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Latest comment: 8 months ago by GVarnum-WMF in topic Broken syntax

Fix tag

Hi! Please remove the extra space within the noinclude tag in T:245. --Ameisenigel (talk) 18:13, 18 May 2023 (UTC)

@Ameisenigel: All set - thank you for pointing this out! --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 08:08, 31 May 2023 (UTC)

Make Question 2.7 in FAQs translatable

Question 2.7 in the FAQs is currently not put in a <translate> tag. It currently cannot be translated. Vinhtantran (talk) 13:06, 28 June 2023 (UTC)

@Vinhtantran: Thank you for pointing this out! This has been fixed. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 20:30, 9 August 2023 (UTC)

Broken syntax

Could someone please mark this page for translation? It is currently displaying broken syntax on translations and has been since June. Thanks. Pppery (talk) 16:30, 23 September 2023 (UTC)

@Pppery: All set - apologies for the delayed marking of the page. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 10:20, 30 September 2023 (UTC)

Is "make your own branded stuff" applicable by proxy?

If I want to "make my own branded stuff" but use a service that will print the design on my behalf, is that permissible? Specifically, I'm eyeing an option to get a custom design printed on a smartphone case. From my perspective, I'm the one "making my own branded stuff"—I'd be uploading a custom image compatible with the Visual Identity Guidelines and the provider would merely be printing it on the single case they sold me—that seems compatible with "make your own branded stuff". On the other hand, it'd be pretty reasonable to frame the same situation as the provider selling a branded product, which is clearly not permissible without a license. The provider I'm considering does not ask for any explicit license on the uploaded content, but merely requires customers to only use content that they own or have the legal permission to use, and to indemnify the provider against any costs associated with legal action regarding the use of the uploaded design.

It's really not critical—I don't have a particular design in mind yet, and probably know enough about IP law that I could create non-infringing designs that were evocative of Wikipedia/Wikimedia without using any of the Marks proper (e.g. a jigsaw-puzzle line pattern background with no "W" glyphs or similar). That said, this seems like a useful edge case to ask about. Nihiltres (talk) 20:54, 25 September 2023 (UTC)

It is! For example, I made 2 custom wristwatches (see within c:Custom clocks and watches) via the "Zazzle" store. I think they had the same 'requirement', and I was pleasantly surprised that they even asked me for proof that I had permission to use the logos, and I replied by sending them the link to this policy page. Hope that helps. Quiddity (talk) 02:18, 26 September 2023 (UTC)