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by Qwerty
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: Various opinions on gun control
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: Various opinions on gun control

Well mam, that is just..... how shall I say it.....well, that is just your opinion man. That's an unfortunate response. You guys are just talking to each other all the time, when your mission is supposed to be reaching out to a world that doesn't really know what Wikipedia is about. How do you achi...
by Qwerty
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: Various opinions on gun control
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: Various opinions on gun control

It was a posting about weapons in Europe, and there is no democratic majority for free guns. And Wikipedia has every right to exist in a democracy as long they follow the (local) regulations in a strict way. And otherwise not. Tut tut. Burying someone else's edits, under specious pretexts, is very ...
by Qwerty
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: Various opinions on gun control
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: Various opinions on gun control

Democracy is all about trusting people to make informed choices, and guns being legal is not undemocratic. Drugs being illegal is undemocratic, and that funds and inspires much of the gangland culture that leads to insane shootings. So, the answer to the gun problem is pretty straightforward - legal...
by Qwerty
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Ten things you probably didn't know about Wikipedia
Replies: 27
Views: 8425

Re: Ten things you probably didn't know about Wikipedia

Re Graaf

You understand my English better than I understand your Dutch, so well done! I've got other things to be doing just now, but I am engaged in some serious task avoidance.
:P
by Qwerty
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 5
Views: 796

Re: Brexit

I fear Britain is a tad too late to recover its sense of national purpose. It has been almost completely ingested by one of those multi-national cohorts that suck the life out of diversity and democracy. If Britain were a wild environment, one of those natural systems we trip over a few miles outsid...
by Qwerty
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Ten things you probably didn't know about Wikipedia
Replies: 27
Views: 8425

Re: Ten things you probably didn't know about Wikipedia

Re Bilthom56 Wow, I don't want to trivialise the awful suffering here, but it really does show how easily Wikipedians verge towards becoming serial killers themselves. Maybe Spintendo thinks the free encyclopaedia is an end that justifies the means, or maybe it is another case of arsehole cruise con...
by Qwerty
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: The (new, straight-from-scratch) Trump thread
Replies: 255
Views: 29682

Re: The (new, straight-from-scratch) Trump thread

Trump's anti-Google campaign! This is a bus you guys should catch because it can be redirected against Wikipedia. If Google is anti-Trump, it is because Wikipedia is. Here for example: m Don't let your personal hatreds get in the way of your torpedoes. This is a chance to score a hit in the popular ...
by Qwerty
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: Zoloft steps down from moderating
Replies: 39
Views: 5816

Re: Zoloft steps down from moderating

So Zoloft is offt from moderating? I liked him. He was a gentleman. I speak in the past tense, as of someone departed, but he may have enterred on a new incarnation, where he could find God or something like that, in which case he has arrived, not gone. I haven't posted at Wikipediocracy for yonks, ...
by Qwerty
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Wikipedia, Thou art Villain!" says David Slater
Replies: 14
Views: 2244

Re: "Wikipedia, Thou art Villain!" says David Slater

There is a long tradition of animals and inanimate objects as defendants in law. Thus for example, even in classical Athens they had a specific court, the Prytaneion, where non-humans could be prosecuted, often for homicide. Such cases were quite common in ancient Greece and continued up through the...
by Qwerty
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: The (new, straight-from-scratch) Trump thread
Replies: 255
Views: 29682

Re: The (new, straight-from-scratch) Trump thread

The mosquitoes will probably weaken him enough for the crocs to get him, but he could still survive the swamp long enough to manage something of real value. He has come back from failures before. I think he is already reinvigorating politics. It's better than the Hilary Show. His stance against the ...