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.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Vicious warrior of the week: ChrisTheDude

It's not uncommon for Wikipedia sysops to have a Christ complex. One of the most well-developed such complexes belongs to User:ChrisTheDude. But dude, for a Christ he sure is stuck in the Old Testament: eye for an eye, consequences be damned! His brutality, viciousness and cutthroat savegery knows no bounds.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Brutal warrior of the week: Ranjithsutari

Supposedly Ranjithsutari is an Indian user of Wikipedia. Don't fall for it. He's really as white as they come. This relentlessly brutal warrior can't be bothered to welcome new users in a friendly manner, but still wants the appearance boost of doing so, so he uses an automated tool to get this chore out of the way. Just because you get a seemingly warm welcome message to Wikipedia from him don't fool yourself into thinking he would hesitate to stab you in the back if it suited his battle strategy.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Vicious warrior of the month: AlexiusHoratius

This highly decorated, vicious attack dog is the winner hands down of this month's vicious warrior award. If you are naive enough to think you can make a difference on Wikipedia for the better, let's pray you never come across this brutal bastard.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dastardly warrior of the week: Department of Redundancy Department

TravisTX supposedly became disillusioned with Wikipedia politics a year ago, and melodramatically abandoned his Wikipedia account. Seems it had something to do with the "article rescue squadron." (Yeah right). Barely half a year passed, he was having such trouble dealing with Wikipedia withdrawal that he created a new account.

User:Department of Redundancy Department. I'll admit I chuckled the first time I read that. But Travis's newfound viciousness and dastardliness are hardly a laughing matter. In any case, it's more fun to laugh at the fact that he blocked himself on January 30 for a full minute.