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  • Main page is heavily lopsided today, right-hand down, so suggest losing the last ITN item while TFA/DYK are so short. The Rambling Man (talk) 07:13, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

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  • "Day of the Independent Hungary" - not referenced in the target "article". The Rambling Man (talk) 06:13, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

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Is This the Way to The World Cup is currently running using a hook that was unilaterally changed without consent of the nominator. Please can it be changed back to what was originally agreed please? The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 04:35, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

Agreed. The admin in question has abused his tools by inserting his own personal preference, locking it down into a queue, and then disappearing until just now. This is highly disruptive and goes against the consensus formed throughout a reasonably lengthy discussion in which a number of editors (excluding this admin) participated. Fix the hook back ASAP. The Rambling Man (talk) 04:55, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Changed back. Stephen 06:07, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you Stephen. The Rambling Man (talk) 06:09, 18 June 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. The C of E God Save the Queen! (talk) 07:00, 18 June 2018 (UTC)

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General discussion

Change in section headers

I propose that the current section headers "Wikipedia's sister projects" and "Wikipedia languages" be changed to "Sister projects" and "In other languages". The fact that these sections are on the (English) Wikipedia Main Page, combined with the introductory sentences in each section, makes the current headers redundant. I have created separate sections for each below.

"Wikipedia's sister projects" to "Sister projects"

  1. Support as proposer. --Khajidha (talk) 13:57, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  2. Oppose - no need to remove clarification. Using "Wikimedia sister projects" (see Wikipedia:Wikimedia sister projects) might be something to consider, but I am not sure I would support that. — Godsy (TALKCONT) 20:49, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  3. Oppose to preserve clarity. — This, that and the other (talk) 23:52, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  4. Oppose. Don't really see much point of changing it - and currently it's clearer.--SkyGazer 512 Oh no, what did I do this time? 13:22, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

"Wikipedia languages" to "In other languages"

  1. Support as proposer. --Khajidha (talk) 13:57, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  2. Support Chris857 (talk) 16:43, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  3. Support L293D ( • ) 20:23, 12 June 2018 (UTC) moved to support in next section
  4. Oppose - Again, no need to remove clarification. Furthermore, it is not this site translated as that implies, but rather they are separate entities.— Godsy (TALKCONT) 20:49, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
    Considering the location on Wikipedia and the introductory sentence reiterating that these are Wikipedias I have to wonder about how much "clarification" this really needs. And I fail to see how this would imply that the other Wikipedias are translations of this one. --Khajidha (talk) 14:25, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  5. Oppose per Godsy. --Joshualouie711talk 21:46, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  6. Oppose for clarity. If I see "In other languages", then I'd expect choosing one will give me a translation of the main page, which it doesn't (today, it includes a featured article on Norma; whereas clicking Nederlands has something about California). Bazza (talk) 11:00, 14 June 2018 (UTC)

"Wikipedia languages" to "Wikipedia in other languages"

  1. support as proposer. L293D ( • ) 21:57, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  2. Support. Some have opposed this on the basis that this is like saying "This wiki in other languages", suggesting that the other language editions of Wikipedia are merely translations of this wiki. However, Wikipedia is an overarching project with many manifestations. This is the English Wikipedia, and it is as much a part of the Wikipedia project as is French Wikipedia, Tagalog Wikipedia and so on. So it is not incorrect to say "Wikipedia in other languages"; we would simply be referring to other parts of this project. In any case it is certainly clearer than the ambiguous "Wikipedia languages", which is an uneasy juxtaposition of two nouns without any clarity as to how they relate to each other. — This, that and the other (talk) 23:51, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
  3. Oppose - Not sure how to clearly convey the intended meaning, however, this change is not an explicit improvement (though it may be equal).— Godsy (TALKCONT) 02:58, 13 June 2018 (UTC)
  4. Support. Clearer and makes more sense, also This, that and the other has good points. See below--SkyGazer 512 Oh no, what did I do this time? 13:22, 13 June 2018 (UTC)

"Wikipedia languages" to "Wikipedias in other languages"

  1. Support as proposer. Same as immediately above, but pluralising "Wikipedias" better emphasises that these are seperate entities, and not translations of a single "Wikipedia". --LukeSurl t c 19:48, 14 June 2018 (UTC)
    This sounds like a good idea; I'll have to ponder it a bit though. — Godsy (TALKCONT) 03:20, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
    @This, that and the other: What do you think about plural as opposed to singular Wikipedia. — Godsy (TALKCONT) 15:14, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  2. Support. Bazza (talk) 12:13, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  3. Support. Moved my support to here.--SkyGazer 512 Oh no, what did I do this time? 15:22, 15 June 2018 (UTC)
  4. Oppose, per our article, Wikipedia is the complete entity of articles in multiple languages. There are no “Wikipedias”. Stephen 21:55, 15 June 2018 (UTC)

Leave everything as-is

  1. Support as proposer. No changes need to be made.--WaltCip (talk) 18:15, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
    Is this really needed as a separate option? Won't the Main Page stay as-is if none of the current proposals gain consensus? --Joshualouie711talk 18:51, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
    Yes, while failing to gain consensus results in this outcome, it can be useful to record this option anyway. An explicit option to make no change, if it gained significant votes, is different that failing to gain consensus for the type of change. One means that people want a change, but couldn't agree on how, the other means they don't want change at all. — AfroThundr (u · t · c) 21:07, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Fix Donation Link

The Donation link leads to the German site For English readers, having to read German or translate will most likely put them off from donating. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Xuramaz (talkcontribs)

When I click the donation link, I get English. And when I go to German Wikipedia and click Donate, I get Jimmy Wales in German. Your link asks you to donate to something that claims to be collecting for German Wikipedia. I wonder if you have some malware. Art LaPella (talk) 03:13, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Then again, this page has existed since 2010, so at least the organization sounds legitimate. Art LaPella (talk) 03:31, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
@Xuramaz: all of the donation links on Main Page should go to Can you provide some more details of exactly what you are seeing? Is this happening here, on the English Wikipedia, or on another project? — xaosflux Talk 03:51, 17 June 2018 (UTC)
Also, are you referring to the link in the left side bar, or is this a big banner on the top of the page (a CentralNotice perhaps). — xaosflux Talk 03:53, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

hmmm, it must be something funky on my end then, as going to by typing it in still gets me to that German site, but typing it in on my phone works fine. Opening it in Firefox instead of Chromium works fine. Turns out deleting cookies for the German donation site fixed the issue, although it is strange that this happened to me in the first place. False flag I guess. Also, I was initially talking about the sidebar. Xuramaz (talk) 04:39, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Mass shooting in Charleston, SC

I really like that this item never mentions the name of the shooter. (It is in the articles, for those interested.) But not including it in the item here on the main page is great -- don't give any publicity to people like this. T bonham (talk) 03:26, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

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