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thekohser
post Thu 4th March 2010, 2:19am
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Check again, folks. Wikipedia will not be humiliated!
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post Thu 4th March 2010, 5:31am
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Wed 3rd March 2010, 9:19pm) *

Check again, folks. Wikipedia will not be humiliated!


Well, it really doesn't need any help doing that, does it? happy.gif
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post Thu 4th March 2010, 12:42pm
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It really wasn't necessary to include the printed (i.e. effectively unverifiable for the average user) references - people don't even bother to check URL references, and selecting a spurious reference from a paywalled site would be even more effective.
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post Thu 4th March 2010, 11:12pm
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And the admins broke Piggy's glasses...
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QUOTE(John Limey @ Wed 3rd March 2010, 11:57am) *

I liked Zoloft's idea: "Wikipedia can't Handel the truth".


Yet another motto is born...and also one of my favorite ones too!

This was a masterwork of Wikipunkage!
Well done, Sirs!
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Even if it goes ignored by the mainstream media, you have still won major respect points with a small but, dare I say, influential segment of cyberspace.
(have you considered Slashdoting and/or digging it?)

What amuses (but doesn't amaze) me most in this is the slow response of OTRS.
Are not such cases, fake or otherwise, their entire Raison D'etre?!

It only goes to further my assertion that, at best, OTRS is an inefficient customer complaints department; just leave a message, take a number and they'll get back with
you...eventually...maybe...your call is very important to us!
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post Fri 5th March 2010, 6:14pm
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It's not, technically speaking, a BLP if the person doesn't exist; nonexistent people can hardly be "living".
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post Fri 5th March 2010, 6:21pm
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It's not, technically speaking, a BLP if the person doesn't exist; nonexistent people can hardly be "living".

It's not, technically speaking, an 'illegal drug sale' if the stuff turns out to be cornstarch, but it sure will tell you a lot about the person who buys it.

*Yes, I am aware that in some states, you can still be arrested for selling white powder if you represent it as an illegal drug.
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post Fri 5th March 2010, 6:41pm
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QUOTE(dtobias @ Fri 5th March 2010, 1:14pm) *

It's not, technically speaking, a BLP if the person doesn't exist; nonexistent people can hardly be "living".


It's not, technically speaking, an encyclopedia if the content's publisher is not treated as a publisher; non-published content can hardly be "reliable".
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post Fri 5th March 2010, 9:57pm
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From our traffic logs, I noticed that someone has "dugg!" the Handel story, so if you liked the story as much as I did and you have a Digg account, please go Digg it too and spread the word beyond the Wikipedia community.
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post Sat 6th March 2010, 2:23am
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Consider it dugged.
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post Sat 6th March 2010, 1:39pm
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Nice job. I particularly enjoyed the inclusion of "animal rights groups" as a source calling the beleaguered Mr. Handel a "murderer" and a "Nazi." To paraphrase Homer Simpson: "Animal rights groups... is there anything they don't know?" (Here, for the record, is the archived ANI discussion.)

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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Wed 3rd March 2010, 6:07pm) *

I'm thinking about editing on WQ as "Quillercastingcouch." ... The purpose being to see if they can play WR regulars, without screwing up.

A fascinating technique that I must copy. When youre caught with your pants (in the US sense and still more the British sense) down use lots of irrelevances and smoke and mirrors to hide the fact. Milton of course plays the part of the WR regular to perfection. Without screwing up? If he did that he wouldn't be such a convincing WR regular.
Mike, you must train your new IDs not to swing at every pitch.
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