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mbz1
Not sure, if this was discussed here. If it was, please delete the topic.
If not, maybe worth taking a look
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Despite my rants I understand the challenges that will likely show up as comments on this blogpost. I understand that I will be pointed to WP:COI and WP:Notability. I do not get to set the rules, I need to follow them as I am a small part of a very important community of crowdsourced improvement. But, overall, I remain surprised at how there appears to be so much diligence looking at the articles of scientists rather than those of pornstars. I think scientists are generally involved in very notable activities that generally distinguish them from the bulk of the population. I think pornstars are involved in activities that are not particularly notable as the bulk of the population will do them at some point in their life….well, not ALL activities that pornstars do I’m sure…..
thekohser
Antony Williams gets little sympathy from me:
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I’m a BIG Wikipedia fan. It is one of my favorite sites, our 9 year old twins have spent many hours on the site with me, and I have personally spent a lot of time, including Christmas, curating chemistry on Wikipedia. I like what Wikipedia has achieved, have willingly contributed articles...


So, get back to your beloved Wikipedia and fix it, Tony.
thekohser
I left a couple of comments that are real whoppers. I don't know if Tony will "moderate" them through to publication, though. We'll see. (I broke Godwin's Law on one of them.)

In response to a commenter who was dropping all kinds of links to Wikia and singing Wikia's praises:
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Well of course you’re excited about Wikia. That’s Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales’ whole plan. Lure you in with Wikipedia, then follow any of the 28,000+ links from Wikipedia to his $14-million commercial enterprise, Wikia, and get you hooked somewhere where you’ll be exposed to advertising — 100% of whose profits go back to Wikia. Thank you for all of your hard work “volunteering” for a privately-financed corporation. We’ll be looking for you to volunteer some time “greeting” at Wal-Mart and helping BP to clean up any unfortunate oil spills. I hear the seagull-washing station can feel really rewarding — you’re helping animals!
-- Gregory Kohs


And in response to Tony's blog overall:
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Tony, my apologies, but you get little sympathy from me. Your continued participation in Wikipedia makes you as much a part of the problem you describe as any of the other Wikipediots. The entire system is flawed and corrupt. It’s like you’re in 1940 Germany, a civil engineer for the highway system, saying that while you are trying your best to make the German autobahn the best road transportation system in the world, there’s something bugging you about the sounds you sometimes hear over by that relocation center near Dachau.

Oh, and you didn’t capitalize Pornstar Pets. It’s a proper noun.
--Gregory Kohs
EricBarbour
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a) if I could find an email for Dr. Williams, I'd try to explain to him why he's so misguided about WP.

b) he's been editing his own BLP......I have to put this in the book club and the wiki. Blatant, stupid activity. He should know better.
Fusion
QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sat 10th December 2011, 10:06pm) *

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a) if I could find an email for Dr. Williams, I'd try to explain to him why he's so misguided about WP.

b) he's been editing his own BLP......I have to put this in the book club and the wiki. Blatant, stupid activity. He should know better.

He's a person of some importance - vice-president of the Royal Society of Chemistry and author of loads of peer-reviewed publications. So he must meet general notability guidelines.

http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/antony-williams/

That link gives his contact details as

www.chemconnector.com/chemunicating

but I can't get it to work. His snailmail address is

904 Tamaras Circle, Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States

http://www.slideshare.net/AntonyWilliams
Web Fred
The answer to the thread title is very easy... 'cos they've got bigger dicks.
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