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Wikipedians are crazy addicts 
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Just a couple of recent examples. I hope you have more, but if you can beat these for sheer fucked-upness, I will be impressed.

People like to claim there are more important things in life than Wikipedia. The Wikipedians even regularly remind each other of that obvious fact. When you see shit like this, you realise it really is only words to them, none of them really appreciate what they mean.

Addiction. It rots your brain.

Last month, a 61 year old Wikipedian dropped dead of a stroke. Contrary to reports, he was not a nice guy. They day before he died, he was doing the usual Wikipedia bullshit. He may have even been doing it from his hospital bed.

If you think for a second that news of this sort of thing happening to one of their own makes the Wikipedians sit up and reflect, to ask themselves what they're doing with their lives, if this is how they want to die and be remembered for, I would be interested to know if you have any examples. Because I don't think they do. I think they have absolutely no idea what this all looks like to normal people.

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First example is BullRangifer. I've covered him before here.....

https://www.wikipediasucks.co/forum/vie ... f=19&t=836

Apparently he was caught in the California wildfires......

20 November:
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I don't need the grief. I've got more than enough for several lifetimes. Right now nothing in life for many thousand people, my family included, is functioning normally, and won't for a very long time, maybe never. We're alive, barely. My memory is totally out of whack
13 December:
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Life's a bit of a mess right now, but we're alive.
14 December:
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Being homeless is a busy situation. Time flies with seeking aid, meeting appointments, and waiting in long, long lines. If this were a normal "lost their home in a fire" situation, we'd be able to buy another home quickly and get on with our lives. In this area there is absolutely nothing available. Dumping 45,000 plus people, within a few hours, into a city of 90,000, just doesn't work. Every single rental, home, and storage container was immediately taken, with most people left without proper shelter. Many have left the area to stay with family elsewhere, but many are forced by other circumstances to stay in the area. We are among those. It's more difficult for us. We're safe, warm, and okay for now. This nightmare will end someday.
So he's homeless, barely alive and in a nightmare. And yet in the last 45 days (November and December), he has edited for 35 of them. He has not taken more than two days off consecutively, and even then only twice.

As you might expect, much of that editing has focused on his usual activity, griefing on Trump, but rather disturbingly, he is all over the wildfire article, with a special interest of course, in Trump. The guy never really looked like he was a neutral editor at the best of times. The chances he is capable of adhering to the NPOV now, during this emotional turmoil, is next to nil.

Which all rather ignores the main issue. What the fuck is he doing even editing? Granted, his activity is way down, some days he only edits once, albeit this is down from a pretty low steady average of only thirteen edits per day.

But that's kind of the point. He is clearly thinking about Wikipedia. Every day. From his edit history, it is hard to even nail down exactly when he might have been fleeing for his life. Why?

Well, his reason is pretty fucked up......
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Editing here preserves my sanity.
(14 December)

If his areas of interest were out of the way, the rare oases of calm you can find in Wikipedia, usually because it is only you who cares about the topic, then you might understand. But they are not. He is in daily battle, in the most contentious area they have.

I hope he is not the responsible figure of the family. You would sympathise with the dependents if he was. And if he is not, if he were my responsibility and he was seemingly more concerned with playing on Wikipedia than in helping get done what needs to be done, I'd definitely start wondering if I really needed to be worrying about him at all.

Burnt out and barely alive. But still a Wikipedian. That Trumps even heroin, surely?

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Second example is The Rambling Man. He has recently had a death in the family, his Grandad, but he was more like a son to him, or so he claims. He still hasn't even been buried yet. As I've documented at length, there are really compelling reasons to believe this entire story is complete horseshit, made up only to get him out of a spot of wiki-trouble. If you're wondering who could do such a thing, he could.

But I'm going to add him here, because if this story is true, if this Grandad is really dead, then how The Rambling Man has reacted, is the surest sign yet of just how addictive Wikipedia is. His participation in Wikipedia has barely skipped a beat. He has edited every day, even when he was supposedly going through his stuff.

Full details from here onwards.....

https://www.wikipediasucks.co/forum/vie ... 7193#p7193

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There are other obvious examples of Wikipedians editing when they really shouldn't but obviously can't stop. The seriously ill (to take their minds off their chronic pain of even impending death), including the seriously mentally ill (to do whatever they need to do to cope). Out of respect, I'll not add them here.


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We should report Wikipedia to the DEA and get it designated as a narcotic. :twisted:
Still, it is very addictive to a certain type of person, and I should know because I am definitely one of them.

He says, 28,000 edits and 1000 article later... :?

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You jest, but if gaming disorder can be officially recognised......


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You jest, but if gaming disorder can be officially recognised......

It really should be, people are kidding themselves if they think it isn't just as addictive and damaging as drugs.

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My edits had been declining throughout the last month and before because unfortunately I was getting quiet busy in Real Life, I am on a crew team and once our race season started earlier in the year, I unfortunately had less time to devote to Wikipedia than I wanted due to the increased practices and races, but being that my last race was last weekend and I have no more practices for a while, I should have lots more time to spend editing Wikipedia and getting back to what I love to do :). I hope that this answers your question and if you would like a clarification, please feel free to ask :). All the Best, Mifter (talk) 00:40, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
Can anyone here get into the mindset of someone who would rather edit Wikipedia than be part of a racing pit crew?

What a fucking loser. Definitely a crazy addict.

The only content on his user page is a call for visitors to "never forget 9/11" and a related image.

Doesn't that just project an image of mental stability?


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Can anyone here get into the mindset of someone who would rather edit Wikipedia than be part of a racing pit crew?

:mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

No.

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Graaf Statler wrote:
CrowsNest wrote:
Can anyone here get into the mindset of someone who would rather edit Wikipedia than be part of a racing pit crew?

:mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mrgreen:

No.


:geek: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :geek:

"Yes", said the green geek.

(I know a guy who does this, he works intense hours during rally season.)


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On a hobby level it was real great fun, I have been a rally mechanic. Changing a gearbox in 30 minutes, repeating brakes in no time and damage of a crash, no, it was absolute fun.
And about Wikipedia, I am thinking the whole day about this question. Yes, during the Euro-Greece crises it was fun. Not that anyone ever said thanks me, I have always been a piece of shit for them, but I was a top hit writer in that time. Tens of thousands hits had my articles, newspapers followed them blind, it was almost the only info often there was. My essay on Guido's Wikisage had more than 30.000 hits, yes it was fun for me. A sub constructer who was the leading writer with three years primary school in five years.

But than began that rediciles "gender thing", and everybody started to follow it, and there came monsters of woman in. Woman with big mouths, very shitty and silly woman who claimed all kind of rights, who began to behave themself as the most shitty man. Real gender bitches, it was gender, gender, gender till you was sick of gender. And all kind of "female porn" was promoted, what in my opinion was just normal porn. And all that wikimedia guys went crazy like the where in love with that woman and started to shout gender, gender gender too! Even the most friendly guys changed in gender bitches.
And than our Mies came in the house in his Natuur12 coat and started some strange alliance with the complete backward Ymnes against me. I think that was the breaking point. It was the end of every fun for me when the Ymnes cult started. A guy with the brains of a six years old boy with tantrums who became there top editor. it was so weird! And wikiquote was also not any fun anymore. Romaine and his friends trolled themself in to heaven there, later with the sock De Wikischim, a account used also by others.

The gender nonsens took complete WPNL over, with as absolute high when gender Elly started to accuse in public a formal WIR of sexual assault because he has said drop dead to her. With a very good reason, Elly is a prutser of the first category.
I didn't mind i was global banned, it was a release. I was very glad I had nothing to do with them anymore, it was not fun anymore, it was weird, it was complete insane madness. And don't forget I was getting slowly ill without knowing why in that time. Now I am much better that I was then.

And the strange thing was there was not any gender problem before. Moira-Nl, the real one, not the troll bot what later came and Trijnstel and Eva where the leaders, they where not unkind to me except Moira, she has always been a troll, she is born as a troll but she always kept a certan distance of me. And than that Mies came in and something changed fundamental.

And now, or better what now is left because most user have left the house is such a tremendous joke, you won't believe it. "Gender" has destroyed complete WPNL.
Only EffeIetsAnders is still in the mood, but for the rest I don't believe from whom is still there anyone believes in any future for WPNL, even the die hards not anymore.

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Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:52 am
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sashi wrote:
"Yes", said the green geek.
Formula E dude. And before that, Audi @ Le Mans

A million politicians talking endlessly about how we need to save the planet, and yet all it takes to bring battery or hybrid technology forward in leaps and bounds, is to make it COOL.

Saving the planet or even humanity doesn't motivate anyone. You have to be trying to make something go faster, look cooler, or kill things better. That is sadly the legacy of our evolutionary history.

Hence why the future saviours of humanity or the planet will not be found in the ranks of the Wikipedans.


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sashi wrote:
"Yes", said the green geek.
Formula E dude. And before that, Audi @ Le Mans.

Did you? Me Mini Cooper S and later Rover on the Tulpenrally. Still working on a VW Corrado 93 and an Scirocco 16V 87. Next spring I hope to start again because now I have to much blood thinners. I need to change the gear, but one little scratch and it doesn't stop bleeding. But only local stuff.
Old man stuff. A beer, fun, talking about our cars. And slow....

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