Someone calling themself [[User:Enforcer]], who seems to be the same person who was
posting on [[Fallujah]] the nonsense about the Bomis/Wikipedia/US Marine Corps connection,
is posting the following on several trolls' Talk pages: ([[User talk:JRR Trollkien]],
[[User talk:Pooya]] and [[User talk:Plato]])
Because of your determination in opposing anarchy and vigilantism among Wikipedia
leadership, you have been selected as a possible complainant against the Wikimedia
Foundation for violations of Florida Statutes Title XXXIII, (Regulation of Trade,
Commerce, Investments and Solicitations), Chapter 496 (Solicitation of Funds).
The act requires any charitable organization in the state of Florida, such as the
Wikimedia Foundation, to register
with that state's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and to disclose
their activities in annual statements, available to donors and to the public.
Wikipedia Foundation has so far attempted to evade the letter and spirit of Florida law by
claiming its published solicitations for editorial contributions and cash donations
"is not and should not be considered a solicitation to make a donation." The
claim is as false as would be the claim of a panhandler on a sidewalk rattling coins a
tin cup.Wikimedia Foundation, on links provided from every page, solicit readers to
contribute editorial content (edit this page) and to "donate if you can afford
] That is a solicitation, regardless
the pages attempt to say black is white. You can form your own opinions if a claiming a
request to "donate if you can afford it" is not a solicitation is accurate and
neutral information, as Wikipedia claims to provide.
Florida law states "'Solicitation' means a request, directly or indirectly,
for money, property, financial assistance, or any other thing of value on the plea or
representation that such money, property, financial assistance, or other thing of value or
a portion of it will be used for a charitable or sponsor purpose or will benefit a
charitable organization or sponsor.
Florida law states "'Solicitation' includes, but is not limited to, the
following methods of requesting or securing the promise, pledge, or grant of money,
property, financial assistance, or any other thing of value:
(a) Any oral or written request;
(b) Making any announcement to the press, on radio or television, by telephone or
telegraph, or by any other communication device concerning an appeal or campaign by or for
any charitable organization or sponsor or for any charitable or sponsor purpose;
(c) Distributing, circulating, posting, or publishing any handbill, written advertisement,
or other publication that directly or by implication seeks to obtain any contribution;
Wikipedia Foundation solicits cash donations, in-kind donations of editorial services and
in-kind donations of technical services. You may either personally and directly pursue
prosecution of Wikipedia Foundation by contacting the Florida Division of Consumer
Services of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
], and may verify Wikimedia Foundation's
lack of compliance at the Division's on-line charitable organizations reporting page
]. You may make an on-line complaint
to the Division at [http://www.800helpfla.com/~cs/ccform.html
]. Thank you for your interest in protecting the
integrity of human knowledge, and for whatever interest you might develop in upholding the
rule of law regarding charitable contributions, and compliance with the law among rouge
on-line charitable organizations.
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