[Foundation-l] Paid editing, was Re: Ban and moderate

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Fri Oct 22 22:20:09 UTC 2010

> Obviously, the ones who do better at it are the ones we cannot detect.

It is not so much that they cannot be detected, after all their editing
has purpose and they are usually both aggressive and persistent. However,
adequate demonstration of such patterns of activity to other
administrators, or ultimately, to a committee is not trivial.

The essential clue is that they have a strong point of view about
something that no ordinary person would be exercised about, some company
or product with public relations deficits.

Ultimately, pursuit of any but the most clumsy is hard thankless work.
Beating on the clumsy, is, of course, a necessary task if only to correct
bad editing.


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