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I think wikipedia is a great thing. There are studies that it's and Britannica's articles are comparably good, which by itself is a great compliment. It's ads free, its interface rules. It's pretty neat and tidy. I always add 'wiki' at the end of a search if wikipedia is not in the first ten search result, which is rare. I'm not a committer, only fix some minor error occasionally.

These guys operate wikipedia only from donations. Last year they needed $10m to operate. This year I guess it's twice as much. So every year they start a campaign with a picture of Jimmy Wales's face. I don't think he's ugly, but the same face every year? This year they finally changed the face with a lady one. A lot better.

Everyone using wikipedia should support it and I generally dislike people saying that it's just another website. But one does donate something, wouldn't they at least give a browser cookie or devise some other mechanism that would hide the ugly banner on top of every page?

Wikipedia is there when you need it — now it needs you.

Wikipedia is the single most useful web site on the internet. I don't spend a single day without using it (the only other that applies is Google).

Wikimedia (the non-profit organization that runs Wikipedia) lives on donations mostly. This year they would spend $9m and they may not be able to raise that much. Here’s the report for the last year:



They want to keep Wikipedia ad-free so go help here: