Archive:Fund drives/2005/Q4/Day 12

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    Tuesday 27 December

    A total of 293 donations were made through PayPal on Day 12, yielding the equivalent of $8,333.09 USD; an increase of $2520 over Day 11. The average donation this day was $28.44.

    A total of about $37.62 was donated through MoneyBookers since the last update, bringing that total to $810.30. Dexia donations total €276 ($322.26) via 12 donations.

    Day total: $8,692.97

    Breakdown of Day 12 PayPal donations:

    AUD     138.84    (104.20 USD)
    CAD 	369.82 	  (304.33 USD)
    EUR 	1,652.61  (2,007.41 USD)
    GBP 	196.25 	  (351.94 USD)
    JPY 	49,128.00 (443.87 USD)
    USD 	5,121.35
    Total 	8,333.09 USD

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    Special thanks to those who gave large donations

    An anonymous donor gave the largest donation on this day; $500 USD. Denis Bider gave $365.24, the second highest amount. There were also many donors who gave the equivalent of about $100 or more (listed in no particular order); Emil Vlad, Roberta W. Orr, David Tam, John Gerbracht, Dwayne Pelletier, S Page, Reg Handford, Dallan Quass, and 11 anonymous donors.

    Note: While large donations are great, it should be noted that about 70% of all the money donated to the Wikimedia Foundation comes from donations that are the equivalent of $50 or less and the average donation is about $25.

    Selected donor comments

    Let's all thank everybody who donated on this day by reading their comments.

    Full listing at:
    • "Wikepedia is the most uesful site next to Google" by anonymous
    • "les autres sources de savoir sont toues en train de devenir payantes" by anonymous
    • "Macht weiter so! Es ist garnicht so einfach ohne Bezahlung richtige Informationen zu bekommen." by Peter Hammerl
    • "Because I know of no better place online" by anonymous
    • "To the most important WWW project ever. Well thought and well made" by anonymous
    • "If I have a question or an problem - Wikiedia is the solution!! Yes this is the best of the web!!" by Andreas Galster
    • "Il gesto e' piccolo ma trovo giusta dare una mano penso che anche una piccola offerta sia utile speriamo che diventi sempre migliore .Continuate cosi'." by alessandro motta
    • "Yeah, keep it going, keep it coming ! Support a great cause!" by Iain Davidson
    • "THE best online source of knowledge; unsurpassed in quality and content!!" by Roberta W. Orr
    • "Here's to the only medium that lets me fix other people's mistakes immediately." by denis bider
    • "The technical information available on this site is incredibly thorough and useful." by Randall Huggins
    • "Wikipedia makes boring school assignments so easy!" by Marcus Kaplan
    • "It's wonderful to be able to enjoy such quality information in such a clean free way. Thank you all!" by anonymous
    • "Roll out !" by S Page
    • "Happy to support this excellent project. You are fundamentally changing the way the world gets its information. : )" by anonymous
    • "One of the greatest sites ever. Wikipedia is the first place I go to learn about something." by Jonathan Ryan
    • "This may be the best thing ever." by Jason Fialkoff

    Some of my personal favorites:

    • "Wikipedia is better than corn chips, and I really like corn chips." by Chris Kilgour
    • "Give until it hurts. That is the only way to free knowlege" by Tarek Fatah
    • "Wikipedia is to the 21st Century what the library of Alexandria was to antiquity" by anonymous
    • "Once we dreamed The Net would put knowledge at our fingertips. Now, finally, it's true." by Joe Moross
    • "Worth so much more than I could ever give..." by John Eubank
    • "Together we can build something great." by anonymous
    • "Love this thing" by Hiver F Ambroise

    -- Daniel Mayer

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