30.01.2016, 14:03, "Maggie Dennis" <email clipped>:
The pictures may not be the individuals at all; they
may be pornographic
pictures of others that are misattributed. And sometimes the attribution is
not to a real name, but to their usernames. In all cases, the intent seems
to be to humiliate and hurt the target. Sometimes the goal seems to be to
drive them away.
That was the story of Lightbreather, a English Wiipedia editor that self-identified as
female. She ran afoul of some other editor that (IIRC, I'm confident this is basically
correct) that labeled some images on a porn site as being her (they were labeled
"Lightbreather"). The outcome (GET THIS!) was that she (Lightbreather!) was
formally banned by Arbcom for complaining about it at Wikipedia. They said she was
"outing" the culprit by calling attention to his off-wiki activities.
Horrendous I know and tends to shows that Arbcom and the rest of Enwiki administrative
structure genuinely have a problem with women, which they are often alleged to (i.e. in
Gamergate and all that).
PS: A similar thing happened to editor Kiefer Wolfowitz. After seeking in vain to get a
email reply about another editor that was exhibiting curious-approaching-alarming
interactions with boys and young men, he sought, in measured terms, comments from the arbs
and WMF staff on WIkipedia. Arbcom then banned Kiefer, protecting the editor in question
with whom at least one of the arbs (Wormthatturned) was very friendly. I guess a year or
so after that, the WMF quietly issued a no-comment "SanFranBan" against the
editor Kiefer had complained about. Which would indicate Kiefer had a legitimate concern