Skip to comments.Wikipedia temporarily bans Congress IPs over ‘persistent’ editing
Posted on 07/25/2014 10:01:24 PM PDT by McGruff
Capitol computers have been barred from modifying Wikipedia for 10 days, due to persistent disruptive editing. The legislative body was told by Wikipedia administrators that it is welcome to make useful contributions once the ban expires.
You have been blocked from editing for a period of 10 days for persistent disruptive editing, as you did at Mediaite. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions, a Wikipedia message said.
If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block, administrator Tom Morris told Congress on Thursday.
The ban follows an existing one-day ban that was imposed earlier this month in reactoin to the Mediaite incident referenced by Morris. IPs originating from Congress computers were found to have edited Mediaite's description to a sexist transphobic news and opinion blog that automatically assumes that someone is male without any evidence.
Please refrain from making unconstructive edits to Wikipedia, as you did at Mediaite. Your edits appear to constitute vandalism and have been reverted or removed, wrote yeoman editor 'WineGuy.'
One Washington staffer protested that they were all being banned for the actions of two or three.
Out of over 9,000 staffers in the House, should we really be banning this whole IP range, he said, adding that some of them were just making grammatical edits or adding information about birds in Omsk.
Although our administration has a lot more history they need to rewrite. IRS scandal, VA scandal, Illegal alien invasion...
A world full of Winston Smiths.
Wikipedia is led by liberals, but apparently even liberals hit a point where too much monkey business is too much. (Besides it was making Wikipedia look silly.)
Got this from Wikipedia. Before someone edits it.
Winston Smith works as a clerk in the Records Department of the Ministry of Truth, where his job is to rewrite historical documents so they match the constantly changing current party line. This involves revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographsmostly to remove “unpersons,” people who have fallen foul of the party. Because of his proximity to the mechanics of rewriting history, Winston Smith nurses doubts about the Party and its monopoly on truth. Whenever Winston appears in front of a telescreen, he is referred to as “6079 Smith W”.
"Adding information about birds in Omsk" comes from Congressional staffers, but they can't find a "typo" about state vs. federal exchange subsidies?
Part of the job descriptions of congressional staffers is “making unsolicited, unpaid improvements to Wikipedia”?
And remember Li’l Debbie Wasserman during the sequester whining about her staffers not being able to afford ‘good restaurants’?
They can surf the interweb from their parent’s homes. If they don’t have enough to do, send them ho m e!
They will probably continue to do this from private internet accounts and the chaos will resume.
I assumed this stuff was coming from OFA trolls.
Then they can refer to the official record and edit Wikipedia to match it.
NASA, we have a problem.
Sorry, that should be: “Houston, we have a problem.”
NO AMERICA, WE HAVE A PROBLEM!!!!!!!!!!
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