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by The Joy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Meta Discussion
Topic: Wiki markup is the dream
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Wiki markup is the dream

I never really got the hang of wiki markup. I thought I stunk at it as a wiki-gnome. Then, the Visual Editor came out and I found I liked just manually coding. I had understood enough of it to get by and VE couldn't (and to my knowledge, still can't) do things that hand coding can do.
by The Joy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MyWikiBiz gravedancing thread
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: MyWikiBiz gravedancing thread

It looks like it's back. No recent changes since January, though.
by The Joy
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Davos, Switzerland again
Replies: 10
Views: 367

Re: Davos, Switzerland again

EarlStatler wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:53 pm
O yeh.German is close related to Dutch, I don't even notice a difference if I speak or read German. Only writing is a bit hard, because the German grammer is different.
The Awful German Language by Mark Twain

https://www.cs.utah.edu/~gback/awfgrmlg.html
by The Joy
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wikipediocracy's failure is a joy to watch
Replies: 411
Views: 42585

Re: Wikipediocracy's failure is a joy to watch

Wikipedia criticism has always relied on hard-hitting scandals to survive. We tried on old Wikipedia Review and Wikipediocracy to get people to see Wikipedia's systemic flaws and broken culture, but the scandals were what always brought people into WP criticism and got the media and public's attenti...
by The Joy
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Wikimedia Foundation
Topic: WMF T-shirt collaboration
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: WMF T-shirt collaboration

I can't help, but think this crystal shop has been mentioned before. Maybe on the old WR? There was something about a crystal shop and Wikipedia I recall reading about years ago. I'd have to do some research on it.
by The Joy
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Wikimedia Foundation
Topic: WMF T-shirt collaboration
Replies: 2
Views: 277

WMF T-shirt collaboration

https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/16/17698514/wikipedia-streetwear-collab Los Angeles streetwear brand and crystal shop Advisory Board Crystals has teamed up with Wikipedia to release a surprise clothing collaboration. The result is a single long-sleeve T-shirt with ABC pledging all proceeds toward th...
by The Joy
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Wikimedia Foundation
Topic: WMF to community: obey the Code
Replies: 8
Views: 784

Re: WMF to community: obey the Code

Well, I read that long mailing list thread about MZMcBride. And as always, I saw the following categories of comments: "This is terrible! The blocker(s) should be punished!" "This is terrible! The complainer(s) should be punished!" "This is terrible! We should get back to making the world a happier ...
by The Joy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sarah Jeong racism allegations
Replies: 42
Views: 4339

Re: Sarah Jeong racism allegations

Mod Note: Please calm down everyone. Take a break.
by The Joy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Encyc
Topic: Beeblebrox doesn't see the point
Replies: 4
Views: 658

Re: Beeblebrox doesn't see the point

When I studied library science, we learned that you have to evaluate ANY source of information. Here's a traditional method of evaluating online information: https://libguides.colostate.edu/howtodo/evaluatewebpage Wikipedia, though, makes it difficult if not impossible to evaluate since it's done by...