QUOTE(thekohser @ Thu 7th July 2011, 12:35am)
Food for thought, too, MZ...
Maybe Facebook and Twitter don't make a big "game" out of sockhunting or impersonator squashing because they make it pretty easy for users to "report abuse". And I know (at least from personal experience on Yahoo! Answers) that they simply "shoot first, and maybe possibly ask questions later".
Wikipedia's different in that they only "shoot first" in cases of WMF criticism, boyish vandalism, and commercial puffery. Everything else, including "avowed pedophile socialists who create excellent articles about defunct railroads", gets a 3-week discussion, followed by a tribunal, wrapped up by a bureaucrat declaring "Keep" or "48 hour block" as the solution.
Are you one of those defenders of democracy who has a problem with people of a socialist mindset, Greg? I, as a woolly, pinko loving, liberal, believe you have an absolute right to wish to extend freedom of expression and thought only to those who agree with you... even if I do not share that view.
ps. Sorry I couldn't save your userpage.