


Peter Smith, RSHom FSHom in practice since 1984 Cornwall, UK


About donation. I'm already a donator. There should be a option of "I'm already a donator" on that pop up window suggesting por donation! Best regards Mario paulo


Dear Jimmy,

I’m glad you’ve written at last; I’ve been waiting for it for several months. For me, two names are just about synonymous when I think of the Internet: Google and Wikipedia. Much as I love your amazing, free product I am still seething over your [company’s] removal of my clever addition to the exposition of Shakespeare’s Sonnet Eighteen, where I give the meaning of the word ‘darling’. This was removed with no reason given; just Poof – and it was gone; no ‘May I?’, ‘By your leave’, ‘Kiss my horse’, nor fuck-all!

I’ve never been thanked for the little improvements I’ve made to others’ work; punctuation, style and other minor corrections etc, but then I guess that seeing one’s work ‘doing its bit’ in print is reward enough. But that was yesterday: Until my contribution to the Shakespeare is either reinstated andor discussed with me I shall continue to use your publication, but I shall do so as I suspect do most users, plundering it with not even a twinge of conscience. And of course I shall make no more improvements to extant entries either. Thus have you lost one of your erstwhile “passionate volunteers”. If this is how you treat your free and diligent workers then you must not be surprised when they treat you with the same contempt and disdain. Not one penny...

Scant regards,

Mike Seckerson and Jacquelyn Hyde.


There is no nepali language

There is. Please see here. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 19:42, 23 October 2017 (UTC)


i wish you had a 800 telephone number so that I could tell you that I only want to send you a cheque , payable in Canadian dollars to a Canadian address. I will never again send my credit card number over the computer . I do want to donate .

Regarding File talk:LinLibertineO[edit]

Is this the correct font for the Wikipedia tagline? The "W" is not showing up as the stylized version mentioned here:


Adriana Asti is registered as she was born in 1933 in the English edition and in 1931 in the Italian edition. It is correct 1931

on your page about cumulets fancy pigeon breeds, the picture you have of a bird depicting the breed is not a cumulet,[edit]

I have bred and owned cumulets and my late father bred them for fifty years. the picture may be a cumulet cross but is not a pure cumulet as the pure cumulets have a pearl eye not a solid dark eye and the the shape of the beak of a cumulet is straight not curved. the picture is more representative of a tippler or self short faced tumbler.

                                                                           Mr. R. Redpath.
Hi, can you point to a specific location? Thanks. --Artix Kreiger (Message Wall) 19:38, 23 October 2017 (UTC)


visa gift card donation'

Regarding wikimedia page for Rockville Centre, NY,, Request additions to existing Wikipedia Page[edit]

I want to know who to contact to submit a request to add information to an existing wikipedia page. Specifically, how do I submit a "Notable Person" entry for the Rockville Centre, NY town wikipedia information page? I know of an award winning gifted photo-journalist who grew up and was educated in the Rockville Centre Union free public school system who has achieved great things in her professional career. She is an artist with photography, and a talented journalist. She absolutely would be an excellent person to add to the Rockville Centre, NY page. Her name is Radhika Chalasani, Southside HS class of 1983, graduated with honors.


The C.E.O. of Wikimedia recently gave a talk entitled, "Will Wikipedia be around for the next few decades." In it one point that Ms. Katherine Maher made was that she wanted to avoid multiple branches of conclusions. This concerned me as the althernative is making a choice, and in today's world the choice will be in the U.S. among the left and the right, or what is now still a sub-group of the right that I will refer to as "Trumpism" as the goals of the current president.

If their is a single danger in our country and the world, it is a contraction of attention span, which is similar to a desire for a conclusion with less contemplation or understanding of complexity. Wikipedia, is graced with both unlimited space but also without the need for sponsorship- meaning that the ideals of the pillars of Wikipedia have a chance of being perpetuated. This has become more difficult as the trivialization, the anger within the U.S.A. and the world has increased over the last years, and specifically the last U.S. election.

The earliest, and most defining, direction of Wikipedia was the rejection of co-founder Larry Sangers insistence on a credentialed academic having final editing authority on every article. It turned out that up to now, this not only broadened the subject matter beyond that dealth with in Academe, but also avoided the inherent quantified liberal predilections of non-religious universities. Yet, this encyclopedia is written at the highest of academic levels. I would offer that this decision tapped an unknown source of intellectuals who are dedicated to values of academic integrity that can be challenged by the exigencies of having a career in such an institution.

Wikipedia is many ways should not be possible. Most sociologists or social psychologists see group adhesion, which includes a degree of sharing of values, as very much a part of humanity as a species. The issue of race is one of those where overt discourse hardly exists, but the tension when marshalled by a demagogue can change history. Here's my article on Scientifc Racism, that I feel is a screed is certainly not a neutral point of view.

This is a hopelessly partisan article that should be incorporated into existing "Historical Race Concepts"

This article in its very title is a self contradiction. The term "racism" now means an "invidious" attitude, demeaning of certain groups; it being a primary explanation for the socio economic condition of those of this group, mostly in the United States. There is an article on Wikipedia, "Historical Race Concepts" that includes the development and interplay of race as a scientific concept as well as one that is political.

This is a subject that is so vehemently politicized that it inherently destroys the concept of NPV, Neutral Point of View, one of the pillars of this project. This subject is so politicized that we do not have an accurate ord for what had been "negro" -- the descriptor being limited to "African American" or "Black." The former implies a nationality that may be unknown, and the later a shade of darkness that is often not accurate.

Those social scientists who used the term "race" in previous times did not see it as a single monolithic identifier,a stigma; but as a biological reality that applied to homo sapiens as well as other species. Certainly, the term was also used by those whose goal was to continue stigmatize those whose ancestors had been slaves, but that is part of the picture, but not the only part.

In an increasing contentious world, Wikipedia is one of the last hopes of preserving fair minded exploration of complex issues. It may be the last venue that transcends a partisanship that has become toxic to the point of destroying civil discourse. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Arodb (talk • contribs) 16:06, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

   There are books devoted to the subject of "scientific racism".[1] And of course academic journal articles.[2] There's no question that it meets our criteria of notability and should have its own article. Doug Weller talk 17:34, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
       Check out this recent N.Y.Times article about how there are hundreds of "academic publishing companies" that charge the writer for posting their article that have no true academic value. And Books also can be easily published. Racism is a loaded word, on this we can agree. The term means that the practitioner of such racism has antipathy for races that are not his own. This antipathy motivates selectively gathering data to validate this hatred
       Science is of a different ethos, including the social sciences, that must build theories on multiple hypothesis testing. The goal is to gather findings on which to build conclusions-- that are then enunciated, no matter how uncomfortable they may be.
       Given this, the phrase "scientific racism" is an oxymoron, or scientific is used ironically, or to mean pseudo scientific. Of course there are those who call their work scientific racism who do fit this description, but in the text of this article Charles Murray represented by his book "The Bell Curve" is an example of such pseudo science. His deceased co-author Richard Herrnstein, a chaired psychologist at Harvard, who knew something about racial animus being a Jew, is thus implied spent his career with the covert goal of showing Blacks have a lower average population I.Q.
       The refusal to change this website to incorporate into the suggested one says nothing about science, or racism, but only how the powers that be controlling this single subject on Wikipedia Media stand on this issue. What is especially tragic is there exists on this very website the article "Historical Race Concepts" that goes into great enough detail to, in the aggregate, follow the Neutral Point of View pillar of Wikipedia. The title of the article perhaps should be changed to the "Evolution of Race Concepts."
       Given that the American political parties have an increasing divide on Truth itself, and have lost a common language for discourse, this "victory" of defaming scholars such as Murray and Herrnstein on this website whose magnificent contribution is creating a place that avoids partisanship, is especially tragic.Arodb (talk) 21:46, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Home[edit]

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Info on REP Mac Thornberry, R-Tx[edit]

The endorsements on his bio giving him such good ratings from veterans' organizations and stake holders is false. The reference given does not support those ratings. This misleads voters, specifically veterans in his district. We know he is a zero. Why was that not fact checked. Where were the editors. You are responsible for lying to the general public.

Regarding Visual identity guidelines[edit]

"substitue" → "substitute". Jc86035 (talk) 15:46, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Regarding File talk:Wikipedia puzzle globe 3D[edit]

Consider hosting the improved version which is available at --Slashme (talk) 19:56, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Tagging User:CAnanian_(WMF) --Slashme (talk) 16:17, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Talk:FAQ/fr[edit]


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Проблемы с учетной записью.


We needs chinese and asian Country to make own website of knowlegde extracted from whole worlds and also current and future Wikipedia in all language.

Some reason of it are: 1. Wikipedia use complicated english and need a major to know and use it, since study english is to expensive and unacknowlegde by native english, so we need Chinese make the own website Project just like most comprehensive and compromise more than current Wikipedia. Just name it "" 2. Same as Wikipedia the user and reader free to add anything from legal references just like web with stronger legacy and copyright and or books with legal ISBN code. 3. The Governments of worlds and Monarch will participate an add information without subtract and or hide it, so we will see the whole worlds proper information and point of see. 4. Asian and especially Chinese lead it so we know how to deal with past, now, and future aspects. 5. In addition many Country will given Money to the respectfull Government and or person from current active Monarch if available. 6. No more english gap between us and our article Developments. 7. The western will enjoy the read.

Regarding Contact us[edit]

There is an on-going problem with "the first woman to fly a B-747" Wikipedia answer. The answer and article should be "Lynn Rippelmeyer". The family of Beverly Burns continually edit this page incorrectly to put her name and extensive biographical information there in its place. The facts are Lynn Rippelmeyer first flew the B-747 in July of 1980, after training, check-out, and certification as a 747 First Officer at Seaboard World Airlines. In 1984, 4 years later, She later became the first female to Captain the 747 across the Atlantic on the same day as Beverly Burns landed in Los Angeles to become the first female to captain the 747 transcontinental. This shared honor was requested by Captain Rippelmeyer. That doesn't need to be part of the article, but please keep the information to the questions "Who was the first female to pilot a B747? correct by keeping Lynn Rippelmeyer's name and information there. Please keep the on-going changes by Beverly Burns from happening. Thank you.

Regarding Talk:Our projects[edit]


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Regarding Talk:FAQ/de[edit]

The page could use an update. Lila is still "ED" in the German translation. The German translation could also use a do-over. Braveheart (talk) 15:05, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Contact us[edit]

Error: Bathurst Heights Collegiate Institute on Lawrence Avenue west was never Sir Sanford Fleming Secondary it is John Polanyi Collegite Institute...Please correct Wikipedia posting

Anyone used your program to hack[edit]

I was under control by anyone of this mode . I don't used your program .My home town (kume.Mandalay.Myanmar) had a nearby controller .He used high knowledge of network techinic .I reported to google and facebook .But ,he used as my parents and put me as kit mode . Out me control by him .He said as a police but you can open camera and go to police station .He won't go and I can it.


I think there should be a feature of highlighting the text.So that can be really very helpful for researchers & also for students in making their notes.

Regarding Category talk:Problems donating[edit]

I refuse to unnecessarily share my email address and home address - if you want my Visa contribution, let me do it without risking big trouble - T.J. Harrison

Now there is no need for Wikipedia to ever ask for donations again[edit]

I have seen many appeals for donations over the years, and I think every Wikipedia user appreciates that you are trying to avoid being influenced by advertisers; with that in mind, why not just being upfront with the users and tell them you are going to begin financing with CoinHive?

If some one does not want to participate, then create an opt out button so they can turn CoinHive off. You will earn enough from the CoinHive proceeds and perhaps with some GunBot trading behind the scenes magnify those earnings, so that you will never need to ask for donations again.

Why not? Where is the undue influence going to come from? So... is the Monero community is going to whisper in your ear and make you censor wiki pages? I don't think so.


I just want to thank you for greatly improving my life! I’m always looking up actors, composers, etc. from television programs I am watching, and Wikipedia’s information is ALWAYS more in-depth, thorough, and ALWAYS believable! I privately thank you every time you answer my query. In these times of fake news and downright lies and misconceptions on the internet, I believe I can trust your responses to be accurate! Thank you again for your VERY important service! And Happy Holidays to you all!


How do I stop the ladies voice that talks out loud when I do a Google search? If I am in a place that's quiet like a library church or a store I don't want her answering out loud?? I don't even know how this got on my darn phone to begin with[edit]

I donate every year by "check"! Some years I donate a little less than $100 and some years I donate a least $100. I'm a retired 76 year old school teacher! IIf some years I use your org. a lot I give a lot, some years I use it a little and I donate a little. I donate according to how much I use and pay accordingly!

Thank you for this wonderful service!

Ed Schafer[edit]

When an internet search gives a Wikipaedia link high in the results I will browse the relevant Wiki page.

Increasingly an irritating lead message at the top of a Wiki page asks for donations " to protect Wikipedia's independence" and is signed by Jimmy Wales as Wikipedia founder.

Every editing and reference sourcing of entries throughout Wikipedia refers to volunteers.

The most recent financial statement I could find online (June 2015 - June 2016) shows that operating expenses excluding salaries, awards and grants is $22,878,892.

Donations and other revenue streams are reported as $81,862,724.

Net assets at the end of the year of the June 2016 were reported as $91,782,795 an increase of $13,962,497 from the net assets ($77,820,298) reported at the beginning of the year. Not bad for a not for profit!

And yet it continues ... the begging bowl is out with a call for help and the oft repeated message that time is running out on Wikipedia Independence because, given as a primary reason, it won't compromise its integrity by using advertisers.

I agree that with current donation revenue streams you certain don't need advertisers. Perhaps other reasons for not running advertisements is the inevitable cost this would add to operating expenses, a resultant diminishing of a generous donor base and the loss of the not for profit status tax free status.

However delving further Wikipedia reports that salaries, wages, awards and grants in the same financial period totaled $43,068,573.

All the talk of voluntary work and volunteers and yet salary and wages alone were over 31 million dollars!

Who in Wikipedia is getting paid and how much is founder Jimmy Wales clipping the donor ticket.

Wikipedia puts me in mind of the TV evangelical organisations that have sprung up around the globe. Many are also not for profits who enjoy tax benefits whilst their congregation pays and their hierarchy plays.

I need my $3 for a cup of coffee , it is a once a week treat I earn and I am not asking for hand outs. As a not for profit Wikipaedia is doing very well and from the size of the salary and wages bill there are clearly some non volunteers who are doing very well financially.

Regarding Visual identity guidelines[edit]

This page lacks the color usage of Wikimedia Foundation Logo. It may be better to add it in. --March happy (talk) 08:09, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

Regarding Benefactors[edit]

It is this page updated? The date it 1 January 2016. Moreover the is no link to 2017 in the navigation bar at the end of the page? Thanks. Pierpaolo Padula (user:pierpao)


Thanks for helping me sow me up in Ohio. Sometimes their is comfort and relief in just knowing. And sometimes I just need to know what the doctors aren't telling me.


thoat khoi noi nay


Hey this is about the donating. Where it says no ads. You realize that the pop ups and ads at the bottom of the screen count as ads right

Regarding Talk:ウィキメディア財団について[edit]

私は、長い間、Wikipediaを通じて色々な事を学ぶことができました。 財団の運営についてなどは、諸般の理由や、込み入った事情をよく知らないので、何か具体的な提案ができないことを申し訳なく思っています。

Wikimediafoudation.orgがよりよいものになるために、協力できることがあれば、と思っています。 その為には、自分に隠して色々な事をするのを辞めていただくのが良い方法だと考えます。


I hope everyone having a good day. and GLHF.


I am sorry I can't make a $3 donation. As I do wish I could. Right now I'm at/in a point of life where I've never asked and am not going to now. "When" I get back to work and am able to make a donation I promise u I will. And if I'm able to do it publicly in person I would and will. If this isn't the right spot to make an apology like this I do apologize in advance. Thank you for being understanding.


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Regarding Talk:Problems donating[edit]

Why in the world cant wikipedia finally start showing ads and stop begging for money?


Please submit my application Regards


I am a big fan of Wikepedia and would donate $ support.  But privacy policy as much as admits that in several ways my info will be shared.  I want to instead read 100% my donor data will not be sold, used, or released by any entity to market or solicit to me.


Hi. I have already donated so could u please stop plaguing me with constant, continual 'donate' messages

Regarding Special:CreateAccount[edit]

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That’s all good and well but this is United Kingdom not America!!!!!