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Requested link

Hello. Since the page is locked, can someone please link Wikipedia in the first sentence " Thank you for your interest in contacting Wikipedia." Wikipedia is linked, usually at first mention, in articles about it and its work and process. Note that the WMF is linked at first mention just a few sentence in (although that link could be changed to the Foundation's Wikipedia article). Thanks. Randy Kryn (talk) 12:00, 19 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Unlike the other terms linked later on, I think anyone reading this can be expected to know what Wikipedia is. This isn't an article so we don't have to follow the guidance we would if it were. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 15:30, 19 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for the reply. Readers know what it is but still might have an interest in exactly what it is, where it came from, stats and descriptors etc. A link to Wikipedia has been common in major articles. I haven't looked if the link to the WMF a couple of sentences later has been changed, but both should be linked to their Wikipedia pages.
My request came about because of a large downturn in Wikipedia page views, which I'm trying to find the source of. Randy Kryn (talk) 15:40, 19 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I suspect most Wikipedia pageviews come from the link on the Main Page, and I wouldn't be overly concerned about a drop. I think the WMF link going to the foundation's site rather than its article is fine — again, this isn't an article. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 15:54, 19 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
What link on the main page was changed? Thanks (I use Monobook, so may have missed a change). No, this isn't an article, but it is viewed by many thousands of readers daily. A link to 'Wikipedia' at its first mention seems both justified and appropriate. You may be right about the WMF link, but at least there is one. Randy Kryn (talk) 23:46, 19 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I don't know of any link changed on the Main Page. But the one right up top seems to generate some of that article's views.
What usefulness would such a link have? Users at this page want to contact Wikipedia because they're interested in changing something. They aren't interested in increasing their encyclopedic understanding of Wikipedia. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 00:33, 20 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I sincerely doubt that 12,500 people a day proceed to actually contact Wikipedia. Apparently someone will click on the link "Contact us" every few seconds, probably because the link is on the left-hand list, at least on Monobook, and for some reason they want to take a look at what that means. Dollars to donuts many of those same curious readers would click on the Wikipedia link to have a look around. That's what links are for, to give readers an easy opportunity to expand their on-line experience. Am appreciating this conversation, and am further convinced that requesting the link seems the correct way to go. Randy Kryn (talk) 00:48, 20 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Writing a Wikipedia article is a very different skill than writing a help page. The bar for adding a link is a lot lower when writing an article. The potential for reader curiosity isn't something that meets the bar for a help page. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 00:51, 20 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Cross namespace redirect.

Might it be better to have a redirect from "contact wikipedia" or some form of article namespace contact related page, because people may not know about the WP: bit of this. In addition to the sidebar of course! Thanks Geardona (talk to me?) 02:12, 24 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Geardona: FYI, Contact us redirects to the disambiguation page Contact, which has a hatnote pointing here. All the best :) ‍—‍a smart kitten[meow] 02:17, 24 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Oh Thank you Geardona (talk to me?) 11:57, 24 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Please add a hidden anchor to the start of the second paragraph ("Are you concerned...") so that this section can be easily linked to for copyright owners. E.g. change
Are you concerned... to
{{anchor|copyright}}Are you concerned...
This has no visual effect on the page. – Isochrone (talk) 11:19, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 Done — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 11:41, 1 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Time to reduce protection to the article?

This page was fully protected for unclear reason. Shouldn't this be lowered to something like extended protected. It is uncommon for a page like this to be fully protected that long. If you have opposes, please let me know. Toadette (Let's talk together!) 13:55, 14 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

The page is a main way to contact so if the protection was lowered, ite likely someone would take the changce to greif / change it JoBo Gamer (contribs) 10:05, 23 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Reasons for contacting Wikipedia

I'm wondering why there isn't a category for reporting technical issues. Dismalscholar (talk) 03:26, 25 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]