Comments: New Yorker Wikipedia "Essjay" Fraud Aftermath

Daniel Brandt should put out a media press release as I describe here. Also there is a full list of all media and blog coverage available here.

Posted by anon1234 at March 4, 2007 01:20 PM

When Sanger uses the word "moral" while talking about Wales, I can't help but raise my eyebrows. Wales seems to have some sort of moral aphasia. A lack of awareness of right and wrong. I'm not sure if it's a mental health issue, or simply a result of his well known love of the Ayn Rand cult of selfishness.

I've been telling Wales, via email, about an individual who is far more unethical than Essjay. I've been doing this over seven months. Wales' responses have been of the same desultory type as his initial "fraud doesn't matter" reaction to Essjay.

Posted by Xed at March 4, 2007 02:09 PM

Based on Jimbo's subsequent remedial measures, what Jimbo knew once upon a time about Essjay is irrelevant. Much more important is that a significant number of Wikipedians with administrator privileges who are still stuck in denial are doing their level best to censor anyone who has anything critical to say about Essjay.

Posted by Internet Esquire at March 4, 2007 03:12 PM

I wonder if anyone will be doing a diff of WP before and after the Essjay scandal?

Presumably, those with dishonest credentials, but valuable WP ids, will be 'disambiguating' the 'potentially misleading' details of their credentials on their personal pages...

Good thing it's always been ok to copy WP. Should be a few skeletons being shaken out of their closets.

"Oh? You mean WP isn't a fantasy role playing game?"

Posted by Crosbie Fitch at March 5, 2007 11:07 AM