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Have you ever donated money to Wikipedia?

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Elliot B.    1,044

I donated ?5 a year or two ago, but I've loved the website for 7+ years, so I'll definitely donate more soon.

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+The Evil Overlord    17,098

Nope never, and I never will

bwuhahahaha

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Pupik    452

I'm not using it and think it's unreliable source for information, so no.

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Elliot B.    1,044

I'm not using it and think it's unreliable source for information, so no.

Then why are you posting in this topic? It clear (even though I wasn't literal in the question) that it's for supporters.

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Pupik    452

Then why are you posting in this topic? It clear (even though I wasn't literal in the question) that it's for supporters.

Because you asked if I ever donated to Wikipedia? Didn't know the only possible answer was "yes". Sorry.

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Elliot B.    1,044

Because you asked if I ever donated to Wikipedia? Didn't know the only possible answer was "yes". Sorry.

You're right, I should have been clearer.

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+The Evil Overlord    17,098

King, why not add a poll to the topic if what you're trying to do is see how many people do or do not?

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Elliot B.    1,044

King, why not add a poll to the topic if what you're trying to do is see how many people do or do not?

I didn't create it to see how much people have donated, just whether people have :)

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+The Evil Overlord    17,098

I didn't create it to see how much people have donated, just whether people have :)

Ahh ok

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Setnom    689

I haven't yet, but I'm planning to. Wikipedia might be, for some, an unreliable source (which I no longer agree with. In the past, yes, but not today), but no one can deny that the site is a great tool for learning and knowledge.

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Knife Party    630

Nope

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firey    3,555

never donated, I use it quite a bit just for a quick bit of info. I likely won't donate either.

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Crisp    3,271

Nah, I'm a Pirate!! Arrgggh1!!1!!!!!111!!one!

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+FiB3R    1,656

I did, a few weeks ago. Don't know what came over me. :huh:

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Guest seanseany   

Because you asked if I ever donated to Wikipedia? Didn't know the only possible answer was "yes". Sorry.

Well said Pupik! Obviously some people need to know how threads and discussions work on Neowin.

And no I have not and will not donate to the site as its irrelevant to me.If it shut down tomorrow, nothing of value would have been lost IMO.

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Dan~    218

If ordinary folk like us couldn't create stuff, then I might consider it as sometimes it's useful but it's always something I have to take with a pinch of salt.

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SadJoker    15

I haven't donated, but I should because it's something I use all the time. I've also been editing a few articles lately.

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HardyRexion    39

Because you asked if I ever donated to Wikipedia? Didn't know the only possible answer was "yes". Sorry.

This made me giggle. The exact response I would have given. Sometimes it's impossible to not be sarcastic. Highlights stupidty wonderfully.

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JohnsonBox    11

I haven't donated yet, but I want to and I should. Wiki is something attractive in cyberspace.

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Laura    145

Yeah I donated ?5 last time they were begging.

As far as reliability goes: with 'traditional' printed books or sites you can't edit, you have to trust that the author and editors et al knew what they were doing and got their facts right. If they got something wrong, it's not necessarily easy to get it changed, it might not even be easy to detect the mistakes or bias.

Wikipedia does make use of citations and if you are doing research for school/uni/etc you should follow up those sources. Sometimes you will realise that they don't quite add up with whatever was on the original article, but hey, at least you got to see the original source. Nothing stopping you from changing it yourself.

Oh yeah while I'm on this waffle train .. pages that get vandalised or abused or are badly written are often flagged up as such.

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Charisma    2,388

I have donated before and probably will again. I love browsing it--you can learn about anything, and even if it isn't always 100% reliable, it's generally pretty good, and you can learn more than you knew before anyway. It's done so much for me that I am quite happy to give back.

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Hum    6,928

No website has ever donated to me, so ...

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vcfan    2,337

everyone should donate. Wikipedia is one of the greatest websites ever made

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+warwagon    9,565

Yep 2 years ago I gave them $20

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+Gary7    7,368

No and I don't plan too.

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