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by sashi
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Misc
Topic: So.....how is your "mood"?
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: So.....how is your "mood"?

Will more lithium really allow you to store up "good moods" ? Vigilant posted California fire maps. Having never looked at a California fire map, I was pretty amazed. So, the Electric Company cuts power from time to time so fallen grid power-lines don't start forest fires, with individuals priced ou...
by sashi
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: The rapid rise of Jon Kolbert: From registration to steward in 2.5 years!
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: The rapid rise of Jon Kolbert: From registration to steward in 2.5 years!

Aha, potentially a francophone. This link might be better for the list of Commons sysops. Your ctrl-f "201" trick still works.
by sashi
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Wikipedians
Topic: 94% of the 1127 Wikipedia administrators joined Wikipedia before 2010! (+ joins per each year 2001-2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: 94% of the 1127 Wikipedia administrators joined Wikipedia before 2010! (+ joins per each year 2001-2020)

Fascinating. Some of the post-2010 accounts are also likely to be fresh starts. (I believe Tony B. is an example based on what Arb Warfare said in his RfA.)
by sashi
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Dark Corners -- a place for odd and deviant subjects (WP related or not)
Topic: Truthdig cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Truthdig cancelled

Coronavirus? The election? or just a young heir wanting to get an investment back? According to a few sources, Zuade Kaufman is the daughter of philanthropists Gladys Kaufman & Donald Kaufman (a former business partner of billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad). Neither one of her parents' Wikipedia a...
by sashi
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: Now there's an "Abstract Wikipedia" project
Replies: 8
Views: 1422

Re: Now there's an "Abstract Wikipedia" project

I remember that Semrush is very close to Dulles International, because I had insane levels of activity from their bots shortly after I published my original open letter to ArbCom on my site. (Kumioko, as I recall, helped me to understand who Semrush was in the first place.) The coincidence of my bei...
by sashi
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: Now there's an "Abstract Wikipedia" project
Replies: 8
Views: 1422

Re: Now there's an "Abstract Wikipedia" project

ericbarbour wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:16 am
link to three major software projects using Wikidata that are not top-secret and not controlled by the WMF. Other than Google's use of their data, of course!)[/b]
Can you link to three that are, Eric? Truly puzzled by this whole qiki-straction operation.
by sashi
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.
Replies: 114
Views: 23137

Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Probably not the point of the thread, but
  • Wikipedia:WikiRat is a fail. Maybe the cat killed it and it floated down the Yellow river past the cotton fields...
  • Wikipedia:NOTUS isn't policy, believe it or not.
by sashi
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meet the Wikimedia Foundation’s regime-change operative CEO
Replies: 8
Views: 1897

Re: Meet the Wikimedia Foundation’s regime-change operative CEO

ericbarbour wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:55 am
[...]
You just KNOW the IRC channels are on fire this week.
:lol:
by sashi
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Wikipedia In The Media
Topic: Article about spies who edit Wikipedia
Replies: 9
Views: 1532

Re: Article about spies who edit Wikipedia

WP is surely one of ArpAnet's runaway successes, in any case. But I don't think of Wikipedia, as a whole, as being a disinformation operation, at least not as such. The bureaucratic technology protecting certain sectors, certain dys-ops, and restricting speech is pretty effective, under the convenie...
by sashi
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Content Issues
Topic: Wikipedia's political bias problem
Replies: 81
Views: 19742

Re: Wikipedia's political bias problem

Well, it would seem that since Oct 04, 2019, Wikipedia's political bias problem has gone away!

:mrgreen: