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Humor[edit]

All our knowledge are belong to you[edit]


Proposed by: Lexicografía. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-21
Comments:

  1. I'm not sure on the wording, punctuation and line breaks, but the general idea should be clear. Lexicografía 21:38, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
    Well, you are trying to use "all your bases are belong to us", which is unnecessary. you can use it generally considering the next 2 lines.Theo10011 18:45, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. People not familiar with Internet memes won't get it --Church of emacs talk · contrib 19:06, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
    Most people have at least heard of the "all your base are belong to us" phrase, even if they don't know exactly what it means or where it comes from. Lexicografía 19:09, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
    I'd actually bet a good deal of what little I own that most people haven't heard of that phrase, and those who haven't will probably assume we don't even know basic grammar and not donate. Mario777Zelda 02:42, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
    Nobody over about 30 would get it at all, and may even think it's a grammatical error. 178.102.96.209 18:48, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. "Allowed" is the totally wrong terminology here; it's a call for funding, not legal help. 178.102.96.209 18:48, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I agree, to people who don't recognize the meme, it will look like a grammatical error. Furthermore "allowed to stay online" sounds like we're trying to keep someone from pulling the site offline. GorillaWarfare 23:42, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Tennis-related[edit]


Proposed by: 72.83.94.104. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-21
Comments:

  1. That is really creative, congratulations CnkALTDS 20:20, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. We don't have the ability to serve banners related to a particular topic, unfortunately. :( Philippe (WMF) 21:11, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I like it. Just Deuce. Your serve. is snappier. Anywhere'll do, Philippe Trev M 10:05, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I am not sure about the terminology, why tennis?, why not football or golf, seems irrelevant. "Deuce" might not be a good term to start a banner.Theo10011 18:44, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Haha. Creative indeed. I also like Trev M's shortened version. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:09, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. I imagine that for a very large population "deuce" calls to mind card games first rather than tennis. ~ Ningauble 12:21, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
    Am I the only one who is thinking of all the double entendres associated with the word "Deuce", have a look here for yourself. Among some of the connotations associated with the term are- a name for the devil, a DUI, a red light district in New york city, Harley- davidson model of motorcycle, a machine gun etc. all of which is amongst the most common euphemism for "Number 2" and that is not counting similar sounding homophone "douche". Most of that usage might be US centric but its worth pointing out.Theo10011 19:02, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. Non-tennis players will wonder why you are talking about feces. Gigs 00:48, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  8. I like it personally but not buy. 1) It wouldn't work if you are not familiar with tennis. 2) Hard to translate. In many languages serve in this context can be strongly connected to tennis and only. If not, it could be connect to a sort of demanding humiliation (serve - servant association). OTOH for English speakers, it might work. --Aphaia 08:55, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

we want to wiki with your money[edit]


Proposed by: Basvb. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-16
Comments:

  1. I'm not sure what this means? Perhaps some further explanation? Philippe (WMF) 23:28, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Lost in translation maybe?Theo10011 18:28, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. You want to do what with my money? Shame on you! LOL Seriously though, I just don't like the sound of this one. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:06, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Donating allowed[edit]


Proposed by: Basvb. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-16
Comments:

  1. 'Donations allowed' would be better in English, I think. - Andre Engels 12:06, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Agree with Andre. Made me grin. Nice laid back way of inviting those kind of people. A bit too short: maybe as the link for one of the other banners not so clear about its solicitation? Trev M 10:15, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I don't think it works as well in english, "not donating also allowed".Theo10011 18:24, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Thank goodness! I was afraid I would get in trouble for donating! LOL — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:06, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Hungry?[edit]


Proposed by: Rock drum (talk·contribs). On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-16
I have adapted this from my previous banner, Food of the Soul.
Comments:
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  1. I think it's too vague - I would not know what to expect when clicking this. - Andre Engels 12:06, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. My reaction is to argue rather than to feel responsive. Trev M 10:18, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. the previous phrase should have been "food for the soul" not "of the soul", I think its a bit clichéd.Theo10011 18:23, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I do like this one better than the ones mentioning a soul. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:06, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Where's the real "ask"? ~ Ningauble 20:32, 1 October 2010 (UTC)


Warm fuzzies cost extra[edit]


Proposed by: Ragesoss. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-24
Comments:

  1. Nice.Theo10011 05:39, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I don't get it. Lexicografía 14:08, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
    the warm fuzzy feeling!! you know the one you get when you contribute for the first time or are rewarded for it. it can just be the warm fuzzy feeling of finding what you were looking for.Theo10011 18:11, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
    It's probably a bit hard to understand for en<2 speakers. Also, isn't that colloquial? --Church of emacs talk · contrib 18:47, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
    It's definitely colloquial. I like it. Lots of advertising appeals to common language; I think that's okay, even though our article-prose aspires to something somewhat higher. Ocaasi 03:15, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Again I don't get it. I love warm fuzzy feeling but it doesn't associate with an encyclopedia. Also as a member of Transcom, I won't but colloquial ones, because it is hard to translate. --Aphaia 09:08, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I like it! I believe it's the warm fuzzy feeling you get when you donate. Definitely for English projects only though -- I doubt it would translate well... GorillaWarfare 23:48, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Sliced bread[edit]


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. I don't care for this one. I think the more inspiring ones are better.  ono  02:03, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. "Since sliced bread" feels very colloquial to me... Philippe (WMF) 23:07, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
I kind of like it, but more in the 'funny' category. For a lot of people, Wikipedia really is that convenient. The phrase is colloquial, because lots of people use that expression, and lots of people use Wikipedia. So it kind of fits...User:Ocassi 19:49, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

You are the secret[edit]


Proposed by: Theo10011. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  • Nice. Emijrp 16:26, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Closed Tuesdays[edit]


Proposed by: User:Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

could be misconstrued, funnier when it was "the internet will be closed this Tuesday for maintenance". Theo10011 16:25, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

  1. Confuses readers: Is Wikipedia in a financial crises? No, they are doing just fine? Well then, why should I donate? --Church of emacs talk · contrib 13:30, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Somebody clicked hide[edit]


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:


Slower and slower[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi, credit to Rd232. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

Cute and funny idea of falling over (tripping over) but also could be construed as something getting really old, slow and dying. Theo10011 16:25, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

  1. I'm not so sure about this one... Philippe (WMF) 22:58, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I am not convinced... Anthere
  3. Sounds like Wikipedia is in imminent danger of this... GorillaWarfare 23:52, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Admit It[edit]


Proposed by: WillWatershed. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Clever, but is the PhD demo a little small? Will others get it? Ocaasi 23:45, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
    1. ..."never would have finished that report"? Philippe (WMF) 22:40, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
      1. I changed my mind on this one. I read it literally before, but it doesn't matter that most people don't do dissertations, only that the word sounds, aspirational, like something smart people do and therefore the general public might want to be a part of. Also, "Future grads" is a great turn of phrase that brings up all kinds of broad sympathy and appeal. And actual grad students will chuckle that it's true, at the very least as a form of procrastination. Ocaasi 20:20, 19 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. A bit provocative. Also, for how many reader might this be true? A tiny minority. Probably --Church of emacs talk · contrib 12:15, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Too far-stretched. Writing a dissertation does not and probably should not involve Wikipedia. Actually, as a former PhD student I feel a bit offended by the statement. Lecartia 15:58, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Even if it might be true, I don't think it'll be appealing: Even wikipedians admit that Wikipedia is not a reliable source which should be cited by academics. So I doubt it'll be that effective. V85 13:57, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Too a narrow target, isn't it? Better to say "report" or "homework". --Aphaia 10:25, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Could have a certain populist appeal to non-academics in an ironic sense as well, but I doubt it would be effective because in that sense it is not a positive message. ~ Ningauble 17:33, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. Support. If these messages are displayed randomly, I think this one has great potential. I would generalize dissertation to 'paper' or the like (report does not flow as well in English, IMO). Also change to the proper conditional case: "Admit it: without Wikipedia, you would never have finished that paper." Though the sense of the statement is negative, it has a positive result (completion of the work) and the imperative is positive (Donate to keep it free, not "don't let it die" or "Unless you donate, WP will be gone"). Paulmnguyen 17:10, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  8. I know it's meant as a joke, but still this one make me feel like I'm being called stupid. As if not for this site I would still be in school and failing all of my knowledge classes such as history. I graduated far before this site went online and did just fine. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 19:39, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  9. How about replacing "dissertation" and "grads" with "paper" and "students"? Almost every middle-to-high school student I know uses Wikipedia, at least as a reference point for finding other places to look. Lexicografía 19:21, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
  10. Lexicografía's suggestion goes some way to fixing a problem with this (target audience too small) but I don't think students can afford to donate any substantial amount. MER-C 08:17, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
  11. The word "grads" has no meaning at all in the UK. GrahamColm 08:26, 27 September 2010 (UTC)


Support the Truth[edit]


Proposed by: Ningauble. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-12
Comments:

  1. New project-specific suggestion for Wikiquote, with some reservations about negative tone. This is a play on a quote of uncertain origin that may or may not be famous enough for use in non-English Wikiquotes. ~ Ningauble 15:38, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. well, we work on validity, not truth --Jan eissfeldt 18:43, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Nice one but might be misconstrued if someone is not aware of the quote. Theo10011 03:03, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Personally, I wasn't familiar with the underlying quote (thank you, Google). Perhaps it's just me, perhaps it's just better known somewhere else ... dunno, but such quotes are often barely localizable as they are just not equally well-known around the globe. —Pill (talk) 12:36, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Most readers won't get it --Church of emacs talk · contrib 17:03, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Parents would not be happy; most would not get it.  ono  23:31, 20 September 2010 (UTC)


No such Thing[edit]


Proposed by: WillWatershed. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Too much of a mouthful. Also: Does "free" mean free licence or no charge. V85 13:57, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. "there is no such thing as a free lunch" would be too anglo-centric, and would not be understand in many countries. In Japanese there is no similar expression so it wouldn't be so pithy as its original. --Aphaia 10:25, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I agree with V85, it's a bit confusing to me, too, because the definition of free in the sense used here is different from that we commonly use (e.g. when we refer to Wikipedia as the free encylopedia"). —Pill (talk) 12:57, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Not clear enough Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:14, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Too complicated. If you use it, limit it to native areas. Effeietsanders 09:51, 14 September 2010 (UTC)

Make a donation[edit]


Proposed by: User:Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

Submitted on: 2010-09-08
Comments:

  1. Kinda like the idea. Replace second sentence with something like: "Here is your chance today." Renata3 01:52, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Prize winner[edit]


Proposed by: <enter your username here>. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

Submitted on: 2010-09-12
Comments:

  1. Not sure about this one. Famous scam tag-line. Theo10011 03:03, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Too spammy. I would not even think of contributing at a link like this.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:11, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I agree - this one feels off message to me. Philippe (WMF) 22:39, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Yeah, this one provokes too much "I've landed on a crappy website" type of thinking. Courcelles 02:44, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. It's awful :( Lvova 11:05, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Must agree, it seems to give the wrong message. Arbitrarily0 (talk) 21:13, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. If I saw this, I'd avoid the area until the pledge drive was over, not donating out of pure anger. I HATE this type of ad. Sven Manguard 02:54, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

HTML begging[edit]


Proposed by: WillWatershed. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. I like it. Heh. Philippe (WMF) 22:40, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I'm not sure everyone gets the HTML-like tags. Nice idea, though :) --Church of emacs talk · contrib 12:15, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. + Lvova 04:47, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. What does "free" mean? Free licence or no cost? If it means no cost, we are asking for money for something which is meant to have no cost... V85 13:57, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. I always like people that don't take themselves too seriously. I'd give my money based on this message. Anya 14:59, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. I oppose that one. fundraising is not about begging. it is about convincing people of a great vision and asking them to support it financially. Till Mletzko (WMDE) 15:13, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. ^ sonia 21:22, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  8. Not clear what means "free" - no advertisement? Free license? And I've got some criticism why Wikipedia had no advertisement "instead of begging", even i n a very small number. Not sure if it goes well. --Aphaia 10:25, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
  9. Personally I like it, but I don't think "begging" is appropriate approach. The message should be that Wikipedia is valuable and not a homeless person asking for a penny because s/he knows no better. Renata3 01:54, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Hypochondriacs[edit]


Proposed by: Theo10011. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Hate it. I would never donate based on this.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Yeah, sadly low-brow humor doesn't work when you're a) dealing with a real disorder and b) asking strangers to give you money User:Ocaasi 07:23, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. How about something like "the puzzled for Wikipedia. You know you need it to look that up." I like the idea of appealing to the reason many people use Wikipedia: to satisfy their curiosity. The "Stay Curious" banner may be better for this though. Anya 14:23, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Ocaasi says it all. Arbitrarily0 (talk) 21:15, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Don't panic[edit]


Proposed by: Theo10011. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. I like this. I prefer it without "future", though. And I'm not keen on the ellipsis. How about "DON'T PANIC: Your Guide to the Galaxy". --Bodnotbod 14:00, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. Hate it. Not meaningful at all.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. A good joke, but only a minority will get it --Church of emacs talk · contrib 14:06, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Meh. I get the joke but it doesn't make me want to donate. Anya 14:33, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. I must say I do agree with Anya. Jopparn 20:52, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Homework[edit]


Proposed by: n/d. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Really cute. User:Ocaasi10:13, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like it too. --Bodnotbod 14:01, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
  3. Decent.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Too pushy --Church of emacs talk · contrib 14:06, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Appealing to the wrong audience here. Not sure that parents, the actual donors behind the target audience, will appreciate threats against their child's homework. Anya 14:33, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. The wrong audience? It is not only kids that have homework, as do students and everybody that has night classes and stuff like that. I like it a lot and it could make me donate a few dollars!
  7. I had the same thought as Anya, and that this may provoke the wrong nerve in educators/parents who are concerned about their pupils relying on Wikipedia. Courcelles 02:46, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  8. This is funny, I like it. If people don't donate at least they come back for some more # thumbs up # Serenity.id 09:55, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  9. I don't know, I'm not really a fan of the message this one is giving. Arbitrarily0 (talk) 21:16, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Share knowledge[edit]


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Too 'gimme, gimme'ish.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Yeah, it's like a back alley robber: your life or your wallet. Renata3 01:58, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Inheritance[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Sounds like "your death will make our day", or did I misunderstand something? :-) Ziko 16:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. Don't get it.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
+1 --Church of emacs talk · contrib 14:06, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  1. Hate it. If I had an inheritance, I'd feel more offended and less wanting to give. If I didn't have an inheritance, I'd be happy to be relieved of all responsibility here. Anya 14:37, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Curse jar[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Nah.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

I don't get it. Anya 14:37, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

  1. This one was not my cup of tea, even though I do get it. Jopparn 20:52, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Heelllppp!!!![edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Takes too long to get the message. Additionally, I would donate based on this.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. This may actually get me to donate. But that's because I know what's going on behind it.Anya 14:39, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I don't get it. sonia 21:34, 8 September 2010 (UTC).
  4. Neither do I. Jopparn 20:52, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. No. Sven Manguard 02:55, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Spill knowledge[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Like BP and oil?  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Both poetic and a bit funny, but perhaps not very good for WP to be compared with BP :) Jopparn 20:52, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Okay I like this one :) --Addihockey10 02:15, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Closed until further notice[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Bleh.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. We are not in a financial crisis --Church of emacs talk · contrib 14:06, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. But we could be if there are no donations. I think this would open up the eyes on people and make them understand that they can't take it completly for granted. Jopparn 20:52, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

To donate, or not to donate[edit]


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. I like this one, but can we bold 'to donate'?  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Poetic but no message behind it --Church of emacs talk · contrib 14:06, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. This joke is so old and worn out that it doesn't even make me smile anymore. Jopparn 20:52, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Mightier than the sword[edit]


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Odd comparison.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Meh. Does not encourage action. Very passive statement. Renata3 02:00, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Jimbo[edit]


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Gotta add the creepy jimbo pic.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. People don't know Jimbo ;) --Church of emacs talk · contrib 14:06, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Hehe! Good fun! Jopparn 20:52, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Insider-fun, but doubt would raise any money even among hardcore Wikipedians. Renata3 02:01, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Bible, Snooki, and Quantum Physics[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. I can research the Bible in the Bible, QP in my textbook, etc.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  1. Right, but in one place? Added italics to the 'and' for unitary emphasis. User:Ocaasi 07:26, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
  1. This is great.--Banana 00:20, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I lie it. Also, it's probably the best to replace "Bible" with per-language book in translating.. For Arabic and Farsi, it can be Quran, for Hebrew it can be Torah and so on. (Of course, it isn't about endorsing any faith, it will just refer to something people might be interested in checking).--OsamaK 19:27, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. Love it.......where else can you find a reliable Snooki Bio??? lol.Theo10011 20:20, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I like it. I might add "in one place". And also, perhaps link to the articles on the subjects? GorillaWarfare 23:56, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

50 years[edit]


Proposed by: CoreyOMP. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. There are several problems with this, but the reference to WP as an encyclopedia about pop culture and tech stuff - big smile.Ziko 16:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. Love this.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC) on behalf of WikiProject Apple Inc.
  3. Wonderful! What are the problems? The reference to a commercial product? Jopparn 20:52, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I foresee cultural/translation problems; can't support. --Cybercobra 20:07, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. great!--Poupou l'quourouce 20:31, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. I like it, but I wonder if we can/should, kind of, 'advertise' iPhone. Any other options?--OsamaK 19:29, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  7. Who knows? Get Apple to sponsor the mention of their product :P Actually, that's a bit close to ads, ain't it? sonia 04:06, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

CD Player[edit]


Proposed by: WillWatershed. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-09
Comments:

  1. I might be nitpicking but why a CD payer, I know its supposed to be defunct technologies, but CD's had a decent lifetime along the lines of cassettes, VHS etc., a possible suggestion would be mentioning HD-DVD - much recent so most people would be aware, plus it lost the format-war like Beta.Theo10011 06:07, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I really like where this one is going but I agree that CD player is not a good choice as many people still have CD players, even if only in their car. What about cassette tape? But I really like the idea of appealing to parents and getting them to think in terms of their children. --Bodnotbod 11:57, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Take something which is more important these days, doesn't even have to be sure that it will starve away: car, computer, paper/book, encyclopedia (not that important but might be funny). (like book the most). Mvg, Basvb 20:06, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Vinyl/LPs would make much more sense. --Cybercobra 19:55, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Pick a much older item, one that hasn't been used for several generations and this would work. Nice idea. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 19:50, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. I'd say record player or phonograph, something a little farther back. Today's youth do actually use CD players, believe it or not...Lexicografía 21:50, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
    • The point is that CD players will probably be obsolete when today's youth grows up, not that they're obsolete today. Jon Harald Søby 21:52, 14 November 2010 (UTC)
  7. Or the cynic version "How else will your children know what a cow is?". --88.130.160.172 10:27, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  8. Support, suggest reword 2nd to "Make sure Wikipedia is there for the next generation" Chzz 00:49, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  9. I mostly like it and agree with Chzz, lets emphasize the next generation without implying a future where the only way to find knowledge will be Wikipedia. My76Strat 03:14, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  10. I agree, we need to show that Wikipedia is the future, not the only way to the past. (Betamax anyone?) --WolfnixTalk • 02:10, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

[Donating] does not hurt[edit]


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

[1]

Against "traditional" knowledge[edit]

Dead-tree books, libraries and school.

Save on books[edit]


Proposed by: User:Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. I like this one. I think it may be better to say "think of all the money you've saved on books". That said, I'm not sure how happy the publishing industry will be about us boasting we stop people buying books. There could be a companion banner; "think of all the time you've saved".--Bodnotbod 13:34, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. We don't want our readers to stop reading books ;) --Church of emacs talk · contrib 13:30, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I totally oppose this! "Think of all the money you'll save on videogames, cellphones, tech gadgets, cable TV etc. if you spend your time editing" would be better. :-p --Nemo 08:36, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Trip to library[edit]


Proposed by: Sonia. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. I could imagine that teachers and librarians will not be fond of this. :-) Ziko 16:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. Don't like this; then teachers and librarians would hate WP even more.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. This one's super great. 178.108.62.173 18:50, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. We don't want people to stop reading books! --Church of emacs talk · contrib 14:06, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Hate it in principle but it might work for fundraising. I'd test it at least. Anya 14:33, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
    1. Well- I love libraries too. It's just that if I suddenly want to know something it's much easier to flip open my laptop and search Wikipedia than to go to the library. I didn't mean this to be like "libraries are obsolete" or anything. sonia 21:34, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
      1. So do I, but I have no problem understanding the message and there is a place for both of them. I like it. Jopparn 20:52, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. I like this one, it's so true. Serenity.id 09:55, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. Could be promising. --Cybercobra 20:02, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  8. Absolutely not. See #Save on books. "You saved time to make one more trip to the library/to read one more book from your library" would be better. :-p --Nemo 08:42, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Paper encyclopedias[edit]


Proposed by: Sonia. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Maybe a cutting down a tree thing...  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. How about just "Help keep us different"? Let the reader's mind fill in the gap about why Wikipedia is different to them. Anya 14:33, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
    1. The more I think about it, the more I like the simplicity of that. sonia 21:34, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
      1. That would be a great version! Jopparn 20:52, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Don't like this at all. If you don't donate, Wikipedia will turn into a paper encyclopedia? Also ditches on paper encyclopedias. Renata3 01:57, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I agree with Renata. --Nemo 08:43, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  5. I think that it may work. Emijrp 16:30, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Saving on books[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Books are good. Where would we get half our refs?  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. We don't want people to stop reading books! --Church of emacs talk · contrib 14:06, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Libraries[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

note: c.f. Sonia's entry above

Recommend against this one, on the basis that some Wikimedia partnerships are with libraries. Libraries are more than just a collection of books. ;-) Mike Peel 21:14, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
I love Wikipedia, but I still reserve a special space in my heart for libraries. Megan Hernandez (WMF)
  1. Libraries are not bad, Mhernandez sums up my thoughts.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Church of emacs hasn't commented this yet :-), so I'll remind you that we want people to read more books, not less. --Nemo 08:47, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Still cheaper than school...[edit]


Proposed by: Kwiki. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-16
Comments:

  1. Another option is "Cheaper than school" Kwiki 05:03, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Could be misunderstood as an anti-school statement... Ziko 14:21, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I like the sentiment, but agree that we are the last people to be anti-school. How about 'still cheaper than your textbooks' --Deniz (WMF) 00:34, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
    1. Textbooks- good idea. sonia 10:06, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. ENGVAR issue on word school: in UK, school refers to 4-18 education, and is free to the user. Kevin McE 06:33, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. I dont think Wikipedia is considered an alternative to school, more complimentary to it. Libraries would also be cheaper than school which Wikipedia might have more in common with than school.Theo10011 18:27, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. No. Like others, I also believe it sounds like you're better off not going to school. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:06, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. No, we don't offer an alternative of school afaik, and we have no way to prove. Certain individual schools could be run on a smaller budget than WMF's. --Aphaia 08:44, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  8. Where's the "ask"? ~ Ningauble 20:34, 1 October 2010 (UTC)
  9. As for book and libraries. --Nemo 09:47, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Community jokes[edit]

For logged-in editors.

Donation needed[edit]


Proposed by: Cormaggio. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. This is by far my favourite banner of those listed here at the time of writing. I realise it's somewhat of an in-joke but actually I think most people that have used Wikipedia enough to wish to donate will have seen the 'citation needed' template and get this joke. On that basis I would support seeing this banner for even non-logged-in users. I also think we could use the meme with additional content. So, for example, if we use quotes from testimonials, we could put [ donation needed ] in superscript after the quote. I do think that may be risky. Obviously when the [ citation needed ] template is used it tends to cast doubt on the information preceding it; would adding [ donation needed ] mean people associate the testimonials with falsehood? What do people think? --Bodnotbod 14:05, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. Fantastic idea. :-) This is actually less of an in-joke than you might think. A lot of people now know about [ citation needed ] - it's entered popular culture. It would be fantastic to see how well this one performs. Mike Peel 21:15, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
    I agree, this one is fantastic! - but likely limited to those who have edited before. dgultekin 17:09:26, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
    Aye, I think this would be an interesting one to test on both sides to see the difference. Jalexander 09:55, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Some WP do not have that template, by the way.Ziko 16:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
    enwiki, then. like it.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. +1 support. Quiddity 00:00, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. good. Lvova 12:07, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Agree with Bod: "most people that have used Wikipedia enough to wish to donate will have seen the 'citation needed' template". As for the other attempts at humour above, someone will take it the wrong way. -- Jeandré, 2010-09-08t17:55z
  7. Hehe, good fun! Jopparn 20:28, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  8. This one could work surprisingly well, I think. Definitely worth testing. Shimgray 21:03, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  9. Should be a classic. Renata3 02:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  10. Excellent. --Cybercobra 19:59, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  11. --Banana 00:24, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  12. I don't think it is THAT obscure. Plus, there's already this. I like it. Allmightyduck 18:20, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  13. That's an awesome one! CharlieEchoTango 08:22, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
  14. Yes! Simple, funny, gets the point across without clutter and unwanted associations. Translating it might be a bit of a problem; in my native language, just posting "citation needed" without anything preceeding it is gramatically awkward, but for the English Wikipedia at least, it should work well. --Urzică 06:08, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Disambiguation (notice)[edit]


Proposed by: Nihiltres and Ragesoss. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. No, keep focus on donating. Renata3 02:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like the idea, but the link to "Charitable contribution" is indeed a bit distracting. I'd like to see this tweaked a bit. --Urzică 06:14, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Disambiguation (support)[edit]


Proposed by: WillWatershed. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-13
Comments:

  1. Landing page will elaborate on the difference between supporting Wikipedia morally or by editing/contributing, and supporting with donations to keep the whole thing running. Of course, will only work for projects where "disambiguation" is used. WillWatershed 01:35, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Most readers won't get it --Church of emacs talk · contrib 17:03, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Agree with above.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:08, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I think it's a candidate for logged in users, though. Philippe (WMF) 01:29, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Would be good for inner circles here, but for general public I agree with CoE also. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 19:54, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. No, sorry, too much of an insider-thing, also too repetitive. Chzz 02:53, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  7. I agree, too much of an inside niche with this one, if you didn't know about wiki, you would get a SNAFU look on your face. --WolfnixTalk • 02:00, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Is a stub[edit]


Proposed by: Ragesoss. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Great. User:Ocaasi 09:32, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. + Lvova 12:07, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Like it. Renata3 02:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. --Banana 00:23, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Awesome. Go with this. Noraft 17:40, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Should the link be on "expanding it"? --Nemo 08:56, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  7. Best one on the page Sumsum2010 23:38, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
  8. I very much like this. I agree with Nemo, though, on the changing the link to "expanding it". GorillaWarfare 23:58, 16 October 2010 (UTC)

Root of all evil[edit]


Proposed by: Ktr101. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Hate it, would not donate.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Too negative. Renata3 02:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. What about adding Mwahahahahaha? Kayau WP WB ZHWB WN 12:10, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Sucky internet[edit]


Proposed by: Fetchcomms. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. I'm strangely drawn to this one. --Bodnotbod 14:05, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. Meh.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I think this would work really well on the Swedish language version of Wikipedia. A lot of advertising in Sweden uses humor to sell (according to what I have read, more than what are common in other countries), and this one seems to be in perfect line with that. I dig it. Really. Jopparn 20:28, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Meh. I never understood that Jimbo quote. Renata3 02:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

BRD[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Does this mean being bold, and undoing your donation? :-/ Mike Peel 21:16, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. Kinda like it (life cycle of WP also includes donating), but I don't like bringing up negative topics (revert wars). Renata3 02:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. You have to have quite a bit of editing experience to get that joke. Hut 8.5 20:00, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

Sixth pillar[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. This is fantastic. I really like it. sonia 02:12, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. Love it.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
    1. Requires quite a bit of inside knowledge. Maybe if the word "pillar" was linked to the 5 pillars? But then we're probably creating drop off by directing traffic somewhere other than the donations page. Philippe (WMF) 23:12, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
      1. The pillars on the landing page perhaps? Jalexander 09:57, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
        1. That's a good idea- it not only encourages donating but awareness of what we are about, what we stand for. (Could perhaps play on curiosity a bit more by removing the "donate today"... what do you think?) sonia 08:46, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
          1. The whole 'call to action' thing is a bit of a mystery to me. It is standard practice to include it, but "Stay Curious" blew other banners out of the water. We should probably test a few variations. My hunch is that shorter banners do better with no call to action, but longer banners might benefit from the subtle push. I partly worry that people won't know what they're getting into and that short banners result in good click-through but lower conversions (donations) from those clicks. Curiosity is great, if it leads to donations, but it also implies that the reader doesn't quite know what they're being led to, which might not be ideal for a fundraiser. Then again, a good landing page might do wonders, and could turn mere curiosity into an impulse to donate. Ocaasi 69.142.154.10 04:39, 10 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. good. Lvova 12:07, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
              1. It's true that "Stay Curious" blew others out of the water as far as clickthroughs. What it did NOT do, though, is motivate people to donate. There are a number of potential factors, of which the most likely is the landing page. But let's be careful not to correlate clickthroughs with conversions, where conversion = donation. Philippe (WMF) 00:06, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Like it, maybe reworded, but keeping the pillar and linking to the other 5. User:Elitre

IAR[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Heh, but meh.  ono  02:15, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I really like it! Renata3 02:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. This one seems pretty good for logged-in users. It obviously shouldn't be used for other users. Nihiltres(t.u) 20:12, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I don't understand this. --Nemo 08:56, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

COI[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

OWN (can)[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

OWN (do)[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. I like. Philippe (WMF) 23:12, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Have my reservations about introducing confusion. So I paid to have my article, why you delete it? Renata3 02:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Please avoid this (and the previous one), per Renata. --Nemo 08:56, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

MOS[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Funny, but no. Renata3 02:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I'm not sure that editors like MOS. --Nemo 08:56, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

BEANS[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. I chuckled. sonia 08:46, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Nice. --Nemo 08:56, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. LOL! I like it, but obviously needs to be targeted to logged-in editors. Lexicografía 19:47, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. Ahaha, very much like. Definitely has to be logged-in editors only, though. And perhaps link to the page, just in case. GorillaWarfare 00:01, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

NOTFREE[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Is it about 'you should pay for work in wikipedia'? Oppose. Lvova 12:07, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
    1. It was supposed to be a play on WP:NOT, which is a policy about all the things that are excluded from the encyclopedia (like travel recommendations), but in this form it doesn't quite make sense and also is bad for branding, since free is a good thing that we want associated with Wikipedia. Maybe WP:NOTCHEAP would do it better.Ocaasi 04:44, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

WP:MONEY[edit]


Proposed by: Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. This one made my eyes cross. Philippe (WMF) 23:12, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I think you went just a bit too far with the inside references on this one. Theo10011 20:17, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Village Pump[edit]


Proposed by: User:Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. Prone to misinterpretation by those with a dirty mind. I'm not saying that this is a bad thing... ;-) Mike Peel 21:18, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
    Seconded... >< GorillaWarfare 00:02, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. I don't see the point of this one. sonia 21:34, 8 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Huh? Renata3 02:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
    +1. Nemo 08:56, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Addiction is free[edit]


Proposed by: User:Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1.  :-) Ziko 16:16, 27 August 2010 (UTC)
  2. MY addiction (by which I mean coffee, of course) isn't free :P Philippe (WMF) 23:12, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. yeah, my bandwidth is not free. I pay $40 per month to TimeWarner. Renata3 02:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Addiction to what? (Insert lots of nasty stuff here.) MER-C 13:35, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Our bandwidth. --Nemo 08:56, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  6. As mentioned previously Addiction is probably not a good word to use on a banner. Theo10011 20:16, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Twinkle, Huggle[edit]


Proposed by: User:Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. I like this. Obviously only en.wiki. --Nemo 08:56, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. en.wb also uses Twinkle. ;-) Anyway, I like this. Kayau WP WB ZHWB WN 12:03, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

Edit wars[edit]


Proposed by: User:Ocaasi. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

I like this message that puts things into perspective, not sure what it will do for donations though. sonia 02:12, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Go away[edit]


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

  1. No. I have a visceral reaction to threat-motivations like the "no banners" banners.
  2. Does it actually go away if you donate? --Church of emacs talk · contrib 14:06, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
    1. probably not. sonia 08:46, 7 September 2010 (UTC)
      Yes, when we reach the target. --Nemo 08:56, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. I presume there will be a "hide" button. Renata3 02:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)

Donation a day[edit]


Proposed by:  ono . On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments: I thought it will be back next year? :) Kayau WP WB ZHWB WN 11:32, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

  1. Very catchy, I like it. Theo10011 20:15, 10 October 2010 (UTC)

Delete the main page[edit]


Proposed by: sonia. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Comments:

On landing page: "what have you done???? donate to fix the mess!" :P sonia 08:46, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

  1. Hehe! Let's try to get the wicked ones to open their wallets. It is worth a try! Jopparn 20:28, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Funny concept :) Renata3 02:15, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Very much like. GorillaWarfare 00:03, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

48[edit]


Proposed by: Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-12
Comments:

  1. not exactly the emotional instrument we should work with. if you interpret it according to the word => well.. and the ironical version seems unsure to me by cultural standards --Jan eissfeldt 18:43, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. sounds sleazy and......wrong.Theo10011 03:03, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. hehehehhe, just a joke. Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 05:43, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Wrong connotation. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:11, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Bad idea. Courcelles 02:54, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. No. I don't think any parent would want their child finding this on the Main Page. Wackywace 19:57, 14 November 2010 (UTC)

Book stub[edit]


Proposed by: Kayau. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Freely share [Donation needed][edit]


Proposed by: Ningauble. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-21
Comments:

  1. I like this, but will the average user get it? Lexicografía 14:31, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
    We can target this to logged-in users only --Deniz (WMF) 21:23, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
    Even among contributors, one might wish the vision statement were more widely recognized. A greater proportion of contributions might be on-target.  ;-) ~ Ningauble 21:24, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Probably not good to remind people of one of the worst features of Wikipedia, when asking them for money. Gigs 00:47, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I don't like it because of length and visible complexity. The shorter alternative would work better. --Aphaia 09:17, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

The free [Donation needed] encyclopedia[edit]


Proposed by: Ningauble. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-09-21
Comments:

  1. Again this one is community centric. New users would read it as "the donation needed encyclopedia". Theo10011 18:41, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like the phrasing. I don't like "Donation needed" as a subscript thrown in there. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:09, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Hilarious. I agree anonnotice should avoid it. --Aphaia 09:16, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. I think the superscipt detracts from a powerful message here. sonia 04:06, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

Playing with our reputation[edit]


Proposed by: Hans Adler. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-10-06
Comments:

  1. Not bad, I think better for logged-in users. Ocaasi 69.142.154.10 16:17, 6 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Mmm... I'm not so sure. It implies that Wikipedia is accurate reliable, which is something that we've tried to warn that we're not. GorillaWarfare 00:05, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. I agree with GW. Kayau WP WB ZHWB WN 13:12, 18 October 2010 (UTC)


Discarded[edit]

Got Donation[edit]


Proposed by: R.T.Argenton. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: yes.

Submitted on: 2010-09-12
Comments:

  1. Huh? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:12, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Got no point. --Aphaia 06:56, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. ... I don't get it. --Deniz (WMF) 22:13, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. What does that mean? --Molly (WMF)
  5. I assume this is a variation of the Got Milk? campaign. Previous comments show that this is too obscure though. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 19:54, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Perhaps the proposer is equating donating with not being deaf? Lexicografía 21:54, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. Oppose; obscure, just looks like awful grammar. Chzz 00:54, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  8. Don't like per User:Chzz. Tyrol5 [Talk] 01:25, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  9. "Hear"? Wtf? --Cybercobra 04:00, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Got Wiki?[edit]


Proposed by: Ningauble. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: yes.

Submitted on: 2010-09-14
Comments:

  1. Is that a combination of 'got milk' and MasterCard's 'priceless' campaigns?Theo10011 13:30, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
    1. I guess it only works for users that geolocate in the U.S. ~ Ningauble 16:06, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
      1. They do it in Japan too. I think I also saw it in UK. Maybe in more countries. But it reminds us on MasarCard too strongly I'm afraid. Unless they want to make a matching donation, I'm not for it. --Aphaia 16:12, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Wiki is too broad of a term, I think this would be more effective if it was site-specific. --dgultekin 16:55, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Other websites have gotten in trouble for imitating the Got Milk campaign so might not be a good idea. -Djsasso 17:27, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. It might be adaptable though. I like just, 'Got Wiki?' I can't see how that would be an excessive parody of the milk campaign. Ocaasi 02:17, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. I don't like these that reference commercials or products. If someone doesn't know the original slogan, then it makes no sense. Plus there are very culture-specific. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:01, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Don't let me become an addict[edit]


Proposed by: Rodrigo Tetsuo Argenton m 08:05, 12 September 2010 (UTC). On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: yes.

Submitted on: 2010-09-12
Comments:

  1. hmmm wikipedia in first person......plus "addiction".Theo10011 03:03, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Not sufficiently encyclopedic. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 17:18, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. Pass. Spammers are addicted to Wikipedia and this wouldn't work at all above a spam/vanity page. MER-C 02:11, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Sorry, no. --Aphaia 06:57, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. This will confuse people, and personifying Wikipedia kind of creeps me out. --Deniz (WMF) 22:14, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. I found it amusing but not something I would want to use in a campaign.
  7. No, confusing, convoluted. Chzz 00:55, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Always Donated[edit]


Proposed by: <enter your username here>. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: yes.

Submitted on: 2010-09-12
Comments:

  1. haha I was just thinking about the most interesting man in the world, possible issues- way to US-centric, possibly copyright violation etc..Theo10011 03:03, 13 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. Copyright issues :) --Deniz (WMF) 22:15, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. LOL ... but for those who haven't seen the commercial, they'd be, "Huh?" and might move on as a result. That is fun idea though! — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 19:54, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
    haha while you're at it how about some chuck norris variations as well, thats what "the most interesting man" campaign is based on. Stay thirsty my friends. Theo10011 17:47, 24 September 2010 (UTC)
    I have no idea what you mean. Stay thirsty? Do you want to embarrass our potential donors? I'm feeling kinda bullied. You say nonsense and enjoy seeing others who have no idea. It's sort of newbie-bite, and not welcome on Wikimedia in my humble opinion. --Aphaia 15:07, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
    Terribly sorry for that Aphaia, I pointed out that there was a copyright violation and it is very US centric in my first comment, I was replying to cobraWiki and might have made it seem like it was an internal joke, sorry about that. As for the concept itself, have a look here, "Stay thirsty" is his catch-line, its a popular meme but as I said it is very US centric and I opposed it for that very reason. Theo10011 20:12, 10 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. Strong oppose. I don't get the point. Who is s/he so-called the most interested whatsoever? Background of this quote? Is it a certain-country related? What is the fun at all? It looks me totally irrelevant. Stay thirsty and not to donate? It might make for some of us, but not suitable for us as the whole international audience. Wikimedia project is not specific to geography. --Aphaia 14:58, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
Aphai: It's a spoof of the Dos Equis commercial in the US. It's definitely a CopyVio though (unfortunately). And it doesn't really work as an ad. Mr. R00t Talk 19:55, 3 October 2010 (UTC)
  1. No. "huh?" moving on. Can we get away from US pop-culture, and think global, please. Chzz 00:57, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. Obvious copyright problems. Not that it didn't make me chuckle. :) --Cybercobra 04:02, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Wikibooks suggestion[edit]


Proposed by: I-20the highway 22:56, 13 September 2010 (UTC). On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: yes.

Comments:

  1. Wikipedia uses a lot of electricity to keep the servers on. Most of that is generated from coal-burning power plants (I think), and those plants emit harmful pollutants into the environment. Books don't actually "waste" paper, because many of them utilize paper in a useful manner (providing easily accessible information without having to use too much electricity in the process). Using Wikipedia does not save any trees, and we get many references from printed material. This is not the right message we want to be sending our readers. Books are very important to Wikipedia still, even though WP is not paper.  fetchcomms 01:14, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I like books.Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:39, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I also like books, let's not refer to them as a waste of paper :) --dgultekin 16:49, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. But without books, where would Wikimedia be? Most of the wikiprojects depend on books - Wikipedia for references, Wiktionary for quotations (and dictionary references), Wikisource (obviously...) It's a little anti-book for me. Lexicografía 22:08, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. I'm not sure if it works, specially when we are seeking for collaboration with third party publisher including PediaPress. IIRC Wikibooks activates Extention:Books and encourages its readers to make their own compilations? --Aphaia 20:04, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Going to the trouble of logging on to oppose this one. If someone thinks books are "a waste of paper", quite frankly we don't want them here. Iridescent 15:49, 29 September 2010 (UTC)
  7. No. Per above. Sorry. Chzz 03:11, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  8. Opposing the inference. And if the day ever comes that books are the rarest of relics, I hope WMF will have funded a repository. My76Strat 05:10, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  9. Oppose. What would PediaPress feel? Kayau WP WB ZHWB WN 07:53, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Money, not blood[edit]


Proposed by: fr33kman. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: yes.

Submitted on: 2010-09-14
Comments:

  1. A little too morbid. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:38, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. I think this would scare people off the sites. --dgultekin 16:51, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. A little too.... "freaky teenage vampire kid"... for me. Philippe (WMF) 02:58, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. LOL. Paulmnguyen 17:26, 20 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Well THAT was unexpected! LOL Fun to read but I wouldn't want to use it for this. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:01, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. No, scary Chzz 03:14, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Rent this space[edit]


Proposed by: Kwiki. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: yes.

Submitted on: 2010-09-16
Comments:

  1. Another is option is "Rent this adspace" Kwiki 05:04, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  2. We do not have advertisements, nor are we a web space provider. Don't use banners that imply things that aren't true - or at least not things that aren't true and we don't want the public to think are true. - Andre Engels 12:06, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I think this portrays exactly the wrong message. Philippe (WMF) 23:27, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. I dont think we are advertising news space, just stay away from typical, contrived ad-sales pitches.Theo10011 18:32, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. Renting implies ownership by someone else. I don't like seeing that on a knowledge-based site. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:06, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Your banner here[edit]


Proposed by: Kwiki. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: yes.

Submitted on: 2010-09-16
Comments:

  1. Another option is: "Your ad here"
  2. Makes it seem that Wikipedia has, or will have ads, which seems like a bad thing to imply. If it is meant as humor, the irony is too subtle. - Andre Engels 12:06, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
    I think irony is always too subtle :) as in, there always will be people that take it seriously, no matter how it seems obvious to us. DarkoNeko 15:54, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
  3. I agree with DarkoNeko, I don't think this is a good message for this purpose, unfortunately. Philippe (WMF) 23:27, 21 September 2010 (UTC)
  4. Sorry, but I also think it implies the wrong message. — CobraWiki ( jabber | stuff ) 20:06, 23 September 2010 (UTC)
  5. We aren't selling ad space, you know... Sven Manguard 02:52, 28 September 2010 (UTC)
  6. Nope: teasing with a misleading offer, no "ask". ~ Ningauble 20:38, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

Viagra[edit]


Proposed by: Chzz. On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: yes.

Submitted on: 2010-10-04
Comments:
(Play with the formatting, of course; I could see this being a whole series of ads. Choosing 'eye-catching words' and so on. Chzz 05:08, 4 October 2010 (UTC))

  1. I want to close this spam (if you see viagra - you think about spam). Przykuta 06:22, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  2. LOL. I think there's a little too much emphasis on the Viagra here, though — it drowns out the rest of the banner. Lexicografía 12:12, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
  3. lol, I know that pharmaceuticals are not advertised on Wikipedia but why choose Viagra??? looks too much like spam, I am going to say no to this. Why not Cialis while you're at it, lol. Theo10011 16:15, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
    Try to think of the concept here; the word isn't so important. Try 'Sex' or 'Online Casinos' or whatever. The point is, you've got to admit, it is eye-catching...and that is rather the point here, I think.Chzz 02:49, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
  4. We can't use any trademark.” TeleS (T PT @ C G) 03:36, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

All your knowlage[edit]


Proposed by: [Sophie] (wikipedia). On scope? n/d. Tested? n/d. Income: n/d. Discarded: n/d.

Submitted on: 2010-11-12
Comments:

  1. ...