Wikipedia:Teachers can be vandals too
|This page contains material that is kept because it is considered humorous.
The Loys case is, however, 100% correct and factual.
|This page in a nutshell: Watch out for 'em!|
Attention everyone, for we now have a new category of vandals to deal with: teachers. This comes in addition to the students, curious people, critics, men with big penises and friends of gays; all long-timers in the vandalism trade.
The Loys case
Let's take a trip to France. In 2010, Loys Bonod, a french teacher, sets out to vandalize the french Wikipedia as part of a broader campaign on a poem by Charles de Vion d'Alibray throughout the internet, including a mock commentary of this poem on two commercial sites. His intention is to trick pupils into reproducing the material in their homework, so he can illustrate his point that 1) pupils are slaves of the internet even when their homework does not request any research (in this case, the commentary of a poem) 2) forums, commercial sites, and Wikipedia are unreliable (and thus shouldn't be used for homework research).
Timeline of the article
- 4 September
- Addition of erroneous material by Justin Delapierre
- 18 September
- Self-revert by Justin Delapierre
- 19 September
- Re-instated by anonymous editor
- 21 March
- 23 March
- Addition of a new unsourced paragraph by anonymous editor
- 24 March
- 26 March
- Wikipedia:My little brother did it - Includes a (joking) recommendation to claim to be a teacher to justify vandalism (since claiming to be a teacher is about as verifiable as claiming your brother used your computer) and other similarly great lesson plans for vandals who actually are teachers.
- Hopefully not the 403 listed at Category:Wikipedian teachers ;-)
- For instance: this edit.
- Loys Bonod (March 21, 2012). "Comment j'ai pourri le web". la vie moderne.net (in French).
Petite expérience amusante sur l'usage du numérique en lettres…
- Through Agence France-Presse, then France TV, Rue 89, Le Temps.ch, 20 Minutes, and more.