[Wikimedia-l] Fundraiser causing confusion

Magnus Manske magnusmanske at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 28 15:04:10 UTC 2012

To be fair, this orange banner does look a little ... out-of-place, not at
all matching the rest of the page in style.

It does the job of conveying the "we are a small poor foundation" a little
too well, maybe ;-)

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 2:54 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 28 November 2012 14:41, Charles Andrès <charles.andres at wikimedia.ch>
> wrote:
> > In fact we haven't seen the link before but we had the same in
> Switzerland, it seems that in a way people complain about the traditional
> banners that are to intrusive, but in the other hand they are more
> suspicious and have doubt about banners that are not the same than previous
> year!
> This happens every year - there are always people concerned that we've
> been hacked, or that they have a virus, or that there is some kind of
> phishing attack going on. I expect the only way to avoid that would be
> to have the banners up continuously 365 days a year, so people are
> used to them just being part of the site - as long as people are used
> to there being no banner ads on Wikipedia, the sudden appearance of
> them will confuse some people.
> As Philippe says, I would expect there to be an OTRS template from
> previous years to explain what is going on.
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