Talk:Internet vigilantism

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Not every incident should be in the article[edit]

Folks, this article has gotten worse over time. Not every incident of Internet vigilantism needs to be listed here. They are increasing, and this will just expand infinitely. And what's the point of having fragmentary/half-told stories? How about we focus on a few well-told stories or ones that were noteworthy for some reason? This needs major cleanup. What does everyone think about taking half this stuff out, and keeping a few well described examples of each type of vigilantism? Asbruckman (talk) 14:59, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Agree with that, please go ahead. --lTopGunl (talk) 07:29, 12 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes, excellent idea. Let's delete everything from Wikipedia that anyone, anywhere, finds useless. That way Wikipedia can become as irritating as possible to anyone else who happened to find something useful that was on Wikipedia several years ago, only to discover that it's no longer here today. I hope that whoever deleted the information I was looking for can similarly waste their time when they go to look up something only to discover that someone else found it uninteresting and deleted it. Perhaps to make Wikipedia reliable I will have to start archiving my own deletion-proof periodic snapshots of it. --Teratornis (talk) 19:27, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Luka Magnotta[edit]

There is no reliable sourcing for the claim that Luka Magnotta is the person in this incident, or the one involving a python and a kitten. He has never been charged or convicted over these incidents.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 07:39, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Ok, but why remove the whole section? The section is relevant to the article, so I restored it, without Magnotta's name. CharlieEchoTango (contact) 08:47, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
There is clearly a WP:BLPCRIME issue here. The vacuum cleaner incident is notable, but the identification of Magnotta comes from animal rights activists, and from 4chan, who found the pixellated photograph of the person with the two cats, which are claimed to be the ones in the video, and to be Magnotta holding them.[1]--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 08:57, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
I would like to point out that without any mention of the person implicated, this section actually does not offer an example of "public shaming." It's just a description of a deplorable event with no mention of any response to it. I would suggest removal in its entirety if there is not sufficient basis to attribute it to any individual. (talk) 18:52, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Patrick Pogan - Officer assaulting cyclist[edit]

All the sources I can find say that the officer wasn't sentenced to any punishment or fines for lying and assault, and wasn't even charged with a felony as a result. Anyone know more about it or have something concrete that can be added? Vigilante justice can fail too, and if the guy wasn't punished, this could be a good example of how it can't always win in this article -- (talk) 20:52, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Split - Online shaming[edit]

Someone's proposed a split to Online shaming to move some content. I don't see a problem with that. -- Callinus (talk) 05:27, 2 August 2015 (UTC)