We're being discussed on ANI. If that doesn't give you a nice fuzzy feeling, I don't know what will ;)

The IP is alleging undisclosed paid editors are accepting contracts solicited via Upwork to post the disclosed paid editor William Butler's drafts into Wikipedia main space, as a workaround to the fact no legit editors ever seem to want to help him earn his corn, leaving his drafts unaccepted for months at a time.

Wikitribune flopshow, backers rattled, punters leave.

The London-based WikiTribune's first “taster” article prompted such derision from supporters that some cancelled their monthly donations in protest. Readers complained that the article was littered with factual errors and incomprehensible sentences.

Simon Trew - "True heroes of Wikipedia"

Despite what Wikipedia may think, my real name is Simon Trew. I recommend that you do not make any slanderous or libellous remarks about me. Whether or not Wikipemedia thinks so, I will have your guts for garters.

Massive Undisclosed Paid Editing sockfarms on Wikipedia

Blocking doesn't really matter because they abandon the accounts anyway, and we're not able to construct an effective technical restriction because they just use open proxies or VPNs to get around them anyway. We need a new solution
Confronted with the statement of a Wikipedia editor reporting how to avoid being targeted by groups with a history of harassing Wikipedians, “when I'm reading Wikipediocracy or one of the Wikipedia criticism sites, because I know that they scoop up IP addresses, I use an IP obfuscator for that."

An expelled Wikipediocracy manager retorted,

Honeypots, venus flytraps : "Bear in mind that we assembled more than 350 profiles of Wikipedia insiders and had little difficulty finding the real identities of about 90% of them. Not only are they paranoid, they are incompetent. - Eric Barbour"

There is a notorious case in which one amateur crank frustrated a cabal of experts scientists trying to describe uranium trioxide. It’s a scholar's worst nightmare when : you discover your fellow editors are the bullies who used to gang up on you in sixth grade.

In multiple cases, Wikipedia contributors also described the threat of intimidation and harassment originating from organized groups whose members view doxxing Wikipedia administrators as a matter of policing the encyclopedia and providing a form of public service.[^]

It also emerges that Wikipedia has a hard time retaining experts to edit their articles. The site, with its ever-present manias for lists, has many scholars who have given up on the site, several more who are upset, and only a few who are happy with the status quo. The vandalism problem has received a lot of publicity, but that one’s actually fairly minor, or at least relatively fixable. More aggravating is “edit creep,” the gradual deterioration of a polished article by well-meaning but careless edits, and, even worse, “cranks,” which are classified with typical Wiki-precision as “parasites, scofflaws or insane.” And a crank can single-handedly destroy an article’s usefulness.