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December 06, 2014, 11:29:56 PM
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December 07, 2014, 12:01:48 AM
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Please do not donate to this unsophisticated ancient website.

Any respectable modern website would recognize modern convenient means of donation.  I'll tell you what Wikipedia, if you publish your address, I'll send you a check.  Remember checks?  LOL!!  Morons.


you do realize they allow bitcoin donations, right?
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December 07, 2014, 12:07:56 AM
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Please do not donate to this unsophisticated ancient website.

Any respectable modern website would recognize modern convenient means of donation.  I'll tell you what Wikipedia, if you publish your address, I'll send you a check.  Remember checks?  LOL!!  Morons.


you do realize they allow bitcoin donations, right?
That might be true, but they build their donation page as if they don't.  So in effect, they don't.  In other words, their user interface if very bitcoin unfriendly - even if they will accept bitcoin in some other medium.  They need a QR code on that page or people can easily donate in bitcoin without searching around for 30 minutes.  I am giving nothing.

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December 07, 2014, 12:10:51 AM
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Please do not donate to this unsophisticated ancient website.

Any respectable modern website would recognize modern convenient means of donation.  I'll tell you what Wikipedia, if you publish your address, I'll send you a check.  Remember checks?  LOL!!  Morons.


you do realize they allow bitcoin donations, right?
That might be true, but they build their donation page as if they don't.  So in effect, they don't.  In other words, their user interface if very bitcoin unfriendly - even if they will accept bitcoin in some other medium.  They need a QR code on that page or people can easily donate in bitcoin without searching around for 30 minutes.  I am giving nothing.

They use a coinbase payment processing widget. I find it somewhat annoying that it asks for personal information, probably for some legal reason. There's no reason you can't put fake info into their form though.
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December 07, 2014, 12:21:37 AM
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Please do not donate to this unsophisticated ancient website.

Any respectable modern website would recognize modern convenient means of donation.  I'll tell you what Wikipedia, if you publish your address, I'll send you a check.  Remember checks?  LOL!!  Morons.


you do realize they allow bitcoin donations, right?
That might be true, but they build their donation page as if they don't.  So in effect, they don't.  In other words, their user interface if very bitcoin unfriendly - even if they will accept bitcoin in some other medium.  They need a QR code on that page or people can easily donate in bitcoin without searching around for 30 minutes.  I am giving nothing.

They use a coinbase payment processing widget. I find it somewhat annoying that it asks for personal information, probably for some legal reason. There's no reason you can't put fake info into their form though.

This indicates further Wikipedia doesn't understand bitcoin.

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December 07, 2014, 12:42:29 AM
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If you search for wikipedia donation you'll see the first page http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Ways_to_Give

They listed Bitcoin along with the other payment options.

It's a shame that we need to fill in so many details just to donate a few bucks.
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December 07, 2014, 12:45:55 AM
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It's a shame that we need to fill in so many details just to donate a few bucks.
This indicates further that Wikipedia simply doesn't understand Bitcoin.

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December 07, 2014, 01:05:59 AM
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It's a shame that we need to fill in so many details just to donate a few bucks.
This indicates further that Wikipedia simply doesn't understand Bitcoin.
While you do not need to reveal yourself as part of the Bitcoin protocol they may need your personal information for some kind of compliance purpose (to comply with some law or regulation). I am not 100% sure what kind of "chairity" wikipedia is (what part of the tax code they fall under) however if donations are tax deductible they will need your information so they can give you a tax form so you can receive a tax deduction for your donation
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December 07, 2014, 03:13:40 AM
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I tried to tell them to post a Bitcoin address last year during a donation campaign. Shame on them for not providing one.

I'd love to make an anonymous Bitcoin donation because I appreciate the service they provide and the worldwide cooperative nature of Wikipedia content.

Their loss.
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December 07, 2014, 06:57:59 AM
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It's a shame that we need to fill in so many details just to donate a few bucks.
This indicates further that Wikipedia simply doesn't understand Bitcoin.

I agree, but I try to be more positive about it. When an organization like Wikipedia asks for identifying information, that's their way of letting me know that the organization is run by evil people. That's useful information to have when deciding where to make donations.

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December 07, 2014, 07:03:01 AM
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until BTC button is on the donate page it does not count.

How one earth they don't do this is beyond me. It goes agaisnt the ethos of everything they should stand for, plus they are just being dicks about it, which is far worse

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December 07, 2014, 06:04:39 PM
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"To protect our independance, we'll never run adds"

To protect my independance, I won't give you my name.

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December 07, 2014, 06:12:59 PM
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Please do not donate to this unsophisticated ancient website.

Any respectable modern website would recognize modern convenient means of donation.  I'll tell you what Wikipedia, if you publish your address, I'll send you a check.  Remember checks?  LOL!!  Morons.


you do realize they allow bitcoin donations, right?
That might be true, but they build their donation page as if they don't.  So in effect, they don't.  In other words, their user interface if very bitcoin unfriendly - even if they will accept bitcoin in some other medium.  They need a QR code on that page or people can easily donate in bitcoin without searching around for 30 minutes.  I am giving nothing.

yeap, true.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/20/cash_rich_wikipedia_chugging/

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December 07, 2014, 10:41:40 PM
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"To protect our independance, we'll never run adds"

To protect my independance, I won't give you my name.


As mentioned above, it is possible they collect your name (among other information) so you can receive a tax deduction the following April when you file you taxes. I would think that most people would likely want to take advantage of such tax breaks.

Additionally, from what I can tell they do not check your identity information for accuracy, so there is nothing to prevent you from saying your name is "John Doe" who lives at "123 Main street"
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December 07, 2014, 10:57:55 PM
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That might be true, but they build their donation page as if they don't.  So in effect, they don't.  In other words, their user interface if very bitcoin unfriendly - even if they will accept bitcoin in some other medium.  They need a QR code on that page or people can easily donate in bitcoin without searching around for 30 minutes.  I am giving nothing.

yeap, true.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/20/cash_rich_wikipedia_chugging/

Hmmm... Perhaps thay aren't terribly interested in the kind of transparency that Bitcoin allows for.

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December 07, 2014, 11:00:22 PM
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"To protect our independance, we'll never run adds"

To protect my independance, I won't give you my name.


As mentioned above, it is possible they collect your name (among other information) so you can receive a tax deduction the following April when you file you taxes. I would think that most people would likely want to take advantage of such tax breaks.

Additionally, from what I can tell they do not check your identity information for accuracy, so there is nothing to prevent you from saying your name is "John Doe" who lives at "123 Main street"

I wonder why Mozilla doesn't require anyone to fill in so many details.

They only ask for your email address.
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December 08, 2014, 01:46:28 AM
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"To protect our independance, we'll never run adds"

To protect my independance, I won't give you my name.


As mentioned above, it is possible they collect your name (among other information) so you can receive a tax deduction the following April when you file you taxes. I would think that most people would likely want to take advantage of such tax breaks.

Additionally, from what I can tell they do not check your identity information for accuracy, so there is nothing to prevent you from saying your name is "John Doe" who lives at "123 Main street"

I wonder why Mozilla doesn't require anyone to fill in so many details.

They only ask for your email address.
They are probably classified as different kinds of charities under the IRS tax code. Only charities that meet certain criteria can allow donors to deduct donations on their taxes.
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December 08, 2014, 07:16:54 AM
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until BTC button is on the donate page it does not count.

How one earth they don't do this is beyond me. It goes agaisnt the ethos of everything they should stand for, plus they are just being dicks about it, which is far worse

Took me 10 seconds (on a modern browser), if you dont want to give, dont.


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December 08, 2014, 11:31:51 AM
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Please do not donate to this unsophisticated ancient website.

Any respectable modern website would recognize modern convenient means of donation.  I'll tell you what Wikipedia, if you publish your address, I'll send you a check.  Remember checks?  LOL!!  Morons.


Nice respectable, modern web browser, guy.

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December 08, 2014, 11:38:46 AM
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Please do not donate to this unsophisticated ancient website.

Any respectable modern website would recognize modern convenient means of donation.  I'll tell you what Wikipedia, if you publish your address, I'll send you a check.  Remember checks?  LOL!!  Morons.


If u r bothered about look & feel, u might try http://www.wikiwand.com.

By the way, the parent organization of Wikipedia, The Wikimedia Foundation do accept bitcoin.

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