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thekohser
post Sun 4th December 2011, 4:17pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Thu 1st December 2011, 6:51am) *

Anybody know how the current fundraiser is actually doing? The Foundation doesn't seem to have generated any reports on it yet, or else I'm looking for stats in all the wrong places.


It appears that if you want to find out how much the WMF is raking in this year, you would go here. Of course, neither of those reports provides any value to the reader whatsoever, given that each of them returns the following message:

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So, apparently, our long-haired smiley-face code developer Brandon Harris is also sort of responsible for breaking the fundraiser's statistical reports, thanks to his celebrity moment on Reddit.
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post Sun 4th December 2011, 4:35pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Sun 4th December 2011, 4:17pm) *


So, apparently, our long-haired smiley-face code developer Brandon Harris is also sort of responsible for breaking the fundraiser's statistical reports, thanks to his celebrity moment on Reddit.


Actually our "our long-haired smiley-face code developer" was compared to Rasputin
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Oh Wikipedia programmer Brandon Harris, how we’ve become accustomed to your glaring visage, all but commanding us to donate money to Wikipedia with the wild hair and crazy eyes of a modern day Rasputin.
and now you could see him randomly at any page that has nothing to do with wikipedia.
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Simply install the ProgrammerAppeal extension and wait for Harris to randomly pop up on your browser. It’s like that time a strung-out metalhead kept following you after the Iron Maiden concert, except this time it’s on the internet.




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post Mon 5th December 2011, 2:43pm
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Cute and spunky Megan Hernandez is keeping us posted on the fundraiser. Once again, it looks like a record-setting success.

(Here's Megan chowing down on some wiener schnitzel
on a WMF-paid tour of Europe.)

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post Mon 5th December 2011, 11:16pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 5th December 2011, 2:43pm) *

Cute and spunky Megan Hernandez is keeping us posted on the fundraiser. Once again, it looks like a record-setting success.

(Here's Megan chowing down on some wiener schnitzel
on a WMF-paid tour of Europe.)


If they were paid per diem for the trip that may be one reason they appear so happy in the photo, although the food and drink does look tasty.
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post Tue 6th December 2011, 11:22am
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Fri 18th November 2011, 1:36am) *

The "10 Reasons Not" page is now up to 50 unique visitors per hour, which is about double yesterday's traffic.

I see that some of it is due to a Reddit post. Upvote time!


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