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David Wainwright Gerard (also known as Red Drag Diva) is a senior bureaucratic fuck on TOW and sysadmin on RationalWiki who openly uses his real name on the site. David Gerard is meant to be an indication of just how serious Wikipedia is at becoming a well-known and respected encyclopaedia.
Gerard's favorite weapon is the Clue Stick, although you will never see him hit himself with it. He's an
over-50 over-60 bisexual polyamorous twatfenster goth from Western Australia, who speaks with a carefully cultivated faux-London accent, since he's lived in the UK for many years and fears being sent back to Ausfailia, where bogan prison and face-rapes await. Currently, he's on the waiting list for a vaginoplasty. And works for Dell UK as a minor server sysop.
- 1 About David Gerard
- 2 You know what's really scary?
- 3 Anti-$cientology
- 4 Virgin Killer
- 5 Checkuser and Oversight Revoked
- 6 Deep-cleaning of TOW userpage
- 7 Recent Activities
- 8 See Also
- 9 External Links
About David Gerard
- David Gerard banned a Utah ISP as an "open proxy used by WordBomb" indefinitely and eventually this got on the news. 
- David Gerard is the official TOW media spokesperson for the United Kingdom. And a shitty one at that.
- David Gerard swears like mad, goes on power trips, and brags about it, while complaining that others aren't civil enough.
- David Gerard is a senior administrator on unfunny joke site Uncyclopedia.
- David Gerard likes ED and all attack sites (except for the wussy Wikipedia Review).
- David Gerard has a girlfriend, Arkady, who he got pregnant, while married to another woman.
- David Gerard's (ex)wife Red Countess is disabled.
- David Gerard's (ex)wife has her own girlfriend.
- David Gerard is heavily interested in BDSM.
- David Gerard has his own web page full of freaky pictures - of himself.
- David Gerard calls his LJ a "Diary of an Information Technology call girl."
- David Gerard makes excuses to censor pages on TOW that differ from his own opinions.
- David Gerard was one of Wikipedia's first checkusers and oversighters, and is probably the worst abuser of these two functions in TOW history.
- David Gerard probably operates a bureaucrat-level sockpuppet called Maxim.
- "Red Drag Diva" is an anagram of "David Gerard".
- If David Gerard says you're not the founder of TOW, you're not the fucking founder (goodbye Ben Kovitz, nice knowing you).
- David Gerard claims to be a "psi vampire".
- He denies it, but it's almost certain he runs Lemonparty on a server he owns.
- David's wife, Redcountess, has left him and has returned to Australia forever. David then got engaged to Arkady.
- Oops, Arkady bailed on him. Back to the giant black dildo collection!
You know what's really scary?
All of this is absolutely true. It hasn't been altered for lulz. This is 100% actual factual truth. It doesn't need to be lullified. He really is a bisexual goth s&m freak with a disabled wife and furry girlfriend, and he got that girlfriend pregnant, while his wife has her own girlfriend. He really is a senior member of Wikipedia - the motherfucking UK media spokesperson and a Checkuser. He is meant to be respectable! He uses his real name in all of this. These are his real photos that he took himself, and has listed for public download. It is very difficult to find "normal" pictures of him - or Arkady - or "Red Countess" (his (ex)wife). It is just plain and simply impossible to make any fun of him any worse than this. What more could you say that isn't actually true already? David Gerard himself is disappointed that this article doesn't make fun of him more.
David Gerard migrated to TOW with a group of anti-Scientology buddies from alt.religion.scientology, notable Kelly Martin and Tony Sidaway who are both to a degree transexuals like David. It is unknown if David participates in the Project Chanology IRL protests but it would be a sad loss if he did not because his ugly-sex-vampire-like, mock Lucius Malfoy, dress-wear would make for memes better than gas mask girl.
Inevitably, David Gerard was in the lead on Virgin Killer, going onto the radio to protest at ISPs having the temerity to want to protect their customers from illegal child porn. "Wikipedia is not censored" he foamed.
Checkuser and Oversight Revoked
Gerard's CU and OS flags were yanked as a result of posting confidential communications on a public site, and making abusive Tweets and blog posts about Andrew Landeryou, a Wikipedia user and the subject of a BLP article. The Arbcommies posted an announcement about this and screwed up, and abused oversight to cover up its tracks. Here are the email and tweets, in case they get deleted. Oversight this, Arbcommies:
- The email
Mr Landeryou saw fit to send me a threat for this: Delivered-To: [email protected] Received: by 10.239.151.6 with SMTP id p6cs401193hbb; Fri, 27 Nov 2009 06:27:38 -0800 (PST) Return-Path: <[email protected]> Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of [email protected] designates 10.229.39.69 as permitted sender) client-ip=10.229.39.69; Authentication-Results: mr.google.com; spf=pass (google.com: domain of [email protected] designates 10.229.39.69 as permitted sender) [email protected]; dkim=pass [email protected] Received: from mr.google.com ([10.229.39.69]) by 10.229.39.69 with SMTP id f5mr129158qce.107.1259332057425 (num_hops = 1); Fri, 27 Nov 2009 06:27:37 -0800 (PST) DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; c=relaxed/relaxed; d=gmail.com; s=gamma; h=domainkey-signature:mime-version:sender:received:date :x-google-sender-auth:message-id:subject:from:to:content-type; bh=0G/XzHLlSo2SxTE1gp1Tl/TntKHZ7atJ1j9+z0HZb/s=; b=FcUJCtkfTqLtC0mkJIREVbSziuWOyrIFgpkZpx2ctXFSee0cuYlkYhK+6GWHwn7mxk fBP407ffpUin7OiLQScQuIMNl+hmxtnU5fCMxVY9+bHjQ2f0gY+hV86VJnhB7UYrkjE8 31uxhBtdTTurlqduNredG6vMOmqXWOmAc7/es= DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; c=nofws; d=gmail.com; s=gamma; h=mime-version:sender:date:x-google-sender-auth:message-id:subject :from:to:content-type; b=ADFGNwK9B+mwBMHcPg6+CRAIPz4tSQGAbhH5swQM6XaPC8LZ/lCFTJAcvRphM1WJln +xVXRJ4oI33RVWx8w/SsY0+qLkWmxeXg0z2a8+zHFiWqOEIgriFG5zhBXiJAZ+KkrqmS 8AtX0pozl7MCjoudYqcXmKZM/ZcaBtwgj7oyc= MIME-Version: 1.0 Sender: landery[email protected] Received: by 10.229.39.69 with SMTP id f5mr129158qce.107.1259332057419; Fri, 27 Nov 2009 06:27:37 -0800 (PST) Date: Sat, 28 Nov 2009 01:27:37 +1100 X-Google-Sender-Auth: 2eb9e638f8d73878 Message-ID: Subject: Twit From: Andrew Landeryou &[email protected];com> To: [email protected] Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=0016364275f7efd07804795b1708 --0016364275f7efd07804795b1708 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 [email protected] Mr Gerard, I am told you made reference to me in your musings on Twitter. I don't know you, would rather not have to become familiar with who you are and what on Earth possessed you to comment so freely about me or to edit Wikipedia to say absurd things about me. Your entitled to your opinion of me but I think it might be best for you to discuss claims you make about me with me first. If you don't, I'll promise to return the favour after an investigation into exactly what ails you. And that really would be a waste of time for me and a very unpleasant outcome for you, so I urge you to Twit more carefully in future. Yours sincerely Andrew Landeryou I look forward to an exchange involving pie charts. p.s.: if you don’t want your months-long-running Wikipedia shenanigans remembered, it helps not to have done them. Oops, too late.
- Abusive (now deleted) tweets from Gerard
# Andrew Landeryou appears to be a waste of skin. http://is.gd/54RL0 Please do forward. 12:42 PM Nov 27th from web # @jeamland mr landeryou has some history on wikipedia. (i did the sockpuppet investigation.) 4:09 PM Nov 26th from web in reply to jeamland # @davidgerard Mr. Landeryou has some history full stop. 4:10 PM Nov 26th from Tweetie in reply to davidgerard # According to Wikipedia (at least at the moment) Andrew Landeryou is the Premier of the USSR: http://bit.ly/77BEUC (specific revision linked) 4:07 PM Nov 26th from Tweetie
But Gerard did not delete all tweets related to Andrew Landeryou's Wikipedia abuse. He stubbornly refuses to delete this tweet:
Deep-cleaning of TOW userpage
Gerard sanitized his "bisexual-friendly" TOW user page in early January 2011 when Jimbo floated the idea of running for U.S. Senate (R-FL) 2012 - a plan
likely to sag which flopped faster than Carly Fiorina's failed attempt for the same in California and perhaps even faster than her plastic Barbie-doll tits. For this remarkable accomplishment, Gerard gets a wikicide honorable mention.
Unlike the stereotypical crazy old men of yore who would be content with yelling at children to get off their lawn and turn down their music, Gerard instead spends his twilight years snarking and sneering at the Millenial whippersnappers who disagree with him. With the icy grasp of Death growing nearer and nearer to the aging Gerard as each day passes, Gerard appears content with puttering around various wikis, reddit (and complaining about off-site), about GamerGate, attempting to recruit a new anti-Gamergate sperg to , on Twitter, and because someone wouldn't work on RationalWiki's outdated software, shilling his blogs, keeping the manchildren and autists of RationalWiki , and, disturbingly, .on
Considering his stance on the Virgin Killer incident, it is sadly not a surprise that Gerard would have continued to go to bat for pedophiles as the years went by. While the full extent of his pedophile apologia is unknown, observers have caught Gerard threatening users and using his position of power at RationalWiki in order to defend self-admitted pedophiles.
On November 19th, 2015, a RationalWiki user named Nicholas "Sarah" Nyberg, and tried to amend the article because, "You don't have to be a gator to see Nyberg's chatlogs are effing creepy." Tallulah soon encountered fierce resistance from Ryulong and Gerard (both of which on Twitter): they , on the Talk page and tried to invoke a Biographies of Living Persons policy, to keep the truth about Nyberg suppressed, threatened to and ban people for discussing Nyberg, for three months, and another user into silence.became disgusted at seeing RationalWiki's whitewashing of self-confessed pedophile
Despite Gerard's posturing, some of the user baseand Gerard was proven to be full of shit like usual. They unblocked Tallulah and continued to discuss pedophile Nick Nyberg until they .
Almost a month later, Ryulong had flounced, but his pedophile apologia remained in the articles. On December 16th, 2015, there was about how to deal with it. Since people were editing the GamerGate pages, Ryulong had returned and was continuing to . On the 18th, Gerard got butthurt and shut down discussions of Nyberg, and . Three users (Arcane, Aneris, and Seriously) who were critical of Nyberg, Ryulong, and Gerard also found themselves . While Aneris' account was eventually restored to normal, the other two to and these three were the only ones who ever reported it happening to them. With Gerard being the only one to have access at the database level, it seems likely he could have been so buttblasted that he did this to get revenge and jerk himself off to their frustration.
Another user called Banned main had left a on his own Talk page since Gerard had chimped out and protected the GamerGate pages. Gerard discovered this (or more likely was sent there by Ryulong) two days later and Banned main's comment, then and added as a new "Serious" reason to block someone on RationalWiki. The "inappropriate personal information" was links to Nyberg talking about little girls and his 8-year-old cousin (who he called his "lgf" or 'little girlfriend') in archived and evidence that Nyberg had panicked and made efforts to hide these logs once they were discovered.
Tallulah returned on January 11th, 2016 and tried again to change the article so it wasn't white knighting for a pedophile andwith her and quickly gave her a for edit warring against him. Tallulah returned the next day and in her user space in protest of the constant whitewashing and lying being done by Gerard and others to protect a pedophile.
- Arkady - Article on David Gerard's (ex)girlfriend
- Bureaucratic fucks - Gerard is the penultimate bureaucratic fuck, second only to The Jimbo himself
- Uncyclopedia - David Gerard's pet disinformation project/shit wiki
- Wikipedia - Where David Gerard is one of the senior players
- Ben Kovitz - Wikipedia's actual founder, who David Gerard managed to wipe off the face of the planet
- Larry Sanger - Thanks partly to David Gerard, was deleted as "co founder" of TOW
- Jimbo Wales - Who loves David Gerard, and the integrity he brings to the project
- RationalWiki - man likes his wikis
- David Gerard on TOW
- David Gerard's photo page
- David Gerard's group blog - Rocknerd: Not Dead
- David Gerard's Wikimedia blog - Diva de Jour
- David Gerard's Wikipedia mirror
- David Gerard on Wikipedia Review - somewhat more comprehensive coverage of him
- David Gerard, archived from Wikitruth
- - David Gerard's Live Journal
- David Gerard's (ex)wife's Wikipedia page
- David Gerard's (ex)wife (Red Countess)'s photo gallery
- David Gerard's (ex)wife's page
- - David Gerard's (ex)wife's Live Journal
- Arkady's Wikipedia page
- - David Gerard's girlfriend (Arkady)'s Live Journal
His (ex)wife's girlfriend
- Tis a mystery, perhaps his bf dumped David?
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