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in whose anatomy though? humans, mammals -- any others? -- Tarquin

The interesting thing about the "cache issue", Raul, is that, whatever caused it, it was not a remote cache issue - i.e., it was definately something going on at the Wikipedia end, not at the client end. How do I know this? I accessed the page some minutes after Mirv's edit, and I am quite certain that I haven't accessed a goatse-infested page, or any of the pages linked to that diagram image in a long, long time. (Months. Probably quite a few months.) In other words, there was no possibility whatever that it was either my browser cache or my firewall cache: it had to be a cache somewhere upstream, presumably somewhere in that vast complex of machines that serves the 'pedia.

Somehow, somewhere along the line, the Wikipedia servers are caching things they shouldn't be caching.

(None of this has any present relevance for this page, of course, but it's something that out to be noted just the same.) Tannin 09:56, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)

The problem was that someone vandalized Image:Male anatomy.png by (repeatedly) overwriting it with the goatse image. It has now been protected (and protecting an image means that no one, admin or otherwise, can overwrite it). However, I believe by the time you removed the image, the image page had already been reverted and protected, and what you were seeing was a cached version from one of the many Wikipedia squids (Wikipedia has *lots* of squids that do caching). →Raul654 10:45, Nov 6, 2004 (UTC)

Thankyou Raul. I has surmised that it was something of that general nature. Does this reveal a problem serious enough to require developer attention? I don't think so, but we might be wise to remember, in case of future vandalism of this kind, that the caches can still contain the image for a certain length of time, and act appropriately. Tannin 11:27, 6 Nov 2004 (UTC)

No connection with nihilism

I removed this contribution from User:Iconoclast: "ANUS is an anagram of the American Nihilist Underground Society " Another US high-school graduate who doesn't know his anagram from his elbow, as the saying goes. Consequently, one wonders at the understanding of nihilism in this case: there is no connection with nihilism, for a start. ANUS also stands for Another Nitwit User Surfaces... --Wetman 06:55, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

They're a band of internet trolls; an older version of the GNAA. Today marks their infiltration of Wikipedia, it seems: Check out the contributions of the users listed here ( (with the exception of Phthoggos, of course). I've already caught one them vandalising (see [1] ( They've been trying to add their links to as many articles as possible. It's sad, really. -- Hadal 06:59, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • I disagree: First of all, the "Another Nitwit User Surfaces" shows that Wetman cannot be considered an unbiased source, so what he say has to be disgarded in the name of objectivity. Second of all, a user searching for the Nihilist group may type "anus" but not know how to find the group's page: so I believe a disambiguation page should be created. It happens with bands all the time: see Behemoth and look at the top where it has alternate pages linking to it. I've never claimed that it has links to Nihilism, but it has links to an organization that shares it's name. Now, if the Nihilist organization cannot be linked from ANUS, then all pages such as the ones on Behemoth must be deleted as well. --Iconoclast 19:40, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)