|John from Idegon
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|Author:||CrowsNest [ Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:28 am ]|
|Post subject:||John from Idegon|
You say dumb shit like this, you're gonna get a spot on the wall.....
That rant was directed at BrownHairdGirl, who must be ever so pleased to be told she needs to ask the powerful and influential man (Drmies) for his permission before she can apply a Wikipedia guideline to what he has hanging in his locker.
Oh, and as usual, when a woman is edit warring over some lame shit on Wikipedia, she's being "passionate" and "obsessed" over her "busywork", and the man really has no choice but to break the same cast iron policy, as well as another one, the one that says don't personally attack your fellow editors, just so he can stop her enforcing her silly guideline.
He did it for the good of the readers. I hope you are grateful.
Naturally, not that it would excuse him even if he wasn't, but this male brained ape is clearly wrong on the substantive content issue too. As she had already pointed out to him, a list that is meant to be emptied of 100-150 items a day, which even he accepts is a a crucial maintenance task, has no business being permanently cluttered with a randomly changing number of entries that are there for no good reason at all (it would currently be around 50 if this guideline did not exist).
Making sure the menfolk can have a good laugh at work, and generally ensuring they have nice lockers, is by his own definition, not important. Certainly not important enough to edit war over the basic principle that it is supposedly vital to Wikipedia. If Drmies is such a big baby that he withdraws his labour if he is not first asked nicely if he wouldn't mind not defining himself as a "Wikipedia sex worker" after consensus has established that is a dumb thing for anyone to be doing (seriously, that is the specific dispute that triggered this bullshit), then let him quit.
But no. Drmies is a man. His feelings matter. He is doing important work. BrownHairedGirl is just a silly little girl, wasting her time on her silly work.
John did this for the readers. She needed to be told. She needed to be put in her place. He will drag her (by the hair, naturally) to a noticeboard to be topic banned from the area she is the recognised Wikipedia expert in, if she gives him any more of her back talk.
Welcome to Wikipedia. They're literally blind to who they are and what they do. You can tell them a thousand times, and Lord knows the world has tried, it won't sink in.
BrownHairedGirl has been subject to sexist abuse like this for years, which for all its sexism, is still just basically abuse. Theoretically prohibited attacks of a personal nature, the gendered overtones merely an accepted part of Wikipedia culture. Not for the first time, she rose to the bait, and got served with a double helping back.
It is understandable that she tries to fight these battles on her own. After all, who could should she possibly turn to for help? Which of her fellow Administrators. Maybe Drmies? He is, after all, regularly boastful about how he is a feminist and all. And powerful, as John says. Maybe she should turn to the other powerful women of Wikipedia for a bit of sisterly backup. Maybe Ealdgyth, Bishonen, or Opabina Regalis. Yeah, they'll show Drmies who is boss, his Wikipedia girlfriends.
He's the boss.
John from Idegon here, is obviously his loyal and humble servant. All very Medieval, is it not? John of Idegon more like.
On that note.....
Always good to know the proper form of address the men of Wikipedia wish to use. He goes by John in real life. Is that because his real name sounds a little less manly? Dwaine, for example?
Oh, and there's this......
What? You mean you didn't realise from the above heartfelt defence of all that is noble and right in the world of encyclopedia making, that this Knight of Wikipedia has a favourite railroad? Two, in fact.
Yeah, 'fraid so. This is Wikipedia. A place where a woman can't even be subjected to sexist abuse by real men, like steelworkers and shit. Was he ever even really a hotel manager? Could he have perhaps been their janitor, his wonderful story of the calendar in the locker having merely been overheard as workplace gossip, perhaps being embellished with a little fantasy role play of what he would do if he had real power over women in real life?
Oh wise and benevolent John of Idegon. Please drag me to your office and bestow your kind favours on me, your ever loyal hard working servant.
Wikipedia. It's all fucked up.
|Author:||CrowsNest [ Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:07 am ]|
|Post subject:||Re: John from Idegon|
Typical Wikipedia sexism. When confronted with his behaviour, he suddenly finds he has better things to do with his time than talk to the woman he has offended, and if she has a problem with him, it turns out she's the one who has to take him to a noticeboard. Fancy that.
He was so afraid of what she might do to him next, he could only dare to leave that up for half an hour......
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =874959393
Never has the phrase all mouth and no trousers been more apt.
|Author:||Graaf Statler [ Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:37 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Re: John from Idegon|
So! What a story! Well, that brown haird girl did in my opinion the only right thing, trowing that childish red cat in the trash. Away with it. Mies is swimming for years and years in the wiki sewer, bend often to please someone, that is complete clear to me, but she is my girl.
Almost arb, and a arb in the past! A professor, a sysop, give me a break!
|Author:||CrowsNest [ Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:07 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Re: John from Idegon|
Honestly, what an absolute utter prick this guy is......
That patronising pile of crap (replete with the usual alphabet soup) was posted to a user who is doing nothing more harmful to Wikipedia than trying to add details he knows about his town, to his town's article. Does it have a train service? Does it have a mall? Basic, obvious shit, that by rights should not still be missing from Wikipedia after NINETEEN YEARS of it masquerading as knowledge.
The conflict of interest this retard is referring to, is non-existent. He asks the user to assume good faith, when from his perspective, all they are doing is removing true information. This idiot's claim that basic shit like the absence of a train service is of course not likely to be challenged, since it is very fucking easily verified, and so no, it cannot legitimately just be yanked out pending verification. That extremely hostile approach is reserved for direct quotations and controversy. Rather than talking down (and talking bollocks) to this newcomer, they should be reading the fucking policies they linked but clearly don't understand. And when he has understood it, tell the other fucker he refers to, not to be so hostile with the revert button.
Classic example of why Wikipedia is a faillure. The established editors are absolute fucking assholes, and clueless with it. What on Earth do they think they're achieving? Other than power tripping. Why is he even watching this article if he has so little interest in retaining valid information on it? If he doesn't like polishing the worthwhile but otherwise not perfect addictions of newcomers, why the holy fuck is he even a Wikipedia editor? Prat.
Totally obvious why he saught out Drmies for help. He is exactly the Administrator you need when you want a newcomer to be threatened and intimidated, and have your hostile approach validated.
Clueless editing, clueless Administration. Dying encyclopedia.
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