I would particularly like to see some better directions for people no
in the "main world". Even though I do my earnings in a rather
devaluated currency I would have liked to make a donation this time. I
admit I didn't put enough effort to figure it out on my own, but it is
also a bit trickier for me here, esp. since I don't own a credit card.
Congratulations to all on the huge success!
On Thu, 3 Mar 2005 06:31:41 -0800 (PST), Daniel Mayer
--- Neil Harris <usenet(a)tonal.clara.co.uk>
That needed _improving_?
Off the top of my head; faster updates at least for PayPal data using some kind
of script (in development), launching more national chapters that have tax
exempt status (this seems to have greatly increased donations from Germany),
overall a more automated process (running this drive took me 6 to 8 hours per
day - which is not sustainable in our volunteer framework), development of
translatable interwiki templates that could be used to update
[[MediaWiki:Sitenotice]] on all wikis at once (doing this wiki by wiki is
*insane*), some improvements in the PayPal donation forms (such as a drop down
currency selection option instead of separate pages for each money type), and a
better way to keep the foundation wiki updated (having separate meta and
foundation wiki copies of the same pages is hard to deal with).
I'm sure there are other areas of improvement as well but so far I mostly see a
need for efficiency improvements and faster/better feedback to donors and the
Seriously, I can think of only one real
improvement needed, which is the ability to give directly using credit
cards, which I think would have further increased the rate and scope of
donations -- but I believe you already have that task in hand.
Such a system is in development and almost certainly will be up for the next
Congratulations on a job well done.
Thank you. :) Everybody who helped in this fund drive should proud.
-- Daniel Mayer (aka mav)
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