On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 1:41 PM I forwarded Chase Me I'm The Cavalry a tip via email about Ironholds providing the WMF with supposed evidence of the WMUK misappropriating funds for personal use.
Ironholds made the accusation in chat. I sent Chase more information, including this (name abridged, but an IRC chat):
<> most of WMUK hates people like Ironholds
<> Ironholds stabbed them in the back and ratted on them
<> about something private related to chapter fundraising
<> and went to WMF
<> and Philippe
<> this was after he got the contract and before he announced it publicly
Chase and I had many chats over email and IRC about the topic, and he made it clear that he thought that Ironholds was an ass who was causing problems to cause problems. When I reminded Chase the other day that I had a long history of looking out for him, especially with these kinds of accusations, he got it in his head that I was the originator of the accusations.
So I felt like putting it out there - Ironholds went to the WMF and accused WMUK of many inappropriate actions, including embezzling funds. There is also a deep seated hatred between most of the people involved in the WMUK group with each other. There is quite a lot of nastiness that is said behind their backs and even in front of their backs.