Wikipedia declares all-out war on GNAA
Article deleted following closely contested vote; GNAA president banned
St. Petersburg, FL (AP) -- In recent days, Wikipedia, which bills itself "the free encyclopedia that any monkey can edit", has greatly stepped up its offensive in its ongoing war with the Gay Nigger Association of America (GNAA). On November 26, 2006, Wikipedia user Voortle nominated the GNAA's article for deletion for the eighteenth time, citing the following reason: "The article does not cite any reliable secondary sources. Note, please don't close this early as we really should get a consensus and consider deleting this article, as it is unsourced." In addition, a large, gay pink tag was placed on top of the deletion discussion, warning that new and anonymous users' votes wouldn't count (Though Wikipedia denies that deletion discussions are votes, most international observers agree that they are de facto vote taking). Just 37 hours later, with the vote tally standing at 44-31 in favor of deletion, an administrator named Tawker closed the vote as "non sourcable and feeding the trolls", not only going directly against the nominator's request for time to establish a true consensus, but also clearly violating established Wikipedia policy requiring deletion discussions remain open for five business days. The GNAA article was soon after deleted. It is widely believed that Tawker violated policy so he could have the "honor" of deleting the GNAA article. Wikipedia has been at war with GNAA since 2003.
In a related move, long-standing Wikipedia editor Timecop has recently been banned from editing Wikipedia permanently. As Timecop is the president of the GNAA, it is widely believed that this move is a result of anti-GNAA sentiment in the Wikipedia community rather than a justifiable banning of a Wikipedia user. Supporters of the GNAA have pointed out that Timecop's first edit was September 27, 2004, making him a more established Wikipedia editor than most administrators. Ironically, one of Timecop's major contributions to the project was removing unsourced material on internet related topics (specifically, blogs). As Timecop's movement to remove such unsourced material gained widespread acceptance in the Wikipedia community, it eventually led to the deletion of his organization's article, and his own banishment from Wikipedia.
Wikipedia discussions on the deletion of the GNAA article and the banning of GNAA leadership from editing Wikipedia are ongoing.