Hoi,
It is because of the readers that the work the volunteers do has a purpose.
Volunteers are typically intrinsically motivated but their motivation is
not necessarily focused on others. Some people are more focussed on
themselves. That is ok as it takes all sorts.

The question who is more important is hardly relevant, one cannot do
without the other. When it comes to donations though, it is the readers who
are more important. I for one do get messages from Jimmy and all he gets
from he is an additional edit or two.
Thanks,
      GerardM

On 2 December 2015 at 17:36, Todd Allen <toddmal...@gmail.com> wrote:

> That's nice. Do you want me to explicitly say "Volunteers are more
> important than readers"? Alright. Volunteers (community members, or
> dismissively, "power users") are way more important than readers. We're the
> reason there are readers at all.
> On Dec 2, 2015 9:20 AM, "Andreas Kolbe" <jayen...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Wed, Dec 2, 2015 at 3:41 PM, Todd Allen <toddmal...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > Also, the banner pops up, comes down, and covers most of the page.
> That's
> > > really not acceptable. Wikimedia should follow acceptable ad practices,
> > > which means a small and STATIC banner, not something that moves,
> shouts,
> > or
> > > otherwise interferes with page content. That should be done even if it
> > > makes it less effective and raises less money, just to address the
> > > inevitable butbutbut.
> >
> >
> >
> > Well, to be fair, the Foundation seems to have done its homework on these
> > issues with last month's survey.[1]
> >
> > When it comes to matters like banner intrusiveness, what matters most is
> > what the average reader thinks. Volunteers are not necessarily a
> > representative sample.
> >
> > [1]
> >
> >
> https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/Wikimedia_Reader_Survey_November_2015.pdf
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