cary at wikimedia.org
Tue Mar 3 18:48:26 UTC 2009
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Chris Down wrote:
> Ipatrol has just came on IRC claiming that he has been told that
> the WMF is hiring people to "validate" articles, and that the
> foundation is doing it in secret by using thousands of IPs and
> academics. He claims that the WMF has contracted colleges all
> across the US have been recruiting academics to "validate"
> articles, and states that admins are involved in this 'cabal', or
IRC is hardly a credible medium, and individuals frequently show up on
various channels and make up things for whatever reason. "Trolling"
is but one name for it. I suggest if it happens again, you look for
one of the channel contacts and get more information. For example, a
list of people with access to the #wikimedia channel can be found by
/msg ChanServ access #wikimedia list
Admittedly, if you're a conspiracy theorist, it's reasonable to assume
that whoever responds is part of the conspiracy...
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