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    re: Wikipedia: We have blocked 250 'sock puppets' for biased editing of our pages[W:45]

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    So, conservatives post fake information about the president's birthplace and call him racial slurs, while liberals use a different name for a conflict that most people have never heard of anyway.
    How do you know they were conservatives ? Did you read it on Wikipedia ?

    At the time only Hillary's supporters were attacking Obama. The GOP was still looking for their own candidate to run for the Republican nomination for POTUS.

    I seem to remember all of the race bating came from the Democrats back then.

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    re: Wikipedia: We have blocked 250 'sock puppets' for biased editing of our pages[W:45]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    How do you know they were conservatives ? Did you read it on Wikipedia ?

    At the time only Hillary's supporters were attacking Obama. The GOP was still looking for their own candidate to run for the Republican nomination for POTUS.

    I seem to remember all of the race bating came from the Democrats back then.
    No, doubt Hillary became a really ugly Republican-a-like during the primaries with her dance into the arena of guns, god, and gays. No doubt, and no doubt her supporters used racism. Could have been either though, it's not like the base Republicans weren't freaking out about Obama's headway.
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    re: Wikipedia: We have blocked 250 'sock puppets' for biased editing of our pages[W:45]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    The implication in the OP was that you somehow had something to do with Wikipedia's announcement, which is laughable.



    Have you ever actually contributed anything worthwhile to the debate on any thread on the DP instead of always commenting on other DP members ?

    It's called attack the message not the messenger.

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    re: Wikipedia: We have blocked 250 'sock puppets' for biased editing of our pages[W:45]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Wikipedia has references, which makes it better than 99% of what we can link to on the internet. Check them if you doubt an articles validity.
    The only reason why I would use wikipedia is that it does contain references. It is a bad place to stop, but a good place to begin to learn about something.

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    re: Wikipedia: We have blocked 250 'sock puppets' for biased editing of our pages[W:45]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    How do you know they were conservatives ? Did you read it on Wikipedia ?

    At the time only Hillary's supporters were attacking Obama. The GOP was still looking for their own candidate to run for the Republican nomination for POTUS.

    I seem to remember all of the race bating came from the Democrats back then.
    your argument that it is one side over the other is false. It is both sides. At best one could argue that one side might do it more often or distort the truth worse than the other. The finger pointing and pretending if the other side does it your is innocent is a fail argument.

    The reality is the purpose of wiki makes chasing down the socks a problem they will always face. In order to have an open database of knowledge to which anyone can add to, they have to keep it open or else it becomes more like an encyclopedia which we already have a ton of.

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    re: Wikipedia: We have blocked 250 'sock puppets' for biased editing of our pages[W:45]

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    No, doubt Hillary became a really ugly Republican-a-like during the primaries with her dance into the arena of guns, god, and gays. No doubt, and no doubt her supporters used racism. Could have been either though, it's not like the base Republicans weren't freaking out about Obama's headway.
    Back in 2007 and 2008 when Obama entered the race for the Democrat nomination, the vast majority of Americans had no idea who Obama was. He had no real traceable history, very little could be found on the internet and the only place where you could find anything about Obama was on Wikipedia.

    I think back then most Republicans believed Hillary would win the nomination and ignored Obama.
    When Wikipedia said Obama was born in Kenya, there were no birthers back then.
    Maybe it was Wikipedia who created the birthers ?

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    re: Wikipedia: We have blocked 250 'sock puppets' for biased editing of our pages[W:45]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Back in 2007 and 2008 when Obama entered the race for the Democrat nomination, the vast majority of Americans had no idea who Obama was. He had no real traceable history, very little could be found on the internet and the only place where you could find anything about Obama was on Wikipedia.

    I think back then most Republicans believed Hillary would win the nomination and ignored Obama.
    When Wikipedia said Obama was born in Kenya, there were no birthers back then.
    Maybe it was Wikipedia who created the birthers ?
    Not any of the Republicans I knew, and except for my daughter most that I knew were Republicans. They were already reacting quite violently (verbal, not physical) to a black man thinkin' he could be president, but hey, Idaho, what do you expect.
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    re: Wikipedia: We have blocked 250 'sock puppets' for biased editing of our pages[W:45]

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    your argument that it is one side over the other is false. It is both sides. At best one could argue that one side might do it more often or distort the truth worse than the other. The finger pointing and pretending if the other side does it your is innocent is a fail argument.

    The reality is the purpose of wiki makes chasing down the socks a problem they will always face. In order to have an open database of knowledge to which anyone can add to, they have to keep it open or else it becomes more like an encyclopedia which we already have a ton of.
    Gee whiz Tererun, how about I use Wikipedia as a reliable source and see what they have to say about the beginning of the "birther's."
    If it's on Wikipedia it has to be true.


    Origins of the claims[edit]

    >" Origins of the claims[edit]During the Democratic Party's 2008 presidential primaries, anonymous e-mails from supporters of Hillary Clinton surfaced that questioned Obama's citizenship in an attempt to revive Clinton's faltering primary election campaign. These and numerous other chain e-mails during the subsequent presidential election circulated false rumors about Obama's origin, religion and birth certificate.[22][23] ... "<

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    re: Wikipedia: We have blocked 250 'sock puppets' for biased editing of our pages[W:45]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Gee whiz Tererun, how about I use Wikipedia as a reliable source and see what they have to say about the beginning of the "birther's."
    If it's on Wikipedia it has to be true.


    Origins of the claims[edit]

    >" Origins of the claims[edit]During the Democratic Party's 2008 presidential primaries, anonymous e-mails from supporters of Hillary Clinton surfaced that questioned Obama's citizenship in an attempt to revive Clinton's faltering primary election campaign. These and numerous other chain e-mails during the subsequent presidential election circulated false rumors about Obama's origin, religion and birth certificate.[22][23] ... "<

    Barack Obama citizenship conspiracy theories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Did anyone noticed that the author of the above Wikipedia article passed judgment and decided that the rumors were false. Not the mission of Wikipedia or any encyclopedia. It's editoralizing the article.

    Was the author of the Wikipedia article a constitutional lawyer also a lawyer in international law and also a specialist for law enforcement dealing with forged documents ?

    I doubt it. Obvious a political bias. The author's opinion was included with in the article.

    That's one of the problems Wikipedia has when it comes to political and historical topics.

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    re: Wikipedia: We have blocked 250 'sock puppets' for biased editing of our pages[W:45]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Gee whiz Tererun, how about I use Wikipedia as a reliable source and see what they have to say about the beginning of the "birther's."
    If it's on Wikipedia it has to be true.
    Someone seems to have knee jerked and not read. They have a ton of resources listed in regards to the topic. Those are resources which are often reliable works. They may have some truth, but the reality is that you cannot rely on them for the truth, just for a list of resources. Now i am not sure why that simple statement was hard for you to understand and I do believe you deliberately misinterpreted it because you could not argue with what I said so you pretended I said something else, but like always i will not fall for your terrible attempt to put me on an argument I never made. You really need go back to coulter's class on how to rgue with people who arwe right when you know you are totally wrong.

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