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第6年,再用PayPal给维基百科捐款$100

James Qi 在 2013年11月18日 - 21:54 提交
内容摘要:今天偶然打开维基百科页面,发现有呼吁捐款的提示,才想起又快到年底,我以前几个年度也都是这个时候给维基百科捐款的,今年也不例外,晚上回家来从PayPal支付了100美元。 收到PayPal的通知邮件:......

  今天偶然打开维基百科页面,发现有呼吁捐款的提示,才想起又快到年底,我以前几个年度也都是这个时候给维基百科捐款的,今年也不例外,晚上回家来从PayPal支付了100美元。

  收到PayPal的通知邮件:

本电子邮件确认您已经使用PayPal捐赠了$ 100.00 USD 至 Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. (donate@wikimedia.org) 。

捐赠详情
确认号:  5PK57581BM0918729
捐赠金额:  $ 100.00 USD
总计:  $ 100.00 USD
用途:  给维基媒体基金会的捐款
参考:  DONATE
提供人:  QI JINGSONG
消息:  my 6th year donate for wikipedia

收件人信息
捐赠协调员:  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
联系电子邮件:  donate@wikimedia.org
联系电话号码:  415-839-6885

  也很快收到来自Wikipedia的感谢邮件:

Dear JINGSONG,

Thank you for donating to the Wikimedia Foundation. You are wonderful!

It's easy to ignore our fundraising banners, and I'm really glad you didn't. This is how Wikipedia pays its bills --- people like you giving us money, so we can keep the site freely available for everyone around the world.

People tell me they donate to Wikipedia because they find it useful, and they trust it because even though it's not perfect, they know it's written for them. Wikipedia isn’t meant to advance somebody's PR agenda or push a particular ideology, or to persuade you to believe something that's not true. We aim to tell the truth, and we can do that because of you. The fact that you fund the site keeps us independent and able to deliver what you need and want from Wikipedia. Exactly as it should be.

You should know: your donation isn’t just covering your own costs. The average donor is paying for his or her own use of Wikipedia, plus the costs of hundreds of other people. Your donation keeps Wikipedia available for an ambitious kid in Bangalore who’s teaching herself computer programming. A middle-aged homemaker in Vienna who’s just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. A novelist researching 1850s Britain. A 10-year-old in San Salvador who’s just discovered Carl Sagan.

On behalf of those people, and the half-billion other readers of Wikipedia and its sister sites and projects, I thank you for joining us in our effort to make the sum of all human knowledge available for everyone. Your donation makes the world a better place. Thank you.

Most people don't know Wikipedia's run by a non-profit. Please consider sharing this e-mail with a few of your friends to encourage them to donate too. And if you're interested, you should try adding some new information to Wikipedia. If you see a typo or other small mistake, please fix it, and if you find something missing, please add it. There are resources here that can help you get started. Don't worry about making a mistake: that's normal when people first start editing and if it happens, other Wikipedians will be happy to fix it for you.

I appreciate your trust in us, and I promise you we'll use your money well.

Thanks,
Sue

Sue Gardner
Executive Director,
Wikimedia Foundation

For your records: Your donation on 2013-11-18 was $100.00.

This letter may serve as a record of your donation. No goods or services were provided, in whole or in part, for this contribution. The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable corporation with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in the United States. Our address is 149 New Montgomery, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105. U.S. tax-exempt number: 20-0049703

  维基百科的募捐太低调了,我上午看到的捐款banner,到晚上就没有了,要是没看到今年也许忙得错过了。