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TK masturbating to his favorite net porn, Conservapedia's block log.
Dictator.gif The threshold for tolerating constant arguments and disputes is very low these days. It will get lower.
—TK, 8th Dec '08[1]

TK (aka, Terry Koeckritz, "The Knife", "Team Killer", TrollKing", "TightKnickers" and sometimes "Terry Koeckritz"- in fact, just about any combination beginning with T and K) (28th December 1950 - 17th December 2010) was arguably the least productive and most sleazy of Conservapedia sysops. He was defrocked in late November 2007 after swearing at Schlafly in a private email, but was rehired to enforce Aschlafly's iron will at the end of 2008. People tend to think he was loyal to nobody but himself, and terminally power hungry. When he talked, let no dog bark; indeed, you would do well to heed his roar. He walked among Conservapedians like a god among crazy men. He was inclined to be abrasive, and tore communities down skillfully.[2] According to the LA times, he worked in Reno, Nevada.[3]

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[edit] Modus operandi

The TK police

He preferred to contact users privately, through email or other means, so most of the community didn't see what was happening. He targeted new users who hadn't learned about his past, and showed them only his “better” side.[4] These users ended up supporting TK against experienced users who knew him better as quarrels developed. Discussions got fragmented off via chatroom forums, instant messenger chat sessions, etc., where the rest of the community wouldn’t know what he was doing. He ignored reasonable discussion and imposed what he wanted. He was also an unrepentant bully, threatening people with actions outside of the wiki-verse. [5]

[o]h come on TK you're a mall cop, not an encyclopedist
—RJ Jensen
It's a pain to see a bully who has never written any actual content try to rule an intellectual enterprise by means of a billy club and a gallon of white out
—RJ Jensen

[edit] Conservapedia

For some time TK was close to Aschlafly and ranked just below the Führer. He was notorious as the most tyrannical of the sysops at Conservapedia, and even the other sysops feared him. TK was enthusiastic with the banhammer and blocked large numbers of users. He even used range blocks against potential users who had done nothing. He banned a group of users who had got together and started RationalWiki 1.0 in the great purge (or "Night of the Blunt Knives").

After those blunt knives TK felt able to challenge Andrew Schlafly himself. He undid some of Schlafly's edits, and refused to accept The Boss's say as final, which was teh Abomination. Schlafly turned around and stung TK by desysopping him...well, afterwards TK had to do without the special powers. Desperate for power TK tried to act as a sysop even after he had been desysopped.

[edit] Banishment and return

Terry Koeckritz Returns!

After an argument with Andy, TK opened up the secret Conservapedia Discussion Group to anyone and everyone and was subsequently banished from Conservapedia. TK temporarily moved on to plague RationalWiki, what he and Conservapedia stooge Rob Smith have continued to falsely allege is a Soros-controlled front group,[6] where he succeeded in becoming one of the first users banned from RationalWiki with his near constant attempts at community-destroying trollery.[7] The community does not miss his divisive and hateful demeanor.

TK returned to Conservapedia on the 23rd of March, 2008, after being unblocked by Geo.plrd[8]. Although he was supposedly on parole, the document that discussed the specifics of this status was quietly deleted (again by Geo.plrd) on 28th March with the comment "Per private discussion".[9]

Between late April and mid November 2008, TK stayed away from CP[10]. TK returned to Conservapedia in November 2008 with a vengeance and continued to be as active as he ever was until his death in late 2010. He got blocking rights within three weeks of his return. Several previously committed Conservapedia sysops say they left Conservapedia because of him.[11] In his tell-most exposé, Philip J. Rayment wrote a chapter on his difficulties with TK, naming him one of the multitude reasons he left.[12] There have been other prominent, probably futile letters of complaint. (See JessicaT.)

On December 1st, 2008, Andy reinstalled TK to near-sysopship with added checkabuser checkuser powers.[13] TK was one of six people to receive full sysopship (in his case, for a second time around, of course) a few minutes before mid-night on the 31st of December 2008.

He was later given oversight powers, which enabled him to not only make edits invisible, but to remove almost any trace of them having ever happened. He subsequently accused RW of forging screenshots,[14] later naming some real-life names.[15][16]

[edit] Motives

TK had something in common with an Internet Griefer.[17] Conservapedia suited him - there are strong but arbitrarily enforced rules, behind-the-scenes administrative communications, a fairly clear ideology to abuse, and plenty of vulnerable normal users and borderline personality-disordered admins to manipulate. Last time, Aschlafly kicked him out before he could finish whatever he wanted to do. Theories include that TK:

  1. wanted to bring the site down.
  2. was playing some type of brinkmanship. "Let's see how far I can get before they block me."
  3. aimed to control the site, and planned to manipulate even Aschlafly later so that he will be the real power.
  4. learned from his last mistake, and will be satisfied when he controls everybody except the Schlafly family.
  5. was just a dick.

However, none of these theories on TK's motives is ruled out by a quick look at a screenshot below of the index from "Far from the Madding Crowd," the web board TK ran for several years starting during or shortly after his time at Hot or Not.

[edit] TK's on-line shenanigans

[edit] The Early Days Part 1

TK - the early on-line adventures WARNING: THIS IS NEITHER PRETTY, NOR NORMAL!

Long before TK learned about Conservapedia and the opportunities it offered him, he was active on-line, in a rather *ahem* different environment, called Borrelwords (screen-cap alongside). Strangely, it would appear as if he was more on the *ahem* receiving end here, although it may just have been the proving ground for his later "jailer mentality" actions on Conservapedia.

[edit] The Early Days Part 2 - Hot or Not

Before joining Conservapedia or RationalWiki, TK was a moderator at the matchmaking site "Hot or Not". There, he fine tuned the skills he would use to such great effect on Conservapedia. He managed to install himself as James Hong's de-facto Number 2, and insisted that all communication be sent to James, via him. Of course, in a style that we became accustomed to, TK didn't want the other administrators to post their comments on-line, but rather communicate with him via IM or e-mail. This, of course allowed TK to filter the information he was passing on, and bend it to suit his needs.

However, there were times when TK did post on the various boards, and he showed a distinctly un-Christian attitude towards his fellow administrators and moderators. Proving that a small-minded internet bully can never change his spots, TK went about systematically harassing certain moderators, including one named Beth, who was the subject of this tirade:

What a stupid old cunt you are. I posted, you half-wit, before Tina, right after Jamie, that I was indeed willing to give it a try. I was gone all day, and come back to you flaming me and others in the poll forum. What a fucking cunt.[18]

It's remarkable. Foul language aside, his tactic of playing the victim is very much evident.

Another example of TK's delightful intercourse with his fellow moderators can be seen from his reply to moderator Cindy, who posted "Call me shallow, but I can't love someone who only looks fine from the neck down," to which TK responded "So that explains that fat-arsed fake Christian bitch! She only-looks semi-good from the neck up."[19] This habit of being obnoxious towards members of the fairer sex is something he carried over to Conservapedia, as can been seen with his interactions, both on-wiki and in TZB with editors such as HSMom, Jallen and JessicaT.

Just to give you an example of the discord TK was sowing, a user named bombardier36, called TK out on his bullshit.[20]

Terry, how can you have the nerve to post a pic stating "Keep hate off the web" after the pathetic cowardly attacks you and your gang of rubber spined friends have put Beth through in the last months or so? We all know the truth about why the forum has gone to rat shit. You are the main reason this forum and I'm sad to say the site has gone tits up. Your (sic) a fucking germ Terry."

Once again, any similarity to the goings on at Conservapedia, where TK was surrounded by rubber-spined individuals and wreaks havoc with impunity, was purely coincidental, of course.

Finally, the administrators had had enough of TK's nonsense and he was demoted on 26 June 2005. The administrator, who issued the demotion stated that he had "received many complaints about Terry, regarding harrasment, mysteriously deleted forum posts, abusive language, etc." However, he had held off on doing anything, as he had no first-hand experience of such events. TK managed to shoot himself in the foot by then calling Jimy and James Hong liars and made up assertions to bolster his claims. Based on this behaviour, TK was finally stripped of power.[21]

Ironically, TK claimed to be on good terms with James Hong,[22] although that claim has been disputed. In fact, it might be best to let James Hong have the last say in this matter[23]

  1. We are tired of admins using tools vindictively. When tools are abused, they are taken away.
  2. We are tired of people giving us a hard time and also acting as if we are in the wrong, when at the same time we see the things they write on Terry's forum (which by the way we DO have access to. There is a "traitor" amongst you... which in our opinion makes them more loyal to HON.
  3. We are aware of who has given Terry access to their accounts. Through things including but not limited to IP tracking, we are aware of who deactivates mods vindictively, who gives Terry access to their account, who tells us one thing but says another behind our backs, etc.
  4. The people who get most upset whenever we change things are almost always the people who are most guilty.

[edit] The Early Days Part 3

While trolling Hot or Not, TK set up and administrated a parallel site known as "Far From The Madding Crowd". This was a private group for TK, as well as those he had coerced onto his side at Hot or Not. In typical TK fashion, members could "Name names; ruin others; Plague those you hate" in a room called "Cruel Intentions." A bit more disturbing was "The Fuck Shop" where members could "Talk about sex. Anything goes here."

All of this raises the question: why was a man with such tastes holding a position of power and influence on a website that purportedly caters to children of school-going age?

[edit] TK's behavior on Conservapedia

[edit] IP range blocks

number of IPs blocked by TK
Huge IP range blocks, taking out whole regions and/or ISPs, have been instituted by TK and Geo.plrd, apparently an ally in this endeavour. It appeared that TK was trying to stamp out the use of TOR and proxy servers by vandals, without caring how much collateral damage he did in the process. Another possibility is that he liked to minimize non-American involvement in Conservapedia. Either way he refused to discuss the rationale behind these range blocks publicly.[24]

TK had used range blocks deceitfully and vindictively to target individuals. When Sideways queried a fellow editor's block (our own Human), TK responded not by openly targeting Sideways but by blocking IP range 79.76.0.0/16,[25] effectively stopping a large proportion of a UK-based ISP's customers from editing Conservapedia. When Sideways used a proxy IP to further complain,[26] TK banned him/her for "abusing multiple accounts", associating Sideways with various unrelated vandals who had used the same proxy.[27]

editors blocked by TK
A similar pattern shows up in TK's treatment of User:BRichtigen, whom it was likely that TK was deliberately targeting for BRichtigen's persistent insistence on fair treatment of editors by sysops (see Conservapedia:MYOB). On 2nd December 2008, TK blocked IP range 81.210.0.0/16.[28] BRichtigen then complained that he was covered by this block, along with many thousands of other households in Germany and Central Europe.[29] Subsequently the block was lifted, but when TK blocked BRichtigen for two weeks, on 16th December, he again blocked BRichtigen's IP, this time for six months.[30] Again, both blocks were lifted by other administrators. However, when Bugler blocked BRichtigen for a week, on 27th December, TK saw his chance again, and blocked the IP range for a full year.[31]

It is likely that TK used this tactic consistently. A glance through his block log shows that he blocked almost as many IP addresses as user accounts, often alternating between the two. It seems probable that, as in the case of Sideways and BRichtigen, he barred users' IP addresses when blocking them, often for much longer than the user was blocked. He had also been seen encouraging other users with block rights to share information with him for the purpose of range blocks.[32]

[edit] Playing the Victim when Queried

A common tactic, when his behaviour was questioned, was for TK to appear to go on the defensive and make it appear as if his questioner was making the most unreasonable demands of him. If such an accusation was made on Conservapedia itself, TK would insist that all subsequent communications be via e-mail. Only here, and ideally with others watching, would he play the victim whilst at the same time making several counter statements, the sole purpose of which were to deflect attention away from the misdemeanour being questioned.

A good example of this occurs in the TZB, where sysop Jallen - herself an Australian - queries yet another IP range block.[33]

Jallen: I do not see the point of this block, as TK has explained in the edit summary, it covers a TAFE (technical and further education) institute in a northern QLD city, Mackay. The 65,000 range width would block out prospective editors to the site for quite a substantial time (1 year). I suggest removing this block, and if necessary, reducing the length and the range.
TK: "So, Justine.....is there some new policy, wherein this group passes judgment and approves blocks? Because an entity has a range, you are stating they use all the addresses? This is news to me. Would you care to explain? I am certain everyone here would like to understand you logic.... And please, also, explain who is clamoring there to edit CP, or how you figure they have even heard of it? All we have gotten from that area and its liberal colleges is vandals. But I do await your explanation.
Jallen:Please do not counter my query with another question TK. I'm not passing my judgment or approving this block, I'm contesting it. Instead of breaking the rules by reversing your block without discussion, I think that I've taken the high path by presenting it to the group. Whenever an admin blocks someone in my area of the world (Australia), I like to check up on who and where has been blocked. From my quick investigation, I have found that the range block does not just cover the Mackay TAFE.
TK:You have already told me several times that you do not trust me. Fair enough, since only Andy's trust is important to me. But kindly submit here, who else you have publicly questioned as you have done my recent block. Otherwise, keep it private, or pick up the slack in helping us get rid of the vandals and parodists, instead of thinking of yourself as a self-appointed "monitor". You are insulting in your arrogance.

By this point TK is alluding to the fact that Jallen is accusing him in public - the "public" being the other six or seven sysops in the group. He seems to think it unfair, that she called him out in "public" and didn't accuse any other sysops. Add to that the fact that she's "already told me several times that you do not trust me" and a clever suck-up to Schlafly ("only Andy's trust is important to me)" and he's creating the impression that Jallen is ganging up on him.

But wait, there's more.

TK then posts a result from the APNIC Whois Database, which appears to support his claim that the IP range in question is not a private network, but one of the Queensland Institute. However, he hasn't reckoned with the tech-savvy Jallen.

Jallen:You've just shot yourself in the foot, TK. The query you present only illustrates from *203.25.140.0 - 203.25.141.255. 512 IP's* Sure, that may be the *Mackay Campus*, since that only covers a range of 203.25.140/23 and NOT the /16 range. Your block is of the /16 range which has blocked *203.25.0.0 to 203.25.255.255. 65000 IPs.*

Then she makes the following request:

Jallen: I suggest unblocking the range and reducing it to 203.25.140/23

Remember, it was only a request to change the block that she made, that's all. TK, smelling blood, replies:

TK: You undid my block? Without seeking Andy's approval? That is against the rules, no? Are you above the rules, Justine?

By this point, you can almost hear Jallen's teeth grinding together.

Jallen: No, TK. I have not undone your block, I'm suggesting that you change it. Can you please change it to 203.25.140.0/23. Please!

Now TK gets really sneaky. Somebody has dared speak up against him and must be punished. The best way to do that is to show that she is breaking the rules, without Andy's permission - and of course, TK is itching to run to Andy and tell him.

TK: Hmmmm....I just re-blocked the same IP and range, and it took it. Explain that, please....

But once again, the deceitful one is caught out:

Jallen: The reason why the software took it is because you added the "anonymous users only", which is effectively a different block.
The reason why I'm pressing this issue is because the range is far too large. You don't need the /16 range, you only need the 203.25.140.0/23 range as I pointed out earlier. If I don't press the issue now and simply resolve it, I'll likely forget and the 65000 IP's will be blocked for a year.
I just don't see how you're being so reluctant in reversing (and *reducing the range*) of a block that a fellow admin has deemed unnecessary.

That was clever of TK, he changed the blocking criteria, hoping nobody would notice. Of course, the evidence is there for all to see, safely stored away in Conservapedia's own logs.

Block log - Conservapedia 1282754838171.png

Now, is he gracious in defeat?

TK: You are a being baselessly provocative, Justine. You are acting like a shrill banshee.

Um, no it would appear not. But he does reverse the block, to which Jallen responds,

Jallen: As I've been typing this, I've noticed on the recent changes that you've reversed each block. Thank you.

Now, if you'd like to specifically block the TAFE in Mackay, I'd suggest a block on 203.25.140.0/23 Anyway, I'm glad that it has been resolved.

But TK isn't finished yet, he's seriously butt-hurt. So manages to have a final dig, and illustrate that Jallen was deliberately trying to humiliate somebody she doesn't like in public, instead of mailing him privately, where he could be his obnoxious self.

TK: No, little dear....sorry....all you had to do is have some respect, and do this privately. But since you dislike me, and sought to embarrass me, the next time I will not answer you whatsoever. You are not my better, or my boss, you are supposed to be a peer. Sorry you think it is your job to "review" me, and say things like "well you shot yourself in the foot" and the like. It betrays your mean and nasty nature.

Of course, catching TK out at his deceitful games, naturally makes you "mean and nasty" in his book.

Not content with all of this, TK then indulges in liberal dose of liberal last-wordism, wallowing in his usual "woe is me; this should have been done via private e-mail; why don't you trust me, when Andy does" and concluding in a healthy dose of pathetic sarcasm.

TK: Final response.

It comes about when one person dislikes someone so intensely that they seek to embarrass or entrap another publicly. That is putting one's self-interest and acrimony above working as a team member. The proper way of dealing with this is how we have done it since before you were a member here, and that is a private email, so as not to cast aspersions or make snide comments. I constantly have emails going back and forth from other members here, each of us, in turn, asking about a block, politely, calmly, with respect and friendliness. So far, since my return here, you are the only member to post with your questions, in essence demanding justification, and seeking to make your point continually.

That language comes about because you have decided your knowledge and reasoning are superior to Andy's, in that you refuse to trust me, or give me the benefit of any doubt. That is unfortunate for you, but not for me, as I have the trust of the people here who have demonstrated respect, forgiveness and true friendship.

Perhaps if you spent just a small percentage of the time you invest in tracking my blocks, Justine, and educating us on how the system works (like the taking of the new 16 block, even though the same exact IP, because the anonymous only box was checked) this could be a more harmonious group. I would have emailed you with my questions, but you have made it quite clear that you wished me not to email you, and as you know, I openly and above board copied Andy on those. I humbly apologize for not understand the range blocks as well as I should have, but you have never once shared, as the rest of us have, sources for doing the checking you talked about, etc. I would run Guard Dog too, but no one has ever responded to my questions about it, how to make it work, etc. But no loss, inasmuch as you, TerryH and PJR are running it, I guess.

I also humbly apologize for not acting as quickly as I should have in response to your original demand. I lost two hard discs the other night, and along with it, all CP data on my computer. I have spent two nights trying to salvage data. No worries, I will no longer undertake to block, as I feel I don't have sufficient understanding of how to do it. Obviously my past efforts for CP were completely misguided, as it engenders this much distrust.

It's also worth noting that during this exchange, not a single other sysop had the balls to intervene, lest they risk offending TK.

[edit] Parodist

Former Conservapedia sysop JessicaT thinks TK was an open parodist, [34] along with basically every single regular editor of this website.

[edit] Extracted from his User page

== '''My Blocking Policy:''' ==

True wikis have simple, clear rules. Otherwise it is a mobocracy and Conservapedia and its Founder has explicitly rejected mob rule, and has Administrators to decide its policy.

A person who stops by merely to ridicule and denigrate others scholarly efforts, without at least trying to make positive contributions to this project, cannot have a "point" other than to disrupt and waste the time of sincere contributors and Administrators.

If a person comes to Conservapedia knowing full well it is a conservative/Christian friendly wiki-encyclopedia, and is a liberal, the question is why? If the answer is they support Andy Schlafly's idea of intellectual freedom, of a Conservative & Christian-friendly alternative to the decidedly left-of-center, editor dominated Wikipedia, that's great! All voices should be represented on the Net. But if their intentions are merely to argue and dispute Conservative or Christian points of view, that becomes a form of vandalism, inasmuch as it is a great time waster and distraction for those who genuinely want to contribute, and build this encyclopedia.

Those who obsessively create new user names, only to argue against our values, and do not make an effort to substantially contribute, are actually terrorists of the Internet kind. What other reason would they have to stick around, arguing and wasting our time? Any board or wiki has the absolute right of free association.

I am not for truncating free speech automatically, but after days or weeks of disputing everything, knowing you are not going to change CP into Wikipedia's more liberal world-view, or have CP adopt Wikipedia's member conventions, a person's efforts then cross over into something more; "Internet Terrorism". CP has an owner, it is his right to have whatever viewpoint he wants. If people agree, with even a part, they stick around and help build this place. If they don't, what other reason, other than being obstinate or having malicious intent, could they have? Disagreement is fine, debate is good. But where does it end, and the ability of like-minded individuals to associate with those they agree with, without argument without end begin?

So if you find yourself blocked by me, please re-read this. If after doing so you feel you have made positive, non-talk edits and article improvements, email me using the link to the left, or the information at the top of this page. Don't expect an answer if I check and find no such positive contributions.

[edit] Trolling his fellow sysops

In October 2010, TK posted a news item to CP's main page, chastising Obama for not striking sufficient fear into the hearts of terrorists.[35] This drew opposition from an unlikely source - fellow sysop Ken DeMyer pointed out that the US-led War on Terror hasn't enjoyed much success, is counterproductive and comes at a huge financial cost that can't be sustained indefinitely.[36] Pissed off at being called out on his bullshit, TK decided to take his trolling to new extremes by suggesting that the US should just resort to nuking its Middle Eastern enemies instead of fighting protracted wars, and that "turning what little remaining population Iraq, Afghanistan or Pakistan had against us" would be a small price to pay. According to TK, this opinion is shared by "most conservatives". When Ken objected to this insane suggestion and asked for names of actual conservatives supporting this position, TK chastised him for disagreeing in public, questioned his conservative credentials and continued with some more trollish statements praising the Crusades and prisoner mistreatments at Abu Ghraib. After it became obvious that Ken wouldn't back down, he proceeded to delete and oversight most of the conversation. This earned TK the dubious honor of being the only known person who lost an argument with Ken on the basis of reason.[37][38]

[edit] Behaviour on Wikipedia

On March 22, 2010, Rob Smith kicked off a series of trainwrecks discussions on the talk page of wp:Conservapedia (and quickly branching off from there), claiming that there were issues with NPOV, BLP, privacy, article control, and more. And because things hadn't been messed up enough already, TK joined the discussions a day later[39] in an effort to whitewash the article, remove all mention of RW and bury the last official link between his real name and Conservapedia by discrediting the 2007 LA Times piece.

Of course, it is impossible for TK to be anything other than TK, and soon he was up to his usual tricks. If he thought a Wikipedia admin could be helpful, he was sweetness and light in his discussions with them. Meanwhile, TK and Rob were acting like true concern trolls, as they took their original argument from the talk page of the Conservapedia article and proceeded to spread it across as many talkpages as they could.

Behind closed doors, Rob, TK, Karajou and Geo.plrd were frequently discussing the Wikipedia events, with Rob attempting to make the others follow his long-term plans[40] and especially trying (and failing) to keep TK in check when the name "Terry Koeckritz" was mentioned on the talk page.[41] TK's epic drama meltdown over the bogus outing issue (and the reaction by the admins to it) was ultimately one of the nails in the coffin of Rob's Wikipedia operation.

Whilst this was going on, TK was up to his usual tricks. Any post to his talkpage was deleted as "vandalism" and he went on to issue several threats to RW editors. Finally, the powers that be clamped down on TK's antics - which he could not oversight away, and after some discussion[42], during which his deceit was highlighted and action was taken. Sadly, he was not blocked, but was blacklisted from using Wikipedia's Twinkle gadget[43] He continued to edit his talkpage, resorting to describing the comments he deleted on his talkpage as thus, "Editor has repeatedly been asked not to post here, is Admin at known, identified vandal site by the press." Of course, he could say this, because the LA Times article mentioned this. It also means that we can call him Terry Koeckritz.

It appeared as if TK was incapable of holding a conversation without having to resort to blackmail e-mail, or without the back-up on the banhammer and oversight.[44]

TK's last edit.

[edit] Death

On 2nd February 2011, User:SusanG posted a link at the talk page of What is going on at Conservapedia? questioning the validity of what seemed to be a death certificate of TK, whose editing had ceased without explanation on December 16th 2010.[45] Through some investigation RationalWiki confirmed that TK had died from cardiac arrest on December 17th 2010.[46]

[edit] On Conservapedia

After TK's death had been confirmed by RationalWiki in early February, files from two Conservapedian discussion groups - the Conservapedia Group and the Fab Five - were leaked on 9th February 2011.[47] From a Conservapedia Group thread on 2nd February[48] it is apparent that the (now) "Fab Four" got wind of TK's death via the above thread on the talk page of WIGOCP. It wasn't until some hours after the information was made public on RationalWiki that Karajou first paid homage to his fallen comrade,[49] followed by Joaquin Martinez a short time later.[50] Jpatt, who was the only member of the discussion group who voiced any remorse in the noted thread (unless you count Karajou referring to TK's death as "very bad news") posted the following day expressing intentions of honouring TK's passing and Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday on 6th February at the top of main page left.[51] After receiving no response for two days, he again posted on the 5th February saying he was going ahead with honouring the two of them the following day. This prompted Andy's first comment on TK's death, saying that honouring the ex-President was fine but on honouring TK:

Unfortunately, I don't think we can confirm or deny anything about TK at this time. He chose not to use his real name on Conservapedia, and I think we need to respect that. Posting about him might just bring out abominable, sick comments by liberals. In Christ, Andy
—Andy Schlafly, The Conservapedia Group

It is interesting to note that despite the fact there is no doubt that TK's fellow sysops would have known his name, his full name would not have to be used on Conservapedia to simply pay a respect. In the following months, asking questions about what had happened to TK resulted in the evasion of the question and/or the blocking of the offending user.[52] However, on the first year anniversary of TK's death, sysop Joaquín Martínez posted a small in memoriam banner to the top of mainpageleft, proclaiming TK as "the greatest CP champion", with no public (and presumably private, given Andy's avoidance of the topic in the discussion groups) objections.[53]


In character, TK's last few edits at Conservapedia on the evening of December 16th called Democratic Senator Harry Reid despicable and TK's very last edit at Conservapedia was telling liberals to run.[54]

SSDI TK - 17-12-2010.png
TK in the Social Security Death Index

[edit] Awards

Sysbad.JPG

This is to certify that

TK

received the

HOVIND RECOGNITION FOR SYSOP ABUSE

From RationalWiki, on November 21, 2008


Sarah Palin.jpg

This is to certify that

TK

received the

SARAH PALIN AWARD FOR BEING A LIABILITY TO THE CAUSE

From RationalWiki, on November 21, 2009


480px-Alberto Gonzales - official DoJ photograph.jpg

This is to certify that

TK

received the

"I DON'T RECALL EVER BEING AT A MEETING WHERE THAT SUBJECT CAME UP" AWARD FOR LYING

From RationalWiki, on November 21, 2009


408px-Richard Cheney 2005 official portrait.jpg

This is to certify that

TK

received the

DICK CHENEY EXTENSION OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH POWERS AWARD

From RationalWiki, on November 21, 2009

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

[edit] Footnotes

  1. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=User_talk%3ABRichtigen&diff=581048&oldid=581037 (capture)
  2. Indeed, his manipulative personality might have indicated subclinical psychopathy, although that is one of the most difficult diagnoses in the field of psychology and we're not a shrink, we just play one on TV.
  3. The LA Times article concerning Conservapedia
  4. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=User_talk:JessicaT&diff=prev&oldid=591477
  5. See here where he says "You should be giving thanks that I no longer work at the White House... forward a copy of this to any number of active duty Army officers I know who would take a personal interest in your activities... it is long past time for you to stand down..."
  6. This allegation was first made by Terry Koeckritz, TK to RobSmith, Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 1:50 PM.
  7. TK's impressive block log
  8. Geo.plrd plays with TK's block
  9. TK's parole conditions are deep burnt
  10. The gap in his contributions over this time
  11. An example is former sysop CPAdmin1's parthian shot.
  12. The chapter of PJR's booklet dedicated to TK
  13. Still missing Sysop move & delete rights.
  14. TK accuses RW of forging screenshotsimg
  15. Real-life namesimg
  16. More real-life namesimg
  17. See the Wikipedia article on griefer.
  18. Screenshot from HoN, TK vs Beth
  19. Screenshot of conversation from HON
  20. Screenshot from HoN, Paul calling TK out
  21. Screenshot from HoN, jimy explains TK's demotion.
  22. Excerpt from archived talk page
  23. James Hong's take on the matter
  24. See complaints about his range blocks of European IPs, and his response, at the Abuse Deskimg (Desk closed by TK).
  25. IP block log.
  26. On Aschlafly's talk page.
  27. Block log.
  28. IP block log.
  29. At the Abuse Desk.
  30. User block log. IP block log.
  31. User block log. IP block log.
  32. See this comment to Jpatt.
  33. TZB TK's range block of 203.25.0.0/16
  34. http://www.astorehouseofknowledge.info/index.php?title=User%3AKotomiT&diff=18263&oldid=17963
  35. TK's original MP postimg
  36. The full exchange
  37. Screen cap of the original discussion
  38. TK changes the YouTube link
  39. His first edit during this event was nice foreshadowing of the drama yet to come
  40. Such as the time when he asked TK and Geo to change their AfD votes in a long shot to improve his own image on Wikipedia
  41. Discussions for example here and here
  42. Misconduct by TK-CP - misusing Twinkle, attacking, not applying good faith
  43. TK-CP is added to the blacklist
  44. TK reverts some good advice as coming from an "Admin at known, identified vandal site by the press."
  45. The thread at T:WIGOCP.
  46. Confirmed by User:Nutty Roux in a telephone call to Churchill County Nevada Sheriff's Office on February 4, 2011.
  47. He Who Laughs Last CPMonitor Wordpress blog
  48. Conservapedia Group - 9ddbc42ce58246dd.htm
  49. http://conservapedia.com/index.php?title=User:TK&diff=prev&oldid=845836img
  50. http://conservapedia.com/index.php?title=User:TK&diff=next&oldid=845836img
  51. Conservapedia Group - 300d458b1c474f25.htm
  52. And so the cover-up begins CPMonitor Wordpress blog
  53. http://www.conservapedia.com/index.php?title=Template:Mainpageleft&diff=prev&oldid=945230
  54. TKs's last edit. CP diff link.
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