[Foundation-l] Buy Wikipedia?

Milos Rancic millosh at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 00:33:32 UTC 2007

On 8/31/07, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is anyone making money of it? Do you have to pay to be on the "Buy
> XYZ" results? And do any of the results actually sell anything to do
> with Wikipedia, or look like they do?

One of the results offered download of Wikipedia for download (and I
am almost sure that they had add ons, but I may not guarantee). Making
money doesn't mean exclusively that you should pay for something...

However, it seems that people from Google are fast and there is no
"buy Wikipedia" on Qweki recent changes anymore even Qweki was not
changed). There is, however, "Wikipedia in English" link which takes
to the nonsense list like this one is [1], including the link to the
site like this one is [2].

The last one, as well as the first case is misleading public which
makes implicit harm on Wikipedia and other Wikimedia sites. And,
AFAIK, from 1950s there is legislation against such misleading.

Again, both of them: Google and its clients are making money via such
links. If they are using WMF trademarks for making money, they should
pay to WMF for that (if it is not, at least, misleading, which is

1) http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/ads?client=ca-pub-8393203815404720&dt=1188519887464&lmt=1188519879&format=fp_al_lp&output=html&correlator=1188519887463&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.qweki.com%2FSpecial%3ARecentchanges&ga_vid=226215556.1188484226&ga_sid=1188519855&ga_hid=698464946&ga_fc=true&flash=9&u_h=800&u_w=1280&u_ah=800&u_aw=1253&u_cd=24&u_tz=120&u_his=1&u_java=true&u_nplug=3&u_nmime=36&kw_type=radlink&prev_fmts=728x15_0ads_al_s&rt=ChBG118rAAevzwpeNgfUVmLiEhRXaWtpcGVkaWEgaW4gRW5nbGlzaBoIkGz3IBluBREgsKvQDygBSLCr0A8&hl=en&kw0=Wiki&kw1=Wikipedia+in+English&kw2=XSL+XML&kw3=XML+Editor&kw4=XML+Hacking&okw=Wikipedia+in+English)
2) http://micronutra.com/candidol.html?utm_campaign=Candidol&utm_source=google_s&aw_JP20070201&utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=medicine%20encyclopedia&ovchn=GGL&ovcpn=Candidol&ovcrn=sr2cd14go739CX1pi1ai62+medicine+encyclopedia&ovtac=PPC&SR=sr2cd14go739CX1pi1ai62

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