Thursday, December 31, 2020

A Cautionary Tale: "We Art The Nerds", a 2018 "history" of Reddit, reviewed.

 The day before Halloween 2018, the New York Times published a scathing review of Christine Legorio-Chafkin's then-new book about Reddit, but it was less about the book than its subject, the monster meta-forum Reddit (styled "reddit" by the website) which has been online since the summer of 2005.

(Post REALLY under construction.)

Friday, December 25, 2020

Wikimedia-Ops IRC Christmas Eve 2009 2:06pm on. Lots of Logging On-Logging-Off....

 Just to waste more hard-drive space, here is a random bit of Wikimedia-Ops in 2009.

Session Start: Thu Dec 24 15:06:04 2009
Session Ident: #Wikimedia-Ops
03[15:06] * Now talking in #Wikimedia-Ops
03[15:06] * Topic is 'Wikimedia IRC operators channel, also for general IRC assistance | Ops in various Wikimedia channels are voiced here | dircbot: [[m:IRC/Bots/dircbot]] | ASM: [[m:IRC/Bots/AntiSpamMeta]] | [[m:IRC Group Contacts]] | If you have a private message for ops, please /join #wikimedia-ops-internal | No public logging | See to request a cloak. | Developer needed!  See for details'
03[15:06] * Set by Rjd0060 on Thu Dec 03 08:34:44
12[15:06] -ChanServ- [#wikimedia-ops] Welcome to the home of the Wikimedia chanops. Questions, requests and the like can be filed here and we'll try to help. To find an operator for a particular channel, type "/quote chanserv access #channel list".
12[15:06] -ChanServ- [#wikimedia-qc] Bienvenue sur le canal de l'éventuel chapitre québécois de Wikimédia! N'hésitez pas à vous tirer une bûche et à jaser avec vos « chums ».
12[15:06] -ChanServ- [#wikipedia-fr] Canal en UTF-8. La diffusion publique de journaux de ce canal est interdite. Merci de lire et de contribuer à la bonne humeur du canal. Bonne journée !
[15:08] <Justin_> Is any one still here? I do not mean to sound rude, but no answer in a long time. If you do not mind telling why you are taking so long to reply.
[15:08] <Jake_Wartenberg> OK, I've explained it to you.
03[15:08] * ChanServ sets mode: +o PeterSymonds
03[15:08] * PeterSymonds sets mode: +b %*!?=60f9ebda@*
[15:08] <Jake_Wartenberg> thanks
03[15:08] * ChanServ sets mode: -o PeterSymonds
[15:08] <Jake_Wartenberg> I was about to do that :)
[15:09] <JamesC93> Just doesn't get it...
03[15:11] * jdelanoy (n=jdelanoy@wikipedia/jdelanoy) has joined #wikimedia-ops
15[15:11] * JamesC93 (n=Soxred93@wikipedia/Soxred93) Quit ("requested by jwales: "Clearly not here to build an encyclopedia")
03[15:23] * guillom (n=guillaum@wikimedia/guillom) has joined #wikimedia-ops
03[15:23] * ChanServ sets mode: +v guillom
03[15:24] * Justin_ (i=60f9ebda@gateway/web/freenode/x-lpjmrsccbticopcn) has left #wikimedia-ops
15[15:24] * Fabexplosive (n=Fabexdj@wikimedia/Fabexplosive) Quit ("3,2,1... Booom!")
15[15:27] * Not_the_NSA (n=R@wikipedia/R) Quit ("[Witty message here]")
03[15:33] * JamesC93 (n=Soxred93@wikipedia/Soxred93) has joined #wikimedia-ops
03[15:34] * ChanServ sets mode: +v JamesC93
15[15:37] * Betacommand (n=Betacomm@unaffiliated/betacommand) Quit (Read error: 113 (No route to host))
15[15:47] * JamesC93 (n=Soxred93@wikipedia/Soxred93) Quit ("requested by jwales: "Clearly not here to build an encyclopedia")
03[15:48] * JamesC93 (n=Soxred93@wikipedia/Soxred93) has joined #wikimedia-ops
03[15:48] * ChanServ sets mode: +v JamesC93
03[15:50] * Betacommand (n=Betacomm@unaffiliated/betacommand) has joined #wikimedia-ops
03[16:02] * JC|AFK is now known as Santa_Claus
03[16:03] * Betacommand is now known as Beta|away
15[16:05] * JamesC93 (n=Soxred93@wikipedia/Soxred93) Quit ("requested by jwales: "Clearly not here to build an encyclopedia")
03[16:09] * Helpme (i=60f9ebda@gateway/web/freenode/x-qyrvvvwtpzypqwbp) has joined #wikimedia-ops
03[16:14] * jdelanoy is now known as jd|afk
03[16:17] * Helpme (i=60f9ebda@gateway/web/freenode/x-qyrvvvwtpzypqwbp) has left #wikimedia-ops
03[16:48] * JamesC93 (n=Soxred93@wikipedia/Soxred93) has joined #wikimedia-ops
03[16:48] * ChanServ sets mode: +v JamesC93
03[17:03] * Prodego (n=Prodego@wikipedia/Prodego) has joined #wikimedia-ops
03[17:03] * ChanServ sets mode: +v Prodego
15[17:06] * JamesC93 (n=Soxred93@wikipedia/Soxred93) Quit (Read error: 110 (Connection timed out))
03[17:21] * {} is now known as Quagmire
03[17:23] * Quagmire is now known as {}|XMAS
15[17:40] * PeterSymonds (n=Peter@wikimedia/PeterSymonds) Quit ("Leaving")
03[17:44] * GDonato_ is now known as gdonato
03[18:35] * Not_the_NSA (n=R@wikipedia/R) has joined #wikimedia-ops
03[18:35] * ChanServ sets mode: +v Not_the_NSA
15[18:47] * yannf (n=yannf@wikipedia/yannf) Quit ("Like the Truth, I am elsewhere...")
03[19:00] * jd|afk is now known as jdelanoy
03[19:07] * JamesC93 (n=Soxred93@wikipedia/Soxred93) has joined #wikimedia-ops
03[19:07] * ChanServ sets mode: +v JamesC93
15[19:11] * JamesC93 (n=Soxred93@wikipedia/Soxred93) Quit (Client Quit)
15[19:27] * GrooveDog (n=GrooveDo@wikimedia/GrooveDog) Quit ("Battery died. x_x")
03[19:29] * dungodung is now known as dungodung|sleep
15[19:29] * wmfgcbot (i=martinp2@wikimedia/bot/wmfgcbot) Quit (Remote closed the connection)
03[19:30] * wmfgcbot (i=martinp2@wikimedia/bot/wmfgcbot) has joined #wikimedia-ops
Session Close: Thu Dec 24 19:30:46 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Short Quasi-Wikipedia Post: Encyclopedia Dramatica is Back!

 Yep, they're back, the Real Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Dramatica. So far the front page looks likes this:

Encyclopedia Dramatica is currently being restored by automated scripts.

 images will return shortly.

To check (and watch) the active stats you can check out this link here. In the meantime just sit back and relax while we get things in working order again.

AE imageboard is also coming online soon for all your Tor-fueled shitposting needs. Surprise.

Also: eat shit.

So you don't get photos as of posting, but all of it should be back by Christmas. Even Computer Science III, which is one of the most obsolete rips of an obscure person ever. In related news, according to sources, badmachine is not coming back to the project because of backroom drama with aediot (Jacob Stellmach)....speaking of whom, there is an alternate version of ED that pretends it's still in 2014. Whatever the version, ED is back on Twitter. (Actual Twitter account here.) Whichever version survives, it will be an interesting 2021.

Above: The unofficial theme song of Encyclopedia Dramatica, "Asshole" by Dennis Leary.