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There should be a link to the press release on the Home page. Yann 11:46, 29 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I've increased the width the "about" part of the page occupies to 60% as it contains the most important content, and the amount "below the fold" needed to be reduced. I've also explained the Board on the main page - before that, there was just a single small link to the board page - easily missed. This also provides explanation for the list of board meetings that was already there!

The text for the board part is an abridged part of Board of trustees - the translations should already exist.

I've also moved the Quarto link to below the Latest news section. It was completely out of place in the "About the..." section, and, being the newsletter, belongs rather more by the news section. Dan100 17:45, 20 August 2005 (UTC)

March 03, 2007 by Florence Devouard, Wikimedia Chair

March or may ? --Kaganer 22:58, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

March I think, since it was posted to the foundation-l at first in March. But it is my guessing. --Aphaea 00:19, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
march. I started another report 2 weeks ago, but it is not cooking well. So I thought of putting this one already, since it was more recent than the previous one. Anthere
Eh-he... Where March - and where are we ? ;) Are need update source for translations ? --Kaganer 10:12, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

15 most visited websites

Shall we change this to "one of the 10 most visited websites"? Cary Bass 21:04, 13 June 2007 (UTC)


Right column (news) is much taller than the left one. This is not a good design, and I propose a section to be added to the left side, or the right column being made a little shorter (by archival of older news, perhaps). Huji 18:08, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

I got rid of the January news, so they're about the same now. Thunderhead 00:28, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

I am really sorry

to be a pedantic Englishman not an American but "Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. That's our commitment." just doesn't make any sense, particularly "commitment" is the wrong word. "Vision" "Aspiration" "Goal" or "We are committed to this vision" or something? --AndrewCates 21:20, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, the strap-line has quite a few grammatical issues in British English; I've always belaboured under the impression that it's better (not illiterate) in American English. Here's a slightly more precise (and, possibly, accurate) form:
O Humanity, consider an existence whereunder we each might freely share all our knowledge; unto that ideal do we strive!
(Not meant seriously; hopefully this is obvious.)
James F. 22:16, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

"Sum of all knowledge"

As pointed out here, I think we should remove the claim of "sum of all knowledge" until the Wikipedias start getting their act together and stop deleting valid articles. This is making us look rather hypocritical. — Timwi 06:06, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

There are other Wikimedia projects beside Wikipedia that have less strict inclusion policies. Wikibooks for example. See also Vision --Church of emacs 21:14, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Spell checking

This discussion was moved to Wikimedia:Babel

Purpose of this page

Hi. I've posted here about the purpose of this page. --MZMcBride (talk) 00:18, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

I think any of those goals for the main page is fine, so long as someone who cares about design feels ownership of the page and takes an interest in its large-form structure. And revisits the design from time to time. (If there's noone who feels that way, then allowing some random walks through design space is better than stagnation.) Sj (talk) 06:02, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

References to volunteers and volunteering

Considering that most of the work of the Wikimedia movement is done by volunteers, it would be good to state this fact more explicitly at the home. There is a Volunteering link in the side bar and that's it. We probably don't need yet another block in the cluttered homepage, but I would expect short references in the mentions about "help" and "support". Currently they refer only to donations and job offers, when in fact the most basic way to help has always been to volunteer with your time and skills.--Qgil (talk) 19:00, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Recent and upcoming changes to Home (March 2013)

[Discussion moved to m:Foundation wiki feedback/Changes to home page (spring 2013).]

Page is translated, but not showing in local language (translation)

 Done please push through ja language translation as submitted starting around 04:57‎, 27 December 2021 (UTC). I would like to refer this page to the Wikimedia jargon glossary we are compiling on jawp. Appreciate your kind arrangement, --Omotecho (talk) 07:48, 8 January 2022 (UTC)

If you link to Home/ja, it should work. --Ameisenigel (talk) 16:12, 22 February 2022 (UTC)
@Ameisenigel, hi, that s a great top to learn, thank you for telling me. It is showing and I am smiling. Cheers, arigatō, -- Omotecho (talk) 20:19, 22 February 2022 (UTC)

Punctuation errors on the "Financial Reports" page

This page uses en dashes to identify financial years, when the dash should be restricted to ranges of years. That is according to the WP-en MOS and to general punctuation guidelines used by the publishing industry. I can't edit the page myself to fix.

It's arguable that the "2021-2022" financial year, with a hyphen, should be "2021/2022". But it's clearly wrong to typeset "2018–2019" with an en dash. It's not a period of two years, 2018 through 2019, but a single year that spans part of 2018 and part of 2019. At the very least it should be changed to a simple hyphen, but slashes are the norm for financial and school years. With a slash, unlike a hyphen, it's clear that the punctuation isn't a mistake for an en dash. Kwamikagami (talk) 21:38, 31 August 2022 (UTC)

@Kwamikagami: These have been changed to a short dash - thank you for the ping. --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 15:20, 19 May 2023 (UTC)

Office action

Is there a page somewhere- maybe here, maybe on governance wiki- that provides a log of past office actions made by the WMF? Edward-Woodrow (talk) 12:05, 7 July 2023 (UTC)
@Edward-Woodrow nothing complete and authoritative that I'm aware of. You can follow up on this at foundation:Policy talk:Office actions. — xaosflux Talk 12:20, 7 July 2023 (UTC)

from Metawiki
I did ask this at Policy talk:Office actions, but this page is more centralized and has many more watchers, so I'll hopefully actually get an answer. Thanks, Edward-Woodrow (talk) 13:07, 7 July 2023 (UTC)

Problem with link

Link for Board of Trustees is incorrect. Unregistered users and readers see 404. All(?) registered users see Rudolph Ampofo Proeksad (talk) 18:10, 10 July 2023 (UTC)

@Proeksad: This has been fixed - thank you for pointing it out! --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 15:17, 12 July 2023 (UTC)
@GVarnum-WMF, It doesn't work for authorized non-english users. [[foundationsite:role/board/{{Foundationsite language}}|Board of Trustees]] but, probably, should be [[foundationsite:{{Foundationsite language}}/role/board/|Board of Trustees]] because the links are organized differently, not like in projects ( not Proeksad (talk) 16:40, 12 July 2023 (UTC)
@Proeksad: Apologies - I did not notice that error. I have fixed - and will also work on checking the other uses just to make sure I did not repeat the error elsewhere. Again, apologies and thank you for your diligence and help! Also thank you to @Quiddity (WMF) for helping flag while I was away. :) --Gregory Varnum (Wikimedia Foundation) [he/him] (talk) 18:01, 12 July 2023 (UTC)