Bondage Porn Links Earn UK Wikipedia Charity Boss a Ban

By Gary Cutlack on at

The boss of charity Wikimedia UK, which distributes around £1m a year in donations received by the site, has been banned from editing articles, after controversially adding porn photos to listings and being rumbled using multiple accounts.

Ashley Van Haeften is the man who's been taking it all way too seriously, with his Wiki editing ban coming into place after he was discovered posting bondage images to the Wikimedia Commons library. Although his ban wasn't for uploading the weird porn itself, which is completely OK by Wiki rules, but was more for his reaction in to criticism of doing so and "numerous violations" of editing guidelines in his responses.

ArbCom, the illuminati council of senior Wiki members designed to help clear up disputes, found Van Haeften had mounted personal attacks on people, also adding links to porn featuring living artists to the site's listings. Even Jimmy Wales, the great boss of Wikipedia itself, has previously accused Van Haeften of making "false insinuations" through edits, so he's really running out of chums inside the enormous free directory. [Telegraph]

Image credit: Wikipedia, funnily enough