[Foundation-l] Global ban - poetlister?

Scott MacDonald doc.wikipedia at ntlworld.com
Fri Jun 3 08:17:54 UTC 2011

What does it take for a global ban?


Do you remember "Poetlister"? Aka Cato, aka Runcorn, aka Quillercouch, aka
British Civil servant with various anti-social problems.  Multiple
sockpuppeting, manipulation, lies, harassment, identity theft, acquiring
checkuser and crat status on various projects. Banned from en.wp, banned
from commons, banned even from wikisource.  


The same user is now opening editing on Wikiversity:


I'm genuinely shocked.


I know projects value their independence, but really? Can this user simply
wander round projects wreaking havoc? It seems that the only person evil
enough to get globally banned is Greg Kohs - and as annoying as he is, he
does not reach this level of fuckedup. 


(For background see 


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