Oftentimes, visitors to the information-Nazi haven Wikipedia are presented with a “personal appeal” from the founder Jimmy Wales.
Let’s disregard the fact that I have no interest in seeing the face of a guy who looks like he’s dropping an uncomfortable load off screen. Let’s pay attention to the big honking advertisement that occupies half of the screen. The point is to generate revenue from donations instead of relying on advertisements, so they put an annoying advertisement up instead. Makes a lot of sense, dickheads.
Why don’t you drop this pseudo-non-profit model and get with the 21st century. People like Ads and commercials now–they are funny, sexy, and (at least online) give us what we want through ingenious targeted content. You and NPR aren’t better because you have “non-profit” ads. And don’t act like NPR doesn’t have ads. “This segment is brought to you by the generous support of the John T. MacArthur Project and the Enowment of the Humanities” is a fucking advertisement. Don’t act like it isn’t.
So, Jimmy, get your ugly mug off the screen and give me this: