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erik at wikimedia

Nov 7, 2008, 11:47 AM


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Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions [In reply to]

2008/11/7 Nathan <nawrich [at] gmail>:
> I don't remember this sort of strong negative reaction before - is it
> expected?

Yes - the fundraising banner always creates a strong, initial negative
reaction when it goes up.

Last year, we had dismissability for logged in users (which led to a
smaller version of the banner which still included a thermometer), and
no dismissability for users who are not logged in. This year, both
logged in and logged out users can collapse the banner to a smaller
version. Many Wikipedians have expressed annoyance at the size of the
collapsed version, especially because it includes a bright red button.

Several wikis now have a gadget in the user preferences to hide the
banner completely. The gadget instructions can be found here for those
who want to copy it to their wiki:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Fundraising_2008/design_drafts#Enable_the_gadget_in_smaller_wikis_too.2C_please.21

I've asked Rand to work with the technology team towards a
significantly smaller default collapsed version for logged in users
(e.g. just showing the current amount and a plain link to donate, plus
an expand link). But, in the absence of data showing whether or not
the current collapsed version incentivizes donations by repeat
viewers, we won't make it smaller for logged out users at this point.

--
Erik Möller
Deputy Director, Wikimedia Foundation

Support Free Knowledge: http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Donate

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Donation banner and strongly negative reactions nawrich at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 7:17 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions innocentkiller at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 7:52 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions gerard.meijssen at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 7:58 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions majorly.wiki at googlemail Nov 7, 2008, 8:01 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions majorly.wiki at googlemail Nov 7, 2008, 8:02 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions bryan.tongminh at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 8:07 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions rarohde at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 8:24 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions gmaxwell at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 8:45 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions guillom.pom at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 9:22 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions bryan.tongminh at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 9:34 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions mgodwin at wikimedia Nov 7, 2008, 9:43 AM
        Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions fordmadoxfraud at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 9:55 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions jwales at wikia-inc Nov 7, 2008, 11:04 AM
        Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions majorly.wiki at googlemail Nov 7, 2008, 11:10 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions jwales at wikia-inc Nov 7, 2008, 11:18 AM
        Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions gmaxwell at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 11:24 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions majorly.wiki at googlemail Nov 7, 2008, 11:28 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions shimgray at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 11:37 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions gmaxwell at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 11:42 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions erik at wikimedia Nov 7, 2008, 11:47 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions gmaxwell at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 11:49 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions gerard.meijssen at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 11:59 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions brion at wikimedia Nov 7, 2008, 12:30 PM
        Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions tim at tim-landscheidt Nov 7, 2008, 1:40 PM
            Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions brion at wikimedia Nov 7, 2008, 2:08 PM
        Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions pjacobi.de at googlemail Nov 8, 2008, 11:59 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions brion at wikimedia Nov 7, 2008, 12:32 PM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions cbrown1023.ml at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 12:55 PM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions nawrich at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 1:03 PM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions innocentkiller at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 1:40 PM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions dgerard at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 1:53 PM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions dgerard at gmail Nov 7, 2008, 1:54 PM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions Anthere9 at yahoo Nov 8, 2008, 12:31 AM
        Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions saintonge at telus Nov 8, 2008, 12:38 PM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions Platonides at gmail Nov 9, 2008, 11:09 AM
        Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions bdamokos at gmail Nov 9, 2008, 11:14 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions rarohde at gmail Nov 9, 2008, 11:25 AM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions walter at wikipedia Nov 9, 2008, 11:54 AM
        Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions gmaxwell at gmail Nov 9, 2008, 12:54 PM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions email at mikepeel Nov 9, 2008, 2:08 PM
        Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions gmaxwell at gmail Nov 9, 2008, 3:04 PM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions Anthere9 at yahoo Nov 10, 2008, 12:44 AM
        Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions eflebeth at googlemail Nov 10, 2008, 1:59 PM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions gerard.meijssen at gmail Nov 10, 2008, 2:10 PM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions gerard.meijssen at gmail Nov 10, 2008, 2:14 PM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions gerard.meijssen at gmail Nov 10, 2008, 2:24 PM
    Re: Donation banner and strongly negative reactions Anthere9 at yahoo Nov 11, 2008, 1:43 AM

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