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by sashi
Sun May 23, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: An interesting survey
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: An interesting survey

Just type it in SHOUTYCAPCASE in the usual way: WP:EPOCHTIMES

As for which survey JisaS is referring to, I'm not sure...
by sashi
Sat May 22, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Wikipedia martyr Guy Chapman continues to be an inflammtory wanker, Wikipedia's excuses remain the same....
Replies: 18
Views: 745

Major Pants & JzG

The culture of Wikipedia is fundamentally broken. It's bullies like Chapman who drive away people that actually want to build a encyclopedia. It gets so tedious dealing with loudmouths like him because you have to struggle over every word. Heh. Just for the record in response to pseudo-Jake above (...
by sashi
Sat May 22, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freenode, the WMF's favorite IRC system, is sold off
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Freenode, the WMF's favorite IRC system, is sold off

I thought I would ask why IRC was so important in the building of a knowledge source. Perhaps in time some brave soul will answer the question.
by sashi
Tue Apr 20, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: How Doniago got a perfectly productive editor expelled, for no good reason at all.
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: How Doniago got a perfectly productive editor expelled, for no good reason at all.

In fairness, wbm did -- indirectly mind you -- call into question the utility of the "we are the police" block, but as I recall it was Black Kite who told him it was neither here nor there whether the block was in fact worth making. Why can't Template:Infobox film be coded to ignore (and not display...
by sashi
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Brooklyn Center MN and Daunte Wright
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Brooklyn Center MN and Daunte Wright

Over and over people try to make it look like a violent police state I see all reference to the former city manager disappeared without a trace. You have to admit the story about the FBI paying rent to a Vegas developer for their digs in Brooklyn Center is odd... but is it "catalytic"? ( § ) I supp...
by sashi
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: What's going on at WPU now?
Replies: 16
Views: 2279

Re: What's going on at WPU now?

And for the first time IN A YEAR, a new post went on their blog. Then Alahverdian-or-someone issued legal threats, they chickened out (buck buck buck!) and removed most of it. Wimps. Never EVER call them "journalists". There's quite a bit under the google radar on this -- some of which may surface ...
by sashi
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: What's going on at WPU now?
Replies: 16
Views: 2279

Re: What's going on at WPU now?

There've been a couple recent mentions in the press. (You've already mentioned the first one.)

As always, though, very little mention of TDA's articles.
by sashi
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Transgender Criticism yields a non- NPOV Hissy Fit
Replies: 9
Views: 1035

Re: Transgender Criticism yields a non- NPOV Hissy Fit

Wikipedia's version of your "go for the jugular" is to create an entry about a person so that some anyone may later come discredit them by linking to four articles not mentioning them at all. Part of the recipe for maximum drama appears to be to redirect the entry about the controversial book to the...
by sashi
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Wiki-Army of Autism, Disability, and Mental Illness
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Wiki-Army

I wonder what the statistics would be for PTSD. (Did you just search the "user" namespace for your stats?)

Beware -- (per haps) -- the Wixycontin flush of pithy Wiki-kwikicism -- the OCD of the OED master-builders and assorted fits and misfits has been stuffed into legend ( too ) .