Proposal talk:Micro advertisement box
Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 00:47, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
I'm not sure that this is a good idea. Advertisements are inherently incompatible with NPOV, a policy that we pride ourselves on. Even a small, inconspicuous advert would still violate this principle. I am against any sort of promotional material unless the wmf needs money and there is no other alternative way to raise it (i.e., donations aren't enough to keep the site running). Tempodivalse 16:32, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
A Very Valuable Compromise
We can have our cake and eat it too. That is, we can get Advertising Revenue, and lots of it, if we let the individual user decide if they want to receive ads or not, and tailor what kind of ads they receive. Those who don't want ads won't get any! But if I, and millions more, choose to support Wikipedia by allowing Ads to get through to us, then why not. Someone has to make the decision on Ads. Why not let each user make the decision, instead of a constant "war" amongtsdt the top level decision makers.