back to article Narcissistic, greedy: What Wikipedia says about its appeal

It's time for the annual Wikipedia fundraising drive. But for once it's providing hours of fun for bored office workers - thanks to an unfortunate juxtaposition. The appeal for cash features various Wikipedia contributors - and Maximum Leader Jimbo Wales. Unfortunately the alignment of the page heading underneath the appeal …

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kick out the deletionists & I'll donate

I agree with this guy:

http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2008/06/15/Deletionist-Morons

I donated to wikipedia a while back, but I'm not going to do it again until they put a stop to the deletionists.

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Agreed

Between the Wikitards that "claim" pages and guard them like treasure and ban anyone who dares to touch "their" property and the Deletionists i gave up on Wikipedia awhile back. The last straw for me was being banned for a month for daring to ask "What exactly IS noteworthy?" when I found a simple error in a page about a TV show. It said backstory for character A was A, I simply added a small foreword that it was changed to A by executive meddling and posted links to both the writer AND director saying this, as well as gave the minutes:seconds of where the writer and the actor playing the character complain about this in the DVD commentary, only to watch it magically turn back in under 10 minutes as "not noteworthy" when i asked what exactly IS noteworthy I was banned.

Frankly Wikipedia was a nice idea but jumbo has let it turn to poo. Since it is GPL someone really ought to fork the thing and make it a true crowdsourced source of knowledge like the original goal was supposed to be.

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Ahem

Think you should give credit where it's due:

http://theoatmeal.com/blog/jimmy_wales

My personal favourite is:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daddy

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If this is NSFW for your office

I'd quit.

'Arse' is enough to make something NSFW? I was expecting at least coprophilia.

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You misunderstand.

No suitable for *Wales*

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Doesn't appeal to me

I got fed up with seeing Little Jimmy's face on Wiki so blocked the pic with Ad Block.

(also blocked any pic with Zuckerberg in Facebook)

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What's yanking my chain is how the picture loads last. You start reading the article thinking the page has loaded and *boom* the text has been shunted down by Jimmy's fuck-witted countenance and you have lost your place.

Strikes me as a dirty trick.

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Why?

Why does *anyone* think that putting pictures like those at the top of every page is going to do anything except make people try as best as they can not to see them?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowel_movement

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Wikipedia does it best anyway

"Please donate to keep Wikipedia free."

Wrap your head around THAT logic!

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While riding on Theodore G. Bear, I saw...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanker

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my own personal favourite

came when I looked up "Born Slippy" on Mr Wale's esteemed organ.

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