When questioned about this unprecedented departure from Section 230 aloofness, SB Johnny replied:
Ask the guys on IRC [Internet Relay Chat] for details, but we've received word from them that links to Moulton's blog are specifically prohibited. I assume there will be a public explanation when they're ready. --SB_Johnny talk 21:11, 6 August 2008 (UTC)It's been nearly a week, and no further explanation has come forth from Cary Bass, WMF General Counsel Mike Godwin, WMF Board Chairman Michael Snow, or anyone else at the Wikimedia Foundation Office.
Yesterday, SB Johnny made this move in the resultant chess game:
Suffice it to say that there have been myriad contradictory (mis-)communications on the subject. Please consider me "on Sabbatical" from the Ethics project. --SB_Johnny talk 10:09, 10 August 2008 (UTC)Additional discussion of this curious turn of events may be found on Moulton's Talk Page at Wikiversity.