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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.-- (talk) 03:08, 5 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]
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.-- (talk) 00:56, 6 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It means that you may not contribute, no matter how many times you change your IP. Acroterion (talk) 02:21, 6 November 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Listen to Wikipedia[edit]

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

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)Reply[reply]
Ok, thanks. I added it to the References and analysis section. Ypna (talk) 04:03, 16 January 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]
Let's not do that. See discussion re: Seedfeeder above. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:34, 1 February 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This is another offline wikipedia software, may be added after Kiwix. Uziel302 (talk) 13:32, 21 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikipedia bots[edit]

Should Wikipedia bots be included here? Ypna (talk) 12:33, 27 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Should Wiki rabbit hole and Wikiracing be included here? Ypna (talk) 08:45, 13 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Bots, sure, why not. In the 'Community' section which already has the 'Citation needed' link. Bots are friends (not food) and an important part of the Community (at least their creators and operators are, which is what a link would acknowledge). The other two are probably not Wikipedia specific enough for the template. Randy Kryn (talk) 10:12, 13 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Done Ypna (talk) 03:52, 17 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Depths of Wikipedia[edit]

Should Depths of Wikipedia be included? Ypna (talk) 09:43, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"That's a bingo", probably in the section 'Content use'. Randy Kryn (talk) 10:05, 10 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]