What's going on at WPU now?

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Re: What's going on at WPU now?

Post by Cla68 » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:21 pm

After yesterday's expose' in Breitbart on Guy Chapman by TDA, out curiosity I searched for "Guy Chapman Wikipedia" in several search engines. On MSN and DuckDuckGo, the October Breitbart article on JzG was near the top of the results. In Google, no Breitbart articles showed up, because Google suppresses Breitbart and other conservative "news" sites.

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Re: What's going on at WPU now?

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:11 pm

Cla68 wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:21 pm
After yesterday's expose' in Breitbart on Guy Chapman by TDA, out curiosity I searched for "Guy Chapman Wikipedia" in several search engines. On MSN and DuckDuckGo, the October Breitbart article on JzG was near the top of the results. In Google, no Breitbart articles showed up, because Google suppresses Breitbart and other conservative "news" sites.
heh....not that Guy will care. Since the 1990s he has been a pure online troll/psychopath and nothing more. Since 2005 people have wanted him tossed out of WP, to no ultimate effect. He has cut back on his usual delete/ban/threaten pattern in the last couple of years. Hopefully he's getting tired of it all.

TDA has stuck Guy into Breitbart posts before which is partly why he's appearing in search engine results. That's all we can expect or hope for. Amusing as Breitbart comments can be, they ultimately have no effect elsewhere. But everybody uses search engines...

https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2021/01/ ... -opponent/

I'd like to know what the NedFausa mess was all about, too. Guy had his little wee-wee deep in it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:NedFausa

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Re: What's going on at WPU now?

Post by sashi » Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:11 pm

There've been a couple recent mentions in the press. (You've already mentioned the first one.)

As always, though, very little mention of TDA's articles.

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Re: What's going on at WPU now?

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:54 am

ha ha ha, the Alahverdian mess is quite lulzy. From Providence Journal:
Questions about the accuracy of Alahverdian’s Wikipedia page began a few months ago when the blog site Wikipediocracy — which says it exists to expose “the torrent of misinformation” in the popular online encyclopedia — noticed changes being made to Alahverdian’s page, says Wikipediocracy blog team member Michael Cockram.

Anyone can make edits on Wikipedia’s open site but they must use an account. Cockram, who lives in England, says what raised a red flag with his team members was that someone attempted to replace Alahvedian’s photograph with a photoshopped image of someone else.

Cockram says the attempt was made by someone using an account created by Alahverdian.

Other edits were also made from other accounts previously established by Alahverdian, Cockram says.

Alahverdian’s widow charges that Wikipediocracy members themselves made changes to her husband’s page, seeding the allegation “that they suspect he is not dead.”

She says they threatened to further smear her husband’s reputation with more bogus edits to the Wikipedia page unless the Alahverdian family paid extortion money in Bitcoin currency.

“First they claim my husband did all of these edits on Wikipedia himself,” she wrote, “then we receive extortion demands to stop the untrue edits and claims on Wikipedia.”

Cockram says those allegations are “frankly, [expletive] crazy and obviously untrue.”

Cockram says his Wikipediocracy team received a long email from someone purporting to be Alahverdian’s widow and a lawyer, but who they believe was Alahverdian himself.

“He is clearly desperate to get his Wiki article and all mentions of the fake death deleted at this point.”
You can tell who's who in the history, including the Wikipediocracy people. At one point this article was 71k bytes long.....this is exactly what you get when you allow random nut-cases to edit something.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... on=history

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Re: What's going on at WPU now?

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:02 am

And for the first time IN A YEAR, a new post went on their blog. Then Alahverdian-or-someone issued legal threats, they chickened out (buck buck buck!) and removed most of it. Wimps. Never EVER call them "journalists".

https://wikipediocracy.com/2021/01/06/t ... ank-story/

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Re: What's going on at WPU now?

Post by sashi » Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:23 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:02 am
And for the first time IN A YEAR, a new post went on their blog. Then Alahverdian-or-someone issued legal threats, they chickened out (buck buck buck!) and removed most of it. Wimps. Never EVER call them "journalists".
There's quite a bit under the google radar on this -- some of which may surface soon -- but yes, it does appear that some of the wikipocrats moonlight as "nocturnalists".

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Re: What's going on at WPU now?

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:16 am

BTW, Cockram = "Hillbillyholiday" who was deeply involved in the Daily Mail purge. Charming edit history (until he was permab& in August 2019). Angrily deleted anything referenced to a DM article, or any other reference he "did not like", snarled at people on talkpages, and did little else. You can decide if he's a "wikipedia critic of distinction". Blecch....

I'm guessing he's now the Wikipediocracy blog admin? And the only author? Sad!

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