User talk:Mar del Sur
I am sorry for the inconveniences. I am not the responsible for the fundraising campaign but I understand your concerns. This has already been raised by other people. This happens because this year some chapters (like the German one) participate in the fundraising. As the chapters are organized today they are territory based not language based. So if you are in Germany the German chapter is supporting you even if you are user of Spanish projects. Personally I only agree partially with this approach. I believe that chapters should have a double dimension territorial and linguistic. For example German chapter only should be allowed to be “the” chapter for Spanish in Germany if they have the confidence of the Spanish project community. That probably would require that they should be able to communicate in Spanish. While things are as they are there is not many thinks I can do. You have to take into account that even for global messages it is difficult to get all of them translated into all languages. Translating all chapters landing pages to all languages would require 30 times more effort. It has been proposed that if landing into a chapter page from a language different than that of the chapter then the page be presented in English but this is not an ideal solution. I’ll resend your complain to the fundraising responsible and to the president of German chapter to see if something can be done.--Gomà 07:47, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
- You are right I made a wrong choice of words. You are attended by the German chapter and invited to support (by donating) to the German chapter. I’ve already contacted Philipe who is the responsible for the fundraising campaign and Sebastian who is the president of Wikimedia Germany. They are aware of your complain and it's Wikimedia Germany who has to fix it. Thanks again.--Gomà 10:12, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
- This is not the first time but last year only few of them participated. I’m not sure if we will have that information I already suggested performing tests to be able to compare those cases but I fear we only will have aggregated info mixing several effects. In Catalan wikipedia we are surveying readers about several questions and one of them is their inclination to donate to different kind of organizations promoting and supporting the projects. If you are interested I’ll make you know as soon as we publish the results. Regarding the general results of the campaign Deniz is providing regular updates on fundraising progress.--Gomà 13:18, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
Hi Mar. As promised Here you are he results of our survey.
I think they are not highly surprising but they help to quantify the previous impressions. From a total of more than 800 people 674 fully answered all the questions. 52,7% are ready to give money to support Wikipedia. On average they would give 17€ although they evaluate the service they obtain from Wikipedia in 37€. But when you ask them to whom are they ready to give only 13,35% are able to mention some organization. From those 48,91% are wiling to donate to Amical Viquipèdia (the association promoting the WM CAT Chapter), 40,22% to Wikimedia Foundation and 10,87% to any of the chapters in France Italy or Spain. My first conclusion is that people are highly inclined to give to Wikipedia but things change when they see they can’t give to Wikipedia but to an organization supporting Wikipedia and they don’t understand the ties between those organizations and Wikipedia. The second conclusion is that at least for Catalan readers they are much more inclined to donate to a chapter related to their language than to a chapter related to their country. --Gomà 13:45, 27 January 2011 (UTC)
Grant Advisory Committee
Things are starting to change for good. Perhaps you can be interested in this: Grant Advisory Committee.
I don't know if you fulfill the requirements but I am sure we need in the committee people like you who care about the interests of the movement and who is interested in guaranteeing that the money is invested in the best way. --Gomà 17:44, 30 April 2011 (UTC)