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Can you please define your terms?
You have been posting messages like this on various talk pages:
" Please be advised your recent actions communicating directly with members of Wikitravel could put you in violation of numerous federal and state laws. We strongly urge you to cease and desist all action detrimental to Wikitravel.org. If you persist in this course of conduct, you will potentially be a named defendant, and therefore liable for any and all resulting damages.--IBlegal 14:54, 21 August 2012 (EDT)
Could you please be specific about which laws you think these users have violated? What state laws do you think are in play, those of the location of the servers or of the users? Do you think any of the laws you mention would apply to me, since I am neither a US resident nor citizen? Pashley 22:20, 21 August 2012 (EDT)
I would like an answer, please. Some of the comments below appear to require a response as well. Pashley 21:45, 26 August 2012 (EDT)
Please do not engage in spamming activities here
Yes IBlegal, I am also a little perplexed by your quite odd behaviour here.
What is the meaning of this inept and clumsy statement "communicating directly with members of Wikitravel could put you in violation of numerous federal and state laws"?
Are you perhaps trying to advise us that IB has been actively promoting this WT venue and soliciting participation in activities that expose IB to potential litigation?
Please do forgive me if I have misunderstood this communication, is this just a clumsily written a cry for help. Perhaps some US Federal or State authority has advised IB they are in breach of some arcane communications statute.
If so why on earth has IB let this situation continue for such a long time, clearly IB are culpable if they have knowingly promoted this venue and that activity if "communicating directly with members of Wikitravel could put you in violation of numerous federal and state laws". If this has legal grounding in applicable "US federal and state laws" then IB may be exposing their entire operation and even their board members to potential litigation by Federal and State bodies. If so then this is a most grave circumstance and I of course hope you are able to deal with it expeditiously and toward IB's favour.
I suggest if concerned about any litigation against IB by Federal and State authorities then it would be more appropriate to seek qualified legal advice in your own jurisdiction as we are just here to work on a Travel related project, not to assist IB with their potential exposure to litigation by any US federal and State authorities arising from contributors using the Talk pages to communicate with each other.
If this is a genuine cry for help I cannot do much to assist other than to direct you here as I am just too far away from your offices to be able to call around for a helpful chat about all this.
I cannot be of much assistance with this but if you wish to temporarily mitigate any further exposure to this problem perhaps consider providing a caution Banner affixed to all Article, Project and User pages to provide a site-wide disclaimer and ensure this problem is given adequate exposure to all Users and Contributors. If there is pending or threatened Federal or State action the court may look favourably upon IB if they have shown they have taken immediate action to mitigate the problem.
I am sure no one wants to see IB in receipt of any warrants to appear before a court due to facilitating Talk page communication. Perhaps as a precautionary measure IB should even consider a temporary lock-down on the site, or perhaps just lock all the User and User Talk pages until IB receive some appropriate advice on their corporate and executive exposure to these mysterious "US federal and state laws".
Perhaps however you just seek to entertain people with some examples of absurdist unstructured humour.
If you chose to do this, please do ensure that you only use language appropriate to this venue and the community, and please be succinct and ensure that you are adequately informed on the topic concerned, vague statements such as those made earlier may otherwise be readily dismissed as the work of an annoying troll.
People here do not appreciate threatening language, either implied or direct and it is specifically precluded in the project's policies and guidelines.
You do not have any history of constructive contributions here. You have not yet even cared to identify yourself as the iBobi sock-puppet I suspect you are.
You previous activity here appears to be limited to the posting of spam content.
Please read the Wikitravel manual of style before making any further contributions here.
So please do click through on the links provided, have a look at the content contained therein and then make an appropriate response.
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Hope this makes you happy!! Cheers, dude. 188.8.131.52 09:13, 22 August 2012 (EDT)