Fundraising 2010/Messages/All


Newly Submitted BannersEdit

Did you know...Edit


Proposed by: Lineplus (from a french proposition). On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-23
Comments:

  1. I like it but needs a strong closing phrase instead of "donate to wikipedia".Theo10011 18:56, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps adding "stay curious" to the end instead of "donate to wikipedia" might be worth considering, it tested pretty well earlier and does fit in to the message.Theo10011 13:31, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
Modified. --Lineplus 18:31, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  1. I might be interested in the first two, but I'm surely not interested in more than 100 digits of pi :) --Church of emacs talk · contrib 19:04, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. decimal→digit; Abraham Lincoln→someone else --Cybercobra 04:20, 6 October 2010 (UTC)


How else would you knowEdit


Proposed by: Lexicografía. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-23
Comments:

  1. Facts could include things like the day the Treaty of Paris was signed, Lady Gaga's real name, Barack Obama's birthday, the motto of Argentina, etc - stuff people generally would look up on Wikipedia. Possibly region-specific? Lexicografía 23:03, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
    Answer: I can look it up in a book. Nice Idea like your other one above with rotating facts. Maybe add the "quickest" or the "easiest" way of looking up [rotating facts], just a suggestion but it works either way.Theo10011 05:45, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
    I guess I was more thinking about things that one wouldn't find in most books, which is why I suggested Lady Gaga and President Obama. Lexicografía 14:11, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
    Oh I assumed from the treaty of Paris and motto of Argentina to be random possible facts one can look up in a book. Also, Mr. Obama is the president of US, I am sure his real name would also show up in a lot of books but I will give you Lady gaga:) But how would you feed the rotating facts that only relate to a selective category? Theo10011 18:05, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like the idea, but I don't think it'll work. You have to choose something that all people know, and what they most likely learned on Wikipedia. Considering our diverse readership, that's very difficult --Church of emacs talk · contrib 18:52, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I agree with Theo10011, and Church of emacs has a good point. --Nemo 07:37, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I would click on a link to see the answer to the fact, if I knew it or not. So, I think the "fact" should also be a link to the donate page, but a version of the page with the answer at the top, if that is possible. Ie a parameterised donation page needed that shows the param at the top.--83.141.89.154 11:37, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Brought to you byEdit


Proposed by: Ningauble. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-24
Comments:

  1. Suggested for non-Wikipedia content projects. ~ Ningauble 12:36, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Cool. Lexicografía 14:10, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I like it, but how will it read on Wikipedia. "Wikipedia is brought to you by the same folks who make Wikipedia..." Is that the intention? Is that awkward? Ocaasi 10:55, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
    "Suggested for non-Wikipedia content projects." ~ Ningauble 14:47, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
    Right. Ocaasi 03:16, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I like it --Church of emacs talk · contrib 18:44, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Strong oppose. --Yair rand 18:56, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
    • Wanna tell us why? This isn't a vote, it's a discussion. :) Philippe (WMF) 19:33, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
      • Same problem as the "Bigger than an encyclopedia" banner. Having a banner across a project emphasizing that its connection to Wikipedia is a major aspect of the project is a problem. --Yair rand 21:23, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
        • Thanks for the clarification.  :) Philippe (WMF) 16:53, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
        • Like it or not, the big sister is by far the most famous. Remember we are primarily appealing to readers in the general public, not contributors who may have strong feelings about project identity and independence. For the sake of public appearances, I think it is beneficial to present Wikimedia projects as one big, happy family. ~ Ningauble 17:21, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
          • I concur with Ningauble. Sister projects have their own lives, but not hate the eldest sister any way :) --Aphaia 09:12, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
            • Huh, clearly you've never visited Wikinews... the wub "?!" 00:47, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
    • I agree with Yair rand; I was quite surprised when I understood that this was meant for non-Wikipedia projects... You're not considering that if someone is reading a banner on a website this is because he knows it and it finds it useful in itself. And anyway, I think that editors could be quite annoyed by this one (I would be). --Nemo 07:34, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. How about we generalize it with "the rest of Wikimedia"? :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 20:58, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Acknowledging benefactorsEdit


Proposed by: Theo10011. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-24
Comments:

  1. The idea was to acknowledge the contribution of a benefactor, If mine doesn't work I think others should consider a banner to acknowledge the benefactors with a rotating list of public donations. something along the lines of "Your search was sponsored by ..." or "the answer to your question was sponsored by...." or "Wikipedia is made possible by a donation from....and you can do the same" I think its one approach thats should be covered and is sorely missing above, putting names to our supporters.Theo10011 18:23, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Really cool idea. Mario777Zelda 21:31, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. It's a fun idea. It's a twist on the donor comments method. I like it. Philippe (WMF) 19:32, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I strongly support it. When we featured donors' comments and names, we found here and there their warm reactions, not only with excitement but also appreciations. I'm sure it'll enhance a positive atmosphere which surrounds our fundraising campaign. I love it. --Aphaia 19:25, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. I know in the past people have donated just so they can troll the banners. (e.g. Putting Wikipedia Sucks as the comment for the donation.) I think we should probably screen the names in some way to avoid that problem. Nn123645 12:38, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. Do we risk getting people concerned about privacy if we do this? I'm not sure I'd want my name on a banner, and even if it's possible to opt-out, it seems a little Orwellian to me. en:user:Buddy431 as 130.126.213.165 03:11, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
theres already a donor's comment page located below the messages page. There are logs and donor suggested messages for every year, I understand that some would want their contribution to be private but consider the impact of reading a message about someone from Johannesburg or Mumbai donating even a small sum of $5, I think it would definitely showcase the diversity and the reach of the projects and should get people on the sidelines to donate even a small amount which they wouldn't have otherwise. We would only use donors who have made their donations public and would not object to it. Theo10011 16:11, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  1. Nice idea, as long as whatever system is used to do it is smart enough to filter out anonymous contributions: "Wikipedia is brought to you today [by] Anonymous" would be too much of a win for 4chan's ilk for my taste. :P Nihiltres(t.u) 23:22, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. This is really great. Some suggestions: change to Name from Location eg John from Alaska. Also could be worded as "Wikipedia was brought to you today by" and "This page was paid for today by". Pretzels 20:09, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
Pretzels, that was the original idea, "x from location" and I would want it to be that. It would showcase the diversity of our supporter base, and hopefully encourage them not to hesitate donating even a small amount by telling that others have done the same.Theo10011 22:19, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
  1. I like it very much. How about merging it with #Every dollar donated? (Wikipedia is brought to you and other <(DONATION / 10) * 150,000> people by a <amount> donation from [[Name of Benefactor]]. You can do the same for someone else.)--OsamaK 16:05, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

You are the kind of person that helpsEdit


Proposed by: Gigs. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-28
Comments:

  1. The idea here is to exploit the nascent self-identity of people who have made small edits in the past, i.e. nearly everyone. We convince them that they are the kind of person that supports and contributes to Wikipedia, and we point out an action to them that is congruent with this positive self-identity, donation.
  2. I really like this one. Lexicografía 01:08, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I suggest to rephrase to "You helped to write it! Help keep it running!" to avoid the them vs us issue. GoEThe 11:15, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Support GoEThe's version, sans exclamation points. sonia 23:54, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. I also support GoEThe's version (although like sonia, I think the exclamation marks should go) -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 09:46, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Support GoEThe's version (without exclamation points). :) Otherwise it's a good banner. —Clementina talk 11:43, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  7. I appreciate this one very much. It caught my attention immediately. GHarshfield 13:38, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
  8. I like it. Would probably go with "You helped write it; help keep it running". But what if the reader has never edited before? — The Earwig (talk) 21:38, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
    Logged in editors only? sonia 11:50, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
  9. I like this, but maybe only for logged-in users? Tempodivalse [talk] 15:40, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
  10. I like GoEThe's version without the exclamation marks. MC10 (TCEM) 02:19, 15 November 2010 (UTC)

Strong supportEdit


Proposed by: Teles. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-28
Comments:

  1. Best for logged in editors, since strong support is a polling phrase. Ocaasi 11:08, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
    Indeed. I don't know that non-editors would get this at all. Lexicografía 15:59, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. What? I'm afraid that I don't see any relation in-between the simple denotation of a colon separating Wikipedia—donate. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 06:56, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Love it. But not for public pages. The casual reader wouldn't get it. Anthonyhcole 07:11, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Descobrimentos 2.0Edit


Translation: Age of Discovery 2.0. Continue the journey.
Proposed by: GoEThe. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-25
Comments:

  1. Specific to Portugal. Alternative to the second sentence: "Knowledge is the most precious spice. Keep it free!" GoEThe 06:39, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

RomeEdit


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-29
Comments:

  1. Or maybe "Wikipedia wasn't built in a day. We need your continued support."?  fetchcomms 04:41, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
    I like that idea better, I think it has more relevance to Wikipedia. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 20:21, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
    Ditto- the alt is fantastic. sonia 07:25, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
    Fetchcom, I prefer your alternative. It's much more relevant. --Aphaia 09:09, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like this, especially the alternate version. Lexicografía 12:08, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Like it.Theo10011 12:52, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I kind of like the original more, the latter implies that Wikipedia or {{SITENAME}} is finished, which obviously isn't the case. Additionally on smaller projects where there is a huge potential for growth (i.e. Wikipedias with less than 10,000 articles) it isn't nearly as impressive. Nn123645 12:46, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. Sounds well. --Da voli 06:22, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. I like it. Good idea. Tyrol5 [Talk] 01:12, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  7. The original is good: it's a well known quotation. --Nemo 07:18, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  8. What about "Wikipedia wasn't built in a day." and that's it? HereToHelp (talk) 18:42, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
  9. +1 to fetchcomms. Till Mletzko (WMDE) 14:14, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
  10. I like the original but not the alternative, for the same reasons as Nn123645. ---- Alexandr Dmitri 18:47, 12 October 2010 (UTC)
  11. I don't like this. Rome collapsed under its own weight, it expanded to the point where it was impossible to manage. Do we really want to invoke that here? 206.248.204.121 15:06, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
    "Rome wasn't built in a day" doesn't have to do with its collapse, afaik, just its rising. In any case, it's a recognizable phrase, and I think that 99% of people wouldn't think about Rome's collapse.  fetchcomms 01:58, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Smoke and fireEdit


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-29
Comments:

  1. Nice but I like the one you suggested above about Rome much more. Theo10011 14:57, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like it. Tyrol5 [Talk] 01:15, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. I dunno, but the first sentence gives the impression that 'something is wrong' (at least that's how we use it in Arabic). I'd vote for another 'introduction'.--OsamaK 11:14, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

I ♥ WPEdit


Proposed by: Lexicografía. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-01
Comments:

  1. Takeoff on the whole I heart NY deal. Lexicografía 15:07, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Ah...finally. Not to nitpick but do you mind changing the heart with the red one used above and maybe trying a different font style. Thanks Theo10011 15:11, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
    Go ahead and use the image if you want to - I haven't been able to get the image to look right. Lexicografía 15:23, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. I get it but I don't think other people out of context will. Anya 17:30, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. Where's the "ask"? ~ Ningauble 20:44, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. I agree with Ningauble - I feel that people could look at it, and not realise that they are being asked to donate -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 22:06, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
    Also, how widely recognised outside of the English-speaking world is the "I (heart) xxx" format? That's not being critical, it's a genuine question, as I don't know the answer. I know that English, American, Australians, etc, readers would recognise the format - but would Japanese, Bokmål/Riksmål, Indonesian, Cebuano, etc, readers? -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 22:15, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
    This can probably be used as an EN-only banner.  fetchcomms 00:15, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
    Good point, Fetchcomms, and only for English Wikipedia. I don't think I'd love to see it on EnWQ. On the other hand, I suppose it'll be understood in many other language community but it'll be hard to translated, and I'm not sure if it conveys a right message on what we are to put a certain foreign language banner and none of the other languages. --Aphaia 19:15, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. I proposed something similar here. I like this concept but it needs more about donating.  fetchcomms 00:26, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
  7. Great one. I think this is almost universal. Two questions: Two lines or one line (no break)? Also for a tagline/ask, how about: Do you? Or, simply, on a second line: Donate today. Ocaasi 07:04, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
  8. The "I heart __" thing is basically universal, from my experience. I have my doubts over WP=Wikipedia connecting for most readers though. sonia 23:34, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
    That's a good point I hadn't thought of. What about I <3 Wiki? User:Ocaasi 69.142.154.10 15:16, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
    But Wikipedia is not Wiki. Pretzels 20:06, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
  9. This is missing the "ask" for money ... maybe add a line underneath "Do you?", as suggested by Ocaasi. Tempodivalse [talk] 20:55, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

The learning will never stopEdit


Proposed by: Frozen Wind. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-01
Comments:

  1. Suggested for Wikipedia, Wikiversity, Wikibooks and probably Wikisource. Frozen Windwant to be chilly? 15:17, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Yeah. Ok. I can see people being confused about what donating has to do with their ability to learn ... Anya 17:32, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
    1. Message fixed. Frozen Windwant to be chilly? 18:14, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. A bit picky, but the second sentence is a bit ambiguous - perhaps change it to something like Help others keep on learning: donate? -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 22:08, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

I think this is good but donate can be added in the second line

HandbookEdit


Proposed by: Acather96. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-01
Comments:

  1. cute. I like it. - Jenny
  2. This is good -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 22:09, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Wikipedia isn't a handbook, though.  fetchcomms 23:27, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I like this one. I doubt it will supersede WP:NOT ;). It is a handbook in a metaphorical sense, as a big guide to information, even if it's not a how-to manual. Ocaasi 07:04, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. This is good, but would flow better as "Life didn't come with a handbook, until Wikipedia." Pretzels 20:05, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. Love it. Anthonyhcole 07:14, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

404Edit


Proposed by: BarkingFish. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-01
Comments:

  1. Suggested for potential global usage on all english projects. BarkingFish 19:02, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Raises the concern that Wikipedia is not in fact at risk of going under, so a bit of an exaggeration. Ocaasi 07:04, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. People don't like be losers - look on february 2007 "we have not money". Yes - they will give us money, but we will lost contributors. Przykuta 06:35, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
    I've never heard this interpretation before. Perhaps it's a bit rash. --Nemo 07:08, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
    That makes sense. If Wikimedia is about to "disappear from the web", why the hell am I investing my time into building it? I'll have nothing to show for it. Guilt-tripping donors works sometimes, but not when you're also discouraging editors. sonia 07:46, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. Most internet users don't know HTTP errors --Church of emacs talk · contrib 18:30, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

404 Variant 1Edit


Proposed by: BarkingFish. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-01
Comments:

  1. Variant on the 404 banner with alternative tagline. BarkingFish 21:30, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Same, not in fact at risk of going under Ocaasi 07:04, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. It's an equation, showing the consequences of no donations, using simple terms. I think it's great, and I don't think it implies anything about WMF solvency. My76Strat 02:19, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I don't think that using technical error codes is a goood idea, although error 404 is the best known. And I agree with Ocaasi. --Nemo 07:06, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Goethe QuoteEdit


Proposed by: Theo10011. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-02
Comments:

  1. What's going on with the strange line break/capitalization? GorillaWarfare 23:23, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Added a line break, but I still don't get it. Sounds more like a plea for content. What if you replaced "Help us apply our knowledge." with "Do... so that we may continue" GHarshfield 13:41, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Aristotle QuoteEdit


Proposed by: Theo10011. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-02
Comments:

  1. Not sure about how to end it. I was considering "Help us do either".....Theo10011 18:18, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Like the idea. How about finishing it with "To those that donate, Thank You."? BarkingFish 21:33, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
    This is a very nice addition. Should we keep in mind the grammatical issue: 'that' refers to things, but 'who' to people--so correctly, it would be, "Those who know, do. Those who understand, teach. To those who donate, thank you." Ocaasi 69.142.154.10 15:18, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
Ocassi, thats an unedited quote from Aristotle, altering it would be paraphrasing and essentially make it a "non-quote". I understand your suggestion but it would lose its value as a quote from Aristotle. this and the one below can run on Wikiquote. Theo10011 15:49, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
BarkingFish, I like it but I think it can be better without 'To', 'Those that donate, thank you'.--OsamaK 11:17, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Khalil Gibran QuoteEdit


Proposed by: Theo10011. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-02
Comments:

  1. Maybe for wiktionary... so I can look up what perplexity means. 206.248.204.121 15:08, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Funny comment, I do like this one though. The above comment supports the banner indirectly. GHarshfield 13:46, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Free Knowledge ForeverEdit


Proposed by: Da voli. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-03
Comments:

  1. Clear, Concise. Love it. Theo10011 17:51, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Too reminiscent of "Wikipedia Forever". Sorry. ---- Alexandr Dmitri 18:51, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Our goal...Edit


Proposed by: 1234r00t. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-03
Comments:

  1. I think this sounds a little awkward right now. If anyone has some good tweaks... be my guest. If you need to talk to me contact me at my talk page. Mr. R00t Talk 20:08, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
    Perhaps "Our goal: All human knowledge. You can help us reach it." ? Lexicografía 20:13, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
      Done Mr. R00t Talk 20:19, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Why the ellipses? GorillaWarfare 23:27, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

I actually liked it better previously. I'll split it. One under this for your wording and the other the way mine was originally. Mr. R00t Talk 20:21, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

  1. Given that articles get delete, because their subject isn't well-known enough, this banner is rather hypocritical and lying. --94.134.192.236 11:59, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Nice idea but it would need to be modified to conform to WP:NOT Anthonyhcole 07:24, 24 October 2010 (UTC)


Proposed by: 1234r00t. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


The burden of abundenceEdit


Proposed by: My76Strat. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-03
Comments:

  1. I'm not sure if 'sharing means' (as in riches) is one of our goals. I'm afraid it might give many people the wrong idea.--OsamaK 10:31, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Wikimedia CommonsEdit


Proposed by: Orionist. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-04
Comments:

  1. Great Idea. Like the one below a bit more. Theo10011 17:50, 7 October 2010 (UTC)


Proposed by: Orionist. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-04
Comments:

  1. This option is best out of four pieces. Enumeration of useful things that Wiki can give is rooted in memory easily. --Da voli 19:11, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Love it, I agree with Da Voli, enumerating the content helps. Theo10011 17:50, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Agree about enumerating content. But could we have "help us keep it growing" be the donate link? HereToHelp (talk) 18:46, 8 October 2010 (UTC)


Proposed by: Orionist. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-04
Comments:

  1. I like this variant the most, possibly because it's more tactful than "Donate today." HereToHelp (talk) 18:46, 8 October 2010 (UTC)



Proposed by: Orionist. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-04
Comments:

  1. ...

Knowledge is the gift that keeps on givingEdit


Proposed by: Tyrol5. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-04
Comments:

  1. I like it. Theo10011 17:48, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia needs youEdit

 
Imagine it, Jimbo, with a bad 'tache

I can't be bothered to mock this up, but it's just an idea;

There is an incredibly famous poster of Lord Kitchener, from World War I, asking 'your country needs you'. Mr. Wales, pointing at us, telling us that "Wikipedia needs YOU" - with a big moustache...I think this would be a winner. It's been used as parody for all kinds of things; I believe that the problems of 'war' connotation are dated enough to be negligible; it's light, amusing, and eye-catching. Not necessarily as a banner; I appreciate pics might not work. Still, I thought the idea worth mentioning; forgive me if I am too far off-base. Chzz 01:27, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

  1. First, this poster is not as famous as the Uncle Sam one used for recruitment by the US army. Second, the concept itself seems cheesy and trite, it has been used very frequently in the american media historically. The "war" and the "big brother" connotations are too strong to consider this, it can draw a very vocal negative reaction from the community.Theo10011 16:24, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
Fair enough about the US thing; that one is 'more famous' here, UK, for sure. But as the 'Uncle Sam' is so well-known in US, that helps, actually, surely? I understand the connotations thing, but really, I don't think that is a problem - I can't honestly see anyone taking offence. Or offense. And I mostly just want to see Jimbo with either a big floppy moustache or a goatee. Chzz 02:47, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
:) --Yair rand 09:30, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

The total sumEdit


Proposed by: My76Strat. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-04
Comments:

  1. Not sure but I think "Addendum" might make more sense here.Theo10011 16:19, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Too few people know what "addend" means. Cybercobra 06:49, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

The how near futureEdit


Proposed by: My76Strat. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-04
Comments:

  1. FA is insider lingo that should probably be avoided
  2. Not sure about "When war is but a history project", there are still ongoing wars today, still not sure how it ties up to being a featured article on Wikipedia or how that would get me to donate. Sorry, its a bit confusing.Theo10011 16:17, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. FA is an unclear acronym for it has many meanings. What do YOU mean? --Da voli 19:07, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
  • I agree that this suggestion is confusing. To the extent possible, I withdraw the proposal. My76Strat 22:51, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

2.0 vs 1.0Edit


Proposed by: Przykuta. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-04
Comments:

  1. Confusing, especially to those who don't know about Web 2.0, "We think about 2015" doesn't sound right either.Theo10011 16:11, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. +1--OsamaK 10:59, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Commons and picturesEdit


Proposed by: TheDJ. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-04
Comments:

  1. Thought this would be a nice idea for Commons. TheDJ 12:27, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Nice idea, but the images need better presentation or organization with the banner text, they just seem tacked on to the message. I like the concept. Theo10011 16:09, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Great concept, but poor phrasing. Cybercobra 06:52, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Inter-generationalEdit


Proposed by: 216.38.130.165. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-04
Comments:

  1. Like it, I removed the "<>" but it still needs a donation page link. Theo10011 17:44, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Nursery rhymeEdit


Proposed by: Przykuta. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-05
Comments:

  1. Um... it doesn't have that jingly ring to me. Sort of clunky to read.  fetchcomms 02:59, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. No rhymes? sorry it sounds clunky like Fetchcomms said above. Theo10011 17:43, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Community EquationEdit


Proposed by: 216.38.130.165. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-04
Comments:

  1. Nice, I removed the "<>", donation link needed. Theo10011 17:46, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like the idea behind it very much. It's just that I'm afraid it would give the wrong impression that we don't get/want corporate giving.--OsamaK 10:35, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. It's nice. sonia 03:58, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I like a LOT. Nimmolo 10:16, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Diving IntoEdit


Proposed by: Da voli. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-05
Comments:

  1. A pool analogy? Sorry I don't think it works in the context of keeping a pool clean. Theo10011 17:41, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Clean of what? Controversial articles, topics "we" don't like, different opinions? Sounds more like something all those "One Truth" mongers are propagating to keep the "filthy other" out. --94.134.192.236
  3. I hate when vandals pee in the pool. Marcus Qwertyus 19:07, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Keep Wikimedia runningEdit


Proposed by: Mr.Z-man. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-06
Comments:
Based on the total operating budget of $20.4 million and 525,600 minutes in a year (the exact number is $38.81). Obviously the numbers are tweakable for different time/donation. Mr.Z-man 02:51, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

  1. This is a neat fact, but it actually sounds kind of discouraging as phrased. $39 dollars is a lot of money, and 1 minute sounds small next to it. Maybe it can be rewritten to emphasize that 'all of Wikimedia' can be kept running for 'only' one $39 donation. Also, since $35 is the lowest preset option, maybe we could fudge it a little and use $35. Great that someone's donation could make them feel like the next Wikimedia/Wikipedia minute is funded by them. Which is not too shabby. Ocaasi 69.142.154.10 15:54, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. We should focus on the large effects of small donations not the other way around, this one seems to be disparaging a small donation in the big scheme of things, sponsoring for one minute of uptime seems rather denigrating to a benefactor. Theo10011 17:40, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Per Theo10011. AngChenrui 12:44, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. Good try, but more depressing than motivating. Cybercobra 06:54, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Curiosity, search, learn, teachEdit


Proposed by: GoEThe. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-06
Comments:

  1. This is very cool. I think the 'ask' in the second part could be rephrased a bit. Maybe 'Keep knowledge flowing.' Ocaasi 69.142.154.10 16:08, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
    Love it. "Circle of Knowledge" if you want to consider another heading, I do agree with Ocassi above-'keep knowledge flowing' sounds more organic there. You might also want to consider adding 'repeat' as a stage at the end. Theo10011 17:36, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Done and done. Circle of knowledge was what I was thinking. I think it could be snappier if we replace curiosity with something shorter, but I couldn't think of a better word. GoEThe 11:13, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
I replaced it with "wonder," which beat out "question". It flows much better with all verbs (although both of those suggestions can also be nouns, which is a little confusing at the beginning of the ad). There was also an extra period at the end of it, but I felt it work would better as an ellipses, continuing the theme of continuity. HereToHelp (talk) 18:54, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
  1. I love this one.--OsamaK 11:00, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Support, User:Elitre
  3. Support - simply and elegantly phrased. I think it would make a nice banner. :) Sincerely, —Clementina talk 11:56, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I love this, too. Think "wonder" is an improvement on an already excellent concept. Not sure it needs "repeat." Anthonyhcole 07:33, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

Imagine your donationEdit


Proposed by: Ningauble. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-06
Comments:

  1. Suggested for all Wikimedia projects. Probably only appropriate for registered users. ~ Ningauble 14:15, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like the message and the appeal. I'm not a big fan of the small font, though--it's a bit tough to read. Ocaasi 69.142.154.10 16:10, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
    Well, the vision statement is a bit long for a bumper sticker. I was trying to make it fit on one line for many typical display screens. Perhaps un-bolding instead would work better (bold catches the eye, but is harder to read). In general, using a headline font for the whole message makes it difficult to say more than fits in a headline. Is the vision statement is just too long and complex for an appeal to readers of, say, an encyclopedia? ~ Ningauble 13:45, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
    Does it have to be exact from the vision statement? "every single human being" seems rather redundant and verbose, you could replace it with 'everyone' for a shorter statement- "Imagine a world in which everyone(/anyone) can freely share in the sum of all knowledge". Theo10011 17:33, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
    Yes, a shorter version would work better, and be catchier for the context too. "Imagine if every single human being could freely share all knowledge." Pretzels 19:57, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. How about adding "Now" at the beginning of the second line for emphasis? :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 08:14, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I like it, but suggest a change to "Imagine a world in which everyone can freely share in the sum of all knowledge. Make it a reality." —Anonymous DissidentTalk 20:59, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

A word from our sponsorEdit


Proposed by: Ningauble. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-06
Comments:

  1. This is cool. It could also be: And now, a word from our sponsor... Like they say on the tv/radio. Ocaasi 69.142.154.10 16:15, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
    • I considered opening this with "And now,..." or "First,..." as heard on TV and radio, but I don't think they enhance the ask. If I were to add a temporal lead-in it would be "It's time for..." or simply "Time for..." because they lend immediacy to the ask, i.e. it's time for you to do this now. ~ Ningauble 14:11, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like it. Theo10011 17:29, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. I like Ocaasi's suggestion, but this is great either way. sonia 22:00, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. Agree. HereToHelp (talk) 18:56, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. This is cool. Another variation could be "This page is sponsored by: You". 178.102.96.209 19:40, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. I like this and "This page is sponsored by: you".  fetchcomms 22:26, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  7. This is great. Keep it how it is - brevity is the soul of wit. the wub "?!" 00:28, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  8. Nice idea. Although the landing page would have to explain it. --Church of emacs talk · contrib 18:39, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  9. I love this one; especially Ocaasi's suggestion: "And now for a word from our sponsor..." Lexicografía 15:12, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
  10. Brilliant; short and to the point. Tempodivalse [talk] 18:36, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
  11. This one appeals to me, we are the one's that write it and pay for it and it is good to be reminded about that. Short and very much to the point, and very easy to understand, most everyone will get it. Ulflarsen 16:25, 31 October 2010 (UTC)
  12. I really, really like this one. Succinct and really gets the point across. Ericleb01 03:31, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

A word from our sponsor (2)Edit


Proposed by: Ningauble. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-27
Comments:

  1. This longer version of the above suggestion might play well in conjunction with the "Jimmy appeal." ~ Ningauble 17:07, 27 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. ...

Every dollar donatedEdit


Proposed by: Mr.Z-man. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-06
Comments:

  1. Similar to #Keep Wikimedia running, but with a more impressive number. Based on the total yearly budget of $20.4 million and an estimate of ~9500 pageviews/s for all of Wikimedia (from domas' stats) Mr.Z-man 22:11, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like it but you might want to rephrase "in the hands of people" to something related to pageviews, like dispense or access etc.. Theo10011 17:28, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
I agree with Theo10011. '[...] can make <number> articles accessible to the world'?--OsamaK 11:11, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
I suggest merging it with #Acknowledging benefactors.--OsamaK 16:07, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Monopoly of KnowledgeEdit


Proposed by: Sky Harbor. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-07
Comments:

  1. I based this message on a long-running thing here in Manila: my peers think I have a monopoly on knowledge because I edit Wikipedia. Time to prove them wrong. xP --Sky Harbor (talk) 07:43, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
    There is no tie-in between the two sentences, they seem unrelated whatever their context might be. Sorry, it doesn't sound right. Theo10011 17:27, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
    I was thinking otherwise: it's true that one of the ultimate aims of Wikipedia is to encourage ordinary people to be Wikipedians as well, and to contribute their knowledge to improving Wikipedia content. But what if they can't do that? I was thinking donations have the same effect, since it likewise proves that supporting the website is not the domain of a few people, but of every person who wishes to get involved. --Sky Harbor (talk) 07:28, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Help making Wikipedia a monopoly with my donation? I think I'll refrain. --94.134.192.236 12:06, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Stay Hungry, Stay FoolishEdit


Proposed by: Wifione. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-07
Comments:

  1. Why this will work!
  • 1. The statement of "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish" implies the undying need to gain knowledge - the tagline has been used as it was made irrefutably famous by Steve Jobs in his Stanford Convocation address in 2005. The reason Steve Jobs is being used here is to position Wikipedia both implicitly and explicitly as being a global community having an iconic/cult backing of users (rather than simply implying the backing of editors) akin to the iconic status of Jobs in the 'users' of his products.
  • 2. The statement "Stay Free" brings together the philosophies of attempting to be ad-free, at the same time emphasizing the point that Wikipedia propagates the emphatic "free" flow of information, than one which is sponsored or ad-driven!
  • 3. At the same time, the power of the "Stay Free!" tagline allows the users to empathise with Wikipedia, considering the project their own (notice the difference from writing "Keep Wikipedia free" to writing "Stay Free". In other words, let us - you, me and Wikipedia - stay free). The term "Stay Free" also has a revolutionary touch to it, promoting a 'cause' that our users would want to contribute to. In the sense that the term "Stay Free" also provides pointers to readers on how they should lead their lives - uncontrolled by external monies/lobbies. Quite motivating, I should say immodestly, as the philosophies of freedom and independence being promoted by the 'Stay Free' tagline immediately stamp a patriotic fervor to the movement - the movement that is Wikipedia!
  • 4. Shrewdly, the point of growth has been left out. That is, nowhere is it written that "donate to ensure Wikipedia becomes the world's largest encyclopedia" or anything similar to that. The conjecture has deliberately been restricted to, "Let's keep 'our' project free for independent/free usage of information."
  • 5. But the most important part is the absence of any agenda (except the agenda of keeping it free and donating money). There is no agenda that is evident or perceivable (for example, it is not written that keep Wikipedia free and ensure children of tomorrow become more literate; or similar propositions).
  • 6. "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. Stay Free" is a direct, flat, gimmick-free message that donors would understand. There're no bright coloured neon-lit characters; there're no complicated conjectures being propagated. One message; one behavior expected.
  • 7. It's my lucky number. So! :) ♪ ♫ Wifione ♫ ♪ 14:51, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  1. I hope you don't mind I just removed a superfluous line break. Theo10011 17:24, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I don't get it nor understand the reference, and I don't think it's good to call our readers "foolish". Lexicografía 15:10, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

The Real TragedyEdit


Proposed by: Bigroger27509. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-07
Comments:

  1. Cute, but why did you put an internal link on the Tragedy heading?, I think we all know what that implies. Theo10011 17:22, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. This implies that a)No donation, no Wikipedia; b)No Wikipedia, no research papers. The former is passable, the latter is a rather flimsy link. sonia 21:25, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Strictly speaking, we don't really encourage people to use Wikipedia for any sort of real research. Mr.Z-man 21:46, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. And many schools/universities won't even accept Wikipedia as a source on research papers (unfortunately... although not entirely without justification, I have to admit). Hersfold (talk) 07:32, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. Appears to be trivialising Wikipedia. Well many use Wikipedia for their research papers, but that's not the reason why we came about in the first place. AngChenrui 12:51, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. Research papers shouldn't be written off WP anyway. If they are, please, get rid of them.  fetchcomms 22:24, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Free does not mean cheapEdit


Proposed by: Ningauble. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-07
Comments:

  1. It confuses 'free as in freedom' and 'free as in beer' (I think we should always make banners that reflect both interpretations).--OsamaK 11:02, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
    That only works in languages having a homonym for "without cost" and "without restraint". (I don't know how projects without such homonyms handle the "free encyclopedia" tagline.) "Cheap" is also a homonym, meaning both "inexpensive" and "worthless". Perhaps this banner is only suitable for English projects. Your donation does keep it free of charge and free of sponsor-imposed restraints. ~ Ningauble 20:05, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like it. Anthonyhcole 07:39, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

E pluribusEdit


Proposed by: Theo10011. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-07
Comments:

  1. From E pluribus unum, the motto of the United States inscribed on most US currencies. it would translate to "out of many, Wiki"- also possible is "E pluribus, Unus Wiki" or one wiki but that might sound to limiting. Needless to say it is very US centric but worth considering. Theo10011 18:44, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Good one for US visitors but I'm pretty sure that people in other parts of the world won't be able to easily understand it (If you agree, please move it to the by geography page).--OsamaK 11:08, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. I'm not American, but I really like this as an attention grabber. Not sure it will encourage people to donate though. the wub "?!" 23:36, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I like this, but not much as a banner. --Nemo 23:26, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. I don´t like it. For me it´s sound like: "American Imperialism=Wikipedia". Ciberprofe 15:02, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. In Portugal, it would be associated with the motto of SL Benfica: File:Águia.jpg. GoEThe 16:03, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
  7. Love it, but it'd need targeting toward America. Lexicografía 15:10, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
  8. I think this can be (somewhat) localized for other geographies whose motto is also the equivalent of E pluribus unum. For example, I was thinking it can be Bhinneka Tunggal Wiki in Indonesia, since it is the same motto/slogan, only localized for that particular area of the world. --Sky Harbor (talk) 02:59, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Nelson Mandela quoteEdit


Proposed by: Tyrol5. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-08
Comments:

  1. Maybe better for Wikiversity, more than other projects.  fetchcomms 22:23, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. This is best suited for Wikiversity and to a lesser extent Wikibooks, I think. But I like the slogan, makes a good appeal for donations. Tempodivalse [talk] 19:50, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Good angle. --Cybercobra 06:58, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Law of AttractionEdit


Proposed by: Kayau. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-09
Comments:

  1. I like this one. (I added a wikilink to the English Wikipedia article and I moved the second sentence into a new line).--OsamaK 11:05, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Smart idea; hopefully they verify it, though.  fetchcomms 22:22, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Cute idea, might want to add Karma to the description. Theo10011 22:43, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. Nice idea, but the linked article would need some real work first to remove the negative templates on it. the wub "?!" 00:24, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. Kinda; I think Theo10011's suggestion of "karma" would be much more widely recognized than the Law of Attraction. Lexicografía 15:11, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

The only advertisementEdit


Proposed by: Pretzels. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-09
Comments:

  1. We can't promise ever. Although "These are" might be more accurate; we run series of banners, not just one per reader.  fetchcomms 22:21, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. The best of an excellent bunch! But, as per Fetchcomms, I'd drop "ever" - it works fine without it. Anthonyhcole 07:42, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. I'd prefer using the plural and omitting "ever", but otherwise this is a nice slogan. Support. Tempodivalse [talk] 19:53, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. As we saw with es.wiki, it really is never. Agree with "these are" plural rephrasing. --Cybercobra 07:01, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Haiku 1Edit


Proposed by: Hersfold. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-10
Comments:

  1. An attempt at a haiku. Hersfold (talk) 07:26, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Nice, although the "Thanks!" seems out of place, but is necessary to make the line work. How about "Please donate today" instead?  fetchcomms 22:21, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
    Works for me. See below. Hersfold (talk) 21:58, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Haiku 1.1Edit


Proposed by: Hersfold. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

Haiku 2Edit


Proposed by: Hersfold. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-10
Comments:

  1. Another haiku. Hersfold (talk) 07:28, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Interesting. I think it might work.  fetchcomms 22:20, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. The middle line is too long. Also some redundancy with the word "help". Lexicografía 15:09, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Haiku 3Edit


Proposed by: Hersfold. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-10
Comments:

  1. And a third haiku. Hersfold (talk) 07:35, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I think most people are against the "Wikipedia will not be here tomorrow if you don't donate now" idea.  fetchcomms 22:20, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. My concern about this haiku, and the two above, is that it's not immediately obvious it's poetry (no rhyme, rhythm takes a bit to figure out), so the reader may be left wondering why the lines/punctuation are broken up so oddly. Also, the wording seems a bit ... awkward. I really like the concept, but I'm wondering if it's the most effective appeal. Tempodivalse [talk] 03:23, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

LimerickEdit


Proposed by: Hersfold. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-10
Comments:

  1. This was a lot harder than the haikus. Hopefully it'll attract attention, though. The three article links I picked because I think the seven wonders are neat to read about, I think it funny that there's a town called Boring, and when doing a google search for "icky", that album came up and it's actually a surprisingly well written album article. Hersfold (talk) 07:55, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Epic. Although, the rhythm would be more limerick-like imo if the two middle lines were shortened to "to run this, peeps/Sure ain't that cheaps"- but that isn't quite as clear. :) sonia 10:04, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
    Unfortunately, the limerick form requires the third and fourth lines to have two feet of three syllables each (six total); while I do agree with you, what I have sounds a little long, the lines you suggest only have four syllables each, so don't fit. Hersfold (talk) 00:47, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Of course, if adopted, this should be English-only. I'm not sure if it can be translated easily with the same tone! Anyway I really like the "we're not picky" part and I hope we will see it in one final banner.--OsamaK 19:13, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I like it, I agree it should be English/English based only. --WolfnixTalk • 17:59, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. Good idea. But slightly longish, making the banner obnoxiously tall. It will work if the font size can be adjusted in the actual banner testing.  fetchcomms 22:19, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. Wow, this and the Haikus above must have taken a lot of time and effort. I really like these, but I think they would work better on Wikiquotes or specific projects, most people might not even realize that they are Haikus or limerick from a quick glance, they might not even realize that they conform to poetic meters and Moraes. Theo10011 22:40, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  7. I love the idea, but the two middle lines read a little bit contrived. How about: "But the money, you see, / We can't grow it on trees" ? Lexicografía 15:08, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
    I like this. :) sonia 08:06, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
  8. Can we make the font size smaller so the banner won't be overly annoying? But otherwise I like this. Tempodivalse [talk] 19:55, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

The new interfaceEdit


Proposed by: OsamaK. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-10
Comments:

  1. Careful, some people do not like some aspects of the new interface. ~ Ningauble 21:57, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Also it's a bit misleading, as work on the new interface was specifically funded by a grant, not by community donations. the wub "?!" 23:20, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. I actually still use monobook, because I don't like vector... :-/ Hersfold (talk) 16:16, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
    ↑ This. — The Earwig (talk) 21:15, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
    Well, since the vast majority of people who see these banners are readers, that won't matter too much. Vector was generally well-received from a Usability perspective by readers and those who only edit infrequently. PeterSymonds 21:24, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
    Me too. I find Vector frickin' ugly. Lexicografía 20:29, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  4.  Um, no, I think the preliminary Vector designs worked, and then they screwed it up.  ono  21:30, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. Even if everyone liked this, the usability team isn't funded by reader donations like the wub said above.  fetchcomms 22:17, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. I think most users didn't notice or forgot about it, and have no strong feelings about the new interface. --Church of emacs talk · contrib 18:46, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
    • Indeed, good interfaces are invisible in the sense that users quickly cease to pay them any attention and, instead, focus on what they are trying to accomplish. When someone does stop to think about an interface, it is usually because they are experiencing some frustration. ~ Ningauble 19:09, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Donation neededEdit


Proposed by: The Earwig. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-10
Comments:

  1. I really like this, as an improvement on an earlier suggestion which was just "Wikipedia[donation needed]". It think the juxtaposition of 'free' and 'donation' is perfect here, setting the right 'subtle tone'; it's not it-your-face, it is slightly amusing, and...well, I think this is a winner, and hope we can give it a try. Chzz 18:13, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Love this one. the wub "?!" 23:34, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. I like this one a lot. Not a note insider-ness like some of the others. --WolfnixTalk • 18:17, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
  4.  Add a logo, or something to make it more memorable.  ono  21:31, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
    Why? — The Earwig (talk) 22:21, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. I like this one a lot! And I agree with Wolfnix -- I think most people know the Wikipedia/citation needed connection, while people may not know, say, what a FA is. GorillaWarfare 23:37, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. I love this. And I wouldn't worry about people not recognizing the citation needed; it's far too common. Lexicografía 15:02, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
    I agree, this is brilliant. Gregory Harshfield 15:36, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
  7. Agree. It's perfect. Anthonyhcole 07:43, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
  8. Brilliant, fully support this one. Tempodivalse [talk] 16:02, 29 October 2010 (UTC)
  9. I was just about to propose this. Among those who know Wikipedia enough to recognize the reference, it seems like it would get an extremely positive response. Ejak91 00:17, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
  10. +1 --Cybercobra 07:37, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
  11. Love it. People will get it. If they haven't found a citation needed tag, they probably haven't read enough to consider donating. HereToHelp (talk) 23:37, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

NO WAY!Edit


Proposed by: Uncle Fred. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-10
Comments:

  1. I support this one, since I am opposed to ads! --WolfnixTalk • 18:18, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. No "no ads" banners. No shouting, either.  fetchcomms 22:15, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
    • Could you explain your dislike for "no ads" banners? One of the primary motivating purposes of donors has been to keep it ad-free. Philippe (WMF) 14:55, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
      • This may not be fetchcomms's reasoning, but to me it seems somewhat hypocritical. Call them what we want, but these banners are still advertisements in a way. I think that we'd annoy a lot of readers if they saw something saying "No ads!" at the top of every other page they read. Hersfold (talk) 22:02, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Makes me want to throw up. Mono 23:44, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I agree we don't need to keep bringing it up over and over again, thats the annoying thing about ads, attaching a "no ads" banner to every page would be an oxymoron, technically its an ad itself. Theo10011 21:04, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. Yes Way!. A level up from commercial ads IMO. Marcus Qwertyus 19:17, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Just your donationsEdit


Proposed by: The wub. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-10
Comments:

  1. Short, simple, to the point. --WolfnixTalk • 18:18, 11 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. No "no ads" stuff. But I like the "No premium content" idea.  fetchcomms 22:15, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Concise but why mention ads again or "premium" subscription? Its a constant fear among the community and benefactors, we shouldnt keep reminding them of that. Theo10011 22:33, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
    It's not meant as a threat, but as a reminder that we're different to almost every other big site on the Internet - and that's why we rely on donations. Also readers with ad-blockers might not even realise we don't have ads. the wub "?!" 00:05, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I don't like 'No "premium" subscriptions.' 'No fees', maybe. Emufarmers 23:14, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
  5. Yes "no ads"! Agree w/ Wolfnix. --Cybercobra 08:50, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Just your donations 2Edit


Proposed by: Emufarmers. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-06
Comments:

Even your mother...Edit


Proposed by: participant fundraising meeting 09/10 Utrecht. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-11
Comments:

  1. Excuse me? No.  fetchcomms 22:14, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Sorry, No.Theo10011 22:32, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. But mine doesn't. I don't know, this is a bit too "your mom" for me, rude in a way. sonia 23:06, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. Per Sonia. Mono 23:44, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. Part of the language we need to avoid to beat sexism.--OsamaK 17:30, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. No, please, let's not stoop to the "your mom" level. Lexicografía 15:02, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
  7. I don't think this is suitable. Aside from the un-PC factor, I'm not sure this connects to an appeal effectively (i.e., it doesn't really give a good reason why the reader should donate). Tempodivalse [talk] 19:59, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Care to SupportEdit


Proposed by: Participant Utrecht fundraising meeting. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-11
Comments:

  1. ... care to elaborate?  fetchcomms 22:14, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

You might have to leave your houseEdit


Proposed by: Chrisfjordson. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-12
Comments:

  1. We use libraries to write Wikipedia. Not sure this sends the right message. Libraries are useful.  fetchcomms 22:14, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
    I Agree with Fetchcomms.Theo10011 22:25, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Libraries are good. We can't have anything anti-library or anti-paper book; or anything reinforcing the stereotypes of lazy people! Lexicografía 15:01, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Information on number of donors and amount of donationsEdit


Proposed by: 86.9.198.24. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-12
Comments:

  1. Likey.  fetchcomms 22:14, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. its on the right track, but whats my motivation for donating? Just because a 100 people did it, maybe add some personal or geographic information to motivate others to not hesitate with donations.Theo10011 21:06, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Donate!Edit


Proposed by: 1234r00t. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-13
Comments:

  1. As nom. Mr. R00t Talk 02:10, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
    Note how it says "Comments", not "Vote". If you insist, oppose because we have a disclaimer saying we aren't reliable.  fetchcomms 22:10, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I changed than to then in the second sentence. Anyway, would it really work if we say a project like Wikipedia is a "reliable source"? Perhaps this is misleading. I'm thinking of w:WP:RS's definition here: "Thus Wikipedia articles (or Wikipedia mirrors) are not reliable sources for any purpose." — The Earwig (talk) 20:14, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. This isn't true. Besides the reliability issue, Wiktionary aims to be a dictionary, Wikiquote aims to be a quote collection; no project aims to be a source for everything. Mr.Z-man 01:38, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Greatest collectionEdit


Proposed by: Mono. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by: Mono. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-13
Comments:

  1. I like the idea. Maybe change "greatest" to "largest" for accuracy? While Wikipedia is first in terms of amount of information, using "greatest" could be understood to mean it's also the best in terms of quality, which is only an opinion, as opposed to statistical fact. That, and I'm unsure the logo is absolutely necessary ... but good ideas. Tempodivalse [talk] 20:10, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Powered by wikiEdit


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-13
Comments:

  1. Many wikis are also powered by MW. I'm not sure this has an apparent message.  fetchcomms 22:09, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  2.   Added text,  ono  22:16, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

I HEART W*Edit


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.



Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-13
Comments:

  1. I'd prefer plain text hearts (faster loading), and the abbreviations aren't completely obvious to everyone. But I proposed something similar a long time ago, with the addition of "Do you?" and a donate link after the "I love [project]" part.  fetchcomms 22:13, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I   these. Theo10011 22:26, 13 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. I prefer the one further up the page with a plain text heart and the traditional layout. Also some of these abbreviations seem a bit obscure. the wub "?!" 00:09, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I'm not seeing any donation links... Rock drum (talk·contribs) 12:17, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. Ouch! These are far too big, and look terribly similar to "WIKIPEDIA FOREVER". Also, I don't know if people will get the WN, WB, WM etc. abbreviations, even if they do understand WP. Lexicografía 14:59, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. Do these have an apparent message/request for donations? That doesn't seem immediately obvious to me. If we do go with hearts though, I'd prefer something a bit smaller... Tempodivalse [talk] 16:06, 29 October 2010 (UTC)
  7. Oppose. None of the readers know what the abbreviations mean, and wiki != Wikipedia and we should not encourage that erroneous conflation. --Cybercobra 08:52, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

10 years of CsEdit


Proposed by: Mono. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by: Mono. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-13
Comments:

  1. I like the idea but I don't think the narrative connects, I understand the 10 years accomplishment which is admirable but it doesn;t connect with the rest of the lines. how about "10 years of constant......... brought you Wikipedia, lets keep going" or "10 years....We are Wikipedia, lets keep going for 10 more years". Theo10011 22:30, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

We can do betterEdit


Proposed by: GoEThe. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by: Mono. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by: User:Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-14
Comments:

  1. Look what we have acomplished. We still want to do better. GoEThe 11:43, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like it, but maybe with your explanatory text: "Look at what we have accomplished. We can do better." I also question the irony of this over an article that is dismally bad. sonia 12:57, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. That sounds like we've done a terrible job. We haven't.  ono  19:37, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
    Even in a bad article, this would work, I think. We can be humble to say that there is still a lot of work to do. How about: "We can still do better."? Or "Did you find what you were looking for? We can still do better." GoEThe 10:47, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I believe that that would give them the impression that wikipedia contains bad articles. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jijo925 (talk)
  5. I agree makes it sound like we haven't done our best so far, I understand the optimism you are trying to convey. Theo10011 20:36, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. I think we need a "Help us go further" message, not "Help us do better". How bad are we, again?  fetchcomms 00:21, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
    How about the one that Mono suggested, but with Fetchcommons' "Help us go further" as the second phrase? GoEThe 08:49, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
  7. It sounds to negative: "Look at what you've done!! Surely you can do better than that." Lexicografía 14:58, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
  8. These all seem to have negative connotations, especially the first 2. Mr.Z-man 01:34, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
  9. "We can do better" and "Look at what we've done" could easily be taken to mean that our work has been poor so far. Maybe something along the lines of "We can still do better with your help" is less ambiguous? Tempodivalse [talk] 17:55, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Knowledge is now quickly, easily and freely available...Edit


Proposed by: micki. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-14
Comments:

  1. English is not my native language, so it's possible I did something wrong. Feel free to fix it. mickiτ 15:01, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  2.  I like this, removed the "to" for better flow.  ono  19:36, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Growing with WikiEdit


Proposed by: Jijo925. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-15
Comments:

  1. I don't understand this. sonia 08:50, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
    I am guessing its about growth. :) Theo10011 20:34, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. What's the correlation between my growth and donating? If I want to grow my knowledge, I read, not donate money.  fetchcomms 00:20, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

The limitEdit


Proposed by: Jijo925. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by: Sonia. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-16
Comments:

  1. ...

Jijo925 18:52, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

  1.  Added "the" at the beginning boldly, but otherwise I love it.  ono  20:59, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. This one being not obviously WMF-related, I can forsee misunderstandings when it's atop certain articles. To make it clearer, how about something like "For {Project}, the sky's the limit. Take us there." ? sonia 23:53, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Edit


Proposed by: LionheartMD. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-17
Comments:

  1. ...

LionheartMD 19:57, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

  1. No, I'm not, especially after this. Mono 23:49, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I don't actually donate myself (hypocrite!). Nor will I donate an actual wiki, because the WMF has plenty.  fetchcomms 00:18, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Depends on the type of donation. Some give pennies, others give freedoms, and still others provide knowledge. :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 08:40, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. WikiDonor? Sounds like WikiGnome, WikiDragon etc; smacks of jargon. Lexicografía 14:57, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
    Agree, as per Lexicografia above.Theo10011 21:09, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. Don't abbreviate Wikipedia as Wiki. Mr.Z-man 01:33, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

History in the makingEdit


Proposed by: Knop92. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-20
Comments:

  1. I don't get it. Hersfold (talk) 00:08, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Me either. Lexicografía 14:57, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Verbose.Theo10011 21:11, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. Ditto.  fetchcomms 01:54, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. Seems a bit too wordy, I'm not sure readers will have the patience to read all of that and take a moment to "get" its meaning. Tempodivalse [talk] 20:13, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

We can. We will. Lets Go!Edit


Proposed by: samkupar. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-21
Comments:

  1. Where is the link to the donation page?--94.98.207.229 03:25, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Should be "Let's go", and I think of "share, contribute, and improve Wikipedia" as editing, not necessarily donating.  fetchcomms 01:56, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Super size my knowledgeEdit


Proposed by: Sargoth. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-21
Comments:

  1. I don't get it, nor do I like it. Lexicografía 14:56, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps it is a reference to Supersize Me? We could put the link to the donation for "super size". :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 20:40, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
  1. Too many negative connotations. People who hate fast food and people who hate that documentary will both be turned off. Lose lose. Gigs 18:25, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Imagine what we can do with 10 more years...Edit


Proposed by: GHarshfield. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-22
Comments:

  1. [citation needed]; it's a risky business saying Wikipedia is the "largest, most comprehensive encyclopedia in the history of man". Lexicografía 14:55, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
    What if we added the word "online"? GMan 15:48, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Imagine having a free pass to every museum in the worldEdit


Proposed by: GHarshfield. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-22
Comments:

  1. Good one.--94.98.207.229 03:24, 23 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like "Imagine having a free pass to every museum in the world" more than "Can you feel yourself getting smarter?".  fetchcomms 01:57, 25 October 2010 (UTC)
    Good point! I like that too. GMan 14:56, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia infinityEdit


Proposed by: GHarshfield. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-22
Comments:

  1. [citation needed] As above; it's a risky business saying Wikipedia is the "largest, most comprehensive encyclopedia in the history of man". Lexicografía 14:56, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

<[[According]] [[to]] [[Clay Shirky]] [[in]] [[his]] [[book]] [[Cognitive Surplus]] [[on]] [[page]] [[10]]:>Edit


Proposed by: DethariusXXX. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-25
Comments:

  1. Um, what? This isn't asking for donations in any way that I can see. Lexicografía 15:22, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

The free encyclopediaEdit


Proposed by: sonia. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-25
From [1], modified to remove superscript. sonia 08:02, 25 October 2010 (UTC)

Comments:

  1. ...

You are the missing puzzle pieceEdit


Proposed by: Yair rand. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-25
Comments:

  1.  Missing seems to have a negative connotation.  ono  01:14, 27 October 2010 (UTC)

WIKIPEDIA NEEDS MONEYEdit


Proposed by: Amnesico29. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-27

  1.   I like the idea, but execution needs work.  ono  03:17, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

WIKIPEDIA NEEDS MONEY v.2Edit


Proposed by: Amnesico29. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-27

  •   Wikipedia has already been created.  ono  03:18, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Remember when you couldn't learn almost anything instantly? Now Wikipedia needs you.Edit


Proposed by: Thparkth. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-28
Comments:

  1. ...

Wikimedia Commons: reasonsEdit


Proposed by: Minisarm. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-02
Comments:

  1. ...

'U sapive ca...Edit


Proposed by: Joetaras. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Confermate 'u: 2010-11-02
Commende:

  1. ...

One World / One WikipediaEdit


Proposed by: CobraWiki. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-04
Comments:

  1. "One world" was placed first because it sounded better and the world is more important than Wikipedia even though this is a fundraiser. Simple variations: add to the front the following words to all lines: "Just" ("Just one world," etc.), "Our," ("Our world," etc.), "Your," ("Your world," etc.); the words "helps to bring" or "helping in bringing" could also be used ("helps bring" is not grammatically correct), but that sounds too wordy compared to the first two lines, and I did not like the sound of it anyway. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 01:29, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
2. Motivating, concise, cleverly expressed. Worthy of Wikipedia. -- OneAmongBillions

FeedEdit


Proposed by: Solstag. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by: Solstag. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-04
Comments:

  1. I had originally suggested this in Portuguese, but people seem to like it so I'm translating to English. --Solstag 07:04, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
  2. Cute! sonia 09:40, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
  3. Optic fiber? I propose bandwidth; I like the idea, though.  ono  00:10, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
    Nom nom. I think the point behind optic fiber was connecting it to dietary fiber, but I can't speak for the Portuguese folks who proposed this. Lexicografía 02:41, 7 November 2010 (UTC)
    You're right on Lexi, except that I carry a Brazilian passport ;) Moreover, I think the image of something solid helps people connect to the feeling of throwing a puppy a bone. --Solstag 05:29, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Why are we here?Edit


Proposed by: OneAmongBillions. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-05


Proposed by: OneAmongBillions. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-05
Comments:

  1. ...

<quote>Edit


Proposed by: Naren. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-05
Comments:

  1. ...
  2. No shouting.  ono  00:11, 6 November 2010 (UTC)
  3. sorry just want to make it look clear.

MAHATMA GANDHIEdit


Proposed by: Naren. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-05
Comments:

  1. ...

Take a step forwardEdit


Proposed by: Emijrp. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-09
Comments:

  1. ...

Mayan CalendarEdit


Proposed by: Emijrp. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-09
Comments:

  1. Cute, perhaps a bit culturally specific though. sonia 04:07, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

InvestEdit


Proposed by: Lazowik. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-11
Comments:

  1. CONTENTLANGUAGE for donation language link and ns:project in GRAMMAR:B.lp for project name. Lazowik 17:28, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Helps With My HomeworkEdit


Proposed by: [Sophie] (wikipedia) 2010-11-12. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-12
Comments:

  1. ...

Wika-pedia or wike-pediaEdit


Proposed by: [Sophie] (wikipedia). On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-12
Comments:

  1. ...

wiki-tanEdit


Proposed by: [Sophie] (wikipedia). On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-12
Comments:

  1. ...

VandlismEdit


Proposed by: [Sophie] (wikipedia). On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-12
Comments:

  1. ...

Lunch with KnowledgeEdit

<Learning Lunch>Edit


Proposed by: [[user:{{subst:vanillabrand@gmail.com}}|]]. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-16
Comments:

  1. ...

Give what you can here: Take all you learn from hereEdit

<Donating to Wikipedia: Warm Fuzzy Feeling meets Voracious Appetite for Knowledge>Edit


Proposed by: 67.186.6.28. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-22
Comments:

  1. ...I like this one except the wording in the content more like Where would you go to look anything up if .....Glalaish 03:03, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

Please Read: Wikipedia potentially giving in to Advertising for 2012Edit

<enter the title of your banner here>Edit


Proposed by: 12.189.27.3. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-22
Comments:

  1. ...


Important NoticeEdit


Proposed by: 12.189.27.3. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-22
Comments:

  1. ...

22:51, 22 November 2010 (UTC)89.108.180.30Roland Haddad=== <Many people google stuff, I wiki them!> ===

Proposed by: 89.108.180.30. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-22
Comments:

  1. ...

The 3 C's of why you should donate to WikipediaEdit


Proposed by: Glalaish. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-29
Comments:

  1. ...

Citation neededEdit


Proposed by: XalD. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-12-16
Comments:

  1. "clean them up"... or something --×α£đes 02:09, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

just my little ideaEdit

<Honesty>Edit


Proposed by: 82.144.249.18. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2011-01-03
Comments:

  1. ...

cuttitvEdit

<enter the title of your banner here>Edit


Proposed by: 122.174.102.74. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2011-01-14
Comments:

  1. ...

Wikipedia Banner - Education/SocietyEdit

WikipediaEdit


Proposed by: Grammatik101. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2011-06-04
Comments:

  1. ...

Knowledge will be foreverEdit

Knowledge will be foreverEdit


Proposed by: Unknown. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2012-03-07
Comments:

  1. ...

lenutaa_mirceaa>editing fundraising 2010/messages/new(new section)Edit

<enter the title of your banner here>Edit


Proposed by: 79.119.226.43. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2012-11-08
Comments:

  1. ...





BeautifulEdit

Feed a childEdit


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

note: Could be perceived as insensitive to causes that are actually feeding children. Seems like a stretch. Rebecca (WMF)

That was kind of the idea. It'd be more insensitive if it wasn't true. You really can, and there's something to be said for giving knowledge which is profound. I changed 'feed' to 'give' below to avoid the direct connotation. Probably reads better if you just saw that one first. User:Ocaasi01:28, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
+1 to Rebecca.Ziko 16:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Give a childEdit


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

note: again, wouldn't throw a child in here unnecessarily. But the idea is nice. Providing education to people who might not acquire one otherwise. Rebecca (WMF)

  • I like it. The children thing seems to soften people up; add a picture of a kid in rural somewhere and you've got it made.  ono  02:06, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
Change child to "everyone, including your son" ;) Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 07:51, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

Sea of knowledgeEdit


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • We want people to give a bit more than a penny, don't we? --Church of emacs talk · contrib 13:57, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  • I don't see this as encouraging people to donate only a penny. GorillaWarfare 00:10, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Education/Information/KnowledgeEdit

Scientia et AurumEdit


Proposed by: TeleComNasSprVen. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-22
Comments:

  1. Latin's not one of my strongest subjects.
  2. Nor is it most people's. How many would get this? sonia 05:07, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. ahh latin, it means "gold and knowledge are power", its a variation of Gold is power "Aurum est potestas". there are much better phrases like "Ex astris, Scientia" which mean "from the stars, knowledge" and "Et ipsa scientia potestas est." which would mean "And knowledge itself, is power" if you want to consider Latin phrases.Theo10011 18:54, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Not every single person in the world is familiar with Latin. I love "Scientia potestas est. Make Wikipedia more powerful." but if we non-English people translated the latter part, why not the former part too? It'll make more sense to speak in a same simple tone. We have not to be a snob // Reservations: our Latin projects may assume this kind, but better the whole banner in Latin, not only the former part. --Aphaia 09:03, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Sorry, that's my fault. I tried to translate as much as I could, but that turned out to be only the first part. I know I should have studied my Latin more. ;) :| TelCoNaSpVe :| 09:21, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Make the Wikimedia Foundation more usefulEdit


Proposed by: James Salsman with thanks to TeleComNasSprVen. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.



Proposed by: James Salsman. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.



Proposed by: James Salsman. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


P.S. Please test the #25goals below. Thank you! 71.198.176.22 21:46, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

MillionsEdit


Proposed by: Kevin McE. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-23
Comments:

  1. Dual meaning of contributions, emphasise collective effort element of content, happy to see alternative words to further (other, a different type of, your, financial...) Kevin McE 06:44, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I support this, but only if the spelling is changed to "encyclopedia".. Lexicografía 19:11, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I think encyclopaedia/encyclopedia should be standard throughout. I vote for "encyclopedia". Also, I feel like "in need of further contributions" is awkward -- perhaps go with a full sentence? GorillaWarfare 20:12, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
  4.   I vote for encyclopædia  ono  21:05, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
    Of course, Wikipedia is "the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit", not "the free encyclopædia that anyone can edit". — The Earwig (talk) 01:35, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
    There's probably some cause for avoiding ENGVAR issues entirely by not using such words. In English speaking countries outside North America, the insistence on American spelling (one *never* sees it as -edia in Australian texts for example) smacks of a form of cultural imperialism which Wikipedia is right to avoid. Orderinchaos 01:51, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
    Huh? It still doesn't look right. Encyclopedia is what should be used.GHarshfield 14:02, 22 October 2010 (UTC)

Bigger than an encyclopediaEdit


Proposed by: Ningauble. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-21
Comments:

  1. Suggested for non-Wikipedia content projects. ~ Ningauble 14:26, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
    • This is a very, very bad idea. The projects are not defined by their relation to a larger sister project. --Yair rand 21:24, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
      • I agree that it feels off message to me. I'm OK with the concept, but this particular language makes me uncomfortable. Philippe (WMF) 23:21, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
      • Hmm... I can see how this might come across as rivalrous or something. I will try to think of something that more clearly connotes sailing alongside the flagship project towards a shared vision. In many people's minds, other projects are strongly identified by their relation to Wikipedia: content that furthers the foundation's vision but, in terms of scope and structure, is "what Wikipedia is not." ~ Ningauble 21:27, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
        • Presenting 11/12 of the projects as "sailing alongside the flagship project" is itself very harmful, IMO. --Yair rand 19:07, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like the theory behind this at least. Maybe revised somehow? — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:09, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Like it as it is. User:Elitre

Knowledge heartEdit


Proposed by: GoEThe. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-29
Comments:

  1. Maybe animation is not a good idea. Could replace with  . GoEThe 09:54, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Not sure if everyone "hearts" knowledge. How about doing a variation of the famous "I   NY" campaign.Theo10011 12:50, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. No animated images, especially low-quality ones. A text heart would work fine.  fetchcomms 23:44, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
    I proposed something similar here.  fetchcomms 00:26, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
    I changed the image to a stationary one.GoEThe 11:34, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. Tacky. One of the main qualities of Wikipedia (to me) is the professional, clean look. This banner doesn't go with it. --Urzică 07:05, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Humanity DreamEdit


Proposed by: Da voli. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 21:41: 2010-09-24
Comments:

  1. Is there any particular reason this is in triangle brackets? S8333631 18:54, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
    • The brackets are in the template, to delineate where you submit the banner name. I'm removing them.  :) Philippe (WMF) 19:31, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks, Philippe, for removing the brackets. It was my first try. --Da voli 19:00, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
  1. What dream? --88.130.160.172 10:40, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I hope this is not the culmination of humanities dream, otherwise we are way too shortsighted. My76Strat 05:38, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
    • According to Buddhism Teachings, main reason of all suffering is a lack of knowledge. So comprehensive knowledge can be considered as a humanity dream. --Da voli 19:00, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Wikipedia will never be finished, so this isn't really true. Mr.Z-man 03:38, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Knowledge is for everyoneEdit


Proposed by: CobraWiki. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-23
Comments:

  1. Like it. Another Variation "Free knowledge for all, help keep it that way".Theo10011 13:27, 24 September 2010 (UTC)

You have the powerEdit


Proposed by: CobraWiki. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-23
Comments:

  1. hmm shape people's mind might be construed as influencing or controlling them. How about "power to enlighten/open people's mind...".Theo10011 13:28, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
    I agree, that sounds negative / threatening. --Church of emacs talk · contrib 18:55, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
    +1--OsamaK 19:15, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. This one could go horribly wrong in translation. Gigs 00:52, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Sum of All KnowledgeEdit


Proposed by: CobraWiki. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-23
Comments:

  1. This kinda makes it sound like the sum of all knowledge is already present and the projects are complete, which they aren't... Lexicografía 12:12, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
    • Yea I know, and I wanted it to be different, but unfortunately I could not think of a better set of words to fit the rest. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 16:41, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
      • Maybe work in a verb such as "amass" or "collect"? Lexicografía 21:05, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. "Amassing the sum of all knowledge in one convenient location, help us collect it."Theo10011 13:32, 24 September 2010 (UTC)


Knowledge is cheapEdit


Proposed by: Trev M. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-22
Comments:

  1. Knowledge is cheap? doesnt seem that natural, there are hundreds of phrases to contradict that "information is power" etc.. plus "how much you got" sounds aggressive and threatening.Theo10011 18:47, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. If its so cheap, why are we asking for $250 donations? Mr.Z-man 03:40, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. I agree with the previous comments.--OsamaK 19:16, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

all our knowledge belongs to anyoneEdit


Proposed by: Basvb. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-16
Comments:

  1. I'd probably switch the language to something like "Our knowledge belongs to anyone.", but I like this idea quite a lot. It promotes (Wikimedia) giving back, as opposed to simply people giving TO (wikimedia). Philippe (WMF) 21:02, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. First thing that came to mind was "all your base belong to us". I'm trying to decide if that is a good thing. Concept is good though. sonia 06:35, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
    Me too ;-) ~ Ningauble 17:05, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
    Me too ;-) Bright side: it makes someone smile, grin or laugh. Bad side: some people - Japanese - feel mocked, because the original is thought to be a typical English, Bad English of Japanese. But either good or bad, it would be no big deal. I assume most of our readership may never have heard that and only see its idea. --Aphaia 08:48, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. not sure about this one, I would suggest another iteration to Philippe's suggestion above "Our knowledge belongs to everyone". More inclusive of the diversity on Wikipedia.Theo10011 18:29, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I would use "All knowledge belongs to everyone," since "our" implies a bit too much control. (It's ours, but we'll let you rent it for a while.) I like the idea in general. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:06, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Where's the "ask"? ~ Ningauble 20:35, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Information should be freeEdit


Proposed by: Andre Engels. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-17
Comments:

  1. it sounds pretty ironical for a donation request. DarkoNeko 15:53, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I agree, but I like this. How about "information should be free, but our servers are not"--Deniz (WMF) 00:32, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. this sounds very familiar, I think this or something very similar has been suggested or used previously. I like Denize's variation though.Theo10011 18:34, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Information IS free. Access to it isn't always. For that, I don't like this one. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:09, 23 September 2010 (UTC)


you can help spreading knowledgeEdit


Proposed by: Basvb. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-16
Comments:

  1. Concise and to the point. - Andre Engels 12:06, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. like it, just add "donate now". Till Mletzko (WMDE) 14:07, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Doesn't sound right grammatically. Theo10011 18:30, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Grammatically it would be "with spreading" or just "spread", but I like it. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:06, 23 September 2010 (UTC)


Mission StatementEdit


Proposed by: <enter your username here>. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-13
Comments:

  1. Bringing the idea of the Movement for the old banner. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 06:19, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Nice try, but seems a bit too obvious and wordy for its purpose. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 19:54, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Pretty long. I don't know if it'll work, and the punctuation might need some work as well. Lexicografía 22:03, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Remove 'That's our commitment.' (no added meaning there) and remove ' - Wikimedia movement' (we don't need refs here) Chzz 03:01, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Sum of all knowledgeEdit


Proposed by: Doc James. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-13
Comments:

  1. The wording is a bit awkward, something more along the lines of "our goal: the sum of all human knowledge" ? --dgultekin 16:48, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I think fundraising banners are not the place to mix motives about editing vs. donating. Also, not sure about capitalizing the H and the K. Always reminds me of German and reading old English. Ocaasi 21:19, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. As above, I wouldn't use "edit" as an additional option when the specific purpose for this is to receive money.
  4. No, weak wording. Chzz 03:02, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

spread knowledgeEdit


Proposed by: effeietsanders. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


Proposed by: effeietsanders. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-14
Comments:

  1. intentionally mentioning Wikimedia, so when they are visiting a page on Red Cross they dont think it is them. Replace [pm] with p or m - open for debate. Intentionally h with a small_caps so the W is the only capital in the sentence and attracts more attention. Effeietsanders 09:37, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I really like this one. It is clear and simple. I would go for Wikipedia and not Wikimedia. Till Mletzko (WMDE) 10:17, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Clear and simple, yes. Just drop that "pm" thing. :-) Ziko 14:16, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Support. Very nice. Paulmnguyen 17:27, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Nice idea. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:01, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. I think placing a / between "P/M" might help but I am still not sure of this one.Theo10011 17:56, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. Simplify; "help us spread knowledge - donate to Wikipedia" and, Ok, acceptable. Chzz 03:23, 4 October 2010 (UTC)


SharingEdit


Proposed by: Theo10011. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-13
Comments:

  1. Needs a comment on what should be done next. "Edit. Donate." maybe.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:17, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
it was written along the lines of "Stay Curious", shorter messages have tested extremely well. Plus, I think Sharing works better than asking to donate. It's Short and concise for those reasons.Theo10011 13:33, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  1. Like this one very much. @Jmh649: Sharing can be interpreted as sharing money i guess. Mvg, Basvb 20:48, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I can see both sides of the issue made here already. But generally I like it. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 19:54, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Not bad. Not great, not bad. Chzz 02:58, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. Simplicity is good, but this suggestion targets those who already give, excluding those who have yet to give, but might be willing. My76Strat 04:55, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. I like it. Very simple, very meaningful.---OsamaK 19:17, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Keep SharingEdit


Proposed by: Theo10011. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-13
Comments:

  1. Not crazy about this one, and I suggested it.Theo10011 03:03, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. "We" have the sum of all human knowledge- we being the world, or Wikimedia? The latter is untrue, the former unclear. sonia 09:29, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
    Concur. --Aphaia 15:10, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. There is a huge amount of editing too do. The sum is a goal not the current state of things. How about "The sum of all human knowledge is our goal."Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:50, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. And, frankly, the vision is "imagine a world in which the sum of human knowledge...." We don't have it yet. :) Philippe (WMF) 01:29, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
    Concur with Philippe and Jmh649. I like the modified version - or We are making the world in which ... --Aphaia 16:20, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. This is the only one so far that I support. I love this one. It conveys the message of wiki.-Iankap99
  6. No, poor grammar, and incorrect. Chzz 02:59, 4 October 2010 (UTC)


Food of the SoulEdit


Proposed by: Rock drum. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-09
Please note, I adapted this banner from one by fetchcomms.
Comments:

  1. Not so compelling as other subversions of "food of the soul". IMO we'd better to get rid of negative words like "don't do xxx". --Aphaia 06:55, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for that. If knowledge is the food of the soul, how can a lack of food do anything but make you hungry? :) Rock drum (talk·contribs) 16:16, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
My point is, negative words rather help taunt and intimidate people, but it would not be the best way to motivate them. --Aphaia 16:23, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
I see that. How about just Hungry? as the link? That cuts more positive. Ocaasi 09:46, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

  Done See #Hungry? Regards, Rock drum (talk·contribs) 17:40, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

  1. Like the one further up that this is based on, I see where it is going and how it is meant, but do we really want to mention a "soul" here? What about those who don't believe in souls? — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 19:50, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like it (as an athiest) - maybe "Knowledge feeds the soul" is better? Chzz 00:51, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Feed someone KnowledgeEdit


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-06
Comments:

  1. good :) Lvova 04:47, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Somewhat awkward, I am not sure if it'll translate well. V85 13:57, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
    Are we not having language-specific banners as well? This one might be better for Wikiquote at least; "Knowledge is the food of the soul" is from Plato.  fetchcomms 03:18, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
    We are indeed using language-specific messaging and banners.  :) Philippe (WMF) 00:36, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I love it. If we optimize it for Wikiquote (and Wikipedia/Wikisource in some cases), the first sentence would be followed a link to q:Plato in each language. For translation concerns, if we can tell translators where we've taken it, they can consult a local library, or just their own language WQ or WS :) --Aphaia 06:38, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I do not believe in the concept of a soul. Impossible to translate in my silly little farmer language (Dutch). Kwiki 04:46, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Great, the end could be improved. Consider just "Feed Someone" or "Hungry?" Ocaasi 20:45, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Nom nom nom LOL I'm not a fan of mentioning a "soul," though I see where you are going with this. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 19:45, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. This one's also kinda cheesy no pun intended whatsoever but also good. Reminds me of FreeRice a little, which isn't bad at all! Lexicografía 21:40, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  8. I think this one has potential as well. Gigs 00:26, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  9. I like it but I'm not sure it would get me to donate. Anya 19:18, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  10. the generalized usage of "Soul" along with "feed someone knowledge" seems a bit clumsy. The original quote is from Protagoras, a dialogue by Plato, its original context is quiet different from its perceived usage. As far as modifying Plato's quote theres quite a few others like “If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life”,“Knowledge becomes evil if the aim be not virtuous.”, “The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life” and “Know thyself.” Theo10011 17:51, 2 October 2010 (UTC)

Should be freeEdit


Proposed by: Andre Engels. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • "Because knowledge should be free", maybe? Philippe (WMF) 23:07, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Imagine a worldEdit


Proposed by: User:Emijrp. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • Actually, I am not such a big fan of this peticular Wales phrase. "Knowledge" can mean a lot, but WP (and WM projects) deal only with a little segment of human knowledge.Ziko 16:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
I do not have a problem with striking phrases. For me, it is important to contextualize the project with the overall goal. It strenghtens the call for action and it is a good method to cultivate donors. But we would have to talk about the last sentence. Till Mletzko (WMDE) 10:33, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
Agree that the goal is the more important part. What's a fundraising campaign without a big idea? 19:49, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Very wordy. --Cybercobra 20:22, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
    • I think that people like reading, really, they are in Wikipedia for that. Emijrp 16:32, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Once restrictedEdit


Proposed by: sonia. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • I like this one. Philippe (WMF) 23:07, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  • how about "knowledge was once restricted to those who could afford it. That changed in 2001. Donate today for free knowledge". That gives a time frame and it highlights the historic importance of wikipedia. Till Mletzko (WMDE) 12:22, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure I people will get what is meant with 2001. Also, this works only for (English) Wikipedia --Church of emacs talk · contrib 13:52, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Suggest rewording: "Knowledge was once restricted to those who could afford it. Do you want to keep it that way?" to provoke action. Renata3 02:36, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

  • I like the subversive quality. --Cybercobra 20:24, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  • This is too much. Knowledge is still restricted. --Nemo 09:32, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Closer to that goalEdit


Proposed by: Yair rand. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • Or possibly "brings that goal closer" or something like that. --Yair rand 06:55, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
  1. +1 Till Mletzko (WMDE) 12:22, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Free InformationEdit


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-06
Comments:

  1. Sure it is. It's free as in freedom and currently also free as in beer :)
    It isn't free to make, though. I don't think people will get it (most people don't even know the original slogan) --Church of emacs talk · contrib 10:57, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. What does "free" mean? Free licence or no cost? It can't mean no cost, so long as we are asking for money, and I am not sure people appreciate the free licence. V85 13:57, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
    It wants to be free of cost to anyone, but it's not (we need to pay for server costs, etc.) is what I meant.  fetchcomms 03:18, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Knowledge is free, content isn't. Sounds too activist to me. Effeietsanders 09:58, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. The message throws questions into my mind if I try to place myself in the shoes of a casual visitor. I might ask "huh? I thought Wikipedia was free to use?" or "can knowledge want anything, since it is not sentient?" I feel it gives me too much to think about; lacks directness. --Bodnotbod 11:41, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. As Richard Stallman (Free Software Foundation founder) put it many times, it's "free content" as in licensed under our free licenses such as the GFDL and CC-BY-SA, not "free beer". MuZemike 22:17, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Information IS free. Access to it isn't always. For that, I don't like this one. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 19:45, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. You might be able to play on the dual definition of free here. Something like "Free content isn't free". Gigs 00:24, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  8. No, simply no. Sven Manguard 02:43, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Shine the lightEdit


Proposed by: CoreyOMP. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


  • Basically, I like the global approach. But in that case we would have to provide further information on the landingpage in what way we support the global outreach. Maybe too poetic for a donation banner. Till Mletzko (WMDE) 10:33, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

/:I like the broader emphasis. I think many Wikipedia users would take to the idea that the format is spreading to distant places. User:Ocaasi 19:49, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

  • Sounds almost religious. (Matthew 5:14-16) Not sure we want that association to happen, but maybe it is just me. And maybe that association only happens to people for who it is a good association. Effeietsanders 10:04, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Didn't think of religion with this one (but don't have much knowledge on religion). Mvg, Basvb 20:02, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
  • A bit too enlightenment (I'm not sure this word has the same meaning in English as in Italian, though...). --Nemo 09:32, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Knowledge is universalEdit


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • The universe is big, you know ;). We're happy to spread it on earth, though --Church of emacs talk · contrib 13:52, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Knowledge is powerEdit


Proposed by: Church of emacs. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Inspired by Fundraising 2010/Messages/Courageous
Submitted on: 2010-09-06
Comments:

  1. Näh... V85 13:57, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like it. --Aphaia 06:34, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Seems hard to translate. But for English only it might work. Effeietsanders 09:57, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Nice, but will users understand that this is a request for donations? Ziko 13:24, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
    • We can always test it with and without a 'donate now' button Jalexander 22:40, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. I think it is kind of hard to add a donate now-buttom. You have to empower yourself by donating? You take through giving? I would rather see this message in a personal appeal. Till Mletzko (WMDE) 13:48, 20 September 2010 (UTC)


Knowledge is powerEdit


Proposed by: User:Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • Actually, when I look at donator's comments on German language Wikipedia, there are many of such statements. Maybe not a bad direction.Ziko 16:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
I disagree. Even though some Germans might like the idea of knowledge as power, I would guess that most users do not think in that categories while searching for every-day-information. But I´m open to test that one Till Mletzko (WMDE) 10:06, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I'm worried that this one may be a bit too cliché for American audiences and therefore won't have as much impact as the sentiment it is trying to portray. I wouldn't be surprised though if the general idea of "Knowledge is Power" resonates with donors. Anya 14:15, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  • A bit corny, but would probably still work. --Cybercobra 20:09, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

What's moneyEdit


Proposed by: ChrisDHDR. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • It is a little bit contradictious if you ask for money saying simultanously that money is not important.Ziko 16:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
  • good Lvova 12:08, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Like concept, don't like wording. Renata3 02:41, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Next ChapterEdit


Proposed by: CoreyOMP. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments

  • Prefer an active verb (Write the next chapter...) Ocaasi 20:53, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
    • I think if it was "write the next chapter", people would be expecting it to be an edit link and not a donate link. Then again, I'm not sure what kind of link they think this wording is. GorillaWarfare 00:14, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Worth to youEdit


Proposed by: n/d. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. I like this. Maybe "how much is {{project}} worth to you? Philippe (WMF) 20:57, 15 August 2010 (UTC)
I agree. This would be one for the testing. the wording "knowledge" vs. "wikipedia". Till Mletzko (WMDE) 14:17, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
I like this one as well. --Bodnotbod 13:49, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
  • wolud it be possible to test both variants? would like that --Jan eissfeldt 00:16, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Wake up the worldEdit


Proposed by: User:Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

Good one, but translations should use different amounts of money. In the Middle East, I'm sure no coffee costs $5 (~$2-$3 usually).--OsamaK 11:33, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
We should consider possible effects of suggesting a specific donation amount. This could potentially result in people donating $5 who might otherwise give more. Megan Hernandez (WMF)
  • The problem is a general one, we do not want to tell people how much to give. If we say "give 5$", we may only get so much from a person who would have given also more. If we say "give 100$" this sounds exclusive to many others. Some may not want to give (even if they themselves would give 100$) but find this offensiveley high for poorer people.Ziko 16:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

John LennonEdit


Proposed by: Pronoein. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

Global communityEdit

«The most powerful image is of Wikipedia as a global community of people who freely share their knowledge and self-police the product» (Fundraising 2010#Focus Group).

MillionsEdit


Proposed by: Yair rand. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • Don't quote me on the statistics :) --Yair rand 06:55, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
  • I like this concept a lot.
  1. +1 12:22, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Like concept, but not wording (repetitive). Renata3 02:36, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Return the favour Today!

AccessibilityEdit

Make Wikipedia availableEdit


Proposed by: CoreyOMP. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.
  • Globes don't have corners. :) Philippe (WMF) 18:00, 1 September 2010 (UTC)
    • LOL For that reason alone I like this one even more! — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 19:50, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
      • And there are many languages which has no equivalent expression. In them it'll be just said "everywhere" or "in all the world". Just remark. --Aphaia 19:34, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Agree but still support Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:22, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Like it. Worth testing. Ocaasi 20:52, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
  • The downside to the slogan being it's already available. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 19:50, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Like it. User:Elitre
  • I love this one. Mr. R00t Talk 19:45, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  • I agree, some what redundant, but at the same time straight to the point. --WolfnixTalk • 02:05, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Making HistoryEdit

Make historyEdit


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • We should correlate to the donor survey and see if this rates as a motivation for giving. Philippe (WMF) 23:00, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Changed the worldEdit


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • Past simple isn't very active time. Lvova 11:52, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Again, the "us" vs. "you" problem... GorillaWarfare 00:30, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Crescit eundoEdit


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-06
Comments:

  1. Most people won't get it due to Latin. --Church of emacs talk · contrib 10:57, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Exactly! And most people don't live in New Mexico. V85 13:57, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
    Heh. At least you got it :P.  fetchcomms 03:18, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Cancer. -- Jeandré, 2010-09-08t17:35z
  4. I think this one is a little too obscure. Philippe (WMF) 18:28, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. No. "Crescit eundo. Translated from Latin, it means "It grows as it goes" and has been criticized for appearing strange or even nonsensical at first hearing." en:Seal_of_New_Mexico. Chzz 00:20, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Future of knowledgeEdit


Proposed by: User:69.226.103.13. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • The actual stuff is done by volunteers, donations only enable that process :) --Church of emacs talk · contrib 13:52, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  • I really like it. Anyone who helps Wikipedia in any way does "build the future of knowledge", and that's exactly what this donation campaign should emphasize. --Urzică 07:10, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Future freely givenEdit


Proposed by: n/d. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • I like this one very much. --Yair rand 06:55, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
What is Wikimedia? Sounds nice, maybe too nice to click on it? Till Mletzko (WMDE) 10:33, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
  • Too ambiguous for new readers? Renata3 02:36, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Change "Wikimedia" to "[Project]" --Cybercobra 20:20, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

SeriousEdit

We need your helpEdit


Proposed by: User:Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • Maybe drop the "We need your", so it's just "Help keep it going."? Philippe (WMF) 23:17, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  • either way - I like both phrases. Till Mletzko (WMDE) 12:27, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  • good. Lvova 11:49, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Good. Suggest rewording "This website is changing the world. Do your part. Donate today." Renata3 02:51, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Nice appeal. --Cybercobra 20:06, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Edit the WorldEdit


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

One small stepEdit


Proposed by: User:Emijrp. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Poetic and bold. Maybe remove "That's", and it would be even broader. User:Ocaasi 09:22, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
Possibly a rather tired message, though? Perhaps with some tweaking - "That's one small donation for man, one giant gift to mankind"? Mike Peel 21:11, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
  • "man" and "mankind" is the same thing, it should be "a man". Gender neutral terms would be better tho: all white, all male, all American won't fly anymore. -- Jeandré, 2010-09-08t17:48z


Quid pro quoEdit


Proposed by: Magnus Manske. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Should be tested. 216.38.133.254 00:18, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. please not, most won´t understand Till Mletzko (WMDE) 12:24, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Only on lawiki ;) --Church of emacs talk · contrib 13:44, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. It might get a high number of clicks as a short and intriguing message, but the phrase has a very negative connotation in politics as a synonym backdoor bribery and other unseemly transactions. I'm not a big fan. Ocaasi 06:24, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Concept good, not so much on wording. Renata3 02:43, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Agree with comments 2 & 3. --Cybercobra 20:11, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
    I thought more people would remember Silence of the Lambs... --Magnus Manske 16:18, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. This is (also) an Italian phrase (qui pro quo), which has a very innocuous meaning but wouldn't be understood in this manner (do ut des would be, it's very common); Ocaasi's comment surprises me, someone should update wikt:en:quid pro quo (looks like w:en:Quid pro quo is more updated on English modern usage). Conclusion: don't expect similar results in different countries... --Nemo 06:43, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

ProtectEdit

Keep it that wayEdit


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • I like. --Cybercobra 20:10, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Preserve the knowledgeEdit


Proposed by: CoreyOMP. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.


  • This sounds as if WP is the place to do so, or that without WM all would be gone. Ziko 16:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Keep the information freeEdit


Proposed by: Andre Engels. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • Again, our problem with the word "free". Ziko 16:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
I don't really see a problem with 'free', most people just take it to mean cheap and available, without any conflict. User:Ocaasi 19:49, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

No WikipediaEdit


Proposed by: Lexicografía. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-20
Comments:

  1. I like this, to the point, but perhaps worth testing where we can choose what age groups we want to target? --Deniz (WMF) 00:29, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. simple, straight, I like it too. Also, for some reason "wouldn't that be dreadful" sounds very British to me which may not be a bad thing.Theo10011 18:39, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I like the basis behind this one. Do we really want to user "Wouldn't that be dreadful" though? That's too depressing. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:09, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Dreadfully funny. :) I'm all for this one. S8333631 22:03, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

The day when Wikipedia was downEdit


Proposed by: Hans Adler. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-06
Comments:

  1. I'm not sure of this: first, I don't think that we should be "proud" of our offline-status, second I don't think that many remember that day, and third we are not asking money only for that. But perhaps it may be useful to ask money to improve our servers, although 99,999 % uptime (with new datacentre) is a 2010 goal, if I remember correctly. --Nemo 10:07, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. My concern would be that a lot of people may not really know what servers are. Even "down" in this context is somewhat computer jargon-y. Mr.Z-man 21:53, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Ad FreeEdit

Only AdEdit


Proposed by: Mario777Zelda. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-22
Comments:

  1. so we're making a promise to have no ads, then asking them to keep that promise? sonia 05:00, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Not strictly true either: Users place WPs own internal "propaganda" in their own space in boxes labelled "advertisment". Trev M 09:50, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Not remotely true: multiple fundraising banners are rotated. ~ Ningauble 21:31, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I like it.Theo10011 18:48, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Untrue statement (though I know what you mean to say). Don't like it for that reason though. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:09, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Perhaps a slightly better wording for the first sentence would be "This is the only ad campaign on Wikipedia." Mario777Zelda 21:36, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
    But this isn't the only "ad campaign" on Wikipedia, either - they do this fundraiser every year. Lexicografía 21:43, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
    That's the point: this annual campaign is the only advertising. Also, the more correct the slogan is, the less catchy it becomes. Mario777Zelda 23:06, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
    Sadly, people today are incredibly quick to notice when something said by an organization or public figure is untrue — so banners that WM uses must be true. Lexicografía 23:49, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. Not supportive. Repeatedly we have said Fundraising banners was no ads. We are not in the position to make a promise - That if Wikipedia will be ever ad-free, it'll be decided by the community in future and in each time, not us in 2010. --Aphaia 08:59, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Just kiddingEdit


Proposed by: User:Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

I dont think its funny to even joke about ads, the idea has been thrown around so much I dont think a lot of community member will see the humor in it. Theo10011 16:25, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

  • Seems like a touchy area to me. Philippe (WMF) 22:58, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
+1 --Church of emacs talk · contrib 13:30, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  • no. Many will not see the humor Anthere

Not an AdEdit


Proposed by: WillWatershed. On scope? n/d. Tested? 16 September 2010. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-09
Comments:

  1. Yes I think this is an important point to get across.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:19, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
    I agree, I think it is important to point out the no-ads-all-donations-character. Till Mletzko (WMDE) 10:23, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Might be very nice! Effeietsanders 10:07, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Heh (I love it). --Aphaia 16:24, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Dislike. I thought we weren't going to use "Threat of a future-advertisement here." type-ads, or however these were eloquently described before. Quiddity 22:13, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. It looks like an ad: it is one. Bad one. I-20the highway 22:49, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Not sure we can promise to never have an ad, either. GorillaWarfare 00:19, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Yuck, an adEdit


Proposed by: Lexicografía. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-23
Comments:

  1. Yet another take on the no-ads theme. Lexicografía 22:14, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Heh. I like this kinda joke, but no so much as to have it on the top. --Aphaia 19:30, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. would work... --Smihael 16:08, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Fast removalEdit


Proposed by: Train2104. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-03
Comments:

  1. Only if this is true — and the "no more banners" theme is getting pretty overworked. Lexicografía 22:14, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

Looks differentEdit


Proposed by: Lexicografía. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-23
Comments:

  1. Like this one too.Theo10011 18:56, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. This is good. S8333631 22:05, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I don't like it. Too colloquial – does not go well with the formal tone of WP articles, etc. --Church of emacs talk · contrib 19:02, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I'm not opposed to the tone.  :) I think there's value in writing that's different in a defined way, because it calls your attention to it. Philippe (WMF) 19:34, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. I think dropping the "Yeah" would help, but otherwise I like this one. Gigs 00:51, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. I like this one (although I agree with Gigs that the "Yeah" should be dropped) -- PhantomSteve/talk|contribs\ 10:12, 30 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. This looks promising. May be worth testing. Hans Adler 14:58, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
  8. In general I like the message, but it uses "it" three times with no explicit antecedent for any of them, which bothers me slightly, but could be confusing for people with poor English skills. Mr.Z-man 21:58, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

How to keep Wikipedia ad-freeEdit


Proposed by: Bejinhan. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-06
Comments:

  1. This presents the whole ad-free message in a concise manner. Bejinhan talks 05:44, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

AdsEdit


Proposed by: sonia. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • Please don't... --Yair rand 06:55, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
No "no ads" banners.--OsamaK 14:35, 24 August 2010 (UTC)
  • If I saw this, I'd avoid the area and not donate out of sheer anger. I HATE these types of adds. Sven Manguard 02:56, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

GoalsEdit

Available everywhereEdit


Proposed by: CoreyOMP. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Every day? GorillaWarfare 00:20, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Here for youEdit


Proposed by: User:Emijrp. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments

  • I like the first part, but the second sentence doesn't quite resonate for me. Philippe (WMF) 23:24, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  • I like the idea. Agree that the end could be more effective; maybe just 'Donate today'. Also, 'try' is kind of soft maybe 'want to be here for you' is a little more positive. User:Ocaasi 19:37, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Not convinced. Spiritia 10:13, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Agree with Philippe. --Cybercobra 20:14, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

City freeEdit


Proposed by: CoreyOMP. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

A contest among cities? Might work in competitive countries... User:Elitre

Someone in cityEdit


Proposed by: CoreyOMP. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • Yes... so what? :-) Ziko 16:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
I see what you're saying, it needs a call to action. Maybe, Together, you can keep the project thriving." Ocaasi 06:18, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

City $$Edit


Proposed by: CoreyOMP. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • Not sure how robust our geo-tracking integration is, but this kind of competitiveness can be fun and effective, especially if it is tied to easily available or publicized lists which track donations by region. Potentially there could be a prize for the city with the highest total/highest per-capita donations. Ocaasi 06:18, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Would be interesting to test. But no core values/messages, just appeal to competitiveness... Renata3 03:13, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Heh, I like... Although, like Ocaasi said, how accurate would the "You know you can beat that, [City]" part be? If it got my city wrong, I think I would just be a little confused. And then again, if it got it right, I might be a little creeped out. GorillaWarfare 00:22, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
  • How about "do more than most for others"? 71.198.176.22 22:05, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Reach that goalEdit


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

I like the idea to communicate a vision. Even though a little bit wordy. Maybe without "on the planet" Till Mletzko (WMDE) 10:17, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
I agree, lose that. Plus I don't think "single" is needed either. With those words removed I support this banner. --Bodnotbod 13:52, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
+1 --Cybercobra 20:22, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
Maybe make it "a world in which everyone is given free access to all knowledge"? Orionist 12:38, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Build the biggestEdit


Proposed by: [[Till Mletzko (WMDE) 14:30, 24 August 2010 (UTC)]]. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • we already have, haven't we? at least in our core markets and languages --Jan eissfeldt 00:16, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
Maybe change it to "together we're building..."? Orionist 12:40, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

26 from Sue's goals list and overlooked esotericaEdit

General Comments

I'm sorry, I don't find any of those banners compelling. They list very specific goals such as offline editing, which are of course important for us, but most of the readers a) don't know what this is about, and b) don't care. The banner text should be a slogan, a short (emotional) appeal, which everyone (or at least many readers) understand. Not something specific you'd have to explain in detail for people to understand. Just my $0.02, --Church of emacs talk · contrib 12:26, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Unfortunately agree. They're just too insider-y and technical for most readers to understand or care about. Good idea, though. I do like the goal motif: maybe some of these can be rephrased to be more attractive to a wider audience. User:Ocaasi 19:35, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Given the fact that the best performing banners have been generally surprising to most everyone, I hope they are all measured. If it were easy to predict what inspires people to give then there would be fewer poor people. 71.198.176.22 23:48, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
Ok, I'm coming around on these. They are very concrete and specific. Some people might find that direct and appealing. Worth testing. Might also benefit from a link to the full goal list on the landing page. Ocaasi 06:42, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
Some of these are definitely good, but others are too confusing or uninteresting to most donors. I think it would definitely be smart to test some of the ones that we think are the most specific/most obviously impact and help donors and readers. Cbrown1023 talk 19:28, 9 September 2010 (UTC)
Why not test all of them instead of assuming that any of us has the ability to read donor minds? With more than 2.5 millions impressions a day for the tests that are currently running at only four at a time, they could all be tested with a very high level of certainty in less than an hour. 71.198.176.22 02:00, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
No. This simply isn't true. The math doesn't work. For a banner test to be really relevant we need to see about 150 donations as a result of it. We simply haven't been able to do that on banners that weren't the Jimmy appeal, and certainly not within an hour. Even with that aside, there are other considerations (hours spent creating them, checking the test for flaws, checking the designs so that we don't run broken banners, creating UTM tracking, etc) than the sheer number of pageviews served, which is - as I already pointed out - a flawed analysis. Philippe (WMF) 02:35, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
Some of these could be rewritten to be more interesting, but even I don't care about a few. Woohoo, math rendering. Mr.Z-man 22:03, 8 October 2010 (UTC)


Proposed by: James Salsman. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-05
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  • submitter note: this and the following 25 banners were derived from Sue's list of goals plus some items which have been overlooked -- originally they were intended as earmark suggestions, but I realized just now that they work just as well for banners.
  1. Significantly too technical for the majority of editors, I'd say. Same goes for some of the others here. GorillaWarfare 00:26, 17 October 2010 (UTC)



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  • submitter comment: esoteric sure, but worth testing. People on the internet often love esoteric tech that they might not understand at first.
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  • submitter comment: I know this might seem esoteric, but it does have a visceral factor which most of our text-based projects do not, and could be very attractive to visually-oriented learners.
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InspiringEdit

Above and BeyondEdit


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Submitted on: 2010-09-18
landing page with 10 year anniversary noteComments:

  1. This is trademarked, also there's no ask in it, we've found that banners which say 'support us' or 'donate now' result in a better conversion rate. --Deniz (WMF) 00:31, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. sounds......presidential, something thats used in speech, too vague to have any association with Wikipedia, only suggests growth nothing else.Theo10011 18:36, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Where's the "ask"? ~ Ningauble 20:40, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

OAU/AABEdit


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Submitted on: 2010-09-18
landing page with 10 year anniversary noteComments:

  1. Where are we going?Theo10011 18:36, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  1. Places.  ono  02:45, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
  1. Been there, done that.;) Theo10011 09:01, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
  1. LOL Theo. Anyway, isn't this slogan already trademarked somewhere? — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:09, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Where's the "ask"? ~ Ningauble 20:39, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Dare to KnowEdit


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-06
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  1. This one is great.  ono  22:16, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like this one, even though I'm not sure whether people are expecting a donation page to pop up :) --Church of emacs talk · contrib 10:57, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
    Hey, "Stay curious" worked ;). I was surprised at that one getting the most clicks last week.  fetchcomms 03:18, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Good! V85 13:57, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. If you know, there is no more need for Wikipedia :) Otherwise, it doesn't look like a donation link, but rather to some kind of competition. Effeietsanders 10:00, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
    Eh, it worked for "Stay curious", so worth a shot, I think.  fetchcomms 03:38, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Like it. Ocaasi 21:12, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Positive (after the results of "Stay Curious") Till Mletzko (WMDE) 13:53, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. Support. Very nice. Paulmnguyen 17:17, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  8. Pretty good. --Cybercobra 19:53, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  9. Everyone loves a dare, right? PrincessofLlyr 19:26, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  10. I love it. Simple and sharp. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 19:45, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  11. Awesome, support. Anna Lincoln 10:47, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
  12. Not making me want to donate. Will probably make me stay on Wikipedia longer though. Anya 19:30, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  13. I love this but it wouldn't make me donate anything. Mr. R00t Talk 19:42, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  14. Approve. Chzz 00:21, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  15. I love this one, it leads you in, and most people would want to click, thinking it was a random article banner. --WolfnixTalk • 02:00, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
    So far our tests have shown that drawing a person in with a intriguing banner does not lead to them donating once they arrive at the landing page. To make that conversion from clicking to donating, there needs to be an 'ask' in the message. --Deniz (WMF) 00:54, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  16. I do not support this suggestion. though i like it very much, it feels out of character with the survey and focus group results because: it is vague and does not clearly state an ask, which seemed to be most preferred. Philippe (WMF) 23:53, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Be 1 in XXXEdit


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'On landing page: today, xxxxxx people will use Wikipedia and 1 out of every YYYYYY will donate to support our community. You can be one of them.'
Note: This is great, we should play with it a bit, something along the lines of "only 1 in XXXX donate" or "your $__ donation supports bandwidth for XXXX people" --Dgultekin 22:27, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

I really like the "your $____ donation provides bandwidth/access to XXXX people" Theo10011 16:25, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
Can we really say that? Sounds like very thin ice to me. But I do like the concretion of the donation. Till Mletzko (WMDE) 10:00, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
  • How big is X? This only works for large X. MER-C 02:20, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
    • Well, Comscore calls it 388 Million unique viewers per month. So assuming they're evenly divided out, we can call that about 13 million per day. I'll ask Megan to post here with the total number of donors we have in an average month, because I don't have that number at my fingertips, though I probably should. Philippe (WMF) 21:19, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
  1. ehm, wut? I dont get it. Effeietsanders 10:01, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Makes me think: "why don't these other XXX pay?" Basvb 20:00, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. For the 2009 fiscal year, we had an average of 21,782 donations/month (~726/day). Obviously that number is much higher for fundraising months but that's the yearly average. Megan Hernandez (WMF)
    • so, the ratio is 388,000,000 / 21782, or roughly 1:18,000,000. Philippe (WMF) 00:50, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. combined with additional information on the landingpage, it would be worth a shot. I would like to test that one in Germany aswell. Till Mletzko (WMDE) 13:55, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. I might be a bit late to comment, but I am not sure about this one. I know the intention is not this but I think it undermines a benefactors contribution, its not saying that you are "special" unless they see the landing page. if someone sees it randomly they would assume that the message is saying that we don't value individuality.Theo10011 07:23, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

Contribution CampaignEdit

Wiki now Wiki laterEdit


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Submitted on: 2010-09-16
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  1. Don't know if this is correct english but in dutch it sais: "wiki nu, wiki straks". Other version: Use Wikipedia now, use Wikipedia later. Mvg, Basvb 20:19, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I'm not sure if this really suggests anything. It sounds more to me like asking people to edit than donate. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:06, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

To attract non-financial contributions.

Powered by volunteersEdit


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