If the username is linked with a distinct IP, that could be viewed as a form of outing as the IP will resolve to a specific location. Outing of users is not allowed by WP policy. If the username is being criticized, that might be a civility/NPA violation. I'm not familiar with the entire history of the users in question, though, so I couldn't say for sure. If you have further questions, you might ask the admins who issued those reprimands. Cheers, Nikkimaria (talk) 00:48, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the compliment re the "scaring off" but I don';t think I can take all the credit. without her Aussie pal, she won't bother. I've been busy which is why I haven't been here. Ferrymansdaughter (talk) 21:44, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
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