[Foundation-l] Pedophilia and the Non discrimination policy

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Sat Nov 28 20:37:58 UTC 2009


It is not an accepted practice to ban users from editing Wikipedia unless
they are actively disrupting, endangering, or otherwise harming the
project. Such bannings usually require either broad community consensus,
an action from the Arbitration Committee, or an action from Jimbo Wales.
In addition, "The Wikimedia Foundation prohibits discrimination against
current or prospective users and employees on the basis of race, color,
gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation,
or any other legally protected characteristics.

Pedophile activism actively disrupts the project; is the subject of an
action by the Arbitration Committee; and is not a legally protected

I am not happy with Nihonjoe_4's RfB as I not sure he was given a chance
to arrive at a considered resolution regarding this matter, but I
certainly don't like his unbriefed arguments:



> In the wake of this RfB on the English
> Wikipedia<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_bureaucratship/Nihonjoe_4>we
> really need some clarification from the foundation on this issue.
> It's
> my personal view that in general these kinds of situations fall pretty
> clearly under the Non discrimination policy of the
> Foundation<http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Non_discrimination_policy>as
> it is written now.  Because that policy or its interpretation isn't
> something subject to community consensus I feel we need to resolve this
> issue before soliciting community input on the wider matter.
> Best,
> ---
> Jake Wartenberg
> jake at jakewartenberg.com
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