[Wikimediaindia-l] Fundraising Tests

Hey all,

The Wikimedia Foundation will be running another fundraising test today as we move closer to our full fundraising campaign later this year. We will be looking to see how our infrastructure (both human and machine alike) perform over a 24 hour period. Thank you to those in the indian communities who have supported us already and I’d like to thank you all in advance for your support and patience.

As before:

Many Thanks

Here are some reaction from Indian media

https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/news/india/wikipedia-seeks-donation-from-indian-readers-to-keep-encyclopedia-thriving/articleshow/74097180.cms

  1. https://hindi.news24online.com/news/wikipedia-seeks-donation-from-indian-readers-to-keep-encyclopedia-thriving-f1111d7b/

The above Hindi news says that Wikipedia is going to get bankrupt soon.

  1. The attached Bengali newspaper below says in the first line that readers now may have to pay to read Wikipedia.

Regards,

Bodhisattwa

(An Indian community volunteer)