Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Larger suggestions/1%/Proposal

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  • Problem: The WMF's funding is larger than ever, reaching obscene amounts, and none of that seems to make its way into community support / addressing technical requests. This proposal is simple. Allocate at least 1% of the WMF warchest/yearly budget to the Community Tech team. In 2019–2020, the WMF raised $130M, 1% of that is $1.3M. This is small potatoes for the WMF, but would ACTUALLY FOR ONCE yield tangible impacts on the features the community actually want, rather than on... whatever it is the WMF is spending that money on.
  • Proposed solution: Allocate at least 1% of the WMF yearly budget to the Community Tech team. Hire people. Buy new servers for toolserver. Whatever else needs to be done.
  • Who would benefit: All the community and volunteers, who would finally get the technical support they've been craving for years.
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  • Proposer: Headbomb (talk) 00:30, 11 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]