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by Proabivouac
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Wikimedia Foundation
Topic: Katherine Maher, executive director Wikimedia Foundation
Replies: 50
Views: 7441

Re: Katherine Maher, executive director Wikimedia Foundation

Meanwhile it's her own inaction that is letting Wikipedia stagnate and lose out. Maher's job is mainly to raise money, and it looks like they're doing better on this front than ever. It matters only very indirectly if the "community" is stagnant or the content is any good. She's not a scholar whose...
by Proabivouac
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suckswatch
Replies: 49
Views: 4441

Re: Suckswatch

CrowsNest takes Wikipedia's JzG to task for being insufficiantly fanatical and extreme: https://www.wikipediasucks.co/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=739 If you believe that marriage is between one man and one woman, I will respectfully disagree The Supreme Court thinks it is a settled matter of civil ri...
by Proabivouac
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: ArbCom Elections
Topic: ArbCom 2018 election
Replies: 36
Views: 2338

Re: ArbCom 2018 election

It is mostly just a list of the same creeps who have plagued Wikipedia for years now. All are editing under pseudonyms. I don't know Joe Roe, but his presumably fake name alongside theirs doesn't look good. He says he is an archaeologist; is this true? At this point anyone who researches the pasts o...
by Proabivouac
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Wikimedia Foundation
Topic: Katherine Maher, executive director Wikimedia Foundation
Replies: 50
Views: 7441

Re: Katherine Maher, executive director Wikimedia Foundation

I doubt I will need to follow Katherine's Twitter feed any longer. She has literally(*) endorsed Satan . 'Nuff said. (*) And by "literally" I literally mean "literally". I don't know, I'm liking that profile pic and I'll guess that funders do, too. Satanism , at least La Vey's version, is pretty mu...
by Proabivouac
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: ArbCom Elections
Topic: ArbCom 2018 election
Replies: 36
Views: 2338

Re: ArbCom 2018 election

Dysklyver wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:50 pm
Fram posted a very interesting arb case, alas WTT oversighted it due to BLP issues.
Can you tell us what it was, or are you applying Wikipedia rules to this site?
by Proabivouac
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: ArbCom Elections
Topic: ArbCom 2018 election
Replies: 36
Views: 2338

Re: ArbCom 2018 election

The harassment defense:
Drmies wrote: I didn't "declare" that one account from this account because I don't want to invite the harassment that I receive here to be exported to my students. As an admin and a former arb, I suppose I asked to be harassed; my students haven't.
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by Proabivouac
Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Editors is a dumb name
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Editors is a dumb name

I have been using "contributor" for rather a long time now. It emphasises the fact that they are giving stuff to the WMF for free and getting next to nothing in return, Banning Wikipedia from soliciting and accepting volunteer labor might well be the best possible reform. That and banning commons l...
by Proabivouac
Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Veracity of statements by Donald Trump
Replies: 19
Views: 1339

Re: Veracity of statements by Donald Trump

It was explicitly stated that it could continue if someone else wanted to take over the responsibility, but there were no takers, admittedly hardly surprising. The amount of work needed to trim the excessive amount of quotations would be hard. Obviously the article should be deleted, and the reason...
by Proabivouac
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Editors is a dumb name
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Editors is a dumb name

I can't come up with anything better though. Content generators? too long timewasters? too judgemental wikipedians? too many syllables. The accurate term would seem to be contributors. Though it's true that contributors can act as editors, if there were no contributions there would be nothing to ed...
by Proabivouac
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suckswatch
Replies: 49
Views: 4441

Re: Suckswatch

Auggie wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Eric is hiding now. Even in his own forum, he can't face me. What a coward piece of shit.
Braver than "Somey".