Poll: Have you donated any money to wikipedia?

Uszi

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Feb 10, 2008
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Yup, I use the site every day, so it seems like I should give something.

Might do it again. Buying an actual set of encyclopedias costs a lot of money, so I figure my donations should match the price of a large reference book at some point.
 

Mylinkay Asdara

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Nov 28, 2010
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If I have any money left after paying bills this month I might. I do use the site a lot, unfortunately I'm also living on a very small budget that doesn't allow for a lot of donating to things - and I'm also being hit up for donations by orphans and starving people in the mail all month that might be a worthier cause.
 

Indignation837

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Apr 11, 2010
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Yeah, I figure they've saved my ass from impending deadlines enough that they deserve a few bucks from me. That and having Jimmy Wales staring accusingly at me while I'm looking up definitions for mental disorders was starting to get annoying.
 

Giest4life

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Feb 13, 2010
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Indignation837 said:
Yeah, I figure they've saved my ass from impending deadlines enough that they deserve a few bucks from me. That and having Jimmy Wales staring accusingly at me while I'm looking up definitions for mental disorders was starting to get annoying.
I dig what you are saying. After I tossed my copy of Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics in favor of its Wiki page, it was subliminally disturbing to find Mr. Wales staring at me whilst I researched the very definition of ethics.
 

emeraldrafael

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Jul 17, 2010
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No. I've actually been avoiding those messages because I figured thats what they were about. Considering I cant use it on reports as a credible source, and considering they're basically they encyclopedia britanica, I dont see a point to.

why yes, Im being hypocritical, because I use the site from time to time. But until they make the site a pay site, I wont contribute money to them. Id rather save it for better causes.
 

DarkRyter

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Dec 15, 2008
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Just a bit.

They'd get more if Jimbo Wales just shouted "I've done all your essays for the past 6 years. Give me some fuckin money."
 

Lilani

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May 27, 2009
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No. And those ads with the face of Wikipedia's founder or whatever on them do nothing to change my mind about it. They look really sketchy to me. I know they aren't, but still. They could at least TRY to not make them look like links to scams.
 

the spud

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May 2, 2011
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No, but as much as I use the site I feel like I should. Maybe I'll get around to it.
 

TheRussian

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May 8, 2011
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No, since I'm in college now I use Wikipedia less and less by the day. It's useful, but I rarely look anything up anymore, so I can't justify spending any of my severely limited budget on donations.
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Wow captcha, that's really hard for a bot to decipher:
 

WaReloaded

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Giest4life said:
Indignation837 said:
Yeah, I figure they've saved my ass from impending deadlines enough that they deserve a few bucks from me. That and having Jimmy Wales staring accusingly at me while I'm looking up definitions for mental disorders was starting to get annoying.
I dig what you are saying. After I tossed my copy of Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics in favor of its Wiki page, it was subliminally disturbing to find Mr. Wales staring at me whilst I researched the very definition of ethics.
I hope you attempted to read Aristotle's Ethics though, it's an incredibly interesting account on happiness and how morals, ethics and politics influenced Aristotle's account of happiness. However, in saying that I have found the Wikipedia page slightly easier to understand.

OT: I've never donated to Wikipedia, but I probably will...one day. I donated a few dollars to help fund the Angry Video Game Nerd film though.
 

viranimus

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Nov 20, 2009
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Yes, not much mind you, but I try to give about 10-50$ per year when I can. Dont know about this year because money is tight due to moving, but Ill make up for it next year.

Seriously, its the ONLY website worth attempting to preserve through any apocalypse scenario, why wouldnt you want to donate?
 

onou1

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Nov 22, 2011
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Yeah. I've been trying to actually pay for things that I use, and wikipedia's request is a hell of a lot less intrusive and guilt trippy than most charities'. Like to keep it that way.