User:Steven (WMF)

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Steven Walling
Product Manager, Wikimedia Foundation
Steven Walling

About me

Hello! I'm Steven Walling. I've been a Wikipedian since 2006 (see my userpage.)

In 2010, I joined the Wikimedia Foundation as part of the Fellowships program, and today I'm a staff member based in San Francisco.

My work

Here at the Foundation, I work to support the growth and continued health of the volunteer communities that build the projects and fulfill Wikimedia's mission. Specifically, I am the Product Manager for the Growth team, where we build and test new ideas for growing the community of editors. Our team is a part of the broader Engineering & Product Development department.
Disclaimer: Although I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, contributions under this account do not necessarily represent the actions or views of the Foundation unless expressly stated otherwise. For example, edits to articles or uploads of other media are done in my individual, personal capacity unless otherwise stated.

Contact me

You can reach me via my talk page, at, and as StevenW on IRC.

Kind words from others

Barnstars are one way that Wikipedians show appreciation for each other and our work improving the encyclopedia.

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Keep up the awesome work you've been doing! Abbasjnr (talk) 12:59, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

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to all of the contributors to the April 30, 2012 Recent Research report in the Signpost for the good work there! Pine(talk) 07:50, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

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To Steven, for his hard work in making JSTOR access happen. Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 23:03, 8 December 2012 (UTC)

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This editor was willing to lend a helping hand!
For founding "Getting Started!--Mark Miller (talk), formerly Amadscientist (talk) 08:04, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

Vitruvian Barnstar Hires.png The Technical Barnstar
I recently created Help:Contents/Directory and in the process found Help:Guided tours - all I have to say is WOW great job! Moxy (talk) 18:56, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

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For dealing with the badgering of WMF employees (such as here), in a very civil manner. Happy editing! -- Ross HillTalkNeed Help? • 20:35, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
Thank you for effectively handling the Draft namespace and making sure it was implemented quickly. Hope to see more of such pro-active responses from the Foundation :) TheOriginalSoni (talk) 02:17, 18 December 2013 (UTC)