Wikipedia’s Appeal

By now, I imagine, we are all familiar with Wikipedia's Appeals for donations. I am an avid fan of Wikipedia, I use it all the time, and I want the appeal to be successful.

I find the text above interesting because the implicit messaging is in direct conflict with the explicit goal of getting people to donate money. For example, if boiled down to a sentence, the logic of the text goes: Nearly 100% of people do not donate to

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