[WikiEN-l] If you feel like hitting your head against a brick wall...

Meg Ireland megireland99 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 00:27:19 UTC 2008

It's quite possible the author was asked/forced to given the apology
was made 32 days after initial publication and not immediately.

On 08/02/2008, Peter Ansell <ansell.peter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/02/2008, Meg Ireland <megireland99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I get the feeling Cade Metz is a disgruntled ex-Wikipedian, perhaps? I
> > note The Register is full of other Metz's stories aimed at admins:
> >
> > eg. Wikipedia COO was convicted felon
> >
> > http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/13/wikimedia_coo_convicted_felon/
> It doesn't seem to me that someone disgruntled would post an update
> apologising for the use of incorrect information about her in such an
> apologetic manner.
> "Update
> January 4: The original version of this story said that Carolyn
> Doran's hit and run DUI resulted in a fatality. This was based on two
> separate sets of computer records - one with the Loudoun County,
> Virginia Circuit Court and another on the web site of the Virginia
> Judicial System. But these records are incorrect. Apologies to Carolyn
> Doran and her family."
> Is it suddenly a bad thing for wikipedians to be accountable? The veil
> of transparency that the web provides could only last until an
> organisation started accumulating assets and donations publically,
> then the media should definitely be performing investigative
> journalism on it.
> Peter


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