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 want to display them to logged
in users unless utterly required; otherwise we consider your donation the
copious amount of time you spend on the site (with much thanks.)

* Fundraising banners have, for a while now, been using counter cookies to
limit the number of impressions seen by a user. Anyone can
include {{MediaWiki:FR2012/Resources/BannerShowHide.js}} or a similar set
of code into their banner to accomplish the same. We do this because we get
far fewer donations after the first couple of views and so it's our way of
playing nice and avoiding banner blindness.

* Fundraising has traditionally used 'blank' banners to limit the number of
slots allocated to revenue banners. Recently we released a feature called
'throttling' which accomplishes the same without blank banners.

* Every time I see a wiki that is using a site notice; I encourage them to
use a CentralNotice instead for increased coordination. We now have a
separate right for CentralNotice -- and I've been thinking for a while now
that it wouldn't be unreasonable to give everyone with admin on any wiki
the ability to use CN on meta.

* CentralNotice banners can be geotargetted more specifically than country.
Use JS to query the window.Geo variable and then dynamically show/hide your

* Right now banners are displayed in the users interface language. This
does occasionally cause problems when people think that they are targetting
a specific language variant wiki. I plan on releasing a major update to how
CN banners are distributed in January which will allow targeting of both UI
and content language.

* In general, if anyone needs help with a CentralNotice banner, I'm around
to help on IRC and email.

~Matt Walker
Wikimedia Foundation
Fundraising Technology Team

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 12:32 PM, Frans Grijzenhout <fr...@wikimedia.nl>wrote:

> Hi everyone, this is just to point out that we organized 4 meetings with
> WMNL members (july - sept) in order to get as much input as possible for
> our Annual Plan and Budget 2014. We also welcomed ideas and feedback on
> draft documents in our Newsletter and on the Dutch chapter's wiki.
> We received lots of input, valuable ideas were raised and inserted in the
> final plan. As a result of this procedure the Annual Plan 2014 and its
> budget (for the larger part FDC funded) was unanimously approved during the
> General Assembly of Sept 21.
> Regards, Frans Grijzenhout (secretary WMNL)
> 2013/10/31 Tilman Bayer <tba...@wikimedia.org>
> > Hi Jane,
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 12:42 AM, Jane Darnell <jane...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > @Sue, I understand the idea behind doing this and applaud the idea -
> > > it would be so much easier to make strategy decisions in WMNL if we
> > > had more input from more involved people in the Dutch Wikipedia
> > > community. I get that it is really a conflict of interest for WMNL
> > > insiders to be the only ones to comment and approve the funds request
> > > made by WMNL insiders. The problem with this central sitenotice, as
> > > Romaine pointed out, is that it is in English and points to the WMNL
> > > fund request in English.
> > >
> > Actually, the banners are available in Dutch, and Romaine had said so
> > as well. If you see them in English, one possible reason could be that
> > your browser's interface language is set to English.
> >
> > The main (global) FDC banner has been translated into over 70
> > languages, and the general community review page that it points to is
> > available in over 10 languages:
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/FDC_portal/Proposals/Community/Review
> > .
> >
> > Comments on the funding requests can be made in languages other than
> > English, too. As for the funding requests themselves, yes, they are in
> > English. I guess it would be too much of a burden for the either
> > fund-seeking organizations or volunteer translators to provide the
> > entire proposal form in several languages. But one idea for the future
> > might be to make at least the shorter "overview" section of each
> > request translatable (e.g.
> >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/FDC_portal/Proposals/2013-2014_round1/Wikimedia_Nederland/Proposal_form#Overview_of_grant_request
> > ).
> >
> > --
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> > Wikimedia Foundation
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