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Tuesday 20 December
The equivalent of $12,494.80 USD was donated through PayPal on Day 5 of the fund drive (Tuesday 20 December). While this is a small decrease from Day 4 ($240.70), it does represent a higher average per donation ($22.72 vs $20.28). A total of 550 donations were made on Day 5; the largest was a $2000 anonymous donation made early in the day.
The first mail donations made during the fund drive have come in. A total of $75 has been received so far at the Wikimedia office. MoneyBookers donations for Day 5 were about $80, bringing that total to $383.38. 18 donations wired to our Dexia account totaled €371 ($445.83) today.
- Total for the day: $13,095.63
PayPal breakdown for Day 5:
AUD 420.72 (315.75 USD) CAD 362.49 (298.30 USD) EUR 2,429.82 (2,951.48 USD) GBP 328.86 (589.74 USD) JPY 39,684.00 (358.54 USD) USD 7,980.99 Total 12,494.80 USD
Selected donor comments
Let's all thank everybody who donated on this day by reading their comments.
- "Information wants to be free" by anonymous
- "Knowledge is the future - thank you for sharing it! A true daily user" by anonymous
- "Wissen ist Macht. Und die Macht sollte beim Volk liegen und nicht bei Verwertungsgesellschaften." by anonymous
- "Wikipedia embraces the spirit of the internet and every page is an investment for all human knowledge" by Orion Pronk
- "Thank you from a poor student from Germany" by Dominik Pich
- "Wikipedia rocks." by anonymous
- "a wonderful resource - my kids find it indispensible for school" by erik hoel
- "Wikipedia ist ein tolles Nachschlagewerk für welches sich lohnt zu unterstützen." by anonymous
- "gift economies are beautiful things. and i know what a gift economy is thanks go wikipedia." by anonymous
- "いつも豊富な知識を貰っています。どうもありがとう。" by genta uemura
- "Used Wiki many times. A true encyclopedia. The truth shall set you free." by Higinio Sanchez
- "Wikipedia is an invaluable source of accessible information in the overclogged information highway" by Anh-Thu Nguyen
- "Your work is really important" by anonymous
- "Wikipedia helps fulfill the internet's promise of democratization and equalization of information." by anonymous
- "Knowledge is the key to freedom" by John Rosato
- "It is my honor and duty" by anonymous
- "Got Wiki?" by Jun Yan
Some of my personal favorites:
- "a small step for a better world" by Mathieu Francois
- "If Plato would have the internet he would constantly read Wikipedia." by anonymous
- "Best signal to noise ratio on the internet today" by Simon Pichette
- "I have an atrocious memory - Wikipedia fills in the blanks!" by Ian Henderson
- "For all the library late fees Wikipedia has saved me." by Jonathan Voris
- "Thank you! Truly... thank you!!" by Dominick Daoust
- "All of us are smarter than any off us!" by Michael Doherty
- "Knowledge will never be burnt again" by anonymous
-- Daniel Mayer