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Re: [Wikipedia-l] Begging letters on our blogs? David Gerard Tue Dec 19 00:39:09 2006

On 19/12/06, J.L.W.S. The Special One <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Contextual ads are small and unobstrusive. In addition, they may
> benefit the reader by pointing them to additional resources.
> Wikipedia is now a top-20 site. Server and bandwidth costs will grow
> rapidly. Donations are not a reliable way to keep Wikipedia
> financially afloat.
> I remember reading a report in the Signpost which says that Wikipedia
> could earn over $500 million if it used contextual ads.

Certainly, but the problem is it would still make a large chunk of the
people who actually write the sites get up and leave.

- d.
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