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Peter Damian
post Tue 8th November 2011, 2:42pm
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I suppose we have all noticed the new fundraiser today. Random pictures of people claiming to have generated lots of valuable yet free content. For example Alan Sohn – user:Alansohn – who says “On Wikipedia, I’ve created 2,463 articles. All of them for free. “

Great stuff, Alan, your most significant contribution seems to be ‘List of people from Teaneck, New Jersey’, 68 edits, but I couldn’t be bothered to check any further back than this year. Nearly all of your 2,463 articles are about High Schools in New Jersey. This does not persuade me to part any of my hard-earned cash to WMF, particularly not if I have to divert it from my current financial support of institutions like the Warburg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warburg_Institute . Interesting that the Warburg article is far smaller than any of the voluminous articles about New Jersey schools.

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post Tue 8th November 2011, 5:40pm
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And here's another one . I think whoever chose the "I've created X articles" approach has made a fundamental mistake; just makes the editors look smug.

I notice as well that they're all being called authors, not editors. Significant?

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post Tue 8th November 2011, 5:47pm
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Can we have one saying "I deleted X articles" or "I blocked Y users"?
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post Tue 8th November 2011, 6:30pm
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Or I OWN x articles?
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post Tue 8th November 2011, 6:32pm
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Can't they pay for their own entertainment?
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post Tue 8th November 2011, 7:55pm
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QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 8th November 2011, 5:40pm) *

And here's another one . I think whoever chose the "I've created X articles" approach has made a fundamental mistake; just makes the editors look smug.

I notice as well that they're all being called authors, not editors. Significant?


Were you not asked, Malleus? You seem to have written more than that useless lot.
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post Tue 8th November 2011, 7:56pm
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QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 8th November 2011, 12:40pm) *


Roger sounds like he was a real party animal as a kid:

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The idea inspired me. I spent many hours cutting up old books and my sister's "look and learn" comics to create my own version of “The Index”. I must have made thousands of cards, and arranged them all alphabetically so that I could know everything. But the problem was cross-referencing all the articles. So I gave up. I threw the last six or seven feet of it away a few years ago.

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post Tue 8th November 2011, 8:14pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 8th November 2011, 2:56pm) *

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Roger sounds like he was a real party animal as a kid:

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When I was a child I read a book about a detective, it may have been Sherlock Holmes, who'd find answers to his problems in his "Index", a card index where he collected all the information he'd ever need.

The idea inspired me. I spent many hours cutting up old books and my sister's "look and learn" comics to create my own version of “The Index”. I must have made thousands of cards, and arranged them all alphabetically so that I could know everything. But the problem was cross-referencing all the articles. So I gave up. I threw the last six or seven feet of it away a few years ago.



Roger has never seen a library catalog before? dry.gif
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post Tue 8th November 2011, 8:31pm
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QUOTE(The Joy @ Tue 8th November 2011, 12:14pm) *

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When I was a child I read a book about a detective, it may have been Sherlock Holmes, who'd find answers to his problems in his "Index", a card index where he collected all the information he'd ever need.

The idea inspired me. I spent many hours cutting up old books and my sister's "look and learn" comics to create my own version of “The Index”. I must have made thousands of cards, and arranged them all alphabetically so that I could know everything. But the problem was cross-referencing all the articles. So I gave up. I threw the last six or seven feet of it away a few years ago.

Roger has never seen a library catalog before? dry.gif

He's bragging that he's OCD. Only a Wikipedian would do that (or a hacker).
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post Tue 8th November 2011, 11:40pm
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QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Tue 8th November 2011, 7:55pm) *

QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 8th November 2011, 5:40pm) *

And here's another one . I think whoever chose the "I've created X articles" approach has made a fundamental mistake; just makes the editors look smug.

I notice as well that they're all being called authors, not editors. Significant?


Were you not asked, Malleus? You seem to have written more than that useless lot.

I was eventually asked after I took the piss about not being asked, but of course I refused, as the WMF and I see eye-to-eye about very little. Here's a link.
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QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 8th November 2011, 6:40pm) *

QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Tue 8th November 2011, 7:55pm) *

QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 8th November 2011, 5:40pm) *

And here's another one . I think whoever chose the "I've created X articles" approach has made a fundamental mistake; just makes the editors look smug.

I notice as well that they're all being called authors, not editors. Significant?


Were you not asked, Malleus? You seem to have written more than that useless lot.

I was eventually asked after I took the piss about not being asked, but of course I refused, as the WMF and I see eye-to-eye about very little. Here's a link.



I wish I was asked.


"Here is a testimonial from a user that created multiple Featured Articles after being banned." smile.gif

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post Wed 9th November 2011, 7:21am
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QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 8th November 2011, 5:40pm) *

QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Tue 8th November 2011, 7:55pm) *

QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 8th November 2011, 5:40pm) *

And here's another one . I think whoever chose the "I've created X articles" approach has made a fundamental mistake; just makes the editors look smug.

I notice as well that they're all being called authors, not editors. Significant?


Were you not asked, Malleus? You seem to have written more than that useless lot.

I was eventually asked after I took the piss about not being asked, but of course I refused, as the WMF and I see eye-to-eye about very little. Here's a link.


I would've liked to seen the "A Personal appeal from an editor who's driven 5,784 other editors off of Wikipedia"
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post Wed 9th November 2011, 7:51am
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Where can you claim compensation for them having wasted your time in reading the drivel?
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post Wed 9th November 2011, 8:31am
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QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 8th November 2011, 11:40pm) *

I was eventually asked after I took the piss about not being asked, but of course I refused, as the WMF and I see eye-to-eye about very little. Here's a link.


That's a great thread.
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post Wed 9th November 2011, 8:58am
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QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Wed 9th November 2011, 12:31am) *

QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 8th November 2011, 11:40pm) *

I was eventually asked after I took the piss about not being asked, but of course I refused, as the WMF and I see eye-to-eye about very little. Here's a link.
That's a great thread.

Yeah, but I still think Malleus is a supermasochist.

And the more I think of it, The Young Ones seems to be the perfect Wikipedia sitcom.
It's crude, filthy, disgusting, hostile, trollish, insane, and ultimately worthless.
This could be an Arbcom get-together.
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post Thu 10th November 2011, 6:51pm
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Here's an odd character.

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You can't see his photo on that page, but when it pops up at Wikipedia, he looks like he works part-time at a meth lab.
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QUOTE(radek @ Wed 9th November 2011, 7:21am) *

QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 8th November 2011, 5:40pm) *

QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Tue 8th November 2011, 7:55pm) *

QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 8th November 2011, 5:40pm) *

And here's another one . I think whoever chose the "I've created X articles" approach has made a fundamental mistake; just makes the editors look smug.

I notice as well that they're all being called authors, not editors. Significant?


Were you not asked, Malleus? You seem to have written more than that useless lot.

I was eventually asked after I took the piss about not being asked, but of course I refused, as the WMF and I see eye-to-eye about very little. Here's a link.

I would've liked to seen the "A Personal appeal from an editor who's driven 5,784 other editors off of Wikipedia"

As I said, I refused. And it's 5,785 if you don't mind.
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QUOTE(It's the blimp, Frank @ Thu 10th November 2011, 1:51pm) *
Here's an odd character.
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I feel like I’m living the first line of my obituary.
You can't see his photo on that page, but when it pops up at Wikipedia, he looks like he works part-time at a meth lab.
The rest of that paragraph.
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I don’t think there will be anything else that I do in my life as important as what I do now for Wikipedia. We’re not just building an encyclopedia, we’re working to make people free. When we have access to free knowledge, we are better people. We understand the world is bigger than us, and we become infected with tolerance and understanding.
It follows, then, that those who are banned have been working to make people slaves, to oppress them, to deprive them of "free knowledge," to ban them, uh .... never mind, strike "ban." What was I saying? Ah, yes, Wikipedia is the embodiment of all Truth and Goodness, send usyour money.

Give a man a fish, he's fed for one day. Teach him to fish, he's fed for life. Give him "free knowledge," he's, he's, he's ...

Addicted to editing Wikipedia.

Knowledge is never free. Acquiring it takes experience, work, and courage. Sometimes even money. If one needs a taste of knowledge, a hint, one can sometimes find it at Wikipedia. Real knowledge, the kind that actually does make people free, cannot be found on Wikipedia, what remained of it has mostly been deleted or revised literally to death. Used to be you could find links to truly useful web sites on Wikipedia. Gone, for the most part, for this or that "reason." "Site has advertising on it, remove as spam." "Site advocates a point of view."

(people who have knowledge advocate the points of view developed through the knowledge, so of course they advocate it.)

(Those, by the way, were made-up standards, but are based on real situations that actually damaged the project because an admin enforced the idea.)
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QUOTE(It's the blimp, Frank @ Thu 10th November 2011, 6:51pm) *

Here's an odd character.

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I feel like I’m living the first line of my obituary.


You can't see his photo on that page, but when it pops up at Wikipedia, he looks like he works part-time at a meth lab.

According to Matthew from the WMF, Brandon Harris' banner is apparently doing the best of all of them.
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QUOTE(NuclearWarfare @ Sat 12th November 2011, 11:16am) *

QUOTE(It's the blimp, Frank @ Thu 10th November 2011, 6:51pm) *

Here's an odd character.

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I feel like I’m living the first line of my obituary.


You can't see his photo on that page, but when it pops up at Wikipedia, he looks like he works part-time at a meth lab.

According to Matthew from the WMF, Brandon Harris' banner is apparently doing the best of all of them.



His is only the second scariest one. I find that amusing.
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