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post Mon 25th October 2010, 1:15am
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Philippe Beaudette, whom most of you know as the guy who wired the no-bid research contract to Q2 Consulting (his previous employer) has hired a right-hand gal on a temp basis, Christine Moellenberndt.

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I am currently attending San Jose State University, in pursuit of a Master's degree in Applied Anthropology. My thesis research focuses around stakeholder relations in Web 2.0. My research analyzes relations between the owners of LiveJournal, a blogging website, and their users through posts made by the company to communicate to the community, the community's response in replies and messages on other LiveJournal communities, as well as interviews with LJ employees and users and anonymous surveys.

This research will answer questions surrounding formation of online communities and the feelings of ownership around those communities. My other areas of interest include identity in online communities, categories of insider and outsider as they pertain to online communities, self-identification, acceptance into these communities, and also into the broader category of "geek."

After graduation, I plan to take my new-found knowledge (and my 12 years of experience in the tech industry, with 10 years of experience with online communities) into the tech sector to assist companies with their understanding and usage of their online customer/user base.
Christine Moellenberndt’s Specialties:

Unique knowledge of online communities, both as a researcher and as a member of several, understanding of the "geek" mindset, ability to translate from "geek" to "non-geek"
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Zoloft
post Mon 25th October 2010, 1:22am
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So she's the Margaret Mead of nerds?

This article is interesting... it gives a little insight into her 'lived in her mother's basement for eight years' stage...

Kinda nerdy...


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post Mon 25th October 2010, 1:27am
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So she's the Margaret Mead of nerds?
Only if she starts dating Jimbo.
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post Mon 25th October 2010, 1:37am
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I'm still finding more references to her whining about her college debt...

Also, from here:
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Date: Mon, 21 Oct 96 15:58:44 EDT
Name:: Christine Moellenberndt
E-mail:: catwoman@inreach.com
RQFC-topic: Masonic history and purposes
Message:: I'm a Past Worthy Advisor of my Rainbow assembly, and Master of the Grand Cross of Color. I'm doing a research paper on Masonry, and am doing my own research, as my father is considering becoming a mason. Anyone who knows of some good books or articles is encouraged to mail me with their information.


She leaves little paw-prints all over the Internet...
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post Mon 25th October 2010, 1:37am
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Sun 24th October 2010, 6:15pm) *

Philippe Beaudette, whom most of you know as the guy who wired the no-bid research contract to Q2 Consulting (his previous employer) has hired a right-hand gal on a temp basis, Christine Moellenberndt.

She's got a Facebook.......looks like a nerdy young woman to me......I don't see any connections to Wikimedia insiders, though.
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post Mon 25th October 2010, 2:20am
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 24th October 2010, 9:37pm) *

She's got a Facebook.......looks like a nerdy young woman to me......I don't see any connections to Wikimedia insiders, though.

And down goes her Facebook page's sharing level. That didn't take her long. I didn't even get to suggest to her my Examiner article about her new boss' technique of no-compete bidding.

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post Mon 25th October 2010, 2:24am
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Sun 24th October 2010, 10:20pm) *

QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sun 24th October 2010, 9:37pm) *

She's got a Facebook.......looks like a nerdy young woman to me......I don't see any connections to Wikimedia insiders, though.

And down goes her Facebook page's sharing level. That didn't take her long. I didn't even get to suggest to her my Examiner article about her new boss' technique of no-compete bidding.

Redhead. Where's Moulton?
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post Tue 26th October 2010, 1:55am
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This thread is now the #5 result on a Google search for Christine Moellenberndt.
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post Tue 26th October 2010, 3:54pm
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My coverage of the story in Examiner.com isn't going over so well with the Comments crowd.

If Moellenberndt personally doesn't like the coverage, perhaps I could modify the article, or even delete it, but that would require her engaging with me, and the WMF has manifestly declined obligation to engage me.

Anybody else notice how close Moellenberndt is to Moeller / Brandt?

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post Tue 26th October 2010, 3:58pm
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It looks like San Jose State hasn't taught its Applied Anthropology grad students the importance of sample selection and control when conducting quantitative survey research.
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post Tue 26th October 2010, 4:45pm
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This seems like uneventful news reporting. In Wikipedia terms, "non-notable".
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post Tue 26th October 2010, 4:58pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 26th October 2010, 4:54pm) *

My coverage of the story in Examiner.com isn't going over so well with the Comments crowd.

If Moellenberndt personally doesn't like the coverage, perhaps I could modify the article, or even delete it, but that would require her engaging with me, and the WMF has manifestly declined obligation to engage me.

Anybody else notice how close Moellenberndt is to Moeller / Brandt?

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Greg, please please reconsider that article.

Yes, Wikipedia can be evil. But if someone posted that on Wikipedia, I'd delete it on sight.

So, a young girl has taken on a job with an organisation which you find morally bankrupt. Is that any reason for you to victimise her by showing the worst goggle can do on intrusiveness?

Please, tell me you can be better than that? And better than you accuse them of being?

Reconsider?

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post Tue 26th October 2010, 5:28pm
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I'm with Doc, here. Unless there's something here that I'm missing, this seems unwarranted and likely only to stoke anti-Kohs sentiment.
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post Tue 26th October 2010, 5:29pm
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QUOTE(Doc glasgow @ Tue 26th October 2010, 5:58pm) *

QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 26th October 2010, 4:54pm) *

My coverage of the story in Examiner.com isn't going over so well with the Comments crowd.

If Moellenberndt personally doesn't like the coverage, perhaps I could modify the article, or even delete it, but that would require her engaging with me, and the WMF has manifestly declined obligation to engage me.

Anybody else notice how close Moellenberndt is to Moeller / Brandt?

fear.gif


Greg, please please reconsider that article.

Yes, Wikipedia can be evil. But if someone posted that on Wikipedia, I'd delete it on sight.

So, a young girl has taken on a job with an organisation which you find morally bankrupt. Is that any reason for you to victimise her by showing the worst goggle can do on intrusiveness?

Please, tell me you can be better than that? And better than you accuse them of being?

Reconsider?


What has age/gender got to do with anything ? The person in question is an adult making adult choices. Those choices have included disporting personal information around the internet, the stuff that multitudes of WP BLPs are made of, though those BLPs may use pre masticated low rent journalism to justify the inclusion of 'personal details'. No one who works for WMF should expect any better treatment than the worst that any WP BLP dishes out to its subject. At least Ms Moellenberndt doesn't have to live with a 'teen nude in suggestive pose' photo of herself gracing the 'sum of all human knowledge'.


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Is it possible to add "Sux cocks" to that article?

Seriously though what has she done to warrant any article? <ind you it does illustrate the point, which shouldn't be lost on the young, not to allow your real name on the internet.
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post Tue 26th October 2010, 5:52pm
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QUOTE(Avirosa @ Tue 26th October 2010, 6:29pm) *

QUOTE(Doc glasgow @ Tue 26th October 2010, 5:58pm) *

QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 26th October 2010, 4:54pm) *

My coverage of the story in Examiner.com isn't going over so well with the Comments crowd.

If Moellenberndt personally doesn't like the coverage, perhaps I could modify the article, or even delete it, but that would require her engaging with me, and the WMF has manifestly declined obligation to engage me.

Anybody else notice how close Moellenberndt is to Moeller / Brandt?

fear.gif


Greg, please please reconsider that article.

Yes, Wikipedia can be evil. But if someone posted that on Wikipedia, I'd delete it on sight.

So, a young girl has taken on a job with an organisation which you find morally bankrupt. Is that any reason for you to victimise her by showing the worst goggle can do on intrusiveness?

Please, tell me you can be better than that? And better than you accuse them of being?

Reconsider?


What has age/gender got to do with anything ? The person in question is an adult making adult choices. Those choices have included disporting personal information around the internet, the stuff that multitudes of WP BLPs are made of, though those BLPs may use pre masticated low rent journalism to justify the inclusion of 'personal details'. No one who works for WMF should expect any better treatment than the worst that any WP BLP dishes out to its subject. At least Ms Moellenberndt doesn't have to live with a 'teen nude in suggestive pose' photo of herself gracing the 'sum of all human knowledge'.


A.virosa


Sticking some info on a social networking site isn't (mentally) the same as being the subject of a prurient article in what's designed to look like a newsite. (Although I agree, those posting on social networking need to consider it has the same net effect.)

Now, I'm the first to agree there's a parallel with Wikipedia does. But at least Wikipedia does have a metric of "notability" and didn't scrape stuff from facebook, last I checked.

Greg, if you were making an anti-wikipedia point, you've made it.

This now just makes you look bad.
We've had our differences, but I give you more moral credit than this. Please rethink.

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post Tue 26th October 2010, 6:23pm
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How about I take the article down when she (at age 33 or 34, mind you) quits the WMF in February?

It's interesting that some of you are saying that my article was sourced from Facebook, but really the key pieces of info were derived from the Scripps Howard News Service, and from Moellenberndt's own professional C.V. on LinkedIn. Or, choose CNN, if you wish.

She's writing a master's thesis on LiveJournal, Inc.'s interaction with its community of users. That's fascinating, I think.

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post Tue 26th October 2010, 7:16pm
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One year before reporting that school loans were practically insurmountable, there was the ability to get from California to Rome.

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About me:
I can't believe I let myself get dragged over here.

I mean, LiveJournal was bad enough. But I let myself get dragged to freaking MySpace!? AM I INSANE?

The short answer is, I am insane but I suffer from prolonged bouts of sanity.

at the moment my life is very dark. i don't see it getting better anytime soon. for now i hope i can just make it through my master's program and not find myself more broken than i currently am.


Who I'd like to meet:

Here's the thing.

I'm not really here to meet new people.

I'm here to find people I knew, and keep in touch with those I know. I'm not here to discover hot new local bands, or hot new anything bands, or guys who are looking for another notch in their belt, etcetera.

So unless I already know you... chances are I'm not going to friend you. This does actually go double for bands. I'm not the band type. I don't do that scene. So if you're looking for a new fan... I think you might want to look elsewhere.

Stuck up? Snobby? Cold? Maybe. But it's the truth.

Oh, and if you read all of this and add me anyway? Do you really think I'm going to add you back if it's that obvious you don't read, comprehend, and pay attention? Yeah, I don't think so either.


Sounds like she's not exactly "helpless".

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post Tue 26th October 2010, 7:30pm
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Then again, it sounds like she could really use some help.

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lamest of the lame

* Oct. 21st, 2008 at 11:04 PM

i am so freaking lame, it's disgusting.

i have a midterm due tomorrow. i've had it for two weeks. i have nothing written. and i mean that literally.

any other two weeks i'd have gotten it done by now. i'd probably not be happy with it, but i'd at least have words on a page, and didn't send an email to my advisor at 9:45 asking for more time.

i am so fucking lame.

that and the fact i was falling asleep at my computer at 9:30.

all of this just adds to my giant pile of lameness. lame. lame. lame lame lame. i suck. in a bad way.


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fuck everything.

* Oct. 23rd, 2008 at 2:51 PM

there are times i wonder why i fucking bother with anything.

you make a mistake, people get jumpy, and i'm worse off than before.

i swear, why do i even fucking bother? i should just do what i wanted to do so long ago; curl myself into a little ball and insulate myself from anyone and everyone.

i'd quit getting hurt at least.


I hope that her experience with the WMF helps restore a more holistic view of herself and her interaction in social environments.
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QUOTE(Avirosa @ Tue 26th October 2010, 5:29pm) *

No one who works for WMF should expect any better treatment than the worst that any WP BLP dishes out to its subject.


True. On the other hand, I don't think it's our place to dish out punishment for working there. And I didn't see the point of Greg's story in terms of informing the public.

But maybe I just didn't get it.
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