Hi MZMcBride, You are right that it's unusual for us to display any banners on English Wiki in the USA at this time of year.
We wanted to do a thorough evaluation of our backend systems and receive some live data on our banners, which we have been adjusting to be sensitive during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Along with other analysis, we use brief tests to collate necessary data to inform future projections. Given the significant global changes over the last few months we felt it vital to gather this now to help inform annual and long term planning for the WMF, and by extension the broader movement. These tests will only be running for 1-3 hours and the current expectation is to run a couple of additional brief tests in the next few weeks. Just also to note I am currently replacing Seddon as the community liaison for the Advancement department, whilst he is working with the Product department. This handover is ongoing. I did leave a note on the English Wikipedia village pump before the test  and I will make sure the CentralNotice calendar is updated to reflect our known planned fundraising activities. Thanks. Nick  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_(miscellaneous)#English_Fundraising_system_tests On Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 9:41 AM MZMcBride <z...@mzmcbride.com> wrote: > Hi. > > I happened to pull up a wiki article on my phone this morning and I got > hit with multi-page advertising begging for money from Wikimedia > Foundation Inc. It's mid-April, what is going on? This spam is typically > confined to late November and December. > > I don't see any relevant campaign listed at > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CentralNotice/Calendar>. > > MZMcBride > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> -- Nick "Quiddity" Wilson (he/him) Community Relations Specialist Wikimedia Foundation _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>