[WikiEN-l] No more blocking people for who they *are*?

Chip Berlet c.berlet at publiceye.org
Wed Feb 8 23:26:24 UTC 2006

Good point.  But still an issue.  In many countries, calling for illegal activity on Wikipedia is technically a violation of exisiting laws. Not writing text about people who call for illegal activity, however, since that is not incitement (I hope).
How about:
"post material in which they personally call for criminal activity that would harm human beings or seriously damage property, or suggest that a person or group of persons are inferior or deserve harm." 
...thus leaving out minor infractions and civil disobedience.
Arguably child molestation seriously harms a human being.
There has to be a way to write this...


From: wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org on behalf of Ray Saintonge
Sent: Wed 2/8/2006 4:43 PM
To: English Wikipedia
Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] No more blocking people for who they *are*?

Chip Berlet wrote:

>It's all about the Social Contract.
>1. Wikipedians must never post material that calls for illegal activity or the harming of human beings or, through inaction, allow such text to remain unchallenged.
But "illegal activity" is open to interpretation.  There are obvious
illegal activities, but there are many more whose illegality is
questionable, or whos legality may vary from one place to another.


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