Sunday, March 11, 2007

Wikipedophilia Raw Data

While Eye Online's research into "pedophile trolling" in the pages of Wikipedia grinds along, the following Google search-engine links might help you to check out a bit of raw data yourselves:

Key words:

Eye Online coverage to date:

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Eye Online Breaking Story: Wikipedophillia History Quietly Being Expunged.

On March 4, 2007, Eye Online posted the article Man-Boy Love Advocate Accused of Using Wikipedia to Troll for Interested Parties. Eye Online has just discovered that, since the article appeared, Wikipedia Administrators have bypassed the entire Wikipedia editing/discussion system and have begun deleting/removing a large number of the online encyclopedia's User and Discussion pages containing pedophilia themes.

While this is sure to be represented as a response to the public's sensitivity about such subjects, the question can not help but be asked: Is Wikipedia rapidly trying to destroy the evidence of years of "pedophile trolling" and "pedophile activism" in its pages? Much of it with the knowledge of its Administrators? With this question in mind, EO has begun downloading the Google caches for these pages. No time to waste. Even one of the cache pages has now gone blank. Stay tuned for further reports.

The following are a few example pages:

From Animal Farm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Squealer: "...his lies to animals of past events they cannot remember refers to the revision of history texts..."

Also See:

Recent Wikipedia / Wikitruth Coverage.

Wikipedia Mulls Proof Of Credentials
By Thomas Claburn
March 8, 2007

"The point is to make sure that people are being honest with us and with the general public," says Wales on his Wikipedia User Talk page. "If you don't care to tell us that you are a PhD (or that you are not), then that's fine: your editing stands or falls on its own merit. But if you do care to represent yourself as something, you have to be able to prove it." [Go to complete story >>>]

Wikipedia to challenge Google, Yahoo!
Plans to build a search engine
Financial Post
March 8, 2007

Wikia Inc., the commercial counterpart to the non-profit Wikipedia, is aiming to take as much as 5 percent of the lucrative Internet search market, Jimmy Wales said at a news conference in Tokyo. [Go to complete story >>>]

Conservapedia: The Word Says It All
By Rob Mackey
The Lede (NYT blog)
New York Times
March 8, 2007

...some conservatives have given up on Wikipedia and set about building an alternative online encyclopedia they can call their own: Conservapedia.

According to Wired, the Conservapedia project leader, Andrew Schlafly, “started the site in late November 2006 in conjunction with 58 high-school-level, home-schooled students from the New Jersey area”... [Go to the complete story >>>]

Bogus professor resigns as Wiki editor
March 7, 2007

Taking a paying job with Wikia Inc. apparently led to Jordan's unveiling. He has given up that post as well as his volunteer work. [Go to complete story >>>]

Man-Boy Love Advocate Accused of Using Wikipedia to Troll for Interested Parties
by Gilbert Wesley Purdy
Mar 4, 2007
Eye Online

Rookiee's boyloving propensities, it was decided, fell under the category of "sexual preference" and users were not to be discriminated against due to sexual preference. [Go to the complete story >>>]

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

"Honor Killings", "Circumcision", "Dog Shows", "Child Soldiers", "Abortion"

Jason Scott's The Great Failure of Wikipedia (the "Transcription of a presentation/speech given at Notacon 3, April 8, 2006") has recently appeared in the web and garnered considerable attention. Jason can hardly be called anything but a disinterested witness. The quote, here, is only a portion of a piece ("Wikipedia: J. S. on Essajay") with many wide ranging and intelligent observations on the Wikipedia phenomenon:

What is going on in all this, and which I am fearful is going to be missed, is how Wikipedia's Value System functions. "Honor Killings", "Circumcision", "Dog Shows", "Child Soldiers", "Abortion" ... there are thousands of events and values that people engage in every day that are completely inscrutable to a good portion of the rest of the people on the Earth. Sometimes you can see the logic and decide it's just not your cup of joe, but other times you see things that are allowed in one jurisdiction that would have "those people" turned into organ donors anywhere else.

Finally, the massive Wiki Behavioral Problem begins (only begins) to receive its due attention. The effects are pouring out of Wikipedia's virtual anti-Oz into the real world. It isn't becoming a problem. It has long been one.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Recent Wikipedia / Wikitruth Coverage.

Bogus Wikipedia Prof. was blessed then promoted
by Andrew Orlowski
Mar 2, 2007
The Register, UK

Wikipedia's Maximum Leader Jimmy Wales, it transpires, has blessed an identity fraudster who bamboozled journalists last year, by rewarding him with a full-time job and promotion to Wikipedia's politburo. Wales said he had no qualms with the deception. His comments follow an apology issued by The New Yorker magazine this week, after a bogus Professor who claimed to have four degrees, tricked a Pulitizer Prize winning journalist commissioned by the publication. [Go to the complete story >>>]

Jimmy Wales Defends Wikipedia New Yorker Article Fabricator
by Seth Finkelstein
Mar 1, 2007

Actually, I did six hours of interviews with the reporter, and two with a fact checker, but I was really surprised that they were willing to do an interview with someone who they couldn't confirm; I can only assume that it is proof I was doing a good job playing the part. Essjay (Talk) 05:25, 6 February 2007 (UTC) [Go to the complete story >>>]

What The New Yorker Article Fraud Tells Us About Wikipedia
by Seth Finkelstein
Mar 1, 2007

As I read further about the scandal where Wikipedia administrator and now Wikia employee "Essjay" / Ryan Jordan pretended to be a "a tenured professor of religion at a private university" with "a Ph.D. in theology and a degree in canon law.", I ended up feeling more sadness for him than anger. [Go to the complete story >>>]

Wikipedia New Yorker Article Misrepresentation Exposed
by Seth Finkelstein
Feb 28, 2007

The New Yorker Wikipedia article now has an update of how the Wikipedia site administrator "Essjay" "was described in the piece as "a tenured professor of religion at a private university" with "a Ph.D. in theology and a degree in canon law.", but in reality he "now says that his real name is Ryan Jordan, that he is twenty-four and holds no advanced degrees, and that he has never taught. He was recently hired by Wikia - a for-profit company affiliated with Wikipedia - as a "community manager"; he continues to hold his Wikipedia positions." [Go to the complete story >>>]

Wikipedia Biography Deletion Explodes In Internal Controversy
by Seth Finkelstein
Feb 28, 2007

And deeper, this is why I don't like Wikipedia. If there's no mechanism other than God-King divine fiat to override the segment of any population that likes to hurt people, that's an extremely bad statement about the organization. And if the organization has to keep hurting people because doing otherwise would undermine its fundamental driving force, that's absolutely horrible. [Go to the complete story >>>]

Zoeller Sues to Find Author of Web Post
by Brett Thomas
February 23, 2007

Apparently, one article writer took a little liberty with Fuzzy's past, talking about how the golfer was deeply involved in drugs and alcohol. The paragraph, which has since been removed, also discussed him abusing his family - a claim which both he and his family deny. [Go to the complete story >>>]

[Full-disclosure] Wikipedia and Pedophilia
by V Vendetta
January 19, 2007

They believe in censoring anything bad about themselves - yet will continue to spread pedophilic propaganda on #wikipedia in freenode. [Go to complete story >>>]

Five Wikipedia Predictions: A New Year
by Jason Scott
January 1, 2007

Anonymous editors are now a sub-class on Wikipedia whose contributions are to be used but who are not to really be trusted or listened to. [Go to complete story >>>]

Toto, I Don’t Think We’re in Wikipedia Anymore
by Adam
The Substantially Similar Weblog
November 12, 2007

Within a few seconds after I created the article, however, it was “speedily” deleted. A bit surprised, I tried to start an explanation as to why the entry warranted at least consideration for inclusion, and the article was deleted again and I found this message on my “talk” page:

This is your last warning.The next time you vandalize a page, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Diez2 14:55, 9 November 2006 (UTC) [Go to the complete story >>>]

Know It All: Can Wikipedia conquer expertise?
by Stacy Schiff
The New Yorker
Sep 24, 2006
The New Yorker Online

Wikipedia, which was launched in 2001, is now the seventeenth-most-popular site on the Internet, generating more traffic daily than and the online versions of the Times and the Wall Street Journal combined. The number of visitors has been doubling every four months; the site receives as many as fourteen thousand hits per second.


Wales recently established an “oversight” function, by which some admins (Essjay among them) can purge text from the system, so that even the history page bears no record of its ever having been there. [Go to the complete story >>>]

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