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by Abd
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: CrowsNest on Reddit
Replies: 27
Views: 3766

Re: CrowsNest on Reddit

Wikiinaction has died , all of the moderators are defunct users and some admin has locked submissions. I guess I will have to take over the place, unless you want to, Eric. I saw the redditrequest. you got a response asking you do certain things. There were prior requests, and the only response was...
by Abd
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: CrowsNest on Reddit
Replies: 27
Views: 3766

CrowsNest on Reddit

u/JackTheJiller
(Someone please supply a URL to his Reddit profile, it is difficult for me with an iPhone)
by Abd
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We don't mind liars, as long as they are "on our side."
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: We don't mind liars, as long as they are "on our side."

I get asked how I am very often, and my standard answer, I don't need to think about it, is “Never been better,” with enthusiastic affect. Given that how we feel is programmable, this is an example of a statement that becomes true because declared. Then if appropriate, I will describe symptoms as fa...
by Abd
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We don't mind liars, as long as they are "on our side."
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: We don't mind liars, as long as they are "on our side."

Mirkin phases are about taboo topics. In Phase 1, a topic cannot be discussed in polite company. He gives historical examples. One of them, transition to phases 2 and 3 I witnessed: homosexuality. In phase 2, it becomes possible to discuss. In phase 1, bringing up the topic or commenting about it wi...
by Abd
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We don't mind liars, as long as they are "on our side."
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

Re: We don't mind liars, as long as they are "on our side."

We should care what you read and did not read? What did you think that meant? Who is "we"? This post, as was predictable, attracted the attention of the Vilignat. -- with his usual deceptions, that incorporate, as if fact, his twisted hatred and contempt. It varies in the depth of the deception. In ...
by Abd
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: We don't mind liars, as long as they are "on our side."
Replies: 8
Views: 2046

We don't mind liars, as long as they are "on our side."

"Our side" may be a simple general opinion, often some kind of hatred, formed from believing oft-repeated lies that will appeal, by design or otherwise, to knee-jerk impressions. The creators of "fake news" -- the real fake news, not professional journalism -- know this, and so do certain internet t...
by Abd
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: We have passed 1000 coronavirus deaths....
Replies: 17
Views: 4005

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

Fanatic. "The Chinese communist regime is entirely responsible for ..." Everything Bad . The example given: Chinese companies bought up health supplies (masks etc) early-on (January and February) and had them shipped back to China. Where there was an already-raging epidemic. That was a capitalist a...
by Abd
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Board maintenance pardon our dust
Replies: 42
Views: 9859

Re: Board maintenance pardon our dust

Same reasons I've stated before. No reason to restate now. Site management seems happy with the status quo. I don't expect anything to change, so I will continue to be an infrequent contributor. Do you care to post a link to what you stated before? Well, in many cases it was deleted or cut and merg...
by Abd
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: Patent troll sends stupid legal threat to WMF, lulz ensue
Replies: 1
Views: 1034

Re: Patent troll sends stupid legal threat to WMF, lulz ensue

Is it "stupid"? There is a reference to a patent case, though the defendant's name and therefore the case name has been mispelled. That case was resolved in 2018 and I could obtain case documents if anyone cares. If there is a reasonable case for patent infringement, the license fee suggested could ...
by Abd
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:30 am
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: 8
Views: 6683

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

There are some, ah, difficulties in this plan. First, how do you obtain the IP information for the user you want to target, and especially how do you obtain the user agent string? Easy to say to spoof it, but how do you get it in the first place? I know how one might. it's not necessarily reliable, ...