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- I've got a question about civil liberties issues. Is this the best way to get an answer?
- Maybe, but you might also try our public forums, where you'll get a wider range of responses.
- My civil liberties have been violated and I need legal advice. Can you help me?
- I'm not an attorney, and do not offer legal advice. I can, however, refer you to relevant resources, and answer general questions pertaining to your civil liberties.
- I disagree with you on an important civil liberties issue. Can we debate the matter by email?
- You can certainly make your views known, but don't expect a detailed private rebuttal. As a general rule, I try to avoid private debates simply because emails only go to one person, and debating issues in private, one-on-one, just isn't a very efficient use of my time. I might, however, use your post as grist for a public blog entry on the subject. You can also make your case in the public forums.
- I'd like to write for the About.com Civil Liberties site. Can I contact you?
- Yes, but I'm not really seeking new material at this time (though this is likely to change later on; watch this space!). You might also check out the About.com Freelance Writing page, which regularly publishes a list of new freelance writing jobs.
- I'd like to co-moderate the civil liberties forums. Can I contact you?
- Yes, but I'm not seeking a co-moderator at this time--and by the time I need one, I'll probably already have a specific candidate in mind.
- I'd like to recommend a site for your links directory. Can I contact you?
- Absolutely. I can't promise that I'll actually link to the site, but suggestions on specific ways to improve the site are always welcome.