[Foundation-l] Shopping-enabled Wikipedia pages

Pedro Sanchez pdsanchez at gmail.com
Sat Dec 4 22:09:14 UTC 2010

On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 3:20 PM, Domas Mituzas <midom.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi!
>> Personally, I think that this is a good opportunity to get money from
>> payed ads. It is not even on Wikimedia servers.
> I don't think that any ads-supported 1:1 content mirror (I don't see much added value atm, we have some kind of book source support already) is any good opportunity to get money, sorry.
> Why would users want to see stale ads supported version, when there's no-ads version with fresh one. The amount of how much we show our fundraising banners is just thing of organizational efficiency and ambitions.
> If WMF wanted to spend less money, the fundraiser would have much lower profile, right? :)
> I somehow want us to think about our users and service as primary objective, not just organizational issues.
> Domas
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When you budget 2 million for internet hosting, and 9 million for
salaries and benefits, it's bound to raise some eyebrows, I think.

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