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by CMAwatch
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Bbb23 admin abuse
Replies: 227
Views: 29772

Bbb23's favourite music



He listens to it on his LG G5 mobile phone.
by CMAwatch
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Article “Criticism of Wikipedia” is write-protected!
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Article “Criticism of Wikipedia” is write-protected!

Dr Mario wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:31 pm
I'm most surprised they allow that article to stay up, and not delete it and pretend all is okey in jimbo land. :roll:
Otherwise, Streisand effect would cause people to copy-paste that article everywhere.
by CMAwatch
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on “Observations on Wikipedia behaviour” by Wolfgang Antandrus Mozart?
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

Essay by Antandrus Vivaldi got shared on YCombinator after June 2019 Tram crash

After the tram built in 2007 crashed in June 2019, Antandrus Vivaldi's work got published on YCombinator . Not sure whether there is a corelation, but it could be. The title claims it is from 2008, but actually it was created in 2006. This sharing on YCombinator lead to a significant peak in views, ...
by CMAwatch
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Bbb23 admin abuse
Replies: 227
Views: 29772

Re: Bbb23 admin abuse

Bet he makes a comeback to do some token admin functions just before his admin privileges expire. Have taken great delight in undoing some of his posts. What a tosser. Then we can expect him returning in June 2021. Or maybe a month earlier. That administrator privilege expiration was set up because...
by CMAwatch
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WMF bans more frequently than ever before.
Replies: 20
Views: 1756

King kong92: A failed comeback

King kong92 registered in 2006, at the age of 14, thus somewhat immature. They lasted 4 years on Wikipedia (with intermittent inactivities) until an indefinite block. Back then, in the 2000s (a.k.a. Wikipedia's Monobook years), sock puppeteering was not yet punished with indefinite blocks. Nine year...
by CMAwatch
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Kumioko's Korner
Topic: The Kumioko Review
Replies: 68
Views: 9790

5 October 2015

Today is the five-year anniversary of his community ban.

There was maybe some discussion page where he was re-blocked for merely replying to an administrator, but I am not sure.
by CMAwatch
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WMF bans more frequently than ever before.
Replies: 20
Views: 1756

The second WMF-banned Abd

A different, unrelated Abd got banned by the WMF.

https://meta.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Speci ... h/عبد_الله

عبد الله literally reads Abd Allah in Arabic. Not kidding.
by CMAwatch
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full list of WMF Wiki URLs by Guy Macon
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Full list of WMF Wiki URLs by Guy Macon

ericbarbour wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:52 pm
And I will bet that the vast majority of those URLs get little or no traffic every year.....
I think the lesser active half of the public WMF wikis are just stored on a single hard drive (+ backup) on the WMF data centers, and served by a single server computer.
by CMAwatch
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sanger's law, a.k.a. why criticism is banned.
Replies: 0
Views: 96

Sanger's law, a.k.a. why criticism is banned.

Side note: Thankfully, this forum was only down for minutes. I thought it would be a longer outage. From here : Sanger's Law states that online communities' cultures generally are established quickly and then become very resistant to change, because they are self-selecting. Those users who are attr...