Conservapedia:Night of the Blunt Knives

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As I recall, it only took us one night to be rid of 90% of them.
ex-sysop TK, on Nov. 25, 2008 [1]

On the morning of May 16, 2007, a mighty axe fell upon the heads of many so-called "editors" at Conservapedia. This incident has come to be known among RationalWikians as the Night of the Blunt Knives, or Great Purge.

The Great Purge[edit]

On the night that shall remain infamous, The Knife wielded his bloody sword of retribution on more than just random vandals and sock puppets.

Over the course of one night, the following recognizable "real" editors were expunged from the fetid swamp that is Conservapedia (several others sustained 1 to 2 weeks blocks, a minor insult by comparison with decapitation):

19:10, 15 May 2007 Karajou (Talk | contribs) blocked "MiddleMan (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (user fully intends to push his liberal agenda, no matter what we say, as cited on my talk page[2], main page, and within his contributions in general.)

21:00, 15 May 2007 Karajou (Talk | contribs) blocked "SpeakerOfTheDead (contribs)" with an expiration time of 1 week (user was told to end the debate on my talk page[3], and he refused.)

00:00, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "Jrssr5 (contribs)" with an expiration time of 1 week (Restoring Sysop Deleted Page 2 Mark with Speedy Deletion Template/Vandalism)

02:09, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "Comatoseraccoon (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (sock)

06:02, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "Commandment9 (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (Sock)

06:21, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "Rob Pommer (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (sock/vandal)

06:53, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "Sterile (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (sock/vandal)

06:57, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "Leopeo (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (sock vandal)

07:01, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "JLindon (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (Sock and Vandal)

07:51, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "JoyousOne (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (sock puppet) [ed. note, well, ok, JoyousOne was a puppet...]

09:49, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "Tims (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (sock vandal)

10:03, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "Ian St John (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (sock of erasmus/perseus)

10:32, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "Timppeli (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (Vandal/Icewedge buddy)

10:38, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "Human (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (Sock/Vandal/Icewdg gang)

11:33, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "WWillis (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (ice)

11:35, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked "Jtl (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (ice)

And just to make things look wholesomely community oriented, Koukoukajou joined in:

12:58, 16 May 2007 Karajou (Talk | contribs) blocked "ColinR (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (just plain stupid!)

Never in the history of mankind's ceaseless quest for knowledge has such stupidity been performed by such an idiot in such short time.

Some may wonder, did The Knife get some "inside information"? It is unknown whether he was that smart however he was that paranoid. It is believed he snapped and took advantage of the constant sniping and confusion that is the administrative process on CP to eliminate all his least favorite editors.

Latecomers to the List[edit]

Here are a few more that have followed:

17:37, 16 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked Flippin with an expiration time of infinite (cabal)

17:41, 16 May 2007 Karajou (Talk | contribs) blocked "Favor (contribs)" with an expiration time of infinite (Don't need you)

19:32, 16 May 2007 RobS (Talk | contribs) blocked Horace with an expiration time of infinite (vandal and troll)

04:13, 17 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked AmesG with an expiration time of infinite (ice)

04:35, 17 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked Prof0705 with an expiration time of infinite (sock/troll)

04:43, 17 May 2007 TK (Talk | contribs) blocked SeanTheSheep with an expiration time of infinite (sock/troll)

Burning the evidence[edit]

In the early stages of the purge, hoping to take advantage of the early time of the day, The Knife also attempted to destroy valuable records of complaints against fellow Sysop Conservative: [2] [3] [4]. Fortunately, he was not successful, so these valuable materials could be preserved.

[UPDATE 01 Jan 2008] The above links are no longer active. TK has won since gone to be with Lord.

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. [1]
  2. Odd, considering that there is no dissent on Karajou's talk page
  3. As above