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.
„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?
|Slogan||The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit|
|Commercial?||No (ARE YOU SHURE ABOUT THIS?) ;-P|
|Type of site||Internet encyclopedia|
|Available in||287 editions|
|Users||73,251 active editors (May 2014), 23,233,887 total accounts.|
|Content license||CC Attribution / Share-Alike 3.0
Most text also dual-licensed underGFDL, media licensing varies.
|Created by||Jimmy Wales, Larry Sanger|
|Launched||January 15, 2001|
|Alexa rank||6 (September 2014)|
Comparison between 2011 and 2012
|# of donations||1,130,131||2,036,864|
|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|
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.
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|
Note: Some numbers are provisional and are self-reported from each chapter.
2012 banners in English