Pic: Austin’s campaign manager issues marching orders
by Andy Craig at olddominionlibertarian.wordpress.com:
The Internet Troll Running for President, a/k/a Austin Petersen, has decided to follow up on his campaign manager’s threat to “publicly shame” me by blasting out to his troll army that I was responsible for deleting his Wikipedia page. (And also pointing out that I volunteer with the Johnson campaign, so this must mean it was a nefarious plot orchestrated by the former Governor himself to censor Austin and his glorious brigade of “lightbringers.”)
What actually happened, is that his page had been deleted weeks ago for being written like an advertisement and for not meeting Wikipedia’s notability guidelines. (Just being a declared candidate for office is not enough). I had nothing to do with that.
This morning, the same promotional-style article written by Austin’s own campaign was recreated under the title “Austin Wade Petersen”. Under Wikipedia policy, it went back up for speedy deletion, since it already had been deleted once. I commented in favor of deletion on the talk page, because it seemed like a pretty obvious abuse of Wikipedia’s consensus-based process. That’s it: I left a comment.
So: No , I didn’t delete Petersen’s precious Wikipedia page. No, the Johnson campaign (which I don’t speak for) didn’t delete his Wikipedia page. The admins and regulator editors of Wikipedia did, for violating pretty basic Wikipedia policy.
Meanwhile, Tony’s troll army is going against our ODLRN co-host with what they tried against Nick Sarwark: dox a phone number and then fill up the voicemail with people calling and hanging up. In Joe’s case, it was the landline phone number for his band that got one angry voicemail followed by somebody calling over and over again and hanging up.
Tony, Austin, just so you know: my phone number is 870-329-7217. Knock yourself out.
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