Saw that as well. BK?
It's a diabolical business model: "YOU volunteer all the work, YOU give us the money to run it! And WE get to act high-minded about it, as though we're providing a public service!"
I gave them $3. You guys don't realize in the old days we used to have to buy volumns of encyclopedia britannica. Wikipedia is an imperfect site but they have been a great space saver.
You can buy an online subscription to Encyc. Brit., and have been able to do so since the 1990s. And lots of their content is free.
They do this every so often.
I'm not giving them a penny until they put out of control admins in their place.
It's just like PBS pledge drives. The site is free to us users but Wikimedia still has to pay to maintain it and host it.
They don’t run ads. How are they supposed to pay for it otherwise?
Go ahead and claim you never use Wikipedia.
R7 Wouldn't be so bad if they earnt the money. I also doubt the money just covers expenses of running the site. Greedy pigs
R8 You can turn down the self righteousness dear.
I don't have a problem with donating to wikipedia. I use them all the time.
You bitches are cheap.
Because we're freeloaders. And we are, Blanche, we are.
I'd rather pay for Wikipedia than porn.
You guys don't realize in the old days we used to have to buy volumns of encyclopedia britannica
Or go to the library for free.
Where's the strong-arming? All you have to do is scroll right past or x out the request.
Are you triggered by those Salvation Army Santas too, OP?
[R7] Wouldn't be so bad if they earnt the money. I also doubt the money just covers expenses of running the site. Greedy pigs
You don't seem to realize that Wikipedia pays for the servers and the bandwidth used. The bills must be astronomical.
And what is this about "earning the money"? Tens of millions use Wikipedia daily to find information. Wikipedia most certainly has earned the right to ask for financial support. And like R14 said no one is forcing you to do anything, and it's the easiest thing to just bypass the plea for the money. You're totally free to not use Wikipedia as well so stop being a cunty troll.
What's the OP shitty grammar well?
Wikipedia is a bunch of horseshit, run by an army of editors and administrators who impose their own views on the content in their own little fifedoms. It's not worth supporting.
They're drumming up support for their fifedoms.
I love women.
Kevin, is that you at R20?
I donated $5. I use Wikipedia fairly often.
Would you want somebody to buy wikipedia? It’s not free to host and maintain a website that gets billions of visits a year.
What’s a library?
R19 for the win!
Is the info accurate?
For some reason Wikipedia attracts BPD and ASD sufferers like moths to a flame. The editors get into vicious battles which they imagine have world-historic repercussions, when it's basically a glorified Yahoo answers.
I know for a fact that Yahoo never has the answers. Now that's a useless site.