1. I don't have a pet monkey. I only have pet rabbits, who live in a
(fairly large) cage, and a desert tortoise, who lives outside.
2. Regardless, she also asked me what I had to say for myself, and I
told her I didn't do it. She told me it was from the same IP, but I
still said it wasn't me, because, well, it wasn't. Even if she "knows"
it was me, she still could've said something like "He says it wasn't
him, but the IP address matches and blah blah blah..."
> On Wed, 3 Nov 2004 15:12:36 +0000, Angela
>>An additional problem on this Wikipedia is that Node-ue has been
>>editing under various sockpuppet accounts, and also anonymously. He
>>managed to deceitfully gain adminship for two days after creating the
>>account "User:Akka Akka" which was desysopped after complaints about
>>his behaviour. He is also editing under the account "User:Bbbbbbbbb"
>>and being generally abusive to the other user on the wiki.
Just today, I checked the behaviour of these two users, neither of
whom is me, as well as the other registered users on this Wikipedia.
Bbbbbbbbb ("Bs"?) and rk_kaul got into a heated argument regarding
which script should be used, and both of them were fairly abrasive and
hurled insults at each other.
It is very long and very unpleasant to read, but I will summarise it:
An anonymous user posted content in the Devanagari script (used
predominantly by Hindus to write the language), mostly stubs about
countries and US States. Bbbbbbbbb then converted most of this content
to the Roman script. The Roman script is used in a couple of different
varieties by some people in Kashmir to write the language, the main
reasons being: neutrality (whereas Arabic and Devanagari are both
used, for the most part, depending on the religion of the user),
easier to learn (exactly how I am not sure, unless that means for
foreign students who may be more familiar with the Roman alphabet),
more international recognisability, and not using a script tied to
either country (Pakistan or India).
However, Bbbbbbbbb was not using the most widely used variant of Roman
used for Kashmiri, but instead what appears to be the ISO standard for
(language-independent) Romanisation of Devanagari.
The amount of time between his/her individual edits makes it seem
likely that these transliterations were done with a computer.
Bbbbbbbbb gave an additional reason as justification: that he was
writing a program to convert between the different scripts, using the
ISO devanagari romanisation as an interscript (a go-between script
between Arabic and Devanagari), which he expected to have out in two
months, and he hinted that it was some sort of official Wikimedia
project or something.
Another user, rk_kaul (someone told me I am him, too. where will this
stop?), appears to have been the anonymous user who added most of this
content, and is able to read and write all four scripts used to write
Kashmiri, although he noted Devanagari comes most naturally to him. He
was frustrated by Bbbbbbbbb's converting all the content he wrote into
'gibberish', and asked Bbbbbbbbb to stop.
It started out fairly friendly, but when both refused to compromise
(it should be noted however that rk_kaul added a little bit of content
in the Arabic script) things descended into chaos, with quite a few
pages being turned into revert war zones, including the Main Page (at
first rk_kaul wanted it in Devanagari, but later he made a
language-neutral mainpage linking to different mainpages for each
script). Both users used some abusive language, and both accused each
other of not speaking Kashmiri and both accused the other of vandalism
and both threatened to report the other to authorities.
Akka Akka had very few contributions, and he appears to have mostly
been trying to mediate but added no new content in Kashmiri.
Another user called Khaqsar has only 4 edits, but one was user page
vandalism, and another was deleting all the content of the page.
A compromise has been reached where I am not allowed to go to the
Kashmiri Wikipedia for 2 months, and all the people I am accused of
being will be banned which although I believe is unfair is OK since
that doesn't include all the major contributors of content.
Note however that doesn't mean I admit to doing it - compare it to
being falsely accused of robbing a jewelry store, having all the
evidence against you, and then finding that the sentence is only
community service. It makes so little of a difference to me directly
(I cannot register at ks: for two months) that I don't mind taking it.