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Welcome to the Wikimedia Foundation website.

Welcome

Thanks for being here!

This wiki does not exactly follow the same rules as the other Wikimedia projects, since it is not open to all for editing, and in case of disagreement, the organ of decision will be the Board or Wikimedia Foundation staff. A rule of thumb, however, is if we gave you access, that means we trust you. So please, do not be shy in editing this site. There is ample work for everyone :-).

How to obtain an account on this site

Please request an account on Request for an account on the Foundation wiki. Please give your username, email address and reasons you need an account. To ensure users are already familiar with the policies of at least one Wikimedia project, we do ask that only administrators of at least one project apply for an account. If you are not already an administrator, please see the request for adminship page on your local wiki (this should be linked from Wikimedia projects).

Administrators on this wiki

Administrators previously included a variety of Foundation staff and non-Foundation volunteers. From May 2013, only Foundation board and staff members may be administrators on this site (though temporary adminship for non-Foundation personnel may be possible in certain cases, and in any event there is plenty one can do on this site with only editing rights!).

Since the users here have been approved to edit this site, vandalism is not an issue here and very few pages are protected. The user rights of account holders (registered users) on this site is different from the rights of account holders on other Foundation wikis; because users on here are vetted, they have the following user rights:

Ability (user right name) Ability (user right name)
Create discussion pages (createtalk) Create pages (which are not discussion pages) (createpage)
Edit pages (edit) Edit semi-protected pages (autoconfirmed)
Edit the user interface (editinterface) Mark edits as minor (minoredit)
Move pages (move) Move root user pages (move-rootuserpages)
Overwrite existing files (reupload) Overwrite existing files uploaded by oneself (reupload-own)
Perform CAPTCHA-triggering actions without having to go through the CAPTCHA (skipcaptcha) Purge the site cache for a page without confirmation (purge)
Read pages (read) Save books as community page (collectionsaveascommunitypage)
Save books as user page (collectionsaveasuserpage) Send email to other users (sendemail)
Upload files (upload) Use of the write API (writeapi)

To request deletion or (un)protection of pages, make a request on the user talk page of an active administrator (or try m:FWF). Categories, templates, subpages of your userpage or any other trivial deletions could be requested by placing {{delete}} on the page.

Other points

If your page has translations in multiple languages, please don't forget to add the other languages bar to your page.

To aid in communication, please authenticate your email address. Then other editors can mail you directly. Thanks!

For those willing to help with translations, please see meta:Translation requests/WMF.

All organisational pages may be found in the Foundation wiki organisation category.

If you made any major edit which you feel could be controversial or incorrect, please list the page at Foundation wiki feedback or make a post to wikimedia-l for further discussion.