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Cover-up begins in Wikipedia’s Gibraltar scandal

By Gregory Kohs

Over the past few weeks, the worldwide media has finally cottoned to the fact that certain leaders and members of the non-profit Wikimedia UK charity have been exploiting Wikipedia on the side for personal financial gain. Wikimedia UK director and trustee, Roger Bamkin, has been marketing his Victuallers Ltd consulting service to paying clients like the town of Monmouth, Wales and the territory of Gibraltar.

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These clients signed up with Bamkin in the hopes that he would inspire more editors to create glowing Wikipedia articles that would help boost tourism in those locales. And he did successfully manipulate Wikipedia to the pleasure of his clients, judging by the ample evidence presented on Wikipedia, on the Wikimedia UK’s mailing list, and on the leading Wikipedia criticism site,Wikipediocracy.* Now that some of the most widely-read news organizations in Spain, inFrance, in America, and finally in the United Kingdom itself have documented the corruption taking place — indeed, in the month of August alone, Bamkin and his business affiliates were able to boost Gibraltar factoids to be featured on the front page of Wikipedia an astonishing 17 times — the pressure mounted on the Victuallers racket. It was a public relations dream for Monmouth’s and Gibraltar’s tourism interests, until it turned into a media nightmare for Bamkin and his fellow Wikipedians, Maximilian Klein, John Cummings,Steve Virgin, and the pseudonymous editor “Prioryman”, who even announced publicly his October travel plans to Gibraltar, too.

Roger Bamkin has resigned his “volunteer” post with the Wikimedia UK.

Where other media would essentially conclude now their coverage of this scandal, the Wiki Edits Examiner endeavors to reveal to the reader the various layers of denial and cover-up that have already begun within the Wikipedia community. As we

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How to use Wikipedia to promote your business: tit torture edition

By Tippi Hadron and tarantino

Matt Nicholson, in his own words, is a breast man. In fact, he considers himself a bit of an expert on “tit torture” and claims to have written hundreds of short stories with a focus on this BDSM practice. He also runs a small web-based company called Darker Pleasures through which he publishes his writings. Darker Pleasures specialises in fiction “for dominant men or women men who dream of cutting loose, where sex is as rough as you want it, and your plaything’s breasts, bottom, and everything else are toys to enjoy, bend and, dare we say, break.”

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Business must have been bad in 2007, because Nicholson decided to help matters along by advertising his site on the PR professional’s website of choice – Wikipedia. He created the user account DPMaster, but unlike other editors contributing to the site, Nicholson made no secret of his real-life identity. His first ever contribution to the online encyclopaedia that anyone with a fetish will edit consisted in adding some “helpful” advice to the article on breast bondage. Quote: “Always use caution whenever the breasts or nipples begin to change color or become cool to the touch. Better several short sessions than one long one. If you decide to add to the binding by engaging in some flagellation, make certain that you use a low-impact device.” Of course Nicholson also provided a link to his Darker Pleasures website, thus promoting his how-to guide, The Breast Punishment Primer. He then went on to spread the joy in the article on BDSM.

But Nicholson had greater ambitions: in order to really make paying customers flock to his website, he set out to create a shiny new article of the kind that Wikipedia’s male-dominated

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