On Fri, 2010-07-23 at 15:27 -0500, Philippe Beaudette wrote:
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I'd like to begin a conversation about the
2010-2011 Fundraiser, which
isn't slated to launch for a few months, but for which we'd like to
get community involvement early and often.
But the most important part of what we - all of us -
are going to need
to do is what this community has always been good at: thinking,
researching, and iterating.
I, likely, would not have the spare time to put my name down there;
however, I'll see what I can do to help.
There is just one very, very important point to learn from the prior two
By plastering "Wikipedia Forever" all over sister projects, the WMF
deeply offends hard-working contributors.
This was done two years running. In both instances I complained. In the
fall-out surrounding criticising the WMF about this last year, I gave up
my position on the Communications Committee. Is there anyone left in
that <s>shadowy Cabal</s> who really represents sister projects? Will
they speak up about that this time round?
Personally, I think the craftiest 'theme' for a fundraiser would be a
coin-slot in project logos where that is possible. Then, instead of
being directed to the project main page by clicking the logo, you get to
a page that says, "A $x donation works out at 0.xxx cents per word for
the article you were just reading. Help keep access free,
Brian McNeil, Wikinewsie.
Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF), a 501(c)
registered non-profit which is also responsible for Wikipedia.
Wikinewsies are community-accredited freelance journalists who are
regularly published on the English-language Wikinews. They do not
represent the WMF, or Wikinews, in an official capacity.