Something rather interesting just happened.
The Drunken Peasants Wiki is a site that serves information about the Drunken Peasants Podcast. There’s a rich lore to the show, who’s hosts regularly indulge in fantastical tales about mediocre idiots.
Because it’s a wiki, anyone can edit this information. This makes it very open to ‘attacks’, which can be anything from wiping pages to small edits people might not notice, to creating categories, and many more.
Recently, a new wiki site was planned for the DP Wiki. I was privy to this because I was working on it alongside the regular staff. Due to a mistake of a staff member, the site URL leaked to a third party, an outdated whipping-boy of the Drunken Peasants, called TJFucksThings, otherwise known as Clancy. He was banned from the current DPWiki for quote “Vandalizing literally every article on the wiki”.
Because he’s marginally funnier than The Unfunny Comedian, Clancy (and possibly some friends) took to the new, not-yet-public DPWiki and started making abusive edits. This wouldn’t have been much of a problem if anyone with authoritative user rights was around at the time, however since the site was new, this hadn’t been sorted out properly yet. All of us had no access to delete his pages or ban him.
So, we channeled Sun Tzu, and burned our own resource to thwart our enemy.
For legal reasons, I won’t specify exactly how we did it, but suffice to say their access was denied. I was mostly responsible for this, but I wasn’t alone.
I’ve been called a hero today, but I’ll also humbly accept ‘Legend’.
Here, Clancy all but explicitly states that he is responsible for the abusive edits:
Clancy all but admits he dun did it.
Does this all seem a bit too serious? Come on now, internet drama is so much more fun that way! :D
He is also suspected of causing a Denial of Service attack on the Drunken Peasants live stream the same night. There’s no evidence for this yet, and he denies the charge.
He has also been involved in recent similar attacks on the main DPWiki:
A LIMITED sample of Clancy’s abusive edits on the main DPWiki. Click for full size.
UPDATE: Clancy claims he did this for fun and no other reason. He is not bothered by the fact that he will likely become a DP Antagonist now.
For those of you wondering who I am and why I matter, you might remember me from the following DP related events:
- The Canadian Atheist referred to me by name on the show (“uzalu”). I was willing to come on to discuss my involvement in the next item…
- I am the one who got Atheism-is-Unstoppable’s twitter(s) banned. Some call me a hero for this, but I was just doing what needed to be done.
- On that same subject, I also made this video which DP didn’t play, but probably should have done, explaining the AIU twitter event.
- TJ used a term I invented (“deferist”) on the show. More details in this video.
Alongside humbly crediting myself, I want to credit these members of the DPWiki staff:
I’ll add anything else here as and when it happens.