Wikipedia's Silly Fundraising Banners Nabbed $20 Million

And now they're being replaced by just as silly "thank you" banners for the more than one million donors (along with non-donating bystanders) who got them to the $20 million benchmark.

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And now they're being replaced by just as silly "thank you" banners for the more than one million donors (along with non-donating bystanders) who got them to the $20 million benchmark. Wikipedia executive director Sue Gardner (above; who is not fried chicken) didn't specify the record-breaking number (or the kinds of the totally-not-condoned, immature fun and confusion you could have with those fundraising banners) in her post this morning, but did say that, "We've taken down our fundraising banners, because we’ve hit our target." VentureBeat and MSNBC are both reporting that Gardner's and Wikipedia's "target" is actually a cool $20 million, with MSNBC reporting that most of that money will go for "servers and other hardware, to develop new site functionality, expand mobile services, provide legal defense for the projects, and support the large global community of Wikimedia volunteers."

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