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Wednesday 21 December
A total of 497 donors gave the equivalent of $12,466.34 USD through PayPal on Day 6 (Wednesday 21 December) of the fundraiser. While this is a very small decrease from Day 5 ($28.46) it does represent a modestly higher average donation ($25.08 vs $22.72). Moneybookers donations amounted to about $90, bringing that total to $474.77. €223.69 ($268.74) was added to the Dexia account via 14 donations. No update today on mailed donations.
Day total: $12,825.08
PayPal breakdown for Day 6:
AUD 118.20 (88.71 USD) CAD 585.97 (482.20 USD) EUR 2,497.40 (3,033.57 USD) GBP 735.10 (1,318.25 USD) JPY 52,112.00 (470.83 USD) USD 7,072.78 Total 12,466.34 USD
Special thanks to large donors
The largest donation this day was $500.00 USD and was made by Manoj Padki. There were also many donors who gave the equivalent of about $100 or more (alphabetical order); Raed Abdullah, David Bosman, Lindy Do, Rex Fujikawa, Tom Gally, Neil Greenleaves, Hartmut Geissbauer, Peter Goddard, Ryan Hoffman, Manoj Padki, Graham Laundon, Eugene Mihaliuk, Michael Nadler, William McQueen, Steve Reseigh, Anand Shukla and 15 anonymous donors.
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/2005-12-21/detail/
- "軽くなったらいいなぁ……" by anonymous
- "I am happy to support this fantastic resource. I urge everyone to do the same." by Oliver Gouldthorpe
- "A wonderful tool for learning. Please keep up the good work!" by anonymous
- "WikiPedia ist wunderbar. Dieser Ansatz wird einiges umwälzen." by anonymous
- "free is the mind - as should be knowledge" by Christian Schubert
- "Wikipedia is pretty much the best general source on information in the world." by anonymous
- "so much useful information & easily accessible – keep up the good work" by anonymous
- "Wikipedia is the best starting point for researching any topic." by anonymous
- "Thank you. Freedom has no price." by anonymous
- "You've set up a great infrastructure. The articles will keep getting better!" by anonymous
- "Will donate everytime to a good cause - Knowledge should be free to everyone who seeks it" by Collin Wu
- "Many thanks for the incredible service; keep up the good work!" by Peter Goddard
- "for the continuance of free knowledge" by anonymous
- "What is the internet without wikipedia ?" by David Bosman
- "Das ist es wert!" by Alexander Buesing
Some of my personal favorites:
- ""Knowledge is power" and thanks for making this so accessible." by anonymous
- "This site is a major foundation block in the history of the Internet and our information-rich future. Please donate if you haven't already -- even $5 from enough people will add up! =)" by anonymous
- "thanks for opening my eyes to this great planet and its inhabitants" by anonymous
- "wikimedia is the seed of the New Enlightenment" by Jonathan Mayer
- "Wikipedia gets a big hug from a grad-schooler. I want to have wiki-babies with this website. Kudos and mega-thanks." by anonymous
- "Indispensable!" by Steve Reseigh
-- Daniel Mayer