[Foundation-l] A modest proposal: ads on wikipedia.com

Sage Ross ragesoss+wikipedia at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 04:28:05 UTC 2007

On 4/22/07, Kat Walsh <kat at mindspillage.org> wrote:

> I am not a fan of ads on the main site, not because of neutrality
> issues, but because they're distracting and ugly, and the content
> isn't useful compared to other things that could be taking up the
> screen space; I want us to pursue other funding options. But I don't
> think they are contrary to our mission, and I do think we could do a
> lot of good work from the steady stream of additional income.
> -Kat

There is lots of empty screen space on the left, below the interwiki
links.  Text-only boxes that match the color scheme are only minimally
distracting.  I'm vaguely uncomfortable with putting ads up, but I
think it could be done in ways that are minimally invasive.


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