Re: [Wikimedia-l] deliberately lowered fundraising growth rate (was: Fundraising updates?)

2012-12-21 Thread Matthew Walker
James, the Chief Revenue Officer reported that significant increases in fundraising would be very difficult I cannot speak for what Zack was thinking -- but I can tell you - as a member of the fundraising technology team - that I was shocked, utterly amazed, and astounded at how successful

[Wikimedia-l] Multivariate Fundraising Tests (Re: compromise?)

2012-12-28 Thread Matthew Walker
James, On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 2:11 PM, James Salsman jsals...@gmail.com wrote: I mean as in the tests done May 16, September 20, and October 9 reported at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_2012/We_Need_A_Breakthrough without adjusting the best performing pull-down delivery combined

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Wikivoyage launch: why no blog post or press release?

2013-01-15 Thread Matthew Walker
I think we should all just use TAI. None of this nonsense about leap days, or pesky little quibbles about leap seconds. God forbid the notion of daylight savings. On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Andy Mabbett a...@pigsonthewing.org.ukwrote: On 15 January 2013 21:15, David Gerard

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising testing

2013-02-27 Thread Matthew Walker
James, And why has 2012 been deleted from http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Special:FundraiserStatistics ? It hasn't been deleted; it's just broken and we haven't had time to fix it. If you'd like I can provide a dump of the aggregated data that went into creating it. Ideally we would be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] xkcd collecting donations for WMF?

2013-04-01 Thread Matthew Walker
Campaign unfuckingknown, with the medium being spontaneous. The amusing entries are either people fuzzing us; or us testing. There's very little validation of the campaign tracking fields. What comes into the system goes out of the system. We probably should clean the data up a little better

Re: [Wikimedia-l] xkcd collecting donations for WMF?

2013-04-01 Thread Matthew Walker
On an unrelated note; I can't make head nor tails of some of those csv files... Are we really collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars daily??? Depends on the day :p We had a 2 million dollar day when we opened the floodgates in the US, UK, CA, AU, and NZ (We had five; I think NZ was the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] xkcd collecting donations for WMF?

2013-04-01 Thread Matthew Walker
Technology Team On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 3:07 PM, Dennis Tobar dennis.to...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, is there any directory or file or whatever with the codes of campaigns?, I see only codes without sense. Regards... Dennis Tobar Calderón El 01/04/2013 18:46, Matthew Walker mwal...@wikimedia.org

Re: [Wikimedia-l] NSA

2013-07-31 Thread Matthew Walker
What surprises me is that anyone is surprised by any of this information. It's one thing to have suspicions and theories about it; but if the third party is constantly denying the allegations and with no recourse there's no point in getting angry. Now that we have reasonable doubt, I hesitate

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An idea that may improve Wikipedia's fundraising

2013-08-06 Thread Matthew Walker
Ziyuan, Thanks for the idea! :) Technology limitations aside, there are two things we throw around in the team a lot; that we should not give the impression that a user *must* pay to use a WMF property, and that we will never ever do gift premiums. From my perspective buying a DVD set sounds

Re: [Wikimedia-l] An idea that may improve Wikipedia's fundraising

2013-08-14 Thread Matthew Walker
in place to immediately offset any possible suggestion that you are 'buying' a piece of the foundation with your donation. Just my two cents. /personal hat ~Matt Walker Wikimedia Foundation Fundraising Technology Team On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 11:50 AM, MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com wrote: Matthew

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Dillon gallery?

2013-08-29 Thread Matthew Walker
To quickly respond such that people are not terribly confused -- our major gifts team is hosting a fundraising event at the Dillon Gallery in NY sometime in the future. I don't have any further details myself (not my area of what we do); but I'll direct the attention of that team to this

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Overloaded with CentralNotices

2013-10-30 Thread Matthew Walker
As bonus I personally and other users have experienced that clicking away a banner made the banner appear again within the hour visiting other pages. I had that at least four times on a project, on several projects. Re-appeasring after being clicked away is useless and disturbing. I'm not sure

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Overloaded with CentralNotices (Tilman Bayer)

2013-10-31 Thread Matthew Walker
I'm not sure who to reply to in this list to grab the appropriate sections; but some points about fundraising and new CN features that help reduce banner blindness and annoyance. * Fundraising banners from the WMF are presently only shown to anonymous users. The team, as I understand it, doesn't

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fundraising mysteries

2013-11-25 Thread Matthew Walker
I have no information on what did or did not happen on any specific days -- but I can say that the data on frdata.wikimedia.org is unfiltered -- e.g. it includes major gifts donations as well as online fundraising efforts. We used to filter out everyone above 10,000 $ USD, but I neglected to add

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2013-12-10 Thread Matthew Walker
That assumes that [Bitpay] are, in fact, forwarding donations at all. We have received some funds from them. ~Matt Walker Wikimedia Foundation Fundraising Technology Team ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list Wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Unsubscribe:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's accept Bitcoin as a donation method

2014-01-08 Thread Matthew Walker
I will probably regret saying this[1] -- but the figure we like to throw around here in fundraising tech is that a new payments gateway [2] is not even worth considering unless it is likely to make us at least 500K USD a year[3]. Or, in the case that it is not an immediate payoff, if it is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikitech-ambassadors] Deprecating print-on-demand functionality

2014-07-15 Thread Matthew Walker
The new renderer should already be working in Hebrew and other RTLs. ~Matt Walker Wikimedia Foundation On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 2:16 PM, Itzik Edri it...@infra.co.il wrote: Any plans also to improve this module and make it work well also in Hebrew (and maybe other RTL languages)? On Fri,