QUOTE(The Garbage Skow @ Thu 12th April 2012, 5:30am)
So a "new" editor pops up and... surprise, happens to be a decent writer.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Adm...for_Jill_Kenton
That may be so, but I was amused with his What? Me?
-style post in that thread in which he denies everything and attempts to "dumb down" his writing style a bit for some added innocence. (I have never been called to the Administration Noticeboard bevfore. I seemed to have stepped into a hornets nest when decided to help on this biography
). Very droll.
Also they're being accused of socking (not sure if I believe that or not).
So, what say you? If a sock, then whose sock?
In his Elance page
he claims that he's had years of experience and made "tens of thousands of edits" but his Wiki LarEvee (T-C-L-K-R-D)
identity is less than a year old and he's made <500 edits. So he's either being economical with the truth in that regard or he's a sock of some other Wiki longtimer.
Whoever he is, he's made an arse of himself in all this. He just didn't think any of it through properly. What an amateur. I only hope his IP-strategy skills are better than his excuses.
And will Wikipedia ever come up with a progressive policy towards paid editors?
Bidding wars would be an interesting addition to the dramafests. Paid editors locked in mortal combat over behind-the-scenes monetary undercutting, reputation annihilations and guerrilla reverts via sock armies. I like it.