May 7th, 2010

sleepy

plagiarism - okay, this is just sad

From [personal profile] musesfool here, kittystrife is wholesale reposting and taking credit for episode reviews, meta, and--in a weird turn of events--personal posts. I'm going to go on a limb and assume her loyal commenter is maybe like, not a person herself.

Also posted to Fandom Wank, so toddle there for more details. And boggling. Apparently she like, edited Aja's post for profanity before posting it? *frowns* The ways of the wild plagiarist are unknown to me.

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children of dune - leto 1

i'm just saying, it's odd

So I want to check this one:

A coworker of mine in her mid-forties has been emailing back and forth with a guy who seemed okay, but kind of went weird near the end. After she decided he was--weird--she showed me his emails.

Claim: in his forties/fifties, living with his mother--and uses lolspeech and netspeak natively in his email along with multiple exclamation point use and lack of capital letters BUT no regular textspeech or l33t that isn't in common use. It didn't read normal for two people getting to know each other via email, but it read very normal for chat.

I just don't see this as a likely combination. The funny thing is, I'd glanced at earlier email, but it wasn't until the last one that it hit me why it kept feeling off about his language. Which may mean I have been reading online way too long. I'm also worrying I spent several seconds trying to remember what dialect IDEK represents and kind of like, hate myself. Net dialects == new field of study? Would the chans be considered the purest form?

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children of dune - leto 1

you don't need wiki for porn, really

From Fandom Wank on JF: Drama at Wikipedia

Okay, since I don't participate in the wiki community like, at all, this is all new and fascinatingly convoluted information and also, kind of hilariously appropriate. My understanding of the situation is pretty much as the article states, and I was totally grooving the outrage and community standards and 'think of the children' (I am saying, people who say that really need to like, stop thinking of other people's children. I find this creepy.) and I hit this and it's totes relevant to my interests.

I'm not sure you need too much context, but this is in a discussion of founder Jimbo Wales doing a unilateral mass delete of what he considered pornographic images that started in this thread.
It still works, it's just harder. And I'm totally with you on the
second point. Jimmy got a needed process started. Could he have
started it a different, less dramatic way? Probably. Would that have
been better? Probably. As effective? Probably not. If you're
looking to masturbate, Commons is among the best, most available, and
easiest to navigate sources of material there is - the community can
fix that and decide as a whole what to do, and should, but maybe Jimmy
is playing the maverick and providing a giant leap toward that
discussion.

~A - link

*rubs forehead*

Okay, I know, this wikipedia thing is a big deal and blah blah blah and I'm only about three-quarters through the entire wank, but I had to stop there and boggle. For the record, if you're getting off on wiki commons pictures, for the love of God, what the hell are you using google for? The internet is for porn! As Al Gore, God, and many heavily invested porn companies will assure you. With pictures. Not like it's hard to find.

Also, this is kind of fascinating wank for anyone who ever goes to wikipedia, so you know, I am not being entirely representative of the entire situation. I am just saying, wow. Unless that's like, your kink, which I am totally not judging but admittedly it would be a first to have 'must jerk off to wikipedia', you know?

Carry on.

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