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by Abd
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We don't mind liars, as long as they are "on our side."
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: We don't mind liars, as long as they are "on our side."

We should care what you read and did not read? What did you think that meant? Who is "we"? This post, as was predictable, attracted the attention of the Vilignat. -- with his usual deceptions, that incorporate, as if fact, his twisted hatred and contempt. It varies in the depth of the deception. In ...
by Abd
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We don't mind liars, as long as they are "on our side."
Replies: 4
Views: 511

We don't mind liars, as long as they are "on our side."

"Our side" may be a simple general opinion, often some kind of hatred, formed from believing oft-repeated lies that will appeal, by design or otherwise, to knee-jerk impressions. The creators of "fake news" -- the real fake news, not professional journalism -- know this, and so do certain internet t...
by Abd
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: We have passed 1000 coronavirus deaths....
Replies: 17
Views: 951

Re: We have passed 1000 coronavirus deaths....

Fanatic. "The Chinese communist regime is entirely responsible for ..." Everything Bad . The example given: Chinese companies bought up health supplies (masks etc) early-on (January and February) and had them shipped back to China. Where there was an already-raging epidemic. That was a capitalist a...
by Abd
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Board maintenance pardon our dust
Replies: 42
Views: 2207

Re: Board maintenance pardon our dust

Same reasons I've stated before. No reason to restate now. Site management seems happy with the status quo. I don't expect anything to change, so I will continue to be an infrequent contributor. Do you care to post a link to what you stated before? Well, in many cases it was deleted or cut and merg...
by Abd
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: Patent troll sends stupid legal threat to WMF, lulz ensue
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Patent troll sends stupid legal threat to WMF, lulz ensue

Is it "stupid"? There is a reference to a patent case, though the defendant's name and therefore the case name has been mispelled. That case was resolved in 2018 and I could obtain case documents if anyone cares. If there is a reasonable case for patent infringement, the license fee suggested could ...
by Abd
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: G5'ing: How to get someone else's Wikipedia account blocked and all his articles deleted without direct account access!
Replies: 4
Views: 5419

Re: G5'ing: How to get someone else's Wikipedia account blocked and all his articles deleted without direct account acce

There are some, ah, difficulties in this plan. First, how do you obtain the IP information for the user you want to target, and especially how do you obtain the user agent string? Easy to say to spoof it, but how do you get it in the first place? I know how one might. it's not necessarily reliable, ...
by Abd
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Bbb23 admin abuse
Replies: 203
Views: 15757

Re: Bbb23 admin abuse

This is largely incoherent. On Reddit, by a throwaway account and then by the ViliGnat, of approving of Bbb23, which was simply not true. Bbb23 had clearly burned out, became over-attached to his activity and not responsive to the policy-based supervision of ArbCom. (I have pointed out that the stru...
by Abd
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: "Harper's Magazine" rambles about Maoism
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: "Harper's Magazine" rambles about Maoism

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wC10VWDTzmU Underneath all the useless bloody revolutions that just change the faces of those in power is natural human survival response, which includes tribalism and a search for someone to blame for whatever. We are capable of something more, and in collectivist t...
by Abd
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: 147.435 - The Repeater Beyond Human Comprehension
Replies: 21
Views: 3814

Re: 147.435 - The Repeater Beyond Human Comprehension

Some people imagine that their conclusions about others are facts, and assert them as such. They do this with public voice absent personal presence just as intensely as on web chat fora. We may tend to assume that the calmer and clearer voice is the sane one. Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe they are both cr...
by Abd
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?

RatWiki makes no pretense of neutrality. That article is quite decent compared to RatWiki normal. However, a genuine encyclopedic article would attribute a judgment like "conspiracy theory." No clue whose judgment it is, but the Rats, imagining themselves "rationalists," believe that all conspiracy ...