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I wish to remain anonymous
I hate this no lifer Wikipedo. She is basically a grouchy old lady who has her gang of friends and looks upon everyone else as if they are not even human. She complains constantly about uncivil and npa violateing editors while being grossly uncivil and making personal attacksherself. Oh I wish someone would nominate her for adminship so we could watch the RFA go down in flames. Oh, the way she thinks everyone who disagrees with her. Whenever she supports an RFA she complains that the opposers have a combined iq far below that of the average chimp. Whenever she opposes (aka 99% of the time) she complains that the supporters are immature and myspacey elementary school childrenwho care about nothing but their signatures. And she seemsto think that her (often the only) oppose vote has the power to cancel out overwhelming support of an RFA candidate. Even though she isn't an admin she has more clout than most admins because she bullies other, especially newer/younger editors (the so called "immature MYSPAce sigs") into agreeing with her no matter how retarded her stance is. Hell, I've seen her oppose RFA candidates based on one of their first edits that theymade many months ago. As well as her opinion that admin "misbehavior" is grounds to tolerate trolling by a longtime
Troll. When supertroll "The Fat Man Who Never Came Back" posted a rant aimed at wikitard "HalfShadow" containing slurs, profanity, and threats ofviolence, halfshadow unsurprisily was upset and then sandy completely ignored the rant and berated HalfShadow for threading his response incorrectly. She manipulates WP rules to her own advantage. I really do wonder how many goodfaith newbies she has driven away from WP. She is just one more Wikipedo that the encyclopedia is better without.
Ottava
I think she is nice.

I do miss her.

smile.gif
GlassBeadGame
QUOTE(I wish to remain anonymous @ Fri 17th December 2010, 9:33pm) *

I hate this no lifer Wikipedo. She is basically a grouchy old lady who has her gang of friends and looks upon everyone else as if they are not even human. She complains constantly about uncivil and npa violateing editors while being grossly uncivil and making personal attacksherself. Oh I wish someone would nominate her for adminship so we could watch the RFA go down in flames. Oh, the way she thinks everyone who disagrees with her. Whenever she supports an RFA she complains that the opposers have a combined iq far below that of the average chimp. Whenever she opposes (aka 99% of the time) she complains that the supporters are immature and myspacey elementary school childrenwho care about nothing but their signatures. And she seemsto think that her (often the only) oppose vote has the power to cancel out overwhelming support of an RFA candidate. Even though she isn't an admin she has more clout than most admins because she bullies other, especially newer/younger editors (the so called "immature MYSPAce sigs") into agreeing with her no matter how retarded her stance is. Hell, I've seen her oppose RFA candidates based on one of their first edits that theymade many months ago. As well as her opinion that admin "misbehavior" is grounds to tolerate trolling by a longtime
Troll. When supertroll "The Fat Man Who Never Came Back" posted a rant aimed at wikitard "HalfShadow" containing slurs, profanity, and threats ofviolence, halfshadow unsurprisily was upset and then sandy completely ignored the rant and berated HalfShadow for threading his response incorrectly. She manipulates WP rules to her own advantage. I really do wonder how many goodfaith newbies she has driven away from WP. She is just one more Wikipedo that the encyclopedia is better without.


Who are all these unpleasant people and why should we care?
I wish to remain anonymous
I must say though it is funny to watch her whine and complain incessantly until she gets her way
I wish to remain anonymous
QUOTE(Ottava @ Fri 17th December 2010, 6:35pm) *

I think she is nice.

I do miss her.

smile.gif


Ottava, I definitely respect your opinion, I havenothing against SandyGeorgia's supporters (except for the ones who follow her everywhere she goes and loudly complain about anyone who disagrees with or criticizes her). But I must say, wouldn't you feel discouraged if you made a few thousand edits over a few months, and then mistakenly filed a premature RfA (in good faith actually wanting to help, not talking about the power hungry newbies who make 3 or 4 notnow RFAs just a few days apart), and within a few minutes of it being posted, inthe midst of the moral supports and WP:SNOW/WP:NOTNOW opposes/neutrals, someone came in with a long wall of diffs pointing out every little mistake you've ever made, especially within your first few edits, and then went on to complain about you being a perfect example of why RFA is a mess as well as berating the moral supporters and calling them immature or "about half as intelligent as a typical chimp after combining their IQs"? (not an exact SG quote AFAIK but she has said many, many things along those lines)? I respect your opinion but I hope you understand my point of view.
Ottava
I have two FAs with her, it was rough but I enjoyed the time.

Did she defend me during my ArbCom hearing? Nope.

That's life. Nothing you can really do. I still adore her though.
melloden
QUOTE(I wish to remain anonymous @ Sat 18th December 2010, 3:47am) *

QUOTE(Ottava @ Fri 17th December 2010, 6:35pm) *

I think she is nice.

I do miss her.

smile.gif


Ottava, I definitely respect your opinion, I havenothing against SandyGeorgia's supporters (except for the ones who follow her everywhere she goes and loudly complain about anyone who disagrees with or criticizes her). But I must say, wouldn't you feel discouraged if you made a few thousand edits over a few months, and then mistakenly filed a premature RfA (in good faith actually wanting to help, not talking about the power hungry newbies who make 3 or 4 notnow RFAs just a few days apart), and within a few minutes of it being posted, inthe midst of the moral supports and WP:SNOW/WP:NOTNOW opposes/neutrals, someone came in with a long wall of diffs pointing out every little mistake you've ever made, especially within your first few edits, and then went on to complain about you being a perfect example of why RFA is a mess as well as berating the moral supporters and calling them immature or "about half as intelligent as a typical chimp after combining their IQs"? (not an exact SG quote AFAIK but she has said many, many things along those lines)? I respect your opinion but I hope you understand my point of view.


Stop whining, n00b. Your pathetic attempt at hiding your identity and your sorry attitude isn't even worth a laugh.
Herschelkrustofsky
QUOTE(I wish to remain anonymous @ Fri 17th December 2010, 7:47pm) *

But I must say, wouldn't you feel discouraged if you made a few thousand edits over a few months, and then mistakenly filed a premature RfA (in good faith actually wanting to help, not talking about the power hungry newbies who make 3 or 4 notnow RFAs just a few days apart), and within a few minutes of it being posted, inthe midst of the moral supports and WP:SNOW/WP:NOTNOW opposes/neutrals, someone came in with a long wall of diffs pointing out every little mistake you've ever made, especially within your first few edits, and then went on to complain about you being a perfect example of why RFA is a mess as well as berating the moral supporters and calling them immature or "about half as intelligent as a typical chimp after combining their IQs"? (not an exact SG quote AFAIK but she has said many, many things along those lines)? I respect your opinion but I hope you understand my point of view.
It appears that the actual theme of your thread is your yearning for acceptance at Wikipedia. Consequently I am inclined to move this thread to the Wikipedia Annex, a special zone which we reserve for such endeavors. I will pause to give you a chance to persuade me otherwise. In the meantime, it is possible that another moderator may proceed with the thread move.
EricBarbour
QUOTE(Herschelkrustofsky @ Fri 17th December 2010, 8:53pm) *
It appears that the actual theme of your thread is your yearning for acceptance at Wikipedia. Consequently I am inclined to move this thread to the Wikipedia Annex, a special zone which we reserve for such endeavors.

Yes, please.
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Why do you newbs keep creating more work for the moderators?

If you don't like the WikiPediaGame or some of the people you are forced to interact with, click X and then go!
Obesity
QUOTE(I wish to remain anonymous @ Fri 17th December 2010, 9:33pm) *

I hate this no lifer Wikipedo. She is basically a grouchy old lady who has her gang of friends and looks upon everyone else as if they are not even human. She complains constantly about uncivil and npa violateing editors while being grossly uncivil and making personal attacksherself. Oh I wish someone would nominate her for adminship so we could watch the RFA go down in flames. Oh, the way she thinks everyone who disagrees with her. Whenever she supports an RFA she complains that the opposers have a combined iq far below that of the average chimp. Whenever she opposes (aka 99% of the time) she complains that the supporters are immature and myspacey elementary school childrenwho care about nothing but their signatures. And she seemsto think that her (often the only) oppose vote has the power to cancel out overwhelming support of an RFA candidate. Even though she isn't an admin she has more clout than most admins because she bullies other, especially newer/younger editors (the so called "immature MYSPAce sigs") into agreeing with her no matter how retarded her stance is. Hell, I've seen her oppose RFA candidates based on one of their first edits that theymade many months ago. As well as her opinion that admin "misbehavior" is grounds to tolerate trolling by a longtime
Troll. When supertroll "The Fat Man Who Never Came Back" posted a rant aimed at wikitard "HalfShadow" containing slurs, profanity, and threats ofviolence, halfshadow unsurprisily was upset and then sandy completely ignored the rant and berated HalfShadow for threading his response incorrectly. She manipulates WP rules to her own advantage. I really do wonder how many goodfaith newbies she has driven away from WP. She is just one more Wikipedo that the encyclopedia is better without.


suPERtroll? Fuck you!

Did you happen to notice TFMWNCB is still blocked for his super trolling? so apparently Ms. Georgia is not as influencial as you imagine.

mods, banish this thread to the Annex, please
Herschelkrustofsky
Moderator note: done. May Obesity have mercy on his soul.
Theanima
Will anyone dare to tell SG and her bumchums that Wikipedia is not Facebook.?
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Will anyone dare to tell SG and her bumchums that Wikipedia is not Facebook.?


But first you have to demonstrate that Wikipedia is not a social game...
Milton Roe
QUOTE(Text @ Thu 30th December 2010, 7:56am) *

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Will anyone dare to tell SG and her bumchums that Wikipedia is not Facebook.?


But first you have to demonstrate that Wikipedia is not a social game...

Not necessarily. There are many social games that are not facebook. On Farmville I send you brocolli. On Wikipedia I give you a barnstar. They are not the same, due to the fact that barnstars have little points.
Gruntled
This is amazing. No fewer than seven users on this site have admitted to being Sandy. Possibly some of the eight who like her may be her too. This place really is just like Wikipedia.

Disclaimer: Not that I'm suggesting that Sandy has any socks, here or on WP.
Malleus
QUOTE(Gruntled @ Fri 31st December 2010, 12:04pm) *

This is amazing. No fewer than seven users on this site have admitted to being Sandy. Possibly some of the eight who like her may be her too. This place really is just like Wikipedia.

Disclaimer: Not that I'm suggesting that Sandy has any socks, here or on WP.

"Admitted to being Sandy" perhaps displays a biased point of view. Maybe it was just an "I'm Spartacus" effect?
Ottava
QUOTE(Malleus @ Sat 1st January 2011, 12:30am) *

QUOTE(Gruntled @ Fri 31st December 2010, 12:04pm) *

This is amazing. No fewer than seven users on this site have admitted to being Sandy. Possibly some of the eight who like her may be her too. This place really is just like Wikipedia.

Disclaimer: Not that I'm suggesting that Sandy has any socks, here or on WP.

"Admitted to being Sandy" perhaps displays a biased point of view. Maybe it was just an "I'm Spartacus" effect?



Or maybe the Poetlister effect?

smile.gif
Detective
QUOTE(Malleus @ Sat 1st January 2011, 5:30am) *

"Admitted to being Sandy" perhaps displays a biased point of view. Maybe it was just an "I'm Spartacus" effect?

I thought the point of "I'm Spartacus" was to prevent Spartacus being arrested by confusing the soldiers that had come to get him. Are we to assume that hordes of people here are trying to keep Sandy's identity here a secret from the mods? blink.gif
Malleus
QUOTE(Detective @ Mon 3rd January 2011, 5:48pm) *

QUOTE(Malleus @ Sat 1st January 2011, 5:30am) *

"Admitted to being Sandy" perhaps displays a biased point of view. Maybe it was just an "I'm Spartacus" effect?

I thought the point of "I'm Spartacus" was to prevent Spartacus being arrested by confusing the soldiers that had come to get him. Are we to assume that hordes of people here are trying to keep Sandy's identity here a secret from the mods? blink.gif

I very much doubt that Sandy is here at all, so I guess the answer to your question has to be "No".
Somey
QUOTE(I wish to remain anonymous @ Fri 17th December 2010, 9:47pm) *
...wouldn't you feel discouraged if you made a few thousand edits over a few months, and then mistakenly filed a premature RfA ... and within a few minutes of it being posted, inthe midst of the moral supports and WP:SNOW/WP:NOTNOW opposes/neutrals, someone came in with a long wall of diffs pointing out every little mistake you've ever made, especially within your first few edits, and then went on to complain about you being a perfect example of why RFA is a mess as well as berating the moral supporters and calling them immature or "about half as intelligent as a typical chimp after combining their IQs"?

Not in the slightest! "All in a day's work," I'd say, and then start up another account and do it all over again.

Still, I fear we may have treated Mr. Wish somewhat badly after his first handful of posts here. I'd suggest that we send him some homemade cookies or something, but for that we'd need his street address, which I'm guessing (by his member name) he doesn't want to divulge. unsure.gif
Obesity
QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 4th January 2011, 12:19am) *

QUOTE(Detective @ Mon 3rd January 2011, 5:48pm) *

QUOTE(Malleus @ Sat 1st January 2011, 5:30am) *

"Admitted to being Sandy" perhaps displays a biased point of view. Maybe it was just an "I'm Spartacus" effect?

I thought the point of "I'm Spartacus" was to prevent Spartacus being arrested by confusing the soldiers that had come to get him. Are we to assume that hordes of people here are trying to keep Sandy's identity here a secret from the mods? blink.gif

I very much doubt that Sandy is here at all, so I guess the answer to your question has to be "No".


she reads WR from time to time but I imagine she finds the atmosphere to hostile to ever post here.
CharlotteWebb
QUOTE(Detective @ Mon 3rd January 2011, 5:48pm) *

I thought the point of "I'm Spartacus" was to prevent Spartacus being arrested by confusing the soldiers that had come to get him. Are we to assume that hordes of people here are trying to keep Sandy's identity here a secret from the mods? blink.gif

Who's "we", pale-face?
Milton Roe
QUOTE(Obesity @ Tue 4th January 2011, 2:17am) *

QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 4th January 2011, 12:19am) *

QUOTE(Detective @ Mon 3rd January 2011, 5:48pm) *

QUOTE(Malleus @ Sat 1st January 2011, 5:30am) *

"Admitted to being Sandy" perhaps displays a biased point of view. Maybe it was just an "I'm Spartacus" effect?

I thought the point of "I'm Spartacus" was to prevent Spartacus being arrested by confusing the soldiers that had come to get him. Are we to assume that hordes of people here are trying to keep Sandy's identity here a secret from the mods? blink.gif

I very much doubt that Sandy is here at all, so I guess the answer to your question has to be "No".

she reads WR from time to time but I imagine she finds the atmosphere to hostile to ever post here.

It becomes less hostile to people who actually show up. We are human, after all.

WR is merely a town meeting for the politicians of WP, but one that they don't control, so that somebody who asks embarassing questions or makes nasty accusations can't just be escorted out by the cops. Instead, they have to deal with the question. And the followup.

If we had a history of doing nothing to the WP wonks who dare to come here, but say "Nyah, nyah you have shit-for-brains!" --that would be one thing. Some of them do indeed have shit for brains, but we have so much more to offer on WR, than that observation. smile.gif

We can indeed be uncivil here, sure, but there's far more than just incivility. On WR, you can find yourself in a real debate (not like on the TALK pages of WP) and rhetorically get your butt handed to you in thin slices, if you're not careful. Sometimes, even if you are careful. unsure.gif
A Horse With No Name
Is this SandyGeorgia? ermm.gif
radek
I've had a difference of opinion with her once or twice but she is actually one of the rare quality editors out there who has some clue.

Just because this is a forum devoted to criticism of Wikipedia doesn't mean that this is a forum devoted to mindless criticism of everything about Wikipedia.
Milton Roe
QUOTE(radek @ Tue 4th January 2011, 2:56pm) *

Just because this is a forum devoted to criticism of Wikipedia doesn't mean that this is a forum devoted to mindless criticism of everything about Wikipedia.

Correct. For THAT, see the various TALK pages of Wikipedia.
Somey
QUOTE(radek @ Tue 4th January 2011, 3:56pm) *
I've had a difference of opinion with her once or twice but she is actually one of the rare quality editors out there who has some clue. ... Just because this is a forum devoted to criticism of Wikipedia doesn't mean that this is a forum devoted to mindless criticism of everything about Wikipedia.

Well, I'd say the reaction to this thread nicely reinforces what you're saying, right? Someone shows up out of the blue to attack SandyGeorgia (T-C-L-K-R-D) over what to anyone other than the thread-starter is a completely trivial matter, and the reaction is near-unanimous rejection. Indeed, the overwhelming majority of poll respondents either like her, or want people to think they actually are her.

Still, the more important issue is this question of why SandyGeorgia doesn't appear on WR. I don't think she's so concerned about being bashed by people - there just isn't that much of it directed at her, at least not of a serious nature, and she doesn't even seem like the type who would care all that much. I mean, if she can't handle criticism, why isn't she an admin?

No, I believe there's another reason, possibly involving her simply not wanting to be seen as encouraging people to criticize Wikipedia in general. Also, I think she wants to stay on Raul654's good side (if he can even be said to have a "side" given his body-type), because of his continuing role in the "Featured Article" process, and her participating here would definitely not sit well with him.
Ottava
QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Tue 4th January 2011, 4:46pm) *

Is this SandyGeorgia? ermm.gif



Her eyes are just a little too far apart but totally doable for a Wiki girl (if she was a Wiki girl). By the way, I think the real Sandy is much older as she has kids. However, it is Georgia so children might not be an appropriate measure of age. ;/
EricBarbour
SG is an odd character in the WP Freak-Show.

She's actually managed to stand up to SlimVirgin. (Which helps to explain why people like her.)

But she's also pulled some sleazy tricks. Plus, she's obsessed with WP.

In short, she's a "Good Wikipedian". She knows how to play a dirty, rigged game.
(Like Jayjg, she's done a great job of covering up her real identity.)
chrisoff
I think SandyGeorgia is an aging baby boomer who has multiple health problems and constant RL issues like dying dogs, a forced move to a deteriorating house with a leaky basement, or was it a roof etc., who has a school marm personality and wants desperately to have loyal followers on wiki who she trys to control through FAC.

She has admitted to reading WR for "fun". Don't think she has much of a social life beyond the wiki so it makes sense she would enjoy WR.

I think she is rather pathetic.

QUOTE
In short, she's a "Good Wikipedian". She knows how to play a dirty, rigged game.
(Like Jayjg, she's done a great job of covering up her real identity.)


She has make many praising posts of Jayjg, so it figures.
chrisoff
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] I very much doubt that Sandy is here at all, so I guess the answer to your question has to be "No". [
]

Well, I think she reads WR religiously, gathering her dirt.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=415144946
Peter Damian
QUOTE(chrisoff @ Mon 21st February 2011, 4:12pm) *

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] I very much doubt that Sandy is here at all, so I guess the answer to your question has to be "No". [
]

Well, I think she reads WR religiously, gathering her dirt.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=415144946


Well everything she says there seems robust to me.

QUOTE
Generally, I think the "Women in Wikipedia" claptrap is bunk, to overshadow the problems in the general decline in editorship and, along with the recent trend of promoting unqualified admins, a way to avoid looking at the real problems. I can't come to Wikipedia anymore without spending most of my day dealing with POV pushers, trolls, vandals, socks and attacks on good faith editors, while the disruptive editors are allowed to continue. And all of this is because Wikipedia does not value content contributors, does not have a mechanism for dealing with POV, and does not value high-quality articles and editors any more than the random troll. None of the problems I encounter on Wikipedia have any relation to gender. So, we're now seeing a push to get more marginal content on the mainpage, right up there with Plagiarism Central; why do we work for so hard for the one area of Wikipedia that turns out our 1% of decent content? I left the US years ago to work in countries where a woman's contributions were valued for what they were, not because of some Equal Opportunity claptrap where I got thrown in with incompetent promotions in the corporate world; I don't need to work here under similar gender-based bunk. Bottom line is if you write featured content, be prepared to spend the Rest Of Your Wiki Life trying to keep it up to standard.

Wikipedia will likely eventually go the way of most internet ventures, as it is gradually overtaken by the disruptive editors (a recent Arb Enforcement decision comes to mind [ http://wikipediareview.com/index.php?showt...=0&#entry268903 ]), and our hope is that at least our featured contributions will survive in decent shape. I doubt it-- unless we stay on top of them, they deteriorate back to the level of the rest of the Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=415144946
chrisoff
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: Agree (I'm sure James Joyce would get a kick out of the Category discussions on his talk). I had hopes that [[WP:OWNERSHIP#Featured articles]] would stem some of the tide, but I'm not sure it has helped much. Wikipedia will likely eventually go the way of most internet ventures, as it is gradually overtaken by the disruptive editors (a recent Arb Enforcement decision comes to mind [http://wikipediareview.com/index.php?showtopic=33068&pid=268903&st=0&#entry268903]), and our hope is that at least our featured contributions will survive in decent shape. I doubt it-- unless we stay on top of them, they deteriorate back to the level of the rest of the Wikipedia. BTW, I started working up [[User:SandyGeorgia/sandbox#Wikipedians_with_four_or_more_FA_nominations_gone|a list of missing FA writers]], but have been sick for two days and haven't finished. [[User:SandyGeorgia|Sandy<font color="green">Georgia</font>]] ([[User talk:SandyGeorgia|Talk]]) 15:39, 21 February 2011 (UTC)


http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=415144946


"have been sick for two days"? Yeah, right! Look at her contributions over the last several days. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contr...ns/SandyGeorgia Most are tltr. Verbose haggling spreading her grievances over multiple sites and then blaming others for doing it.
Theanima
QUOTE(chrisoff @ Mon 21st February 2011, 8:38pm) *

"have been sick for two days"? Yeah, right! Look at her contributions over the last several days. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contr...ns/SandyGeorgia Most are tltr. Verbose haggling spreading her grievances over multiple sites and then blaming others for doing it.


Hehe, that's a common SG tactic of gaining sympathy. Sometimes it's a pet died, or an illness, or moving house, or a broken roof... but mostly she manages to squeeze in at least 16 hours of editing each day.

Apparently she's trying to tone down her drama queen attitude, but is failing miserably. Lately she more or less accused an RFA candidate of being a sockpuppet of Archtransit simply because they both belonged to the same wikiproject, then tried to weasel her way out of it when she was questioned.

Sorry for the mini rant, but the woman irritates me more than most things on Wikipedia, and there's absolutely nothing that can be done about her.
chrisoff
Agree completely. She is so egotistical that she reads WR fanatically, looking for any mention of her - good or bad.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=415241260

Her defenders, like the usurious Malleaus, are wrong!
gomi
QUOTE(chrisoff @ Mon 21st February 2011, 5:57pm) *
Her defenders, like the usurious Malleaus, are wrong!
Is Malleus running a payday-lending operation, charging extremely high rates of interest, or did you mean "uxorious" (extremely fond of his wife) or "unctuous" (extremely flattering, so much so as to be oily)?
Malleus
QUOTE(chrisoff @ Tue 22nd February 2011, 1:57am) *

Agree completely. She is so egotistical that she reads WR fanatically, looking for any mention of her - good or bad.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=...oldid=415241260

Her defenders, like the usurious Malleaus, are wrong!

I've never been called "usurious" before and I doubt that that I ever will be again. I blame the teachers.
Ottava
QUOTE(gomi @ Mon 21st February 2011, 9:10pm) *

QUOTE(chrisoff @ Mon 21st February 2011, 5:57pm) *
Her defenders, like the usurious Malleaus, are wrong!
Is Malleus running a payday-lending operation, charging extremely high rates of interest, or did you mean "uxorious" (extremely fond of his wife) or "unctuous" (extremely flattering, so much so as to be oily)?



He probably meant tedious as it has the same kind of ring but he didn't know how the word began.



I find Malleus adorable and/or precious. smile.gif
A Horse With No Name
QUOTE(Ottava @ Tue 22nd February 2011, 10:13am) *

I find Malleus adorable and/or precious. smile.gif


Me too. I like to think of Malleus as Wikipedia's answer to Noel Coward. smile.gif
Eva Destruction
QUOTE(Ottava @ Tue 22nd February 2011, 3:13pm) *

He probably meant tedious as it has the same kind of ring but he didn't know how the word began.

Since she used to sign all her Wikipedia posts "Karen Ann", I don't think I'm giving away any earth-shattering secrets by pointing out that Mattisse is a "she".
Ottava
QUOTE(Eva Destruction @ Tue 22nd February 2011, 1:00pm) *

QUOTE(Ottava @ Tue 22nd February 2011, 3:13pm) *

He probably meant tedious as it has the same kind of ring but he didn't know how the word began.

Since she used to sign all her Wikipedia posts "Karen Ann", I don't think I'm giving away any earth-shattering secrets by pointing out that Mattisse is a "she".



chrisoff is Mattisse? o.O

Hmm....
Malleus
QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Tue 22nd February 2011, 5:40pm) *

QUOTE(Ottava @ Tue 22nd February 2011, 10:13am) *

I find Malleus adorable and/or precious. smile.gif


Me too. I like to think of Malleus as Wikipedia's answer to Noel Coward. smile.gif

That resonates with me too, but I want to make it very clear that I'm heterosexual. Nothing against those with other sexual orientations, I just don't understand them.
Zoloft
QUOTE(Malleus @ Tue 22nd February 2011, 5:05pm) *
QUOTE(A Horse With No Name @ Tue 22nd February 2011, 5:40pm) *
QUOTE(Ottava @ Tue 22nd February 2011, 10:13am) *
I find Malleus adorable and/or precious. smile.gif
Me too. I like to think of Malleus as Wikipedia's answer to Noel Coward. smile.gif
That resonates with me too, but I want to make it very clear that I'm heterosexual. Nothing against those with other sexual orientations, I just don't understand them.

But can you pull off sitting in a chair wearing a silk gown, brandishing a cigarette holder, and seeming quite debonair?
chrisoff
Ha! SandyGeorgia failed to deep six the RFA for Bushranger, a really good guy! She made hundreds of posts on the Naval History portal and RS/N, and her talk page and his RFA trying to knock him down and scapegoat him. Why does she pick on him? Because he works on DKY, another boat she is trying to sink. She is trying to set up a caste system of editors with herself and her followers at the top.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Req.../The_Bushranger
Theanima
QUOTE(chrisoff @ Wed 23rd February 2011, 6:25pm) *

Ha! SandyGeorgia failed to deep six the RFA for Bushranger, a really good guy! She made hundreds of posts on the Naval History portal and RS/N, and her talk page and his RFA trying to knock him down and scapegoat him. Why does she pick on him? Because he works on DKY, another boat she is trying to sink. She is trying to set up a caste system of editors with herself and her followers at the top.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Req.../The_Bushranger


In fairness to SG, DYK is a problematic area of the project. It was fine 6 years ago, when the project was much smaller, and the need for new pages was greater. Now it's 2011, we have 3.5 million articles. We still have lots missing, sure, but it's no longer our priority. What we have now is "glorified stubs" being posted to the main page, right underneath an intensely scrutinised, well-written and researched featured article. It makes no sense to me. All too often, these articles are rushed to gain brownie points, and go under very little scrutiny at all - very often, only the length and date are checked. Any article which goes on the main page should be of a good quality.

What SG does wrong is classify all editors who work at DYK as plagiarisers, gameplayers and award-seeking. This is not at all the case, but for some reason any person associated with that area seems to be a bad candidate to her. I also agree with the idea that SG looks down on people who don't or can't write FAs, and is therefore an inferior editor - I can't because I don't have the time or the skill, so in her view I'm inferior.

I've often seen her wonder why people don't contribute to FAC. Among reasons along the lines of not having the writing skill or knowledge, I don't because personally I'm intimidated by her and her ilk. I know for sure my comments are not counted as important as regulars there.
chrisoff
Now SandyGeorgia is organizing her "FAC women" plus insecure men to defeat the feminists.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:San...w_the_feminists

Who says there isn't a SandyGeorgia clique? She is a control freak.

And what is the point of putting down "the children"? They're the future of Wikipedia.
Theanima
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Now SandyGeorgia is organizing her "FAC women" plus insecure men to defeat the feminists.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:San...w_the_feminists

Who says there isn't a SandyGeorgia clique? She is a control freak.

And what is the point of putting down "the children"? They're the future of Wikipedia.


Should be seen, not heard.
chrisoff
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Should be seen, not heard.


Seems like a death wish to not encourage younger folks.

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There are currently 80,000 active editors, or editors who make at least five edits a month. What Wikipedia is trying to do, then, is double up its traffic and editors over the next four years.


http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/wiki...y_visitors_2015

Where is this doubling of the editors going to come from? Surely not from baby boomers.
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[quote]Where is this doubling of the editors going to come from? Surely not from baby boomers.[/quote

An invasion of people between 15 and 30 as the digital divide is reduced progressively.
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