Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Mon May 03, 2021 9:06 pm

Fanatical audiophile; fanatical fan of The Absolute Sound; or fanatical fan who was paid by The Absolute Sound and/or Oswald's Mill Audio to venerate them (badly) on Wikipedia? You tell me.

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

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Fri May 07, 2021 11:51 pm

I have never heard of this stupid gothy Canadian band. The article is 55k bytes plus an obsessive discography plus separate articles for each album--loads more content than is usual for an (obscure) stupid gothy Canadian band, regardless of how many albums they have put out.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birthday_Massacre

Show me their chart hits. Their industry awards. Their gold records. (You can't? Then how are they "notable"?)

Only noticed because of this fan/member/paid freak who has spent the past 13 years glorifying them.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:TBMforeverNowhere

Band members have unquestionably edited it. There may be other sock accounts in the history.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... aymassacre

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Mon May 17, 2021 2:17 am

Absolutely typical of what a music industry "minor figure" gets when they pay someone to sweeten their WP content. Note the amazing lack of references.

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

Created in 2012 by a questionable editor who likes to grind female-singer content. Ask him if he's paid. Ask him how much Kelly Rowland is paying him.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:EricEgo2012

Have some other "single purpose account things" and "professional reputation management" etc
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... lkbuddafly
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... 87.121.165
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... hazikanaan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... /Thinkzulu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ons/Erin93
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... Erickaamor

But also there is lulz
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... nnyherb101
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... enbuttcube
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ons/NeSims

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Sun May 30, 2021 3:51 am

Never heard of this guy--until a synth nerd mentioned him in a discussion. Note that this is NOT the notorious right-wing blogger, but a minor IT consultant in the UK. A VERY obscure computing figure. Except in his own enormous head.

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

And this is the sock account he used/paid/? to glorify himself in 2006.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ion~enwiki

Someone who loves him also used this IP address in Ruislip for a time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... .37.229.28

Even funnier. By 2007 it was more than 30,000 bytes long. A tedious, cringey, trivia-filled and self-fixated autobiography.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =130062924

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