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What's the Wikipedia Strong-Arming Us for Money?

Well?

--Anonymous
replies 28Dec 4, 2017 4:08 AM +00:00

Saw that as well. BK?

--Anonymous
replies 1Dec 4, 2017 4:14 AM +00:00

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!"

--Anonymous
replies 2Dec 4, 2017 4:14 AM +00:00

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.

--Anonymous
replies 3Dec 4, 2017 4:18 AM +00:00

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.

--Anonymous
replies 4Dec 4, 2017 4:27 AM +00:00

They do this every so often.

I'm not giving them a penny until they put out of control admins in their place.

--Anonymous
replies 5Dec 4, 2017 4:39 AM +00:00

Oh dear

--Anonymous
replies 6Dec 6, 2017 11:47 AM +00:00

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.

--Anonymous
replies 7Dec 6, 2017 11:50 AM +00:00

They don’t run ads. How are they supposed to pay for it otherwise?

Go ahead and claim you never use Wikipedia.

--Anonymous
replies 8Dec 6, 2017 11:55 AM +00:00

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.

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--Anonymous
replies 9Dec 6, 2017 11:56 AM +00:00

I don't have a problem with donating to wikipedia. I use them all the time.

You bitches are cheap.

--Anonymous
replies 10Dec 6, 2017 12:00 PM +00:00

Because we're freeloaders. And we are, Blanche, we are.

--Anonymous
replies 11Dec 6, 2017 12:01 PM +00:00

I'd rather pay for Wikipedia than porn.

--Anonymous
replies 12Dec 6, 2017 12:26 PM +00:00
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.

--Anonymous
replies 13Dec 6, 2017 12:36 PM +00:00

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?

--Anonymous
replies 14Dec 6, 2017 12:40 PM +00:00
[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.

--Anonymous
replies 15Dec 6, 2017 12:55 PM +00:00

What's the OP shitty grammar well?

--Anonymous
replies 16Dec 6, 2017 1:01 PM +00:00

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.

--Anonymous
replies 17Dec 6, 2017 1:17 PM +00:00

fiefdoms

--Anonymous
replies 18Dec 6, 2017 3:31 PM +00:00

They're drumming up support for their fifedoms.

--Anonymous
replies 19Dec 6, 2017 3:40 PM +00:00

I love women.

--Anonymous
replies 20Dec 6, 2017 3:43 PM +00:00

Kevin, is that you at R20?

--Anonymous
replies 21Dec 6, 2017 3:49 PM +00:00

I donated $5. I use Wikipedia fairly often.

--Anonymous
replies 22Dec 6, 2017 4:40 PM +00:00

Would you want somebody to buy wikipedia? It’s not free to host and maintain a website that gets billions of visits a year.

--Anonymous
replies 23Dec 6, 2017 4:52 PM +00:00

What’s a library?

--Anonymous
replies 24Dec 6, 2017 5:09 PM +00:00

R19 for the win!

--Anonymous
replies 25Dec 6, 2017 5:44 PM +00:00

Is the info accurate?

--Anonymous
replies 26Dec 6, 2017 5:50 PM +00:00

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.

--Anonymous
replies 27Dec 6, 2017 6:02 PM +00:00

I know for a fact that Yahoo never has the answers. Now that's a useless site.

--Anonymous
replies 28Dec 6, 2017 7:04 PM +00:00