[Foundation-l] The Paypal donation notice is very distracting

Andrew Lih andrew.lih at gmail.com
Sat Dec 16 19:18:52 UTC 2006

On 12/17/06, cohesion <cohesion at sleepyhead.org> wrote:
> On 12/16/06, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > We'll be tweaking the notice a lot over the next few days, but it may,
> > at times, get more "ugly" than you would like or even stay that way,
> > depending on whether statistics indicate that it is necessary. The
> > tiniest of notices is clearly not sufficient to raise the money we
> > need. If you want to work without the notice, click the little
> > [dismiss] link at the bottom right corner.
> > --
> > Peace & Love,
> > Erik
> I haven't seen anyone else ask this question, so I will go ahead. Is
> there a pressing need for funds right now? Because if not I'm not
> really clear on why we would do a fundraiser weeks before Christmas is
> celebrated by so many of our would-be donors. I'm sure this has been
> brought up, but could someone clarify it again?

Money is needed for funds/staffing, and another factor is that for
Americans, there is an incentive to donate at the end of the year for
tax deduction purposes.

-Andrew (User:Fuzheado)

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