You Donating To Wikipedia?

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I was just doing some project research, and clicked on a Wikipedia entry. Don't know how long they've been running this, but I just noticed it tonight.

Here's one of the links they're using for donations:

I donated, but was wondering how many others would give money to a site like Wikipedia?
  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Wow. I didn't even know you COULD donate to Wikipedia.

    I might consider a donation, after all, I use their free information all the time to educate myself about many things/people without giving it a second thought that they are a non-profit org.
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  • Profile picture of the author Afflit
    Wiki takes Donations now? when did this happen?
    ATTN: I'm trying to get a team of Warriors together. you want in? Active Warriors only is a Affiliate Blogging Network where you can sell affiliate product with cloaked version of the sales page(Ex. > Warrior Forum. Contact for more info.
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  • Profile picture of the author erskinem
    Wikipedia has always run on donations. If I remember correctly, they do a donation drive every year around this time.
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  • Profile picture of the author arierep60
    i donate 10$
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    • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
      i donate my wisdom occasionally

      that is priceless
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      • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
        Hi Mark,

        I think, the Wikipedia is useful for all of us. I often use to make search there. It's not difficult to me to imagine, how many people worked voluntarily on the information that is available there.

        They operate that sites and you know, that is not free of charge. And they should bear the cost of the site's and the staff's as well.

        I also faced with that donation request a week ago and - beeing aware of the above - I donated.

        All the best,


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  • Profile picture of the author iidesu
    I think the timing of such request for donations is pretty suspicious, considering the fact that the Wikileaks scandal has made people confused about the relationship between Wikipedia and Wikileaks.
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