Monday, May 27, 2013

Two Posts From Wikipediocracy

[I recently made the following two posts on the Wikipediocracy site. Neither have been approved by a moderator yet. - HAC]

I am someone who has fought a running battle with Wikipedia for almost seven years over false, defamatory, and meretricious crap in my entry, placed there by my personal and ideological enemies.

The thing that infuriated me most was the fact that there was simply no recourse to these effing morons telling lies on me; I tried using Wikipedia's formal grievance procedure and never got a single reply in seven years. The few times I got responses in the talk sessions from alleged "responsible senior editors" it was to tell me to piss off and to ban my IP address when I insisted in removing false and defamatory material ("vandalism") which the same editors later admitted was false and defamatory and cited "attack pages" as the source.

I eventually created my own small blog just so that I could have somewhere in the internet to respond to sheer fabrications about my life and my work. I have linked to it with this post. Now--will this post be allowed? Or will it be rejected by a moderator, or my link to my site removed? Inquiring minds want to know.

Harold A. Covington

(Note signature using real name, not false ID to hide behind. I'm not a Wikipedia editor.)

[Second post]

By the way, you know, the solution to this whole BLP problem is simple. 

Wikipedia should ban the use of pseudonyms and sock puppets by editors and let them know that “each editor is liable for the legal consequences of his actions on Wikipedia and Wikipedia will provide without subpoena the address of editors to attorneys and law enforcement authorities for the service of legal process.”

When these bastards know they can’t hide behind anonymous IP addresses and they are legally responsible for what they do and say, the feuding ax-grinding ideologues and dysfunctionals will mostly vanish. Genuine scholars have nothing to fear from their identities being known.

-Harold A. Covington

1 comment:

  1. Both comments were approved for posting withing a few hours.