ISLAMABAD- Wikipedia, an open content online encyclopedia has resorted to its readers for financial help.
When the site is opened, there is a message at the top before the content starts which asks for donation. The message says,
We’ll get right to it: This week we ask you to help Wikipedia. To protect our independence, we’ll never run ads. We’re sustained by donations averaging about £10. Only a tiny portion of our readers give. Now is the time we ask. If everyone reading this right now gave £2, our fundraiser would be done within an hour.
That’s right, the price of a cup of coffee is all we need. If Wikipedia is useful to you, please take one minute to keep it online and growing. We’re a small non-profit with costs of a top site: servers, staff and programs.
We serve millions of readers, but run on a fraction of what other top sites spend. We believe knowledge is a foundation. A foundation for human potential, for freedom, for opportunity. We believe everyone should have access to knowledge—for free, without restriction, without limitation. Please help us end the fundraiser and improve Wikipedia.
This can be sited in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/