A Wikimedia Foundation fundraising drive began Friday. The fundraiser, which will last for three weeks, ends on 6 January. At press time, US$54,479.66 had been raised, and the $16,285.68 raised on 18 December was the highest one-day total yet for a Wikimedia fundraiser. Although no specific goal has been set, Daniel Mayer, Wikimedia CFO, indicated he hoped it could raise at least USD $500,000.
After a series of page moves, United States was inadvertently deleted for over an hour. The cause was a move conflict by administrators trying to fix the moves. When administrators tried to undelete the article, they were unable to do so. brion finally undeleted the article. Interestingly, the deletion log shows no page deletion during this time.