And this time the mailing list made a special RFC, just for Rogol. It is here, and what cowardice – pretending to be all about posting limits and unnamed accounts.
And it is utterly stupid, because everyone knows it is about Rogol, and everybody knows that collective punishment doesn’t work. It only causes resentment, and a lack of respect for the people in authority who refuse to meet the issue head on.
Which is just what Rogol wants.
Wikipediocrazy was not Rogol’s first port of call. But Rogol’s earlier bid for attention over at Proboards didn’t go so well, they were just unable to focus — even now, they’re babbling on about Greece and tomatoes. Proboards may have crashed and burned earlier this week, but I did manage to rescue this little tidbit from the fire — a comment from Rogol revealing his master Wikipedia strategy for…something…? (Green added, typos are his own.)
I have posted comments at the wikimedia-l email list on two topics: Diversity and EEO-1 and Draft Code of Conduct for Technical Spaces. I do hope that independently-minded readers willfind them sufficiently interesting to cross-post to appropriate other mailing lists and show as much interest as possible in debating those topics.
The object in the first case is simply to embarass the WMF into doing something. Making them do something they had not planned to do, or do not want to do, or had never even though of, but feel they now have to under Community pressure, creates resentment, consumes resources and creates a generally unhappy atmosphere for debates over other issues.
The object in the second case is to emphasise the division between Foundation and Community by focus on such issues as who gets to authorise the code and who benefits from it. Postings which are reasonable and reasoned but firmly on one side or the other will do that. If someone were to make particularly extreme posts and get banned for it, that would show that the WMF was censoring debate, disrespecting democacy etc.
Crossposting comments to WMF blog posts on these matters will also help publicity. If all those cross-posts link to the email of one particular author, that would look odd. Probably linking to independent but well-thought-out independent comments is the most helpful (to the blog readers, I mean, of course).
So our little Rogol finally found a purpose in life, manipulating Wikipedia to make people unhappy and suck the fun out of everything for everyone else. He doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the issues he’s supposedly raising, he’s just nagging for the sake of nagging, and looking for attention.
And the sad thing is, there really are issues worth raising, and difficult questions that should be asked, but now no one is going to take them seriously, because they now see it is all just a sham to impress their little boyfriendz back at Hasten The Day.
When someone tells you who they are, believe them.
Oh dear, someone left Rogol in the dungeon. Yes, the blog has a dungeon. He’s been there since the 4th of July weekend, while the rest of us all had a nice vacation. It wasn’t me, it was the other Genderdesk, my new Chargée d’Merde and Evil Twin, but I suppose I will have to let him out to give him a chance to respond. What a pest.