The meatpuppeting attack to the LMO wikipedia - Corrective actions requested
I apologize, I know that Wikipedia is not a Forum (), but only now I have an idea clear enough of what happened in the LMO wiki. I also know that the word "meatpuppet" should be used with great care (). A related but incomplete RFC is here: ; it was originally a request to the stewards ("It needs an ONU observer on the LMO wikipedia").
In this RFC the word "meatpuppet" is used according the main definition given in the page ():
Editors of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia use "meat puppet" to deprecate contributions from a new community member if the new member was (allegedly) recruited by an existing member only to back up the recruiting member's position.
On the LMO wikipedia, in the days 2-4-5 december 2007, a lot of people accessed for the first time the LMO wiki, immediately or after few minutes voted 5 new administrators  and then disappeared. According to the cited definition, these voters should be considered meatpuppets. The 5 admins "elected" in that way were: Fabexplosive, Snowdog, Barbapedana, DracoRoboter and Remulazz.
In the following, the election of the 5 admins will be analyzed in detailed way and at the end, will be required/proposed corrective actions.
Analisys of the Fabexplosive's election
The election of Fabexplosive has already been analyzed here () and here (), so the details will not be repeated. The summary of the Fabexplosive's election to admin is as follow:
he has been candidate to admin after 3 edits  ;
on 2/4/5 dec 2007 the meatpuppets (as definition) voted him;
on 9 dec 2007 he had the admin rights, after about 20 edits.
He were not voted by the LMO community, but by people that came from away. Having accepted their votes and continuing to back up them, Fabexplosive should be considered a meatpuppeter.
Analisys of the Snowdog's election
The admin Snowdog was not elected by te community, but by people that came from away. Let we analyze the election of Snowdog, as we can see there: . The votes of 20 people on the total of 23 (87% of the votes) were as follow:
Balabiot -  - first edit on 10:06, 4 dic 2007, voted after 5 minutes
bramfab(=Barbapedana) - [] - first edit on 08:48, 3 dic 2007, voted after 1 day, 7 hours and 52 minutes
.snoopy. -  - his vote is his 4th edit and then disapeared
Nemo -  - first edit on 17:14, 4 dic 2007, voted after 38 minutes
M7 -  - his vote is his 3rd edit and then disapeared
Olando -  - first edit on 13:40, 5 dic 2007, voted immediately, WORLD RECORD and then disappeared
giacumìn - 9-dec 10:41 - 19th edit, 7th vote!  - his vote is his 6th edit
Civvi -  - first edit on 10:58, 5 dic 2007, voted after 03:36
Lusum -  - first edit on 20:34, 5 dic 2007, voted immediately and then disappeared
Kiado -  - first edit on 17:13, 5 dic 2007, voted after 04:02
Ripe -  - first edit on 20:31, 6 dic 2007, voted immediately and then disapeared
Loroli -  - first edit on 20:32, 6 dic 2007, voted immediately and then disapeared
Analisys of the Barbapedana's election
The admin Barbapedana was not elected by te community, but by people that came from away. Let we analyze the election of Barbapedana, as we can see there: . The votes of 11 people on the total of 13 (84% of the votes) were as follow:
Loroli -  - first edit on 20:32, 6 dic 2007, voted after 5 minutes
Ripe -  - first edit on 20:31, 6 dic 2007, voted after 12 minutes
giacumìn -  - his vote is his 20th edit, but is the 8th vote
Analisys of the DracoRoboter's, Remulazz's, Flavio05's and Kemmòtar election
Also DracoRoboter  and Remulazz  were elected in the same days, by the same people and in the same way as Fabexplosive, Snowdog and Barbapedana, but they already resigned from admins, so their election will not be analyzed. Anyway, they should be considered meatpuppeters (as definition). Remulazz, particularly, resigned a few hours after I criticized for the first time the election of Fabexplosive . Flavio05  and Kemmòtar  were only confirmed, they were already administrator, so the votes of the meatpuppets don't have any influence.
As demonstred, according to the main definition of "meatpuppet", in december 2007 happened a meatpuppet attack on the LMO wikipedia. The proposed/requested corrective actions are the following:
Fabexplosive is now trying to be elected bureaucrat on the lmo.wiki . For now he collected only 2 votes, from DracoRoboter and Remulazz, already involved in the meatpuppeting attack. I request that, if Fabexplosive will ask the bureaucrat rights, the bureaucrats rights will not be given to him, because he should be considered a meatpuppeter;
Being demonstrated that Fabexplosive were elected admin during a meatpuppeting attack, Fabexplosive should resigne from administrator;
Barbapedana. Does Barbapedana know that he was elected during a meatpuppeting attack? Barbapedana should resigne from administrator;
Snowdog. Does Snowdog know that he was elected during a meatpuppeting attack? Snowdog should resigne from administrator;
Nick1915. Till now, Nick1915 backed up the meatpuppets (as definition) and meatpuppeter. Nick1915 should follow better the Steward_policies, where it says "Stewards should always be neutral". Nick1915 should stop to back up the meatpuppets (as definition) and meatpuppeters.
About the "temporary sysop" Snowolf. Corrective action required
The user lmo:user:Snowolf required the "temporary sysop flag" on 9-dec-2007, writing "vorrei richiedere la flag temporanea di sysop qui su lmowiki per dare una mano nell'eliminazione in corso" (). Snowolf was appointed "temporary admin" on 12-dec-2007 (.
One of the meatpuppeters (as definition), Remulazz, greeted Snowolf as "capo" = "chief" (, "Salve capo. Volevo solo ringraziarti ...").
Corrective actions required/suggested:
Did Snowolf forget to leave the adminship? A "temporary flag" is granted only for the time required to do the work. The "elimination action" is finished many months ago, and Snowolf is inactive . Snowolf should leave the temporary adminship;
Does Snowolf know that the meatpuppeters considered him as "chief" ? Does Snowolf want to be a "meatpuppets chief"? Snowolf should resigne from administrator.
I have never been notified of this RfC before, not in 2008 nor since. I saw this only recently when it was linked as reason to oppose me during the steward elections. If the user would have notified me back in 2008 thru a simple email, I would have resigned my temporary sysop flag immediately, as it was no longer needed. I also don't think there's much to say about the joking remark made by Remulazz on my talk page so many years ago. As this section proposes as remedy only the removal of my sysop flag on lmowiki, I would ask that somebody mark it as closed given I haven't held such flag in over two years. SnowolfHow can I help? 17:59, 28 February 2012 (UTC)