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Libertapedia is a libertarian wiki encyclopedia that began in 2004 as Paul Studier's "Libertarian Wiki." The site was intended to accommodate minarchists, anarchists, and all other kinds of libertarians.

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[edit] Takeover

In 2010, it was taken over by Nathan Larsonimg, who edited as Tisane and also has an account[1] at Wikipedia,[2] and renamed to its present moniker in accordance with the naming scheme established by Conservapedia and Liberapedia. After the rejection[3] of the pure wiki deletion[4] concept by Wikipedia, Tisane installed the PureWikiDeletion extension[5] he wrote, as well as a Remote Page Existence Detection extension[6] designed to cause wikilinks to pages nonexistent on Libertapedia to link to Wikipedia articles. Larson envisions that eventually Libertapedia, along with much of the rest of the wikisphere, will be superseded by a hyper-inclusionist mirror of/supplement to Wikipedia.[7]

He also enjoys waxing lyrically about his wiki-philosophy, and his very "pro" attitude towards child sexual abuse.

[edit] Decline

In the wake of the resignations of four of the most active editors during the April 2010 Libertapedia censorship dispute,[8] he appeared to have been pretty much the only editor of the Wiki. You could even read articles on his mum[9] and sister,[10] where we learn that she is 35, 5' 9" and is polyamorous; pity he left out her turn-ons and turn-offs.

As of November 2010, even Tisane appeared to have left the Wiki (though this was due to personal legal matters.[11] Specifically, he violated a federal supervised release sentence that had been imposed on him for threatening the President of the United States,[12] and pursuant to a judgment imposed by U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee[13] was incarcerated for 21 months at FCC Petersburg Medium, where he met and interviewed a number of sex offenders.[14]

The user rights log reflects that Tisane appointed Anime Addict bureaucrat on 18 July 2010. Anime Addict was requested by and then granted bureaucrat powers to Individualist of the Steppe on 25 August 2010. Four days later, apparently uncaring[15] that Anime Addict possessed webhost passwords, IotS promoted himself to checkuser and removed Anime Addict and Paul Studier's bureaucrat powers. Two days hence, Anime Addict made creative use of said passwords to gain powers needed to promote himself back to bureaucrat and demote IotS, thereby restoring the status quo ante.[16]

Nonetheless, eventually the only active editor left was "individualist of the steppe",[17] who then ruled the wiki - and ruled it out of paranoia.[18][19][20] IotS went to work blanking the eugenics article[21] and replacing it with a somewhat disturbing and completely disgusting pro-eugenics piece which, in true libertarian spirit, he locked so that nobody could edit it.[22] The irony of this sort of behavior on a site with "liberty" in the title was duly noted.[23] IotS was finally desysoped on 28 July 2012 after being told "FUCK YOU man. You can get bent."[24]

[edit] Death and resurrection

The site was down due to database-related "technical difficulties" for quite some time because Bluehost performed its regularly-scheduled mandatory database password change and there was no one to retrieve the new password from Larson's email account and use it to update $wgDBpassword in LocalSettings.php. It was suggested that those attempting to access the site "Try waiting a few minutes and reloading." As of the start of June 2012, the domain name had expired. However, on June 12, 2012, Larson emerged from federal prison[25] and, by early July 2012, had resurrected the site.

Some racists seem to have also moved in, if the article on "Race and intelligence" is anything to go by.[26]

[edit] External links

[edit] Footnotes

  1. Blocked with indefinite expiry since 2010 August 11
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tisane/Userboxes
  3. wikipedia:Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)/Archive_59/Archives/_48#Pure_wiki_deletion.2C_redux
  4. wikipedia:Wikipedia:Pure wiki deletion
  5. mediawikiwiki:Extension:PureWikiDeletion
  6. mediawikiwiki:Extension:RemotePageExistenceDetection
  7. Tisane's dribble about his philosophy.img
  8. Libertapedia's article on this event.img Sorry about the non-neutral source for this, but nobody else cares.
  9. Dotty Larson's article on Libertapediaimg
  10. Becka Larson's article on Libertapediaimg
  11. As pointed out by Conservaleaks
  12. U.S. v. Larson, 10th Circuit, No. 09-1465, 15 November 2010
  13. U.S. v. Larson, 4th Circuit, No. 10-4964, 8 April 8 2011
  14. See for example the Michael Silvera and Vlad Draconis PenDragon interviews.
  15. this was discussed on-site by the two and it was publicly visible; it is assumed Iots read this and just didn't care
  16. From Libertapedia user rights log (resorted into forward chronological order):
    09:43, 18 July 2010 Tisane (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Anime Addict from Importer and administrator to administrator and bureaucrat (length of tenure; to ensure continuity)
    00:33, 25 August 2010 Anime Addict (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Individualist of the steppe from administrator to administrator and bureaucrat
    22:02, 29 August 2010 Individualist of the steppe (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Individualist of the steppe from bureaucrat and administrator to bureaucrat, administrator and Check user
    22:39, 29 August 2010 Individualist of the steppe (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Anime Addict from bureaucrat, Check user and administrator to (none) (intimidating aggression / threat to abuse his power)
    23:03, 29 August 2010 Individualist of the steppe (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Pstudier from bureaucrat and administrator to administrator (precautionary)
    07:12, 31 August 2010 Anime Addict (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Individualist of the steppe from bureaucrat, Check user and administrator to Check user and administrator (Usurping power (removing two administrators for no reason), incivility, was warned twice)
    07:13, 31 August 2010 Anime Addict (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Anime Addict from (none) to bureaucrat (rvv)
    07:14, 31 August 2010 Anime Addict (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Anime Addict from bureaucrat to bureaucrat, administrator and Check user (Per Tisane)
    07:17, 31 August 2010 Anime Addict (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Pstudier from administrator to administrator and bureaucrat (rvv)
    07:18, 31 August 2010 Anime Addict (Talk | contribs | block) changed group membership for User:Individualist of the steppe from Check user and administrator to administrator (As it was,)
  17. http://libertapedia.org/wiki/User:Individualist_of_the_steppe
  18. "Excessive vandalism: personal vandalism by the person who has long hated User:Individualist of the steppe and uses TOR"img
  19. "rv libel and legal threat made by the person who has long hated User:Individualist of the steppe"img
  20. "precautionary protection from quasi-theocratic vandals".img
  21. "Deleting this propaganda piece. It's filled with lies."img
  22. The final masterpiece.img
  23. http://libertapedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk%3AIndividualist_of_the_steppe&diff=26425&oldid=26041
  24. http://libertapedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk%3AIndividualist_of_the_steppe&action=historysubmit&diff=30290&oldid=30286
  25. Inmate Locator, Reg. No. 36054-013
  26. http://libertapedia.org/wiki/Race_and_intelligence


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