Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-16 Thread Tobias
Hey James, On 01/14/2013 09:27 PM, James Alexander wrote: I generally agree that banners have been overused, they have a big effect but a big presence and we don't want to abuse that. I'm really happy to see things like Echo being worked on in Engineering which will add a much better

[Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread Marcin Cieslak
Hello, I just wanted to share my feelings: I went to en.wikipedia.org today and I saw this message on top: Happy Birthday Wikipedia! 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop My first impression was: I think I mistyped the URL... //Saper ___

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread Hans A. Rosbach
My weather-forecast for this mailinglist today - Storms. Hans A. Rosbach On 14 January 2013 10:04, Marcin Cieslak sa...@saper.info wrote: Hello, I just wanted to share my feelings: I went to en.wikipedia.org today and I saw this message on top: Happy Birthday Wikipedia! 15% off

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread MZMcBride
Marcin Cieslak wrote: I just wanted to share my feelings: I went to en.wikipedia.org today and I saw this message on top: Happy Birthday Wikipedia! 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop My first impression was: I think I mistyped the URL... I primarily contribute to Wikipedia, so I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread James Alexander
Aye, I know it's something new and not that not all together uncontroversial. I posted about my thoughts and proposed plan on enWP last week ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(miscellaneous)#Wikimedia_Shop_Central_Notices_and_Sale_for_Wikipedia_Birthdaywith a pointer on WP:AN)

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 1:42 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Marcin Cieslak wrote: I just wanted to share my feelings: I went to en.wikipedia.org today and I saw this message on top: Happy Birthday Wikipedia! 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop My first impression

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
James Alexander, 14/01/2013 10:44: The test planned for tomorrow (for Anonymous users in North America, without a discount) is mostly to see the potential for this to fund the Giveaway program we've been running ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Merchandise_giveaways ) that is a run away

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread David Gerard
On 14 January 2013 10:34, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: James Alexander, 14/01/2013 10:44: The test planned for tomorrow (for Anonymous users in North America, without a discount) is mostly to see the potential for this to fund the Giveaway program we've been running (

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 2:34 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.comwrote: James Alexander, 14/01/2013 10:44: The test planned for tomorrow (for Anonymous users in North America, without a discount) is mostly to see the potential for this to fund the Giveaway program we've been running

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 2:46 AM, James Alexander jalexan...@wikimedia.orgwrote: The survey today is worldwide And by survey I obviously mean banner...clearly time for sleep James Alexander Manager, Merchandise Wikimedia Foundation (415) 839-6885 x6716 @jamesofur

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread Richard Symonds
James, Do be careful about using FedEx for stuff that has to be there by a particular day. When the WMF has posted things to me in the past, FedEx have refused to deliver on weekends, leaving me with a trip to the airport in the snow to pick up the packages! Richard Symonds Wikimedia UK 0207 065

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread Ziko van Dijk
Hello, Here in the Netherlands the banner can be seen e.g. on de.wikipedia.org. I don't know what to think about it, it makes a commercial impression similar to an advert (which it actually is). Kind regards Ziko ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread Mono
This is rather silly - we have people complaining about the name Wikimedia being near Wikipedia (oh no!) and complaining about FedEx and airports. The real question is below. *Is it appropriate to risk the very real risk of banner blindness for the shop?* Where do we draw the line? On Mon, Jan

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread WereSpielChequers
Hi James, Firstly kudos for trying to get an alternate revenue stream going as opposed to donations. I'd be surprised if you could get merchandising to the point where it funds core operations, but it is certainly worth trying. If you are facing high international transport costs then I'd

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread Risker
On 14 January 2013 14:02, WereSpielChequers werespielchequ...@gmail.comwrote: snip But if you really want me to get excited about the shop, try stocking flip flops with modified soles. I'm sure I'm not the only person who'd like to walk along the beach leaving a trail of [citation needed]

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread Sage Ross
On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 2:55 PM, Risker risker...@gmail.com wrote: On 14 January 2013 14:02, WereSpielChequers werespielchequ...@gmail.comwrote: snip But if you really want me to get excited about the shop, try stocking flip flops with modified soles. I'm sure I'm not the only person

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread Tobias
First of all, I'm glad there's a Wikimedia Shop. I don't think it'll make big money, but even if it's only self-sustaining it's totally worth it. I also think that generally we should be happy to try stuff out and use banners to advertise new services. However, I share with Mono the worry

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread James Alexander
On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 1:01 PM, Tobias church.of.emacs...@googlemail.comwrote: First of all, I'm glad there's a Wikimedia Shop. I don't think it'll make big money, but even if it's only self-sustaining it's totally worth it. I also think that generally we should be happy to try stuff out and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] 15% off merchandise today at the Wikimedia Shop

2013-01-14 Thread Everton Zanella Alvarenga
When Wikimedia projects volunteers in Brazil were organizing a challenge for the Portuguese Wikipedia [1], there were some ideas of making personalized Wikipedia objects [2] adapter for the local context for the prizes, like flip flops, among others, mainly because of our famous [citation needed]