Hi, all-

Since SOPA, we've seen a steady trickle of advocacy groups approaching us and asking us to banner or shut down for a variety of causes/events/etc. Not surprisingly, they usually come away frustrated.[1]

I think that a lot of the frustration stems from two sources:
- misunderstanding who we are/what we do
- confusion about how best to ask us when there is a legitimate problem.

To help address those points, I've put together a super, super-preliminary draft that we can point people at when they ask us to do advocacy for them, telling them better what to expect, how to help themselves, etc. It is here:


Please feel free to edit/hack at it/tell me it is awful :)


[1] Recent example: https://thedaywefightback.org/letter-to-wikipedia/

Luis Villa
Deputy General Counsel
Wikimedia Foundation
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