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thekohser
post Thu 25th August 2011, 12:15pm
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Now, if one of those accounts were to fix errors in articles rather than parade those errors here and get others to fix them...


So, you're saying a banjo is a person?

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Why don't you send me a short list of "those accounts", and I'll let you know which ones are mine. Just for the record, I don't do "advertising" -- never have. I do "Wikipedia articles".
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post Thu 25th August 2011, 12:58pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Thu 25th August 2011, 8:15am) *

QUOTE(culeaker @ Thu 25th August 2011, 5:32am) *

Now, if one of those accounts were to fix errors in articles rather than parade those errors here and get others to fix them...


So, you're saying a banjo is a person?

hmmm.gif

Why don't you send me a short list of "those accounts", and I'll let you know which ones are mine. Just for the record, I don't do "advertising" -- never have. I do "Wikipedia articles".



I rather think the quote is awkward but not specifically "wrong" -- the point appears to be that the noun as spelled would be a type of noun in a specific language used to refer to persons and not to objects. How would you convey such a fact about a language?

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post Thu 25th August 2011, 5:28pm
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That spirit being:
"That's a nice car you have; it'd be a pity if anything happened to it. Got a bit o' cash on you?"

That's exactly the attitude that I'm glad Thekohser doesn't have.

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So, you're saying a banjo is a person?

Isn't that precisely what I'm not saying?
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Why don't you send me a short list of "those accounts", and I'll let you know which ones are mine.

So you can find out if there are any we haven't spotted yet? Good try.
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post Fri 26th August 2011, 12:06am
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I had no idea that Belgian businessman Georges Jacobs (T-H-L-K-D) was a commander of the Waffen SS's 28th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Wallonien (T-H-L-K-D).

Oh, the things you learn from Wikipedia! rolleyes.gif

Edit: Wow, that's been there for 6 six years?
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...&oldid=13906826
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post Fri 26th August 2011, 4:34am
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I had no idea that Belgian businessman Georges Jacobs (T-H-L-K-D) was a commander of the Waffen SS's 28th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Wallonien (T-H-L-K-D).


Wow, when you inspire it, you get attribution, The Joy. They must love you more than me.
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post Fri 26th August 2011, 4:55am
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I had no idea that Belgian businessman Georges Jacobs (T-H-L-K-D) was a commander of the Waffen SS's 28th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Wallonien (T-H-L-K-D).


Wow, when you inspire it, you get attribution, The Joy. They must love you more than me.


Well, it's nice to be noticed.

I'm sure having the same name as a Belgian SS officer is bad enough, but I wonder if the businessman Mr. Jacobs was ever stopped at the airport and nearly arrested because Wikipedia said he was a WWII war criminal? hrmph.gif
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post Fri 26th August 2011, 1:20pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Fri 26th August 2011, 12:34am) *

QUOTE(The Joy @ Thu 25th August 2011, 8:06pm) *

I had no idea that Belgian businessman Georges Jacobs (T-H-L-K-D) was a commander of the Waffen SS's 28th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division Wallonien (T-H-L-K-D).


Wow, when you inspire it, you get attribution, The Joy. They must love you more than me.


http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=383088489

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post Fri 26th August 2011, 3:42pm
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Maybe you could coach a clinic on "kindly attribution". I'd pay for Silver Seren's registration fee.
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post Sat 27th August 2011, 5:07am
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Carrots. Crunchy, juicy, and so tasty.

This 'article' → Saket (T-H-L-K-D) has been a small, fetid blob for six years.
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post Wed 31st August 2011, 10:27pm
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I'll give you smarmy little men another one to mull over.

Arcenio_James_Advincula (T-H-L-K-D).
Dansx6 (T-C-L-K-R-D) .
Figure it out.

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post Thu 1st September 2011, 2:06am
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I just had to add that I've known some banjo players who seemed very attached to their instruments. They might even have referred to their instruments using a feminine pronoun. Just sayin'.
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post Tue 27th December 2011, 10:47pm
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Somebody made somebody I work for about 12 years older than they are. That was two weeks and at least a thousand page views ago. Way to go, Wikipedia -- you're really keeping tabs on those drive-by BLP violations.
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