Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Nov 29, 2023 1:50 am

This person has a real hard-on for the Lawrence Berkeley Lab. Paid?

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... ientist999

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Dec 27, 2023 7:33 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internati ... sciousness

Is just too friendly and loving to be written by anyone other than members. Dozens, maybe hundreds, of them. ISKCON has produced a number of scandals in its long history but the few this article mentions get "kid glove" treatment.

If you're old enough you remember Hare Krishnas harassing people in US airports, train stations, and shopping malls in the 1970s and 80s. "Nice to know" they backed off on the hard-sell practices. (Still don't like them.)

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by Strelnikov » Thu Dec 28, 2023 9:44 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2023 7:33 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internati ... sciousness

Is just too friendly and loving to be written by anyone other than members. Dozens, maybe hundreds, of them. ISKCON has produced a number of scandals in its long history but the few this article mentions get "kid glove" treatment.

If you're old enough you remember Hare Krishnas harassing people in US airports, train stations, and shopping malls in the 1970s and 80s. "Nice to know" they backed off on the hard-sell practices. (Still don't like them.)
The book to read for all the scandals up to the late 1980s is Monkey on a Stick: Murder, Madness, and the Hare Krishnas by Lindsay Gruson and John Hubner. It came out in 1988, talks about the life and death of Swami A.C. Prabhupada, his successor, the Zone Gurus, and all the ugliness involved with taking 1960s-1970s middle class white people and making them live like 19th century Indian villagers. For more modern stuff, they have a subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/exHareKrishna/


(I want to tack on that I consider ISKCON to be a cult for people who want to be vegetables -- the amount of hard thought to stay a Hare Krishna is minimal. You don't have that striving to be Clear or to reach OT III like in Scientology; there are no levels, you just do the dead-end Hare Krishna jobs they assign you at the compound and live your fake Indian life.)
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by Bbb23sucks » Fri Dec 29, 2023 6:09 am

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

So many paid editors on this article, I can't even keep track!

See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AngelList (arguably even worse)
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by Bbb23sucks » Wed Jan 03, 2024 10:25 pm

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Jan 09, 2024 7:43 pm

An item I keep forgetting to post: Jim Steyer.

Amazing isn't it, how positive his bio is? Obviously paid-edited. Some banned sockpuppets. Heh.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jamal_Farmer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ons/GBDOxy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... .119.158.2

The presence of Patapsco913 in an article history is STILL a dead giveaway. Kooky Catholic, or professional paid editor using Catholicism as a cover? You tell me.

The Steyer brothers have had their noses buried up the asses of whatever convenient Clintons they can find for the past 20+ years. Remember that brother Tom ran for president as a Democrat--and failed horribly, yet remains a filthy-rich hedge fund asshole. Clinton suck-ups continue to receive favorable treatment on WP, Bill's little Epstein problem notwithstanding.
His former students include New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, and Chelsea Clinton, who he raved was such a “star student” that he hired her as a teaching assistant and research aide.[24]
But not everyone loves Jim Steyer......
https://www.techdirt.com/2024/01/08/lea ... -children/
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... zuckerberg

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Jan 31, 2024 9:04 am

Personally I don't think Ed Bolian is getting his money's worth.

Sea Cow obviously lives in Naperville, Illinois, fights with or sucks up to people on their talkpages, and could do better "work". Either a paid editor or a really crazy one, or both.

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by badmachine » Mon Feb 05, 2024 2:13 am

probably not paid, but almost certainly conflict of interest or deep state editing:

Dmytro Kozatskyi, known as the photographer from Azovstal with an unfortunate twitter history.

the nazi twitter stuff was first removed in December 2022 by Дмитро Козацький which roughly translates to Dmitro Kozatsky.

also in December 2022, Lenka:) attempted to remove it.

in December 2023, VeronicaPRV attempted to remove it.

the only people i could think of who would want to cover up this man's swastika tattoo, nazi pizzas, and 14/88 shirts would be Dmitri Kozatsky himself, his friends, ukraine withstanders, or perhaps the military industrial complex.

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:02 pm

badmachine wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2024 2:13 am
Dmytro Kozatskyi, known as the photographer from Azovstal with an unfortunate twitter history.
ANY subject relating to Azov Brigade attracts stupid editwarring of the expected kind. Slightly saner voices saying that Azov started out in 2014 as a gang of ultra-right football hooligan types but is now just another military brigade; and less sane voices constantly screaming "NAZINAZIHITLERHITLER". Bias is everywhere. The Azov talkpage archives are ugly in the extreme. I see very little "GOOD FAITH" in there.

It's funny to see Wiki people drooling and ranting that Azov has white-supremacist ties. Yet it is taking orders from a Jewish national president. Both countries in this war have serious problems with internal corruption and have committed war atrocities, AND have mismanaged it routinely. Try figuring that out from the ocean of shit on Wikipedia.

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by Bbb23sucks » Tue Feb 06, 2024 8:01 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:02 pm
Slightly saner voices saying that Azov started out in 2014 as a gang of ultra-right football hooligan types but is now just another military brigade; and less sane voices constantly screaming "NAZINAZIHITLERHITLER". Bias is everywhere. The Azov talkpage archives are ugly in the extreme. I see very little "GOOD FAITH" in there.
But that's what the Azov Nazis want people to believe. They know that they can't get wide support for their actual ideology in the West, but the second best thing is being white washed as just another military group in Ukraine, which thus mean they are supposedly fighting for "democracy" and "freedom".
ericbarbour wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2024 9:02 pm
It's funny to see Wiki people drooling and ranting that Azov has white-supremacist ties. Yet it is taking orders from a Jewish national president. Both countries in this war have serious problems with internal corruption and have committed war atrocities, AND have mismanaged it routinely. Try figuring that out from the ocean of shit on Wikipedia.
Just because the president is Jewish doesn't mean antisemitism is gone overnight. Obama was president but that doesn't mean racism and generational inequality disappeared overnight. Plus, it's not like all Jews are against Nazism are entirely incompatible. The Holocaust wouldn't have been nearly as bad without support from Zionist Jews.
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