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by Abd
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Vandalism to "prove something"
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Vandalism to "prove something"

Back on the main point here, Wikipedia could easily have made it so that nobody would be fed a vandalized page who wasn't deliberately reviewing unaccepted revisions, but the community rejected flagged revisions. They could have made the encyclopedia truly reliable -- deeper then and at least as rel...
by Abd
Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Vandalism to "prove something"
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Vandalism to "prove something"

Found on Facebook: hahabloomberg.jpg I went thru the Bloomberg article history. It's full of editwarring by Wp insiders like SPECIFICO, and with sock accounts that appear to be Bloomberg representatives (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Melioraoptimus1). However: i could NOT ...
by Abd
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: "Where Wikipedia's editors are"
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: "Where Wikipedia's editors are"

Somewhere in the wilderness, a vilignat farted.
zzzt
by Abd
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: "Mad" Mike Hughes and the Wiki-ghouls
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: "Mad" Mike Hughes and the Wiki-ghouls

You are welcome. Hicks pretty much smoked himself to death in the span of a decade - his body was susceptible to cancer....some people seem to be able to smoke for decades without getting lung cancer, other people die young from it. It's not at all clear that his pancreatic cancer was a product of ...
by Abd
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: "Where Wikipedia's editors are"
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: "Where Wikipedia's editors are"

This is where the world goes when we care less about fact and more about what it "means," which is not fact, it's interpretation. "Fact patterns" are interpretive, but can be reported as fact, if care is exercised. That is, it is possible to collect fact in such a way as to provide neutral data for ...
by Abd
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: Midsize Jake
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Midsize Jake

Trollnames seem to be all the rage. Vilignat comes up with a new version of Abd with every post. EVilgent is accurate if we let gent just refer to a male asshole, an organ with no gender unless you wanna pretend. So what's useful for Jake? Undersize Jake? His whine about copyvio certainly is limp. T...
by Abd
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: "Mad" Mike Hughes and the Wiki-ghouls
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: "Mad" Mike Hughes and the Wiki-ghouls

Thanks for introducing me to Bill Hicks. I was almost totally media-isolated at that point.
by Abd
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: "Mad" Mike Hughes and the Wiki-ghouls
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: "Mad" Mike Hughes and the Wiki-ghouls

Rest in peace, Mad Mike. Dying for what you believe is not at all a bad way to go. Even if you are wrong. The tragedy for me is that it's easy to personally prove that the earth is round, and it's almost trivial these days, with cell phones. So did anyone engage with him, or did they just mock him? ...
by Abd
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: Midsize Jake
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Midsize Jake

And now for something completely different, or perhaps plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. Jake bloviated and trolled on WPO today, and it raised enough issues of interest to respond, something I'm not going to make a habit of, because DNFTT. Given the obvious conclusion of trollshitposting, h...
by Abd
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: 147.435 - The Repeater Beyond Human Comprehension
Replies: 19
Views: 3140

Re: 147.435 - The Repeater Beyond Human Comprehension

The above attracted the attention of the Grand Panjandrum, the Grand Troll behind the wannabe troll. Sticking to at-least-thin-relevance here: From his latest comment on their thread about ham radio that he's somehow managed to hijack into being about himself: Zoloft objected to "private" material b...