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Deodand
post Sat 22nd August 2009, 2:11am
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User:Law seems to have left, based on tiny hints like a massive fuck-off banner reading "RETIRED" on his userpage. No idea why - from the looks on the talkpage, none of the regular Wikipedia users know either.
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post Sat 22nd August 2009, 2:22am
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QUOTE(Deodand @ Fri 21st August 2009, 10:11pm) *

User:Law seems to have left, based on tiny hints like a massive fuck-off banner reading "RETIRED" on his userpage. No idea why - from the looks on the talkpage, none of the regular Wikipedia users know either.


This may explain it:

http://wikipediareview.com/index.php?s=&sh...ndpost&p=190408
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post Sat 22nd August 2009, 2:38am
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Ahh, hadn't seen that. A pity to see him go, really, but if he wants to leave, he wants to leave.
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post Sat 22nd August 2009, 7:45am
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QUOTE(Deodand @ Fri 21st August 2009, 10:38pm) *

Ahh, hadn't seen that. A pity to see him go, really, but if he wants to leave, he wants to leave.


Unfortunately for many people, Wikipedia is very much the Hotel California. You can enter, but you can never leave!. Because of that, people here and on Wikipedia tend to be cynical of Wikipedia goodbyes. You pretty much have to be banned and your IP range blocked for an eternity to truly leave Wikipedia. That or grievous injury or death. sad.gif

Hopefully, Law can break the addiction and move on. smile.gif

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post Sat 22nd August 2009, 12:37pm
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Hopefully, Law can break the addiction and move on. smile.gif


Eh, he will be back. Thanks for the pissy drama, Law -- things were getting a bit slow. bored.gif
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post Sat 22nd August 2009, 1:06pm
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Is Law another lawyer by any chance?
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post Sat 22nd August 2009, 2:37pm
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Is Law another lawyer by any chance?
And just why is Wikipedia so attractive to lawyers?
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post Sat 22nd August 2009, 4:00pm
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QUOTE(Nerd @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 9:06am) *

Is Law another lawyer by any chance?
He isn't a lawyer. One of his early posts said he was an accountant working in tax law or something.
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post Sat 22nd August 2009, 4:25pm
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And just why is Wikipedia so attractive to lawyers?
Apparently lawyers hate functioning legal systems.
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post Sat 22nd August 2009, 5:07pm
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QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 3:37pm) *

QUOTE(Nerd @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 8:06am) *
Is Law another lawyer by any chance?
And just why is Wikipedia so attractive to lawyers?


I asked this very thing elsewhere. I'd expect there to be a lot of computer geeks, and maybe some scholars, but lawyers seems a bit off.
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post Sat 22nd August 2009, 7:39pm
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QUOTE(Nerd @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 1:07pm) *

QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 3:37pm) *

QUOTE(Nerd @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 8:06am) *
Is Law another lawyer by any chance?
And just why is Wikipedia so attractive to lawyers?


I asked this very thing elsewhere. I'd expect there to be a lot of computer geeks, and maybe some scholars, but lawyers seems a bit off.


Newyorkbrad is a lawyer and Cool Hand Luke is a law student. I don't know about the other arbitrators. Scared yet?

Question: How many lawyers can fit at the bottom of the ocean?
Answer: Not enough.
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post Sat 22nd August 2009, 10:10pm
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QUOTE(The Joy @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 4:39pm) *
Newyorkbrad is a lawyer and Cool Hand Luke is a law student. I don't know about the other arbitrators.
Stephen Bain is either a lawyer or very close to being one. Of the arbitrators whose identities we know, that's it.
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post Sat 22nd August 2009, 10:13pm
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QUOTE(Nerd @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 1:07pm) *

QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 3:37pm) *

QUOTE(Nerd @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 8:06am) *
Is Law another lawyer by any chance?
And just why is Wikipedia so attractive to lawyers?

I asked this very thing elsewhere. I'd expect there to be a lot of computer geeks, and maybe some scholars, but lawyers seems a bit off.

Law is not a lawyer. I think he said on his RfA that his username comes from a character in a video game.
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Also WJBscribe, and I think Michael Snow too.
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Alot more lawyers around than doctors anyway. Not sure what percentage of the parent populations that actually equates to though. hrmph.gif
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QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 3:37pm) *

QUOTE(Nerd @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 8:06am) *
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And just why is Wikipedia so attractive to lawyers?


You may have noticed that in RL there is something of a recession.

Lawyers are employed lots in boom times, where the expenditure on them is worth the value they bring in; busy and rich companies will throw money at litigants to make them go away. Lots of liquidity in the market place allows people to gamble on trying to grab what others are too foolish to lock up. When things go bad nobody wants to spend money on trying to squeeze a bit of cash out of a company that is going belly up. Those foolish with their cash are now holding a whole pile of empty.

There are a lot of lawyers with quite a bit of time on their hands, at the moment. Accountants are busy whether or not the economy is doing good or bad - but something like WP provides them with all the safe "risk" that breaks the ennui of their lives...

Doctors are fab. If there are any on WP, it is because they are brilliant and want to share.
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post Sun 23rd August 2009, 1:49am
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QUOTE(LessHorrid vanU @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 5:44pm) *
There are a lot of lawyers with quite a bit of time on their hands, at the moment.

I sincerely hope you're wrong about this, because the last thing Wikipedia needs is a gang of newly-minted Wiki-lawyers, manipulating behind the scenes and typing endless AN/I garbage.
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QUOTE(Nerd @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 10:53pm) *

Also WJBscribe, and I think Michael Snow too.


Swatjester will soon be graduating law school, and Smith Jones says he's a lawyer who is a "specialist in International Trade and surrogatcy law and expert on procedural administration".
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Smith Jones is a joke account. Good chance of it joking about being a lawyer too.
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QUOTE(tarantino @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 10:30pm) *

QUOTE(Nerd @ Sat 22nd August 2009, 10:53pm) *

Also WJBscribe, and I think Michael Snow too.


Swatjester will soon be graduating law school, and Smith Jones says he's a lawyer who is a "specialist in International Trade and surrogatcy law and expert on procedural administration".

BS. Smith Jones can't even construct a complete sentence.
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