On 8/1/07, Andrew Gray <shimgray(a)gmail.com>
This is a problem that could be solved not by
loaded but meaningless term, but by a simple and pragmatic decision by
a handful of [already-pseudonymous] users to stop editing for a few
weeks and come back under another name. I don't care who you think
"wins" if that happens - it's the best solution, inasmuch as it stops
this vast amount of noise and disruption.
Unfortunately, this is not possible. You can't easily come back to
Wikipedia under another name and not be recognized, if you're
recognizable, if people already know you and your writing style and
your interests and your behavior.
It's been tried over and again by people trying to escape their
reputation and start afresh, and it fails often enough that I must
conclude that it's not a winning strategy.
Indeed; I can think of at least a half-dozen off the top of my head
who have tried and failed. And it especially doesn't work if you have
a pack of obsessive Wikipedia-watchers hovering in the sidelines
trying to foil any such attempt.