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Mark Atwood
"This editor has full permission to remove, without replying, any comments he feels are likely to inflame dispute."
Most everything that is wrong with Wikipedia can be summed up in the existance of this chucklehead, who claims This editor has full permission to remove, without replying, any comments he feels are likely to inflame dispute..

What this apparently means is that he gets carte blanche to go around ripping content out of Wikipedia that is true, useful, and interesting, and if anyone complains about it, he gets to delete their complaints as well.

F*ck Wikipedia. Until they pull their collective smallminded idiotic heads out of their overtight sphincters, I think I've made my last contribution to their database.

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From: neocuriosity Date: September 22nd, 2007 02:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Wikipedia is a noble cause. Keep fighting the good fight or it will wind up co-opted by a corporation that sells you iTunes-like nuggets of information.
mauser From: mauser Date: September 23rd, 2007 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Kinda like IMDB, eh?
awfief From: awfief Date: September 22nd, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
But isn't that everything that's right with Wikipedia too? The whole point is that anyone can change pages, and there are bound to be trolls. Even in high places. Eventually good will win, no? Or will evil always triumph because good is dumb?

Doesn't *any* editor have full permission to remove, without replying, any comments, period?
papertygre From: papertygre Date: September 23rd, 2007 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)
er... wouldn't he be referring to comments made *on his user page* about him?

I mean, it's ambiguous, but that's the charitable interpretation, in the absence of any evidence that he has actually gone and erased things he disagreed with from public articles.
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: September 24th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
He is referring to comments in talk pages on Wikipedia entries, not his own user page.

I have encountered him in said talk pages, working tirelessly to get as many pages as possible deleted in strict accordance with the rules.
intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: September 25th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Grrrr I am filled with the hate!!!!
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