“All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only real crime is excessive Pride.”
The Outlaw has been on a quest this week, trying to get to the bottom of a mysterious event that occurred within this very site.
During the evening of the 15th of February, a number of articles and their associated comments were suddenly deleted, the reasons for which, have denied any attempt at a definitive explanation.
I am still at a loss as to how this site was able to be accessed, but as a result, the security has now been upgraded which will, I am assured – prevent a similar event happening again.
There were two articles deleted, one of which, ‘NO PRIDE’ was able to be saved from a backup and republished, but the other, ‘STERCUS LIBER’ which incidentally had something over 170 comments accompanying it, was not able to be retrieved as it was also deleted from the Google Cache.
The article, contained the usernames of a number of anonymous net users, who I had personal experience of them not being who they claimed they were.
The article had been on the Outlaw for more than a year previously, and only started attracting attention during November 2014, when more than one hundred and fifty comments were posted during a 24-hour period.
One of those commentators, ‘Thomas Pride’, who writes a satirical blog which concentrates mainly on ridiculing mainstream media Journalists and figures on the right of the political arena, made an initial comment where he claimed he felt ‘hurt’ as his name was not further up the list of names I had published.
In response, I moved his name closer to the top, but Pride continued posting an inordinate number of decidedly odd comments, which then attracted other comments from readers, one of whom revealed ‘Tom Pride’ as being a Julian Gilbert, who is currently living in Gdynia, Poland.
This had a strange effect on Pride, as he then appeared to descend into a state of complete panic, and began making the most bizarre allegations, one of which, was the claim that readers of this site were ‘trolling a victim of Jimmy Savile’.
Pride continually denied that he was Julian Gilbert, even though he had initially indicated where Gilbert’s’ Facebook account could be located, and he also stubbornly refused to acknowledge the evidence that he had himself, although inadvertently, indicated where his own identity could be revealed.
Ordinarily the Outlaw tries not to publish a large number of images, but in this instance it will make things much clearer and keep the word count down to a manageable level.
This is where Pride makes the initial allegation about Julian Gilbert being a 13-year old victim of Jimmy Savile, and also denies that it is in fact him, who is Julian Gilbert.
This is what you will see if you care to access the WIKIPEDIA entry for the group‘Bourbonese Qualk’.
This is the entry before it was edited, which clearly stated: ‘Gilbert concentrated on writing political satire under the pseudonym Thomas Pride.’
These are the page revision differences, which show along the top that it was edited from the IP location 188.8.131.52 and beneath that it gives the editors web address as *[http://tompride.wordpress.com/Gilbert’s Blog].
This shows exactly what was edited from the entry.
This is the location that is listed for that IP Address.
And this is Julian Gilbert’s Twitter profile which shows his location as ‘Gdynia, Poland’.
As I mentioned earlier, I have not been able to retrieve the complete article that was deleted, so I cannot state exactly how many times Tom Pride/Julian Gilbert commented – but what I was able to do, was access the Outlaw’s administrator log which shows 39 site visits from Poland that day, where ordinarily it gets no more than one or two at the most.
As Prides earlier comment stated that the readers of this site were in fact ‘trolling one of Jimmy Savile’s victims’, namely Julian Gilbert, why would Gilbert not have acknowledged this when he posted this message on his Facebook page the day after Savile died?
Even taking all of the above into account, I will not accuse Tom Pride/Julian Gilbert of being responsible for ‘Hacking’ the Outlaw to delete the posts I have discussed here, as I have no definitive proof of that.
What I can do however, is to highlight and present the evidence of his bizarre behaviour that day and his coincidental editing of a WIKIPEDIA page later that same day, that also happened to reveal his real identity.
I will also add that I do not believe for one minute the Outlaw is seen as any visible threat to British national security, so will not have attracted the attention of the security services, and nobody else who’s username was published in the deleted article has either commented here or contacted the Outlaw to complain, apart from Thomas Pride/Julian Gilbert.
Neither does it answer the questions as to why anyone would behave in such a bizarre manner, altering WIKIPEDIA pages in an attempt to hide his identity, and also making allegations of abuse by Jimmy Savile on a 13-year old child who appeared on his show in 1976.
In all probably, I may never get to the bottom of who was really responsible for nefariously entering this site and deleting the articles mentioned, so I can only speculate at best, and present what information I have been able to obtain for the reader to decide.