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> Re-purposing Dalmatia, Amazon.com and dubious sources
thekohser
post Mon 12th October 2009, 3:18pm
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I have to say that this is one of the funniest things I've seen all month, related to free licenses.

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post Tue 27th July 2010, 2:44am
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Some deutschefellow has a boner against Amazon for it's "collaboration" in selling "books" from some probably scammy publisher. Apparently taking WikiPedia articles and publishing them as books.

As if there already aren't enough crappy "books" around with lousy proof-reading and lack of editorial judgement.

Well, the person in question is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Playmobilonhishorse


Get a load of that user page. Can you say "My sole purpose on Wikipedia is to advocate for a legal case brought against "Dr. Wolfgang Philipp Müller." I knew you could.

So this person posts a blog, user submitted type entry on a German equivalent of "hot e-deals.com". Then uses the German-American gray area of laziness in verifying sources to use it as a "reliable source" about this "controversy" on the Amazon page. Yet there are no WP:RS anywhere reporting on this "controversy".

Matter discussed here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Rel...d#Preisgenau.de

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post Wed 28th July 2010, 3:34am
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Some deutschefellow has a boner against Amazon for it's "collaboration" in selling "books" from some probably scammy publisher. Apparently taking WikiPedia articles and publishing them as books.


yes, this comes up from time to time. my avatar is the badge that the company added to the front cover of their new "publications" after the last round of outcries against them.
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thekohser   Re-purposing Dalmatia   Mon 12th October 2009, 3:18pm
thekohser   I guess this thread was FAIL?   Tue 13th October 2009, 4:12pm
dogbiscuit   I guess this thread was FAIL? Nah, just didn...   Tue 13th October 2009, 4:29pm
The Wales Hunter   Does the same go for all of the books by the same ...   Tue 13th October 2009, 5:49pm
thekohser   Does the same go for all of the books by the same...   Tue 13th October 2009, 6:50pm
The Wales Hunter   To answer my own question, it looks possible. Pro...   Tue 13th October 2009, 6:35pm
Grep   Problem here - if Wikipedia/the WMF/whoever don...   Tue 13th October 2009, 8:07pm
Milton Roe   Problem here - if Wikipedia/the WMF/whoever don...   Tue 13th October 2009, 8:15pm
Sarcasticidealist   Problem here - if Wikipedia/the WMF/whoever don...   Wed 14th October 2009, 8:22pm
The Wales Hunter   I'm currently trying to determine whether thos...   Tue 13th October 2009, 6:59pm
thekohser   I now discover that this was discussed, and flippa...   Tue 13th October 2009, 8:18pm
carbuncle   I now discover that this was discussed, and flipp...   Wed 14th October 2009, 8:21pm
thekohser   So, call me crazy, but I reported Alphascript Publ...   Wed 14th October 2009, 8:11pm
thekohser   ...I reported Alphascript Publishing to the GNU F...   Tue 28th June 2011, 6:11pm
thekohser   So, I decided to try an experiment, at the suggest...   Thu 15th October 2009, 9:42pm
Eva Destruction   What do you all think? Any bets on whether she a...   Thu 15th October 2009, 9:58pm
thekohser   What do you all think? Any bets on whether she ...   Thu 15th October 2009, 10:59pm
Abd   Thing is, Bibles and Shakespeare aren't typica...   Fri 16th October 2009, 1:38am
thekohser   [quote name='thekohser' post='199847' date='Thu 1...   Fri 16th October 2009, 4:22am
Abd   Don't be an idiot, Abd.Why not? Isn't it m...   Fri 16th October 2009, 5:12am
The Wales Hunter   But, you want an example of idiocy, how about the...   Fri 16th October 2009, 10:57am
thekohser   But, you want an example of idiocy, how about the...   Fri 16th October 2009, 1:04pm
carbuncle   [quote name='Abd' post='199925' date='Fri 16th Oc...   Fri 16th October 2009, 2:17pm
thekohser   Here's an idea - [b]if people are willing to ...   Fri 16th October 2009, 2:38pm
carbuncle   [quote name='carbuncle' post='199962' date='Fri 1...   Fri 16th October 2009, 4:19pm
thekohser   Of course, Amazon is likely to ban you for this. ...   Fri 16th October 2009, 8:05pm
CharlotteWebb   Here's an idea - if people are willing to buy...   Fri 16th October 2009, 2:39pm
Milton Roe   Here's an idea - if people are willing to bu...   Fri 16th October 2009, 5:32pm
CharlotteWebb   [quote name='CharlotteWebb' post='199967' date='F...   Fri 16th October 2009, 5:47pm
thekohser   Thing is, Bibles and Shakespeare aren't typic...   Fri 13th November 2009, 4:43pm
thekohser   Just received this e-mail today: Funny, neither...   Sat 28th November 2009, 3:32am
WikiWatch   Just received this e-mail today: Funny, neithe...   Tue 9th March 2010, 6:38am
thekohser   Four months later and still no legal action has b...   Tue 9th March 2010, 2:55pm
thekohser   Alphascript Publishing is now nearing 40,000 title...   Wed 14th April 2010, 2:31pm
thekohser   Edit: post made irrelevant, thanks to mods helpfu...   Tue 27th July 2010, 10:59am
lilburne   Just a thought but most wikipedia articles are bui...   Tue 27th July 2010, 11:34am
thekohser   Looks like SlimVirgin just discovered this scam fo...   Wed 22nd September 2010, 6:11pm
Milton Roe   Looks like SlimVirgin just discovered this scam f...   Wed 22nd September 2010, 6:56pm
thekohser   But meanwhile, still no WP on micro-SDs. It's...   Wed 22nd September 2010, 7:27pm
Milton Roe   But meanwhile, still no WP on micro-SDs. It...   Wed 22nd September 2010, 8:59pm
Eva Destruction   WP might end up licensing or commercializing its ...   Wed 22nd September 2010, 9:09pm
Milton Roe   WP might end up licensing or commercializing its...   Wed 22nd September 2010, 9:18pm
TungstenCarbide   ... For a couple of years I've pointed out t...   Wed 22nd September 2010, 9:27pm
Text   Is it a symbiotic relationship or a parasitic re...   Wed 22nd September 2010, 7:41pm
dtobias   Dalmatia is where Dalmatians come from, all 101 of...   Thu 23rd September 2010, 12:25pm
thekohser   It looks like even European university libraries a...   Sun 31st October 2010, 3:48am
WikiWatch   These books don't deserve two stars - they des...   Sun 31st October 2010, 1:25pm
Milton Roe   These books don't deserve two stars - they de...   Tue 28th June 2011, 6:43pm
Detective   The truth of the matter is that authors have been...   Wed 29th June 2011, 5:33pm
EricBarbour   Just checked Amazon again, and they are still list...   Wed 29th June 2011, 9:15pm
thekohser   Just checked Amazon again, and they are still lis...   Fri 1st July 2011, 10:36am
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