I'll admit I was initially deceived by his initial message. 



> On Jan 16, 2019, at 10:05 AM, Risker <risker...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I regret to say that I feel James has abused this forum once again for his
> own personal agenda, much of which is unrelated even indirectly to the WMF
> or the Wikimedia movement. Further, I feel that he has done so in a way
> that is deceptive to members of this mailing list, and that his actions are
> an abuse of the trust of the members of this mailing list.
> 
> Generally speaking, I'm pretty tolerant of people bringing different
> perspectives and ideas to this mailing list; however, I believe this is a
> step too far for someone who has been asked in the past on multiple
> occasions to stay on topic.  I am not sure that James needs to remain a
> contributor to this list.
> 
> Risker/Anne
> 
> On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 at 11:56, James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 1:23 AM Kevin Payravi <kevinpayr...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I've heard confusion from a couple folks and want to make sure it's clear
>>> here that this survey is coming from you as an individual, Jim, and has
>> no
>>> origination or coordination with the Foundation - correct?
>> 
>> Yes, the survey is just from me, not the Foundation. I'm trying to
>> encourage the Executive Director to bring back the "Letter to Donors"
>> which was discontinued for reasons unknown, but not the explanation
>> given to me at the time, that it was forbidden by law:
>> 
>> https://twitter.com/jsalsman/status/998272655995240449
>> https://twitter.com/SuePGardner/status/998302792946102273
>> 
>> On Wed, Jan 16, 2019 at 3:44 AM Dan Garry (Deskana) <djgw...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> ... (free healthcare, universal basic income, etc.) have very little to
>>> do with the Foundation's mission.
>> 
>> That is precisely the matter of opinion which the survey measures. The
>> idea that the abundance of contributors would not increase under the
>> proposals is clearly not shared by most, and whether that means
>> contributors would therefore be "empowered" by them is subjective.
>> 
>>> On Tue, Jan 15, 2019, 8:21 PM James Salsman <jsals...@gmail.com wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Happy 18th birthday to Wikipedia!
>>>> 
>>>> What does it mean for the Wikimedia Foundation to empower
>>>> contributors? Please share your opinion of what the Wikimedia
>>>> Foundation's mission statement means when it describes empowering
>>>> people to collect and develop educational content:
>>>> 
>>>> http://bit.ly/wikimission
>>>> 
>>>> The survey results are summarized after form submission.
>>>> 
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Jim Salsman
>> 
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