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The following are common questions about the mission statement of the site, rules of use, structure of governance, appeals process, and technical questions.


Q1. Why did you create this site?

Primarily because of private arbitration. Laws passed in congress allowed for agreements to shift the ability of people to address legal matters from a court that we control to one that is increasingly opaque. One can argue the pro's and con's of this, I dedicated a page to that, but by and large it favors the defender. Arbiters are not required to explain the process that they arrived at a judgement and have no real legal body instituting a standard. Their judgements are also final and not up for review. Hearsay and other normally inadmissible forms of evidence are sometimes legal and selection of an arbiter itself is a difficult process that can determine the judgement. An elderly nun has been raped with impunity in a nursing home, businesses engage in penny and dime antics that are not worth the legal expense to challenge on an individual level, tech businesses attempt to limit the use of their products to people who buy them. Our court system has flaws that should be corrected and modified as we are able. Allowing for a shadow process to dictate individual whims to communities without their feedback should be met with a penalty. We should encourage people to support producers and inventors that work with communities to create a transparent market place.

Q2. I disagree with you posting/or your explanation of my contract to your website

This site is a community tool for education purposes. All material should fall under fair use. As for the second half a wiki is not under my express control. I do not have the time nor ability to review all possible material that can be submitted. At this time I will attempt to review all possible additions especially if you bring my attention to them. It should be noted that if you have conditions that benefit you at the expense of your customers, they will view that unfavorably. My father said any good business should benefit everyone involved. Kodak learned this the hard way.

===Q3. Your website doesn't explain the full nuance of the contract. How do we correct that? We can't. Legal contracts are a nightmare. Any uncertainty in terms is decided against the one who wrote the contract. We are trying to capture the spirit of the agreement in as little time possible. To that effect we are assuming everyone here is a good faith actor shopping for the best terms and not someone looking for loopholes to exploit. Putting everything in simple quick terms will miss some nuance that should normally not be an issue in day to day operation. This is our strong point. If you were to attempt such a thing, it would likely be legally binding. We are not under such constraints. If you offer favorable terms for your consumer/user we would like to be able to show our users that so they will patronize your business and convince other businesses to follow suit.

Q4. I'll sue

That's not a question. That's a statement. It will be funny though.