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I'm sick and tired of being attacked by Larry, both verbally and by the deletion and erasure of my work. I'll probably leave Wikipedia soon.

And even though I tried really hard to demonstrate that this page was a semi-parodic act of hyperbolic dissent, the message hasn't seemed to sink through. I hope that the other people mentioned in the essay, namely the "cabalists" and Magnus Manske, understand that I wasn't trying to attack them personally, but simply raise what I still feel are important issues.

In particular, my respect for Jimbo Wales has only increased, from his response to this essay and his respectful (without being indulgent) handling of my concerns (though the GFDL sloppiness is really bad!).

I've removed the essay because, based on Larry's actions, and the emails he has sent to me, this seems to be the main justification for his continued animosity towards my person and my actions. This essay was, I believe, the only source of what a reasonable person could infer (though incorrectly) as being a hostile (or arrogantly destructive) attitude on my part towards Wikipedia.

Please look in the revision history if you want to read the essay or copy it elsewhere. You can also look at The Cunctator/How to build Wikipedia for the rah-rah version of the essay.

I at least think that the discussion on this page is useful, and wouldn't presume to even partially delete the work of others by removing these links:


Wikipedia commentary/Responses to How to Destroy Wikipedia, Screw with the GFDL
Wikipedia commentary/Responses to How to Destroy Wikipedia