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Wikimedia Foundation employees have any training whatsoever before they start their work? Fyi: the WMF has no Board of Directors. :) --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:53, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm not sure what comment this is in response to, but all Florida non-profit corporations, including the WMF, have a Board of Directors by definition, regardless of what label they choose. The difference between "director" and "trustee" is just marketing. ;-) Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 20:19, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia projects with poor copyright complianceEdit

Hi! As requested, some projects that I've noticed with particularly poor copyright compliance:

I've mostly encountered these as files have been transferred to Commons, so it's probably not very representative of the actual worst ones. A more scientific approach would probably be to start by looking at meta:List of Wikipedias with the tables sorted by number of files. LX (talk, contribs) 18:08, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for this, and especially for the links and details. Do you happen to know whether any of these have been discussed previously? In my volunteer capacity, I think I'd probably with the m:Global sysops, to see whether anyone feels like mass-deleting files with no descriptions, etc. (but if those discussions have already happened, then I wouldn't want to waste anyone's time). Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:46, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
LX, I don't mean to forget to ping you, but I'm apparently having trouble with remembering that this week. With apologies, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:46, 8 August 2016 (UTC)
No worries. I watchlist every user talk page I leave a message on anyway. No major discussions as far as I'm aware of, other than the notice to the Indonesian Wikipedia as mentioned above (but I wouldn't call that a discussion). I may have whinged a bit at the village pump or something, but I'm just glad someone's listening now. Again, that shortlist is just a top-of-mind type thing – there may be worse ones out there, and there are definitely other ones with problems. This should give you an idea of just how big the problem is, what to look for and where to start looking, though. LX (talk, contribs) 19:06, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Generosity Crowdfunding Campaign for User:The PhotographerEdit

Please excuse me spamming you, which concerns Generosity Crowdfunding Campaign. My contributions cover the architecture and culture of Brazil and Venezuela. I has basic photographic equipment: an old D300 camera and 35mm lens, and it is very expensive for me to acquire this equipment. I has recently taken several images using the technique where multiple frames are stitched together to create a high-resolution panorama. However, many times frustrated with the stitching errors that result from trying to take such photos without a proper panoramic head for his tripod. This special equipment permits the camera to be rotated around the entrance pupil of the lens, and eliminates such errors. Having a panoramic head would greatly increase the potential for The Photographer to create sharp high-resolution images for Commons. In addition, the purchase of a camera with a fisheye lens would enable 180 × 360° panoramas to be taken, which are a great way to explore a scene as though one is really there.

Please see the discussion about the Crowd-funding campaign on User talk:The Photographer#Generosity Crowdfunding Campaign and visit the Generosity Crowd-funding Campaign page to consider donating. Even a modest donation will make a difference if many people contribute. Thanks. --The Photographer 14:02, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

Copyright status: File:DiscussionTools empty state user not registered 2022-07-06 en.pngEdit

Copyright status: File:DiscussionTools empty state user not registered 2022-07-06 en.png

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Thanks for uploading File:DiscussionTools empty state user not registered 2022-07-06 en.png. I notice that the file page either doesn't contain enough information about the license or it contains contradictory information about the license, so the copyright status is unclear.

If you created this file yourself, then you must provide a valid copyright tag. For example, you can tag it with {{self|GFDL|cc-by-sa-all}} to release it under the multi-license GFDL plus Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike All-version license or you can tag it with {{PD-self}} to release it into the public domain. (See Commons:Copyright tags for the full list of license tags that you can use.)

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Note that any unsourced or improperly licensed files will be deleted one week after they have been marked as lacking proper information, as described in criteria for deletion. If you have uploaded other files, please confirm that you have provided the proper information for those files, too. If you have any questions about licenses please ask at Commons:Village pump/Copyright or see our help pages. Thank you.

This action was performed automatically by AntiCompositeBot (talk) (FAQ) 19:08, 6 July 2022 (UTC)

@AntiCompositeNumber, this message was sent because of this formatting error. Is that something you want the bot to handle? Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 19:00, 7 July 2022 (UTC)
No, that's intentional. Most license templates have to actually be displayed on the file page for us to be complying with the license. AntiCompositeNumber (talk) 22:12, 8 July 2022 (UTC)
Okay. I wasn't even sure if the license would be machine-readable that way. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 23:36, 8 July 2022 (UTC)