Vigilant has continued because of the claque at Wikipediocracy. Katie chimed in first.
by Katie » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:58 pm
Abd wrote a very long post about Vigilant, linked here: link.
It's rambling, confusing, and has cheap shots against Vigilant.
It is pretty common that the 'pediots like Katie don't know the difference between a page and a post. Blog posts are presented to the public, in date order, as items of interest. Pages are used to collect information and evidence, sometimes with added commentary. That page is a list of Vigilant's recent Reddit posts, and they were all quoted and linked. Instead of answering Vigilant on Reddit, for the most part, I provided corrective response (and additional analysis) on that page. Of course it is, as a page, "rambling," because Vigilant was all over the map. Katie is confused by reality
and needs someone to spoon-feed it to her. Perhaps the page contains some cheap shots, he really does invite them, but what does she think of Vigilant's following post that she encouraged? Cogent, coherent critique?
by Vigilant » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:28 pm [public copy
Atrophied Baby Dick is still nursing a traumatic butthurt because I beat his ass like a drum on r/wikiinaction.
Vigilant continues to make obvious what I showed on that page, if anyone cares to read it. Otherwise it will be summarized, but that takes time.
For now, did he "beat" my "ass like a drum on r/wikiinaction"? Really, what do others think?
The page cited has links to all his comments and they can be seen in context,
He left that field, it appears to me, with his tail between his legs if not up his ass. With one exception, nobody was accepting his crap.
The exception: a set of throwaway accounts (no post history, documented on another page) very visible as Darryl Smith socks. And I've been getting massive troll sock commentary on the blog from accounts like "Vigilant is a hero" mixed with other Smith rants.
Like many trolls, he believes he has "won" because he Said Something. But his game is actually "Who Can Be the Biggest Asshole"? He wins at that, usually. I win at survival (technically, a game we all lose, but . . . there is then the remaining time for humanity on this planet), peer-reviewed publications, and open honesty, as well as with a few people who actually read what I write and either learn something, or correct me, which helps me learn.
Vigilant went on, with an obvious agenda:
I would advise strongly against visiting his site without anti-malware software installed. He has a long history of using website honeypots to capture people's IP and agent string for later doxing and harassment.
It appears that Vigilant is aware of something that would be quite obscure, except to the Smith family. Every web site has an access log, which contains IP and user agent information. IP information is presented to a WordPress admin with every comment. There was one case where it was of interest who had read a certain page and acted on it. In that one case, I found the access log entry and provided the information to WMF stewards for use. There was no actual personal information, only a connection between something otherwise fully anonymous and another account, also anonymous.
So what is interesting to me here is that Vigilant knows about that example, believes it was abusive, and that opinion connects him with the Smiths. He is not a Smith brother, but he is cooperating with them, like certain Wikipedians. There is no malware installed on the site, it is a standard WordPress installation. Wikipediocracy administration has the same information, any web site owner with domain access can see it.
Vigilant is an enemy of genuine wiki critique, and there are those who swallow his deceptions.