Skip to comments.Lawrence Solomon: Wikipedia’s climate doctor-Wikipedia’s green doctor rewrote 5,428 climate articles
Posted on 12/19/2009 5:17:11 PM PST by theBuckwheat
... All told, Connolley created or rewrote 5,428 unique Wikipedia articles. His control over Wikipedia was greater still, however, through the role he obtained at Wikipedia as a website administrator, which allowed him to act with virtual impunity. When Connolley didn’t like the subject of a certain article, he removed it — more than 500 articles of various descriptions disappeared at his hand. When he disapproved of the arguments that others were making, he often had them barred — over 2,000 Wikipedia contributors who ran afoul of him found themselves blocked from making further contributions. Acolytes whose writing conformed to Connolley’s global warming views, in contrast, were rewarded with Wikipedia’s blessings. In these ways, Connolley turned Wikipedia into the missionary wing of the global warming movement.
The Medieval Warm Period disappeared, as did criticism of the global warming orthodoxy. With the release of the Climategate Emails, the disappearing trick has been exposed. The glorious Medieval Warm Period will remain in the history books, perhaps with an asterisk to describe how a band of zealots once tried to make it disappear...
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Yeah, it’s pretty bad at times.
Mistaken identity alert:
Lawrence Solomon is the gentleman who wrote the piece for Financial Post.
The perp, the British greenie and Wiki administrator, who re-wrote all the articles, jerked others and banned contributors was named William Connelly.
Are those fleas in his hair?
That was stupid of me, I’ll alert an administrator to pull the post. Thanks for catching this.
Does the correct guy have a wikipedia page?
I've no idea.
Guess you could go there and search.
or that wears a fag looking hat and has long hippie hair.
I’ll check if he has a page, but the first time on the entire thread that his first name was used was on your post.
You have to read the article to get the full name.
yeah and someone even updated to mention this article in the last paragraph.
I found no wikipedia page for William Connelly. If someone knows how to make one and has information about this guy that would go on the website, please put up a page on him. I’ll be interested to see if it lasts or if he or one of his administrator friends gets rid of it.
Your right, I misspelled his name, he does have a page, and that photo of him with the teddy bear is on it. Now, back to my original question, how accurate is the page? I’m coming close to hanging it up tonight, that’s two errors in reading and spelling in ten minutes. Time for bed.
I read one post that said he was paid by the Tides Foundation, but I have no documentation.
And some students still don't understand why referencing Wiki in your paper results in a automatic zero.
>I had been warned on FR that Wikipedia couldnt be trusted but I never dreamed it was this bad...
Wikipedia is good for entertainment (like comic book characters!) & non-political, semi-technical information, like: USB, SCSI, & FireWire’s what-is-it? & what-are-its-advantages? questions... also it can be a good spot for looking up computer-science or math terms & algorithm-descriptions.