Posted by: GoRight | August 24, 2010

My Letter to Arbcom Regarding Short Brigade Harvester Boris

There has recently been a set of disruptive prank edits to the Climate Change Arbitration pages promoting a faked decision.  A prank such as this is funny this first time.  Beyond that it is disruptive and the true source of such edits should be identified and dealt with.  The following is an email I just sent to the Arbcom-I mailing list regarding these edits and providing evidence to link those edits to the individual I believe is behind these acts (based on behavioral similarities which is the current standard).

From:   GoRight
Date:   Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 10:25 AM
Subject:   I am concerned that recent SPI investigations may be aiding some potential sock masters.

I am unable to make a proper SPI request for the obvious reasons, but if I was able to I would would make the following one.  All of these accounts are already blocked and they are being archived in this sockpuppet investigation for Asiddeamong.  This is all well and good but it fails to identify the true sock master in all of this whom I believe is obvious, but YMMV.  As long as the standard of evidence is purely subjective, per the infamous WP:DUCK test or similar, it only seems appropriate that such evidence is considered evenly and without prejudice on both sides of the current ideological factions in the climate change area.

I make this report not out of a purely obligatory stance based on the above, but because I actually believe that the behavioral evidence here is convincing.

Suspected sock master:

Suspected sock puppets:


The style of humor and the views expressed by these obvious sock puppets are identical to the style of humor and recent edits of SBHB.  SBHB has been increasingly snide and cynical in recent months and such is evident in many of his attempts at humor.  He employs a deeply sarcastic tone in such posts and I believe that same tone is clearly evident in the bogus decision that has been floating around.  Now a good natured prank can be appreciated by all, but in this case the disruption is becoming significant and given the sensitivities on all sides a serious attempt should be made to identify the actual sock master.

Over the past few months, most likely longer, SBHB has made no secret of his contempt for Arbcom and what he perceives as the authoritarian abuse of William M. Connolley.  This directly mirrors the content of the fake decision.

It is my belief that NuclearWarfare is actively using their position to both shield his friends from scrutiny and to harass their enemies (for lack of a more politically correct term).  This should not be condoned for the obvious reasons and should be actively put to a stop.

See the following for examples of SBHB edits from over the past month which I believe are representative of the style of humor and/or the views he holds regarding Arbcom and their biases and effectiveness.  I believe that these are all directly reflective of the type of thing that we see in the fake decision being promoted by the accounts listed above:

Those are from the past month or slightly less.  More can be easily made available upon request.


UPDATE I at 03:02PM – 24 August 2010:

To: GoRight
Date: Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 10:25 AM
Subject: Your message to arbcom-l awaits moderator approval

Your mail to ‘arbcom-l’ with the subject

I am concerned that recent SPI investigations may be aiding some
potential sock masters.

Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.

The reason it is being held:

Post by non-member to a members-only list

Either the message will get posted to the list, or you will receive
notification of the moderator’s decision.  If you would like to cancel
this posting, please visit the following URL:


UPDATE II from August 28, 2010 at 9:31 PM:

From: Carcharoth
To: GoRight
Date: Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: [arbcom-l] I am concerned that recent SPI investigations may be aiding some potential sock masters.


Apologies for the delay in replying. You would need to be unblocked
before filing that sockpuppet case. We don’t have the time or
resources to carry out SPI cases like that during an arbitration case
like this. The functionaries mailing list is the correct place to send
this, but they are unlikely to look at requests from a blocked user.


From: GoRight
To: Carcharoth
Date: Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 12:08 AM
Subject: Re: [arbcom-l] I am concerned that recent SPI investigations may be aiding some potential sock masters.

Very well.  Understood.  Thanks for your consideration.  I was just reporting my suspicions so my part is done.  This was not a request to be unblocked at this time but merely the act of a concerned (even if banned) community member.

Good luck with the arbitration case.  I can see you are all having lots of fun.  🙂





  1. Well, I emailed NewYorkBrad a while back to submit private email evidence about someone on “our side” but I received no response. If I’d said who the evidence pertained to or that it wasn’t against the AGW crowd then I’m sure I would’ve been asked for the evidence.

    From that little incident and the PD not showing the worst examples of behavior submitted to them on the evidence page it makes it seem like they are trying to go as easy as possible on the AGWers.

    As for that sock, I do remember what you are talking about, but I was thinking it was Guettarda since he kept on posting about it and complimenting the humor of it. He is not only arrogant and stupid, but obsessed enough to write something that lengthy.

  2. You misspelled “harvester.” Hope this helps.

  3. Corrected, thanks. This obviously explains why you weren’t immediately drawn and quartered. 🙂

    This reminded me that there was an update that I forgot to add to this item which has now been completed.

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