who cares in a business if people die… (because they had to click-away a MASSIVE, NERVE-WRECKING DONATION BANNER… and could not reach the vital informations in time (how to give „reanimation“ to someone)

… as long as you make money.

it’s not „your job“ to care about the ethics. WRONG!

IT’S EVERYBODY’S JOB TO CARE ABOUT THE ETHICS – unless you love to go to hell and never come back.

can please someone put up a mirror, that has smaller donation banners that do not hurt the eye? thanks a lot.

or i will do it.

wikipedia nagging advertisement for donations

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia

„From July 2012 to April 2013, more than 2 million people donated approximately $35 million USD to the Wikimedia Foundation to support the online encyclopedia and its sister projects.“

This makes it a de facto multi million dollar company.

AND NOW THEY ASK FOR ANOTHER 5.5 MILLION USD! WTF? WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU SPENDING THIS MUCH MONEY ON? THE WORST: THE MORE YOU DONATE, THE BIGGER THE BANNER NEXT YEAR?

http://blog.wikimedia.org/2013/06/04/wikimedia-foundation-releases-detailed-report-on-2012-fundraiser/

Wikipedia
A white sphere made of large jigsaw pieces, with letters from several alphabets shown on the pieces
Wikipedia wordmark

The logo of Wikipedia, a globe featuring glyphsfrom several writing systems, most of them meaning the letter W or sound „wi“
Web address wikipedia.org
Slogan The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit
Commercial? No (ARE YOU SHURE ABOUT THIS?) ;-P
Type of site Internet encyclopedia
Registration Optional[notes 1]
Available in 287 editions[1]
Users 73,251 active editors (May 2014),[2] 23,233,887 total accounts.
Content license CC Attribution / Share-Alike 3.0
Most text also dual-licensed underGFDL, media licensing varies.
Owner Wikimedia Foundation
Created by Jimmy Wales, Larry Sanger[3]
Launched January 15, 2001; 13 years ago
Alexa rank Steady 6 (September 2014)[4]
Current status Active

Key Facts

Comparison between 2011 and 2012

Metric 2011 2012
# of donations 1,130,131 2,036,864
Total amount $24,018,004.28 $35,188,200.29
Average donation $21.25 $17.27
Number of fundraising days 46 9 full days for the 2012 year-end campaign; 54 days of limited banner impressions for the 2013 multilingual campaign
Number of fundraising days for logged-in users 18 0
Best day (# of donations; total $) 2011-11-16 (65,685; $ 1,237,360.86) 2012-11-07 (145,585; $ 2,364,023.60)
Number of currencies accepted 80 82
Number of payment methods accepted 12 16

Note: Currency shown in USD from a donation period of July 1, 2011 – January 5, 2012, including donations under $10,000. Currency shown in USD from a donation period of July 1, 2012 – April 1, 2013, including donations under $10,000.

Top 10 countries donating to WMF

Country Total amount Number of donors
US $24,523,562.25 1,002,027
UK $2,331,848.60 143,555
Canada $2,018,550.29 112,294
Australia $1,519,411.86 83,959
Japan $1,248,684.68 55,015
Italy $968,912.34 75,688
Russia $835,141.94 94,872
Netherlands $723,165.02 43,943
Spain $488,273.9 35,271
India $417,706.59 61,460

Note: Currency shown in USD from a donation period of July 1, 2011 – April 1, 2013. Please also note: The amounts per country do not necessarily reflect the maximum fundraising capacity for each country. Once we were close to raising the goal, we ran less aggressive campaigns in many countries by showing fewer banner impressions.

Chapters

Wikimedia chapters processed payments in three countries during the 2012 fundraiser. Many other chapters and volunteers around the world also participated in the fundraiser by supporting international testing and translation.

Chapter Total amount Number of donors
France $1,790,132 51,364
Germany $7,007,853 245,275
Switzerland $518,846 7,846
Chapter Total $9,316,831 304,485

Note: Some numbers are provisional and are self-reported from each chapter.

Fundraising Banners

2012 banners in English

older wikipedia donation banner

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