Wikipedians Get Funny

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The Lamest Wikipedia Edit Wars
‘Occasionally, even experienced Wikipedians lose their heads and devote every waking moment to edit warring over the most trivial thing. This page documents our lamest examples.

‘Back in the good old days, people would just get out their swords and guns and fight a duel; nowadays, physical combat has been replaced by careful inciting of personal attacks, strategic 3RR templating and canvassing, timely notices on WP:AN/I, and (in some cases) marking the changes as a minor edit. Truly, the revolutionary Wikipedia outlook has changed the way things get done. It has changed them from actually getting done to never getting done. On the other hand, nobody gets dispatched (so far!)…’

Man sues gov’t for harassment, blames Google’s autocomplete search
‘Google is an assumptive company.

So when you begin a search, it often assumes what you’re looking for faster than you can type.

‘One man, however, claims that this autocomplete function autoderailed his career.

‘As Courthouse News Service reports, Jeffrey Kantor claims he wanted to build his son a radio-controlled airplane.

‘The complaint states, regarding Kantor’s situation: “He ran this search a couple weeks before the birthday of his son with the thought of building one together as a birthday present. After typing, ‘how do I build a radio controlled’, Google auto-completed his search to, ‘how do I build a radio controlled bomb.'”…’

A service that allows users to turn off social media without neglecting their friends and contacts

Relaxed is an auto reply service for your Facebook and Twitter account. Like a traditional out of office e-mail reply, Relaxed automatically sends a personally written message to anyone who contacts you. Giving you the opportunity to kick back, relax and enjoy your Christmas holiday without worrying about your social media activity.

How To Ensure Your Email Signature Doesn’t Give The Wrong Impression

‘An email signature is for all intents and purposes, your “goodbye”. It’s not whether you hug someone or give them a handshake. It’s not whether you only give them your name, or hand them your business card with all of your contact info included. It’s how you make an impression. Or not.

‘In this article, I’m going to share the five most important lessons I’ve learned in the couple of decades that I’ve been communicating with people on the Internet. Interestingly enough, the dilemmas involved with email signatures have existed ever since those early email messages were being sent over BitNet and FidoNet or even MIT’s CTSS mail system in the 1960′s, but I digress…’

I wonder what kind of comments and replies would a user get in Duvamis. Since all users could be anonymous, they all could just make pranks or curse you couldn’t they? I tried the site but it isn’t working properly yet. Has anyone been successful with it?

‘A web platform for free communication and exchange of different opinions, interests and ideas which employs a new philosophical and technological model for regulated user anonymity. It guarantees anonymity by only asking for a username and password, nothing else. No personal information is asked for. In fact, it encourages you to use a fake name and fake avatar…’


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