QUOTE(that one guy @ Mon 28th November 2011, 8:01pm)
QUOTE(gomi @ Mon 28th November 2011, 1:58pm)
QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Mon 28th November 2011, 11:41am)
Why the 'execution' never happened I didn't find out. I suspect FT2 convinced them that he really did have senior support in WMF for his earlier actions, and they backed off. What a mess.
Isn't it possible that FT2 threatened to release (even more) detrimental information about Arbcom if they did ban him? Honestly, I can't keep this while FT2 thing straight without a scorecard. I'll have to go back and review the threads.
I'm confused myself as to why he got booted off ArbCom to begin with.
He resigned on 15 January 2009 after an RfC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Req...for_comment/FT2
in which he was implicated of lying.
But that is a separate issue. Here is the story surrounding his current complaints. On 13 September 2008, FT2 sent an 'Anvil' email to a prolific sockpuppeteer. It contained some bloodcurdling threats, including contacting his wife's employers, his parents, other people, with some really embarrassing information. He copies Cary, Vandenberg, Aphaia, Jpgordon, Rlevse, David Gerard, and Thatcher. He references this in the diatribes linked to above.
The sockpuppeteer lost his job. Everyone breathed a sigh of relief.
A year passes.
In August 2009, the sockpuppeteer sent the 'Anvil' email to Thatcher, who copied it Cool Hand Luke.
CHL sat on it for a bit (don't know why), but finally published on the Arbs mailing list in Feb 2010. CHL says : “Reading his explanation, it sounds like *Heart of Darkness*. FT2 is Agent Kurtz way up the river, operating beyond any civilized control or oversight. We executives in Amsterdam just have no idea what it's really like out there, and we cannot judge him for his acts.” Coren disagrees, but the other Arbs are horrified.
Hersfold says “Even if he was acting on behalf of the Foundation, does that excuse what reads as threats and blackmail? With all the crap we keep having to deal with from Usher and Amorrow - some of which has directly impacted two members of our Committee already - I'm certainly not willing to condone such behavior, no matter who rubber-stamps it.
Coren “Not unlike Jimmy, I think this was a reasonable attempt at giving him an "out". (Jimmy defended FT2's actions, although at the same time denied ever being consulted about them. Wise man).
CHL to Coren: “If you are telling me that you *supported *the use of blackmail (in the casual sense, although I'm not certain than it was not blackmail in the legal sense as well), then I severely question your judgment.” “Even if FT2 had to prove that he had [the sockpuppet's] number, the overt threats were entirely surplus, and his demands were far beyond what was necessary to protect our project. "
The committee does nothing.
Nov 24 2010: FT2 emails Arbcom about his election statement. “I would appreciate if any arb could double check I haven't included any factually incorrrect or misleading statements or significant factual omissions.” This is one of the mails that FT2 is referring to in the diatribes linked above.
The arbitrators wonder why they didn't do anything 10 months before and cast around for reasons to stop FT2 getting a seat in the election. Risker drafts a notice that summarises the issue.
I'm not sure what happened then, but I think Risker then emailed a bureaucrat (WJBScribe) to use another nasty piece of information about FT2, forcing him to resign. I emailed Risker a couple of times but she replied, saying "If I say anything, you will publish it on Wikipedia Review". Well, of course I will, that's all part of public disclosure and transparency. That's what Wikipedia Review is for
. Are you suggesting I keep your dirty little secrets?Why would I?
In January 2011 I got a series of emails from different arbcom members saying that FT2 was about to be publicly executed and stripped of all honours, site-banned etc. It was strongly suggested that I would be unbanned after this.
However, as usual, nothing happened.This post has been edited by Peter Damian: Mon 28th November 2011, 10:17pm