QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sat 6th December 2008, 4:54am)
QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Thu 4th December 2008, 11:05am)
QUOTE(Obesity @ Thu 4th December 2008, 2:18am)
The Fat Man Who Never Came Back has decided to use this incident for his political advantage
in the ArbCom elections
If I had a vote, I would bestow it upon the Fat Man.
Fat Man seems a greasy little bastard to me.
I blogged his malfeasance months ago:
Two examples of Wikipedia "editors"
Go and read Ta_bu_shi_da_yu's talk page for samples.
Greasy little bastard is not far off.
(I just voted against him....let's see if he tries to block me in retaliation.)
I'm sure the Fat Man would block you in an instant for your refusal to cooperate with the sorely needed reforms he supports
, but as everyone knows he is not an administrator and doesn't wish to be.
Let's review his "malfeasance" in detail:
And if you have the patience, here is the deletion review for an article about an Australian author named Patrick McCabe. What a bunch of stupid, hostile little boys. You're not alone, Dave! Other people of note have received even shoddier treatment from the Wikipedia admins. Articles for deletion/Patrick M. McCabe
Really, Eric? This
is what you're mad at TFM about?
Mr. M******, an erstwhile 14 year-old kid, created (and re-created several times) an article about himself and some crappy short stories he wrote, and The Fat Man nominated them for deletion. Scandalous
! You'll notice that this was early in TFM's wiki career and his very first AfD; TFM was still brimming with civility and good faith. What problem could you possibly have with this AfD?
The Ta bu shi da incident is yu is a sadder story. For those of you who don't know him, TBSDY was a fine editor, an early Wikipedian, a nice guy and the author of one of one of my favorite articles
; he was also drama-prone administrator busybody and the founder of the bane of Wikipedia, the AN/I board.
Whatever TBSDY's failings, trust me that the TFM still feels considerable troll's remorse
for making this fellow cry. TBSDY made a typically tearful exit after some lame argument over whether he was "canvassing" or not, and TFMWNCB made some typically snarky
remarks about his bogus retirement. TBSDY was deeply hurt
. TFMWNCB said he was sorry
(sort of). TBSDY accepted his apology
. TBSDY is still around and edits under a different account
. Just sickening behavior all around, isn't it?
Why on earth does any of this bother you?
a noted troll and caller of names (I could provide some swell diffs, upon request), but the victims of his abuse are almost entirely members of WP's entrenched establishment, with the power to block or ban him in an instant. These 2 examples don't strike me as particularly compelling, but I may be biased.
Mods, I suggest you split off this irrelevant discussion of the TFMWNCB's (de)merits into a different thread (perhaps merge them into this discussion
); the original point of this thread was reprehensible administrator incivility/insensitivity to BLP victims.This post has been edited by Obesity: Sat 6th December 2008, 2:32pm