Dec. 2: My buddy, SageRad, has been blocked from Wikipedia!

Jerry Russell

Administrator
Staff member
If anybody wants to read the blow-by-blow debate and proceedings on SageRad's case, see:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Jimbo_Wales/Archive_215#What_happens_when_you_violate_the_orthodoxy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Arbitration/Requests/Enforcement#SageRad

(click "show" tab to reveal the case)

We also discussed the comparison between the treatment of the Pizzagate situation at Wikipedia vs. "Infogalactic". Before I get on to that comparison, though -- I want to point out that although Infogalactic has a number of interesting strategies to reduce conflict between editors, they ultimately don't have a kinder and gentler system for dealing with problem editors. They have what's called a "Star Chamber" for executions. At least they're honest about how that works.

The most prominent organizer of "Infogalactic" is the blogger & science fiction writer Vox Day, whose name means "Voice of God" in Latin. I don't know if this is megalomania, or if he has an unusual sense of humor, but either way I don't have a good feeling about it.

Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Ping_Pong#Pizzagate

Infogalactic:

https://infogalactic.com/info/Pizzagate
 
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