[Foundation-l] Fundraiser update
Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu
Wed Jan 7 22:57:11 UTC 2009
Sorry Geni but you are totally wrong. Each year the Foundation asks for more
money than the year before, and each year the citizens of the world give it.
I challenge you to find 1% as many negative blog posts regarding the
fundraiser as there are positive comments left by donors.
On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 8:52 AM, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/1/7 Michael Bimmler <mbimmler at gmail.com>:
> > On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 3:11 PM, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 2009/1/7 Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org>:
> >> > A quick update: the "Thank You" banner is currently scheduled to stay
> >> > up until January 9, 4 PM PST. We're keeping it up a while longer in
> >> > part because it's the first work week after the holidays for many
> >> > people, and in part because it's an opportunity for chapters to get
> >> > some more visibility (we may have reached our goals ahead of time, but
> >> > the chapters were operating under the assumption that the fundraiser
> >> > would continue until January 15). As explained in the "Thank You"
> >> > letter, the funds donated to WMF from now until the end of the fiscal
> >> > year will go into our reserve fund and will help us to not live from
> >> > hand to mouth as we head into the new fiscal. We'd always planned to
> >> > raise at least $1.3M in reserve funding throughout the fiscal year.
> >> It is also a opportunity to further annoy our readers. IT's pretty
> >> clear they don't like it
> > and you know this because...?
> Because I run daily searches of blogs for the term wikipedia. Because
> complaints have turned up all over the place on wikipedia. Because or
> editors who also have to read the thing have gone so far as to have a
> gadget to get rid of it. Because adblock which targets banner ads
> among other things has 10,850,228 dowloads.
> Because people come to wikipedia to read articles rather than thankyou
> messages and taking up significant significant screen space with stuff
> readers don't want is not generally considered a way to maximize the
> level of like for your site.
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