[Foundation-l] Help with impersonation

Oldak Quill oldakquill at gmail.com
Sat Mar 17 18:48:23 UTC 2007

On 17/03/07, NSLE (Wikipedia) <nsle.wikipedia at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi. I'm user Chacor on the English Wikipedia (formerly NSLE), user NSLE at
> the French Wikipedia, and user NSLE-Chacor at commons. However, this morning
> I was notified that user "Meteoroid" on the English Wikipedia (now " Z.E.R.O.")
> created new "NSLE-Chacor" accounts around wikimedia projects, like at meta,
> and at wikia, and at mediawiki.org (that I know of, there may be more),
> clearly impersonating me. He knows what he's doing, because "NSLE-Chacor" is
> not used anywhere else, and is used only by me (the name comes from
> "NationStates", an online nation simulation game, as well as my nations on
> that game). There is no possible way anyone would suddenly come up with
> "NLE-Chacor".
> The accounts on meta and mediawiki.org have been blocked (by Angela and
> Titoxd, respectively), while the one at wikia is under investigation pending
> a response from Meteoroid. However I sense a pattern, and there could be
> more such accounts. However, Interiot's SUL username tool is lagging right
> now, so it does not return any.
> I do not appreciate being impersonated like this, and it should not be
> tolerated. Is there any possibility of a wikimedia-wide ban on this
> character for this impersonation? I'm feeling frustrated and harassed right
> now, that this user has gone out of his way to make me feel so
> uncomfortable. He even edited my Commons userpage to say "NSLE-Chacor
> elsewhere is not me", a clear sign he knows what he's doing.

My sympathies: someone used created an account with my username
(again, obviously intentional) at Welsh Wikipedia and used it to
vandalise. I'm not sure how this is going to be dealt with when SUL is
being implemented.
Oldak Quill (oldakquill at gmail.com)

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