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Re: Paid Editing

Postby ericbarbour » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:13 pm

Verrit isn't a land of happy campers apparently

https://www.wired.com/story/internet-week-136
The internet now has got Verrit,
A website of dubious merit.
It’s very pro-Hillary
And easy to pillory,
And Hillary hopes you will share it.


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... ed-failure
Thus there’s far less appetite among Democrats for the type of unsubtle propaganda that Verrit traffics. One can see it in the way Fox News trounces MSNBC in viewership: Republicans see Fox as the only news source they can trust in media landscape that does not align with their values. Democrats would rather just read the New York Times.


https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/ ... eak-c.html
Verrit cannot be real. Peter and Leela Daou, professional Clinton fans, launched a strange new site to praise Hillary and provide a safe space for her followers, and my God, it is everything you’d expect. After it was publicized, Verrit was immediately hacked. As it should have been. The break-in added a touch of gilding to an impossibly hilariously situation. Verrit is so empty, so vapid, I actually feel sorry for Hillary: whatever her crimes, surely she never deserved to have stans like the Daous on her conscience.
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Re: Paid Editing

Postby ericbarbour » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:42 pm

Here we go again with Wikimedians glorifying one of their friends. Sarah Stierch all over again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix%20Nartey

http://wikipediocracy.com/forum/viewtop ... =16&t=8607
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Re: Paid Editing

Postby ericbarbour » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:17 pm

Holy shitballs Batman, I wonder if Justinshu is a Conde Nast employee??
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Re: Paid Editing

Postby ericbarbour » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:14 pm

Snotty and hyper-popular food blogger Michelle Tam.

Almost entirely the work of Lemonewoks.

And just BTW: would anyone like to explain the article about Tam's book-publisher?
Founded in 1970 by Jim Andrews and John McMeel, AMU is renowned as the home of some of the most extraordinary and vibrant talents in American popular culture. Over the years, AMP has published the work of a remarkable roster of talent, much of which has also been distributed to newspapers by Universal Uclick and online through GoComics.
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Re: Paid Editing

Postby ericbarbour » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:38 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.408_Cheyenne_Tactical

You see any references in there?

Virtually all the work of a single editor who works on nothing but firearm articles, and not very well (his talkpage is unintentionally funny)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Francis_Flinch

He has also uploaded more than 1800 related images to Commons.
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Re: Paid Editing

Postby ericbarbour » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:05 pm

Found by Badmachine:

> remember Hal Sparks from Talk Soup? and later (you might not've
> watched) as Queer As Folk? dig the tag soup (rimshot) at the top of
> his article:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Sparks

And WP doesn't care because he's a minor tv actor who doesn't appear in nerdy shit like Star Trek or cartoons.

This is the paid editor. Turn him in if you want--no one else will.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... get=Geevie
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Re: Paid Editing

Postby ericbarbour » Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:35 pm

Morgan Marquis-Boire

The great bulk of which is the work of DoomCult, who did very little else on Wikipedia. And is unquestionably a sockpuppet used by either a paid editor, or a friend of his.

Only ran across this because Marquis-Boire had his ass handed to him recently, for being a bad boy
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/13/164 ... al-assault

Chances are pretty good that you can find a number of other IT industry manchildren being venerated by Wikipedia, esp. if they are screwed deeply into the free-software/free-internet/EFF scene. And I have no doubt some of them have been molesting women. And Wikipedia may or may NOT tell us the full story.
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Re: Paid Editing

Postby ericbarbour » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:42 pm

I wrote up the ugly story of Boris Malagurski back in 2015, and since then his article has only gotten worse. Longer, and worse--because the anti-Serbian editors have given up, and his personal sock UrbanVillager has pwned everything now.

Exactly the same thing is being done on his Serbian Wikipedia article.

But he was blocked on the Croatian Wikipedia in 2011, because "Wikipedia is not a place for propaganda. Boris Malagurski was permanently blocked on the wiki for some reason (I do not want to prejudge extremism because I was not involved in the case). His film (at least according to what he writes in a film article) is propaganda that has nothing to do with the brain, ie propaganda that in its allegedly condemned extremism conceals what actually happened, and is thus propaganda and at the same time an exemplary example of the same extremism that they should condemn. Extremism is not a wiki place. It can be written about it - but just so it is clearly condemned, and as far as I see extremism is even justified. So I pronounce a block of a month, and I warn that any further propagation of extremism will pull a permanent block. Speedy Gonsales 23:14, November 21, 2011 (CET)"

The asshole is successfully heeling parts of Wikipedia and no one cares.
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Re: Paid Editing

Postby ericbarbour » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:38 pm

Go ahead.

Ask Czar why he created an article about the utterly obscure blog manager Lockhart Steele.

I am a crowdfunded independent scholar. I maintain editorial independence and reject payments for advocacy.
Yeah, suuuure.

If you manage to get the nerd's attention, then you can also ask him why there is no mention of Steele's recent firing for sexual harassment on the job.....
https://www.thecut.com/2017/10/vox-medi ... nduct.html

(edit: oops lol: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =804987115)
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Re: Paid Editing

Postby ericbarbour » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:06 pm

Laura Kightlinger

has obviously been paying someone to edit her WP article. The paid editors are pretty damn obvious.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... SQ/Archive
All of the above are WP:SPA's tied to the Lavely & Singer law firm. They edit articles about individuals they claim to represent, typically with aggressive edit summaries claiming to remove defamatory/false/POV/unsourced content. Disagreements are usually followed with WP:PETTIFOGing ([1], [2], [3], [4], [5]). In the case of Laura Kightlinger, the accounts have been on a crusade to decrease the age of the subject. I've sourced the DOB to 1964, but the various accounts change it to 1969 ([6], [7], [8]) either without sources or citing IMDB (obviously not a RS).


And sometimes did it herself.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ightlinger

Big screech about it last month--not much was done far as I can tell:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... ightlinger
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