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Seedfeeder[edit]

Should Seedfeeder be included here somewhere? If added, please add the navbox to the Seedfeeder article, which is currently marked by an "orphan" tag. ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:23, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

This is perhaps another article that shouldn't exist - would be opposed to including it. Nikkimaria (talk) 19:05, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
I agree. If no-one has provided some actual sources other than that single Huffington Post article within a couple of days, I'll AFD it. ‑ iridescent 19:23, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
AFD here, although I've no real doubt that the "keep, it exists" crowd will turn up in force for this one. ‑ iridescent 17:24, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
I shouldn't assume, but it looks like the article will be kept. Does it have a place in this template? ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:31, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
Don't think so - should be limited to people who are significant to Wikipedia, not just significant Wikipedians. Nikkimaria (talk) 21:30, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
Sounds good. Thanks, Nikki! ---Another Believer (Talk) 00:09, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

I re-added Seedfeeder. He can be considered significant to Wikipedia, as he provided images for our sexuality articles, and is notable because of this. Some of the previous opposition to its inclusion are concerned about notability, which has been established through the AfD. SSTflyer 04:59, 24 March 2016 (UTC)

Hundreds if not thousands of people have provided images for our articles; that doesn't mean we should include every one in the template. We need to establish better inclusion criteria than simply "has edited Wikipedia", as that facet is better represented by the category. Nikkimaria (talk) 11:56, 24 March 2016 (UTC)
@Nikkimaria: But he is notable for his contributions in this area, and his notability has been established through a fairly recent AfD discussion. SSTflyer 03:11, 26 March 2016 (UTC)
I'm not suggesting he should be excluded from the template because he isn't notable on Wikipedia (ie. because he fails WP:N), but rather because he isn't notable to Wikipedia. AFDs establish the former, not the latter. Notable Wikipedians should be catalogued using Category:Wikipedians; people who are more significant to Wikipedia should be included here. Nikkimaria (talk) 13:05, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

Request edit on 19 July 2016[edit]

Please add https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Wiki_topics to bottom of current template.

2601:183:4000:D5BD:E14D:CF71:8A19:4158 (talk) 19:41, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

I believe you meant adding a see also link to Template:Wikipedia/doc, which isn't semiprotected. (Toggling) — Andy W. (talk ·ctb) 18:21, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

Do all WMF Executive Directors belong on this template[edit]

With this edit, the editor Nikkimaria (talk · contribs) (editcount over 80K, 12 FAs) added the current and past two WMF EDs to this template. The is no mention of Wikipedia in the job description. Nikkimaria dismissively says to others "take it to the Talk page" but she does immediately impose her will upon the template. Look at Nikkimaria's "gaming the system" edit comment: "rv troll". While calling it a revert, she slips in all three names. All three are already on Template:Wikimedia Foundation. The three are:

Gardner was on this template for a while, and then finally appropriately got removed. Nikkimaria got triggered on this matter because Tretikov's name was removed. The three BLPs and user account histories provide no evidence of any notable involvement with Wikipedia, either directly or indirectly. There are many other WMF people who are not involved with WP. For instance, Mike Godwin - MGodwin (talk · contribs) - (400 edits) has said many times to the effect of following rather mature and reasonable statement: "I refuse to discuss encyclopeadic content". Based on the other people rejected on this Talk page, these WMF EDs are not appropriate. Those three names should be removed. It seems that Nikkimaria has an agenda and that she is trying to impose her will upon the community. What are we supposed to do? Compose a filksong of this song and replace the content of every page within the "Wikipedia:" namespace with those lyrics? That edit should be reverted and Nikimaria should be warned not to play such games again.--172.56.32.146 (talk) 03:08, 5 November 2016 (UTC)

This is at least the third iteration of this IP that I've blocked for patronizing sexist remarks to and about women. Acroterion (talk) 18:44, 5 November 2016 (UTC)
Eurika! That makes it intuitively obvious to the casual observer that those three names belong on this template. Our eternal gratitude for your remarkable and erudite contribution Mr. Admin. You name should name should be memorialized in bronze juxtaposed with that of Sir Andrew Wiles.--208.54.32.154 (talk) 00:56, 6 November 2016 (UTC)
It means that you may not contribute, no matter how many times you change your IP. Acroterion (talk) 02:21, 6 November 2016 (UTC)

Listen to Wikipedia[edit]

Should Listen to Wikipedia be included? Ypna (talk) 03:06, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes, for sure. I didn't know an article had been write. Please do the honors. Randy Kryn (talk) 03:22, 16 January 2019 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I added it to the References and analysis section. Ypna (talk) 04:03, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

Steven Pruitt added to 'People' section[edit]

After a revert because Pruitt isn't a WMF official I pointed out that the section name 'People' is linked to 'List of Wikipedia people' where, in the first sentence, the descriptor mentions 'editors'. Should we add Steven Pruitt back to the 'People' section? (of course!). Thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 19:38, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Also add Adrianne Wadewitz or any other major editor who both has a page and that page mentions Wikipedia editing prominently. Randy Kryn (talk) 19:41, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
For what it's worth, I removed Steven only because I know that I and Adrianne had been removed. I have no opinion on whether all three of us (and anyone else) should be removed: only that the two of us were in the past, so the same standard would apply to Steven. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 19:46, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
And of course Justin Knapp as well (edit conflict, was here to add that suggestion to the discussion). Let's get them all in here. There are eight winners of the Wikipedian/median of the Year who have pages, and they are already listed on that page which is included in the section. Randy Kryn (talk) 19:49, 31 January 2019 (UTC)
Let's not do that. See discussion re: Seedfeeder above. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:34, 1 February 2019 (UTC)