[WikiEN-l] Tracking banned user Andrew Morrow

Steven Ericsson Zenith steven at semeiosis.com
Wed Feb 15 22:20:51 UTC 2006

I see a number of serious problems with this approach. 

I believe there is a copyright issue since my taking "good edits" and 
remaking them in your name you are guilty of plagiarism.  You are not 
actually deriving anything as the GFDL allows and you are not correctly 
attributing as the GFDL requires.  Conversely, you are actually 
deceiving readers about the source of the material and misrepresenting 
your own authority.

I would assume that if the policy is to role back all edits from a 
banner editor that the best solution is to apply the policy and expect 
that independent contributors will take up the slack.

With respect

>Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 17:18:53 +0000
>From: David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com>
>Subject: [WikiEN-l] Tracking banned user Andrew Morrow
>To: English Wikipedia <wikien-l at wikipedia.org>
>Message-ID: <fbad4e140602150918q52c92dafg at mail.gmail.com>
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>This fellow was banned as User:Amorrow for vicious personal attacks
>and threats against other users, and again as User:Pinktulip. His
>personal attacks have escalated to stalking and threats sent to other
>editors' employers. Fairly obviously, he's *remarkably* unwelcome on
>anything to do with Wikipedia.
>I'm trying to build up a pattern for a strong complaint, and I'm also
>rolling back every edit from him I see (making the edit again by hand
>if it's a good one). If you see any edits fitting the pattern, please
>email me or leave a note on my talk page.
>- d.

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