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Users retiring from Wikipedia

Post by CMAwatch » Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:03 am

I found something I would like to share:

This user retired due to deletionism. That's it.

Remember that some users have user boxes showing off they're deletionists!

Fine. Make a deletionist platform. But then, stop misleading advertising like
The sum of all knowledge
Utter bullshit, as long as they are infested with deletionism.

Also, zhis user edited Wikipedia for more than 10 years, then left over an absurd topic ban.
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Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:22 am
[Wikipedia is] a stupid video game, and the "encyclopedia" is an accidental byproduct.

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Re: Users retiring from Wikipedia

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:22 am

CMAwatch wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:03 am
Also, zhis user edited Wikipedia for more than 10 years, then left over an absurd topic ban.
The principles set up by Jimmy Wales count for nothing. If you disagree with the wrong people, however civil you are and even if you follow the recommended dispute resolution procedures exactly you can get banned. All editors are equal but some are more equal than others. I herby claim the silver medal in the fight for the original principles of Wikipedia.
I coulda told him this would happen. Because Wales said one thing, and turned right around and installed crazy people who cheerfully did something else. And still are today.

Uncounted thousands of early WP editors have quit for similar reasons. Try getting members of the "inner circle" to admit that. Because those are the bastards who have been chasing people like Hogbin away. A sociopath started it and gave adminship to a raft of other sociopaths.

It's a stupid video game, and the "encyclopedia" is an accidental byproduct.

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Prahlad Balaji's DOUBLE rage quit retirement

Post by CMAwatch » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:02 am

On September 9, administrator Sro23 (name suspiciously simular to you know who, but at least he uses the thank feature at all) imposed a 48-Hour partial block on a 2016-joined editor, ◊PRAHLADbalaji.

This block smashed his ego so much that he retired less than 3 days later.

Then he unretired after a few hours, and retired back again.

Record of the insanity:

https://archive.is/https://en.wikipedia ... lad_balaji

Must read essay: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Only/On_retiring
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ericbarbour wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:22 am
[Wikipedia is] a stupid video game, and the "encyclopedia" is an accidental byproduct.

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Re: Users retiring from Wikipedia

Post by Kumioko » Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:36 pm

I could list a lot that have retired, not all good ones either.

Two I like that left due to bullying directly related to my case:
- Rlevse
- tiptoey

1 that should have been banned.
- bbb23 (only useful thing he's done in a decade).
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Re: Users retiring from Wikipedia

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:27 pm

Kumioko wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:36 pm
Two I like that left due to bullying directly related to my case:
- Rlevse
- tiptoey
Ooh, I could say a few less-complementary things about Randy Everette and Tyler Van Wormer. But at this late date it's pointless. Turns out there are far worse admins in action today....so now I can only accuse Randy of being "a little weird".....and what he did was nothing compared to what his friends AND enemies did after he resigned in 2010. So much assholery....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... _talk_page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... ith_RLevse?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk ... vse_Affair

Remind me to tell you about Randy's friend sometime. Chris Fitch.

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Re: Users retiring from Wikipedia

Post by Kumioko » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:50 am

oh I'm sure.

In the case of Rlevse we were working closely on some projects on commons and when Michael Maggs decided to indef me without discussion, Rlevse never came back.

In the case of tiptoey, they asked Beeblebrox or Floquenbeam, I forget which, about my ban. They told them to F off, a couple weeks later, Tiptoey stopped editing.

Of course these are just 2 that directly interacted with me but there are loads more. In fact I would say most of the good editirs are gone. What we have left are mostly losers and shithheads.
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Re: Users retiring from Wikipedia

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:07 am

remember: the shitheads actually took over in 2007, about the time Essjay quit. By 2010 even Sue Gardner was complaining about the crazy deletionist admins and even-crazier robots. Not to mention the ingrained misogyny. It took them that long to make WP fully dysfunctional.
In the case of tiptoey, they asked Beeblebrox or Floquenbeam, i forget which, about my ban. They told them to F off, a couple weeks later, Tiptoey stopped editing.
Would love to know what happened there.

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Re: Users retiring from Wikipedia

Post by Kumioko » Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:35 am

To me it was mostly ok up until about 2014. That's when it really started to shift.
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Re: Users retiring from Wikipedia

Post by boredbird » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:34 pm

Kumioko wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:35 am
To me it was mostly ok up until about 2014. That's when it really started to shift.
You mean that's when you noticed it.

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Re: Users retiring from Wikipedia

Post by Kumioko » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:29 am

Well I didn't start editing until 2007 so I don't know what it was like before that.
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