[Foundation-l] enwiki dumps are busted/ISP Response to Fred

Nathan Carter cartmanau at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 03:41:51 UTC 2006

On 8/7/06, Jeffrey V. Merkey <jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com> wrote:
> Does anyone know when the enwiki dump will get fixed?
> In response to Fred, I doubt you will ever get any of the ISP's on
> anyone's side but their own.    They have no incentive to listen
> and Wikipedia has a serious credibility problem with many of them due to
> the fact that any of the 600+ admins can file these
> reports, and many of them are malicious and spoofed.  Your suggestion
> they should only come from the ARBCOM is a good
> one.  Last time an administrator sent an ISP complaint in on me last
> year, the email was thrown in the trash -- and after they
> reviewed the article on me and the press issues with the JFK story, they
> told me they won't ever accept them again from
> Wikipedia.
> There's also the problem with the Asian ISP's -- they could care less
> and won't respond, esspecially the ones in Taiwan --
> I've tried.
> Jeff
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Basically, the foundation needs to make these complaints via official
channels. There is no use for each admin to bombard them with such

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