[Foundation-l] Accuracy required

John Vandenberg jayvdb at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 22:53:10 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 9:28 AM, Virgilio A. P. Machado <vam at fct.unl.pt> wrote:
> Still practicing, after all these years.
>  From the information provided to this list, it is reasonable to
> assume that other wikipedians, besides this one, have been dealt with
> by other arbcomcs, besides the pt.wiki arbcom, by their real names,
> like Virgilio A. P. Machado, NOT their user names, like Vapmachado.

for context, here is the case


> This page lists existing arbcoms:
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Arbitration_Committee
> For reasons of the utmost importance, not only to this user but to
> the communities at large, the assistance of the members of this list
> is asked in helping identifying as many of those cases as possible.

I am not aware of cases on English Wikipedia which are named after the
person except where that person used their name as their username.  It
is typical that we avoid a name where a username exists.


However there are many cases named after people where their name is
also their username.


more can be found at


English Wikipedia ArbCom usually blanks old decisions on request of a
person whose real name is mentioned in the page.


John Vandenberg

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