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My biggest motivation for creating my own blogs was to avoid the arbitrary censorship practiced by other blogs and various other Internet forums. Censorship will be avoided in my blogs -- there will be no deletion of comments, no closing of comment threads, no holding up of comments for moderation, and no commenter registration hassles. Comments containing nothing but insults and/or ad hominem attacks are discouraged. My non-response to a particular comment should not be interpreted as agreement, approval, or inability to answer.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Seeking tag-team members for edit jihad against Wickedpedians

So far, no less than four different tag-teaming Wikipedia control freaks have canceled my edits on the bio of Florida K-12 education chancellor Cheri Yecke. Two can play this game. I invite my supporters to help me wage jihad against these control freaks. With your help, we can break the power of the Great Satan, these Wickedpedian tyrants. Anyone can edit Wikipedia -- you don't even have to register. If you don't use a registered name for editing, you will be identified by your IP number. I have no idea why they post the IP numbers -- they are pretty useless pieces of information. When these IP numbers are dynamic, they can't even identify a particular Internet user from one Internet session to the next. Anyway, Wikipedia is fairly easy to edit and if you don't know how to edit Wikipedia, IMO this is a good time to learn.

The biggest issue now (there are other issues) is that the Wickedpedians are violating the Wikipedia rule against using personal blogs as sources. There are two exceptions to this rule: (1) when a blogger is writing about him/herself and (2) when a blogger is a news media professional who is writing on a blog that is under the "full editorial control" of a news media outlet (called a "newspaper" in the rules but presumably also including other kinds of media outlets). Neither of these exceptions applies to the personal blogs cited in the bio, i.e., the personal blogs of Wesley "Ding" Elsberry and Sleazy PZ Myers. The Wickedpedians went so far as to claim that these two BVD-clad bloggers are "syndicated columnists" or "nationally syndicated op-ed columnists"!

It could be argued that the Wikipedia rule called "Ignore All Rules" allows exceptions to be made to the Wikipedia rules. The "Ignore All Rules" webpage says, "If the rules prevent you from improving or maintaining Wikipedia, ignore them." However, this rule is ambiguous, because the Wikipedia webpage titled Wikipedia:What "Ignore all rules" means implies that the "Ignore All Rules" rule was only intended to encourage readers to edit Wikipedia without first bothering to learn the Wikipedia rules. Also, it is not clear whether a consensus of a Wikipedia article's editors is needed for making an exception to a rule. But if the "Ignore All Rules" rule is applied to create an exception to a Wikipedia rule, in this case the rule against using blogs as sources, then I assert that the exception must be available to all editors of the Wikipedia article. Otherwise the "Ignore All Rules" rule would just be a tool for a clique of Wickedpedian control freaks to create exceptions to the rules just for themselves whenever they please. The Wickedpedians censored references to this blog while citing the blogs of Ding Elsberry and Sleazy PZ.

Personally, I think that the rule against using personal blogs as sources is stupid. A citation of a personal blog does not imply Wikipedia endorsement of the citation. And the blogs themselves often contain citations of reliable sources. What is the difference between direct citation of a reliable source and giving a link to a blog that contains a citation of that source? The linked blog article might contain the blogger's own personal opinion in addition to the citation of the reliable source, but IMO there is nothing wrong about Wikipedia linking to a personal opinion in a blog so long as it is clear that the opinion is not endorsed by Wikipedia. Links are a convenient way of avoiding cluttering up text with material that is contained in the linked sources. That is the way that the Internet is supposed to operate. Welcome to the 21st century. But as I said, if an exception to the rule against citing blogs is made for some blogs, then I assert that the exception must be made for all blogs.

I think that the Wickpedians are becoming nervous about canceling my edits. My edits now often last for several hours -- they used to be deleted within minutes, even when made in the wee hours of the morning. I think that the Wickedpedians use audible automatic alarms to inform them when particular articles are being tampered with.
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16 Comments:

Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

> I invite my supporters to help me wage jihad against these control freaks. <

Do you actually think you have supporters?

Thursday, July 12, 2007 6:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sure are an asshole.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 3:32:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

Yes, I am a big asshole for asserting my rights. Drop dead and go to hell, you lousy piece of crap.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 3:38:00 PM  
Anonymous W. Kevin Vicklund said...

Congratulations on being banned from editing Wikipedia, Larry!

Thursday, July 12, 2007 4:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Larry, you're an ignorant dickless fucktard. You and your ilk are a cancer upon this nation, and your "asserting your rights" bullshit degrades and insults everyone's intelligence - except yours.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 6:23:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

You lousy worthless piece of crap, in trying to justify their discrimination against my blog, those evil Wickedpedian control freaks said that my blog is "crappy" whereas the blogs of Ding Elsberry and Sleazy PZ Myers are "reputable." That is outragenous.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 6:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Crappy" does not even begin to describe your blog, you fucking troglodyte. Why don't you go masturbate to Ann Coulter pics and spare us from your mongoloidic rantings? I bet you have an extra chromosome or two...

Thursday, July 12, 2007 8:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

> Yes, I am a big asshole for asserting my rights.<

You are not asserting your rights. You are only proving your insanity.

> in trying to justify their discrimination against my blog, those evil Wickedpedian control freaks said that my blog is "crappy" whereas the blogs of Ding Elsberry and Sleazy PZ Myers are "reputable." That is outragenous. <

Not "outragenous" (sic), actually quite reasonable. Your comments are loaded with childish language as is demonstrated in this thread.

Kevin said...

> Congratulations on being banned from editing Wikipedia, Larry! <

We knew it would happen. The pathetic cretin still doesn't understand why this keeps happening! He thinks that it they are afraid of his "superior logic and debating skills". He sure hasn't demonstrated them here.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 9:06:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

Assorted hypocrites here continue taking advantage of my no-censorship policy while ridiculing my efforts to fight censorship on the Internet.

Friday, July 13, 2007 1:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Assorted Hypocrite said...

< these two BVD-clad bloggers >

It seems we have another scoop here -- not only Elsberry, but also PZ Myers wear BVDs. Previously undisclosed, AFAIK.

Given that "BVD" is a registered trademark of Fruit of the Loom, Inc., I hope that you are being properly compensated for these free plugs of their product.

Friday, July 13, 2007 2:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

Larry Brayed...
> Assorted hypocrites here continue taking advantage of my no-censorship policy while ridiculing my efforts to fight censorship on the Internet. <

Attempting to screw up a useful and well written resource because they will not reduce themselves to your level has nothing to do with censorship.

It appears that your inevitable mental breakdown has now occurred. You were crazy enough before but now you have been proving it to everyone.

Anyone who doesn't believe that Larry is certifiably insane should check his braying in the discussion sections of Wikipedia.

Friday, July 13, 2007 7:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Voice in the Wilderness said...

Larry,

Sit back, calm down and take a deep breath. Even Don Quixote didn't wear a clown suit and a "kick me" sign when jousting at windmills.

I wish you still had the intellect to realize how stupid you are making yourself look with your latest activities.

Friday, July 13, 2007 7:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't none too many o' them there forks in yer family tree, now is there, Larry.

Friday, July 13, 2007 1:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Shemp Fafarman said...

He is an embarrasment to the family.

Saturday, July 14, 2007 12:13:00 AM  
Blogger Rob Serrano said...

Shemp Fafarman said...
>> He is an embarrasment to the family. <<

Well, to be fair, Larry'd be an embarrassment to the Hilton family.

Saturday, July 14, 2007 1:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't know much do you? You talk about "protecting your rights" and all that crap, but the First Amendment doesn't apply everywhere. Wikipedia is a little bit different than a street corner. You have about as many rights to mess up Wikipedia as you do to run naked through a shopping mall. NONE.

Sunday, July 15, 2007 8:02:00 AM  

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