Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Good, bad, biased, paid or what-have-you. There's an endless supply.
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Mon May 30, 2022 7:13 pm

Have yet another stupid, self-aggrandizing autobiography.

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... /AceySlade
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... lipknot254

This IP is "marginal"
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... 2.26.59.53

He/they did it in 2006-2008, and no one stopped them.

I don't give a shit if you are a great guitarist or not, Emil. You failed. This is the cherry on top of the stupid.
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by badmachine » Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:54 pm

Gabriela Miranda, a USA Today "journalist", resigned after she was exposed for writing fake news. of course Fecesbook uses USA Today as a "fact checker", which is par for the course i reckon.

of course her Wikipedia article was deleted in 2008 as "A7" of the CSD, but Gabygorgeous appears to be either her or someone who likes her a lot.
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:28 pm

badmachine wrote:
Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:54 pm
Of course her Wikipedia article was deleted in 2008 as "A7" of the CSD, but Gabygorgeous appears to be either her or someone who likes her a lot.
*[[1992]] - [[Gabriela Miranda]], American Princess
ha ha ha, also how pathetic.....well, at least she's a "journalist" who understands how broken Wikipedia is. Most of them still don't.
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by Alsatian » Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:01 pm

How are people even editing Wikipedia on VPNs anymore? Do they tweak their VPNs or just use rare VPNs that have not been blocked? :shrug:

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:19 pm

Alsatian wrote:
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:01 pm
How are people even editing Wikipedia on VPNs anymore? Do they tweak their VPNs or just use rare VPNs that have not been blocked? :shrug:
The insiders go to obscene lengths to block any possible VPN and TOR exit nodes from editing. It's been alleged they have even bought VPN address lists from black-hat hacker groups, which are openly sold on darkweb sites, right next to stolen identity info and credit card numbers. THAT is a truly disgusting thing to do. Funding outright criminal hacking gangs benefits no one but the hackers.

Usually the "need" for this crap is "blamed" on major vandals like Grawp and Willy On Wheels, who used VPNs heavily in the 2005-2007 period. ("Golden Age" my ass.) Since then great effort has been expended to prevent VPN editing. But since some obsessed-with-privacy administrators want to use IP hiding techniques themselves, a few specific exit nodes are sometimes left unblocked for their use. Good luck finding them--I suspect the addresses are rotated occasionally to keep "terrible people" like YOU out of their playground. The current open-node list would be among WP's greatest secrets. One would think they were running a CIA "black project"--and maybe the CIA IS involved. They will never admit it.

It is bluntly assumed that anyone using a VPN or TOR is out to vandalize their shitpedia. Administrators who proceed on this basis, and the people who run things like Tornodebot, are routinely hypocritical on the subject, since they want to hide their own activities in a similar way. And if you ask any of them point-blank on a noticeboard about these practices, they will block you.
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:34 am

Please, if you can, feel free to explain this mess

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

wild guess here---this is or was a member, yeah?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... etinGabaev
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Jul 18, 2022 7:30 pm

Whomever Dann Chinn is, it certainly appears as if he's slightly more than a "fan" of semi-obscure UK progressive bands.

He's been grinding the hell out of Sleepy People since he created it in 2008. It has been tagged since then--no one cleans it up, except for an IP address (who is also probably Dann Chinn). Sleepy People has managed to put out exactly three albums since 1989 and was inactive for 14 years. NOTABLE MY ASS.

Other bands-you've-never-heard-of that attract Dann's suspiciously wild enthusiasm for arcane prog rock:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-Man (he guest-starred on two of their albums)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Scaramanga_Six and their frontman Paul Morricone

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiacs who are slightly more well-known than the others.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Bites had one hit record in 1986.

Dann also performed 197 edits on King Crimson and 128 edits on Yes. Somethin' tells me he's a boomer.
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:21 am

Only keep mentioning aging rock-n-rollers because there is so damn much abuse in that single area.

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

Tagged since 2017 and with the usual signs of paid-or-crazy-fan edits

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... dlysweetie
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... Technocrat

Hey Rick, you sure you want to go out with your Wikipedia BLP looking like this?
Rick married Liz Agriss in 1969.[4] Liz Derringer is often confused with a British woman, Liz Brewer, who married John Rendall in 1978.[5] The confusion over the Lizzes led to the rumor that Liz Brewer was the mystery dancer in Rick Derringer's 1975 remake of "Hang On Sloopy." It was revealed in 2021 that neither Liz was the dancer. She was, in fact, Los Angeles club dancer Lisa Leonard Dalton. Dalton's legitimacy as "Sloopy Girl" was substantiated by evidence and a number of witnesses.[6][failed verification]
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by Strelnikov » Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:16 am

ericbarbour wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 7:34 am
Please, if you can, feel free to explain this mess

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

wild guess here---this is or was a member, yeah?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... etinGabaev
Rednex, like Snap! and a bunch of other Eurodance outfits really isn't a band per se, it's a couple of producers with a "sound" that they want to sell, so they hire some musicians to play it, and if they aren't good looking enough, they hire actors to lip sync along for shows. In the case of Rednex, there have been multiple crews out there representing "the band" in non-overlapping parts of the world. So yeah, ValentinGabaev probably was a member of one version or the other of Rednex.

(For the musicologists or elderly rockers in the audience, it's a lot like the 1910 Fruitgum Company or Edison Lighthouse; bands that were more collections of semi-permanent session musicians supporting "the voice", but even the lead singer could be replaced for TV performances.)


The '90s version.



The 2002 version.



Snap!'s "The Power" -- I thought it was a weird hybrid rap/dance song when I first heard it in the early '90s.



Edison Lighthouse with Tony Burrows (lead singer on the single), in their natural habitat of the monochrome TV music show.



The production film version, that isn't Tony Burrows "singing" lead.



To blow away all the fake, an actual fuckin' '60s rock band, Cream. Featuring future racist burnout Eric Clapton.
Still "Globally Banned" on Wikipedia for the high crime of journalism.

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:17 am

Here's yet ANOTHER oldtimer in the entertainment biz and his "speshul treatment".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hanley
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... use_Intern

A bonus: Hanley flitting around his giant mirrored custom home in Joshua Tree.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BLIjeEVNA4
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