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by Renée Bagslint
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Alternative Wikis
Topic: Wikipedia Rojalista
Replies: 0
Views: 2

Wikipedia Rojalista

A Bosnian rival to Wikipedia, founded by Dr Mensur Omerbashich who has recently discovered that he is King of Bosnia. Whatever you may think of that, there's no doubt he has nailed the problem with the more well-known rival Wikipedia: Project Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org) is a fake encyclopedia crea...
by Renée Bagslint
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: The Jimbo Phenomenon
Topic: WikiTribune
Replies: 38
Views: 3889

Re: WikiTribune

Discord is some sort of chat system, apparently intended for gamers. For some reason, Jimmy Wales decided it would be a good thing to use to co-ordinate work on WikiTrbune (I can't think why, RFC 1149 would have been good enough for a community of that size). Yet it seems that Discord, apart from be...
by Renée Bagslint
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Biographies of Living Persons
Topic: duplicate post -- please delete
Replies: 0
Views: 8

duplicate post -- please delete

duplicate post -- please delete
by Renée Bagslint
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Biographies of Living Persons
Topic: Nellwyn Thomas
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Nellwyn Thomas

Recently appointed CTO by the Democratic National Committee, after being deputy chief of analytics for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. Data science team leader at Facebook, head of analytics at Etsy -- I'm surprised she isn't already on the Board of Trustees. Not notable enough for a Wikipedia arti...
by Renée Bagslint
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quasimodo tweets
Replies: 14
Views: 140

Re: Quasimodo tweets

I can only assume that Facebook rcently turned down a request for money from the WMF. Katherine chooses to retweet this which explains that the terrible killings in Sri Lanka are the fault of Facebook for not having taken down anti-Muslim posts. Yes -- Katherine thinks that anti-Muslim sentiment lie...
by Renée Bagslint
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Alternative Wikis
Topic: Everybodywiki
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Everybodywiki

Courtesy of some other site : Just stumbled across this https://en.everybodywiki.com/Everybodywiki_bios_and_free_wiki_for_everybody The everybody wiki. Submit all your personal details online today! What could possibly go wrong?! What indeed. I hope that there will be no shortage of volunteers addin...
by Renée Bagslint
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Alternative Wikis
Topic: Vixrapedia
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Vixrapedia

The wikipedia-alike for vixra.org , the preprint site for people who find arxiv.org's standards hard to meet. Vixrapedia is a resource for anybody to share their knowledge Vixrapedia is a free and non-censored archive of knowledge specializing in the sciences where anybody can contribute. We provide...
by Renée Bagslint
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Alternative Wikis
Topic: Wisdompedia
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Wisdompedia

Not, I think, an alternative wiki so much as an alternative 'pedia. Wisdompedia-Wizped is the social media emanation of an interesting outfit called Stefan University , housed in a small office in La Jolla, CA, which purports to be the home of Stefan University Press, La Jolla International School o...
by Renée Bagslint
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quasimodo tweets
Replies: 14
Views: 140

Re: Quasimodo tweets

Proabivouac wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:08 am
Alternately, she understands that Gabirel Magni's tweet is a criticism of a system which has benefited her and Wikipedia yet retweeted it anyway for the sake of provocative dialog?
Maybe. But she did not say so.
by Renée Bagslint
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quasimodo tweets
Replies: 14
Views: 140

Re: Quasimodo tweets

And now Katherine chooses to retweet this , explaining giving money to things like rebuilding Notre Dame is "private spending of public money" because it's tax-deductible: "When the rich make donations, they get tax deductions - and deprive governments of the possibility to decide how to spend the f...