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The Wikipedia community newsletter now officially needs a new Editor-In-Chief, after the acting one Bri decided to quit in the wake of the transphobia controversy.

https://www.wikipediasucks.co/forum/vie ... 8600#p8600

The other acting? "Co-" EiC Kudpung having of course already thrown Bri under the bus for it, having clarified in the process he had actually resigned ages ago, the staff list just hadn't been updated.

https://www.wikipediasucks.co/forum/vie ... 8531#p8531

In the wake of the controversy, with both of these clowns gone, we will either see the death of the SignPost (an outcome predicted many times by now), or a return to less controversial times, where they get back to being a simple newsletter, not a deliberately provocative platform trying to compete with, and in many ways beating, Wikipediocracy, in the self-harm game.

As such, I've started this new thread, for a potentially new era.

Let a line be drawn under the previous brief period of utterly inflammatory chaos, and the healing being.

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Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:37 am
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Smallbones seems to want the role of EiC, and with nobody else wanting it, it seems like he may get it.

On the transphobia controversy....
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There will be a full, unambiguous, unqualified apology to all who were offended.
We'll see.

Kudpung seems to think this will mean Smallbones has to spend less time in his other Wikipedia activities. Well, for one, the downside to that is what, exactly? And for two, since he's not a bitter old fuck, it seems he will find the time somehow, for the cause.

I for one certainly have a morbid interest in what he might do with the platform.


Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:34 am
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The dawn of a new era.....
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Smallbones, with the support of our EiC emeritus, is the consensus pick as EiC of The Signpost replacing Bri. I thank all of the editors involved in the discussion for their input. Chris Troutman (talk) 23:39, 16 March 2019 (UTC)
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Established editorial priorities for Volume 1:

A. An apology for all the transphobia

B. Special Report on the effects of discrimination against transgender people

C. The German blackout

D. Correction of the HuffPost piece exposing a disclosed paid editor

I am excited. :twisted:

Well, maybe for only half the issue. Then other half just sounds like standard Smallbones.


Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:36 pm
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... he_editors
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We do not believe that any Signpost editor or contributor intended to attack the transgender community.
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Not persuasive, given the implausibility of any other motive. I would genuinely love to see the argument that this shameful essay was somehow trying to achieve something else, something other than to dehumanise, denigrate and ostracize the intended targets (a specific subset of trans people with specific views about their identity and how Wikipedia should reflect it). He admitted himself, he had tried to educate them through a sober argument, it evidently wasn't having the effect Stanton wanted. So if he couldn't change their minds, then he could certainly make them feel unwelcome, and much worse besides.


Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:21 pm
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Well, he did it....
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We do not believe that any Signpost editor or contributor intended to attack the transgender community, but we also do not believe that our readers were wrong to complain about the column.
......he got that fence wedged right up his ass-crack.

Kudos for allowing this in the SignPost though.....
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Breitbart News – which is not considered to be a reliable source on Wikipedia – repeated much of Feinberg's story and added some Wikipedia-bashing. A follow-up, which was written by banned editor The Devil's Advocate, adds some interesting details and takes a run at another declared paid editor, WWB. Breitbart links are not allowed on Wikipedia, but Donald Trump, Jr. has thoughtfully provided a link on Twitter.
Last we forget, the short and ridiculous reign of Kudpung was a mere blip in The Signpost's recent history of being far more willing to air a more diverse range of critical voices of Wikipedia than the so called critic site Wikipediocracy, whose stock in trade is a pretty mainstream bunch of Wikipedia asshats whose general cowardice and laziness is evidenced by the fact they spend more time whining on Wikipediocracy than they ever have writing for The Signpost, even though all are privileged enough to still have that right.

How ironic that The Devil's Advocate gets a Breitbart piece on how easily Wikipedia is manipulated by even disclosed paid editors, mentioned in Wikipedia's own newsletter, at the same time as Wikipediocracy admits it didn't like the optics of allowing a banned Wikipedia editor write a blog for them on an equally touchy subject, so they no platformed the fucker.

C'est la vie. None of this is news, you just have to read this forum to know why Wikipediocracy does what it does. Such are the benefits of being truly independent. It takes more than just not sharing the same server. As The Signpost is showing, that is almost immaterial - Kudpung wanted to separate it from the WMF so he could lead an even more sheltered existence, shielded even from critics within the cult, never mind without. One could say that is why most of those who post on Wikipediocracy, post on Wikipediocracy.


Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:46 am
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The people working on the SignPost now certainly do seem to be a happy bunch of elves, I'll say that much for them.

It must be really doing Kudpung's nut in. :lol: :mrgreen: :oops:


Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:34 am
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