[Foundation-l] pt:wiki policies

Nathan nawrich at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 18:50:04 UTC 2009

Virgilio, you simply have not provided or described sufficient evidence to
back up the conclusion that the people who "run" pt.wp are have severe
emotional problems. Such accusations serve only to call your own integrity
into question, which I'm sure you wish to avoid.

It should be noted that most disability access laws refer to the right of
access to certain classes of goods and services and employment. Editing
Wikipedia would not seem to fall into any of the typically covered
categories, even were it under the jurisdiction of such laws. While I'm not
an expert on the subject, I'm not aware of any laws that even require access
to the Internet, let alone resources or activities accessed through it. So
the question of law is really separate; if you want to make a case about
access, it needs to be done on other grounds.

In the last discussion it was said by many that the primary role of editors
is the contribution and improvement of free content, and the privilege of
editing access is provided for that purpose. If we can help people with
certain disabilities be productive as editors, we should. If a disabled
editor, as any editor, becomes disruptive and impedes the goal of the
project (and assistance fails to solve the problem) then that person should
be blocked.

My suggestion is that if you have a specific problem you'd like addressed,
bring that specific problem to the front. The way you've written your post,
it seems like you are trying to elicit statements that you can bring back to
pt.wp and use in a dispute - all without telling us what the actual dispute
is. That doesn't really fly here.


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