Powerbase:No Legal Threats
Do not make legal threats on Powerbase.
You should always first attempt to resolve disputes using Powerbase's dispute resolution procedures.
If you must take legal action, we cannot prevent you from doing so. However, we require that you do not edit Powerbase until the legal matter has been resolved to ensure that all legal processes happen via proper legal channels. You should instead contact the person or people involved directly. If your issue involves Powerbase itself contact the editors: management AT powerbase.info and sysop AT powerbase.info.
A polite, coherent complaint in cases of copyright infringement or attacks is not a "legal threat".
If you are the owner of copyrighted material which has been inappropriately added to Powerbase, a clear statement about whether it is licensed for such use is welcome and appropriate. You may contact the Powerbase editors management AT powerbase.info and sysop AT powerbase.info.
It is Powerbase policy to delete libelous material when it has been identified. If you believe that you are the subject of a libelous statement on Powerbase, please contact the editors at management AT powerbase.info and sysop AT powerbase.info.
Apart from being uncivil, making legal threats causes a number of serious problems:
- It severely inhibits free editing of pages, a concept that is absolutely necessary to ensure that Powerbase remains neutral. Without this freedom, we risk one side of a dispute intimidating the other, thus causing a systemic bias in our articles.
- It creates bad feelings and a lack of trust amongst the Powerbase community, damaging our ability to proceed quickly and efficiently with an assumption of mutual good faith.
- By making legal threats, you may also damage your reputation on Powerbase.
Attempting to resolve disputes using the dispute resolution procedures will often lead to a solution without resorting to the blunt tool of the law. If the dispute resolution procedures do not resolve your problem, then you can rest in the knowledge that you have taken all reasonable steps to resolve the situation amicably, should you then choose to take legal action.