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Wikipedia and raising money

Wikipedia's tin-cup approach wears thin - With Wikipedia attracting about 300 million page views each day, it has been estimated that the Wikimedia Foundation could attract up to hundreds of millions of dollars of advertising, while all this time, it has been relying on small donations from the public and the occasional large donor. Ideas that could raise money include selling t-shirts and Wikipedia board games. However, actually selling advertising would cause an uproar amongst some editors who would not like to see the commercialisation of Wikipedia. There is conflict between the desire for growth and the desire to avoid conflicts that would arise from serving advertisements.

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