Saturday, June 16, 2007

Strategic disruption?

Some of you are no doubt aware of Giano's latest drama tantrum; he took it upon himself to rewrite the page about the IRC admin's channel in a rather amusing way. It's such a shame that one of Wikipedia's better editors has this unfortunate tendency when he gets bored to do things like this. However, the thought that crosses my mind is that this isn't just a random Giano drama incident, but in fact is a strategic disruption intended to take pressure off Jayjg's current imbroglio (which I blogged about previously). We know that there's at least some sympathy between Slim's cronies and the G-Men.

I continue to believe that Giano should simply be banned from editing outside article space; while he is a perfectly good article author, I have yet to see him contribute anything other than drama by his edits in project space. Banning him from project space seems to be the most sensible course of action. (Not that he would observe the ban; it would have to be a software-enabled hard ban to actually work.)


  1. Tantrum? Huh? That wasn't a tantrum.

    Giano was merely improving a page that desperately needed improvement. And he did so with his usual style, good humor and aplomb.

    You could learn a thing or two from Giano, Kelly.

  2. I don't think it's fair to characterise Giano as having undertaken "strategic disruption" here.

    Giano doesn't like IRC, and there may be good reasons for this. I have a feeling his edits were reflecting his position.

  3. Stop using the term "G-Men", I find it offensive!

  4. So you would have Giano used as simply a muted, disenfranchised workhorse with neither voice nor considerate of you.

    Do you honestly think he will go along with this and not leave the project?!

    I've a better suggestion:

    Let's have an !vote on Wiki as to who should go; you or Giano.

    With the winner getting an all expense paid trip to the community sanctions board and the chance to compete for an extended Wikcation.
    You clearly need, nay, DESERVE one.



  5. Thanks for the support here guys. I understand why you all feel the need to be anonymous - very wise under the circumstances.



  6. Because Giano is just SUCH the voice of reason these days...because the IRC Admins page just has to be THE MOST IMPORTANT PAGE ON WIKIPEDIA!!!!!

    Why do I suddenly have a craving for barbecue?