published at: romeviharo.tumblr.com
Rational Wiki has a culture of editors who also edit on Wikipedia. I encountered this group of editors on Wikipedia in 2013 on Rupert Sheldrake’s biographical article. My intention was to edit Wikipedia anonymously – in return I found myself stalked with my identity passed around to various editors. I was framed on Wikipedia by this group of editors as a ‘woo supporter’ ‘sock puppet and troll’, and ‘pseudoscience PR agent’ as methods to sanction me away from editing as a way to control editing permissions and changes on a biographical Wikipedia article. Then, I found this same narrative being written about me on Rational Wiki by this very same group of editors.
So how does one complain about this to Rational Wiki? I decided to find out a few days ago. I went to their site and this caught my attention.
Could it be that easy? Surely I disagree with how Rational Wiki organizes collaborative editing. I clicked on ‘constructive dialogue’ to find:
So I did. I wrote an article called ‘Rational Wiki revisited, a critique’ and posted it to their website on April 15th, 2015…just two days ago. I requested reasoned debate regarding my biographical article on that site, it’s public shaming nature – and it’s highly questionable methods of republishing libelous material from Wikipedia editors. I presented evidence. I questioned them. They responded. The essay became longer, I included some of their input – it expanded to reach every comment they made.
They then deleted the essay from Rational Wiki.
I archived the essay here before they took it down. It’s not a completely edited article, sorry for any typos or rants on sentences.