[Foundation-l] Do we need a Code of Participation?

Rob Smith nobs03 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 02:27:31 UTC 2007

On 11/7/07, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> On 11/7/07, Delirium <delirium at hackish.org> wrote:
> > I really dislike forced speech, and would leave the project if rather
> > than "sign" some statement other than one I freely made myself, if it
> > extended beyond minimally necessary things like agreeing to license my
> > contributions.
> Agreeing to a basic code of conduct seems similarly necessary to me --
> perhaps we're talking cross purposes. The only reason I'm not calling
> it "terms of use" or "code of conduct" is that I was looking for a
> more appealing phrase, but the intent is not to enforce some "pledge
> of Wikipedia allegiance" ("I pledge allegiance to the puzzle globe,
> and to the encyclopedia for which it stands, one wiki under Jimbo
> .."); rather, it would be the same in function as the ToS agreement
> many forums & online communities have, only shorter and simpler.
> --
> Toward Peace, Love & Progress:
> Erik
> DISCLAIMER: This message does not represent an official position of
> the Wikimedia Foundation or its Board of Trustees.

I signed a statement
make a Good Faith effort to resolve disputes.

I was viciously defamed
the process.

ArbCom responded

The offending party knew the defamations were

This abuse is outrageous.

Rob Smith
aka Nobs01

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