QUOTE(Wikicrusher2 @ Wed 4th April 2012, 7:55pm)
Apparently, someone has threatened Geo Swan (T-C-L-K-R-D)
with some use of this forum to enact revenge on or intimidate her/him. I think using this forum to "take action" against personal wiki-foes isn't the purpose of the forum, and is highly unethical (but no doubt has been done before).
Additionally, Geo Swan claims that this person threatened him with a lawsuit that would result in her/him to pay "punitive damages".
Geo Swan is referring to the case of this image
and the fact that previously, the original uploader (The undertow) requested to have it deleted due to real-life concerns. Geo Swan opposed the deletion, but it is unclear to me if he is saying that The undertow is the one who threatened him, or if it was someone else.
According to the Undertow's Commons block log
he was banned for "using the email system to abuse other editors"
and "making legal threats"
. See also this message
Geo posted to Undertow's Wiki talkpage.
My thoughts are that Geo Swan and The Undertow are both very strange people and seem to be currently inhabiting personal hells of their own devising. I'd genuinely like to say that I find this sort of thing disturbing, but I can't as, dammit, I find it absolutely hilarious. Thanks, guys.This post has been edited by Bottled_Spider: Fri 6th April 2012, 8:50pm