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    Default If Wikipedia wants funding

    If Wikipedia wants funding, they should simply shut it down and say on a front page we can't affort to continue for now - until our interest comes in at the end of the year. If you would like to use wikipedia quicker you may make a donation here:

    They WOULD get their money and we wouldn't have to see those stupid begging pictures - or they could sort out some kind of registration system where they sell some kind of survey data - occaisionally people must answer 10 questions.
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    The principle of no ads is nice, but honestly.. I don't see the point. A few ads here and there doesn't bother me. Pop up ads suck but banner ads? No problem. On a site that gets that much flow even one ad would generate a sizable income.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Death's Chill View Post
    The principle of no ads is nice, but honestly.. I don't see the point. A few ads here and there doesn't bother me. Pop up ads suck but banner ads? No problem. On a site that gets that much flow even one ad would generate a sizable income.
    That's basically what I said to some friends earlier when we were talking about it.

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    Would they? If this happened, I wouldn't donate, I'd just wait for other people to donate enough to make the site go back up.

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    Some of you either have no worries in life or no life too speak off. If the begging-banners are troubling you, never leave your basement it'll only get worse from there-on.

    If you don't want to donate, don't. I did't this year, life moves on. You might, life will still move on.
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    It doesn't bother me either way, but I do think one or two banner ads are better than begging.

    Not that they don't deserve the money, the site is awesome and they don't have a huge staff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Death's Chill View Post
    It doesn't bother me either way, but I do think one or two banner ads are better than begging.

    Not that they don't deserve the money, the site is awesome and they don't have a huge staff.
    My post was regarding the OP's initial complaint.
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    There should never be ads, and there should never be memberships.
    There should also never be benefits to those who donate.

    I regularly donate to Wikipedia, and strongly believe that a bastion of free information should not be generating a profit. Things would quickly become skewed when such an enormous sum of money were to become involved.

    Keep it the way it is imo - it's not as if it's going to go down anytime soon.

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    Default problem is

    The problem is we get these HUGE banner ads at the top begging-scrounging for money.

    Reminds me of beggars - Who carries money anymore!, not many people (I make a point of having it on hand since I won't be held up by an eftpos outtage), but seriously beggars need to get some tap card machines already!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SphereOfDeath View Post
    The problem is we get these HUGE banner ads at the top begging-scrounging for money.

    Reminds me of beggars - Who carries money anymore!, not many people (I make a point of having it on hand since I won't be held up by an eftpos outtage), but seriously beggars need to get some tap card machines already!!
    I would hardly call appeals for donations "begging." Have you taken the time to read any of their messages?
    Hell, do you call those who advertise for the red cross beggars as well?
    I don't see how it's a problem to see these appeals made as banners at the top of the web, and how it would be any better if it was a constant spam of consumer trash.

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    I really dont think most people would miss it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SphereOfDeath View Post
    The problem is we get these HUGE banner ads at the top begging-scrounging for money.
    Seriously, get a life. The banners are not HUGE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyjylah View Post
    There should never be ads, and there should never be memberships.
    There should also never be benefits to those who donate.

    I regularly donate to Wikipedia, and strongly believe that a bastion of free information should not be generating a profit. Things would quickly become skewed when such an enormous sum of money were to become involved.

    Keep it the way it is imo - it's not as if it's going to go down anytime soon.
    Especially considering the information is added by the users.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viluin View Post
    Would they? If this happened, I wouldn't donate, I'd just wait for other people to donate enough to make the site go back up.
    It would be golden opportunity for a rival site to launch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KoKane View Post
    It would be golden opportunity for a rival site to launch.
    Why would anyone want a rival site? I enjoy only having one place to go to if I did information.
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