On 2/16/06, Delirium <delirium(a)hackish.org> wrote:
The most well-known of such unfortunate victims of
internet derision is
the [[en:Star Wars kid]], who even went so far as to sue the people who
leaked the now-famous but previously private video onto the internet. I
don't think that means we ought to delete his article, though.
He didn't like the iMac, eh?
We *do* have to be careful not to allow Wikipedia to
be used as a place
to start new fads, or propagate very weak/minor ones, but I'm wary of
taking an ideological stance that we will refuse henceforth to write
articles on people who would prefer to be less known than they are.
Hmm. We're agreed to not publishing certain salacious details of
famous people on [[WP:LIVING]]. Perhaps we should avoid publishing
anything personal about "famous despite themselves" people - so the
Peppers article could be simply about the internet phenomenon, with
almost nothing (if anything) on the poor chap himself. Unless of
course he actually does anything notable, like sue someone.