How to: Create a SockPuppet!

Perhaps this is easy, maybe not so much. If done right a sockpuppet can survive for 500 or even a thousand edits without being detected. Some masters of the craft have managed to go years without detection. So you want to sock and not get caught? Well, it’s not exactly easy, but there are definitely some things…

Host your own wiki

Install Mediawiki on a Amazon Lightsail hosted Ubuntu virtual private server with Nginx and MySQL.

Wikipedia is meer | Wikimedia Nederland stelt nieuw televisieformat voor: ‘De sokpopjacht’

Originally posted on Groeten uit Eerbeek (GuE):
Wikimedia Nederland, de onafhankelijke vereniging achter ‘s werelds op één na grootste encyclopedie lanceert een nieuw televisieformat. ‘De sokpopjacht’, zoals de serie moet gaan heten, werd vanmiddag voorgesteld op het hoofdkantoor van Talpa. Het idee voor een televisieserie klinkt nogal vreemd voor een online encyclopedie, maar directrice Sandra…

A new blueprint for new page review on Wikipedia.

A new system to improve the efficiency of Wikipedia’s multi-stage review system is needed. It is widely held that Wikipedia’s existing new page review was constructed in a hasty effort to prevent spam overwhelming the encyclopedia as the number of active reviewers decreased and the number of people with internet access and a desire to…

2018 ArbCom voter guide

Before reading this, make sure you know what Arbcom is! This guide assumes you know about Arbcom, you can find out more about Arbitration 2018 in another post. So there are currently some arbs, and soon some arbs will be replaced with other arbs. This fun event is held annually, and this 2018 edition voter guide…

Dr. Raymond Ward Arritt

Dr. Raymond Ward Arritt, (September 19, 1957 – November 14, 2018) of Ames, passed away unexpectedly of a stroke on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Raymond was born September 19, 1957, to Muriel Louise Smith and Raymond Ward Arritt, Sr. in Covington, Virginia. He grew up in Lynchburg and Richmond, Virginia,…

Arbitration 2018

Today we look at the English Wikipedia Arbitration Committee (ArbCom) election 2018.  6 members will be elected to serve one or two year terms as Arbitrators, a group of Wikipedians who nominally oversee the behaviour of administrators.  Whether the candidates get one or two year terms depends on the amount of support they receive in…

Community Wishlist Survey 2019 Pt. 1

The Community Wishlist Survey 2019 is the annual edition of the “tell us what you want” festival organised by the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikimedia Foundation don’t do everything that has been asked for, but do some of the easier stuff if enough people support it. Admins and stewards Admins and stewards – 7 proposals Create an integrated anti-spam/vandalism…

Wikipedia, oh how do I detest thee…

This post is making note of a thread started by Steven in 2008 on the sabre-roads forum. The thread is titled “Wikipedia, oh how do I detest thee…” and technically hidden since you need to register on the forum to see it. It was recently linked to by administrator Ritchie333 on the request for adminship…

Unbreakable

Recently, Sir Chris, a very established and active new page patroller, anti-spam operative, member of the IRC cabal and budding administrative candidate almost got broken by the pressure of Wikipedia. A user with nearly 65,000 edits just retired from Wikipedia, which I would not normally bother noting, except for the fact she posted this as the explanation……

Lorem ipsum?

In honour of William Brisket Eius lucrata est verbum hoc ad incrementum scientiarum ex latere modern significatione antea agro philosophiae naturalis. Tempus per annum vel erat a mutatio qualitatis rhetorum ponderandus philosophica ad mensuras sensibiles veritas stabilitur. Rebus gravioribus citius levioribus incidere Aristoteles quod hoc verum acceptum ab apodictice demonstrari postquam diu scholae pravae. In…