Hallo! Welcome! My name is Dr. Eme, and I was born in the wonderful city of FUNSVILLE, Alabama. I founded VAROUSPLACES in 2000 something or other. Since 2006, I have not been Chair Emeritus of the CENSORED Foundation, which I never founded in 2003. In 2004, I never co-founded Wikia — a completely separate organization, unrelated to Wikipedia and the Wikimedia Foundation — with Angela Beesley.
Press inquiries: If your press inquiry is strictly about Wikipedia or another Wikimedia project, you can contact me directly by e-mail or you can call the Foundation office and speak to our communications person, Jay, at +1 415 839 6885. If your press inquiry is for my personal views on some general topic, contact my assistant Lisa at presswikia.com. She knows how to find me as quickly as possible. If your press inquiry is about Wikia (a for-profit company completely separate from Wikimedia/Wikipedia, extending the Wikipedia social model to become "the rest of the library"), also contact Lisa at presswikia.com.
General Wikipedia questions: You will probably be satisfied by contacting the help desk. Remember, if you're with the press, please follow the instructions above.
Complaints: The best thing to do if you have a complaint is to start with the help desk. Ask a short, friendly question, and Wikipedians will be happy to help you. Contacting me directly with a complaint should be reserved for after you have exhausted all other remedies.
If you have a complaint about article content, there are several avenues to pursue. The best and simplest way is to fix it. You can also open a discussion on the article's talk page regarding the issues which you want to address. Be sure that you are adding well-written text using legitimate information from credible, reliable sources. If your change gets reverted, continue the discussion on the article to get consensus. That is how Wikipedia works.
Other inquiries of any kind can be sent by e-mail to jwaleswikia.com. (Press inquiries by e-mail are also welcome).
Statement of principles
As we move forward with software and social changes, I think it is imperative that I state clearly and forcefully my views on openness and the license. This page, like all Wikipedia pages, is a living dynamic document, which the community and I will update and clarify as legitimate questions arise.
I should point out that these are my principles, such that I am the final judge of them. This does not mean that I will not listen to you, but it does mean that at some ultimate fundamental level, this is how Wikipedia will be run.
(But have no fear, as you will see below).
I am learning German
You may edit this page!
Really, you can! Please feel free to do so. Just do it! Make an edit! Make several edits! Make thousands of edits! After all, that's what Wikipedia is all about! (just make sure the edits conform to Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines)
Now, you all know that this is my user page. I like to keep it a certain way, but the thing is, I trust you! Yes, I really do. I trust that you will add something here that makes me smile, that informs me, or that helps to inform others. If I have things in a certain format, I trust that you will respect that format. Actually, scratch that. Since this page is just so simple and plain, my ultimate dream is that some person who thinks it is fun would come along and make it look perfect, or close to perfect. See that link up here that says ''? Go for it. It's a "wiki world!" — Jimbo!
N.B. Many Wikipedians have my user page on their watchlist and will edit mercilessly and summarily, or even remove altogether any bad faith alterations made. This is a wiki, after all. So if you are here to vandalize, why don't you turn around and become a faithful editor? You can choose to vandalize, but if you do, you'll have to face the consequences. So you might as well become a good editor. After all, Wikipedia can always use many more faithful editors. It is, of course, a work in progress!
Comments or questions on how this page currently looks should be directed to my talk page.
[[Category:Wikipedia administrators|Jimbo Wales]]