We do need a Chapter EC Board member to respond to this.

Warm regards,

Ashwin Baindur
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On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 6:56 PM, Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> The question whether the Chapter will help someone if they get into some
> sort of trouble with the authorities is an important one and should be
> addressed.  Once a letter of authority is issued to a volunteer, the
> chapter's reputation and credibility is on the line.  Therefore, the chapter
> must endeavor to only approve those members who have a substantial amount of
> history with our projects and their mission.
>
> In such a scenario, I would expect the chapter to extend help to those it
> endorses.
>
> anirudh
> (personal opinion)
>
>
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 6:52 PM, Anirudh Bhati <anirudh...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 6:42 PM, Srikanth Lakshmanan <srik....@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 18:24, <wheredevelsd...@hotmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Will the chapter or India Programs provide assistance?
>>>
>>>
>>> IIRC both of them lie outside the "content" boundary and wouldn't be
>>> helping. I dont recollect reading anything like "protecting interests of
>>> wikipedians" on the chapter's mission / vision. Form a political party
>>> (since asking the current ones might not help!) and fight for it, else sit
>>> at home and edit non controversial stuff like "Brinjal" :P
>>
>>
>> Supporting Wikimedia volunteers in their mission to expand the scope and
>> variety of content on Wikimedia projects is an important part of our stated
>> goals.  I think this is a very good idea, and a little help to the
>> volunteers from the chapter would go a long way in giving their work some
>> credibility in the eyes of authorities, private and public both.
>>
>> anirudh
>> (personal opnion)
>>
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