[WikiEN-l] Disgusting behavior on AN:I

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 17:46:00 UTC 2007

On 7/13/07, Ron Ritzman <ritzman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7/12/07, George Herbert <george.herbert at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Unfortunately, his objective in editing Wikipedia is not to frustrate
> > them.  Their objective is to frustrate him, because he blows up so
> > spectacularly when provoked.  They think it's fun.
> You just described ED's reason for existence. Their mission is to piss
> off people and groups who "take themselves too seriously". They say so
> right on their website. Read their articles on sex and rape. They are
> written specifically to piss off radical feminists. This is how they
> create "drama". Think of them like the grade school bullies who didn't
> necessarily pick on the smallest kids but the kids most likely to go
> crying to the teacher.
> They sort of remind me of several Usenet troll groups in the late 90s
> with a similar mission. One was even called the "Usenet Performance
> Artists".

You must have not been around on Usenet in the late 80s and early 90s,
then...  8-)

-george william herbert
george.herbert at gmail.com

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