Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Dastardly warrior of the week: CactusWriter

Most vicious Wikipedia warriors have much more edits to user talk pages and deletion vote pages than they do to articles. CactusWriter is an excpetion to this, but that's because he does most of his vicious work through his many sockpuppets.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Relentless warrior of the week: Daniel Olsen

This week's brutal warrior plagiarizes the work of more skilled photographers and passes it off on Wikipedia as his own. For shame, for shame!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Vicious warrior of the week: Crazysane

Crazysane may be a little of the latter, but certainly a lot of the former. Supposedly he was or is an Information Assurance Security Officer in the United States Army. I bet he's also won the Medal of Honor. Lucky for him, the Stolen Valor Act has been declared unconstitutional. All free speech is protected, even lies and drivel. He may not really be a warrior in real life, but he's certainly a warrior on Wikipedia.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dastardly warrior of the month: ChristTheDude

For the vicious warrior of the month this month I had to go with the guy with the Christ complex. Pure and simple.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Brutal warrior of the week: Bibliomaniac15

He's hoping that by his username you'll be fooled into thinking that he actually cares about and does something about holding Wikipedia to a high academic standard of bibliographic sourcing. In reality, what Bibliomaniac15 is really a maniac about is his various deletion battles, and his eagerly enthusiastic blocking of new users for silly reasons.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Crybaby of the Week: Ten Thousand Argonauts

Wah! Wah! Yahoo! Answers Nihilsock Ten Thousand Argonauts is crying us a river. In response to a college professor desperately trying to get his students to stop using Wikipedia, the man thought he might get some hints on how to that. Instead, he gets accused by a sock of being a sock of someone who disagrees with that sock.

So, the most productive way is CLEARLY to create ever more dozens of sockpuppets on Yahoo! Answers to ask questions about how Wikipedia is evil, COMPLETELY 100% FACT-FREE, and going to hypnotize you before it slurps up your brain through a straw. Oh, and be sure to always give another one of your accounts "Best Answer" so that they all dominate the "Top Answerers" list.

But wait, you're doing that already, aren't you?

This satire is too thinly concealed to be particularly DELICIOUS.

Yes, folks, this guys a BIG FAT PHONY. Take my advice before he uses all his other accounts to thumb this down into oblivion.
The Nihilsock's satire is also too thinly concealed. But it is delicious.

Wait a minute, though: it is the Nihilsocks who actually dominate the Top Answerers list in the Wikipedia category: Nihiltres with almost 400 last I checked, and Nihilsock Wikipedia Answers a distant second with almost 200. It's taken Eddie (a Wikipedia Review sock according to various Nihilsocks) years to reach third place now just short of 150. "Wikipedia Review socks" My Wiki Business, Bill and Moses are on the board but still well short of even a hundred.

And another thing: Wikipedia is not "completely 100% fact-free" nor do the "Wikipedia Review socks" claim that it is. Part of the reason Wikipedia is so dangerous is that it does get a few facts right, mixed in with lots of lies, and people just assume it's 100% correct.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dastardly warrior of the week: Anthony Appleyard

He may have a "Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar," but make no mistake, Anthony Appleyard is one of the rudest, most vicious Wikipedia warriors. An unearned metal medal costs very little, and an unearned virtual medal costs nothing at all.