[Wikimedia-l] questions on the use of banner space to promote a cause

Oliver Keyes okeyes at wikimedia.org
Sun Mar 31 13:36:55 UTC 2013

On 30 March 2013 20:57, James Salsman <jsalsman at gmail.com> wrote:

> As a more specific practical reformulation of this question, how bad would
> poverty in developed countries have to become before it would be
> appropriate for the Foundation to advocate on the issue? Is it already
> appropriate? Would it only be appropriate if the proportion of editors
> leaving the project due to personal poverty was increasing? Would it never
> be appropriate?

Speaking personally: you seem to be confusing the Wikimedia movement with
the "now that we've got the world's eyeballs, what things make us sad?"
movement. It would, practically speaking, never be appropriate for us to
spend page impressions or chunks of page impressions on this kind of
advocacy - I say "practically" because, while things might alter slightly
if it turned out editors were leaving in droves due to poverty, this
seems...'ludicrously unlikely' doesn't cover it.

James, I appreciate that you care a lot about these issues. But please stop
trying to use the movement as your personal soapbox.

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