Thu 24th April 2008, 4:57pm
QUOTE(Moulton @ Thu 24th April 2008, 7:55am)
They found a third account, Miles Naismith, too. All accounts appeared to be connecting from Yale computer clusters and/or nearby wi-fi hotspots frequented by Yalies.
In order for them all to be socks of JZ, you have to establish that no other Yalie is a Wikipedian.
Can you demonstrate that no other Yalie is a Wikipedian?
Okay, Moulton, now you're starting to piss me off, and I'm pretty sure you're not alone. There is absolutely no logical basis for making that assertion whatsoever,
and coming from someone with your intellectual background, well... let's just say I'm extremely
Why would JoshuaZ create the User:Miles_Naismith
account, only to not use it in deletion debates? DUH! He was simply hoping to make it appear that User:Gothnic
was a sock puppet of "Miles Naismith," who sounds like a real person, except that he's actually a character in a series of sci-fi novels. It's one of the oldest tricks in the book.
Are you doing this as some sort of joke,
M? Because if you are, it stopped being funny about 36 hours ago.
QUOTE(Moulton @ Thu 24th April 2008, 10:34am)
Consider, for example, User:Cazort
. He goes to Yale, and he has a long screed on his user page about notability and deletion policies. And yet he has never actually chimed in or even voted on any deletion debate. So clearly
there is another Yalie who has expressed an opinion about deletion policies and practices. Is he also one of JZ's socks? Why or why not?
Occam's razor, Moulton - Alexander Cazort Zorach is all over the web
, using his full name, with all sorts of interesting details about himself and his fascinating life. Meanwhile, "Gothnic" is a common term used for meetups of goth kids, and "Miles Naismith" is a character in fiction.
Which of those three is less likely to be a sock puppet account, I wonder?