Thursday, December 10, 2020

New Light on the Redactedentity Mystery

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:09 AM

See a Log24 search that includes earlier posts on “Redactedentity.”

Recent activity by that entity at the Encyclopedia of Mathematics:

As the above “recent changes” list notes, Redactedentity added
a new favicon section to Talk:EoM on December 7, 2020.  Details —

The new section as it appeared later, with “Redactedentity
replaced by “Mihir Narayanan” —

Evidence that 'Redactedentity' may be someone named Mihir Narayanan.

Update at 5:35 PM ET on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 —

User “Redactedentity” at Wikipedia is now user “Mihir Narayanan.”

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

“Identity Work”

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:07 PM

The title is a phrase I encountered today in a search for background
on the anonymous Wikipedia user whose first “user talk” page is as
follows —

First Wikipedia 'user talk' page for 'Redactedentity' with a reference to 'CrazyMinecart88'

See also CrazyMinecart88 at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:CrazyMinecart88 .

“… the disclosure of knowledge as it is
intimately bound up with identity work”

— “Awarding the self in Wikipedia : Identity work
and the disclosure of knowledge,” by Daniel Ashton.
First Monday, Volume 16, Number 1 – 3 January 2011.

Some mine cart  “identity work” of my own —

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Another Damned Dyslexic

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 5:11 PM

The Importance of Being Ernst —

In the above Wikipedia revision today, the anonymous user “Redactedentity
found that the article Kummer surface omitted Kummer’s first name
and so changed “authorlink=Ernst Kummer|last=Kummer” to
“authorlink=Ernst Kummer|last=Ernst Kummer.” This fixed the
omission but makes no sense as a statement of parameters.

Redactedentity” was apparently unable to read the following page,
which explains that “last=” is for the author’s last  name —

Of course, this revision may be merely an instance of trolling or of
the sort of humor sometimes found among  people with the following

See also Pazouzou.

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