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.