“It doesn’t matter that Essjay lied to the New Yorker reporter about his credentials, making Wikipedia look good to the media – a matter Wales has known about for weeks. No mention of the dishonesty of using degree falsification to endorse Wikipedia in a letter to a professor. That’s lying to those outside The Family.
But he used his false credentials in content disputes. That’s serious! It’s an IN-WORLD offense! It’s inside The Family. “