[WikiEN-l] Unblock request

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Sun May 21 19:51:14 UTC 2006

On 5/21/06, BJörn Lindqvist <bjourne at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It's a relevant question. If I were to post under the name "Richard
> > Stallman", you'd want to know if it were really *the* Richard Stallman
> > or not, wouldn't you?
> NO! The right to remain anonymous on Wikipedia is SACRED. Don't mess
> with it unless you want someone to reveal who "alphasigmax at gmail.com"
> is. If you want to inquire about someones real identity, then email
> that person DIRECTLY.

You're at cross purposes. Richard Stallman is famous. If someone is posting
as "Richard Stallman", we really do want to know if it's him or not. We
could simply ask him to give us proof that it's really him, but if it's not
- or he declines to say so -  we don't need any further info.


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