Sunday, September 16, 2007

Fundraiser 2007 - Responsiveness of Community

Many of you eventually know that I am dealing with the Fundraiser 2007 of the Wikimedia Foundation ... well ... there is one thing I feel a bit strange about: it seems as if general messages in village pumps and mailing lists where we ask for help simply don't go through ... or people simply don't read ... now there is a last attempt to be made and this is contact people one by one ... that is going through the projects and ask active people for help. In some way it makes me feel like spamming around and I don't feel actually comfortable with that, but on the other hand it seems to be the only chance we have ... uhmmm ... will go and do that now ... don't know if this translation of a saying is correct in English: when the prophet does not come to the mountain, take the mountain to the prophet ... have a great Sunday!

p.s. and yes, I already added a fundraiser button to my blog ;-)

2 comments:

John Schmidt said...

It would be easy to modify the MediaWiki software used on Wikimedia wikis so as to have a part of the page sidebar for use by the Foundation Office. The entire Wikimedia community could be efficiently contacted by placing messages in the sidebar.

John Schmidt said...

The developers could easily modify MediaWiki to provide space in in the page sidebar for messages from the Foundation.

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