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> Make that $7000 troll go away!
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thekohser
post Mon 19th April 2010, 2:31am
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Quick Jimbo, hide it!

Aww... you took a full 22 hours to make the painful truth go bye-bye, Jimbo. You're slipping.
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post Mon 19th April 2010, 4:15am
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I'm impressed. 22 hours and one of the jimbophants didn't remove it.
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post Mon 19th April 2010, 5:02pm
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Where exactly *did* this info come from? If "someone" said it, I'd expect to know who. It looks like trolling to me.
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post Mon 19th April 2010, 5:12pm
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QUOTE(BelovedFox @ Mon 19th April 2010, 1:02pm) *

Where exactly *did* this info come from? If "someone" said it, I'd expect to know who. It looks like trolling to me.

Source would be the Wikimedia Foundation's second employee, Danny Wool.

The Signpost repeated it, so you know it is true.
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post Tue 20th April 2010, 1:00am
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 19th April 2010, 5:12pm) *

QUOTE(BelovedFox @ Mon 19th April 2010, 1:02pm) *

Where exactly *did* this info come from? If "someone" said it, I'd expect to know who. It looks like trolling to me.

Source would be the Wikimedia Foundation's second employee, Danny Wool.

The Signpost repeated it, so you know it is true.


Ah. I thought this was something new, not that old news tongue.gif
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post Tue 20th April 2010, 1:27am
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QUOTE(BelovedFox @ Mon 19th April 2010, 7:00pm) *

QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 19th April 2010, 5:12pm) *

QUOTE(BelovedFox @ Mon 19th April 2010, 1:02pm) *

Where exactly *did* this info come from? If "someone" said it, I'd expect to know who. It looks like trolling to me.

Source would be the Wikimedia Foundation's second employee, Danny Wool.

The Signpost repeated it, so you know it is true.


Ah. I thought this was something new, not that old news tongue.gif


Well they took the card away from him. How could he do it again, idiot? So Greg put up. Now go shut up.
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post Tue 20th April 2010, 3:14am
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 19th April 2010, 10:12am) *

QUOTE(BelovedFox @ Mon 19th April 2010, 1:02pm) *

Where exactly *did* this info come from? If "someone" said it, I'd expect to know who. It looks like trolling to me.

Source would be the Wikimedia Foundation's second employee, Danny Wool.

The Signpost repeated it, so you know it is true.

Lil Screwup Number Nine

I didn't know what cash was mine or yours,
I started taking Russian trains for whores,
But when I had my steak
With seven hundred worth of wine,
They took my credit card--said:
"Next time it's on your dime."
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post Thu 9th September 2010, 11:14am
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It is generally said that when someone becomes rich out of nowhere, the wealth he or she has accumulated was accumulated with the use of not so legal means. How did Jimbo manage to be rich? His autobiography says "speculating on interest-rate and foreign-currency fluctuations". He managed to support his wife and himself for the rest of their life with the constant change of dollars to euro, and euro to dollars?
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post Mon 5th December 2011, 2:31pm
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QUOTE(Text @ Thu 9th September 2010, 6:14am) *

It is generally said that when someone becomes rich out of nowhere, the wealth he or she has accumulated was accumulated with the use of not so legal means. How did Jimbo manage to be rich? His autobiography says "speculating on interest-rate and foreign-currency fluctuations". He managed to support his wife and himself for the rest of their life with the constant change of dollars to euro, and euro to dollars?


The notion of Wales earning enough on currency speculation models to "support his wife and himself for the rest of their life" is rather a myth. This came out in public documents related to the divorce of said wife.
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post Tue 6th December 2011, 3:05pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 5th December 2011, 9:31am) *

QUOTE(Text @ Thu 9th September 2010, 6:14am) *

It is generally said that when someone becomes rich out of nowhere, the wealth he or she has accumulated was accumulated with the use of not so legal means. How did Jimbo manage to be rich? His autobiography says "speculating on interest-rate and foreign-currency fluctuations". He managed to support his wife and himself for the rest of their life with the constant change of dollars to euro, and euro to dollars?


The notion of Wales earning enough on currency speculation models to "support his wife and himself for the rest of their life" is rather a myth. This came out in public documents related to the divorce of said wife.


Holy cow! The "rest of their lives" independent wealth claim seems to finally be gone! Congratulations Skomorokh on finally being truthful on one of the most important BLPs in Wikipedia. What did it take, about five years?

Yes kids, this means reality has changed:

The two founders of Wikipedia were not independently wealthy at the time Wikipedia was created.

Note to future wiki writers: just because an article in Wired magazine says something, doesn't mean it's true (I'd be hoping your sixth grade teachers or your mom and dad would tell you that, but better to learn it late than never).
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