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by ericbarbour
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: They actually made a deal with the Daily Dot
Replies: 0
Views: 20

They actually made a deal with the Daily Dot

This had been mentioned before, but now it's appearing on the Dot's front page. And OF COURSE they used sock accounts on WP to take a few pokes at the subject. https://www.dailydot.com/irl/tenebrae-wikipedia-peppermint/ Yes, I will concur, Frank "Tenebrae" Lovece is a gigantic asshole. Long history ...
by ericbarbour
Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: Section 230 is in trouble -- at last !
Replies: 6
Views: 788

Re: Section 230 is in trouble -- at last !

Next Monday! Wacky fun! https://www.theverge.com/22302850/section-230-reform-internet-speech-moderation-platforms On Monday, March 1st, we’re holding an event on Section 230 and the future of tech regulation. After a keynote from Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), I’ll be sitting down with Wikimedia Foundat...
by ericbarbour
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible
Replies: 235
Views: 56580

Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

"Mike Stevens" sent me this garbage email TWICE today. They must be very desperate. Hello It's really important to understand the importance of online branding. What the internet speaks about you and your business is often considered the holy truth. Generating the right type and amount of exposure f...
by ericbarbour
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:25 am
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Does anyone remember SPUI?
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Does anyone remember SPUI?

Any insiders or longtime Wiki watchers will remember SPUI from the very early days. Real name Dan Moraseski, he was either ADHD or a truly dedicated troll.....people openly questioned his sanity, and whether he had gone off his meds or something. Arguments about him continued for years. His obsessio...
by ericbarbour
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: "Universal Code of Conduct"
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: "Universal Code of Conduct"

The can of worms that such a push would open, of course, is that Wikipedia editors are encouraged to remain anonymous. So, it would be impossible to know for certain that any editor who puts, "I'm an intersectional, transgender, feminist, non-binary, LGBT, person of color" on their userpage is real...
by ericbarbour
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Crap or questionable articles
Replies: 215
Views: 47645

Re: Crap or questionable articles

I don't make this shit up

(Also, the dumbfucks failed to add a more common meaning for TLB: Tractor/loader/backhoe--google it)
Screenshot_2021-02-22 TLB - Wikipedia.png
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by ericbarbour
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Jenyire2, Insane Wikipedian of the month (?)
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Jenyire2, Insane Wikipedian of the month (?)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jenyire2 All that blather about Sweden, yet her userpage looked VERY different when she created it in May 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Jenyire2&oldid=899075779 Later that day she was "proudly" from Malaysia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index...
by ericbarbour
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible
Replies: 235
Views: 56580

Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

"Masserati" lol. Another fine Wiki quotation to put on Jimbo's tombstone. He's gonna need a biiig one.
by ericbarbour
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eight admin accounts have reverted edits at the same time
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Eight admin accounts have reverted edits at the same time

I found the user accounts "Binksternet", "Mark in wiki", "Materialscientist", "Richard3120", ''Kellymoat", ''Jusdafax'', ''RoCo'' and ''Jim1138'' so far. Will continue to update once I find more. Just for info, we are very familiar with Binksternet and Materialscientist. The latter is one of the wo...
by ericbarbour
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eight admin accounts have reverted edits at the same time
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Eight admin accounts have reverted edits at the same time

Yes please---even if the diffs were oversighted, please give any details you have.