Dear Wikimedia Foundation,

2021-12-22 Permalink

For over a decade, Wikimedia Foundation was regularly asking for money. Yet, despite being a regular user on your platform, I’d never felt like paying you.

Here’s my reasoning:

Thus I had never payed Wikimedia.

And I hereby advise others to follow suit.


  1. Based off the 2020/2021 Audit report.
  2. This is a cop-out way of dealing with spammers, by both, search engines and platforms with user-generated content. Stackoverflow handles this much better. See also NoFollow Reciprocity.
  3. There are plenty of Wikipedia mirrors already. I refer here specifically to the wiki (i.e. user-edited) platform.