Gerard,

IMHO, someone feeling the need to see the WIkipedia main page or read
content everyday and feels something is amiss if they don't, also has a
sense of ownership. To have a sense of ownership one doesn't necessary need
to contribute content or contribute financially.

I have met many people who have a warm fuzzy feeling for Wikipedia, read
content every day in their tea break, who have never considered contributing
content or money. They are quite happy with their daily experience of
reading.

Surely contribution of content or money is a demonstration of ownership but
probably not the only ones.

Regards
Arun

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 12:22 PM, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hoi,
> If the Dutch example is something to go by, being able to pay through
> electronic banking made a big difference in the Netherlands..
>
> However, do you agree with me that being able to contribute to Wikipedia
> (financially or as an editor) is what it takes to give a sense of ownership?
> Thanks,
>       GerardM
>
>
> On 20 March 2011 04:06, Arun Ramarathnam <arunra...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Ravi,
>>
>> I concur. That has been my view as well.
>>
>> Enabling payments through net banking will really see a lot more
>> contributions. If the contribution level is where it is with just credit
>> cards, things will only get better next year.
>>
>> We should explore ways of enabling net banking transfers for next years
>> fund raiser.
>>
>> Regards
>> Arun
>>
>>
>>
>> On 19-Mar-2011, at 6:02 PM, Ravishankar <ravidre...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> If the Indian chapter / Foundation will allow donations by Net banking,
>> may be more people can donate.
>>
>> Not all have credit card / Paypal.
>>
>> Ravi
>>
>>
>> On 19 March 2011 04:34, CherianTinu Abraham < <tinucher...@gmail.com>
>>> tinucher...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> *The Hindu : "India is No.6 in donating to Wikipedia"*
>>>>  <http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article1551986.ece>
>>>> http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article1551986.ece
>>>> (National story)
>>>>
>>>>
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