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

Peter Ansell ansell.peter at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 10:19:27 UTC 2008

On 10/02/2008, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

As a moderator (unless I am wrong... which I am almost more often than
not) you would be expected to be fair. He said de-facto bots for a
reason, to emphasise the repetitive and quick nature of the events
where intelligence on the part of the editor to judge the
applicability of each change was not needed. Why are you out to attack

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

Great use of sarcasm to attack also ;)


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