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thekohser
post Mon 12th March 2012, 7:00pm
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QUOTE(Ottava @ Mon 12th March 2012, 2:02pm) *

Mr. Kohs,

I sent you an email that you might find interesting on the topic - basically, a group that is helping to teach government employees how to scrub online identities. They don't blatantly mention Wikipedia, but it does give you some names that, with a cursory investigation, reveal some interesting things.

Thank you for the e-mail. It didn't surprise me in the least.
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post Mon 12th March 2012, 7:11pm
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Here's Selina breaking her unblock agreement on Wikipedia.

Here's Fur-ball pointing it out.

That does it. Wikipedia is now more amusing than Wikipedia Review.
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Selina
post Mon 12th March 2012, 7:13pm
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Actually, it's a discussion about an article I've edited, so it's not breaking it.

And I dunno, it's pretty amusing to see you siding with him. wink.gif
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post Mon 12th March 2012, 7:15pm
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QUOTE(Selina @ Mon 12th March 2012, 3:13pm) *

And I dunno, it's pretty amusing to see you siding with him. wink.gif

I'm not siding with either of you. If you were each run over by a city bus today, I would feel no more remorse (or glee) about either event.
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post Mon 12th March 2012, 7:17pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 12th March 2012, 7:15pm) *

QUOTE(Selina @ Mon 12th March 2012, 3:13pm) *

And I dunno, it's pretty amusing to see you siding with him. wink.gif

I'm not siding with either of you. If you were each run over by a city bus today, I would feel no more remorse (or glee) about either event.


After the driver was dazzled by your forehead presumably?
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post Mon 12th March 2012, 7:17pm
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A whole city bus? I didn't know you cared. smile.gif
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post Mon 12th March 2012, 7:40pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 12th March 2012, 3:11pm) *

Here's Selina breaking her unblock agreement on Wikipedia.

Here's Fur-ball pointing it out.



Did we ever confirm that he is a real furry? smile.gif


By the way, I always found it distasteful that they impose such unblock conditions. I don't care about free speech, but I do care about how they trump up "consensus" then do whatever they can to get rid of people from being part of the consensus. It is like a child who makes up the rules as they go along.
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post Mon 12th March 2012, 7:48pm
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QUOTE(Cunningly Linguistic @ Mon 12th March 2012, 3:17pm) *

After the driver was dazzled by your forehead presumably?

I call it my fivehead. It stopped being just a forehead a long time ago.
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post Mon 12th March 2012, 9:29pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 12th March 2012, 7:11pm) *

Here's Selina breaking her unblock agreement on Wikipedia.

Here's Fur-ball pointing it out.

That does it. Wikipedia is now more amusing than Wikipedia Review.

It wasn't User:Furball, who only ever made two posts in 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Furball

It was User:Silver Seren.
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post Mon 12th March 2012, 9:40pm
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QUOTE(Fusion @ Mon 12th March 2012, 5:29pm) *

QUOTE(thekohser @ Mon 12th March 2012, 7:11pm) *

Here's Selina breaking her unblock agreement on Wikipedia.

Here's Fur-ball pointing it out.

That does it. Wikipedia is now more amusing than Wikipedia Review.

It wasn't User:Furball, who only ever made two posts in 2005.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Furball

It was User:Silver Seren.


So which is it? Either a weak attempt at humor, or you really have no idea why the term "furball" is applicable to Seren.

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post Mon 12th March 2012, 9:51pm
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QUOTE(Tarc @ Mon 12th March 2012, 9:40pm) *

So which is it? Either a weak attempt at humor, or you really have no idea why the term "furball" is applicable to Seren.

Thank you very much for this. However, I have never looked at the site you link to, and have no wish to start now.
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post Wed 14th March 2012, 1:15am
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wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Jimbo_Wales#Please.2C_keep_the_bunny
^ thekohser, if you think it's all about you, it honestly isn't, if anything the fact you bring it to more attention is probably a good thing, because you're pretty benign compared to what it could be. smile.gif It's like I said on my talk page before when people were telling me to stop fighting it, it well, really is pointless for any small group of individuals to try because they'll always be outnumbered.

It will likely end up far, far, worse than it is now, since I can't really work out what changes they could actually do, if any, other than writing the whole thing off as a failed experiment... It may be easy to say nah, now, but if you read about what is being built, and the potential (check the links I made), well, yeah. I'm kind of skeptical of religion but it does have a good purpose sometimes in that at least you'll have a conscience from doing anything really creepy even if you occasionally forget the long list of Jesus quotes about intentionally deceiving people. wink.gif
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post Wed 14th March 2012, 8:07am
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QUOTE(Selina @ Tue 13th March 2012, 7:15pm) *
It may be easy to say nah, now, but if you read about what is being built, and the potential (check the links I made), well, yeah.
Organized sockfarms will always draw attention to themselves. No amount of organized collective effort is going to be able to counter spontaneous zeitgeist. Political ads are still more effective when they are direct and out in the open.
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post Wed 14th March 2012, 12:27pm
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Nah, read the links from my message there.


btw there's another related thread going too: wikipediareview.com/?showtopic=36755
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