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by oranges33
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Recession is Cloudy with many Meatballs
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Recession is Cloudy with many Meatballs

Went through the revisions before and after the drama. It does seem that it was drama mostly engineered by republican media, and made worse by Wikipedia admin pettiness and bias. As the sentence wasn't in the lede prior to the republican mob (republican mob was lying it was). It was just over whethe...
by oranges33
Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?
Replies: 36
Views: 8408

Re: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?

They are not "leftist", they are "trollist". RW exists to shit on everyone in the political world ... I would say yes, at points certain politically capable users have attempted to go beyond the TrollWiki brand, quickly to be worn down and discarded. At the heart of the project has always been this...
by oranges33
Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should Wikipedians with severe autism be barred from admin positions?
Replies: 10
Views: 237

Should Wikipedians with severe autism be barred from admin positions?

So many Wikipedia administrators appear to have severe autism. It's not *always* a bad thing. I know one administrator with autism that is *ok*. But the rest with autism or APD seem to be part of why Wikipedia is failing Number of issues with autistic people in power 1. Autistic people get too stuck...
by oranges33
Mon Jul 18, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Crap or questionable articles
Replies: 289
Views: 104502

Re: Crap or questionable articles

[[Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.]] Wikipedia found it encyclopedic to completely reframe Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s 50 year career and celebrity in the lede based off tweets about... 3 years of a pandemic. The entire first sentence was made to fit the last 3 years, and half the lede is now about the last 3 yea...
by oranges33
Thu Jul 14, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?
Replies: 36
Views: 8408

Re: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?

Another thing for people who claim RationalWiki is "leftist" Their Joe Biden article is dozens of pages of his supposed "accomplishments", only criticizing him for not enough lockdowns Pick at random someone even nominally to the left of Joe, say Stein https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Jill_Stein, and i...
by oranges33
Mon Jul 11, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?
Replies: 36
Views: 8408

Re: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?

This is a technocratic, American liberal politics wiki with hundreds of pages on dense American political subjects written a decade ago. No it's not. It's a trolling and bullying wiki. Read this, and tell me what it has to do with "liberal politics". https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/William_Nelson The...
by oranges33
Sat Jul 09, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?
Replies: 36
Views: 8408

Re: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?

Went into the RationalWiki group chat and tried poking their knowledge of various things. Virtually none of them had any idea who Milton Friedman was, for example. Regardless of if Milton was right or wrong, his presence in economics and American political history is enormous. This is a technocratic...
by oranges33
Sat Jul 09, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?
Replies: 36
Views: 8408

Re: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?

Conservapedia is right about one thing... RationalWiki has been chasing their most active editors away for years. Like GodlessRavens, who was essentially just bullied off for being visible. It's actually the opposite of what successful wikis do, so they are slowwwwly losing their readership, which p...
by oranges33
Sat Jul 09, 2022 1:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?
Replies: 36
Views: 8408

Re: Experiences with RationalWiki and MetaPedia?

As a Tech on RationalWiki I always found it to be a perfectly good website if you ignore the Nazi trolls and Crazy people who come along to troll. I would describe RationalWiki as a niche leftist group project, Makes sense because this post is from 2020. Between 2018-2020, the wiki had people like ...