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If Wikipedia had ads

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Slabs, Nov 2, 2013.

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  1. Slabs

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    How much do you think it'd rake in per month?
     
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    Ehh probably quite a bit.
     
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    I don't think wikipedia would be the platform it is today if it had ads!
    No one would put so much effort into writing and editing wikipedia's content if they knew that it was making money!
    Why? Because they'd want a cut for all the hard work, wouldn't they?

    So it wouldn't be an open informational platform but a "pay to write platform" filled with low quality content.

    The fact that it's add free and it asks for donations once in a while, make people happy to work on the content without payment, because they are contributing to the platform itself and not the advertising middlemen.
     
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    Million dollar question OP. Make a proposal and present it even if you have to get someone to write it. They want it. They just don't know they want it. :)
     
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    If it had ads, they would be gone the next day. There is a type of people who hangs on Wikipedia, they dont contribute any content, but rather see themselves as the local police (I call them Content Nazis).

    People who contribute to wikipedia often see it as exchange. E.q. I give you good content, you give me link/citation/whatever. Then come Content Nazis and remove the link/citation/whatever, leaving the poor bastard helpless.

    Anyway, back to the ads. There are so many Content Nazis, that any advertisement has no chance to live longer than a hour. They will complain/whine/delete content, until it gets removed.
     
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    If wikipedia had ads, it wouldn't rank so good...
     
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    If they had ads they will not stay at top 10. Google will kick them out and if they had ads the owner would make money simple.
     
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    I think it wouldn't be as it is right now if it had ads. People would want a piece of the pie $$$ that's for sure.