[Foundation-l] Request for your input: biographies of living people

Joe Szilagyi szilagyi at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 20:21:02 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 12:17 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/3/2 Joe Szilagyi <szilagyi at gmail.com>:
>> As an easy start for BLPs to contact us for help, why not have the
>> global footer of all WMF sites include a prominent and very visible
>> link to a simple mail form they can use to mail OTRS or the Foundation
>> for help?
> Because no-one reads the footer (or we wouldn't have so many people
> surprised we're a charity). Hardly anyone reads the sidebar, but at
> least it's there. We changed the link on en:wp from "Contact us" to
> "Contact Wikipedia" to make it clear we weren't talking about how to
> contact the article subject ...
> We could put an email link to info at wikimedia.org in the footer. Shall
> we do so? Superfluous?

Since BLP is so important--and Sue is wrong, not because of the
"coverage" of Wikimedia over it, which is distantly secondary to the
negative effects of a bad BLP situation on a Wikimedia site--then
let's put a big prominent "Report A Problem" link on the top of every
page, WMF-wide.

- Joe

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