[Foundation-l] new site notice now ready

James Hare messedrocker at gmail.com
Thu Dec 28 04:15:10 UTC 2006

Danny gave a very good speech about this in the Wikimedia IRC channel. He
said that since we don't do advertising, we are giving up on tens of
millions of dollars a year. Now that we need money, we have Virgin Unite
kind enough to offer some really cool matching. Mentioning them in the
Sitenotice is our way of saying "thank you for being so awesome."

On 12/27/06, Oleg Alexandrov <aoleg at math.ucla.edu> wrote:
> It is of course very nice of Virgin Unite to match the donations
> received today. I would argue however that having a logo in the
> site notice is basically an advertisement for Virgin.
> There is nothing wrong per se with advertisements, but it is my
> belief that that logo is a bad precedent if Wikipedia's goal is
> to be advertisement-free.
> Oleg Alexandrov
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