Sunday, October 21, 2007
While I was at it, I also thought some career slanderers in the alt.usenet.kooks "news group" had discovered and exploited the malfunctioning web site by creating an article defaming a number of individuals they'd been harassing in Usenet.
… leading one to speculate just how many such canards are circulating in Wikipedia, including any libelous references contained in User Pages and Talk Pages, which are located outside the main articles but which are indexed by the search engines nonetheless. (For details on this rather cunning cyber libel workaround, see my report on User pages).
And what of the idea that anyone can edit Wikipedia? The only content that has any staying power in Wikipedia is that which is zone defensed by Wiki-gangs. Wiki-gangs are groups of individuals who form — call it what you like — "alliances," "strategic partnerships," "cooperative networks" — which allows them to circumvent rules that limit individual users. Many of these gang members did not meet in Wikipedia, but in Usenet, and at some point discovered that Wikipedia could be a key gadget in what they call their bag of "loser attitude readjustment tools" (or "LART" for short).
The Usenet kooks and defamatation league are behind the article deletions and libel and meanwhile write their own article entries in Wikipedia.
The Quantum Fiction deletion was cyber libel by Usenetkook fanfiction community. Everybody knows who they are.