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Peter Damian
post Tue 7th February 2012, 11:04am
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Retirement statement here http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=475550962

Not the first time, of course, and I will open a book on when he is back. But, this seems a little, a trifle bit more serious than the others.

The points he makes are all perfectly valid, of course.
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post Tue 7th February 2012, 11:54am
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QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Tue 7th February 2012, 12:04pm) *

Retirement statement here http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=475550962

Not the first time, of course, and I will open a book on when he is back. But, this seems a little, a trifle bit more serious than the others.

The points he makes are all perfectly valid, of course.


All because of Hans Adler, so it seems. But Hans can solve his problems by going out to a Viennese cafe, ordering a small (or large) plate of Kaiserschmarrn:

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and following it by a small glass of schnapps:

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The latter process can be repeated until the problem fades away.
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post Tue 7th February 2012, 2:33pm
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QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Tue 7th February 2012, 6:04am) *
Retirement statement here http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=475550962
Not the first time, of course, and I will open a book on when he is back. But, this seems a little, a trifle bit more serious than the others.

The points he makes are all perfectly valid, of course.
He refers to a sort-of farewell from Hans Adler, one more example of a disgusted old-timer, a good guy who simply burned out, pushing the boulder up the hill again and again and again.

Structure. Folks, the structure creates the content.
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post Tue 7th February 2012, 7:01pm
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QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Tue 7th February 2012, 11:04am) *

Retirement statement here http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=475550962

Not the first time, of course, and I will open a book on when he is back. But, this seems a little, a trifle bit more serious than the others.

The points he makes are all perfectly valid, of course.
I don't like the Randy in Boise essay because it seems to justify cabal behavior. Of course, every policy gets gamed. And beyond that, I don't see why it is necessary to make fun of Boise.
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post Tue 7th February 2012, 7:08pm
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QUOTE(It's the blimp, Frank @ Tue 7th February 2012, 7:01pm) *
I don't like the Randy in Boise essay because it seems to justify cabal behavior. Of course, every policy gets gamed. And beyond that, I don't see why it is necessary to make fun of Boise.

As much as I like Giano, he has a touch of the anti-American bug, in that smug way Europeans who feel themselves superior do.
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post Tue 7th February 2012, 7:41pm
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QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Tue 7th February 2012, 7:08pm) *

QUOTE(It's the blimp, Frank @ Tue 7th February 2012, 7:01pm) *
I don't like the Randy in Boise essay because it seems to justify cabal behavior. Of course, every policy gets gamed. And beyond that, I don't see why it is necessary to make fun of Boise.

As much as I like Giano, he has a touch of the anti-American bug, in that smug way Europeans who feel themselves superior do.




Everything considered I agree it is so unfair.

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post Tue 7th February 2012, 8:00pm
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Priceless comment by Bishzilla. smile.gif
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post Tue 7th February 2012, 8:19pm
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QUOTE(lilburne @ Tue 7th February 2012, 7:41pm) *

QUOTE(TungstenCarbide @ Tue 7th February 2012, 7:08pm) *

QUOTE(It's the blimp, Frank @ Tue 7th February 2012, 7:01pm) *
I don't like the Randy in Boise essay because it seems to justify cabal behavior. Of course, every policy gets gamed. And beyond that, I don't see why it is necessary to make fun of Boise.

As much as I like Giano, he has a touch of the anti-American bug, in that smug way Europeans who feel themselves superior do.


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Everything considered I agree it is so unfair.

Ha! that's really good. Here's the top rated comment'

"When I think of all the America war veterans buried throughout Europe who gave there lives to save your sorry asses from the Germans twice and kept the Soviets from stomping your asses, Maybe we are stupid."

Annnnd, one back at ya;


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post Tue 7th February 2012, 10:18pm
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A. These people are all verborrheic. Head hurt.

B. He'll be back. Make book on it.
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post Wed 8th February 2012, 12:14am
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QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Tue 7th February 2012, 3:00pm) *
That's the kind of comment that got her a short-block by Jimbo, about which she made a huge fuss. Bishonen is a diva, so this is is truly funny.

McBride deserved it, though. This is the real Wikipedia, folks, these are the highly respected users, unmasked. No gravitas. The "collaborative community?"

Nobody putting Wikipedia together knew how to build genuine community. Instead, it was all opportunistic, shallow connections, part of this is "anonymous editing."

Nothing wrong with allowing anonymous editing, per se, but a very serious problem to vest authority and control in anonymous users. It defeats the normal social restraints that keep people within boundaries, and doesn't allow the high-bandwidth communication that is possible in person, and to some extent with voice.
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post Wed 8th February 2012, 12:33am
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QUOTE(Peter Damian @ Tue 7th February 2012, 11:04am) *

Retirement statement here http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=475550962

Not the first time, of course, and I will open a book on when he is back. But, this seems a little, a trifle bit more serious than the others.

The points he makes are all perfectly valid, of course.


I like what he said about govcom:
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Successive Arbcoms have become more and more lack lustre, and the acceptance of the case against Malleus Fatuorum ,in particular the amount and length of permitted spite (evidence - I believe it was called) that was posted against him, is just one more example of the self-satisfied, smug, puritan lynch mob that's allowed and encouraged to rule here. For that the Arbcom, and editors who posted such lengthy vitriol, should be hanging their heads in shame.

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post Wed 8th February 2012, 12:34am
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Well, is there an Italian word for someone who constantly retires in a huff?
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post Wed 8th February 2012, 1:04am
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QUOTE(chrisoff @ Wed 8th February 2012, 12:34am) *

Well, is there an Italian word for someone who constantly retires in a huff?


Berlusconi.
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post Wed 8th February 2012, 1:08am
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QUOTE(lilburne @ Tue 7th February 2012, 7:04pm) *

QUOTE(chrisoff @ Wed 8th February 2012, 12:34am) *

Well, is there an Italian word for someone who constantly retires in a huff?


Berlusconi.


They wish.
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post Wed 8th February 2012, 1:13am
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QUOTE(lilburne @ Tue 7th February 2012, 8:04pm) *

QUOTE(chrisoff @ Wed 8th February 2012, 12:34am) *

Well, is there an Italian word for someone who constantly retires in a huff?

Berlusconi.

Is that the dried-toast-ish cookie, or the crumbly cookie with the cream in the middle? blink.gif
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post Wed 8th February 2012, 2:03am
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Epic theater by Giano, who will not go quietly into that good night.
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post Wed 8th February 2012, 2:36am
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QUOTE(Shalom @ Tue 7th February 2012, 8:03pm) *

Epic theater by Giano, who will not go quietly into that good night.


I don't know, there's very few fireworks this time. He just sounds sort of ... bored. So maybe itz fer realz.
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post Wed 8th February 2012, 4:11am
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QUOTE(radek @ Wed 8th February 2012, 2:36am) *

QUOTE(Shalom @ Tue 7th February 2012, 8:03pm) *

Epic theater by Giano, who will not go quietly into that good night.


I don't know, there's very few fireworks this time. He just sounds sort of ... bored. So maybe itz fer realz.



Every 'dramatic goodbye' is less effective than the one before it. Exit fatigue, perhaps.

But really, what else is there for him to do? He's already tried running for arbcomm.
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post Wed 8th February 2012, 8:20am
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QUOTE(chrisoff @ Wed 8th February 2012, 12:34am) *

Well, is there an Italian word for someone who constantly retires in a huff?


Er, yes, it's the Italian name 'Diva', derived from the Latin for 'goddess'.

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post Wed 8th February 2012, 2:19pm
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QUOTE(Abd @ Tue 7th February 2012, 7:14pm) *

QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Tue 7th February 2012, 3:00pm) *
That's the kind of comment that got her a short-block by Jimbo, about which she made a huge fuss. Bishonen is a diva, so this is is truly funny.

McBride deserved it, though. This is the real Wikipedia, folks, these are the highly respected users, unmasked. No gravitas. The "collaborative community?"


Well, McBride ain't a slouch in the diva department. Though in this case, he's playing Mary Wilson to Bishzilla's Diana Ross. laugh.gif
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