Craig Hubley (troll)
Craig Hubley is one of the more prolific known trolls. In the early days of Wikipedia, he was accused of being a trollherd, or possibly dozens or hundreds of anonymous trolls, all of whom seemed to follow Lee Daniel Crocker's Rules, refused to log in, and insisted that the word "troll" was a term of honour like other pejoratives applied to oppressed groups. Most used "troll" in usernames. It some of these followed a policy to neither confirm nor deny that they were Hubley if directly accused, thus spreading paranoia and doubt among the "Young Jacobins", or pre-ArbCom zealots, some of whom made quite absurd accusations. Among them, that Hubley had authored several thousand Wikipedia articles on a bizarre and unlikely range of topics. Less absurdly, that he authored most wiki best practice rules.
Some of these "trolls" also credited Hubley with codifying the trollish language, extending REST to inter-dissident communication against sysop vandalism and oppression. See dissensus and sociosemantic web, rhetoric seemingly propagated into the Consumerium project.
Hubley later sketched some laws of large public wiki and explained the tortoise technology theory of why wiki works, but is more notable for the Living Platform interface and open politics in force rules arising from experience with it and other works. Many works by Craig Hubley influenced this wiki including especially open politics in force, Efficient Politics, cognitive politics, open configuration, open project, five levels of intranet, six styles of capital, open party, and a list of better URI axioms than W3C's, before abandoning the term:URI axiom as hopelessly dogmatic. Some of this work influenced the W3C EIIF project and ICLEI efforts. See also democratic domain and the real web 3.0.
Hubley is involved in Efficient Civics Guild and speaks for that group publicly. His work was most influential on the real web 3.0, capital asset model (including natural capital, social capital, financial capital, infrastructural capital, individual capital, instructional capital), value reporting and value creation and value of life ratio, the green telecom example, align wiki to goal, information architecture (which he calls deep interaction design). Various essays appear at openpolitics.ca on this.
More practically, ECG supports electoral reform efforts, including the Vote Swap Canada project. The frustrated voter, voting system values and BSTV+C+L summarize some of Hubley's research in the field. His analysis of common law versus constitutional law approaches to libel argument in the context of Canadian libel laws led to a list, in Reynolds Revisited, of:
- operational interpretations of the ten Reynolds defense factors that made it robust and predictable to apply even given politics as usual
- ten rapid remedies gained by open politics in force-compliant wikis that would render objections to right to reply/right to refactor moot
- five reflective public risk management processes keeping domestic discourse domestic, protecting foreign dissidents, developing radical transparency as a discipline, teaching technologists to respect law, and social scientists to build experiments that let social media evolve rationally
These guidelines, Hubley claimed, would minimize operator liability from contentious topics and persons.
Most of Hubley's work centred on municipal government. He advocates incremental reforms and devolution of powers to as small a political unit as possible, as his work on resilient community and infra trades suggests. He also advocates local control of electric distribution and fibre optic net backbones , and is most often heard as a public speaker on these topics, or on rural public transit.
 not blogging
In blog bad, wiki good, he explains his reasons to prefer wiki to blogs (quote: thank you for not blogging). He did however write a series of articles critiquing the blog paradigm in his own blog.
 not publishing
In the 1980s and 1990s Hubley was active in the object-oriented, interaction design, Computers, Freedom and Privacy, social software and other academic discourses, but did not publish. He served twice as ACM SIGCHI Performance Chair, and gave formal presentations at SIGGRAPH, DARPA, and taught at many private companies. In 1994 he gave his first seminar on the use of the Internet for business, in Toronto.
In 1997, he gave his first seminar on Internet privacy. This work later informed open politics in force. He was very active in privacy issues especially framing political privacy issues at CFP2000. His position that a political party could be completely transparent led to the open party theory, and eventually to involvement in other projects.
He also wrote the 6C declaration and Living Platform in Practice, and as part of the Civic Efficiency Group, influenced some urban and infrastructure policies of the Canadian government, and wrote the words that developing nations insisted be included in the . The only verified depiction of Craig Hubley on the net. He has a public profile on linkedin.com but other biographies appear out of date. See a list of all mention of Craig Hubley in this wiki and his works in openpolitics.ca. He is notable for advising to Ignore Peak Oil, and, in the 1990s, to ignore Y2K. Hubley correctly predicted no serious ill effects would be experienced by organizations that did nothing. He shared this observation with the United Nations University on December 31, 1998, but did nothing else to spread it, considering the Y2K fraud to be inevitable given the pointy-haired boss syndrome.
Perhaps his most influential work was the codifying of issue/position/argument and other methods used in explicitly political public wikis and political initiatives that rely on them. Imagine Halifax was the most notable example. See category:IPA for more information on the TIPAESA and other related methods.
He appears to have been among the first to codify verb/noun/type, and probably was the first to codify frame/match/mediate, focus/frame/filter and other living ontology patterns. He hopes to evolve wiki with other eg:trolls perthe goal/mindset/transcend pattern, and eventually of course to transcend it to replace wiki itself with the Living Ontology Web.
His contributions to the profession include framing the key trade, ark trade, net trades and other infra trades in ways unlikely to change much over time. His very personal computer (anticipating keitai culture) and prediction and tech tree mapping work from the early 1990s helped define the green telecom mindset, applying green economics to reduce e-waste, create resilient homes and communities whose public services will not fail necessarily in a disaster.
He's been critical of technology-driven ontology like SKOS, formalized repute to track social capital and frames that deny nature's services as the actual source of value creation. He advocates a franchise model, with the state as master franchisor and nature itself as the brand.
 shares banking, projects, management links
From 2002 to 2007, Hubley shared links on various yahoogroups, of which the most important are openproject and openpolitics and biosecurity-bank and the-embodiment. Others seem to have died, but, early postings in biohazard-response, biosecurity and biosurety and biosafety contain some interesting material that attempts to reframe those concepts. After 2007 he began to focus on facebook to spread and share similar material, and only began to use Twitter in 2012, largely to discredit corrupt Canadian politicians. He often publishes open letters to politicians, usually sent to The Economist, NY Times, The Guardian or other major newspapers. Few are complimentary in tone, thus adding to trollish repute.
Rumours that Hubley does not exist are rampant in this wiki and elsewhere on the net. Hubley does not seem to mind, suggesting he may be an ECG grandmaster, concerned with work not his image. He was probably an influence on the emergence of trollish, troll-friendly wikis and wiki troll culture but will neither confirm nor deny this. He may at least have invented some of the words surrounding the phenomena, but they seem relatively generic.