I haven’t said much about Infogalactic lately, mostly because things are proceeding well. A few notes:
- Traffic has increased to the point that we needed to up our server resources by thirty percent.
- We now have 540 registered Galaxians. Not a single edit war yet.
- We reached our initial goal of 100 subscribers. Thank you, Burn Unit! Our annual goal is to reach 1,000 subscribers.
- Redirect extensions have been created for all the major browsers.
- An extension that provides a default search engine for Chrome has been developed and will be submitted to Google later this week.
- We will be making an announcement of significant interest to Alt-Tech fans later this week.
The performance is the major issue at the moment and is our top dev priority. If you’re interested in keeping up on this sort of thing, you can read more about it at Infogalaxians later today.
As always, if you’d like to support Infogalactic, you can do so through a monthly subscription, a one-time donation, or by buying a t-shirt from CryptoFashion. We’re planning to do a monthly newsletter that will go out to subscribers every month. Nothing fancy, just early updates about the dev process, our current perspective on the roadmap, and a little inside information.
Speaking of donations, this email between Jimmy Wales and a former Wikipedia donor was sent to me yesterday. I tend to doubt it will be the only exchange of its kind. And I particularly enjoyed the egregious MAGA shiv at the end.
On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 1:15 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Two years ago, you donated $[REDACTED] to keep Wikipedia online for hundreds of millions of readers. We are deeply grateful for your past support, and we need your help again this year.
Please renew your donation today.
We are the small non-profit that runs one of the top websites in the world. We only have about 300 staff but serve millions of users, and have costs like any other top site: servers, power, programs, and people.
If all our past donors gave again today, our fundraiser would be over within an hour. We’re not there yet. Please help us end the fundraiser and improve Wikipedia.
Wikipedia is something special. It is like a library or a public park. It is like a temple for the mind, a place we can all go to think and learn.
To protect our independence, we’ll never run ads. We are sustained by donations from our readers. Now is the time we ask.
If Wikipedia is useful to you, please take one minute to keep it online, ad-free, and growing another year.
You will not be receiving any further donations from me.
Wikipedia has become social justice converged. I now use and support Infogalactic, The Planetary Knowledge Core, and I couldn’t be happier about my decision. I hope you folks at Wikipedia take a moment to reflect on the consequences of allowing convergence to take place within your organization. You lost sight of your mission. You became political and you censored those who disagreed with your politics. Sad!
Please visit Infogalactic.com if you would like to see what Wikipedia should have been. Onward and upward. MAGA
“… and finally, that Truth is great, and will prevail if left to herself; that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons free argument and debate; errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them:”
Statute for Religious Freedom