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by ericbarbour
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: Patent troll sends stupid legal threat to WMF, lulz ensue
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Patent troll sends stupid legal threat to WMF, lulz ensue

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200402/17061944228/predictive-text-patent-troll-tries-to-shakedown-wikipedia.shtml The PDF of the letter was posted on DocumentCloud for your amusement. (I guess!) Lolol: We recognize that WIKIPEDIA has several options for addressing WordLogic's infringement conce...
by ericbarbour
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: "Meet the Wikipedia editors fighting to keep coronavirus pages accurate"
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: "Meet the Wikipedia editors fighting to keep coronavirus pages accurate"

The joke continues. I warned you that many journalists love Wikipedia and are willing to give the WMF and its internal trolls "special treatment". This looks like a teen-magazine profile of Maher. She's a bit old to play this game. DISGUSTING. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/04/03/wikipe...
by ericbarbour
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:02 pm
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: 586

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

I am not sharing this to encourage you to actually do it. Please don't. Well.....you can say that, and it's not an unreasonable request..... but people do it routinely anyway. That G5 business exists because insiders use it to abuse/punish their opponents. Convinced of it. G5ing otherwise legitimat...
by ericbarbour
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible
Replies: 197
Views: 31950

Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Just FYI, someone called "lewishamilton" posted an item on the forum. And linked to their own company , which performs paid editing of Wikipedia. Juice correctly moved it to the holding pen. This is spam masquerading as "content discussion". I'd like very much to hear from this company about their o...
by ericbarbour
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible
Replies: 197
Views: 31950

Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Too damn obvious

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Junction
Joy Junction was founded by Dr. Jeremy Reynalds in 1986.[2]
Primary author?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... myReynalds
with "help" from
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... mplydesign
by ericbarbour
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: Catch-all Google thread
Replies: 13
Views: 1587

Re: Catch-all Google thread

Too hilarious to pass up: "How Google Ruined The Internet" https://www.superhighway98.com/google Remember that story about the Polish dentist who pulled out all of her ex-boyfriend's teeth in an act of revenge? It was complete and utter bullshit. 100% fabricated. No one knows who wrote it. Neverthel...
by ericbarbour
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: We have passed 1000 coronavirus deaths....
Replies: 9
Views: 224

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

April 3: 2935 deaths just in NYC alone, over 5k in the US. Running about a 5% fatality rate, as some medical authorities predicted weeks ago. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/03/new-york-gov-cuomo-says-state-saw-its-single-biggest-increase-in-coronavirus-deaths-yesterday.html And the Trumpies are blamin...
by ericbarbour
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:07 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: 97

Re: "Harper's Magazine" rambles about Maoism

“A revolution is not a dinner party” I beg your pardon, sir. Human beings tend to turn everything into a bitchy, gossipy dinner party. Mao's revolution was no different--it eliminated the remains of the Qing dynasty and the early ROC, and replaced them with bitchy little bureaucrats who kissed Mao's...
by ericbarbour
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: Vigilant!!!
Replies: 136
Views: 3661

Re: Vigilant!!!

Abd wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:10 pm
The Gnat has been quiet lately. Did someone step on his tiny wings?
Shhh, don't disturb him, he's sleeping....
by ericbarbour
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible
Replies: 197
Views: 31950

Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Richard_Epstein The editor "White whirlwind" removed all content sourced to a New Yorker interview where Epstein elaborated on his reckless coronavirus gibberish, which influenced the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The content is obvio...