--- Michael Snow <wikipedia at earthlink.net
However, it would be nice to see more frequent updates just about
fundraising progress, which is what this suggestion focuses on. Those
who are particularly interested in this should be encouraged to donate
the funds necessary so that we can start paying Mav a salary. Otherwise,
it's unfair to expect anyone to assume that burden.
Actually please don't donate money for that - giving me money will not increase
the number of hours in the day or reduce the number of hours I need to sleep
(Wikipedia/Wikimedia is nearly a second full time job for me). Also, doing so
would only add a small incentive for me to do more work in this area since I
strongly suspect that such pay would pale in comparison to what I now receive
as a GIS specialist (thus I would have to keep my day job). A full time server
admin is far more important.
Sorry, I meant that to be tongue-in-cheek, not as a particularly serious
suggestion (yet). My point was mostly that if people have expectations
like that, they need to consider whether they're prepared to contribute
what's necessary to make it possible. There's only so much you can
"require" from volunteers. And I agree that for the future day when we
start hiring salaried employees, a server admin is a bigger priority.