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FightingMac
post Wed 15th February 2012, 7:08am
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A mate of mine, who has more Wikipedia socks than I've had autoerotic experiences (and I'm 65), posted the following on his latest User Page [[User:JabbarWales]] (he had started it by sending our favorite daft old ArbCom bat a Valentine - gallant like). It's a satire on the current Wikipedia fashion to illustrate articles on psychiatric conditions with Vincent van Gogh's painting 'Sorrowing Old Man':


"[[File:Vincent Willem van Gogh 002.jpg|left|350 px|thumb|''Sorrowing Old Editor ('Awaiting the ArbCom Decision')'' Private collection, Sydney]]

One of Vincent van Gogh's most iconic and prophetic paintings, the painting has a special fascination for wikipedia fucknuts suffering from [http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Assburger%27s_syndrome Assburger's syndrome] or something, which is where you're so completely brilliant at everything you don't actually need to interact with life outside Wikipedia any more. At least Vincent was just nuts.

A real problem with the painting is that people who think they may have wikipedia fucknuts or whatever it is the fuck wrong with them and really do need treatment see the painting and think whatever it is they have can't be half as bad as that and so don't bother getting treatment and then go all crazy about Vincent and dying for art and stuff and end up topping themselves anyway because of it. But that's just tough shit. Learn to live (and die) with it.

It's also very unfair to sad old people who may never have heard of Wikipedia. Fuck them."


Well I thought it funny and telling.

Indeed telling. J tells me that admin MuZemike deleted it and banned him within 30 seconds of it going up ...

J is actually also quite wealthy, bit of a banker type in the nicest possible sort of way, and generous with it. He is one of the very few of my friends I know who was still donating to Wikipedia.

I don't think that will be continuing.

Is Wikipedia actually trying to destroy itself?

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post Wed 15th February 2012, 7:47am
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It certainly seems like it. They've upped the self-destruction rate recently too. I think it's because they're worried about "editor-retention" (yes, that does make sense, you just have to think about it for a couple seconds)

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post Wed 15th February 2012, 8:10am
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It certainly seems like it. They've upped the self-destruction rate recently too. I think it's because they're worried about "editor-retention" (yes, that does make sense, you just have to think about it for a couple seconds)


It really does seem like there's more of that going around lately. Admins (good and bad) are getting shorter and shorter tempers.
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post Wed 15th February 2012, 9:09am
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This is MuZeMike. He's a gamer dork, no detectable life outside being an abusive Wikipedia patroller.
Even his friends in the WP Chicago group don't know his real name.
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post Wed 15th February 2012, 9:35am
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This is MuZeMike. He's a gamer dork, no detectable life outside being an abusive Wikipedia patroller.
Even his friends in the WP Chicago group don't know his real name.



He looks very young to me and not at all impressive. Surely he's one of WP's trusted 'checksum users'? I find that rather worrying.

Added: He posted to say that [[User:RossSage]] had taken a really good one of him at the New York 2010 conference http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragesoss/4940731602/ and in he same set there's http://www.flickr.com/photos/ragesoss/4946...157624705252227 if anyone out there is hunting him down smile.gif



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post Wed 15th February 2012, 12:19pm
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QUOTE(FightingMac @ Wed 15th February 2012, 9:35am) *

QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Wed 15th February 2012, 12:09pm) *

This is MuZeMike. He's a gamer dork, no detectable life outside being an abusive Wikipedia patroller.
Even his friends in the WP Chicago group don't know his real name.



He looks very young to me and not at all impressive. Surely he's one of WP's trusted 'checksum users'? I find that rather worrying.


He looks older to me than certain Arbs.
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post Wed 15th February 2012, 12:30pm
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.... He looks older to me than certain Arbs.


Well he's not very good at protecting his anonymity, that's for sure ... hmhh MuZemike .... now what could that possibly be ...? smile.gif
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post Thu 16th February 2012, 1:18am
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[Note: A few posts moved to a more appropriate location ]


{*peeling bits of tar and pillow contents off himself*}

Yes, didn't mean to launch a lynching party here. I'll get back to my archive. Thanks for the responses here, appreciated. If I find out he belongs to a tea party or something dreadful like that I'll post back.
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