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> Mantanmoreland goes socking? (Again?), LOL
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post Mon 31st October 2011, 4:40pm
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QUOTE("Gary Weiss aka Mantanmoreland")
Weight Loss Surgery: the New Prozac. I’ll discuss the amazing growth of weight-loss surgery, the biggest medical phenomenon since the Prozac craze of the 1990s, and how it is revolutionizing the treatment of obesity and impacting on the health care and insurance industry. Americans spend $61 billion a year on losing weight, and almost a quarter a million people a year resort to weight-loss surgery that used to be rare and dangerous. From my intimate, inside perspective as a weight-loss surgery patient—losing 120 pounds in less than a year—I’ll describe the staggering implications of weight-loss surgery.

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post Mon 31st October 2011, 5:40pm
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Can't wait to not read Gary's new fuck-you-jimbo book about Ayn Rand cultism. Getting kicked off WP really focused his work!

If Scotty Berg adds his book to Rand's BLP as a reference, one should not be shocked.
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post Mon 31st October 2011, 8:43pm
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QUOTE(Piperdown @ Mon 31st October 2011, 10:40am) *

Can't wait to not read Gary's new fuck-you-jimbo book about Ayn Rand cultism. Getting kicked off WP really focused his work!

If Scotty Berg adds his book to Rand's BLP as a reference, one should not be shocked.

Gee, thanks for trying to cheer us up. (not)

Weiss is such damaged goods at this point, I'm amazed anyone would hire him to give a speech.
It's about time he started going after the real WP problems, although he really should have
done that in 2006, instead of running a personal wargame on WP servers......
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post Tue 1st November 2011, 11:08am
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Mon 31st October 2011, 8:43pm) *

QUOTE(Piperdown @ Mon 31st October 2011, 10:40am) *

Can't wait to not read Gary's new fuck-you-jimbo book about Ayn Rand cultism. Getting kicked off WP really focused his work!

If Scotty Berg adds his book to Rand's BLP as a reference, one should not be shocked.

Gee, thanks for trying to cheer us up. (not)

Weiss is such damaged goods at this point, I'm amazed anyone would hire him to give a speech.
It's about time he started going after the real WP problems, although he really should have
done that in 2006, instead of running a personal wargame on WP servers......


I think you're exaggerating the impact on wikiwars in the real world. If you google "Gary Weiss" you won't see anything about his wikiadventures until the third page of results.
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post Wed 4th January 2012, 10:13pm
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Scotty Berg it is for the latest incarnation. Confirmed today.
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post Wed 4th January 2012, 10:32pm
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QUOTE(cookiehead @ Wed 4th January 2012, 4:13pm) *

Scotty Berg it is for the latest incarnation. Confirmed today.
Well look at that. Tough to think of another good explanation. He certainly can't claim he just randomly arrived on recent changes duty, like last time...he's been off for 24 hours.

He also let his slip show there at the beginning, and then caught himself and took a step back.

Hopefully this will be enough for a CU.
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post Tue 10th January 2012, 11:57pm
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It's a good thing Gary Weiss is no longer obsessed with Patrick Byrne. Only writes a blog about him every other day now:

http://seekingalpha.com/author/gary-weiss/articles
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post Wed 11th January 2012, 12:06am
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QUOTE(cookiehead @ Tue 10th January 2012, 11:57pm) *

It's a good thing Gary Weiss is no longer obsessed with Patrick Byrne. Only writes a blog about him every other day now:

http://seekingalpha.com/author/gary-weiss/articles
Jesus what a nutcase
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post Wed 11th January 2012, 12:10am
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QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Tue 10th January 2012, 7:06pm) *

QUOTE(cookiehead @ Tue 10th January 2012, 11:57pm) *

It's a good thing Gary Weiss is no longer obsessed with Patrick Byrne. Only writes a blog about him every other day now:

http://seekingalpha.com/author/gary-weiss/articles
Jesus what a nutcase


This is also Weiss. Nuttier than you can imagine. One of many aliases on that site.

http://search.messages.yahoo.com/search?.m...uthor&within=tm
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post Wed 11th January 2012, 12:11am
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QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Wed 11th January 2012, 12:06am) *

QUOTE(cookiehead @ Tue 10th January 2012, 11:57pm) *

It's a good thing Gary Weiss is no longer obsessed with Patrick Byrne. Only writes a blog about him every other day now:

http://seekingalpha.com/author/gary-weiss/articles
Jesus what a nutcase


Why, couldn't he stay away from his article? He couldn't even wait 15 minutes to see if someone else would revert if for him.
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post Wed 11th January 2012, 12:45am
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QUOTE(Cla68 @ Tue 10th January 2012, 4:11pm) *

QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Wed 11th January 2012, 12:06am) *

QUOTE(cookiehead @ Tue 10th January 2012, 11:57pm) *

It's a good thing Gary Weiss is no longer obsessed with Patrick Byrne. Only writes a blog about him every other day now:http://seekingalpha.com/author/gary-weiss/articles
Jesus what a nutcase
Why, couldn't he stay away from his article? He couldn't even wait 15 minutes to see if someone else would revert if for him.

Yup, that's Gary. He seems to be getting worse with age.....
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post Wed 11th January 2012, 7:32pm
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Tue 10th January 2012, 5:45pm) *
Yup, that's Gary. He seems to be getting worse with age.....
Problem solved (for now).
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post Wed 11th January 2012, 9:10pm
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Though I'm iffy on the CU evidence, it should have been stale unless Alison has the info from FT2 from way back when.
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post Wed 11th January 2012, 11:33pm
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QUOTE(that one guy @ Wed 11th January 2012, 10:10pm) *

Though I'm iffy on the CU evidence, it should have been stale unless Alison has the info from FT2 from way back when.

CU evidence isn't always IP evidence. That's a very common fallacy. In fact, for any but the most inexperienced sockmaster, IP evidence is rarely helpful. Still, it's true that people do keep records.

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post Thu 12th January 2012, 4:12am
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"culeaker"? really? That's not right.

But wow WP hasn't seen this sort of dancing on a "I didn't do it!" page since...well...um...SammiHarris said "I didn't do it!".

ScottyBerg can claim Temporary Lightheadiness. You try losing 120 pounds (weight, silly, not currency, that's a whole 'nother ball of eurowax) and keep your wits about you. Stand up suddenly and it's lights out, fireworks, cobwebs in that state. Could go farther than the "my cousin used my PC" argument.

And who's this "Quest" guy? Immediately goes to the "Gary Weiss (Not baseball)" BLP and touches up a blank space or two after this "witch hunt" goes into its tortury of a "12,000 Edit" saint. A saint I tell you!

But wow I do notice that Wikipedia articles appear to be frozen in 2008. Did the Wikiverse come under a 28 Days type Zombie attack since then? Virtually every article I read goes through this cycle:

2005: created (often out of spite)
2006-2008: Violent Clashes of Creativity in Editing
2009: Eventual acceptance and placement of "this article sucks because of <tag here>"
2010-2012: Zombiehood


It's a shame about wikipedia...
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post Thu 12th January 2012, 8:30am
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QUOTE(cookiehead @ Wed 11th January 2012, 8:12pm) *

But wow I do notice that Wikipedia articles appear to be frozen in 2008. Did the Wikiverse come under a 28 Days type Zombie attack since then? Virtually every article I read goes through this cycle:

2005: created (often out of spite)
2006-2008: Violent Clashes of Creativity in Editing
2009: Eventual acceptance and placement of "this article sucks because of <tag here>"
2010-2012: Zombiehood

You are correct. I've done intensive statistical analysis of 200 random articles, and discovered that the addition of actual information to them peaked out in 2009, and is now dropping. Instead of actual edits that add information, admins and fanboys are using bots to pretend to edit articles, by thrashing them with minor reformattings, cross-wiki linking, and other crap.

And more to the point, they lie about it, and deny any such process.
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post Thu 12th January 2012, 5:51pm
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One "Jack Sebastian" considers dear old "ScottyBerg to be a substantially-sized douchebag"

I dare say that violates some sort of WP policy. Award that man an anti-Barnstar. After all, Bergweiss lost 120 lbs.

At least give Scotty a chance to start a 5 year edit war on Ayn Rand not seen since the LaRouche (rhymes with douche). Man's got to plug a new book and win a Cajones Laton award for fighting the WP Rand cult. Gary could even be a WP Review All-Star by this time next year.
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post Thu 12th January 2012, 10:47pm
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QUOTE(cookiehead @ Thu 12th January 2012, 5:51pm) *

One "Jack Sebastian" considers dear old "ScottyBerg to be a substantially-sized douchebag"

I dare say that violates some sort of WP policy. Award that man an anti-Barnstar. After all, Bergweiss lost 120 lbs.

At least give Scotty a chance to start a 5 year edit war on Ayn Rand not seen since the LaRouche (rhymes with douche). Man's got to plug a new book and win a Cajones Laton award for fighting the WP Rand cult. Gary could even be a WP Review All-Star by this time next year.


One way to discover his new accounts is to put the Rand articles on the watchlist and see who adds Weiss' new book as a source.
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QUOTE(Cla68 @ Thu 12th January 2012, 3:47pm) *
One way to discover his new accounts is to put the Rand articles on the watchlist and see who adds Weiss' new book as a source.
Gary...er...I mean Scotty...already added a reference to it to Weiss's autobiography.
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post Fri 13th January 2012, 12:13am
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Well look here, Cla...Give Weiss enough rope and he shall begin to do as he always does.
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