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1 Censoring facts Jimmy Wales only tolerates what HE agrees with
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2 Not really educational 99% of it is a database for pop culture
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3 Deletionism All the interesting stuff gets deleted
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4 Never Boned Still rocks.
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5 Lost credibility Teachers hate it, people mock you for using it.
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6 Too picky with citations The sky is blue. [citation needed]
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7 Inaccurate Vandalism, quick changing, etc.
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8 Thought Police True or not, if they don't agree, it's outta her
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9 Editor Crusaders More concerned with format than accuracy.
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10 Fascist admins Wikipedia's biased tyrants
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11 Biased articles Apparently hijacked by propagandists
12 TMI Too Much Information
13 Historical fabrications changing history to promote their ideaologies
14 Web Notability Print sources required for websites.
15 The zoophilia page Practically condones and promotes bestiality!
16 SOPA protest "neutral" site shouldn't be getting into politi
17 2009 advertising campaign WIKIPEDIA FOREVER! What are you, 8?
18 Search Engine Monopoly Seems like everything has a Wikipedia page!
19 They always like to bully... ...with the Dallas area web users!!!!!
20 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
21 SOPA Black Out Thanks for locking us out!
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39 Wikipedia was chum fodder before their conflict with BTF users, and even if the conflict never happened, my opinion would still be the same. For many of their entries, if you compare two certain ones, you'll see the bias. Try to correct errors (which end up portraying their "saints" in a negative light), and watch your contribution get deleted. Many admins refuse to accept facts, even if you have a reliable source. They'll just make up some excuse to delete it and rationalize their excuse. All the reasons you see against Wikipedia are valid. Just about all were put up here before the conflict over BTF's entry. However, I respect those who contribute to Wikipedia in the name of spreading the truth and knowledge. Unlike the hijackers who use Wikipedia as their very own propaganda machine. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 27, 2011, 12:56 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
40 I don't use the actual site anymore but only a few times, I just go find the "smaller" wiki fan pages to find information on some stuff. I go Bulbapedia for Pokemon stuff, Smallville Wiki, Mario Wiki, etc. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on May 26, 2011, 7:00 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
41 I originally wrote a lengthy post here, on the question of Wikipedia's reliability and overall value, based on the "Reasons for boning" complaints. But then I got to reading the discussion page on the "Jumping the Shark" Wikipedia entry, and specifically the "Linkspam" section, where the BTF link controversy is brought up. This made me shift gears (and delete that original post). I'm now curious as to the relationship - assuming one exists - between the two sites. Have there been any communications between the admin crew at Wikipedia and their counterpart at this site? Oh, and which of you fine citizens is Kb3777 (aka "just a random internet user")? I am tempted to wonder how many of the abovementioned boning reasons were prompted by the rough treatment our friends here suffered at the hands of the WP crew.......but maybe I shouldn't go there. At any rate, it's a shame WP doesn't have (won't allow?) a BTF entry, though I can see both sides of the argument over the appropriateness of linking to this site from their JTS entry. -- Submitted By: (Soggy9000) on May 24, 2011, 12:20 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
42 Smart computer you have, cartooner. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on November 17, 2010, 8:44 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
43 I saw it!!! It was hilarious. The actual banner ad was all melodramatic, like the future of Wikipedia was at stake and then it turns out to be just a plea for money, like I'd actually give any to them after they boned. LOL I'm sure all their liberal propagandists more than picked up the slack though. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on November 17, 2010, 6:55 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
44 I'm still seeing it on IE (but not Firefox). It's a little banner at the top of the screen. I think some Flash or doohickey because it takes a second or two to pop up. They do give you the option to permanently close it. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on November 17, 2010, 10:59 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
45 Weird, I went to Wikipedia to see for myself and, for some reason, I didn't see that Jimmy Wales ad. Either they took it down, or my computer doesn't want to show it. -- Submitted By: (cartooner) on November 17, 2010, 4:47 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
46 If you go to wikipedia now a big picture of Jimbo with a sullen look on on his adulterous face with the text, "A personal appeal from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales." Long story short, "Give us money." Wow, Jimbo, you expect your contributors to pay you for the privilege of being treated like crap? -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on November 16, 2010, 10:19 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
47 I would encourage one of our wiki-users on BTF to write an article up for Bone the Fish and submit it, for the life of me, I cannot figure that mess out on there. The discussion about BTF is hilarious on there. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on August 22, 2010, 8:06 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
48 There is this guy who runs a website called "MyWikiBiz.com" that got banned from editing wikipedia because he had the "nerve" to have people pay him to edit wikipedia all within their established rules and guidelines. He was open about it but some holier-than-thou admins didn't like it even though he didn't "POV push." Anyhow he started the MyWikibiz site for businesses and really anybody to promote themselves. Perhaps whoever runs this site could start their own page there about BTF. Have you ever noticed that a wikipedia link always seems to be in the top 10 results? This guy appears to know how it's done. Perhaps you guys should contact him. His name is Greg Kohs. -- Submitted By: (JamesO) on August 11, 2010, 8:57 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
49 I just want the world to know I fully endorse and support Chubbyrain's actions in this matter. That is all. -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on July 28, 2010, 9:23 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
50 Wikispeak is a mixture 1984 and A Clockwork Orange: "This sockpuppet and his thoughtcrimes are giving me a pain in the gulliver!" -- Submitted By: (Robert) on July 27, 2010, 10:31 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
51 Chubby, many people have described Wikipedia as a "cult", and I can totally see where they're coming from. The control they try to exert on people, the worship of Leader Jimbo, the bizarre Wikispeak they use to communicate so that only other cultists will understand and to exclude casual users. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on July 26, 2010, 11:55 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
52 Robert- I'm just blown away by the ineptness of wiki as a site- this Sheffield Steel files a "report" that asks you to click a link, and then you click on it, and you go to literally a mish mosh of tens of thousands of complaints, you cannot even find yours. So as a reward for being a whiny tattle tale -my boy SheffeldSteel I've already been at two libraries today going into his pages, readng, making a few changes, talking to his friends on the site, building up relationships to sabotage him hurt him on the site and ruin his credibility etc. Of course all under new names on the site. The Rain is coming for you SheffieldSteel, better watch out, so go file another random report, your fish just got boned! And best of all, I'm telling you it's coming, and you can't stop the RAIN!!! -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 26, 2010, 7:50 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
53 Know what's ironic, Chubby? These people are doing far worse to Wikipedia than the vandals are. Thankfully, BTF is/was not blacklisted, but I fail to see how "off-wiki canvassing" makes a site qualify for a blacklisting, as Barek suggested. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on July 26, 2010, 12:45 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
54 Laughably, I just went to Wikipedia to read some items about Black Sabbath, and saw that I GOT FLAGGED in a warning discussion by our favorite cross dressing angry wikipedian, SheffieldSteel. Of course the interface is so bad, and unreadable with the sheer volume of complaint and plain text mountains around SheffieldSteel's hundreds of complaints, I could not even find my original complaint. It's that lame on there. So just for you SheffieldSteel, I am going to go to different public libraries, and log on under dozens of accounts for the next few months and change things in your work on wikipedia, or those of your friends and things you are interested in to make them, INCORRECT. Try to stop my Sheffy, it's on you whiny tattle tale. Now go send another complaint you fish boning douche, and have fun trying to catch me now. -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 26, 2010, 12:21 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
55 When I criticize Wikipedia or its members, I am NOT slamming all of Wikipedia's members. I'm only slamming the WikiNazis. If Bone the Fish gets bigger and gets mentioned in a news outlet (one which fits their description of "Reliable sources"), they'll eventually run out of excuses to keep BTF off Wikipedia. I think we should hold off trying to put BonetheFish on Wikipedia at this moment in time. It would be wise to wait. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on July 16, 2010, 6:23 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
56 I just read their "Page" for this black listing. The douchebaggery and tech talk is amazingingly sad. "Off Wiki Canvassing has occured" - Imagine that, people are talking outside your sad realm. Hey "ThemFromSpace" have fun working the corners when you are out cross-dressing this weekend, maybe you can whisper some German in your client's ears! Now how can you write that complaint up in wikispeak- "transgender admin mockery cited off-wiki, denotes new blacklist paradigm", or maybe ThemFromSpace and SheffieldSteel can team up and look at pictures of human beings together and dream of the day they will interact with them in real time. Oh the world of being a Wikipedian,... -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on July 16, 2010, 3:37 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
57 Well, for now, the blacklisting isn't happening, but I say to make it notable, just keep on doing what has been suggested, and get Bone The Fish's name out there. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki_talk:Spam-blacklist#bonethefish.com -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on July 15, 2010, 3:47 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
58 Yes, I get this...but why make such a fuss about it? The owners of Wikipedia can blacklist whoever they want, just like every shop can "bann" their customers if they like to do it. If they make a good sell if they do it too often is another matter. It's the same with Wikipedia. They either learn sooner or later, or they will hang themselfes. The issue has been mentioned here, it isn't necessary to discuss it to death. It is also not necessary to judge all the admins of Wikipedia at the standarts of some. I am sure, there are still some left who are simply trying to di their best. But with a site of this size, there will always be problems. And to answer the question: I am actually not sure if Bone the fish deserves an own lemma yet. Jump the Shark got one, because the site even manage to create a new term. Is the term "bone the fish" widely spread yet? Are here as many visitors as "jump the shark" had? From my perspective, it is just a new forum...it may end up being just as big as jump the shark or even bigger, but at the moment, I don't think I would integrate it into wikipedia. -- Submitted By: (Swanpride) on July 15, 2010, 5:28 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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