In the last few hours, they memory holed a post where Marek called fellow member Captain Occam a lying racist. No ban, no warning of any kind. If you hadn't seen it in real time, you'd never know it even happened.
I can't recall ever delivering such a blatant attack on their forum, and overall their treatment of Marek is in stark contrast to me for my supposed infractions. If I had a choice between the public humiliation and deafness to complaints I had to endure, and the no fuss no censure no record approach Marek is being treated to now (and Zoloft stepping down from modding may be the reason for that), I'd have obviously chosen the latter.
It is undeniable that being disagreeable is Marek's default mode, as can be seen from how he conducts himself on Wikipedia. So much so that there's probably been several more unseen instances of them having to go on poop patrol because of him. You can tell he probably has to try real hard to even be able to make a post that doesn't contain a direct insult, and even then, he always seems to manage to make his point in an aggressive and condescending fashion. I was made to believe this was not accepted on Wikipediocracy, even though they seemed to really struggle to show I was even guilty of even a mild form of Marek disease.
After trying hard to find a recent post of his that wasn't venemous, I was amused to see it was one where he was making this observation......
This made me laugh, because this precious little fuck had put me on ignore a while back because apparently I don't know shit about anything. In reality he had done it because he couldn't handle the fact that because of my superior knowledge of Wikipedia and my advantageous position as an observer not a combatant, I had told him Sandstein was going to fuck him eventually - he didn't listen, didn't heed my advice, and so he got fucked. It hurt his pride, obviously.a non-trivial number of views appeared to be editors working on an article rather than actual readers.
Naturally then, because Wikipedians are conditioned to never admit when they were wrong lest they lose that precious commodity, social standing, he then pretended like it hadn't even happened, claiming his use of AE was all going swimmingly (I may even be correct in saying he hasn't dared file a report since being fucked by Sandstein).
I suppose I could have called him a liar there and then, but I didn't much want to spend the time going looking for the diff Zoloft would require for such a comment to stand (I seemed to be the only person on there who ever had to prove such claims there and then, even though as far as I can recall none of those precious fucks has ever caught me in a deliberate lie).
Anyway, as became an amusingly common sight when people over there began ignoring me and lying about the reasons why to protect their image and ego, it turns out I had made this exact point already in that very thread, and probably for the same reasons (an analysis of page view stats before and after main page appearances).
So there you have it Zoloft. You done fucked up. You banned someone who is almost always right (because it never pays to be caught being wrong in this game) and only occasionally objectionable (and justifiably so given your slack and hypocritical modding), because you were too afraid to tell people who are usually wrong (and only right when copying me) and almost always objectionable, to fuck off with their hypocritical complaining.It could be the case that the lost views are actually accounted for by the drop in editors, which was markedly increased this last year, as detailed in my decline thread. You do after all need to load and reload the same Wikipedia page multiple times to go about your daily wikifiddle, if that is your idea of fun.
I tentatively suggest there might be something to this theory, since page views seem to be cyclic, peaking in the winter months. Even Wikipedians might be less inclined toward indoor hobbies in summer months.