Thu 26th May 2011, 5:52pm
QUOTE(Cla68 @ Thu 26th May 2011, 7:31am)
A couple of editors aren't too happy
with Jayen's research and conclusions. It was Cirt's defensive reaction and his choosing not to respond to everything that Jayen brought up that caused me to think that Jayen was probably onto something.
Probably on to something? Wow. To me, this is just more of the same with Cirt. Same tactics, same motivations, same result.
Jayen466 put an excellent case together, but I am not sure what effect it will have. For one thing, doing this on Cirt's talk page -- the correct and polite WP thing to do -- means that it won't be as widely read as it should be. For another, the "santorum" issue is very muddled. Even if one assumes that everything that Jayen466 says is correct, the question that is likely to be asked is "Has Cirt broken any rules?"
There seem to be some widely divergent views about what should happen with the santorum article, from deleting it, to renaming it, to merging into another Rick Santorum article, to keeping it as is but removing the actual definition of santorum. It will be fairly easy for Cirt and his supporters to defend keeping the article as is, since there is a fractious opposition. And honestly, although many people are apparently having the same reaction to the article -- that it is an unnecessary hit piece -- there isn't any rule
against it. The fact that Santorum seems to be a rather odious politician doesn't help.