Proposal:Ads (Werbung auf Wikipedia-Seiten)

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    1. Achieve continued growth in readership
    2. Focus on quality content
    3. Increase Participation
    4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
    5. Encourage Innovation


    Status (see valid statuses)

    The status of this proposal is:
    Request for Discussion / Sign-Ups

    Every proposal should be tied to one of the strategic priorities below.

    Edit this page to help identify the priorities related to this proposal!


    1. Achieve continued growth in readership
    2. Focus on quality content
    3. Increase Participation
    4. Stabilize and improve the infrastructure
    5. Encourage Innovation


    See Also: Proposal:Users Can Choose to Take Advertising

    Summary

    The inclusion of advertising on Wikipedia pages.

    Proposal

    By the inclusion of (not annoying) ads in Wikipedia such as Google ads, Wikipedia could become less dependent on donations. The implementation of a propietary ad system could also be an option.

    Motivation

    Wikipedia receives each year fewer donations than it needs to operate.[citation needed] This makes the project unstable and makes the future rather uncertain. The user would rather accept Google ads or something similar rather than the loss of Wikipedia.

    Key Questions

    Will the users accept advertising? Should the Wiki Foundation be dependent of advertising revenues? Will Wikipedia or Wiki Foundation lose credibility considering the inevitable relationship between advertisers and the Wikipedia content?

    Potential Costs

    No, the contrary.

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    1. Vibhijain 10:48, 6 May 2011 (UTC) I don't think that the image of Wikimedia would change after ads. It will remain Non-Commercial.
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