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> Chinese Kids Forced to farm for Gold in WOW (I4U), Not actually funny, but definitely unreal
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post Mon 9th October 2006, 5:46pm
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Chinese kids are forced to play World of Warcraft 12 hours per day to earn virtual money for Gold Farming companies and gangs. It is known for a while that there companies in China and other countries that pay workers to play WOW to generate virtual...

Article: http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/rss/searc...rticle6778.html
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post Mon 9th October 2006, 7:42pm
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Is this for real? I just assumed it was a hoax or a practical joke at first, but after following some of the links, it seems it might not be.

Amazing...
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post Tue 10th October 2006, 1:24am
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Sadly its probably true, and I wouldn't even need to read the article to debate it in my mind. If you go to eBay and search for World of Warcraft Gold you end up with 517 results...
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post Tue 10th October 2006, 2:03am
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Damn!

I'm not easily non-plussed, and I don't usually have those "what's this world coming to" reactions that a lot of people have about things that happen on the internet, but this takes the cake! I'm even setting up a new SubForum for articles like this... Technically it's not all that relevant to Wikipedia, but I couldn't bear to have it languish in the "Less Relevant" subforum.

On the other hand, Cyde is big on World of Warcraft. How much you wanna bet he's cheerfully helping to prop up the Chinese cyber-slave labor economy?

I've written about stuff like this on Uncyclopedia, ferchrissakes. I had no idea people were actually doing things like this! So in a world where this stuff can really go on, how long until the Chinese start working up Wikipedia admin accounts and selling those too? And might that even explain Cyde's status on Wikipedia?
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post Fri 13th October 2006, 9:56pm
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QUOTE(Somey @ Tue 10th October 2006, 3:03am) *

how long until the Chinese start working up Wikipedia admin accounts and selling those too?

What makes you think they aren't already?
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post Sat 14th October 2006, 8:53pm
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QUOTE(guy @ Fri 13th October 2006, 4:56pm) *
What makes you think they aren't already?

Nothing! In fact, the existence of User:Cyde suggests that they started doing it several months ago.
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