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by ericbarbour
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: WP Admin Floquenbeam
Replies: 21
Views: 6212

Re: WP Admin Floquenbeam seems to be mentally unbalanced

Oh, if only you could figure out more about both Floq and Rambling Man.....there's an ugly little story here that isn't being told, because their fellow Wikipedians would rather be tortured in a dungeon than to fink on some of their friends. Rambling Man has been up to some really outrageous activit...
by ericbarbour
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: Criticism of Libertarianism
Replies: 12
Views: 3614

Re: Criticism of Libertarianism

The question for us is what test this textbook and this course present to us. The very libertarian-friendly state of Arizona has a public university with a center funded by the Charles Koch Foundation that provides free-market ideology courses to high school students under the rubric of philosophy....
by ericbarbour
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible
Replies: 241
Views: 61651

Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

m Almost entirely the work of one Robinhaddad . Who? m Ali welcomes Dr. Lorenzo Cohen director of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson Cancer Center and his colleague Robin Haddad, doctoral candidate in health promotion and behavior science to discuss the direction of cancer treatment and...
by ericbarbour
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: "Cartoon cat’s gender identity launched a Wikipedia war"
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Re: "Cartoon cat’s gender identity launched a Wikipedia war"

Let me be clear, Garfield is not the beginning of newspaper cartoon badness; that started when the space for comics got smaller and smaller, and you saw a lot more of the three-panel gag strips, and many of them lasted long enough to become "zombie" strips where the creator handed it off ...
by ericbarbour
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily Mail
Replies: 10
Views: 3406

Re: Daily Mail hits back at Wikipedia/Wikimedia

(no wonder WMF's litigation is increasing exponentially) And you will NEVER read ANY serious discussion of this, anywhere online. Especially not on Wikimedia's websites. All you can find is this , which is pathetically incomplete. It's one of the happy little things Mike Godwin and Philippe Beaudet...
by ericbarbour
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: Boring...."Wikipedia bans the Daily Mail as a source"
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Re: Boring...."Wikipedia bans the Daily Mail as a source"

This is how Ed Buckner and I ultimately summarized it for the book notes. January 2017: Wikipedia editors voted to ban the Daily Mail as a source for the website in all but exceptional circumstances after deeming the news group “generally unreliable”. The absurdity was started by Hillbillyholiday, a...
by ericbarbour
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible
Replies: 241
Views: 61651

Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Is this Soham321 giving it to the man ? m Could be. And that reminds me: no one has "outed" El_C yet. If anyone here wants a "hobby" that would make a good time-waster. Now for something to really make you go "hmm": m Created on 29 March 2011 by a student editing WP fo...
by ericbarbour
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: The WO blog is now nearly moribund.....
Replies: 17
Views: 5724

Re: The WO blog is now nearly moribund.....

I think losing Hersch really hurt the blog. Indeed it did. Hersch ran the blog until 2015 and was responsible for getting new content (unless something "really embarrassed a Wikipedian", then it was disappeared by Zoloft). It was claimed that Hersch left because of something I said or did...
by ericbarbour
Fri Mar 03, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: "Cartoon cat’s gender identity launched a Wikipedia war"
Replies: 6
Views: 2047

Re: "Cartoon cat’s gender identity launched a Wikipedia war"

Of all the schlocky newspaper comic strips that sank the artform into tedium, I have to blame Garfield as the creator of a space for lazy crap like Dilbert , Baby Blues , Marvin , and the Garfield ripoff Heathcliff . The only good things that Garfield gave us were the Photoshop reworkings starting ...