Early last year, I tried to add a link to this site on the Door County article at Wikipedia.
It was promptly removed by Tbhotch, who declared that it was spam.
When I tried to discuss the matter with this person, pointing out that it was a historical website and NOT spam, Tbhotch changed his/her excuse for removing the link, complaining about such things as layout, wording, and other rather weak reasons to the point that it was quite clear that this person was grasping at straws to justify their abuse of the system in place on Wikipedia.
When I restored the link, Tbhotch again removed it - threatening to not only ban me, but would supposedly blacklist this website from search engines such as Google. It was clear that for some reason this person outright HATED 'FHODC', so it was thought best to just let it be and leave Tbhotch to his petty nature.
Unfortunately, such behavior on Wikipedia is not a rare occurrence. More often than not, when a newcomer or someone who is not in their core group makes an edit to either add information or correct outdated/incorrect information, the regulars will revert it while claiming it is either spam or vandalism (such as who is currently the mayor of Sturgeon Bay - they keep changing it back to Tom Vogle, how many elementary schools there are, and so forth).
Recently, while conducting a websearch to see where FHODC was being mentioned, I noticed that someone at Wikipedia was using a link to this website as a source for one of his edits. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Donlammers/Sandbox/List_of_former_zoos_and_aquariums
While it was one one of his own pages, I did not want to end up setting that Tbhotch person off and have this site supposedly blacklisted, so I asked Donlammers to please not mention this site on Wikipedia.
Please do not use my site as a reference on Wikipedia.
Seeing as the administrators known as OnePt618 and Tbhotch have classified my
historical website as spam among other things, I would appreciate it if you did not
list or mention it anywhere on wikipedia.
Donlammers response was - shall we say - typical of someone who thinks laws, rules, and policies apply to others but not them .
As far as I know this site is not banned on WikiPedia, it is a public web site, and I am not violating
copyright in any way by pointing to is. If you don't want people to see your site, you should not post
the information (or put it behind a password). When/if Wikipedia puts this site on the blacklist, I will
need to stop using it. In the meantime, I really don't care about the opinions of a couple of other
Don Lammers (talk) 12:43, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
FOR THE RECORD, those are the same excuses that I have seen people use when they are caught trying to sell other people's photos/art that they downloaded FOR FREE. It is also why I mark the photos you see used on this website - to prevent such profiteering by these unscrupulous leeches.
Yes, I know how this post sounds - but I am more than a little irritated by such double-standards. These type of people attempt to trample the freedom of others. They expect to special treatment while treating others like garbage, and think something is only wrong/illegal if you happen to be caught..
There is a special name for these type of people - ENTITLEMENT WHORES(please excuse my language ). And quite frankly I am not going to tolerate their abuses any longer. Which is why, for now at least, I have placed a special notice on the main page barring/banning the use of this site or any of it's contents on Wikipedia. And I would ask you who are reading this to help me impress upon them the fact that they need to change their attitude.