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Re: Almost on-topic news article -- Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, and anonymity!

On 12/14/05, Marc Abel <m-abel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Wikipedia's Chief: Don't Quote Us - Yahoo! News
> http://news.yahoo.com/s/bw/20051214/bs_bw/tc20051214441708

The funny thing is, they keep calling the Wikipedia vandal
"anonymous".  But he wasn't at all anonymous, he ultimately admitted
to what he did after someone tracked him down to his business and it
was inevitable that his identity was going to be made known.

Wales agrees with the interviewer that he thinks "it's important to
allow contributors and site administrators to remain anonymous".  But
you can't be anonymous when your IP address is broadcast to the world.