[Foundation-l] Fundraising totals as of Oct 7, 2007 @ 5:00 PM (EST)
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Tue Nov 13 21:21:01 UTC 2007
On Nov 13, 2007 2:20 AM, Delphine Ménard <notafishz at gmail.com> wrote:
> If someone has the courage (and the possibility), I thought maybe
> analysing the donors comments in the past few weeks to watch for
> keywords and trends (in all languages) would give us an idea of *why*
> people give and maybe help us recenter the message around those
> themes, while keeping those other things we want to do as sub-themes
> or longer term goals.
> My wild guesses revolve around:
> - Wikipedia saved my exams
> - I learned so much thanks to Wikipedia
> - Keep the knowledge free.
Those guesses are actually very close the truth. :-) Others I have
seen quite a bit are "Wikipedia helps me in my job", "Wikipedia helped
me get though school", and "Wikipedia helps me answer my kid's
> While I agree that we should avoid solidifying the message into "we
> need money for the servers", we should, as you rightfully point out,
> make sure that this is still a clear goal of ours. Let us face it,
> none of these other things are going to happen if Wikipedia does not
> stay online.
> La critique, art aisé, se doit d'être constructive. -- Boris Vian in
> *Chroniques du menteur*
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