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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] SpyBlock Wikipedia centralNotice

From: David Englund
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] SpyBlock Wikipedia centralNotice
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2015 03:43:15 +0100
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On 2015-03-11 03:32, Rubén Rodríguez wrote:
El mié, 11-03-2015 a las 02:57 +0100, David Englund escribió:
Wikipedia needs to stop begging for donations and start implementing ads 
I *really* hope they don't.

Please add `wikipedia.org##div#centralNotice' to 

This hides the centralNotice element used by Wikipedia to display 
donation requests.
SpyBlock, as the name suggests, blocks anything that is a privacy issue,
and this is not the case you describe. Also it would be extremely
disrespectful. As an activist you should be encouraging people to
donate, not trying to prevent it!

Also, this is exactly why I think uBlock better than Adblock Plus, the 
"extension has no monetization strategy and development is volunteered. 
uBlock's main developer, Raymond Hill, does not solicit donations."
I see nothing wrong with advertisement (as long as it is done without
intruding in your privacy) or donation requests, and I certainly don't
see how that should affect what blocker to use by default for IceCat.

Critisism of the Wikimedia Foundation


Sue Gardner, the former executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, raised some “significant concerns” before she left the organization in 2012:[90]

I believe that currently, too large a proportion of the movement’s money is being spent by the chapters. The value in the Wikimedia projects is primarily created by individual editors: individuals create the value for readers, which results in those readers donating money to the movement… I am not sure that the additional value created by movement entities such as chapters justifies the financial cost, and I wonder whether it might make more sense for the movement to focus a larger amount of spending on direct financial support for individuals working in the projects.

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