Fed-up Of Jimmy Wales on Wikipedia? Here’s How To Get Rid Of Him

Wikipedia LogoWikipedia is no doubt one of the best resources for anyone looking to find more information about topics they are researching on. It is also the 5th largest site in the world, however, Wikipedia does not run ads and instead relies on donations from its users to run the huge database of articles it has.

At last count, Wikipedia has over 35 million articles in the English section and there are more documents in other languages too. That’s really good, however, in the past few months, users who visit the website are being shown a banner, which is an urgent appeal from Jimmy Wales, the Wikipedia founder on getting donations for the site.

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Now showing this message is fine and many people including me have already donated to them. However, here is the problem, you will see this banner on every page you visit, no matter whether you have donated or not. This is making it quite annoying for users who have to visit Wikipedia everyday.

Are you fed-up too? Here are some ways to get rid of this Wikipedia message. On you can install the called Goodbye Jimmy Wales to get rid of this message. users can use the called Wikipedia Appeal Remover to get this done.

If you use or Internet Explorer, you can use a script to get rid of the Jimmy Wales Appeal, you will find the User scripts for the same here. Learn more on installing Greasemonkey scripts in Opera and IE.

3 thoughts on “Fed-up Of Jimmy Wales on Wikipedia? Here’s How To Get Rid Of Him”

  1. The simplest solution of course is to just log in to Wikipedia, as logged in users aren’t shown the banners any more.
    Also, if you are logged in and happen to see a banner, just go to your preferences –> Gadgets and check “Suppress display of the fundraiser banner”.

  2. Great thanks I will get the app. But I urge everyone reading this to donate monthly, the price of a pint of beer, before you remove the appeal. Look what happened to facebook with the advertising, we don’t want that.

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