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Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, November 1, 2007
12 years ago3,761 views

I love you Philipp :) I think I'd like to translate this one into Polish...

Daniel Brandt [PersonRank 3]

12 years ago #

I have to admit, Philipp, this is a rather good piece.

Now why don't you delete these pages:
blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-1 ...
blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-1 ...

As you may recall, you played a key role in getting my bio restored on Wikipedia in October 2005, after I managed to get it taken down for an entire week. You did this by publicly complaining to Jimmy Wales on his talk page.

Once you did that, it took me until June 2007 to get Wikipedia to delete that bio. Now I consider you to be one of those "Wikipedia scraper sites" that ought to follow suit, thereby helping Wikipedia reverse the poor judgment it demonstrated two years ago.

Today, thanks to my battle but no thanks to you, Wikipedia has rules in place that restrict the content in biographies of living persons.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I was thinking something similar, but to spanish. Very funny!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> Today, thanks to my battle but no thanks to you,
> Wikipedia has rules in place that restrict the content
> in biographies of living persons.

Hmm, what about the guest post I invited you to have here, even after you decided to publish my home address on your "shame" page (not that I mind actually, my address is no secret)?
blogoscoped.com/archive/2005-1 ...

By the way, your name is currently redirected to a rather extensive article on Wikipedia titled "Public Information Research" which also contains info on you. In any case, I will delete my longer quotes from Wikipedia, now that Wikipedia removed them. (Might be possible though that editors at Wikipedia decide one time you are a person of public interest, in that case, encyclopedia articles often appear, e.g. the article on you cited info – public, not private info, btw – from the New York Times.)

VD [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

<<thereby helping Wikipedia reverse the poor judgment it demonstrated two years ago.>>
Surely the judgement was correct if no such rules existed at the time and thus voiding your issue. If WP Administrators were following the guidelines they were meant to follow, it was at no fault of their own but instead the overall community for not updating and agreeing new rules.

Dick C. Flatline [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Yeah, I love those dataminers. Love 'em so much I wrote myself a 46k bookmarklet that lets "me" send 'em LOTS of good data. "I" use Google for at least two hours once a day (usually while I'm mowing the lawn or something). "I" like "me" so much I'm gonna build MORE "me's". Ooh, hey, I guess they'll ALL be being served ads based on "their" profiles--which in turn will be based on searches like....

best deal on gro-lights in crawford, tx
pig-tailed hookers on tricycles
blueprints for homemade flamethower
pizza parlors in overtown
mine this, putz

ROTFLMFAO!!!

Freiddie [PersonRank 7]

12 years ago #

I felt like laughing, but urged myself to keep quiet so I won't get noticed.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This would be good on theonion.com

BUGabundo [PersonRank 7]

12 years ago #

as always great post.... laugh a bunch and posted to jaiku #google

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Thank you! This post was really IMPORTANT to me. Stumbled it.

Johny [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Interesting reading.

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