A few days ago I started received a number of emails from
"[Wikimedia-l]", which I found odd, as I had set my delivery satus to
It turns out that the emails are not coming from
"wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org".org", but from "wikimedia-l
<wikimedia-l(a)googlegroups.com>"m>". However, the display name of the list
is simply Wikimedia-l, identical to the name of this list.
I find it perturbing that people could be duped into participating in
discussions on a forum other then what they thought was the case. This
borders on phishing, scamming, posing, pretending to be someone else
to get benefit out of it. In fact, in a number of jurisdictions it is
taken as a seriuos crime.
Said list was created by a user by the name of Toby Dollmann and he or
she has been adding people willy-nilly, regardless of whether they are
involved with Wikipedia/ Wikimedia or not and completely without thei
knowing about it, based on some event atended by "a number of people",
who expressed desire for a list, an idea supported by three or four of
Any idea as to what could be done about this?
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