[Foundation-l] A fundraiser for editors
naveenpf at wikimedia.in
Tue Jan 3 07:31:37 UTC 2012
I think this will be every effective. We should try this idea.
On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 10:59 PM, Amir E. Aharoni <
amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:
> I tend to agree. At times of Fundraising, public interest grows
> noticeably. People have been asking me aobut the banners almost every
> day for the last few weeks. (A few times they even asked me whether
> they are going to see a personal appeal from Amir Aharoni soon.)
> I don't think that i ever saw a focused "personal appeal + photo"
> banner that asks people to edit instead of asking them for money. I
> did sometime see graphical banners in Wikipedias in various languages
> that invite people to edit or participate in writing contests.
> Something like this is happening in the Tamil Wikipedia now (
> http://ta.wikipedia.org/ ). I don't know how effective it is - it's
> worth checking.
> 2012/1/2 James Heilman <jmh649 at gmail.com>
> > The fundraiser for money has been working exceedingly well with our
> > number of donors increasing 10 fold since 2008. What we need now is a
> > fundraiser for editors. I meet well educated professionals who use
> > Wikipedia but have no ideas that they can edit it. We need to run a
> > banner with the same energy we use to raise money to raise editor
> > numbers. This idea has been trialed to a limited extent here
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Invitation_to_edit but the
> > effort did not have sufficient data crunching behind it to determine
> > if it works.
> > --
> > James Heilman
> > MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
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