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The Wales Hunter
post Mon 28th January 2008, 3:00pm
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Too much detail to go into here, but this must be the most MySpace user on Wiki. Of course, they're an admin... blink.gif

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post Mon 28th January 2008, 3:05pm
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And they even got the domain name bathrobecabal.org to use as a redirect to this page. (Congrats on them for having sufficient cluefulness to use a .org top level domain for this organization page instead of a silly .com address.)
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post Mon 28th January 2008, 3:16pm
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QUOTE(dtobias @ Mon 28th January 2008, 10:05am) *

And they even got the domain name bathrobecabal.org to use as a redirect to this page. (Congrats on them for having sufficient cluefulness to use a .org top level domain for this organization page instead of a silly .com address.)


I think we have just found DT's obsession. I know his «com.org.ism» doesn't look like much, but I'm sure it betokens untold secrets.

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post Mon 28th January 2008, 3:32pm
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The MFD debate makes good reading, too.

Apparently, a reason to keep is was because otherwise LaraLove would have wasted cash on registering the domain name. As someone mentions in the discussion, does that mean the next time their article is up for AFD, all they have to do is buy a domain name, redirect and it will be kept?
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post Mon 28th January 2008, 3:49pm
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What on earth is this? Ryulong's "Penguin Cabal"?

Can someone dig up the post where Ryulong was deleting other people's user pages because they "took up disk space"? Does anyone remember that?
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post Mon 28th January 2008, 4:08pm
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QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Mon 28th January 2008, 10:32am) *

Apparently, a reason to keep is was because otherwise LaraLove would have wasted cash on registering the domain name.


I spent about $550 getting Wikipedia Review registered as a business entity in Pennsylvania, launching the website, and designing and buying letterhead, etc.

That didn't seem to carry any weight in Jimbo & Co.'s reinterpretation of what one "can" and "cannot" do on Wikipedia, after the fact.

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post Mon 28th January 2008, 4:26pm
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QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Mon 28th January 2008, 10:00am) *

Too much detail to go into here, but this must be the most MySpace user on Wiki. Of course, they're an admin... blink.gif


More like Facebook. You have to be a admin to join this creepy little club of losers. Still, this is a great spot WH.
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post Mon 28th January 2008, 5:03pm
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QUOTE(GlassBeadGame @ Mon 28th January 2008, 11:26am) *

QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Mon 28th January 2008, 10:00am) *

Too much detail to go into here, but this must be the most MySpace user on Wiki. Of course, they're an admin... blink.gif


More like Facebook. You have to be a admin to join this creepy little club of losers. Still, this is a great spot WH.


The other day, I spotted a WP User page that was completely decked out to emulate a Facebook profile. I should have mentioned it. Sorry, but there's no way I'd find it again, but it's out there, and I'm sure we'll see more copying it.

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post Mon 28th January 2008, 5:06pm
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I saw that too, some weeks ago. An impressive achievement in geekly coding.
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post Mon 28th January 2008, 5:23pm
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It's this one, which has since removed that style.
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post Mon 28th January 2008, 5:24pm
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It was Gurch. He had it deleted in a fit of pique.
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post Mon 28th January 2008, 6:27pm
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Gurch sounds about right.
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The Wales Hunter
post Mon 28th January 2008, 6:31pm
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Gurch quit because he refused to accept the essay Wikipedia is Failing...
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post Mon 28th January 2008, 7:17pm
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QUOTE(Kato @ Mon 28th January 2008, 3:49pm) *

What on earth is this? Ryulong's "Penguin Cabal"?

Can someone dig up the post where Ryulong was deleting other people's user pages because they "took up disk space"? Does anyone remember that?


He also privent pepole form moving them also. wacko.gif

But it is unlimneated truth that wikipedia is like MySpace it is full with buch of idots. blink.gif

* administrative note: removed duplicate post - Nathan

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post Mon 28th January 2008, 7:23pm
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I think the word you are looking for is unmitigated.
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post Mon 28th January 2008, 9:24pm
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QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Mon 28th January 2008, 10:32am) *

The MFD debate makes good reading, too.

Apparently, a reason to keep is was because otherwise LaraLove would have wasted cash on registering the domain name. As someone mentions in the discussion, does that mean the next time their article is up for AFD, all they have to do is buy a domain name, redirect and it will be kept?


Actually, I didn't register the domain. That was the_undertow, so perhaps you should start another thread on him. He's actually way more MySpace on wiki than I am. Good times. Does this mean I've "made it"? No? Damn.
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post Mon 28th January 2008, 9:38pm
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QUOTE(LaraLove @ Mon 28th January 2008, 4:24pm) *

QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Mon 28th January 2008, 10:32am) *

The MFD debate makes good reading, too.

Apparently, a reason to keep is was because otherwise LaraLove would have wasted cash on registering the domain name. As someone mentions in the discussion, does that mean the next time their article is up for AFD, all they have to do is buy a domain name, redirect and it will be kept?


Actually, I didn't register the domain. That was the_undertow, so perhaps you should start another thread on him. He's actually way more MySpace on wiki than I am. Good times. Does this mean I've "made it"? No? Damn.


You understand that we think your page is a symptom of dysfunction, right?
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QUOTE(LaraLove @ Mon 28th January 2008, 1:24pm) *

QUOTE(The Wales Hunter @ Mon 28th January 2008, 10:32am) *

The MFD debate makes good reading, too.

Apparently, a reason to keep is was because otherwise LaraLove would have wasted cash on registering the domain name. As someone mentions in the discussion, does that mean the next time their article is up for AFD, all they have to do is buy a domain name, redirect and it will be kept?


Actually, I didn't register the domain. That was the_undertow, so perhaps you should start another thread on him. He's actually way more MySpace on wiki than I am. Good times. Does this mean I've "made it"? No? Damn.

Welcome LaraLove. Unfortunately you'll have to ramp up the abuse if you want to get mentioned here more.
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post Mon 28th January 2008, 10:15pm
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This has got to be the most retarded thing I've seen with a while. 'Creepy little club of losers' sounds about right, GBG.
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post Mon 28th January 2008, 10:31pm
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Lara

Now you are here, I suggest you have a good read of this thread, and then decide whether your user page is such a good idea.

To be clear, that is not a threat of future vandalism by me or anyone else, just some friendly advice having had my eyes opened. Fortunately Jimbo's spanking site is no more.

Oh, and after you have looked back at Wikipedia, think about where else you have shared your personal information so prominently under GFDL.
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