Bump up, as I added some stuff that might bring discussion.
QUOTE(Somey @ Sat 26th February 2011, 1:12pm)
QUOTE(thekohser @ Sat 26th February 2011, 8:48am)
Could a mod move this thread to The Jimbo Phenomenon folder?
In the little video menu thingy for the Squawk Box appearance, there was another video in which Jimbo actually managed to get the hot-looking-babe interviewer to go out to dinner with him before the interview even started
. Pretty impressive!
It's the usual worthless claptrap, of course.
Looks like her got her into Denny's or someplace with wallstalls. Applebees or maybe a steakhouse?
Perhaps that is the Wallstrip production-company lunchroom? WTF?
All this is back in 2008, when Jimbo was footloose and fancy free.
Must be because Wallstrip
, the show being seen here, bought the farm at the end of 2008, due to the stock market crash of that year. So sad. And ex-trader Jimbo gives it a "long" rating, too. Guess that was politeness.
Does Jimbo's voice sound a ibt like Bill Gates to anybody?
I was amused when they asked him what makes Wikia different. He said was for geeks, but then went on to say that they were branching out beyond geek-ness, essentially. Okay, so what makes it different. Well, he says it's "heavily moderated" so as to make it really "advertizer friendly."
Which tells us a couple of things. Jimbo cares a lot more about advertizers than for children, or for public reputation of anybody with a BLP, and that's why WP is NOT heavily moderated. Basically, because moderation on WP doesn't make Jimbo any money, or else he'd do it.
I suppose the other part of that is that if you have anything bad to say about an advertising sponsor on Wikia, true and sourced or not, keep it to yourself. As with newspapers, it ain't gunna happen.
Jimbo also says Wikia is in 66 languages, and would be 67 if they counted Klingon. Hahahaha. The interviewer didn't ask him why he felt justified in stealing the Klingon Wikis from WMF.
It is becoming more and more clear that WP:NOT should simply be replaced with WP:NOTWIKIA. See WP:NOTANYTHINGTHATMIGHTMAKEJIMBOMONEY.
He also says beiing an internet rockstar is just like being the other kind of rockstar, except there's no sex or drugs. No, no, Jimbo, you got it wrong: there's sex, but e-condoms don't work in the Real World.