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> The "foreign sources" controversy returns, the dynamic duo rides again
It's the blimp, Frank
post Fri 4th March 2011, 8:07pm
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QUOTE(Gruntled @ Fri 4th March 2011, 2:57pm) *

QUOTE(It's the blimp, Frank @ Fri 4th March 2011, 5:02am) *

SlimVirgin has another request for comment about the use of foreign sources at Talk:WP:V. What she's saying seems completely reasonable, but I wonder if it is going to be leveraged into something else.

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What she's saying seems completely reasonable

Emphasis mine - we are after all dealing with the ultimate WP gamer.

And her proposal is now being overwhelmingly rejected by editors who say that it puts an unfair burden on foreign language sources as opposed to other sorts of problematic sources. So it looks like other editors are a step or two ahead of her on this.
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post Sun 6th March 2011, 6:00am
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Well, they tolerated Jayen's edits as long as they could stand it, but now Slim 'n' Will have erupted into a frenzy of euphemistic rage. Slim hits the panic button about the "used of self-published sources in the article." As it turns out, Jayen has added a grand total of one LaRouche-sourced item, where it says that LaRouche endorsed John Kerry for president in 2004. Little did he know that that is a very bad thing to put in the article. Why? Because, although they will absolutely not say so, the goal for S 'n' W is to maintain the Dennis King POV that LaRouche is secretly a right-wing racist who hates Democrats. So Slim goes into contortions, arguing that the view is "not notable," that it is a quote which involves "third parties," a remarkable array of WikiLawyer arguments where she struggles not to state her real agenda.

S 'n' W also made a big fuss about a quote from CBS where LaRouche refers to a friend of his who was "beaten up marching across a bridge in support of Martin Luther King back in the fight for voters' rights." That is also a big no-no. S 'n' W both pretend that they don't know LaRouche is talking about Amelia Boynton Robinson, but they sure don't like that reference. "It's a long quote that doesn't add much, one which mostly talks about an unnamed friend," says Will. No, we definitely can't have that in the article. But we mustn't say why that is.
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post Sun 6th March 2011, 6:43am
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Compare Amelia Boynton Robinson (T-H-L-K-D), which calls her "an American woman who was a figure in the American Civil Rights Movement," with the way she is described here and here ("Civil rights pioneer Amelia Boynton Robinson",) or here ("a leading civil rights activist who played a key role in efforts that led to passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.") Slim 'n' Will felt the need to denigrate her because of her association with LaRouche.
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post Tue 8th March 2011, 1:47am
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And for his service in blocking Angel's flight (T-C-L-K-R-D) , Dreadstar gets this.
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post Tue 8th March 2011, 4:26am
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QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Mon 7th March 2011, 6:47pm) *

And for his service in blocking Angel's flight (T-C-L-K-R-D) , Dreadstar gets this.

There's a five-pointed suppository for you, Dredstar.



(Okay, stolen from Dirty Harry, but still good).



Occurs to me that Will left out the blindfolded lady with the sword. wink.gif
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post Tue 8th March 2011, 4:35pm
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QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Tue 8th March 2011, 1:47am) *

And for his service in blocking Angel's flight (T-C-L-K-R-D) , Dreadstar gets this.

Note his sarcastic reaction: "Wow, thanks Will, this really means a lot!" At least, I assume it's sarcastic.
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post Tue 8th March 2011, 5:21pm
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QUOTE(Gruntled @ Tue 8th March 2011, 9:35am) *

QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Tue 8th March 2011, 1:47am) *

And for his service in blocking Angel's flight (T-C-L-K-R-D) , Dreadstar gets this.

Note his sarcastic reaction: "Wow, thanks Will, this really means a lot!" At least, I assume it's sarcastic.

I actually assumed it wasn't. unhappy.gif
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post Tue 8th March 2011, 10:53pm
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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Tue 8th March 2011, 9:21am) *

QUOTE(Gruntled @ Tue 8th March 2011, 9:35am) *

QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Tue 8th March 2011, 1:47am) *

And for his service in blocking Angel's flight (T-C-L-K-R-D) , Dreadstar gets this.

Note his sarcastic reaction: "Wow, thanks Will, this really means a lot!" At least, I assume it's sarcastic.

I actually assumed it wasn't. unhappy.gif

Perhaps someone should ask him.
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post Sun 10th April 2011, 3:00am
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I don't know if it's bad form to post to an old thread, but Will Beback reminds me of the Energizer Bunny in his endless campaign against LaRouche and it's worth a few yuks. He is now back at the Reliable Sources board because he wants to include an accusation from a journalism student that the LaRouche organization's website plagiarized "the look, but not the content" of BarackObama.com. TimidGuy responds with a very reasonable comment, and Will comes back with an unreasonable one. tongue.gif
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post Sun 10th April 2011, 7:00am
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*jumps into the fray*
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