Fund drives/2005/Q4/Day 1

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Friday 16 December

The equivalent of $9,551.60 was donated on the first day of the fund drive. Thanks to Brion Vibber, our Chief Technical Officer, we have a near real time donation tracking page at: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/

The Detail page for each day of the drive has individual entries for anybody who donates through PayPal. You can see the amount donated, their name (if they gave permission for that) and a comment. I encourage everybody to read those comments.

Selected donor comments

From: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/index.php/2005-12-16/detail/

Here are some examples that caught my eye:

  • "Knowledge is Freedom" by anonymous
  • "merci pour cette banque de ressources" by Axel de nazelle
  • "This is what the internet was intended for." by Ned Miles
  • "Much better for you than Gates!" by percy westwood
  • "Thanks wikipedia you rock!" by Oliver Stirling
  • "Thank you for a good project!" by Akifumi Kato
  • "I need Wikipedia" by Yohei Takiguchi
  • "Thank you for your dedication and scholarship." by John Clayton
  • "Macht weiter so" by anonymous
  • "Wikipedia has saved my academic career so many times! Thank You!" by anonymous
  • "Wikipedia is an exceptional and very unique resource. Worth every dime ;-]" by Daniel Ushman
  • "Continuem este belo projeto" by anonymous
  • "Wikipedia is a revolution so large it is difficult to comprehend" by Louis Mackall
  • "Wikipedia I love you!!!" by Jonathan Takahashi
  • "Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya ( Lead me from Darkenss to light)" by anonymous
  • "wikipedia makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside" by Edward Scott
  • "Danke für die Hilfe bei etlichen Dokus und Referaten =)" by Jan Stuhlmann
  • "The shape of things to come..." by James Wonder

And my personal favorite:

  • "I call you my husband's mistress because you get his attention much of the time..." by anonymous
  • "^_^" by anonymous

-- Daniel Mayer


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