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by ericbarbour
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: Maggie Dennis admits they have "admin problems"
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Maggie Dennis admits they have "admin problems"

https://www.theregister.com/2021/09/15/wikimedia_china_bans/ which refers to her "official statement" https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Office_actions/September_2021_statement This all happened on Mandarin WP, which is currently banned in mainland China anyway. So why did Chinese government meatpuppet...
by ericbarbour
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Wikipedia Administrator Moneytrees admits (away from Wikipedia of course) their copyright patrol is useless
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Wikipedia Administrator Moneytrees admits (away from Wikipedia of course) their copyright patrol is useless

there is so much crap to go through that's its just not worth doing a comprehensive check on an article; deleting it because it's probably copied and also terrible is simply easier. I try to stub an article down to a few sentences when I can, but I recognize that a lot of articles should simply be ...
by ericbarbour
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: Hey dudes, here's something to mock WPO's sysop over
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Hey dudes, here's something to mock WPO's sysop over

The current CIA director has a VERY, amazingly similar name......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J ... (diplomat)

Next time you need to mock Billy Burns, try calling him "Mr. CIA Director" or somesuch
it will drive him up the wall
by ericbarbour
Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: How fitting that Slate should choose an unstable narcissist to represent Wikipedia
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: How fitting that Slate should choose an unstable narcissist to represent Wikipedia

https://www.newamerica.org/our-funding/ Curious that there is no en.wp page on Pivotal Ventures, LLC... Nonprofits that contribute to the WMF get "speshul treatment" on WP. Nonprofits that also pay editors to control their Wikipedia content get "sparkly magical treatment". As you well know, having ...
by ericbarbour
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: How fitting that Slate should choose an unstable narcissist to represent Wikipedia
Replies: 18
Views: 631

Re: How fitting that Slate should choose an unstable narcissist to represent Wikipedia

btw.....I've already tried to contact Harrison and offer him a copy of the book notes. Apparently in 2018 he tried to "interview" BD2412, wothout even knowing the asshole's real name. Ditto with a few others (the Pruitt article in the WAPO should be clearly marked as being "propaganda") that Harriso...
by ericbarbour
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Political
Topic: Political bias and squabbling
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Political bias and squabbling

Something else undeniable: Per long pages . As of tonight, these are the longest BLPs on English Wikipedia. Donald Trump ‎[425,136 bytes] ‎BTS ‎[410,675 bytes] Barack Obama ‎[375,755 bytes] Jeremy Corbyn ‎[358,884 bytes] ‎Cristiano Ronaldo ‎[356,532 bytes] Gianluigi Buffon ‎[355,148 bytes] Not unusu...
by ericbarbour
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: Mike Peel
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Mike Peel

Peel was one of the earliest Wikimedia UK board members, for reference. (Well, by that I mean the post-2011 incarnation of WMUK. The 2007-2009 shitshow run (into the ground) by Forrester, David Gerard, FT2 and Alison Wheeler is not to be spoken of. Lol.) Michael Peel - Secretary. Peel is a graduate ...
by ericbarbour
Fri Sep 10, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wikipedia has a black people problem
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: Wikipedia has a black people problem

We Stand For Racial Justice (Medium) Which reminds me, this WHOLE THING https://medium.com/freely-sharing-the-sum-of-all-knowledge is a classic case of cult members propagandizing to cult victims. They might as well put a banner at the top screaming "YOU'RE EITHER WITH US, OR YOU'RE WITH THE TERROR...
by ericbarbour
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Wikipediocracy talk
Topic: Wikipediocracy goes after yet another woman editor
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: Wikipediocracy goes after yet another woman editor

Ooohhhhh! PAID EDITOR!! (fuckin' idiot--why don't you bitch out Greg Kohs while you're there?) I wrote this a few years ago before I decided that I just didn't care enough to push it. I haven't made any changes so the links and language are old. All the issues laid out continue and she even has at l...