[Foundation-l] Global ban - poetlister?
swatjester at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 22:50:32 UTC 2011
I see, I was reading the statement to imply that he/she was somehow using Wikimedia projects as a method of acquiring personally identifiable information, not as a distribution method.
On Jun 3, 2011, at 6:46 PM, Kirill Lokshin wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 6:41 PM, Dan Rosenthal <swatjester at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 3, 2011, at 8:29 AM, Scott MacDonald wrote:
>>> Imagine if poetlister now engages in identity theft and deception at
>> How precisely does one engage in identity theft in a project that does not
>> require the submission of identifying information?
> By voluntarily submitting stolen information, of course. The fact that
> Wikipedia (or Wikiversity) does not require that I provide my real name to
> participate would not make it any more acceptable if I were to claim that I
> was Dan Rosenthal and put pictures of you on my user page to prove it.
> (You'd be correct if the project actually prohibited the submission
> of identifying information, rather than merely not requiring it; but that's
> not the case here.)
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