I noticed that when you applied to be a sysop you said you had never been in
an edit war, that seemed kind of funny at the time. The thing is anyone who
tries hard here to write NPOV articles will eventually bump up against
someone like RK who wants to argue. That has nothing at all to do with the
technical side. I have only a normal interest in looking at the code. If
someone who has received it would send it I would appreciate it. Paranoia
about a revert bot is really out of place.
From: "Tim Starling"
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 12:07:20 +1000
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] Bot approval request
"I'm open to suggestions as to the setting of $delay. If anyone wants to
the rest of the code, I'll send it by private email.
-- Tim Starling."
What's up with this guy?
Sorry if I gave the wrong impression, but the reason I'm sending it by
private email is so that I control who gets it. As I said on User:Timbot:
:In keeping with Wikipedia policy, the source code is secret,
:however, it will be made available via email to well-behaved
:users if required
Fred, you've been here only since November, your first post to wikitech-l
was in February. With those 224 edits, you've only managed to piss me off
with a non-productive and persistent edit war over chiropractic medicine. In
that short time, you've managed to form an impression in my mind of
unilateralism and an aversion to real debate. You're not in a position to
contribute to the approval process, so why do you want the bot code? That
bot could be used very destructively if it fell into the hands of someone
interested in enforcing partisan article names. With a minor modification,
it could be made into an automated revert-bot.
Perhaps if The Cunctator or Lee have formed a better impression of you, you
can convince one of them to give you the code.
-- Tim Starling.
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