User talk:Jimbo Wales

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A goat for you![edit]

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Also, please make a little userbox for Encyclopedia Dramatica Usres

Wyyzrd.guy (talk) 03:58, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Baa!--Jimbo Wales (talk) 10:19, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

A goat for you![edit]

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Thanks for making Wikipedia! It is an extremely useful resource!

superMinecraftL (talk) 08:26, 21 January 2021 (UTC)
Baa!--Jimbo Wales (talk) 10:20, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Or maybe even "Scream!" Martinevans123 (talk) 18:25, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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kitten

Acronymical (talk) 16:50, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Meow!--Jimbo Wales (talk) 10:20, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Editing news 2021 #1[edit]

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Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 01:02, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Possible solutions of preventing disinformation on non-English Wikipedia with better efficiency[edit]

As the 2020 US election voter frauds have gained substantial traction in both the US and beyond, Wikipedia inevitably becomes an obvious target of spreading the disinformation. While I am by no mean claiming the English Wikipedia is perfect, deprecating the news outlet which spread the conspiracy theories duly slows down the disinformation campaign. A new problem arises when multilingual editors spread the disinformation on non-English Wikipedias when no consensus has been reached against controversial sources such as OAN which have already been deemed unreliable on English WP. Initiating another round of RfC of reliable source on non-English Wikipedia would be incredibly counterproductive, because many foreign Wikipedians are not knowledgeable enough about the English sources thus the discussion will suffer information asymmetry. When attempting to cite the consensus from English WP, we always meet with the most convenient argument possible "foreign WP editorial policies does not affect local WP."

Spreading disinformation via non-English platforms has become a growing problem as it would receive less scrutiny for a variety of reasons. This issue is obviously not new to Wikipedia projects, but as the disinformation campaign of US politics has intensified since the 2020 US elections and is not going to go away even after Biden has taken office, some kind of blanket action should be taken by the WMF against blatantly unreliable sources across all sister projects. -- Sameboat - 同舟 (talk · contri.) 14:24, 23 January 2021 (UTC)

Board of Trustees terms[edit]

Dear Jimbo,

Please fight the disrupute into which the current questionably legitimately constituted Board of Trustees is plunging the Foundation by your continued failure to elect an entirely democratic, fully community-elected Board of Trustees. If the elected Board feels that they must appoint unelected members, certainly you can appoint such to committees or subcommittees. Are you afraid that your own seat would not be safe if subject to the scrutiny of the traditional community election process? Poppycock! 50.242.125.195 (talk) 02:53, 24 January 2021 (UTC)