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by Dysklyver
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: trout
Replies: 9
Views: 1621

Re: trout

There is no chance of Wikipedia being able to curate such a mass of mostly crappy pages. There are just about enough editors to keep an eye on a few thousand pages, tops. And as is frequently noted, this is not even enough to keep their Featured Articles up to date, let alone the entire encyclopedia...
by Dysklyver
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: "Quicksilver"
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

Re: "Quicksilver"

Post contains swearing and ranting throughout. Currently, for no good reason, wikipedia defines the way to combat this systemic gender bias as creating more articles about women. Wikipedia is terrible at this. I mean I have done my bit, which was to create a few (hundred) articles about important w...
by Dysklyver
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: How Wikipediocracy simply compounds victims suffering
Replies: 27
Views: 7570

Re: How Wikipediocracy simply compounds victims suffering

There's an old saying somewhere -- don't get mad, get even. Perhaps some site should start to compile techniques for socking, vandalism, suggestions for hoax articles, evading checkuser, good places to buy good-hand and admin accounts and so forth? I was mulling that over just today, as it happens....
by Dysklyver
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Wikipedia does not need you
Replies: 1
Views: 577

Re: Wikipedia does not need you

Yup, that sums it up quite well.
by Dysklyver
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Jbhunley
Replies: 6
Views: 1413

Re: Jbhunley

It would probably have been best if JBH hadn't joined in an off-wiki debate on his RfA. His doing so gives it a certain legitimacy it wouldn't have had otherwise. No one was bothered about my thread about Sro23 is running in RfA for example, but then Sro23 isn't on the forum so didn't comment on it....
by Dysklyver
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: EEng
Replies: 22
Views: 4586

Re: EEng

In case it's not immediately obvious EEng is a joker. How exactly he hasn't been permanently banned numerous times is incomprehensible. But somehow all the admins let him deface the admin noticeboards, vandalise talk pages, sock, encourage others to sock, pass off crappy GA's to get political DYK's ...
by Dysklyver
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: Posting traffic seems to be fading again
Replies: 10
Views: 2409

Re: Posting traffic seems to be fading again

Just popping in cause I was mentioned. I am undoubtedly a sock of... um... my foot. But seriously, I am an ephemeral Cornish lawyer posting here and there because IRC is not for me anymore. As far as moderation is concerned, there is little, none of my posts have ever been rejected. Who knows, I mig...
by Dysklyver
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Wikipedia killer
Replies: 36
Views: 6598

Re: The Wikipedia killer

Once someone said to me, how do you eat a mammoth? In slices. And that is where it went wrong with every study. Wikipedia as a reference work, encyclopedia doesn't exist. It's only a brand, a name, because as long there is no editorial office there is no consistency, and the different language vers...
by Dysklyver
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: The cowards of Wikipediocracy
Replies: 78
Views: 16328

Re: The cowards of Wikipediocracy

Verifying town/village/etc. articles is a largely thankless and usually fruitless task. There are lots of third world dumped-from-some-map or the like places which won't verify from the air, but it's usually impossible to delete them. Said in a thread discussing a case of a US place, where "du...