QUOTE(gomi @ Sat 25th June 2011, 11:50am) *
At this point, I've split the post-arrest part of the thread and closed the old stuff, but I've left (for the moment) both threads in the BLP forum, pending some discussion about where the other thread should go. It's not Wikipedia-related, so does anyone have a suggestion on where to put it?
Tough call, isn't it? Now that the original ED site has gone off the air, that means the formal
aspect of the Wikimedia connection is even more tenuous than it was. Maybe our policy should be to put ED-related stuff in The Lounge, except that might indicate that we believe the connection to be as tenuous as the WP mucky-mucks say it is, which is to say practically non-existent - when (hopefully) we know that's not the case.
Meanwhile, I'd be even less keen on the idea of creating some sort of special subforum for ED-related topics - that would just be encouraging them, and like Daniel says, we'd be painting a target on our own backs.
At the same time, I don't pretend to understand the black-hat hacker mentality at all, but my guess would be that Cleary wouldn't turn over control of his botnet to someone else as a form of revenge - he'll want the revenge of course, but he probably wouldn't trust anyone else enough, nor should he, since none of these people appear to be trustworthy.
So... I guess my vote would be to put it in the Lounge, minus the "dox" about any semi-innocent (and particularly underage) people. As flawed a solution as that is, this isn't the "Wikiland Review" or the "Web 2.0 Review" - we should at least try to give the appearance that we're still trying to focus on the main subject, and the Lounge is still Google-able, last time I checked.