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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
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: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/index.php/2005-12-29/detail/
- "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