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RadiDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:07 PM
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ConservoFascists vandalizing DU Wiki article
A heads up to anyone who particpates on Wikipedia. A dedicated group of ConservoFascists are vandalizing the DU Wiki entry - repeatedly deleting the section on 'notable members' a section that includes luminaries like Elizabeth Edwards, Wes Clark jr, and Will Pitt.

Help is needed!

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

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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:10 PM
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1. Again? Does this put them behind or ahead of their typical schedule?
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:35 PM
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2. That's wiki - and why it doesn't really matter
I do feel for you, and anyone who has taken the time to contribute there, - but. It's increasingly pointless to attempt to provide serious content there.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:39 PM
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3. That sucks.
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:43 PM
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4. Oh come on! Wiki's a valuable resource
Why, did you know that the number of polar bears has tripled in the last 20 years?

(Note: This is a riff on a Colbert Report bit in which he encouraged the mouth-breathers in his audience to offset all those inconvenient liberal facts by storming Wikipedia with the above fake factoid.)
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MethuenProgressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:56 PM
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6. Chuck Norris Bridge
Maybe we can get that bridge in Hungary named the "Democractic Underground" bridge!
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mcscajun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 05:54 PM
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5. Latest on this in the Talk section (no working links in the section)
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 05:56 PM by mcscajun
so certainly words/references may not make much sense. My apologies.

Notable members

THis section was completely unsourced and it is not clear that the persons listed were notable outside of DU (or that even DU considers them notable) nor was it verified that the DU members that are already notable (e.g. John Conyers) were actually members. If their membership is notable it should be easy to find a source that verifies it (e.g. Does John COnyers official web page claim he is a member? I couldn't find it). --Tbeatty 20:15, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

The best I could come up with on Conyers was this and this. If it was him, he only made one post on DU. Crockspot 21:20, 20 August 2006 (UTC)
Also, it may be less controversial to add {fact} tags to each of the entries, rather than just remove the section. Crockspot 21:28, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

It could be considered negative information so I removed it per WP:BLP. See the Ben Burch piece above as he apparently doesn't want to be listed. --Tbeatty 21:45, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

It could NOT be considered 'negative information', and doesn't fall under WP:BLP. Quit vandalizing the article Tbeatty!
NBGPWS

WP:NPA WP:AGF And yes, persons who do not want to be associcated with DU like Ben Burch would consider it negative and they have asked to be removed. We have no idea what the others might think without a reliable source that links them. --Tbeatty 04:45, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

I moved the notable members list to Democratic Underground/Notable until they can be verified and moved back.--Tbeatty 04:45, 21 August 2006 (UTC)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Underground/Not...
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Higans Donating Member (819 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:07 PM
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7. Thats a good read.
Thanks :)
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durrrty libby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 06:18 PM
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8. I read most of what you linked to, and I am amazed
that there are several sites out there that waste so much energy bashing DU.

Theres an hour Ill never get back
:argh: :freak:
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