Greg Kohs moved to Florida.....

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Greg Kohs moved to Florida.....

Post by Strelnikov » Mon Jan 31, 2022 10:49 pm

....and Gender Desk was there: https://genderdesk.wordpress.com/2022/0 ... o-florida/

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It has been a long-standing joke on Wikipediocracy that the operation is run out of Greg Kohs’ “fetid basement.” There is even a photo of the place, which even now adorns the Wikipedia “basement” article.

Kohs’ schtick on Wikipediocracy was to be as obnoxious as possible, post as many sleazy pics of women in bikinis as possible, and try to set Jimmy Wales up as a villain, even though the guy has only been a figurehead on Wikipedia for years now. Logic was never a factor. The Kohs playbook was taken from Hoffer’s The True Believer, not Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals. He also liked to harass people on Wikipedia and then go back to Wikipediocracy and brag about it, like some little adolescent bully. You can see a few people on the internet still doing it, like Crowsnest and that Lupito guy on Sucks. They don’t have any internal compass, they just play to the stands. It’s funny maybe once or twice, to some people, but in the long run it’s a waste of time, and an appeal to the lowest possible intellect. They do not care about anyone else, they are attention seekers and show-offs. Most people can see through it.

Was there anyone who Kohs did not try to slime? In the end, you cannot trust anything people like this say, since they only say things for effect. They probably don’t even believe any of it themselves.

Kohs was no stranger to making fake claims. Who could forget his “grant proposal” on Meta, “Grants:IdeaLab/Impacts on lives of the banned,” complete with a troll avatar, which he went back to his blog and bragged about here: (archived). Just think what might have been accomplished with some actual concerted effort towards community grants, if Kohs had not been screaming for attention to line his own pockets. Does anyone really believe the WMF cannot afford to fund anything they want? Or that there was anything serious in Kohs’ proposal? You have to wonder how much he poisoned the well for serious proposals.

And then there was the time he tried to take down genderdesk. (See “Wikipediocracy takes no prisoners: Kohs fires off DMCA against Gender Desk“) WordPress does not take kindly to people who waste their time with false reports, so that one did not go anywhere.

Then there was the dildo thing. See “Greg Kohs trolls Zoe Quinn yet again“. Just ewww.
Still "Globally Banned" on Wikipedia for the high crime of journalism.

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Re: Greg Kohs moved to Florida.....

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Feb 01, 2022 9:55 am

Ah, Greg. He's still angry at me about.....something. But this claim that he "ran" Wikipediocracy, basement or not, is just a bit of Greggie's braggadocio getting the better of him. And being repeated by someone who should know better by now. I will continue to not take Genderdesk seriously--it's a "joe job" blog, spewing propaganda for insiders to warm their miserable fat asses.

MyWikiBiz is still operating. He successfully purged the spammers who were destroying it, but now it's a very quiet website.

Greg did one important thing: in 2013 he performed an analysis of 100 business-related articles and found that about half of them showed signs of paid editing. It's RAMPANT on English Wikipedia and they are still doing very goddamned little to curb it. Greg made some very trenchant comments about people like William Beutler, who has done a lot of paid editing and also drilled his way into the twisted little Wiki-Society, so they won't go around banning his sock accounts. I bet hiring Beutler is rather expensive.
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Re: Greg Kohs moved to Florida.....

Post by badmachine » Wed Feb 02, 2022 4:08 am

Strelnikov wrote:
Mon Jan 31, 2022 10:49 pm
It has been a long-standing joke on Wikipediocracy that the operation is run out of Greg Kohs’ “fetid basement.” There is even a photo of the place, which even now adorns the Wikipedia “basement” article.
yes but it was based on a comment from Prioryman. my memory is affected by disease but i seem to remember him [Prioryman] generally as a bad actor of some kind.

They do not care about anyone else, they are attention seekers and show-offs. Most people can see through it.
agreed
Then there was the dildo thing. See “Greg Kohs trolls Zoe Quinn yet again“. Just ewww.
harmless prankposting imo. also a Fleshlight is the opposite of a dildo. a dildo penetrates, a Fleshlight is penetrated. plus you can light up your balls and watch them bounce around for a while, if one is into sinning. :^)

(edited to clarify [Prioryman])
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Re: Greg Kohs moved to Florida.....

Post by ericbarbour » Fri Aug 19, 2022 6:57 pm

Amazing. For once, Vigilant justified his miserable existence.

While poking around on WPO for recent posts by Greg, I discovered this, which was barely noticed at the time (2019). The WPO "resident insiders" must have okayed this because anyone else who doxed Shimmin there would have been quickly tossed out by Wee Billy.

https://wikipediocracy.com/forum/viewto ... 38&t=10358
https://wikipediocracy.com/forum/viewto ... 14&t=10418

Vig doxes the notorious Demiurge1000 as Daniel Shimmin, an "old friend" of James Forrester. Which explains why Demiurge caused total chaos on Wikipedia from 2010 till his final sanfranban in 2014, which included pedophilic grooming activities. Forrester must have been protecting the little shit.
Only just caught up with this - Demiurge's identity wasnt a secret. He was globally banned a couple of months after a number of editors (who shall remain nameless *cough*) starting making complaints to the WMF and his local police station in tandem......
I do know when I asked an ex-arb member who I trust what they had heard, it was precisely zero. So I suspect it was getting squelched both by arbcom and the WMF at the time, and only when it threatened to get more public was action taken. The WMF as we know is a highly reactionary body.
Why is James Forrester still drawing a salary at the WMF? How much rotten shit has he done that we STILL don't know about?

(Insert snide comment about Forrester liking little boys here, if you wish. This isn't Encyclopedia Dramatica, so find some EVIDENCE before doing so. Evidence of pedophilia is always nice.)
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Re: Greg Kohs moved to Florida.....

Post by ericbarbour » Fri Aug 19, 2022 7:34 pm

Greg has been keeping a low profile on WPO lately. Most recent post was on 2 August. And he's still jeering at people, in this case deservedly.

https://wikipediocracy.com/forum/viewto ... 05#p314305

Which brings up this "Autobiographies" thread, which really should be both older and updated more often.

Plus this one about "unflattering portraits". There are plenty of shit photos on WP and Commons so it would be a rich source of mockery. Some talk about making it a blog post, but they never followed up. Why? That would have been great for the blog. Jake and Wee Billy dropped the ball again.....
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Re: Greg Kohs moved to Florida.....

Post by badmachine » Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:14 pm

Strelnikov wrote:
Mon Jan 31, 2022 10:49 pm
....and Gender Desk was there: https://genderdesk.wordpress.com/2022/0 ... o-florida/
she has gone from semi decent wikicritic to gargling the warcock of The Ukraine. :roll:
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