Wikipedia is seeking your help.

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Wikipedia is seeking your help.


I am doing some research for a presentation that I have to give and was checking some Wiki information. I noticed at the top of the page this plea for help.


 Dear Wikipedia readers: We are the small non-profit that runs the #5 website in the world. We have only 150 staff but serve 450 million users, and have costs like any other top site: servers, power, rent, programs, staff and legal help. To protect our independence, we'll never run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations. If everyone reading this gave the price of a cup of coffee, our fundraiser would be done within an hour. If Wikipedia is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. We just need .3% of readers to donate an average of about $30. We're not there yet. Please help us forget fundraising and get back to Wikipedia. Thank you.


I have never noticed this before and wonder if the site may be in truly dire straits and in jeopardy of going under. I never really think too much about the survival of such large sites like Wikipedia not being around. Maybe it is a good idea to contribute to those site that offer such vast information at no cost to the user; especially those that do not hammer us with all the online ads. Just a thought to consider.

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Jerry Newman
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Hi Tom, I use this site a lot to research information too. I would certainly want to do my part to keep them up and going. Thanks for getting the word out, I hadn't noticed their plea for help yet.

Nov 29, 2012 07:56 AM #1
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Jerry - I thought it was interesting that they only need a very small percentage of people to contribute to the fundraising. I know a lot of people who do use it for information.

Nov 29, 2012 07:58 AM #2
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Ill also pass the word along to me associates because we its a good reference tool that we all use and should support it.   Thanks

Nov 29, 2012 08:36 AM #3
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I use Wikipedia all the time.  I was surprised to learn our grand-kids are not allowed to use it in school, for homework or other projects.  I found that odd.

Nov 29, 2012 08:52 AM #4
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Mike Cooper, GRI
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Tom, for those of us who use some of these free services all the time, it would be good to drop a few bucks their way from time to time.  Thanks for sharing.

Nov 29, 2012 09:13 AM #5
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I thought it was a good idea also Michele.

Thanks for the comment today.

Nov 29, 2012 10:59 AM #6
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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That is odd. researching things today is much different than it used to be John.

Nov 29, 2012 10:59 AM #7
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I know I get a lot of information that is worth paying a little bit to continue to receive Mike.

Nov 29, 2012 11:00 AM #8
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DeeDee Riley
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Tom,

I never noticed it before there on Wikipedia but really value the site.  I'll make a point to donate something! Thanks so much for the heads up.  Spreading the word!

Nov 29, 2012 03:35 PM #9
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You are a woman of action DeeDee, I like that in you.

Thanks for the reblog!

Nov 29, 2012 04:07 PM #10
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