It might interest list readers to know that Mr. Jackson (user
Strangetruther) was so incensed by my 188-word comment in this
thread that he wrote a nearly 5,000 word screed against me on his
blog. In it, he calls me a liar, a psychopath, mendacious, a
Wiki-wanker (Oh no!), refers to me incorrectly as a Wikipedia
"manager" or member of the hierarchy, etc.
He did a bit of research into my background, but predictably got it
wrong. That doesn't stop him from planning to warn my company that I'm
prone to irresponsible lying (as opposed to that responsible sort of
lying I ought to be doing?). In case you might think I was his only
target, he also offered a similar takedown of Matt Martynuik (user
He goes on to suggest that anyone wanting to insert their favorite
theories into Wikipedia should simply register multiple accounts, use
TOR proxies, and manufacture a consensus - or at least, a filibuster.
Tactics I'm sure he theorized all on his own.
Obviously the behavior of a dedicated, conscientious scientist of the
highest order. The wages of posting on a public mailing list under my
real name, I suppose.