Wikisupremes eject UK Wikispokesman from inner circle - 2009-12-02

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F28.png Wikisupremes eject UK Wikispokesman from inner circle December 2, 2009, Cade Metz, The Register

This week, the Wikipedia supreme court saw fit to retract certain admin privileges from one of the site's most recognizable figures, UK press officer David Gerard, accusing him of disseminating private user data and "failing to maintain proper decorum in public fora." But following an intervention from Wikimedia Foundation general counsel Mike Godwin - who indicated on a private mailing list that the Wikidecision amounted to defamation - the Wikisupremes have vaporized their ruling, in essence pretending it never happened.


{{cite news | first = Cade | last = Metz | title = Wikisupremes eject UK Wikispokesman from inner circle | url = http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/12/02/the_end_of_the_wikipedia_good_old_boys_club/ | work = The Register | date = December 2, 2009 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}