Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-10 Thread Alphos OGame
Well, considering my life was already kind of in shambles beforehand, there wasn't much more to be done, and I didn't risk much, but still, I valued my privacy then - and still do. I live in France with french citizenship, where I enjoy a rather comfortable freedom of expression, but I'm also

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-05 Thread Vi to
Putting it simple WMF/functionaries/the community itself should take the less invasive actions needed to protect themselves. A public list of "persona non grata" for events is needed for sure, but I don't see any practical need to have it publicly shared. Vito Il giorno ven 5 lug 2019 alle ore

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-05 Thread Andy Mabbett
> Den fre. 5. jul. 2019 kl. 11.53 skrev Thomas Townsend > You don;t explain why being "doxxed" was a bad thing for you, or > > indeed what the downside is for anyone, You simply assert that it is > > a Bad Thing and must not happen. Would you like to give your reasons > > for those assertions?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-05 Thread Isaac Olatunde
Doxxing is often considered as harassment. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Harassment#Posting_of_personal_information Isaac On Fri, Jul 5, 2019, 12:30 PM Todd Allen Doxing means to reveal personal data about someone against their wishes. So > if you found out my address and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-05 Thread Todd Allen
Doxing means to reveal personal data about someone against their wishes. So if you found out my address and telephone number and posted it to this thread, that would be doxing me. On Fri, Jul 5, 2019, 5:26 AM Thyge wrote: > - and please explain the meaning of 'doxxed" as well. Is that US slang?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-05 Thread Thyge
- and please explain the meaning of 'doxxed" as well. Is that US slang? Thyge - Sir48 Den fre. 5. jul. 2019 kl. 11.53 skrev Thomas Townsend : > Alphos > > You don;t explain why being "doxxed" was a bad thing for you, or > indeed what the downside is for anyone, You simply assert that it is > a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-05 Thread Thomas Townsend
Alphos You don;t explain why being "doxxed" was a bad thing for you, or indeed what the downside is for anyone, You simply assert that it is a Bad Thing and must not happen. Would you like to give your reasons for those assertions? The Turnip On Thu, 4 Jul 2019 at 15:12, Alphos OGame wrote:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-04 Thread Alphos OGame
I was doxxed by someone in the movement a few years ago, and I cannot stress this enough : WE MUST NOT DOXX PEOPLE. It doesn't matter how good our intentions are. It doesn't matter how bad these people are. We as a community choose to block, ban, lock, whether or not globally, the accounts of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-02 Thread Thomas Townsend
> Why do you think this is important and what real purpose do you think this > will serve? A good question. The stated object of global bans is "to help assure the safety of users of the Wikimedia projects and/or assist in preventing prohibited behavior that hinders dialogue, project development

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-01 Thread Todd Allen
Well, first off, there's no guarantee that anyone even knows their real name. They could find mine, sure, but then I've never made an attempt to keep it secret. I suspect many editors never have given out their real name, and publishing a guess would be unethical beyond belief. But just no, in

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-01 Thread Isaac Olatunde
Why do you think this is important and what real purpose do you think this will serve? Well, I don't think WMF would log global banned users by their real for a number of reasons and I don't see any reason why they should start doing that. Regards, Isaac

[Wikimedia-l] Banning real identities

2019-07-01 Thread Thomas Townsend
All, In an attempt to move the discussion on from unprofitable and inappropriate speculations about information shared in confidence, let's look at one of the aspects that is made public. When the WMF issues a WMF Global Ban in line with https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WMF_Global_Ban_Policy it