[WikiEN-l] "Doomsday" threat?
tstarling at wikimedia.org
Thu Oct 12 11:29:27 UTC 2006
Daniel R. Tobias wrote:
> [[User:Instant Karma]] recently made a posting to [[User Talk:Jimbo
> Wales]] titled "The End Is Nigh", making a series of demands of
> Wikipedia (such as the removal of most sex-related material, the
> addition of an attempt to keep minors out of whatever remains in that
> area, and the removal of most pop-cultural stuff including reducing
> mention of Star Trek to a single article). It concluded with a
> threat of unspecified retribution of a "Doomsday Machine" nature
> which would allegedly result in the destruction of Wikipedia. Just
> thought you ought to know that we're allegedly all doomed now... :-)
Haven't I heard this one before?
It caused quite a stir, but September 1, 2004 passed without incident. Hey,
maybe it's the same guy! OMG, maybe he's actually *got* a network of proxies
and compromised machines this time! The end is nigh!
-- Tim Starling
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