[WikiEN-l] "Doomsday" threat?

Tim Starling 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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