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esports players

Take random pages from links to pro gamer. Now the name of the game(s) a random person plays are currently defined by sports discipline competed in (in this case every video game should be marked as sports discipline or type of sport). CSGO is one of the few or the only one to be marked as a sports discipline. Not sure if video games are sports disciplines. But maybe a new statement is better? Or maybe something more suitable already exists? Pelmeen10 (talk) 10:31, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

Telegram link expired

Hi there! I wanted to connect to telegram chat, but couldn't do so as the invitation link on the main link has expired. Can somebody fix that, please? Adamant.pwn (talk) 01:16, 7 September 2020 (UTC)

I see this is not anymore an issue as the URL is valid. --Valerio Bozzolan (talk) 06:04, 13 April 2021 (UTC)

Current highlights - global climate strike - File:Kein Grad weiter - Klimademo von Fridays For Future, Berlin.jpg

The photo in current highlights, globale climate strike - File:Kein Grad weiter - Klimademo von Fridays For Future, Berlin.jpg - has a DR at commons: c:Commons:Deletion requests/File:Kein Grad weiter - Klimademo von Fridays For Future, Berlin.jpg. --C.Suthorn (talk) 03:42, 28 September 2020 (UTC)

Past "Current highlights"

Is there a listing of the previous highlighted items? Trivialist (talk) 19:27, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

@Trivialist: I don’t know of any apart from the page history of Wikidata:Main Page/Popular. —Tacsipacsi (talk) 00:34, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
:@Tacsipacsi: That will work. Thanks! Trivialist (talk) 04:05, 20 January 2021 (UTC)

Please remove the GAFAM link immediately!

We have a link to a GAFAM (google docs) survey on the Wikidata front page. w:Google is an orwellian, centralised, oligarchic dictatorship that parasites the free software of the community while encouraging the use of non-free software, and generally has an atrocious reputation in terms of privacy. Please remove the survey link immediately given that it is a violation of Wikimedia Foundation Guiding Principles#Freedom and open source. Explicitly: "As an organization, we strive to use open source tools over proprietary ones, although we use proprietary or closed tools (such as software, operating systems, etc.) where there is currently no open-source tool that will effectively meet our needs."

It is false to suggest that there are no free-software tools for community surveys. For general replacements for GAFAM/BATX, see

https://switching.software .

There is a strong Wikimedia techie community available to be consulted.

There is a comment at Wikimania 2021 organising saying that "a new form" is being worked on, but please remove the link to the GAFAM form without waiting. GAFAM is not a personal insult violating UCoC, but suggesting that the community fill out a GAFAM form is an insult to the community.

Thanks. Boud (talk) 21:16, 18 February 2021 (UTC)

You have to contact the administrators who set up this notice. --Matěj Suchánek (talk) 09:10, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Link to showcase items?

I think it'd be nice to add a link to Wikidata:Showcase items somewhere on the main page, perhaps at the bottom of the current highlights box similar to how the news box has "more news" at the bottom of it. Alternatively, we could link over where it's mentioned with Douglas Adams (Q42). This might draw some more attention to the page, helping incentivize the creation of high-quality items that can be used as models for others. {{u|Sdkb}}talk 18:11, 7 May 2021 (UTC)