[Foundation-l] fundraiser suggestion

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 19:57:25 UTC 2010

Banners have been turned off for logged-in users on en.wp (and maybe other projects?) for quite some time now, since well before Christmas holiday break for most people.

On Dec 31, 2010, at 2:19 PM, Brian J Mingus wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 12:12 PM, Mono mium <monomium at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Awesome!
>> How about we add popups?
>> Seriously, if you're going to do this, just add AdSense...it's a heck of a
>> lot prettier.
>> ~~~~
>> On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 1:10 AM, K. Peachey <p858snake at yahoo.com.au>
>> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 8:50 PM, Domas Mituzas <midom.lists at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> now that we have blinking banners,
>>>> Domas
>>> Oh! Oh! can we have marquees as well... and those flashy "under
>>> construction" gifs??
>>> -Peachey
> Firstly, this is probably just an experiment to see if it draws more
> donations. If it doesn't, they probably won't use the tactic in the future.
> Second, if WMF doesn't meet the fundraising goal they will have to cut
> something from the budget. If it's so very important to you that they not
> try advertising techniques that are mildly annoying to some users you should
> start by suggesting projects that won't get funded or people that won't get
> hired or servers that won't get bought, etc.
> Third, adverts are turned off for non-logged in users. Try logging in.
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