Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:24 pm

They're getting away with this....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aptera_(s ... c_vehicle)
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... t=Fotoguru

Compare the present Aptera Motors article to its appearance in December 2011, when the company went bankrupt. Does not appear as if they had the assistance of paid editors, just random Wikifanatics jeering at the company.

Aptera learned their lesson. And Wikipedia mishandled the content. As usual.

I talked about this in a Wikipediocracy thread in 2012, so the Wikidiots can't claim it's a "new problem":
http://wikipediocracy.com/forum/viewtop ... 954#p23954
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:20 am

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

It looked VERY different--until this freak showed up in 2009 and totally rewrote it. Which no longer points out something people from upstate NY knew for decades, that Utica Club was one of the worst beers in America.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... pfront2009
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Dec 25, 2021 1:10 am

This was a tiny stub about a very obscure musician.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Sharp_(musician)

Until this account showed up a year ago and started "venerating" Sharp. Along with many other "industrial" musical acts. No one notices. Paid? Or just an obsessed sucker-editor? Ask him.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Tkiehne
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:39 pm

The Mark Jenkins article (which Jenkins wrote himself OF COURSE) was AFDed, and survived. Still one of the most blatant autobiographies I've ever seen on Wikipedia. He even rewrote it in 2019, using a bare IP address. This is how Wikipedia fails.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Markjenkinsmusic
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... .145.173.3
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Feb 10, 2022 2:10 am

Have to wonder: is this New Yorker being paid by app companies like Nextdoor and Citizen to edit their content?

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... .13.210.43
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by badmachine » Sat Feb 12, 2022 5:41 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:39 pm
He even rewrote it in 2019, using a bare IP address. This is how Wikipedia fails.
Probably cuz his account was blocked by Nihonjoe on Christmas day 2010:
23:37, 25 December 2010 Nihonjoe talk contribs blocked Markjenkinsmusic talk contribs with an expiration time of indefinite (autoblock disabled) ({{spamusernameblock}})
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Feb 24, 2022 8:53 pm

Another recording related fanboy slobber display:

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

Needless to say, Binksternet (a professional recording engineer and probably an owner of GML equipment) is watching it. So no one will be permitted to change it to appear less "paid". Until Bink gets desysopped.

(Only mentioned because Eddie Ciletti, a well-known engineer and repairer of pro audio equipment, is trying to fix a GML 8900 limiter. Posted his complaints on Facebook. The GML company "barely exists" anymore. NO support or schematics are available--PERIOD. It is a very complicated piece of gear and Eddie, who is a world-class expert on the subject, is having serious difficulty repairing the thing. You can learn more about George from this page than you can from Wikipedia.)
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Fri Mar 25, 2022 5:03 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartersville,_Georgia

A classic stupid-boring Southern town, I am guessing. With city employees and boosters editing it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... rtersville
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... Jiggitykid

And things you really have to wonder about
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... araheKeefe

And our old mensch Cirt, on his endless brainless crusade to find racists and hitlers under every rock
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... 1071688498
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... 1068236310

And the usual crazy people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... /Tonyak826
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... anssen1210

But hey, fuck that y'all. What do people in Cartersville REALLY care about? Goddamn baseball and goddamn football.
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =822380428
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =825913123

Is there some good reason to go to Cartersville? Blecch. Anyone got some chloral hydrate?
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Apr 02, 2022 9:51 pm

Remember this from 2017?
https://wikipediasucks.co/forum/viewtop ... p=473#p473

In April 2018, someone who must have worked there created an article about GBS.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... Ivanadavis

A succession of suckers and nuts messed with it. Then in 2020 CNN announced that GBS was done. The website was shut down. All that remains is the now-ignored YT channel......and an obviously-paid Wikipedia article.

God. Some of those videos are so stupid, I wonder if they were satirical.
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Re: Paid Editing on WP is permissible

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:02 pm

I remember seeing this in 2010 and wondering if it was being controlled by Exploratorium employees. It was always a blatant advert and those tags are insultingly late. A bit like Wikipedia, the Exploratorium is notorious for operating more like a cult than a museum. I've dealt with Exploratorium people and thought they were all on the "weird side", way past the mere "old hippie" phase and into outright paranoia / Oppenheimer worship / etc.

Is this what happens if your nonprofit educational organization doesn't accept direct full-time government or corporate sponsorship, and ends up becoming "successful" anyway? Without maniac Scientology-like fans, it fails? I'm not criticizing the museum itself, it's well-run and serves its purpose, especially for school children. But like WP, holy crap, a peek in the back rooms can be quite disturbing.

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

Turns out, it got WORSE after 2010. "ExploratoriumPI" tried to nominate it for a GA in 2013. And failed. Probably why they gave up.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ratoriumPI
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... te.carlson
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