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post Sat 4th February 2012, 6:34pm
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One Of The Nation's Top Historians Decides It's Time To Embrace Wikipedia

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By Rebecca J. Rosen The world of academic scholarship — particularly the field of history — has at times had a strained relationship with the massive collaborative project that is Wikipedia. In 2007, for example, the history department at Middlebury …
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post Tue 7th February 2012, 2:49pm
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For example, I hold a BA (high honors), a Masters, and ABD toward PhD, and I hold a director-level position in marketing research with a Fortune 100 company.

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I do urge you for your own good not to be so pretentious. It is the opposite of productive. (Maybe I should have a signature "Nobody knows I have a PhD. laugh.gif )



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post Tue 7th February 2012, 8:30pm
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For example, I hold a BA (high honors), a Masters, and ABD toward PhD, and I hold a director-level position in marketing research with a Fortune 100 company.

Greg

I do urge you for your own good not to be so pretentious. It is the opposite of productive. (Maybe I should have a signature "Nobody knows I have a PhD. laugh.gif )


Who is this "Fusion", advising me now? How do I know you have my best interests in mind?

See, I posted a very simple summary of my credentials, to which Ericsson cried out that they don't count for anything on Wikipedia. Another critic (not at all going by a real name, of course) called me a "twat" for posting my credentials. Then, I posted my Wikipedia-related credentials, to which Ericsson responded by rather curtly calling me "Kohs" (not "Mr. Kohs", or "Greg", which both would have seemed more appropriate to me -- really, who addresses someone in conversation by their last name only?), and by saying that Wikipedia Review is "dedicated to undermining Wikipedia in any way possible" and asking me how many blocked accounts I have on Wikipedia.

Are these actually relevant to addressing my credentials to speak about Wikipedia?

Maybe I should just create pseudonymous accounts like "icanhazfreeculture" to respond however I want on articles like the one run by Atlantic here.
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For example, I hold a BA (high honors), a Masters, and ABD toward PhD, and I hold a director-level position in marketing research with a Fortune 100 company.

Greg

I do urge you for your own good not to be so pretentious. It is the opposite of productive. (Maybe I should have a signature "Nobody knows I have a PhD. laugh.gif )


Who is this "Fusion", advising me now? How do I know you have my best interests in mind?



Whether he does or doesn't have your best interests in mind doesn't detract from the fact that it is good advice. IME pretentious people tend to be snubbed and ridiculed behind their backs. To their fronts one just nods sagely whilst thinking "what a pretentious twat".

Pretentious people tend to be perceived as being condescending when giving advice. Doubly so for people who constantly blow their own trumpet and constantly harp on about how good they are.

All your above boxes are ticked. You are a big-headed condescending twat with airs and graces and a self-importance off the scale, e.g. "mainstream press".

Note to Greg. The majority of the world doesn't give a crap about Wikipedia, even more so than hypocritical correspondents who wax lyrical about a single subject that in the real world, ie outside the wikiverse (and WR), no-one gives a shit about. In the scheme of things WP is just not important. And someone who make a business out of that non-important business is even less important.

This unimportance (and obsession) is not a solid foundation to base one's pretentiousness on. Especially someone with bugger all sense of humour.

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Let me know when the two of you with zero accomplishments in life and no credentials to share are done.
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Thu 9th February 2012, 8:33am) *

Let me know when the two of you with zero accomplishments in life and no credentials to share are done.



Hey, a 17 year-old is more qualified than an accomplished professor in his field. I know this becasue Jimbo said so!

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Let me know when the two of you with zero accomplishments in life and no credentials to share are done.

Hey, a 17 year-old is more qualified than an accomplished professor in his field. I know this becasue Jimbo said so!


Dang, you're right, Rhindle. I always forget this because I work in the real world, where I've never seen a 17-year-old outperform a college professor. I have to remember that when I'm online, it's different. Online, the upper hand goes to the Pokemon card-trading, Xbox-playing, pedophile-supporting, Python-code-writing dude who knows the best vegetarian food cart on campus.

Credentials be damned! I am a new man. I see the light!
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Newsfeed   One Of The Nation's Flop Historians Decides It's Time To Embrace Wikipedia   Sat 4th February 2012, 6:34pm
thekohser   Historian William Cronon's Wikipedia biography...   Sun 5th February 2012, 5:19pm
Jon Awbrey   RE: One Of The Nation's Flop Historians Decides It's Time To Embrace Wikipedia   Sun 5th February 2012, 8:42pm
EricBarbour   a) I need to tell Ed about this. b) Who in the he...   Mon 6th February 2012, 7:03am
Selina   GoogledCool site. JA you seen this, tell me if any...   Mon 6th February 2012, 7:17am
Jon Awbrey   Googled Cool site. JA you seen this, tell me i...   Mon 6th February 2012, 8:38pm
RMHED   There's also a UK pseudo-charity that is li...   Wed 8th February 2012, 2:41am
Jon Awbrey   [quote name='Jon Awbrey' post='296858' date='Mon ...   Wed 8th February 2012, 4:28am
thekohser   I've added some comments to The Atlantic artic...   Mon 6th February 2012, 1:35pm
EricBarbour   He failed to rise to the "bait". Such a...   Tue 7th February 2012, 3:03am
Fusion   Who is this "Fusion", advising me now? ...   Tue 7th February 2012, 10:10pm
thekohser   Who is this "Fusion", advising me now?...   Wed 8th February 2012, 2:23am
Fusion   if your real name is Guy Chapman, UK expert on cy...   Wed 8th February 2012, 12:36pm
thekohser   ...giving you what I am sure many here will regar...   Thu 9th February 2012, 3:26am
Fusion   ...giving you what I am sure many here will rega...   Thu 9th February 2012, 12:49pm
EricBarbour   [quote name='thekohser' post='297061' date='Wed 8t...   Fri 10th February 2012, 10:52pm
Fusion   So, how do you feel about giant boobs? :D I ig...   Fri 10th February 2012, 11:00pm
Cunningly Linguistic   Let me know when the two of you with zero accompl...   Thu 9th February 2012, 4:58pm
Fusion   Let me know when the two of you with zero accompl...   Thu 9th February 2012, 9:46pm
TungstenCarbide   Have you not indeed? I have seen a 16-year-old pl...   Thu 9th February 2012, 9:56pm
Fusion   Have you not indeed? I have seen a 16-year-old p...   Fri 10th February 2012, 10:25pm
Jon Awbrey   [i]This just in … [url=http://www.huffingtonpos...   Tue 7th February 2012, 5:06pm


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