|This person has Assburgers Syndrome, |
so you can't say anything bad! :-(
Be aware of that, you insensitive fuck.
Wim Crusio (born 20 December 1954 in Bergen op Zoom; legally Wilhelmus Elisabeth Crusio), currently mainly known by his Wikipedia pseudonym Randykitty, is the most recent incarnation of the Robert Clark Young (or Qworty) syndrome on Wikipedia. He was one of Wikipedia's most active self-promoters, having written machine translated autobiographies of himself in more than a dozen languages. Despite that, he has been made an admin and, in a qwortyesque hypocritical way, acts as the toughest guy in town against (other) autobiographers. On September 1, 2018 he blocked himself indefinitely and had his admin rights removed from his account. But later that year he asked to be unblocked and for the admin rights to be restored to his account. The first request was granted, so he's now active on Wikipedia again.
Wikipedia self promotion and assholery
Resident in France, he is a Dutch-born Assburger who has written autobiographies of himself in no less than 16 Wikipedia language editions (some of them are tagged as poor machine translations and are obviously written by someone who doesn't understand a single word of the language in question), deceptively (or so he thought) using multiple accounts, including "Crusio", "Guillaume2303", "Randykitty", "Oozepam" and "UB1Talence".
When he is not engaged in self-promotion, he acts as the archetypal Bureaucratic Fuck. He claims to be a scientist, but as he spends every waking moment promoting himself or being a total dick on Wikipedia, his science is probably of the low quality that is so typical of French science. Ironically, despite his rampant self-promotion, he oftens attempts to delete articles on others on grounds of lacking notability or petty rules. Like Robert Clark Young, he also often adds negative material to biographies of his IRL enemies.
According to a review at Wikipediocracy, Crusio uses Wikipedia as "a LinkedIn and free autobiography publisher", "to advertise ", "to attack people he doesn't like, such as the author of The Gene Illusion", and is otherwise a "category and template gnome of little real value to Wikipedia", concluding with the question "Apart from passing an RFA, how is Crusio different from Qworty?" The review also demonstrates how Crusio went to great lengths to disguise his sockpuppetry and self-promotion.
His life's work, his machine translated autobiography in the Danish Wikipedia, has received the following comment from a Danish speaker:
- The article is rife with errors basically in every single sentence, and absurd sentences like "Crusio gjort hans mester's grad..." or "støttet af en Alexander von Humboldt forskningsstipendiat" (sic!) really give it away as a machine translation where the culprit doesn't even have a rudimentary beginner's understanding of the language in question and has probably never seen a Danish sentence in all his life before making this machine translation using Google Translate.
Unsurprisingly, the autobiography is tagged as a machine translation.
In 2014, Crusio nominated himself as a Wikipedia admin. He disclosed at least one of his previous account(s) to ArbCom, which is what you're supposed to do if you want the previous account(s) to be kept private.  He did mention that he had other accounts in the past, but refused to tell their names and did also not mention the full extent of his alternate accounts, notably sockpuppets on other language versions used to write (often machine translated) autobiographies of himself. Most likely, Crusio still uses a multitude of sockpuppets. He also failed to mention the small issue of his 16 Wikipedia autobiographies, instead – like Robert Clark Young – portraying himself as tough on autobiographers. Anyway, he successfully became an admin, no surprise. He remained one until "permanently" retiring more than 4 years later, in September 2018.
—Wim Crusio, author of (often machine translated) Wikipedia autobiographies of himself in no less than 16 languages
—The hypocrisy of notorious autobiographer Wim Crusio continues – Crusio wrote and obsessively controls his own autobigraphy
—Notorious self-promoter and sockpuppeteer Wim Crusio knows no shame
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