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Fundraising questions[edit]

Is there a specific fundraising push right now? We are getting a lot of questions related to fundraising, both here and at the Teahouse. 331dot (talk) 10:34, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Not sure but Wikipedia's Twitter says "Our annual major fundraiser has started! Here's one place your donations go: the development of a 'page...". see tweet. OkayKenji (talk page) 05:09, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
Yeah now they are saying, "We kicked off our annual major fundraiser this week! Here's one place your donations go..." see tweet. OkayKenji (talk page) 06:42, 9 December 2019 (UTC)
When I look at Wikipedia logged out (Chrome incognito) I get a fundraising banner. (I'm in the UK) Danski454 (talk) 00:07, 8 December 2019 (UTC)
Danski454 You need to log in to avoid seeing the donation request banners. 331dot (talk) 13:23, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
I know, I was looking to see if there were fundraising banners. Danski454 (talk) 19:37, 10 December 2019 (UTC)
It's even worse on a phone, where the fundraising "banner" takes up the whole screen. I can see why people are getting frustrated, especially when the millions of dollars being donated don't seem to do anything to improve the clunky software.--Shantavira|feed me 11:10, 31 December 2019 (UTC)

Need someone to fix 3 quick word links to additional page information that one has been corrected... The other two words just dropped. Sorry brain dead please just fix for me. I am using an Android cell phone.[edit]

Send me information for future reference please Aetonwiki (talk) 08:20, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

@Aetonwiki: Please note this is a talk page for discussions about the help desk. Questions should be posted at the help desk itself. Your edits have been undone as they added only a non-existent template and some text without any meaning. Eagleash (talk) 12:37, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Published info[edit]

Can i upload a new news company info? Narailnews24 (talk) 04:43, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

  • Note: This was also posted to the project page and according to the thread there, the user is now blocked; presumably due to corporate / promotional issues. Eagleash (talk) 05:48, 29 January 2020 (UTC)

"Wikipedia:Dead letter office (proposal)" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Wikipedia:Dead letter office (proposal). Please participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. TigraanClick here to contact me 09:49, 20 February 2020 (UTC)

ALL CAPS postings.[edit]

Is there any way that when a new question is added to the help desk is done that it can be tested for the ratio between capital letters and lower case letters? I would expect that a non-shouting posting would be no more than half capital letters (probably more like 10%) and that something be done to reject or otherwise ask them to resubmit non-shouting?Naraht (talk) 16:58, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

Whether it's possible or not, is it necessary? I don't think we get so much traffic on the Help Desk (or the Teahouse and Ref Desks) that we need an automatic system to do this for us. Individual editors are surely capable of making their own judgements and gently remonstrating with the shouters if necessary.
I myself tend to address the query and as an addendum mention that 'using all caps is widely perceived as shouting and rude, so they're more likely to get good responses if they don't', or words to a similar effect. {The poster formerly known as} (talk) 02:08, 1 March 2020 (UTC)