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by singora
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: News users soon to be permabarred from creating new articles
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

Re: News users soon to be permabarred from creating new arti

Correct, and I expect the little snots will fight over petty details for years to come.....as usual, all the worst people voted to support, and anyone with an opposing viewpoint (no matter how reasonable or well-defended) is being attacked by shitheads like Kudpung and Ballioni. That "discussi...
by singora
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Crap or questionable articles
Replies: 194
Views: 39361

Re: Crap or questionable articles

ericbarbour wrote:If you ever need to humiliate a Wikipedian with an example of bad writing:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_sport

That looks suspiciously like hoax.
by singora
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: Ever wondered about hapless nerd "Epicgenius"?
Replies: 12
Views: 2571

Re: Ever wondered about hapless nerd "Epicgenius"?

The photos in this article tell volumes about the sort of people generating WP content (and bureaucracy). Interesting. It's almost as if the photographer (who presumably was contracted by the NYT) has been told or asked to convey the message. It's a very subtle way to discredit a brand. Edit. Let m...
by singora
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Wikipedia's top Ten MegaSpastics
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

Re: Wikipedia's top Ten MegaSpastics

Spassky was a remarkable chess-player. Do you remember the time when an even more remarkable chess player opened with pawn to queen bishop four. And then it transposed into a Queen's Indian? Reykjavík, 1972. I checked out that game again a few months back. Art. Pure art. PS. Quick edit. It was game...
by singora
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Wikipedia's top Ten MegaSpastics
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

Re: Wikipedia's top Ten MegaSpastics

When I was a child, a very long time ago now, "spastic" was the common term for a person with what is now called "cerebral palsy", which is often a result of accident before or during birth. Using this outmoded term as an insult is contemptible. OK. All good. I'm probably not th...
by singora
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Wikipedia's top Ten MegaSpastics
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

Re: Wikipedia's top Ten MegaSpastics

Have you figured out yet why your list of ten best Wikipedians was misguided? Respectfully, I'd prefer not to argue. Let me add some more spastics to this important list. 1. NeliN . No comprehensive list of WikiSpastics would be complete without this tragic little loser. 2. Drmies . Our best friend...
by singora
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Wikipedians and their begging bowls
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: Wikipedians and their begging bowls

The key differences being, of course, is that the charity sector is heavily regulated, and if you don't like the way a particular organisation is run, it's almost certain there's another one doing the exact same thing. Not to mention all these other organisations, for all the waste and incompetence...
by singora
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Wikipedians and their begging bowls
Replies: 6
Views: 1352

Re: Wikipedians and their begging bowls

FWIW the WMF is little different from any number of nonprofits who have a good donation income--a great deal of it goes to waste. Wikimedians love to give themselves fat salaries, "honoraria", and money for plane tickets and lodging in distant countries for their endless meetings and &quo...
by singora
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Wikipedia's top Ten MegaSpastics
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

Wikipedia's top Ten MegaSpastics

Over on Wikipedia Review (now zapped) I ran a thread about Wikipedia's top ten MegaPedians. I recall including Ian Rose, Gerda, Brian Boulton, Cliftonian, Sarah (Slim virgin), Tony1 and Sturmvogel. Let's try a different angle -- why not compile a list of Wikipedia's biggest losers, most incompetent ...
by singora
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: NeilN: Another White-Washed Administrator
Replies: 16
Views: 3908

Re: NeilN: Another White-Washed Administrator

Updates I've started introducing this worthless failure, NeilN, to my son and his friends (all aged 13). I want them to see exactly what a born loser looks like, and the characteristics they exhibit. I start by asking what sort of successful man wants to be a volunteer moderator on a shitty website...