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by Eric Corbett
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 886

Re: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't complain too much about Mr. Corbett---he's loads smarter than his usual gang of "enemies". Perhaps I should post the "Guerrilla Skeptics" material here again? Just for some yuks, since it's all a foregone conclusion by now.... A small reminder: https://web.randi.org/home/2017-jref-award And M...
by Eric Corbett
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 886

Re: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And a few old items about Randi I was saving: https://rense.com//general50/james.htm http://www.skepticalaboutskeptics.org/investigating-skeptics/whos-who-of-media-skeptics/james-randi/james-randis-foundation/ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/11270453/James-Randi-debunking-the-kin...
by Eric Corbett
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 886

Re: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, at least you are honest in playing the jerk, which fits everything I've read about you. You really shouldn't believe everything you read. 8-) And as I haven't edited Wikipedia for well over a year now, I hardly think I can be categorised as a "Wikipedian". You are perfectly entitled to disagr...
by Eric Corbett
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 886

Re: RIPPIN' SLIPPIN' BARG-A-DING-DONG, JAMES RANDI DIED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sad news. That he's dead or I have to rewrite/finish a blog post? You want to be sad about a death this year, David Graeber died on Septeber 2nd. He was the guy who gave us the term " Bullshit Jobs " and a book of the same title, also Debt: the first 5,000 years (2011) link here for a .pdf copy . H...
by Eric Corbett
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Easy way to rescue deleted articles?
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Easy way to rescue deleted articles?

I'd probably argue that most deleted articles deserved to have been deleted.

As do a great many that haven't been deleted.
by Eric Corbett
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: What's going on at WPU now?
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: What's going on at WPU now?

Most of the traffic on the forum (which is a fraction of what it was in 2014) consists of people like Poetguy, a few admins, Kumioko (when he's not banned), Eric Corbett (when he's not banned), Somey, Wee Billy, and a few others talking about trivia. And occasional fart-splosions from Vigilant. As ...
by Eric Corbett
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Crap or questionable articles
Replies: 217
Views: 48350

Re: Crap or questionable articles

Now I'm sure the two Hogan brothers are very decent people, but who is this "Matthew Hughes (Famous Software Engineer)"? Heh, and googling his name doesn't help -- there are scores of people with that name associated with IT somehow. Get used to this, I think it's becoming MORE commonplace and not ...
by Eric Corbett
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: The general Sarah Stierch thread
Replies: 8
Views: 1545

Re: The general Sarah Stierch thread

I was very struck by this keep vote, from an administrator:

"I have met Sarah and like her."
by Eric Corbett
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Full list of WMF Wiki URLs by Guy Macon
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: Full list of WMF Wiki URLs by Guy Macon

I wonder what definition of "language" the WMF uses?