Masochists add Jimbo Wales to every webpage
Wikileader vanity banners invade real world
A sadistic add-on developer is offering a Google Chrome extension that slaps those solipsistic Jimbo Wales Wikipedia banner ads on every other website across the net.
And masochists are rapidly installing the thing.
Since the extension debuted over the weekend, installs have topped 3,000. "I love it!!!" said one masochist. "This plugin is the bee's knees!"
"Changed my life" said another.
"I am upset that this doesn't give me a double banner on Wikipedia," said a third.
Wikivanity goes beyond Wiki
No word on whether Jimbo Wales has installed the extension his own machine. But some things need no confirmation. ®
incidentally, if you want to get rid of the ones on the wikipedia site, add this to your Adblock filter:
Big thank you for that
Something about the WikiPedia ad with Jimbo's face really unnerves me.
And the fact that it always appears right between me deciding to click a link near the top of the page and my finger actioning that click is really irritating!
Both those things together were actually reducing my tendency to visit the site.
I'd give W. money
I'd give Wikipedia some money if the leaders reined in the deletionists and took a laxer line on "notability".