This guy is the most insane user/admin on Wikipedia. He is angry, bonkers, etc. and is able to block those on a whim using some seekrit evidence that is not known to those he blocks!
When something is posted on ANI or whatever notice board, he gets a few of the hive-mind admins to back him up, even though there are some who disagree with him. This is the "community"? Only 3 others who agree with him is enough to make this block, that only provokes the situation that much more!!???
My friend who was indef banned by him was a great human being. After being harassed online by those who use the "system" to make false claims against her and put the "spotlight" on her, she was the one punished because the others were in another country using multiple IP addresses. Yes, she was a person who was very outspoken..sometimes very blunt and used some foul language. You've probably heard this before, but anyway...I wanted to clear her name and wrote to one of the arbcom members. One who said I am the same person as a dead person! I know this is NOT true. But after reading this site, and other sites, I refuse to release the personal information to get the banners on her pages deleted, while her awards, and accolades are buried and DELETED!! (unless one digs around, that is)
Yes, she suffered no fools, and told it as she saw it. Even though she should have used better language. But this woman was dying, and there were many who knew this, but still treated her like crap.
She was helpful to others, had articles promoted to the front page, but is still treated as if she was evil. Yet this person, JzG is still around spousing his venom and has the tools to silence those to whom he feels is "not in this to write an encyclopedia". I am so saddened by this. One, because I was asked to provide my employer, with phone number and "maybe" the smear banners on her account will be removed. But, this has not happened.
I know for a FACT that the check user is wrong, because they, whoever they are, think I am the same person. Even though I've seen her in her coffin. I almost did provide my telephone number and place of employment to help resolve this in order to remove the punishment or her account. As many of her friends, family and co-workers knew she was using her time editing Wikipedia!
Why is this man still able to have an account, let alone an account with privileges to ruin and depress another person? Hell, he lost his father and that is sad. But so has this woman, and she had a terminal illness! Not just depression.... not just the flu, etc. Why are they unable to understand the double standards?
I am just sick and distraught over losing a friend, who was a WONDERFUL human being, to have her ID (known to those that knew her, and her employer too) on the top of the Google search.
Even though, thankfully, she did not use her REAL name, she did let others know judging by her emails that her family and friends have gone through. I WILL NOT divulge her real name, because she could very well be "notable" under Wikipedia's standards, and that would hurt those who loved and cared about her without her around to "WATCH" the article.
I just got back from the area of her funeral and I am so sad, and her Wikipedia page still contains false allegations, or worse, the double standards that Wikipedia management are able to get away with. Having "sock-puppets", uncivil behavior. Sigh..
Sorry, just venting. I will NOT release her real name so as to reduce the pain her family is already feeling. I know that Wikipedia is flaky, but her user ID is one that is known by family, friends and co-workers, so when looking up her name they see her Wikipedia profile that is tarnished and is like a smack in the face. Though, luckily there are other names that come up on the search that have no connection to her real life. That is a relief. I just wanted to post here because I'm so upset about her good name and will on Wikipedia, that was so much of her life after her diagnosis and she wanted to help in some way, while being so ill that she could not leave her house.
This woman was an asset, still is. Still, the Internet is full of fakes and horrible people that can hurt those in real live. JzG is one of them. He feels so sorry for himself, and others or the hierarchy do too. My friend edited controversial subjects too! Was suffering from a terminal illness that DEPRESSED her, lost a couple of other people in her live who were important to her, etc. (Saying this, because these are some of the excuses being made for JzG's behavior).
Okay, I've had one too many right now. Oh well. My friend is gone. Oh, and we worked, thought the same, had similar educations and lived in the same area, had the same ISP, not IP, but still her ID has now included mine as well as a "sock-puppet"...WTH?
Rant over. No response is necessary but please keep putting the pressure on those who have the power to use flawed information to spoil a person's reputation. Thank goodness she did not use her real name, even though she did at first. Sigh. (ILUJ, you are now home where you always wanted to be and almost made it.)
(edit because of mistakes I saw. I'm sure there are more, but hey, I'm under the influence. )