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February 24, 2007

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doug

all the libelous comments are still available, online. you cand find them by doing a search.

one particular blog, which I won't link to, because it's illegal to repeat libelous claims, has reposted the "meat" of the libelous statements.

epc

Rogers Cadenhead has blogged about the Zoeller suit here: http://www.cadenhead.org/workbench/news/3129/fuzzy-zoeller-sues-over-libelous-wikipedia

Judson

The other websites that picked up the information were almost certainly mirrors. There are a lot of sites that only mirror wikipedia, or format it differently (usually adding adds and other content). Answers.com is the most commonly known one, but there are hundreds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks )

Also, if something is libelous, or contains personally identifying information about people they can be removed from history by administrators. Logs of this are kept, and the logs are visible to anyone. The logs include which page was edited, why, and by whom.

Right now the article is semi-protected, meaning only people that have had accounts for over a few days can edit. There are somewhat labyrinthine levels of protection (and deletion of history), but that's a general overview :)

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