The Wikipedia Review: A forum for discussion and criticism of Wikipedia
Wikipedia Review Op-Ed Pages

Welcome, Guest! ( Log In | Register )

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Please don't donate to Wikipedia, You can help!
Rating  3
Peter Damian
post Sat 13th November 2010, 11:56am
Post #1


I have as much free time as a Wikipedia admin!
*********

Group: Regulars
Posts: 4,400
Joined: Tue 18th Dec 2007, 9:25pm
Member No.: 4,212

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



In the same way that Wikipedia is starting its fund-raising drive, I am launching my own anit-funding drive.

I will be guest blogging, lobbying, writing posts at my own blog http://ocham.blogspot.com/search/label/wikipedia

Every little helps! You can do the same. The message is up to you, but remember whatever principles or emotions you are appealing to, have to be appealing to others. Probably most people are not going to be interested in the fact you got banned, and probably not in Wikipedia's pre-Hammurabic code of ethics (sorry Barry!). The kind of message I will be promoting is

* Your money is not going to help bring the sum of all human knowledge to everyone on the planet. Most people contributing useful content left some years ago, due to the incessant quarreling on the site

* The site is inefficiently run (Greg Kohs site has useful facts and figures)

* The majority of the funds go to pet projects favoured by the small clique that runs the site

Etc etc. Tailor the message to the site you are posting at, of course, make sure it is relevant, and avoid any appearance of spamming.

Every little helps!


This post has been edited by Peter Damian: Sat 13th November 2010, 11:58am
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
SB_Johnny
post Sat 13th November 2010, 1:52pm
Post #2


It wasn't me who made honky-tonk angels
*******

Group: Regulars
Posts: 2,128
Joined: Mon 15th Sep 2008, 3:10pm
Member No.: 8,272

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



There's a big facebook group dedicated to boycotting amazon because of the pedophile book (see other thread). Probably a good place to rally up some interest.

Actually, is there a boycott wp fb group?
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Zoloft
post Sat 13th November 2010, 7:54pm
Post #3


May we all find solace in our dreams.
******

Group: Regulars
Posts: 1,332
Joined: Fri 15th Jan 2010, 11:08pm
From: Erewhon
Member No.: 16,621



I was talking to a fellow writer this week, who was going to set up an ongoing contribution to WMF through the Combined Federal Campaign (T-H-L-K-D), and I simply told him about all the porn on their sites. He went home, searched for a few things, (including 'necklace' on Commons), and switched his gift to another charity.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
occono
post Sun 14th November 2010, 1:08am
Post #4


New Member
*

Group: Contributors
Posts: 23
Joined: Sat 6th Nov 2010, 4:31am
Member No.: 32,049

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



QUOTE(SB_Johnny @ Sat 13th November 2010, 1:52pm) *

There's a big facebook group dedicated to boycotting amazon because of the pedophile book (see other thread). Probably a good place to rally up some interest.

Actually, is there a boycott wp fb group?


Only one I could find.

Incidentally, I learned from searching for it that all the "Wikipedia namespace" pages are automatically given Facebook Fan Pages, like Wikipedia:Anti-vandal bots
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Larry Sanger
post Sun 14th November 2010, 2:15am
Post #5


Member
***

Group: Contributors
Posts: 157
Joined: Sun 2nd May 2010, 9:22pm
Member No.: 19,790

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



Also, please DO donate to Citizendium. Unlike Wikipedia, we really need it.

I'm donating $250.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Adrignola
post Sun 14th November 2010, 5:20am
Post #6


New Member
*

Group: Contributors
Posts: 39
Joined: Wed 4th Aug 2010, 2:16pm
Member No.: 23,978

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



QUOTE(occono @ Sat 13th November 2010, 7:08pm) *

Incidentally, I learned from searching for it that all the "Wikipedia namespace" pages are automatically given Facebook Fan Pages, like Wikipedia:Anti-vandal bots

Facebook is pulling information from Wikipedia for any and all topics that don't have fan pages created for them. Would you like to be a fan of the Copy to Wikibooks category?
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 

-   Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 18th 8 17, 2:52am