Sgt_Kickaxe - 4:17 pm on Jan 17, 2012 (gmt 0)
Mr Wales has every right to make a statement in support of what he believes, I personally will not hold it against him. I do hope he has the common sense however not to leave "dead air" where Wikipedia pages exist, a message saying the service will return and an explanation why would be much wiser... especially if he wants to maintain search rankings.
Put adsense on it? God I hope not, a few affiliate links to literature based companies perhaps? A deal to promote an encyclopedia company perhaps... sponsored by encyclopedia britannica would be much more palatable than adsense.