Wikipedia & NAMBLA? / Donate to Wikipedia! Dec28

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Wikipedia & NAMBLA? / Donate to Wikipedia!

Unless you live under a rock, and that rock has none of the wifi internets, you know Wikipedia is in the midst of a month long donation drive.

Stew Over has donated and you should as well. It’s a worthy cause to keep such an amazing website and hyper efficient not-for-profit up and running.  Without Wikipedia we’d have to got crawling back to the nefarious, fog breathing Encyclopedia Britannica. That just won’t do I tell you!

But I’m here today to talk about another cause that needs attention: a better layout for the Wikipedia donation banners.

Problem:  Wikipedia currently places specific members of their staff and Wikipedia contributors in the banner with their personal pleas for donations.  That’s a wonderful, and no doubt effective, idea.  Unfortunately the way they place the person’s photo makes it seem like the title of whatever you’re looking up is a caption for their photo.

Solution: Next year, put the person’s portrait in the middle of the page and spare them the following accidental embarassment:

This is not the personal appeal the founder of Wikipedia was intending:

 

Does the founder of the Wiki have skeletons in his closet?

 

Okay, this one makes a lot of sense:

 

Any good combinations you can come up with?  Share in the links below!

On a final, serious note, there are only four days left in the current donation drive so make sure to quickly stop by Wikipedia and donate!

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