Geolocation

This map plots suspected AP IP geolocation data. When it was compiled, there were many loosely suspected IP addresses from the RationalWiki Racialism article. Those show up in many different locations. There is a series of edits from Seoul Korea, with a likely user who is not AP. Zoom in on the map of England (where the “home” marker shows). There are two markers with that symbol, one is the apparent residence of the AP brothers, the other is the University of Roehampton, which AP was attending when the whole AP affair began in 2011. The edits strewn around the world will mostly be eliminated from this map …. they were only listed to see what IP might look like with non-AP users. None of those show up in the actual AP area. As well, the red icon with the X is an open proxy known to have been used by AP. Those locations are, of course, meaningless.

The original Anglo Pyramidologist study did not include anonymous (IP) editors, largely to avoid claims of privacy policy violations. However, suspected sock reports have often included IPs, and from block logs, it can sometimes be determined that they were block-evading socks. IP addresses are not persons, as such, and have no intrinsic right of privacy and may, through disruptive action, forfeit the special right granted in some terms of service.

This page includes IPs from the WMF study.

Abbreviations:

  • APG matches generally known AP location
  • OP identified or suspected on evidence as open proxy.
  • UID other location, possibly temporary open proxy or meat puppet — or independent user with coincident interest.

The WMF Study

The RationalWiki study: