QUOTE(thekohser @ Thu 24th July 2008, 11:27am)
Good stuff, if you can definitively link Dan Crow to User:Gwernol. Did you do that, among all your (good) links?
Oh you can. It's in the history. I had it last year. I just can't be bothered this minute. It's him alright.
I've conversed with Crow at his google.com address, via email. This being about Gwernol's behavior towards me. And Gwernol is Crow.
The research - I actually did it in anger, when looking up the people's names who had libelled me online. Gwernol was one of the propagators, after one of the nutty military-linked admins (whom I guess might work at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio) started this bs story that I was someone I was not. Gwernol went on a bender calling me a COI, and blocking me, resulting in that I could not respond. I didnt know the rules at the time (at all) so I logged in under a new name - and also an IP, and they screeeeched that i was a vandal (the military admin said that I was a formerly banned user - yeah yeah - old story, but in my case, the defamation was dangerous, as they added allegations that I was an X an that I'd said Y and etc etc etc).
Gwernol went about spouting a bunch of hooey about how the page I'd created was spam cruft and tut tutted it all over the place. The page I created was about an entity that does educational work, in an area which is new, and very cogent and interesting. I'd planned to use Wikipedia as a platform for getting out the material to the general population (yes, I know - orig. research, but we are publishing it elsewhere - still, this would have eventually ran into problems on Wikipedia, of course, because Wikipedia attacks experts and hates to have anythign new and original - if not valuable - but what did I know.
After the big attack, I contacted him and spoke to him about it, and asked him to remove some of the libel or defamation. He told me that I had "profaned him" (??) total nonsense, which makes me think he has some kind of distortion in his thinking, despite being obviously clever.
At that time, I pointed out all of these links. He told me that he was not the one that made the page. I pointed out the probability of someone else making the page thirty minutes prior to him was unlikely - besides the fact that the editor admitted to working for the firm - which he owns - so if it wasn't him, then it was one of his staff. He still bs'ed his way out of it. Such denial.
I talked to him a bit, and he was reasonable.
Then, later, I saw he was off doing the same abusive stuff. I said nothing.
Then I noticed this, and decided to document it. Of course it is him. There's also IP evidence, if you want to bother with it.
Most of all what bugs me is how he runs around like a little old nanny goat, chasing these accursed COI bastards - and then does this kind of stuff.
It's probably the most blatant case of COI hypocrisy around. I just ran into it because he was the who accused me of COI SPAM CRUFT, and that was one of the four concurrent "trials" of me, my character - and what.a.bad.person.I.am online, in my own name. God, I'd never have used my own name if I knew this was such a kindergarten. I thought this was like what Google Knol is going to be. A place for grownups where expertise is validated and valued. Ha. What a laugh.This post has been edited by Disillusioned Lackey: Thu 24th July 2008, 5:45pm