It is a generally accepted standard that editors should attempt to follow, though it is best treated with common sense, and occasional exceptions may apply. Any substantive edit to this page should reflect consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.
Immediately email emergencywikimedia.org with details of the threat.
Alternatively, if you have an account with email enabled, you can click here to contact the Wikimedia Foundation.
This address is for threats of physical harm (including self-harm) only. For other concerns, see Wikipedia:Contact us.
Include the name of the page where you saw the threat (or a URL or diff).
This address is monitored around the clock. Staff will typically acknowledge your email immediately. (Check your junk folder.)
Do not email other addresses or telephone the Wikimedia Foundation, as this creates confusion.
Staff will take appropriate action, such as tracing locations and contacting authorities.
3. Contact administrators
In addition to emailing the Wikimedia Foundation as above, notify Wikipedia administrators privately.
Even if you are an administrator, notify other administrators.
Use email, IRC, Discord, or other low-visibility methods, not high-traffic noticeboards or popular talk pages.
If in doubt, the primary method is to join #wikipedia-en-revdelconnect. Click the green connect button to launch web-based IRC.
Advice for administrators
Threats of suicide or other self-harm require discretion on the question of blocking but generally, specific threats should be removed (with a thoughtfully worded edit summary) and revision deleted, pending oversight.
Threats against others should be met with blocking (generally including removal of talk page access) and possibly blocking email as well. Such threats should be blanked; consider applying revdel as well.