Thu 27th April 2006, 9:14am
QUOTE(Ta bu shi da yu @ Thu 27th April 2006, 5:00pm)
Ta bu shi da yu is affiliated with Wikitruth? I thought that you said that the Wikipedia Review inner circle knew who they were!
I don't know if the Wikipedia Review inner circle knows who they are or not, but given enough time, effort and skill, I don't think it would be that hard to track down who they were. Starting points include: images on their site: check the images for identifying information embedded in them. Writing style: check the writing style of the people involved. For example, choose unusual vocabulary, spelling mistakes that they make, etc., and cross-reference it with the Wikipedia site using Google. The writing styles of some of the Wikitruth writers are fairly distinctive. Opinions: the people involved in Wikitruth have probably expressed the same opinions they're presenting on their web site on Wikipedia pages. I'd start by looking at the votes for deletion pages for the deleted articles they reproduce. The technofix of trying to find out which admins accessed logs is not available to us, but other things might include mailing them a link to a "trap" web page, then examining the server logs for IP addresses of any visitors.
This is just a few ideas, there are lots more things one could do. Basically it would take a lot of time but it should be possible to track these people down. Most wikipedians are too stupid to be able to do it effectively, though.