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TungstenCarbide
post Sat 3rd March 2012, 7:20pm
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QUOTE(jsalsman @ Sat 3rd March 2012, 6:53pm) *
African American wikipedians seem to stay around longer than most editors, at least those who self-identify by userbox (which include some likely GNAA, by the way.)
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I don't see Bcorr on that list - he was one of the first bureaucrats.
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post Sat 3rd March 2012, 9:17pm
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QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Sat 3rd March 2012, 11:20am) *

I don't see Bcorr on that list - he was one of the first bureaucrats.

From my Brian Corr article:
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Corr may have quit Wikipedia, as his last contrib was October 2011, after years of declining interest.
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post Sun 4th March 2012, 12:02am
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I had an unfortunate experience while watching some movie with Michelle Pfeifer and George Clooney when I suddenly realized that she looks a lot like Christopher Walken. I've never been able to see her the same way since.
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post Sun 4th March 2012, 2:32am
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QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Sat 3rd March 2012, 12:20pm) *

QUOTE(jsalsman @ Sat 3rd March 2012, 6:53pm) *
African American wikipedians seem to stay around longer than most editors, at least those who self-identify by userbox (which include some likely GNAA, by the way.)
http://i44.tinypic.com/24zhxrc.png

I don't see Bcorr on that list - he was one of the first bureaucrats.

No, it was thrown together from the userbox category, and Bcorr only has babelboxes. Also, there wasn't enough room on the horizontal axis for all 144, so only every 4th or 5th is actually shown.

There is also the possibility that African Americans don't stay around much longer than editors with userboxes describing themselves (which implies at least an emotional investment in identity as an editor) but they do stay around longer than typical users with the same numbers of edits.
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QUOTE(jsalsman @ Sun 4th March 2012, 2:32am) *

QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Sat 3rd March 2012, 12:20pm) *

QUOTE(jsalsman @ Sat 3rd March 2012, 6:53pm) *
African American wikipedians seem to stay around longer than most editors, at least those who self-identify by userbox (which include some likely GNAA, by the way.)
http://i44.tinypic.com/24zhxrc.png

I don't see Bcorr on that list - he was one of the first bureaucrats.

No, it was thrown together from the userbox category, and Bcorr only has babelboxes. Also, there wasn't enough room on the horizontal axis for all 144, so only every 4th or 5th is actually shown.

There is also the possibility that African Americans don't stay around much longer than editors with userboxes describing themselves (which implies at least an emotional investment in identity as an editor) but they do stay around longer than typical users with the same numbers of edits.



Surprising didn't Fred Bauber say that African Americans were culturally unsuited to doing anything like editing an encyclopaedia voluntarily?

http://wikipediareview.com/index.php?showtopic=31459&st=0
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QUOTE(lilburne @ Sun 4th March 2012, 6:58am) *

Surprising didn't Fred Bauber say that African Americans were culturally unsuited to doing anything like editing an encyclopaedia voluntarily?

http://wikipediareview.com/index.php?showtopic=31459&st=0

And for those who prefer to read about things in concise, spam-blog format, rather than message board threads, there was this summary, though how anyone could consider that "mainstream media" is preposterous.
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post Sun 4th March 2012, 6:43pm
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though how anyone could consider that "mainstream media" is preposterous.

In the interests of improving comprehensibility for others, I suggest a rewording, e.g.

"though it would be preposterous for anyone to consider that "mainstream media"".

Otherwise, an excellent post, Greg! +1
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