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> Out with Godwin, In with the new sycophant
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thekohser
post Fri 27th May 2011, 6:49pm
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Might I be the first to predict that Godwin's next employer may be Twitter?

Godwin awakes!
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post Fri 27th May 2011, 10:15pm
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And says very little. Except the general implication that he goes where the
(litigation) money is, in this case Twitter.

And oh looky, an argument. Even the Slim One weighs in.
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But not everything that's usable has to be used. I'm increasingly
wondering whether we should be hosting any BLPs, because these are
often difficult decisions to make -- at which point there is
legitimate public interest in a person's private life -- and they
can't be reached thoughtfully in an open-editing environment.

Good luck fixing the mess you've dedicated your life to, lady.....

And Thomas Morton weighs in with the "party line".
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Our BLP policy is pretty solid, and the editors that enforce it are pretty
good at keeping out the crap
laugh.gif Asshole.......

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post Sat 28th May 2011, 2:28am
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QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Fri 27th May 2011, 3:15pm) *

And oh looky, an argument. Even the Slim One weighs in.
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But not everything that's usable has to be used. I'm increasingly
wondering whether we should be hosting any BLPs, because these are
often difficult decisions to make -- at which point there is
legitimate public interest in a person's private life -- and they
can't be reached thoughtfully in an open-editing environment.

Good luck fixing the mess you've dedicated your life to, lady.....


A trial balloon, floated unseriously by Mellovirgin 2.0.

I still think my "better weed at Canadian pain clinics" theory explains everything parsimoniously. happy.gif
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post Mon 15th August 2011, 1:25pm
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Huh?
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post Mon 15th August 2011, 9:45pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 15th August 2011, 9:25am) *


Wow, it got a lot better.

E-mail transcript:
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>> On Monday, August 15, 2011, Gregory Kohs via LinkedIn <member@linkedin.com>
>> wrote:
>>> LinkedIn
>>>
>>> Gregory Kohs wrote:
>>>
>>> Mike, it's kind of surprising that you'd reach out to me, of all people,
>>> to connect, but it's a pleasure having such a powerhouse (former) Wikimedia
>>> Foundation insider in my network now. Any time you'd like to talk about what
>>> happened there, or if you need an assist on something in my areas of
>>> specialization, just let me know.
>>>
>>> Kindly,
>>>
>>> Greg


> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Mike Godwin <mnemonic@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why on earth would I want to talk to a diseased pustule on the ass of
>> humanity like you?
>>
>> Just asking.
>>
>>
>> --m
>>
>>
>>


On Monday, August 15, 2011, Gregory Kohs <thekohser@gmail.com> wrote:
> So, let me just get this straight... YOU pro-actively contacted ME,
> requesting that I join your professional network on LinkedIn; I oblige
> your request; then you respond with this hateful commentary? Is that
> what just happened? Or, are you making a sort of joke? If the
> latter, that's pretty funny. If the former, that's rather sad.
>
> Greg
>


On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 5:35 PM, Mike Godwin <mnemonic@gmail.com> wrote:

So easy to provoke you. Too easy to be much fun, ultimately. I would pity your mental state were you not dedicated to doing harm to others. Because you are so dedicated, however, I hope the inevitable cancer hurts you physically, and that all the good analgesics are prohibited.
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post Mon 15th August 2011, 9:55pm
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Interesting. Is that the real Mike Godwin?
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post Mon 15th August 2011, 11:55pm
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QUOTE(Emperor @ Mon 15th August 2011, 5:55pm) *

Interesting. Is that the real Mike Godwin?


The one and only, unless both his LinkedIn and his Gmail accounts have been compromised.

Although, based on other e-mails I've seen him write, this fits cleanly with his general tone with people.

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post Tue 16th August 2011, 12:42am
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 15th August 2011, 11:55pm) *

QUOTE(Emperor @ Mon 15th August 2011, 5:55pm) *

Interesting. Is that the real Mike Godwin?


The one and only, unless both his LinkedIn and his Gmail accounts have been compromised.

Although, based on other e-mails I've seen him write, this fits cleanly with his general tone with people.

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Wow! That's actually more than a little scary.
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post Tue 16th August 2011, 1:25am
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QUOTE(Bielle @ Mon 15th August 2011, 5:42pm) *

QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 15th August 2011, 11:55pm) *

QUOTE(Emperor @ Mon 15th August 2011, 5:55pm) *

Interesting. Is that the real Mike Godwin?


The one and only, unless both his LinkedIn and his Gmail accounts have been compromised.

Although, based on other e-mails I've seen him write, this fits cleanly with his general tone with people.

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Wow! That's actually more than a little scary.

Maybe PWI? (Hint: analogous to DWI)
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post Tue 16th August 2011, 1:34am
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QUOTE(Emperor @ Mon 15th August 2011, 10:55pm) *

Interesting. Is that the real Mike Godwin?


I had a several similar requests last year. Being as the only contact I'd had with him was via the foundation-l, and he'd made a reply off-list, I gathered that linkedin is harvesting his email and sending out requests.


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So, does this mean that Mr. Godwin is unwilling to be interviewed by Greg?......oh, poopy-poo.

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post Tue 16th August 2011, 4:10am
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QUOTE(lilburne @ Mon 15th August 2011, 9:34pm) *

I had a several similar requests last year. Being as the only contact I'd had with him was via the foundation-l, and he'd made a reply off-list, I gathered that linkedin is harvesting his email and sending out requests.


LinkedIn doesn't just go and "harvest" on its own volition, though. The user-member initiates that scrape of Gmail addresses who are also LinkedIn members; then the user-member has the option of checking or un-checking those prospective recipients, to tailor the invitation list.

I think what happened here is fairly clear (based on other e-mails I've received today from other Godwin-connections-wannabes). Godwin executed the Google e-mail scraping feature, then didn't give a shit which people it came up with, and he just selected "Invite all". What I find interesting is that I extended him a rather polite and generous response, to which he responded like a tough 10th-grader, completely disregarding the fact that HE was the one who polluted MY inbox in the first place.

No wonder he's jobless.
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 16th August 2011, 5:10am) *

QUOTE(lilburne @ Mon 15th August 2011, 9:34pm) *

I had a several similar requests last year. Being as the only contact I'd had with him was via the foundation-l, and he'd made a reply off-list, I gathered that linkedin is harvesting his email and sending out requests.


LinkedIn doesn't just go and "harvest" on its own volition, though. The user-member initiates that scrape of Gmail addresses who are also LinkedIn members; then the user-member has the option of checking or un-checking those prospective recipients, to tailor the invitation list.



One caveat on the above I don't have a LinkedIn account and don't intend to either, it seems to be totally useless activity, unless you are a spammer. Maybe it lists anyone that isn't already on his list. IOW he's simply spamming his email harvest.

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post Tue 16th August 2011, 1:51pm
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According to LinkedIn, Godwin has apparently landed employment as General Counsel at MadRiver Entertainment:

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Distribution systems for electronic reading entertainment including periodical comic books, graphic novels, manga, daily cartoons, novels, and short story collections on mobile devices including Android tablets, iPads, and other devices. We securely distribute comics and provide game mechanics to our publishers to enable them to monetize "free" comics.


MadRiver has fewer than 10 employees, its CEO has held positions with 13 different companies over his career, and its CTO is pictured here. Looks like a lot of fun!
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 16th August 2011, 9:51am) *

According to LinkedIn, Godwin has apparently landed employment as General Counsel at MadRiver Entertainment:

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Distribution systems for electronic reading entertainment including periodical comic books, graphic novels, manga, daily cartoons, novels, and short story collections on mobile devices including Android tablets, iPads, and other devices. We securely distribute comics and provide game mechanics to our publishers to enable them to monetize "free" comics.


MadRiver has fewer than 10 employees, its CEO has held positions with 13 different companies over his career, and its CTO is pictured here. Looks like a lot of fun!


Actually, working for a company where he can help artists get their work out is a big step up from what he was doing at Wikipedia. Too bad it seems to be the same old angle, i.e. monetizing free stuff, rather than a more traditional distribution system. I doubt it's going to work out well for very many comic book writers.

The content generators out there are starting to wise up and the days of the "monetizing free content" business model are numbered. It used to be writers were so thrilled just to see their stuff on the internets that they'd work for free, but not anymore.
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QUOTE(Emperor @ Tue 16th August 2011, 4:42pm) *

The content generators out there are starting to wise up and the days of the "monetizing free content" business model are numbered. It used to be writers were so thrilled just to see their stuff on the internets that they'd work for free, but not anymore.


Seems that there are still a lot prepared to give stuff away to commercial enterprises. Though the shame argument that creators should be glad to "Get their work out there" is not heard quite so frequently nowadays.
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