Bass had briefly stepped in to deal with an issue brought to his attention by a troubled Wikipedia Admin who goes by the avatar name of FeloniousMonk. When the issue became too hot for Cary Bass to deal with, he bailed from the brouhaha, whereupon it was taken up by the fabled and legendary Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Wikimedia Foundation.
Late Tuesday night, and into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, I exchanged E-Mail with the Founder, who was seeking to placate FeloniousMonk by persuading me to remove from Wikiversity all links to learning resources currently residing on MoultonLava.
The ethical conundrum arose because some of the content of that E-Mail exchange included problematic content that Jimbo preferred no one else to see.
I initially consulted a trusted counselor (with whom I shared the traffic, and who also helped me craft my responses).
Several custodial admins have offered to intervene, provided I don't air the details here. So I am redacting the sensitive portions of this blog post to give them a chance to resolve the issue without a public spotlight.
What I am leaving in place here is a list of problematic pages on the English Wikipedia that Jimbo promised to look at.
At his request, I compiled this list of problematic BLPs (Biographies of Living Persons) and other assorted travesties propounded by the WikiClique on Intelligent Design ("IDCab" or ID Cabal), and transmitted it by E-Mail to Jimmy...
Rosalind Picard Biography, as I found it, exactly a year ago. It's still not fully cleaned up.
Affective Computing, which the IDCab trashed up in a childish act of revenge.
James Tour Biography, a similar battleground for accuracy, excellence, and ethics in online media.
David Berlinski Biography, an utter travesty if I ever saw one.
Guillermo Gonzalez Biography, another IDCcab hatchet job.
A Scientific Dissent From Darwinism, which I fear the IDCab will never bring into compliance with reasonable standards of objectivity and professionalism.
List of Signatories to the Scientific Dissent from Darwinism, which for two years contained libelous and defamatory claims about many scientists and academics whose names were emblazoned there.
Icons of Evolution, which can't even cite a bibliographic entry correctly without a protracted edit war on how best to write a hatchet job.
Moulton's User Page, which FeloniousMonk egregiously vandalized, necessitating an MfD by gobsmacked admins.
FeloniousMonk's scathing indictment of Moulton, which he and User:Filll cite in three administrative proceedings: RfAr/C68-FM-SV, RfAr#Moulton, and RfC/ID#Questions.
Filll's non-article space biographical sketch of me (referenced in WP:AN/Moulton)
IDCab's Spammish Inquisition of a year ago which Sam Korn (and others) found to be a sham.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
And so we temporarily suspend review of the underlying ethical conundrum, pending guidance and intervention from ethical custodial admins who are more astute in these delicate (and sometimes adversarial) discussions and negotiations.
I await their demonstration of ethical best practice for resolving this perplexing political dilemma and ethical conundrum.