[Foundation-l] Statement to the Associated Press

Jimmy Wales jwales at wikia.com
Sun Mar 9 22:44:16 UTC 2008

Thomas Dalton wrote:
>> I can't comment on any other aspect of the matter, but I was the Clerk on
>>  Mr. Merkey's arbitration case, and can confirm that he engaged in plenty of
>>  on-wiki conduct warranting a siteban, having nothing to do with any type of
>>  financial contributions he might or might not have been making.
> Well, yes, that happened in public so I know that much is nonsense.
> I'm more interested in the claimed agreement with Jimmy. I find it
> very unlikely that Jimmy would make such an agreement, but would like
> to hear it from him to remove any doubt.

Of course I would never offer, nor accept any offer, whereby a donation 
would buy someone special editorial treatment in the encyclopedia.  I do 
routinely assist people with WP:BLP issues, and I do courtesies for many 
people.  Donations have no bearing on that at all.

NPOV is non-negotiable.

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