Vandalism to "prove something"

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Vandalism to "prove something"

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:25 pm

Not just our ordinary stupid teenager-posting-dicks vandalism.

For example, we have this, reverted in less than 60 seconds by ClueBot
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =937953213
which was thence posted on Facebook and lol
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Re: Vandalism to "prove something"

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:08 pm

How's this for stupid?

https://www.dailydot.com/layer8/senate- ... peachment/

Was "Flyboyrob2112" aka Bruce Halperin instab& for making bad Wiki-Publicity? What do you think?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Flyboyrob2112

Were the revisions deleted, because "DESTROY ALL EVIDENCE in spite of the Daily Dot story"? Hells skippy.
20:06, 31 January 2020 diff hist -413‎ User talk:Flyboyrob2112 ‎ (edit summary removed)
20:05, 31 January 2020 diff hist -3,976‎ United States Senate ‎ (edit summary removed) Tag: Undo
20:02, 31 January 2020 diff hist -3,976‎ United States Senate ‎ (edit summary removed) Tag: Undo
20:00, 31 January 2020 diff hist -3,976‎ United States Senate ‎ (edit summary removed) Tag: Undo
19:58, 31 January 2020 diff hist -3,976‎ United States Senate ‎ (edit summary removed) Tag: Undo

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Re: Vandalism to "prove something"

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:52 am

Found on Facebook:
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I went thru the Bloomberg article history. It's full of editwarring by Wp insiders like SPECIFICO, and with sock accounts that appear to be Bloomberg representatives (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... raoptimus1).

However: i could NOT find any trace of this probably-2019 userbox edit shown above. Oversighted?

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Re: Vandalism to "prove something"

Post by Abd » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:05 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:52 am
Found on Facebook:
hahabloomberg.jpg
I went thru the Bloomberg article history. It's full of editwarring by Wp insiders like SPECIFICO, and with sock accounts that appear to be Bloomberg representatives (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... raoptimus1).

However: i could NOT find any trace of this probably-2019 userbox edit shown above. Oversighted?
No. I looked at every edit from Feb 19 until I found it. Long term user, had to be autoconfirmed because of page protection, blocked indef for vandalism from this. No effing sense of humor. It lasted for three minutes.

There are ways to greatly increase the longevity of vandalism, but I'm not about to describe them. Don't put beans up your nose. I've never tried the methods, but I found quite old vandalism and looked at how it was created. Worse, in fact, is source misrepresentation that feeds common beliefs.

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Re: Vandalism to "prove something"

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:37 pm

what the hell is this?

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

(He's got a new restaurant. Look at the prices on the menu.)

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Re: Vandalism to "prove something"

Post by Abd » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:48 am

Back on the main point here, Wikipedia could easily have made it so that nobody would be fed a vandalized page who wasn't deliberately reviewing unaccepted revisions, but the community rejected flagged revisions. They could have made the encyclopedia truly reliable -- deeper then and at least as reliable as the Brittanica -- but . . . dumb won. Or what was it?

Who benefited from the Way it Went?

I'm working on the Esperanza document from your book, and it reminds me so much of how Wikipedia dysfunction was enforced, how massive inefficiency was "the way we do things," and structure that would have created responsibility was crushed as "bureaucracy."

They literally crushed Hope.

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Re: Vandalism to "prove something"

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:01 am

For the record, "gee bag" is extremely rude Irish slang but unknown anywhere else
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