QUOTE(Heat @ Sat 7th May 2011, 1:16pm)
QUOTE(Abd @ Sat 7th May 2011, 5:02pm)
QUOTE(Heat @ Sat 7th May 2011, 12:41pm)
An editor's noticed this thread and has brought it up with JzG whose response is predictably obtuse.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:JzG#Len_Stirling
I'll disagree, though maybe I'm considering later responses from JzG. His ultimate response was fine. If this was the limit of his obtuseness, I'd think him brilliant. He offered to userfy, that's highly cooperative.
Unfortunately, it's not the limit. But that's another story.
His initial response was obtuse. The other editor was low-key enough to nudge JzG towards a grudging compromise but I suspect a more direct challenge to his authori-tay would have seen him dig in.
Perhaps. Isn't this a rather normal human trait, though?
Wikipedia happens to be particularly vulnerable to this trait. I'm engaged in massive confrontation of Authority, while carefully refraining from actual disruption. I.e., the only "disruption" is the fact that I'm ignoring blocks and bans, the actual edits, themselves, wouldn't even raise an eyebrow, they are rigorously respective of policy, guidelines, and consensus -- all except for an alleged consensus to block or ban me.
Basically, this is natural consequences
for the administrative core of the community, I'm treating the core as if it were a child. As can be expected, the initial response is to throw a tantrum, maybe break some things. But eventually the kid gets it, if the parent is steady-on. The only offense is Defiance of Authority.
Look, I did this in high school, which was well over fifty years ago.... I have some experience with it, eh?
Arrogant? Sure. But I'm old enough to be the parent of most of the editors involved, easily. If anyone thinks I'm making a mess, my talk page is open at Wikiversity, as is the Talk page attached to where I'm documenting all that I'm doing.
It's transparent, except for a portion of it that's temporarily covert, but rigorously harmless. Except, of course, for block evasion.
If the community didn't want to see a demonstration of how easy it is to evade blocks, well, they sure went about it in a stupid way. They've done that many times with many editors, motivating the creation of massive sock farms, a huge waste of time, by unnecessary blocking and banning. I'm just unusual in that I'm documenting everything, instead of trying to push a POV by covert socking. Take a look at the edits of Abd sock (T-C-L-K-R-D)
. This is what they punish.