The Wikipedia Review: A forum for discussion and criticism of Wikipedia
Wikipedia Review Op-Ed Pages

Welcome, Guest! ( Log In | Register )

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Quadriga Award, a bunch of welchers?
thekohser
post Wed 13th July 2011, 6:14pm
Post #1


Member
*********

Group: Regulars
Posts: 10,274
Joined: Thu 1st Feb 2007, 10:21pm
Member No.: 911



Remember when Jimbo won that coveted Quadriga Award?

Sounds like they have had a few years to pay up, but they're welching on the deal.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
EricBarbour
post Wed 13th July 2011, 6:43pm
Post #2


blah
*********

Group: Regulars
Posts: 5,919
Joined: Mon 25th Feb 2008, 2:31am
Member No.: 5,066

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



The Quadriga Award can't be too important......its WP page is a bit pathetic. tongue.gif
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
SB_Johnny
post Thu 14th July 2011, 12:54am
Post #3


It wasn't me who made honky-tonk angels
*******

Group: Regulars
Posts: 2,128
Joined: Mon 15th Sep 2008, 3:10pm
Member No.: 8,272

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



QUOTE
It is especially noteworthy that Jimmy Wales is listed as a Quadriga Board member

That explains it. rolleyes.gif
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
melloden
post Thu 14th July 2011, 4:34am
Post #4


.
****

Group: Contributors
Posts: 450
Joined: Tue 30th Nov 2010, 4:43pm
Member No.: 34,482



Putin deserves the award more than Wikipedia or Wales. When was the last time you saw the ol Jimbo hunting animals shirtless, showing off his courage?
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Somey
post Thu 14th July 2011, 5:40am
Post #5


Can't actually moderate (or even post)
*********

Group: Moderators
Posts: 11,815
Joined: Sat 17th Jun 2006, 7:47pm
From: Dreamland
Member No.: 275



QUOTE(melloden @ Wed 13th July 2011, 11:34pm) *

Putin deserves the award more than Wikipedia or Wales. When was the last time you saw the ol Jimbo hunting animals shirtless, showing off his courage?

Neither of them deserve the award - after all, it's supposed to be "dedicated to all of those whose courage tears down walls and whose commitment builds bridges." So they need to find someone who does both demolition (presumably getting up really close to do it) and has managed to get a bridge over some waterway constructed while being locked up in a lunatic asylum. There can't be many people like that around, surely.

Now, if they were to simply dedicate the award to "whoever happens to be getting a lot of press at the moment," then I could see it.

Of course, if they're not going to come up with the dosh, why is anyone paying attention in the first place? I mean, if stiffed awards are press-worthy, why doesn't everybody award one to themselves?

So, I hereby award myself $1.2 million for my having the courage and commitment to click the "Add Reply" button for this post. Stop the presses!

And hey, I'm rich! smile.gif
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
EricBarbour
post Thu 14th July 2011, 9:08am
Post #6


blah
*********

Group: Regulars
Posts: 5,919
Joined: Mon 25th Feb 2008, 2:31am
Member No.: 5,066

WP user page - talk
check - contribs



Image

.....one of these things is not like the others......

Seriously, though. It's not a good award.

In 2004 they gave it to Erdo─čan, who is a good Turkish president but far from flawless. And they also gave one to Karzai, whose government is, I guarantee, extremely corrupt....

This post has been edited by EricBarbour: Thu 14th July 2011, 9:09am
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
thekohser
post Mon 18th July 2011, 2:14pm
Post #7


Member
*********

Group: Regulars
Posts: 10,274
Joined: Thu 1st Feb 2007, 10:21pm
Member No.: 911



The 2011 award has been cancelled, and Jimbo has resigned from the Quadriga board.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
A Horse With No Name
post Mon 18th July 2011, 5:40pm
Post #8


I have as much free time as a Wikipedia admin!
*********

Group: Regulars
Posts: 4,471
Joined: Mon 26th Jan 2009, 1:54pm
Member No.: 9,985



QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 18th July 2011, 10:14am) *

The 2011 award has been cancelled, and Jimbo has resigned from the Quadriga board.


They can now change the name to the Quagga Award - which is appropriate for the beating of a dead horse. ermm.gif
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
2 User(s) are reading this topic (2 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 

-   Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 20th 8 17, 5:45am