[WikiEN-l] We need to recognize that advocating is a basic right

Craig Whitford craigwhitford1 at emailaccount.com
Fri May 5 12:17:33 UTC 2006

I've heard about the Request for comment from the United States Congress.
It's true, Wikipedia is used as a PR/spin machine.
I've also noticed Commons is being used to upload PR pictures too, for spin purposes.


--- f.crdfa at gmail.com wrote:

From: "Tony Sidaway" <f.crdfa at gmail.com>
To: "English Wikipedia" <wikien-l at wikipedia.org>
Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] We need to recognize that advocating is a basic right
Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 12:51:07 +0100

On 5/4/06, Fred Bauder <fredbaud at ctelco.net> wrote:
> On May 4, 2006, at 10:10 AM, Tony Sidaway wrote:
> > On 5/4/06, John Tex <johntexster at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >> This is "advocacy".  Contacting people to recruit them to support
> >> you or to
> >> act according to beliefs you think they may already have should
> >> rightly be
> >> called "campaigning". This is a Good Thing.
> >>
> >
> > You're on the wrong project, mate.
> He's thinking about policy issues and expressing himself in the
> proper forum. He's being courteous. He may be wrong, but input on
> policy questions is welcome.

All of the above may be true, but he's still on the wrong project. 
This is a project for the production of an encyclopedia, not for
political campaigning.
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