So the backstage temper tantrums on JKR's wikipedia page by a particularly prolific GIT* editor who goes by the handle "Bastun" have become so disruptive that they have spilled over into the larger wikipedia editing community, concerns about Bastun's bullying tactics being elevated to the admin noticeboard. Bastun has been such a complete tool with their obsessive gendertrolling of other editors on the JKR page that their behavior is driving other editors away, and as a result this led to a proposal, via the admins noticeboard, to ban Bastun from editing trans related pages.
The editors initially voting to support the ban look mostly like normies who have been over on the JKR page just trying to maintain an editorial bar, and many clearly are loathe to be on the same side as us filthy radfems, but the aggressive behavior is escalating and becoming incredibly tiresome.
Of course a handful of clearly coordinated GITs stormed over from the JKR page and various interrelated transwiki pages to circlejerk about how poor poor Baston is being unfairly maligned and is clearly just a pure and innocent soul who is just a passionate defender of the faith /s.
One of these is another notorious GIT from the transwiki community, handle "Newimpartial", who proceeds to irritate the fuck out of everyone in the thread. Its interesting to watch the normie editors and admins get annoyed with the blatant badfaith arguing with this particular individual, who appears to have quite a history with several of them.
Eventually several admins weigh in (which is fairly rare, to get that many in one place at one time) and it becomes a meta conversation about the the ideological mob behavior that us ladies here at ovarit are oh so familar with. And here's where it gets really juicy... the admins rule on the side that discretionary sanctions can be applied to gendertrolls under the same code of conduct originally instituted for gamer gate trolls!!!!
That's right, looking at the overall tactics and strategies being deployed: the bullying, personal attacks, sock puppeting, the brigading... The admins equate it to the behavior of one of the most infamous troll attacks on wikipedia, and therefore falling under the set of rules created in the wake of gamergate to deal with similar trolling attacks in the future. Essentially admins can approach GITs like they would gamergate type trolls or any other swarm of various overeager edgelords.
I suspect that this decision will be greeted with great rending of clothes and gnashings of teeth over in la la genderland, and I am sure that it will be escalated to more wikipedia admins, for as we know GITs don't take kindly to being told "No". It will be interesting to watch their continued shenanigans. I strongly believe that they are their own worst enemies with this shit, and that the more they "share the good news" the more they alienate people and expose themselves as a cult.
Its quite a longhall discussion, and I am lucky to live with a longtime wikipedia editor who could help translate some of the wikipedia jargon for me, but it's definitely worth the time to unpack.
*GIT - Gender Identity Troll, It's my new personally preferred nomenclature as per the recent discussion about moving away from using TRA in regards to gender fanatics.