Policy talk:Privacy policy

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Seemingly unintentional redlink

Hello - it appears that there is a redlink under the Account Information & Registration section, hidden within the "More on Usernames" box. It seems to me that this is almost certainly unintentional, though I am not sure exactly where it should point. Tollens (talk) 23:19, 2 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

@Tollens: This has been fixed - thank you for the ping! --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 23:13, 5 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]


This page has reached the point where I would normally consider requesting it be semi-protected due to excessive vandalism. Do WMF staff watching this agree? Pppery (talk) 17:17, 7 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Perhaps also semi-porotect Policy talk:Terms of Use this page as highly visible page. Thanks. SCP-2000 (talk) 04:19, 8 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I am of two minds on this one. I tend to agree it is reasonable to do this to fight vandalism. But I am also aware it "in theory" prevents new community members from commenting on these policies. The unique possible long-term usage of this wiki is what I am hung up on.
Perhaps a semi-protect notice that directs people to the Babel page? I will ponder and perhaps test this a little and report back - but also very open to thoughts on if it is fair/reasonable to prioritize anti-vandalism efforts over commentary from new accounts. Or how we may be able to achieve both at the same time (linking to Babel as example). Although a link to Babel may just redirect where the vandalism is happening - my hunch is that's probably a "click too many" for enough vandals to deter the behavior enough for that to still be a gain. But - I also do not want to create too many barriers for reasonable engagement such that Foundation could be seen as deterring feedback (which is very much not our goal here). It is also entirely possible I am just overthinking this - but contextually - I would rather that than be legitimately called out for "underthinking" it. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 08:51, 12 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks for your reply. As far as I can see, almost all edits on Policy talk:Privacy_policy and Policy talk:Terms of Use by non-auto-confirmed users were reverted in the past year, and here was semi-protected permanently before. Thus, I think semi-protection will only cause very little collateral damage.
Perhaps the semi-protection notice can direct people to the VRT email (info@wikimedia.org) and the WMF email (answers@wikimedia.org)? If they have any questions regarding Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects / Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, they could contact VRT / WMF directly. Even some people may send nonsense emails, these emails can be blocked by the spam filter. SCP-2000 (talk) 15:06, 12 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
The aforementioned protection was while this page was still on Meta (and the protection wasn't carried over with the import. Pppery (talk) 22:45, 12 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]
I have gone ahead and implemented protections and display of this template on Policy talk:Privacy_policy and Policy talk:Terms of Use. Also open to Policy talk:Universal Code of Conduct and other high-traffic pages if it seems wise to do so at any point. Thank you all for your input! ----Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 22:18, 13 October 2023 (UTC)[reply]

Red link

There is a red link in this section, please change it to correct link to Privacy policy, thanks. Ата (talk) 17:09, 14 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Ата: Thank you for pointing this out - I have gone ahead and fixed it. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 20:39, 16 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Interwiki to enwiki

Policy:Privacy policy/Frequently asked questions has an interwiki link to w:en:Wikipedia:Username_policy, which is strange. Is it intended? Ата (talk) 17:11, 14 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@Ата, can you elaborate on what you find odd? The linking to that specific page, the formatting of the link, or something else? Thank you! --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 20:40, 16 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I find it weird that 1 language button on top of the page links to that specific page. Privacy policy FAQs ≠ enwiki username policy. Ата (talk) 15:29, 18 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Fixed! It was a mis-ordered link. Thanks! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 02:37, 19 January 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Discusssion at en WP

There is a privacy related discussion on en.wiki; you can read the discussion and give advice here. Cremastra (talk) 13:11, 29 February 2024 (UTC)[reply]