A third claim was that it might be required in cases
where people have posted to
these sites, and are now running for Wikipedia offices. That seems to
be it so far.
By the way, I was not being speculative. This has actually happened
before, although BADSITES hadn't yet crept up.
Werdna was up for his second RFA, and someone questioned him about an
IRC log that was available on Encyclopedia Dramatica, and provided a
link to a google search which turned the log up in the first hit.
This was reverted with [[Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/MONGO]] as
the justification, with much unnecessary drama ensuing. All of this
could have been avoided if people just used common sense.