The ad blocking software I'd like to see would detect and zap into a heap of ash those unrelated-photo clickbait ads; I'd rather suffer through some honest banner ads anytime.
Web publishers should get together to make a "Reader's Charter" that pledges to stop clickbait and intrusive ads. It's not that complicated. Here's mine
You might be interested in this: The Sexists at the Top of Wikipedia
It's also worth noting that Jimmy Wales excuse that the excess fundraising gives the site a reserve of cash, was concocted after the WMF was called out on the excessive fundraising.
Actually, the median, but whatever.
The Chicken didn't do it because it had already crossed the road.
I'm wondering what you mean by "Search Engine"? Do you mean a way to sort and rank websites? That's only part of what Google does. You may want to identify what is missing from Google before following the models of the past.
>Wales dictated that "interwiki transclusion" links that included thousands of links to his for-profit enterprise Wikia site, should be "do follow",
I am interested in this. Do you have a citation?
Exactly. There is too much emphasis on the people as Wikipedia's problem, when in fact it's the software that's the problem. I write about problem of Wikipedia's software design in this blog post, and have implemented the solutions you suggest (randomizing and mixing the editors to avoid the accumulation of power) in Newslines, my crowdsourced news site.
For those wishing to catch up, I made a news timeline of the rise and fall of the site
The Wright Bothers weren't the first to fly. They were just the first not to crash.