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by ericbarbour
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wikipediot unwittingly reveals Wikipedia's danger to society in the Wikipedia community newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Wikipediot unwittingly reveals Wikipedia's danger to society in the Wikipedia community newsletter

To a non-retard, it might seem an obvious point to make, that a freely licensed image placed in a prominent location on a Wikipedia article, is going to get noticed and probably used by third parties. Millions of websites have been scraping images from WP since 2005 routinely, including commercial ...
by ericbarbour
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Crap or questionable articles
Replies: 229
Views: 53316

Re: Crap or questionable articles

by ericbarbour
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: I just got an indefinite block in retaliation for archiving an admin's warning on my talk page
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: I just got an indefinite block in retaliation for archiving an admin's warning on my talk page

seriously think you should back off. Not going to convince that freak you're "doing good work".
by ericbarbour
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:24 am
Forum: Beeblebrox
Topic: Beeblebrox claimed deletionists don't exist. On the same day, a deletionist had gone on a RAMPAGE.
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Beeblebrox claimed deletionists don't exist. On the same day, a deletionist had gone on a RAMPAGE.

Kumioko wrote:
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:34 pm
I actually met him once here in DC at Wikimania. I wish I'd had the foresight to get more info on him then.
Let me guess: completely boring nerdy middle-aged white guy? No wonder he's forgettable.
by ericbarbour
Sat Apr 24, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Primefac, or pridefuck?
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Primefac, or pridefuck?

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard&oldid=1019523922#Wikipedia:Requested_moves/Technical_requests As a minor note, had I meant to link to FORUMSHOP I would have done so, but I intentionally left it lower-case and un-linked because it is a request at a ...
by ericbarbour
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible
Replies: 241
Views: 61651

Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Excellent candidate for the mantle of "undeclared paid editor", does mostly corporate articles (and has Pudkung and David Goodman deleting said articles, check the talkpage).......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Kekoukele
by ericbarbour
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: Wikipediocracy sells out another serious critic
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Wikipediocracy sells out another serious critic

Kelly Martin says what needed to be said (and speaks for me so I don't have to log in there; to be jeered at by Vigina) This here is basically why I rarely participate here anymore. It's not why I stopped in the first place, that was different. But it's why I only occasionally (like, once every few ...
by ericbarbour
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: Soft-serve ice cream is TEH EBIL
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Soft-serve ice cream is TEH EBIL

and as long as we're talking about this....ask a Wikipedian why the Mister Softee article is such a mess. Paid editing would probably be a considerable help....
by ericbarbour
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: Soft-serve ice cream is TEH EBIL
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Soft-serve ice cream is TEH EBIL

I thought this was funny, even if it did come from WIRED and Steven Levy's egotistical Backchannel operation. Read it all. https://www.wired.com/story/they-hacked-mcdonalds-ice-cream-makers-started-cold-war/ For the record, soft serve ice cream machines are costly; difficult to maintain; difficult t...
by ericbarbour
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why did you stop editing Wikipedia?
Replies: 14
Views: 450

Re: Why did you stop editing Wikipedia?

Stop arguing and FIND SOME MORE DIRT TO POST. About Wikipedia, not each other.