Summary: Predefined Donation of $5 defaults to $25
I went to make a donation to Wikipedia by clicking on the "read more" button on
the appeal ad from Jimmy Wales. It took me to the above URL, where I selected
$5 from the preset amounts of $100, $50, $25 and $5. When I was redirected to
Paypal to process payment, the amount had changed to $25! I clicked the
browser's back button and then selected "Other" and manually typed in $5. This
was then redirected to Paypal correctly and the transaction was completed
This bug annoyed me, due to it increasing my donation automatically by five
times and I very nearly didn't make a donation at all. How many other people
are becoming annoyed and not making donations due to this bug!
Also since I had never heard of Wikimedia before, I was confused and suspicious
when Paypal reported that the payment went to Wikimedia not Wikipedia. I think
you should use the website name of Wikipedia for payment processing, so not to
Please fix it asap, as Wikipedia is awesome and it's a shame small bugs can
impact the reputation of a great site like Wikipedia. Remember people's
preception is everything!
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