Archive:Fund drives/2005/Q4/Day 14

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    Thursday 29 December

    A total of 287 donations were made through PayPal on Day 14, yielding the equivalent of $9,835.33 USD; an increase of $695.51 over Day 13. The average donation this day was $27.47. A total of 7 Dexia donations today brought in €485 ($586.72).

    MoneyBookers donations since the last update two days ago amounted to a record $471.59 thanks in large part to a single donation for about $300. The MoneyBookers total is now $1281.89. No mail donation updates to report today.

    Day total: $10,893.64

    Breakdown of Day 14 PayPal donations:

    AUD     143.60    (107.77 USD)
    CAD 	210.43 	  (173.16 USD)
    EUR 	2,190.58  (2,660.88 USD)
    GBP 	116.03 	  (208.08 USD)
    JPY 	56,348.00 (509.10 USD)
    USD 	6,176.34
    Total 	9,835.33 USD

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    Special thanks to those who gave large donations

    Lydia Bell gave the largest donation this day; $1000 USD. There were also many donors who gave the equivalent of about $100 or more (listed in no particular order); AKIRA NUKIYAMA, Sahadevan Harikrishnan, Christian Bai, G E Whittenburg, Philip Sung, and 17 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:
    • "Wikipedia:Bounty board bounty for shoe polish, particularly for the contributions of en:User:Proto." by Michael Crouch
    • "I often type "wiki" during a google search." by Tyler Totman
    • "Wikipedia has set an important milestone in open source knowledge and deserves our support." by Brian Khan
    • "Pour préserver l'indépendance de cette source unique de connaissances" by anonymous
    • "Knowledge is power! To the Board and the many contributors worldwide. A BIG Thanks!" by anonymous
    • "An extremely informative resources. I can spend hours reading. One page leads to the next..." by anonymous
    • "Gerne unterstütze ich die interessanteste Internet-Site der Welt" by Olav Groehn
    • "keep on giving knowledge. I love Wikipedia." by anonymous
    • "Wikipedia must go on!!" by anonymous
    • "un piccolo contributo per una grande causa: la conoscena a portata di tutti. continuate così ragazzi!" by sabrina vanzo
    • "I subscribe to Wiki's projects wholeheartedly" by AKIRA NUKIYAMA
    • "Out of sheer gratitude for Wikipedia" by Sahadevan Harikrishnan
    • "A little something back for the huge amount of free knowledge you supply...Thank you!" by Jacqueline Newmark
    • "I am not afraid to call Wikipedia the most amazing project on the web." by Mher Hakobyan
    • "Keep ad-free! And tnx for the xmas card :-)" by Ernst Mulder
    • "Wikimedia is what the whole internet is supposed to be like." by Cornelius Hardenbergh
    • "Brilliant!" by Thomas Feledy

    Some of my personal favorites:

    • "About time i gave something back!" by anonymous
    • "As a student I don't have much, but if something is worth keeping up, it's Wikipedia." by anonymous
    • "I'm a student and I'm really pressed for cash right now. But f*ck it, this is for humanity." by Josef Falk
    • "Merci, wiki, de nous prouver que nous ne sommes pas tous stupides et que nous pouvons tous faire avancer la conscience humaine generale." by Alexandre Laronze
    • "Man, to think of the work I'd be doing if there wasn't wikipedia..." by anonymous :)
    • "Amazing idea, still amazes me every time I use it." by anonymous

    -- Daniel Mayer

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