Wikipedia talk:Wikipedia Signpost/2010-12-06/News and notes

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I actually LIKE the ad banners that we've put out, even the ones with Jimbo. The only problem is in the Jimbo banner above, where he looks like John Travolta. Smallbones (talk) 16:02, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

Why do only US folks get the new banners? Bawolff (talk) 18:12, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

A friend of mine pointed out that, on the banners, editors are called "authors", a term avoided on Wikipedia since the beginning. He felt that this was "ironic". My question has been, for some time, why do we need so much money? Why should the staff increase so much? I'd rather that Wikipedia stay lean and mean and not depend on such massive fundraising, but maybe I'm naive. -- Ssilvers (talk) 18:17, 7 December 2010 (UTC)

The software and hardware needs to be faster. We need a data center somewhere other than Florida especially with rising sea leaves. We need pending changes to work. Money needs to be put aside for a rainy day. $16 million is not that much to run a 50 person corporation. Expecially one based in San Francisco. If Wikimedia is able to raise this all the power too them. It will be good for the project aswell. A million does not go as far as it used too. Expecially with the falling value of the American dollar. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 20:39, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

A bigger issue may be whether 'wikipedia author' is the best description for someone who's edits are so few (note this doesn't mean the person contributions aren't valued). Nil Einne (talk) 02:08, 10 December 2010 (UTC)