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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Millstone Swimmers Anonymous

From Wikipedia Review...

QUOTE(Moulton @ Sun 28th September 2008, 11:43am) *
QUOTE(Ottava @ Sun 28th September 2008, 10:08am) *
I wanted to start this thread before anyone got confused over the recent Moulton situation. Moulton has been editing with many IPs since his block (we have blocked 14 that I know of). He has constantly gone around his blocks, and one of his favorite things to do is to play one of four characters (as part of his own Post Modern Theater fantasy):

This is not limited to Wikiversity servers, but he is now using his characters in Wikipedia and using fake signature lines that refer to Wikiversity. I'm afraid this will end up in a block on Moulton's home city in general.

Moulton, we've given you a lot of chances, and you keep resorting to this nonsense which makes it impossible for us to work with you. Every time we think we can get you to progress forward, you take a giant leap backwards.

I know people here hate range blocks, and hate hidden discussions, and changes without warning. So here is my warning right now - this will probably end up with the Foundation to settle things out because we request it and because we can't deal with this. Moulton, you pushed and pushed, and I'm sure you will come up with some new "Hypothesis" to describe this situation.

If you ever saw The Truman Show, you are familiar with a constructed reality soap opera.

Wikimedia projects have their own idiosyncratic culture, their own constructed reality.

Those of us who are not "in universe" are governed by conventional methods of epistemology, such as the scientific method, evidence-based reasoning, dramaturgy, etc.

Barsoom Tork is an iconic character in a didactic model who represents adherence to rigorous scientific methods of investigation. He is an alien in the Wikimedia Universe.

Gastrin Bombesin is a similarly iconic character in these didactic models, but he represents the influence of fear and anxiety on the dynamics of the dramas unfolding in the Wikimedia Universe.

Montana Mouse is simply a journalist who writes stories about the adventures of Moulton the Schmeggegy Scientist (an inept would-be science educator who inhabits cyberspace cultures).

Caprice, the Fantastic Flying Scape-Goat for Azazel is an iconic character who represents the theological or spiritual dimension of these oft-recurring stories and melodramas.

What it lacks is a decent musical score from The Fiery Angel.

Last night, Sebmol struck a decisive blow against literature and literary characters...

QUOTE(Sebmol on Wikiversity)
deleted per discussion
sebmol ? 04:20, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

I've deleted them all as they serve no redeeming value other than allowing this user to keep coming back, circumvent his block, and playing his sort of contraproductive games. sebmol ? 04:20, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

I dunno how anyone can really kill an iconic character like Caprice, the Fantastic Flying Scape-Goat for Azazel, who exists specifically so that yahoos like Ottava Rima and Sebmol can sacrifice her.

I dunno how anyone can really kill an iconic character like Albatross, who exists specifically to document the Crime of the Ancient Mariner.

Literary characters have a curious property of hanging around, as long as there is even one Jackie Paper who stilll needs to learn how to kill off Puff the Magic Dragon.


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"I wish there were some way for us to reach out to you and hug you and help you stop being a dick. I don't know how though." --Jimbo Wales

"I knew Sergei Prokofiev. Sergei Prokofiev was a friend of mine. And Moulton, you're no Sergei Prokofiev." --The Fiery Angel

"Whereof we cannot make a theory, we must tell a story instead." --Umberto Eco