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thekohser
post Tue 9th February 2010, 3:51pm
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Looks like our pal Cyclopia has taken up editing the Wikipedia article about Wikipedia Review as a hobby.

So, is it standard BLP procedure to look up what the "known online nick" is of a person mentioned in an article about a business venture?

Why is this idiot editing an encyclopedia, much less allowed to even go near an article about my enterprise?

Besides, "nick" has three definitions:

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1. A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface: nicks in the table; razor nicks on his chin.
2. Chiefly British Slang A prison or police station.
3. Printing A groove down the side of a piece of type used to ensure that it is correctly placed.


So, not only is the content inappropriate for an encyclopedia, it's not even grammatically correct.
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post Tue 9th February 2010, 5:09pm
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Score +1 for Steve Smith.

Score -1 for Fish and Karate.
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post Tue 9th February 2010, 5:32pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 9th February 2010, 8:51am) *

Looks like our pal Cyclopia has taken up editing the Wikipedia article about Wikipedia Review as a hobby.

So, is it standard BLP procedure to look up what the "known online nick" is of a person mentioned in an article about a business venture?

Why is this idiot editing an encyclopedia, much less allowed to even go near an article about my enterprise?

Besides, "nick" has three definitions:

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1. A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface: nicks in the table; razor nicks on his chin.
2. Chiefly British Slang A prison or police station.
3. Printing A groove down the side of a piece of type used to ensure that it is correctly placed.


So, not only is the content inappropriate for an encyclopedia, it's not even grammatically correct.

It's also short for nickname. It's quite appropriate in the way he used it.
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post Tue 9th February 2010, 5:34pm
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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Tue 9th February 2010, 1:32pm) *
It's also short for nickname. It's quite appropriate in the way he used it.
I'd say it's a level of informality unsuitable for A Website Purporting to be an Encyclopaedia, but that was hardly the most serious problem with the edit.
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post Tue 9th February 2010, 6:40pm
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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Tue 9th February 2010, 12:32pm) *

It's also short for nickname. It's quite appropriate in the way he used it.

{{citation needed}}



Oh, and...

Score +1 for Scott MacDonald.

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post Tue 9th February 2010, 6:47pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 9th February 2010, 11:40am) *

QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Tue 9th February 2010, 12:32pm) *

It's also short for nickname. It's quite appropriate in the way he used it.

{{citation needed}}


http://www.answers.com/topic/nick
Look under "hacker slang" section.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nick
See meaning 5.

Geez, Kohs. Don't get snarky with me. I can play those games as well as you or better.

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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 9th February 2010, 9:51am) *
Looks like our pal Cyclopia has taken up editing the Wikipedia article about Wikipedia Review as a hobby.

You'd think that someone who claims to be a "reasonable inclusionist" regarding BLP articles on Wikipedia - and who denies that WP exists to be a revenge platform - wouldn't resort to petty revenge-editing like that, wouldn't you? I mean, if only to avoid the appearance of hypocrisy.
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post Tue 9th February 2010, 7:13pm
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QUOTE(Sarcasticidealist @ Tue 9th February 2010, 10:34am) *

QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Tue 9th February 2010, 1:32pm) *
It's also short for nickname. It's quite appropriate in the way he used it.
I'd say it's a level of informality unsuitable for A Website Purporting to be an Encyclopaedia, but that was hardly the most serious problem with the edit.

Agree. But the fact that this somewhat unedited "Website Purporting to be an Encyclopaedia" (Encyclopaedoia?) actually purports to be an "Encyclopaedia," is the real problem. The wont of a paper boundary to contain overspilling crap, has made WP sloppy and garbage-ridden beyond words. yecch.gif Did you ever come across Robert Frost's description of free verse as "tennis with the net down"? Well, that's Wikipedia, too.

On WP, the gems, junk, and garbage are all mixed up. The garbage is winning. Since the problem is getting worse not better, it's not going to fix itself with time. It is like the old business proverb: "When outgo exceeds income, then upkeep leads to downfall." Something has to change.

The meta-problem that you "admitted without admitting" is interesting. We saw the God-King clean up the pedophile userbox problem in 2006 like Jesus in the temple, desysopping 5 people in one blow. With him now losing interest, one presumes that leaves WP busted with no fix. As the only member of the board easily available, might that be a topic of your next meeting? Or is it too hard to get even these people together for a conference call?
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post Tue 9th February 2010, 9:29pm
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There's also Nick at Nite.
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post Tue 9th February 2010, 10:57pm
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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 9th February 2010, 3:51pm) *

So, is it standard BLP procedure to look up what the "known online nick" is of a person mentioned in an article about a business venture?

I thought we all agreed that "standard BLP procedure" is an oxymoron.

I'm sure you realize it would be difficult to claim that this information—that the proprietor of Wikipedia Review contribute[sd] to other sites as "thekohser"—is damaging in itself, or that you ever intended it to be private, so you'd need some other argument.

If you are serious about wanting this removed (despite continuing to publish it on your own site) you probably will want to play the "this is unverifiable / I am not a reliable source" card and beat them at their own game, cf. Jimbo's date of birth.
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Finding definitions of nick? This is much more fun than worrying about boring old Wikipedia!

"On a squash court, the nick is where the wall meets the floor." http://www.answerbag.com/video/video_squas...09-6545b2e0d489

"state or condition" as in "in reasonable nick"

"A nick is a discontinuity in a double stranded DNA molecule where there is no phosphodiester bond between adjacent nucleotides of one strand typically through damage or enzyme action" Nick (DNA) (T-H-L-K-D)
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QUOTE(Trick cyclist @ Tue 9th February 2010, 11:08pm) *

"On a squash court, the nick is where the wall meets the floor." http://www.answerbag.com/video/video_squas...09-6545b2e0d489

In my mind "squash" refers to a yellow vegetable and/or an anti-cricket maneuver, so I can only conclude that obscure sports trivia has stir-fried yours.

Care to explain silly mid-wickets again?
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post Wed 10th February 2010, 5:03am
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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Tue 9th February 2010, 1:47pm) *

QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 9th February 2010, 11:40am) *

QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Tue 9th February 2010, 12:32pm) *

It's also short for nickname. It's quite appropriate in the way he used it.

{{citation needed}}


http://www.answers.com/topic/nick
Look under "hacker slang" section.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/nick
See meaning 5.

Geez, Kohs. Don't get snarky with me. I can play those games as well as you or better.


Excellent reliable sources, Milt. I'm kind of disappointed you didn't come back at me with this one.

Watch out for those "half-candied lumps in cane sugar", now, ya hear?
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post Wed 10th February 2010, 10:34pm
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QUOTE(CharlotteWebb @ Tue 9th February 2010, 11:56pm) *

In my mind "squash" refers to a yellow vegetable and/or an anti-cricket maneuver, so I can only conclude that obscure sports trivia has stir-fried yours.

Is this some sort of troll, Ms Stockings? Squash is a game played in a small enclosed court where you take turns to bounce a ball off the wall. Its a bit like tennis only you return the ball by bouncing it off the wall not lobbing it over a net. And only a Yank would have "an anti-cricket maneuver"!
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QUOTE(Trick cyclist @ Thu 11th February 2010, 9:34am) *

QUOTE(CharlotteWebb @ Tue 9th February 2010, 11:56pm) *

In my mind "squash" refers to a yellow vegetable and/or an anti-cricket maneuver, so I can only conclude that obscure sports trivia has stir-fried yours.

Is this some sort of troll, Ms Stockings? Squash is a game played in a small enclosed court where you take turns to bounce a ball off the wall. Its a bit like tennis only you return the ball by bouncing it off the wall not lobbing it over a net. And only a Yank would have "an anti-cricket maneuver"!

Far faster than tennis. Great fun.
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QUOTE(Trick cyclist @ Wed 10th February 2010, 10:34pm) *

Is this some sort of troll, Ms Stockings?

Paraphrasing the adversary, it takes one to know one. laugh.gif
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QUOTE(CharlotteWebb @ Thu 11th February 2010, 2:58am) *

QUOTE(Trick cyclist @ Wed 10th February 2010, 10:34pm) *

Is this some sort of troll, Ms Stockings?

Paraphrasing the adversary, it takes one to know one. laugh.gif

Indeed I dont know a troll when I see one hence the need to ask. laugh.gif
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post Tue 2nd March 2010, 3:28pm
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Why do you think the lead paragraph of Wikipedia Review includes the name "Gregory Kohs" twice? That seems excessive to me.

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QUOTE(thekohser @ Tue 2nd March 2010, 10:28am) *

Why do you think the lead paragraph of Wikipedia Review includes the name "Gregory Kohs" twice? That seems excessive to me.


Before I try and fix it, is there a certain way you want to be credited in the edit summary? tongue.gif

I went with this.

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Anybody have any idea what happened a few days ago on Wikipedia that caused this traffic spike?

The traffic logs on the Wikipedia Review.com site itself didn't seem to receive a noticeable uptick in inbound traffic from Wikipedia, which suggests to me that this isn't "normal" human browser activity on Wikipedia.

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