They didn't quite get the message

To my considerable amusement, it would appear that the social justice ninnies that run Wikipedia didn't really see what I was driving at when I told Jimmy Wales to take a hike.

This is the response that I found in my email inbox from their "Donor Services Manager" (names changed or redacted as required). I've added in my own commentary wherever I wanted to, because, hey, this shit is just too funny:

Hi [Didact], 
Thank you for your email. 
Wikipedia is a global project managed by tens of thousands of volunteers from around the world. Many people do not know this, but the Wikimedia Foundation does not control or edit the content of Wikipedia. There is no central editorial board; all edits are made by individual members of the Wikipedia community. Volunteers who edit and contribute to our projects appreciate hearing viewpoints about content, and value input from readers that can help improve the quality of information. [Bullshit. If that were true, why is the Infogalactic page on "Race and Intellect"- to pick just one example- of considerably higher quality, with far fewer weasel words, than its Wikipedia counterpart?] If you have specific corrections or facts to offer, volunteers require citations or facts from quality sources to review and improve the information. 
Volunteers also value broader input and criticisms about articles or content in general on Wikipedia. Wikipedia volunteers are strongly focused on the editorial values of non-censorship, neutrality, verifiability, and what we term 'no original research.' Volunteers come from virtually all walks of life and reflect a vast number of viewpoints. All volunteers invested in the quality of Wikipedia are working collectively to build balanced, neutral articles that reflect a variety of perspectives on often complex, high-profile topics. Content and information can change quickly to reflect world events and new facts. You can contribute to this process as well by editing the articles directly or by participating in an article's talk or discussion page. [No. Volunteers can submit whatever the hell they want, but final judgement over whether or not something is "politically correct" enough to warrant inclusion in a page is left up to Wikipedia's admin team, and they are anything but interested in different opinions.] 
For more information about participating directly in Wikipedia, or for more information about how Wikipedia works, please visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents. For any further Wikipedia-specific questions, please contact info@wikimedia.org, an email address answered by longtime project editors. 
Thanks again for contributing your views and please feel free to contact the info team with any further Wikipedia-related questions. 
Sincerely, 
[REDACTED] 
Donor Services Manager
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
https://wikimediafoundation.org
 
Support us: https://donate.wikimedia.org
These people are truly tone-deaf. You can give them hints. You can try to change the subject. You can attempt to deflect their stupidity. You can even attempt to reason with them, or tell them point-blank to their faces that they're being retarded.

And they STILL don't get it.

This is a lot like talking with my aunt about anything even remotely political. (She is, not coincidentally, a lifelong card-carrying member of the International Community Of The Ever So Caring And Sensitive- and she finds my decidedly more carnivourous views about politics and human nature more than a little hard to stomach as a result.) And it's about as useful.

There is one important thing to note here. The frequency and urgency of these donation request emails, and the fact that somebody in their organisation went to the trouble of actually responding to my rather grumpy missive, is useful information.

I've seen annual fundraising emails going out from the Wikimedia Foundation for several years now- but I have never seen this many, and I have certainly never seen this level of desperation for investor funds.

We have known for some time now that Wikipedia is in decline. But that has been true since at least 2012. The site's heyday was in 2007- damn nearly ten years ago- but the drop in traffic, views, and number of articles has been relatively shallow and steady for years now. It's not like this is news to anybody, so you'd think there would be no cause for alarm.

That is, until Infogalactic came along.

All of a sudden, Wikipedia now has a new, viable, and rapidly improving competitor to deal with- and Infogalactic is improving, make no mistake. The page load times, which used to drive me to distraction, have sped up drastically, the new Brave browser now supports Infogalactic as a search engine, and now some enterprising character has figured out how to setup Pale Moon (which I use on a WinDOZE machine at work, both my Linux and WinDOZE partitions on my home laptop, and on my Android phone) to redirect away from Wikipedia to Infogalactic.

The signs are pointing very clearly to Wikipedia's eventual downfall and replacement by a far superior, much less politicised, much more innovative, and simply better platform that allows end-users to decide what the truth is based on the facts available at hand, rather than forcing us to accept what a bunch of faceless, politically motivated hacks think is true.

And the folks at the Wikimedia Foundation know it. That is why they're shitting their pants when people like me, who they used to be able to count on as donors, are telling them to go take a flying leap.

By this point, I've given easily 5 times more to Infogalactic than the entire sum total of my contributions to Wikipedia. I expect to continue to send money to the cause, because I believe that it will do its job and because the results that I have seen so far support this belief.

Make no mistake, my friends- we are beginning to turn the tide in this war. The Alt-Tech Revolution is gathering steam. Someday we will see truly global Alt-Tech platform replacements for SJW-converged services like Twatter (already happening via Gab), Faceborg, and maybe even the almighty Googliath- which, thankfully, hasn't gone completely SocJus yet and still focuses on providing actually useful services to people.

Victory is coming. It will be a long, hard slog yet, but we can now see what it looks like.

What a change that is from just a year or two ago, when things looked nigh-on hopeless for us all.

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