On 5/30/07, jayjg <jayjg99(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Just a semantic point: is the collection and
analysis of available
information to find patterns in and of itself stalking?
When someone starts calling people they believe are your
ex-colleagues, ex-schoolmates, and ex-boyfriends so that they can get
a picture of you and try to find your current location, I think it's a
bit more than "collection and analysis of available information to
find patterns". Don't you?
You didn't answer my question, did you? Leave virtual bread crumbs, it's no
one's fault but the crumb-leaver if pieces get collected and figured out.
It's not Wikipedia's responsibility to police negligience. Specific to your
question, which I'll answer:
Why is Brandt trying to track down Slim, is the better question. Answer (if
I'm not mistaken): He's stated he intends to pursue her legally for
whatever. That's not stalking. Maybe in her definition and yours, but not in
any American legal system's that I know of. If he actually finds her, or
whatever person he's after, and files suit (for something) is that stalking?
Or serving legal process which he is entitled to in the country in which he
Is it Wikipedia's job to protect people from being legally responsible for
something they do on-wiki? You're completely twisting every scenario around,
or rather weakly attempting to. If people did nothing wrong on-wiki, they
would have nothing to worry about. Don't piss off people to win POV games,
and no one will pursue you. You notice how many (if not most) Wikipedians
play nice, play fair, play by the rules, and have public identities? How
many of them are 'stalked'? Hm, curious, innit?