Will Wikipedia Accept Advertising?
Wikipedia became famous as a non-profit, peoples website which did not support any ads on its site.If Wikipedia starts accepting ads now, it will lose some of its charm and also those people who have contributed many articles towards Wikipedia will start to ask for a stake in the revenue.So there are quite a few problems, even if they decide to monetize Wikipedia.
When asked about the same issue, Wikipedia replied-
While we’ve always said that we’re opposed to having advertising on Wikipedia, we’ve never said "absolutely never"So there you have it, the scoop on Wikipedia when it comes to monetization.
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