Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Tue May 12, 2020 4:36 am

I wonder if I should point out something I said to Graaf in an email:

Yanis Varoufakis has obviously been editing his own biography.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Yanisv
So have a long list of other Wiki-Assholes of various types. It was editwarred and dozens of edits were rev-deleted. And it has something to do with Vigilant, who might have been editing this article under one of his many sock accounts. See if you can find him....

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Sat May 16, 2020 1:32 am

This has that paid-editing, corporate-friendly aura we all know and "love".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoffman_Estates,_Illinois

Nowhere is there any mention of the corrupt history of Hoffman Estates.

https://www.propublica.org/article/sear ... ned#892864

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Post by ericbarbour » Wed May 20, 2020 9:04 pm

Large chunks of this were copied from some civic-booster source....and the crap was copied verbatim to a Wikia wiki, Infogalactic, etc. So many places that I can no longer find the original source.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midland,_Michigan

I suspect Mgreason might have been a major contributor--he runs a load of sockpuppets, and many of them are listed in the history here. Paid? Ask him!

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Tue May 26, 2020 12:01 am

Wonder what connection Rhinopias has to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, or to Julie Packard. Rhinopias took the aquarium's article from ~24k bytes to 100k bytes in 2017/18. And PWNS Packard's bio.

https://xtools.wmflabs.org/articleinfo/ ... ie_Packard

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