The title says it all, literally.
This confession; posted directly by one of the key subjects of Wikipedia, We Have a Problem “Oliver D. Smith, MediaWiki poster boy” on RationalWiki, came a month or so after a series of direct emails he sent me, suggesting to me that he could get the article deleted if we called some sort of a “truce”, requesting that I retract Wikipedia, We Have a Problem; informing me that he made up “Darryl L. Smith”, a brother he once blamed for originally targeting me on Wikipedia, whom he now claims does not exist.
If, and only if, he claimed, that I denounce “pseudoscience” and admit Rupert Sheldrake was a pseudoscientist, a peculiar obsession, one of many, that this particular Wikipedia editor has, would he consider getting the article removed.
Consider; this was a “disagreement” this Wikipedia editor had with me, along with a group of “skeptic activists” on Wikipedia back in 2013, five years ago, on the Rupert Sheldrake article.
What’s more, it’s a disagreement with me about an argument I wasn’t even having – hence the comparison of the Wikipedia community as a “Lord of the Flies” reality.
And it is the disagreement which spawned harassment, revenge articles, and impersonations for five years since.
No one really understands Oliver, certainly not me. One of his many online flaws, along with impersonations, attack articles and harassment is his never-ending obsessions he has with those whom he found himself in conflict with somewhere on the internet.
Asking me to denounce “pseudoscience” is, from my perspective, sort of like asking me to denounce “frisbee”, it’s just so random and not something I thought would ever require my input.
Of course, I told him I would not retract Wikipedia, We Have a Problem, but I would exonerate him if he came clean with his notorious web history.
Alas, Oliver D. Smith, aka Darryl L. Smith, aka AngloPyramidologist, Dan Skeptic, always confesses and always denies – guilt or blame.
This confession by Smith did not make a difference on RationalWiki which still continues to publish a highly slanderous and libellous article, which has intentionally been optimized to peak at #1 in Google search return for my name on the internet.
Despite this confession, the RationalWiki article on me still claims that I am publishing “conspiracy theories” and there is no evidence I was harassed by their editors.
This “confession” occurred earlier in the year.
The “sock” of Oliver who confessed, Debunking Spiritualism, said this in the RationalWiki “Saloon Bar”, and is indeed one of the editors who edited RationalWiki’s “revenge article” on yours truly, as you can see in his contribution history.
His few edits before this confession, this “RationalWiki” editor was adding more material to the RationalWiki article on me, wherein the past this editor has claimed on the internet that I have been faking everything on Wikipedia, We Have a Problem, and it’s really me who is “stalking” him, claiming I “doxxed” him on the internet (all absurd realities, as readers of this blog already know), and he has consistently put information in the article to create suspicions about me within this community and on the web.
What was interesting was what another RationalWiki editor, “Bongolian“, said in response to him making these false and deceptive claims about me.
The most that we could say about Viharo at this point is that he has been accused of doxing, or that he has been alleged to have doxed people; this is a legal nicety that keeps RW from being successfully sued by Viharo for defamation… Bongolian (talk) 17:51, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Hmmm…a legal “nicety”.
Perhaps it is. From a legal perspective, I suppose nothing could be nicer than an actual published confession.