Talk:Disclaimers

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proposal template

Would https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Proposed do it? Sjgknight (talk) 13:02, 25 April 2014 (BST)

Yes, ideal. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 13:10, 25 April 2014 (BST)
(ec) I just created this before seeing this. Feel free to change it. Katie Chan (WMUK) (talk) 13:11, 25 April 2014 (BST)
No, yours is great. Thanks! --MichaelMaggs (talk) 13:16, 25 April 2014 (BST)

Personal views

The current text includes this sentence about personal views, "Personal views presented on the wiki or elsewhere may not be imputed to Wikimedia UK merely because they have been stated by a member of staff or a trustee.".

There are other people who may officially represent WMUK at times, e.g contractors, volunteers in some circumstances (the covering letter that accompanied my accredited trainer certificate states, "Please note you are now a representative of Wikimedia UK when delivering Chapter supported training events"). Is there a need to explicitly note that these people may express personal opinions on the Wiki that do not constitute an official view or statement of WMUK? Thryduulf (talk: local | en.wp | en.wikt) 00:35, 26 April 2014 (BST)

Thanks. Have added contractors, but I'm less sure whether there are practical circumstances where a statement posted here by a volunteer (as opposed to something said while leading an editathon) could be understood as being an official WMUK position. Did you have an example in mind? ps Interesting workshop today. --MichaelMaggs (talk) 20:00, 26 April 2014 (BST)
No, I didn't have any specific things in mind, I just thought it worth mentioning here for completeness. If you've considered it and reckon there isn't benefit in mentioning it in the disclaimers then I'm fine with that. I completely agree with your ps :) Thryduulf (talk: local | en.wp | en.wikt) 23:12, 26 April 2014 (BST)