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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The Wikipedian war

High-ranking SJWs at Wikipedia - or in Gamaliel's case, formerly at Wikipedia - are up to their usual tricks in attempting to disemploy journalists who fail to submit to the SJW Narrative:
Wikipedia bills itself as “the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.” In reality, it’s a bureaucratic mess dominated by a small clique of established editors who exploit their position to bully, smear, and intimidate anyone who challenges their authority.

Their latest target is David Auerbach, a highly regarded technology columnist for Slate and a fellow at the New America Foundation. Auerbach has been in the editors’ crosshairs ever since he wrote a series of damning exposes of Wikipedia’s bureaucratic elite in 2014.

In one of these columns, Auerbach described how the Wikipedian aristocracy maintain their power.

As it turned out, I’d run into a couple of what one Wikipedia administrator terms “The Unblockables,” a class of abrasive editors who can get away with murder because they have enough of a fan club within Wikipedia, so any complaint made against them would be met with hostility and opprobrium.

Longtime editors, wrote Auerbach, “have developed a fortress mentality in which they see new editors as dangerous intruders who will wreck their beautiful encyclopedia.” According to Auerbach, the combination of hostility to new editors, and the precipitous drop in longstanding ones (MIT Tech Review counted only 31,000 active editors in 2013, compared to a peak of 51,000 in 2007) “increases pressure to retain other long-standing editors, even incredibly acerbic ones, reinforcing the fortress mentality.”

Previously, Auerbach’s opponents targeted him on Wikipedia, attempting to smear him in public articles, and  have his own page deleted — both favorite tactics of editors looking to damage someone’s public image. Although those efforts failed, Auerbach’s opponents — who hold senior positions in the Wikimedia Foundation’s DC outreach unit — are now targeting his job.

Robert Fernandez, a member of Wikimedia DC’s Board of Directors and Audit committee, who goes by the pseudonym “Gamaliel” on Wikipedia, was the primary culprit, accusing Auerbach of being “pro-Brexit, pro-GamerGate” and “anti-SJW,” as well as a “libel machine.”
One tweet in particular was amusing:


It's good to know that I am the Dark Lord haunting SJW nightmares. Which, for some reason, happens to remind me of something. There will be a Brainstorm tomorrow, for Brainstormers and OGs only, at 7 PM Eastern. Keep an eye out for the email this evening and be sure to register, as we'll be launching Round Two and providing a progress report tomorrow.

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52 Comments:

Anonymous Mathias July 06, 2016 3:46 PM  

Actually, that's a good question. *Why not* hire Vox Day? It would probably improve the quality of their content substantially.

Anonymous Elipe July 06, 2016 3:49 PM  

Yep, the collapse of the West has already occurred, most white people just don't realize it. The West is just a mess of tribal power struggles.

That's part of why I come here; the regulars here are a tribe with whom I am more than pleased to be a part.

And to think, it all started for me back in 2008 when I typed into Google, "Irrational Atheists"...

Blogger LP9 Solidified in Gold! Rin Integra July 06, 2016 4:00 PM  

Great news for Wikipedia, Gawker, those platforms are exposed as no good.

OT Beautiful Ann and Milo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwHUqqeJwl8

Blogger Happy Housewife July 06, 2016 4:05 PM  

So that's what living in someone's head rent free looks like!

Blogger Bob Loblaw July 06, 2016 4:09 PM  

I like how he just assumes someone who doesn't agree with him politically shouldn't be able to hold a job.

Anonymous basementhomebrewer July 06, 2016 4:14 PM  

Bob Loblaw wrote:I like how he just assumes someone who doesn't agree with him politically shouldn't be able to hold a job.

They have made it very clear that those are the terms of the culture war. Our side needs to wake up, accept those terms and respond in kind. Vox already has fired the opening salvo for our side with SJWlist.com

Blogger Nick S July 06, 2016 4:19 PM  

Who is this Robert Fernandez?

Blogger Jon M July 06, 2016 4:23 PM  

"Actually, that's a good question. *Why not* hire Vox Day?"

Alt-Right ideas are very dangerous things, because people who hear them tend to agree with them. The only way to ensure that they do not spread is by silencing them. The last thing Salon wants is for people to hear Vox ideas, rather than Salon's lies about Vox's ideas.

Blogger Human Animal July 06, 2016 4:44 PM  

The last thing Salon wants is for people to hear Vox ideas, rather than Salon's lies about Vox's ideas.

He used the name. You're not supposed to say the V-word. He gains power from it. People look him up and read him. It's all downhill from there.

Didn't giraffe-boy see Harry Potter? Doesn't he know about not saying the V word?

Anonymous TCC July 06, 2016 4:44 PM  

Bob Loblaw wrote:I like how he just assumes someone who doesn't agree with him politically shouldn't be able to hold a job.

It's the logical conclusion of thinking your opinions are what makes you a decent person. Anybody holding a different opinion must necessarily be indecent.

The thought pattern "I believe in X because I'm a human being" has ominous implications for anyone that doesn't believe in X. This is the inherent danger of humanism, which is the creation of a monopoly on the definition of what it is to be human.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents July 06, 2016 4:57 PM  

I like how he just assumes someone who doesn't agree with him politically shouldn't be able to hold a job.

It’s not a new idea. See Mao’s Cultural Revolution for just one example. The SJW’s are nothing less than Red Guard wannabes.

Anonymous Case July 06, 2016 4:58 PM  

All of this stuff will be held down to a minimum once killin' comes back into style,...and it's just around the corner.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents July 06, 2016 4:59 PM  

I like how he just assumes someone who doesn't agree with him politically shouldn't be able to hold a job.

It’s not a new idea. See Mao’s Cultural Revolution for just one example. The SJW’s are nothing less than Red Guard wannabes.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents July 06, 2016 5:00 PM  

I like how he just assumes someone who doesn't agree with him politically shouldn't be able to hold a job.

It’s not a new idea. See Mao’s Cultural Revolution for just one example. The SJW’s are nothing less than Red Guard wannabes.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents July 06, 2016 5:02 PM  

For years and years lefties have had the horrorshivers over McCarthyism, because of the blacklist that led to people losing their jobs because of their political beliefs. Now we know that it was all projection.

Just projection. Because SJW’s always project.

Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents July 06, 2016 5:03 PM  

For years and years lefties have had the horrorshivers over McCarthyism, because of the blacklist that led to people losing their jobs because of their political beliefs. Now we know that it was all projection.

Just projection. Because SJW’s always project.

Anonymous Longtime Lurker July 06, 2016 5:04 PM  

Bolsheviks vs Mensheviks. Pass the popcorn!

Anonymous Emmanuel July 06, 2016 5:21 PM  

Some of the problem come from sociology.

Let's be straight. : You don't want former convicted pedophiles teaching in an elementary school

And then, neither do you want second tier or failed academics, with too much time on their hand and no professionall recognition, be allowed to have any sort of managing or control role on a encyclopedia. Preventing SJW convergence is not easy, but as a social class the failed intellectuals arethe worst scum of any human society, and should be forcefully barred from any position of power (with the exception of members that can show actual success in another field, such as business, sports or actual academic achievmeents).

Never forget that this is the social class that want guilty of the bolchevik revolution.

Blogger Unknown July 06, 2016 6:17 PM  

Forget GamerGate and Anti-Gamergate, Pro-Brexit and Anti-Brexit, Hillary and Trump, Left and Right, black and white, or even male and female, as the lines of demarcation are no longer clear. The world according to the 'Alt-Right' can now be separated cleanly into two distinct groups: Vox Day's sycophants and SJW's. It's quite the solipsistic adventure, but let's see where it leads.

Blogger Scott July 06, 2016 6:25 PM  

pro-Brexit

One of my favorites. Favoring British independence == horror show

In other words, over half the UK population is a horror show.

On the other hand, he could be right. When the race war begins and the death squads come for this douchebag, I imagine he will be rather horrified.

Blogger dienw July 06, 2016 6:34 PM  

Never forget that this is the (((social class))) that [is] guilty of the Bolshevik revolution.
FIFY

Anonymous BGKB July 06, 2016 6:36 PM  

Didn't giraffe-boy see Harry Potter? Doesn't he know about not saying the V word?

Is it just me or does (((Radcliffe's))) new Liongate film have a gay necrophilia vibe to it, especially the water ride scene trailer? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJPChb3Tyk0

All of this stuff will be held down to a minimum once killin' comes back into style

((((Corbett)))) show review of brave new film. "Three Words Sum Up (((Daniel Radcliffe’s))) New Movie: Farting, Erection, Corpse" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeV5DWLtwB0

OT: Chelsea/Brad Manning attempted suicide yesterday after realizing he would be free if he had changed his last name to Clinton. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/06/chelsea-manning-reportedly-rushed-to-hospital-after-apparent-suicide-attempt-in-prison.html?intcmp=hplnws

Anonymous Shut up rabbit July 06, 2016 6:38 PM  

Funny how those on the "right side of history" are turning ot to be a petulant, childish minority every time they are put to the test.

It's almost as if society had let a bunch of retarded egoists get just a little out of hand and is now starting to ignore them and their faux-shaming "philosophy" and restoring normality.

Blogger Arthur Isaac July 06, 2016 7:38 PM  

"Vox Day's sycophants and SJW's."

You forgot Roosh's sycophants. That a nearly completely separate set of sycophants. Then you got Cernovich over yonder.....

Blogger Arthur Isaac July 06, 2016 7:39 PM  

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Anonymous A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents July 06, 2016 7:56 PM  

Funny how those on the "right side of history" are turning ot to be a petulant, childish minority every time they are put to the test.

Also strange how “historical inevitability” has always required great efforts to hurry along. Hey, if “history” is really inevitable, relax and enjoy the show. If “history” needs a few million eggs broken to make the “inevitable” omlette on time, maybe it’s not so inevitable after all?

Blogger Arthur Isaac July 06, 2016 8:03 PM  

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Blogger Sagramore July 06, 2016 8:18 PM  

"Who is this 'Paul' and why is he right again?"

-my coworkers

Blogger Lazarus July 06, 2016 8:34 PM  

Unknown wrote:Forget GamerGate and Anti-Gamergate, Pro-Brexit and Anti-Brexit, Hillary and Trump, Left and Right, black and white, or even male and female, as the lines of demarcation are no longer clear. The world according to the 'Alt-Right' can now be separated cleanly into two distinct groups: Vox Day's sycophants and SJW's. It's quite the solipsistic adventure, but let's see where it leads.


Syncophant: a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.

Supporter: a person who approves of and encourages someone or something (typically a public figure, a movement or party, or a policy).


Ergo, you are an idiot.

Blogger Rusty Fife July 06, 2016 8:39 PM  

BGKB wrote:OT: Chelsea/Brad Manning attempted suicide yesterday after realizing he would be free if he had changed his last name to Clinton. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/06/chelsea-manning-reportedly-rushed-to-hospital-after-apparent-suicide-attempt-in-prison.html?intcmp=hplnws">http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/07/06/chelsea-manning-reportedly-rushed-to-hospital-after-apparent-suicide-attempt-in-prison.html?intcmp=hplnws

He may have figured out he won't be young enough to be Bill's sex slave on Epstine Island after 35years.

Blogger Lazarus July 06, 2016 8:41 PM  

A Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:It’s not a new idea. See Mao’s Cultural Revolution for just one example. The SJW’s are nothing less than Red Guard wannabes.

Totally agree. Red Guard rode trains so crowded to get to Bejing they had to shit and pee in their pants to get there in order to purge the running dogs of revisionism.

I know because one of them told me. These SJW guys don't even leave the office/basement. They are NOT committed.

Blogger Robert What? July 06, 2016 8:44 PM  

I never use Wikipedia and never accept it as a support for anyone's position. In fact, when Google serves up the Wikipedia spam at the top of most search results I always skip over them. Wikipedia is unreliable except for the most mundane, noncontroversial lookups such as how to calculate the volume of a sphere or how far Mars is from the Earth.

Blogger HardReturn¶ July 06, 2016 8:50 PM  

@16

Emmanuel wrote:And then, neither do you want second tier or failed academics, with too much time on their hand and no professionall recognition, be allowed to have any sort of managing or control role on a encyclopedia.

Long ago I was a paid editor of actual published encyclopedias and general reference books. It seemed like no matter what the project, much of the initial timetable was chewed up with weeding out proto-SJWs and various Marxist moralizers when we were looking for experts and freelance contributors. It was a burdensome process. And just like cockroaches, one or two always seemed to find their way inside no matter how cautious we were.

Anonymous andon July 06, 2016 8:53 PM  

I used to try to add a few tidbits here and there to Wikipedia until it became clear that its just a propaganda tool for the left. why work for the enemy?

Anonymous vfm #0202 July 06, 2016 9:34 PM  

Wikipedia is OK on Kalman filters. And it's better now than it was 5 years ago, I just checked.

If only SJWs understood how superversive the process of integrating past observations to estimate current reality really is.

Cue Jesse Jackson, footsteps.

Blogger Bob Loblaw July 06, 2016 9:35 PM  

Also strange how “historical inevitability” has always required great efforts to hurry along.

And big piles of bodies.

Blogger Phillip George July 06, 2016 9:48 PM  

like Snopes, Wiki is an intellectual whore house.

6 Day Creationist speaking. We win.

Blogger Phillip George July 06, 2016 9:54 PM  

Ps. Today Ken Ham's 100 Million Dollar Noah's Ark Museum opens.

Blow your scientism minds and get along.
Read Rupert Sheldrake's science delusion. Mitochondrial Eve. Hydrodynamic particulate sedimentation rates in turbidity currents etc etc. Fossil spiracle sizes. It's all there for anyone with the 'gift' of honest intellectual enquiry and won't do to the middle east what Colin Powell's established setttled science intel did.

Wiki is to knowledge what Colin Powell is to intel.

Blogger Phillip George July 06, 2016 10:06 PM  

I was having this conversation with my son yesterday Vox. Omission is often more damning than lies.

It's the omissions in science, what's left out, the anomalies, the points of refutation that condemns both the entry and editors.

The Overton Window of Wiki says Creationist should shut the fuck up, and if they don't we will do it for them.
That might be how universities have always worked but this is a day darker than many. Education isn't in the toilet because of DNA

Blogger Phillip George July 06, 2016 10:21 PM  

or. Wiki is to knowledge what Lance Armstrong is to Tour de France wins, it looks right at a superficial level.

Anonymous Mathias July 06, 2016 11:03 PM  

@8 @9, The question was rhetorical, and in jest.

Anonymous BGKB July 06, 2016 11:17 PM  

He may have figured out he won't be young enough to be Bill's sex slave on Epstine Island after 35years

He was already too old by the time he joined the military.

OpenID denektenorsk July 06, 2016 11:39 PM  

Scott Wrote:

One of my favorites. Favoring British independence == horror show

HOW DARE they not want cultural enrichment by Africans who don't know how to use the toilet.

Blogger The Pathetic Earthling July 07, 2016 12:06 AM  

What I enjoy about Wikipedia is the pettiness that exists on nearly every page I've ever tried to edit. I once thought it amusing to add to the "Wargames" film page -- it is a movie I adore -- a list of some of the more absurd scenarios the computer runs at the end of the movie (e.g., "Turkish Surprise", "Hawaiian Succession", "Iceland Gambit" etc.) Not only was my edit removed within a couple of hours, no amount of rational discussion could then persuade the fellow camping on the page to allow any of them. My god, this was *his* page and I ought not dare to tread. This was years ago, mind you, but I've never gone back to try to edit a single page since them, even stuff where I have a considerable expertise. Just not worth the headache.

Seems to me a properly run (properly populated?) Wikipedia would be more like an improv theater -- where you always build upon the efforts of others -- but it works about as well as *bad* improv theater where one guy has decided he should be running the show. It is about as much fun, and as entertaining, as you'd imagine that to be.

Anonymous r July 07, 2016 1:05 AM  

The Pathetic Earthling wrote:Seems to me a properly run (properly populated?) Wikipedia would be more like an improv theater -- where you always build upon the efforts of others

Wiki (not Wikipedia, but the original Wiki created by Ward Cunningham) was like that in its heyday.

Anonymous Mr. Rational July 07, 2016 1:19 AM  

r wrote:Wiki (not Wikipedia, but the original Wiki created by Ward Cunningham) was like that in its heyday.
SJWs ruin everything.

Maybe we can develop prenatal tests for psychopathy and SJWism (I'm sure there's LOTS of crossover), and prevent these types from being born to plague us.

Blogger Jon M July 07, 2016 2:22 AM  

"Idiot pro-abortionist" is redundant. No, scratch that. All pro-abortionists are idiots, but not all idiots are pro-abortion. The modifier 'idiot' isn't necessary when discussing pro-abortionists unless you use 'pro-abortionist' to modify the identity of the idiot.

Why do you ask?

Anonymous Hezekiah Garrett July 07, 2016 2:52 AM  

@49 We have no doubt your mama had you tested, but did she follow up with that specialist in Houston?

Blogger Cynic In Chief July 07, 2016 3:32 AM  

The SJWList now has Robert Fernandez/Gamaliel on the list.

http://sjwlist.com/Robert_Fernandez

Anonymous Laz July 07, 2016 7:04 AM  

32. Robert What?

"Wikipedia is unreliable except for the most mundane, noncontroversial lookups such as how to calculate the volume of a sphere or how far Mars is from the Earth."

Not quite true. The pages about cars and other vehicles are, for the most part, right.

Blogger Robert What? July 07, 2016 7:44 AM  

@Laz,

It was just by way of example, not an exhaustive list.

Blogger S1AL July 07, 2016 7:03 PM  

"Maybe we can develop prenatal tests for psychopathy and SJWism (I'm sure there's LOTS of crossover), and prevent these types from being born to plague us."

Methinks you are confusing psychopathy with some other condition.

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