As I said, I sincerely doubt most (any) Myspace
members have read the Terms
of Service, I can assure you that they are far more substantial than our own
Terms of Service. Personally, I hope that the Board rectifies this.
My own €0.02 is that we should steer away from Byzantine and restrictive
'terms of service' for contributors as much as possible. Part of the
point of Wikipedia is, as ever, that 'anyone can edit' and I'm wary of
things that may discourage people from doing that.
I also wonder if more expansive terms of service would actually do
anything to deal with the problem here (which I presume is that of
commercial organisations using Wikipedia for what amounts to
advertising). If, as you surmise, few users will read them, why bother
creating them? Advertising is already covered by Wikipedia policy.
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