QUOTE(Jonathan @ Fri 31st August 2007, 12:06pm)
I've been away for a while and therefore haven't seen much of what has been discovered about Slimmy in the past 2 months or so. Can anyone provide a simple to understand summary of what we know so far on her?
Well... She'd done some good work on the BLP policy, leading to a minor-though-significant improvement therein. So after a bit of wrangling, I decided it was time to take a shot at ramping down the hostility, and I redacted her real name from this entire website. About 6 weeks later, though, someone named Ludwig de Braeckeleer wrote a blog about her role in the Lockerbie investigation, which quoted us (actually Daniel Brandt, mostly) with the real name reinserted. That blog post was picked up by Korea's OhMyNews, and from there, distributed by all the big news aggregators and reposted by several other second-tier news sites.
This led to much link-banning, comment-reverting, and oversighting of WP edits related to the story, and a highly divisive argument on WikiEN-L in which WP'ers' failure to "support" SV was compared to a "second rape." That in turn led to many WP'ers saying "enough with the irrational hyperbole," and a handful of them actually called for her and Slim-advocato supremo
Jayjg to leave the site completely. The resulting argument over that
offended Jayjg to the point that he actually has
left, though I'm sure he'll be back soon enough. Slimmy was also gone for over a week, but has since returned and seems to be keeping a somewhat lower profile than usual.