[WikiEN-l] "I want to at least kill the responsible person."

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 16:53:14 UTC 2008

On 09/02/2008, Ken Arromdee <arromdee at rahul.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Feb 2008, David Gerard wrote:

> > > Spoiler templates were removed the same way as characters and episodes:
> > > Make edits to contested policies, and then use de-facto bots to remove tens of

> > You keep making this false claim that bots were used. You've been
> > corrected on this enough times that I think I can reasonably
> > characterise the above statement as a knowing lie on your part.

> "De-facto bots" means "software which lets people perform repititious tasks
> much, much, easier than without it, but which pedants insist doesn't fit
> the definition of a 'bot'."

You mean, you know you're speaking deceptively, and intend to create a
particular impression that you know is false, but you have an excuse
ready in case you're called on it?

Back in my day, of course, we sent our edits by pigeon and considered
dialup cheating at the Wikipedia MMORPG.

- d.

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