Ben McIlwain wrote:
I didn't alter anyone's userpage. I only
altered one single template.
If you don't want your userpage to change in appearance then keep it in
your userspace and don't grab all of your content from templates.
You do realize that the same could just as well be said of articles.
Yes, templates are attractive vandalism targets in that they can provide
lots of disruption for very little effort. That is *not* an excuse for
deliberately disrupting them just to show that you can.
I agree entirely. Ben and Greg displayed a remarkable lack of maturity
in this issue. I can see how they got a bit carried away after some
idiot changed "is Christian" to "claims to be Christian", but
could-be-perceived-as-vandalism, complete with rotating crucifix,
was quite disgusting behaviour for an admin.
I'll give Greg a comparative pass on this one, since a) he's not an
admin, b) he's not as controversial as User:Cyde. However, he *is* a
well-respected and otherwise excellent Wikipedian, and it's just sad to
see him stoop to something like this.
 I'll leave the wikilawyering and the "technically, this violates
section x, paragraph a, subparagraph ii" to someone else, but I've
got to sneak the word "vandalism" in *somehwere*.
 I know what Cyde was aiming for: "seeing from all angles", etc. But
the end result was simply offensive.
"What? I can't hear you, I've got a banana on my head!"
- Danger Mouse
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