Wikipedia’s big shot potty-mouths: Newyorkbrad

Wikipedia undoubtedly has a lot of potty-mouths.  No one would ever be able to list them all.

I’m starting with the so-called leadership, the big shots.  These are the people who set the tone for the whole project.

This is User:Newyorkbrad.  The Wall Street Journal calls him “the informal chief justice” and refers to the arbcom as “his court”.

    • Fuck off Archive request as withdrawn. Newyorkbrad (talk) 14:27, 30 October 2013 (UTC) [diff]
    • …I would prefer not to need a weeks-long case focused on a series of questions like “when is or isn’t it proper to tell another editor to ‘fuck off’?”… Newyorkbrad (talk) 19:13, 23 October 2017 (UTC) [diff]

And oh, he’s not ‘actually’ saying the word, at least in the second one, he’s just talking about the word, see how this works?  And the first one is a “joke”, ha ha.  It’s like instead of displaying nooses, which would be unacceptable, we just talk about lynching, or try to pass it off as irony.  Over and over.

The ones who are using this language are able to use it because they are not in the demographic who is impacted  by it.  Others see how they are able to do this with impunity, and add their voices to the choir.  The ones who are impacted will get the dog whistle message, loud and clear.

This is how they interact with people who come to volunteer their time and skills to Wikipedia.  You have to wonder if they talk this way in front of their own clients.
   

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2 thoughts on “Wikipedia’s big shot potty-mouths: Newyorkbrad

  1. Since I have an example on my clipboard, adduced in a raging debate on naming the mong-warriors, and since I haven’t said hello in a while (you’d already savvily closed comments on the post I most wanted to reply to… ^^)… so for all those reasons, I thought I’d just leave this here in case you wanted to make a featured list. Hope you are well 🙂

  2. I thought that might happen, I already had a list started in the back room. https://genderdesk.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/wikipedia-potty-mouth-list/

    I suppose you meant the Hillary Impeachment thread. I thought about opening a special thread for anyone who wants to boycott everyone who has ever made a buck off the Clintons, then I thought, Nah. People get so hysterical about the Clintons, and I don’t really want to make this about career politicians…career politicians who will not be back. There is only one story right now and that is Mueller, everything else is just calculated noise.

    But “nationalist” and “founder member”? I must be missing something about Pink Floyd.

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