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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Jul 03, 2021 4:41 am

They really have no idea how stupid this looks.

Save the squibs about the fire for lower in the article, and STOP TRYING TO BE A NEWSPAPER. Because it is NOT A NEWSPAPER.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:14 pm

Steam (service), an article about a video-gaming online system, is now 262k bytes long. It is literally longer than the Jesus article. Longer than Muhammad. Twice as long as Bible. Almost twice as long as Constitution of the United States.

Video games are clearly more important to Wikipedians than "government" or "religion", or a long list of conventional encyclopedia subjects.

And who do you think is pwning this article? Take a wild guess. Go on.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Aug 05, 2021 7:34 pm

'WIKIPEDIA IS NOTNEWS", over and over they bleat (but only when it suits their immediate needs).

There's a newsy problem right now, with Greenville, California. Perhaps Wikipedia could be a little more "newsy".

Because Greenville was just obliterated by the Dixie fire. There ain't no Greenville to list useless old census records or (lol) climate data for.

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/n ... rush-town/
https://www.sfgate.com/california-wildf ... 365472.php
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:44 am

LOL AND TRIPLE LOL

It attracted an editwar:

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

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Post by ericbarbour » Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:02 pm

Have a big fat dose of unreadable long article AND a perfect example of Wikipedia trying to practice "social justice". Badly as usual. The presence of The Anome and Andy Mabbett in the early history are dead giveaways. Not sure anyone ever reads this pile of feces.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_P ... ce_scandal

The vast bulk of which was the work of this guy. He loves boats but nowadays seems to be even more obsessed with the post office scandal. Been grinding the hell out of it for the past few months.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jacksoncowes

And BTW, this shitty article was originally called "Horizon", after the crummy ICL-Fujitsu software system that caused the scandal. Yes kids: hundreds of UK Post Office employees had their lives ruined by bad software. Wikipedians are "experts" in this area, aren't they?

Said article was originally created by that noted high-quality nitwit Richard Symonds, who was desysopped and resigned from Wikimedia UK shortly thereafter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =654039489
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:26 pm

My comments about Greenville above?

The same goes for Grizzly Flats. Wiped out by the Caldor Fire, which nearly destroyed South Lake Tahoe and fried an outlying chunk of Meyers two days ago. The Meyers article still does not mention the fire.

Another place that was nearly ghost-towned: Phillips.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Sep 25, 2021 2:29 am

HEY ASSHOLES

FIX THIS


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hummer_H1

(Lol, they did---hours later. "VANDALISM IS FIXED INSTANTLY" IS A LIE.)
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Post by ericbarbour » Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:00 am

Look, I'm fully aware that the CableACE Awards were a bit of a joke, foisted upon itself by a developing cable-TV industry (because the Emmy Awards refused to recognize cable programming as "television"). No one looks good in this story. Because the ATAS eventually capitulated and gave cable shows Emmy awards, CableACE went away.

But the Wikipedia article is SHIT. CableACE Awards were given out from 1978 to 1997. Nineteen years. Hundreds of winners. Yet there's almost no detail in the WP article and there are sub-articles only for the LAST THREE YEARS of the awards. PATHETIC.

You can learn more about CableACE's history from the Tedium blog than you can from "The All Human Knowledge" thing. Wiki-fuckers.

Compare that to this.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Emmy_Awards

Even the shredded mess called IMDB has more information than Wikipedia.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by Jake Is A Sellout » Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:05 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:02 pm
Have a big fat dose of unreadable long article AND a perfect example of Wikipedia trying to practice "social justice". Badly as usual. The presence of The Anome and Andy Mabbett in the early history are dead giveaways. Not sure anyone ever reads this pile of feces.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_P ... ce_scandal

The vast bulk of which was the work of this guy. He loves boats but nowadays seems to be even more obsessed with the post office scandal. Been grinding the hell out of it for the past few months.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Jacksoncowes

And BTW, this shitty article was originally called "Horizon", after the crummy ICL-Fujitsu software system that caused the scandal. Yes kids: hundreds of UK Post Office employees had their lives ruined by bad software. Wikipedians are "experts" in this area, aren't they?

Said article was originally created by that noted high-quality nitwit Richard Symonds, who was desysopped and resigned from Wikimedia UK shortly thereafter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =654039489
You need a soul and a solid sense of morality to dedicate yourself to a task like that, and do it well.

Wikipedia editors just don't have it in them, and they have singularly failed to convince people like me, who do, that we would want to play any part in their fucked up project.

Can anyone seriously imagine an absolute scumbag like Beeblebrox even having any empathy for the people harmed in this scandal, let alone wanting to foster an environment where Wikipedia can play its part in properly addressing the injustice, without verging into activism?

Dream on. He's a piece of shit.

And it says everything about the people who call Wikipediocracy home, and those those run it, that their evident desire and indeed perhaps their natural instinct, is not to take a shovel to his head, but actually suck his dick.

This is how Wikipedia got where it is today. You can understand their failings, much of it is borne of the basic human failings after all, but it is less easy to understand the failings of alleged critics.

This is why someone like Jess Wade can do what she does, because Wikipediocracy doesn't cry foul and raise awareness, they laugh it off and cheer her on.

So what if Clarice Phelps never actually did what Wikipedia claims she did. Who cares if she hasn't actually got a notable first as a back woman in science. So what if Wikipedia probably only says that because a crime has been committed, it's a FACT now.

I mean, come on. The parallels between the how's and indeed whys of the way the government and Post Office fought to defend themselves here, and the way Wikipedia governing class and their Wikipediocracy enablers have fought to cover up the precise paper trail of how a claim Jess Wade initially sourced to Expert @ Twitter, and yet never actually appeared in print as promised, and then months later somehow got added back into Wikipedia with a "reliable source" to back it up, are clear and obvious.

That claim that Clarice Phelps has a notable first as a black woman scientist is a FACT now.

Just like it was a FACT, for so many years, that all these people in this scandal, were fraudsters.

You can ignore, bullshit, lie, sue, and generally try to cover your own asses, but as in all things, the truth always outs, eventually.

Some people don't just need to face serious consequences for their actions, they need to actually kill themselves. And even then, it probably won't redress the imbalance.

HTD.

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