It's easy to look at Wikipedia's success and then scoff at the donation requests made to the general public but we must remember that they have to support that success with servers, employees, and bandwidth.
Without ads, without selling your personal data, without any breach of their own terms of service, and then continue to innovate.
Consider making a donation
@Matter Well consider that the ratio of number of articles vs. size of article database is exponential
Consider that number of articles vs. number of visitors is exponential
consider that number of visitors and size of article database is exponential
consider that the number of editors vs. size of article database exponential.
There are a ton of exponents in web hosting, those are just a few.
Not to mention the embed opportunities that are afforded
@thomas Because you stop paying money to the creators whose content you enjoy just because they already have money.
But please, provide a source and I'll concede to you this point because I understand where you're coming from. However, I would still ask people to consider making a donation