[Foundation-l] Pieter Kuiper

Virgilio A. P. Machado vam at fct.unl.pt
Mon Dec 6 23:41:28 UTC 2010


What a timely post. What an opportunity to test the Santa Claus 
hierarchical structure.

I do feel your pain, but given my extensive experience of bring up 
all sorts of shenanigans to the attention of this list and meeting 
the most deafening silence, I'm taking bets on what kind of response 
you going to get here or anywhere else, including where it would 
matter most: Commons. The house, as always, has an advantage: it has 
been already more then three hours since you posted your message and 
the response has been an overwhelming zero.

If you do succeed in bringing any change to Commons through this 
request of yours, I will follow with a similar one of my own 
concerning the Brazilian Wikipedia, whose de facto "president" has 
recently delivered a speech that includes some well oiled quotes like 
"I'm not a crook."

Actually the place is falling apart from rot: no bureaucrats, no 
checkusers, and an arbcom which is the epitome of fairness and due 
procedure, and now under the spell of a steward that lay in waiting 
for his time to take over. All of you that are believers join me in 
prayer for the salvation of that project, although I think that is 
not going to be enough. Things are going to get a lot worse, before 
they have a chance to get better, if ever.

Best of luck to you too, Carolina.


Virgilio A. P. Machado (Vapmachado)

At 20:25 06-12-2010, you wrote:
>It concerns me greatly that Commons seems unable to deal with a user who, at
>various times, has attacked a Jew with anti-semitic cartoons, has thrown
>racist abuse at a German theen harassed that user - and still has numbers of
>admins willing to unblock him, simply because he does supposedly good work
>on Deletion reviews. Diod I mention the Jew was blocked for several months
>Pieter has harassed numerous users away from contributing to Wikipedia. That
>he is still editing after all he's done is disgraceful. Commons'
>administration has clearly failed, and failed horribly.
>A list of evidence follows:
>The most recent incident was racist abuse against a German user, followed by
>http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File_talk:Farrel.jpg and
>The report, which before I noticed and acted upon it was full of people
>claiming that racist abuse was fine, and that Pieter was being harassed by
>being called out on it, is here:
>Pieter has a block log as long as your arm:
>However, he also has an unblock log, where the same few admins constantly
>unblock him, without insisting on a change in the problematic behaviour.
>This is a user who gets serial warnings and second chances, all the time
>becoming bolder and bolder.
>A few past incidents will suffice:
>The Wall of Shame incident, and the Havang_nl harassment.
>Pieter's modus operandi has been to attempt to harass admins who do things
>he dislikes by scouring their image uploads to find something to  request
>deletion on. The validity of these deletions varies in quality, and are
>often grasping at straws. Several of the blocks in the block log are for
>One of the clearest incidents was when he attempted to refight old battles
>where the DR had gone against him, attacking the admins who uploaded and the
>admins who closed the DRs as keep. Here's the wall of shame he created.
>The next few edits are him editwarring to keep the Wall of Shame up. He got
>blocked for this. He made an unblock, and Havang_nl denied it. So he
>promptly attacked Havang.
>I believe there were other incidents involving antisemitic cartoons being
>used to attack Mbz1, a Jew, but one can be found here, where he constantly
>insists on including a cartoon which he knows will upset said Jew.
>this was followed by a WP:POINTy FPC nomination
>It's clear that Commons cannot handle him, and I beseech the Foundation to
>step in, investigate the matter, and deal with it. I also think  that every
>administrator invoilved in defending him, and encouraging the harassment of
>other users, should lose their admin rights.

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