I haven't written much about Wikipediocracy, nor it's messageboard, for months. My reasons are pretty simple: without a source, especially someone in the "sekret klubhouse" of the administration, I can't write anything worth the reader's time. I have no sources, and I am unwilling to join as "Herbie Hind" or "Uncle Slippyfist" to monitor Wikipediocracy's cast of Wikipedia has-beens, exiles, and basement dwellers. However that alleged quotation by Leon Trotsky, "You may not be interested in the dialectic, but the dialectic is interested in you" comes into to play with Wikipediocracy.
Tippi Hadron reappears
Two years ago we published a list of "banned users", Tippi Hadron was on the list, wanted us to remove her, and we said "no." During that period I had long discussions with Eric Barbour; he gave me some background about her, her husband, etc. The middle of May 2016 rolls around, and on the Wikipedia Sucks! messageboard we have this long thread about Greg Kohs and out of nowhere there's Tippi as a guest poster ranting* about yours truly, using my real name. Where did she get that? Tarantino, last winter, decided to be a turd and gave out my name, a partial email address, and some other handles I use on other websites in a thread on WO-MB. Completely unbidden, he just farted it out there. Why? I have no clue. Beyond that, Tippi told me to kill myself, denigrated my journalistic skills, and generally played the fool, because I think she was loaded or high on something. After a nearly a week of this nonsense she vanished - I'm expecting her to show up in the comments to "doxx" me again and be deleted. Again.
What this shows to me is that Wikipediocracy hasn't moved very far from Wikipedia; get criticized slightly by myself and E.A. Barbour, and the hatchets come out. Also, that they think they are the one and only source for Wikipedia criticism, and the only group worthy of a forum to rant about Wikipedia - everybody else I guess can use badly-mimeographed newsletters and phone boards to talk about how Wikipedia is imploding. This bizarro snobbishness feeds the unwillingness to criticize Wikipedia from ex-members and the general public, which means that walls that would be kicked down in other situations remain up. Without changes on Wikipediocracy (they are getting too comfortable with Wikipedia, and their board culture seems to be getting more and more insular), it's really not worth talking about for me, and being involved with for the reader.
* Her point was that, by saying that Tippi Hadron was the wife of HRIP7, that I had exposed her because Andreas Kolbe's name is listed under his avatar on the board, which is a photo of the man. She has never told me how much damage "revealing" that she is married to that person has caused her.