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''2007-11-24 15:52:38'' [[nbsp]] Jabber,

Why do you keep on comparing the Wiki to a newspaper? The Wiki and Newspapers are not the same at all.

Newspapers have journalists that do investigative work, that research articles. While some entries on the Wiki live up to this standard (mostly business entries), many entries about individuals or ASUCD politics do not. Please show me how a website that allows anyone who signs up to edit entries is analagous to a newspaper? Newspapers HIRE their staff and editors. They allow people to submit commentary, but all commentary is subject to the editors review. Maybe, you could make a claim that the wiki is analagous to the National Enquirer. That would be the closest connection I would see.

No one at the wiki clears posts. What if someone posts something wrong? You would say that other editors would catch it, right? But, what if no one else knows if a piece of information is accurate?

Previously, someone posted an entry on my page that was just not true. How can I guard against random people posting slanderous material on my page? I'm not going to be roaming the wiki 24 hours a day. And, who do I have to compain to? No one. "The community?" Well, "the community" is mostly composed of my rivals in student government!

Do you see my point? Do you see the inequity that occurs here?

Your camparison of the wiki to a newspaper is seriously flawed and the philosophy of the wiki is seriously flawed as well.

So, I will continue to keep my account and I will continue to delete my page whenever I log on. This is the only solution I can see under these circumstances. --["Users/EricFriedman"]

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—— Somewhat out of date and out of state ——

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[gnome]Evan Edwards, well known as JabberWokky (I get regular postal mail addressed to JabberWokky, I'm registered to vote with the ID JabberWokky, and my wife calls me Wokky). I can be identified thusly: A rather large fellow of Scot-Irish ancestry. Long red-brown hair (only visibly red in good sunlight), a very full beard. I always wear black jeans and either black sweaters (winter) or Hawaiian shirts (summer). Often you can see a bronze Hand of Eris pendant around my neck. In winter (and sometimes in summer), I wear a large black trench coat. My laptop, frank, is a Dell Inspiron 9300 and very tied to my home network. I'm friendly, meaning I only bite if you're cute and ask nicely. One easy identifier is my black hat, technically an outback hat, which is somewhat like a large fedora. It sometimes has my band of pinbacks on it.


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Note that Sarah is in the Doctorate program at Penn State, and so I'm in exile from Davis until 2009ish. Between family and friends, we've been making back to visit once a year, usually around the holidays. Why am I so involved in the Wiki? Davis was our home, and we're hoping for it to be again. Sarah will be a professor of chemistry, we like small university towns and we already know we love Davis. In the meantime, if you manage to find yourself in Central Pennsylvania, drop a line and we'll show you around.

We got married on June 2nd, 2007.

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Likely a sockpuppet for David Poole, like most other users on the wiki. Of course, it is also documented fact that he is Jason Aller, so perhaps Jason is also a sockpuppet. Regardless, he prefers, being a Henson fan, to be referred to as a "sockmuppet". He is in full favor of, and thinks it would be "spiffy keen" to see some DavisWiki fanfic. His attention to detail is appreciated, as the wiki keeps informing him.

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An Artist's Rendition

A note about the name: Yes, people call me Jabber, Wokky and JabberWokky in real life (including my SO, who tends to use the more popular "Wokky"). Yes, it started life as a reference before the web existed, and it started out intentionally misspelled. I camelCap it for ease of use. I get magazines sent to "Wokky, Jabber", and have gotten credit card offers to Mr. Jabber Wokky. Yes, people call me Evan as well. Note that as long as this account has existed, the redirect EvanEdwards has existed. In 2006, I officially voted using it, having registered as a voter using the name. Cheap Thrills is more than a Big Brother album. Woo.

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An image of one of his LARP characters

Minor interesting facts:

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Often plays around with stuff (like the Wiki!) to break it. Then drinks more iced coffee in triumph. THEN fixes it.tar zxf


Amazing Value!

Now you can purchase your own jabberwokky at [WWW]amazon.com!

Wiki Classics


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Comic is Creative Commons By-NC [WWW]http://www.xkcd.com/

"Hey there, viewer! Do you want YOUR wiki entry to be padded out, fully documented and have an image gallery to put Picnic Day to shame? Well then, just delete it, claim you want to keep it hush hush, and watch it *fly* across the Recent Changes as an army of people update that puppy to the world's leading resource and the number one Google return!"

KDE and the Wiki

Konqueror Web Shortcut for the Wiki Search:

http://daviswiki.org/FrontPage?text_new={@}&action=inlinesearch&button_new.x=0&context=40

Konqueror Web Shortcut for the Wiki:
http://daviswiki.org/{@}

Go to Settings, Configure Konqueror, Web Shortcuts and paste the above line and pick a shortcut. I use dw. Then you can use URLs like dw:JabberWokky to either jump directly to an entry or to search for the term.

Where to Hide a Dead Body on the Wiki

The Wiki provides a rich and cluttered environment ideal for the surreptitious disposal of formerly living entities. These FLEs can be placed in a wide variety of entries including, but not limited to:


Random Wiki Nonsense

Ten Random Links

Five Random People

Non Random Cool Entries

JabberWokky's Statistics

Edits  Pages Created  Files Contributed  First Edit Date  Last Edit  Last Page Edited  
146178545882004-12-07 13:55:082014-10-23 23:44:14Users/ConstantiaOomen


Someone who keeps aloof from suffering
is not a lover. I choose your love
above all else. As for wealth
if that comes, or goes, so be it.
Wealth and love inhabit separate worlds.

But as long as you live here inside me,
I cannot say that I'm suffering.

Deleted Talk Pages

On 8.24.05 I cleaned out some Talk pages for entries that had become stable. Since the format for Talk pages has changed, here are the "missing entries":

Brent pointed out Talk:Cost Plus World Market and Wiki Court.

I left a few that were newish or active.

Deleted by ES on 2005-12-5

Wiki Bulldada

karl.and.tomas.jpgDid you know Mike and Philip's ancestors worked together as innovators?

Don't know what bulldada is? [WWW]Ask Google.

(Not so) FAQs


Stuff to work on

Stuff for You


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2007-10-12 09:02:00   I agreed with Jessica that id didn't quite seem like the work of CCCC. Just because it says it's from them doesn't mean it's true. that's all. —PxlAted


2007-10-13 02:04:05   why are you editing the GO page? —EricFriedman


2007-10-14 23:27:58   [WWW]Perfect!CovertProfessor


2007-10-17 11:47:20   -3 pun. Nicely done and subtle, but definitely a forehead slapper. —EdWins


2007-10-24 19:39:28   Thanks for your gracious comment and explanation. If I actually placed one of the photos in question on the page I'm afraid it might give folks grounds to take legal action. I hope that by simply linking to an otherwise copyrighted photo I won't get into trouble. (Not that any of the parties in question would let me take their photo, anyway! :-) ) —RichLindvall


2007-10-26 11:23:55   wtf...... WTF?!?!???! —WilliamLewis


2007-10-30 12:05:34   nice logo. —PxlAted


2007-11-01 08:23:21   [WWW]But... Greg is *in* the group. (Yes, he's obviously teasing and it's semantics, but I thought saying "their" game was funny). —EdWins


2007-11-02 20:26:15   Thank you for your positive comment on the "Recovering From Spiritual Abuse" page. I may take you up on your suggestion to start a Wiki with that topic. As the saying goes "run it up a flagpole and see if anybody salutes!" I appreciate your involvement with Davis Wiki, even from far away Pennsylvania! Go Nittany Lions!!! —RichLindvall


2007-11-04 15:40:44   very interesting... Another awesome peeve NIC card

<3 —StevenDaubert


2007-11-08 20:10:56   "Delightfully unexpected" What a great phrase! Sounds downright "serendipitous!" When we left Davis we were searching for a similar non-freezing climate, except in the northwest. Narrowed it down to Corvallis or the Palouse. We ended up in Corvallis since it was only a day's U-Haul drive away, and the climate is milder. Still, the Palouse is intriguing—with two major universities only 8 miles apart (WSU & U of I)and the nearest freeway some 50 miles away! If I had another life to live I think I'd like to live in Moscow, Idaho. (Home of the U of I "Vandals"—isn't that a great mascot!?) Thanks again for your encouragement from far off Pennsylvania! —RichLindvall


2007-11-11 11:14:38   The Dennys stopped allowing studying in 1999, and shortly thereafter, it closed. —FeralFeline


2007-11-11 18:11:00   Nice addition (the birch one..) I just saw that randomly earlier and had a good chuckle. —EdWins


2007-11-14 15:53:41   I get it. I was confused because I rarely view the wiki unauthenticated and missed the benefit of the macro since to me it appeared plain as day email in the browser which I know spam bots can read. Thanks. —AlexMandel


2007-11-14 18:06:48   I could study for my GRE, or I could go around replacing all the seeds with an alternate version.

mycaringface.jpg Uhh...somebody should do something here. Or not, whatever.
Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the DavisWiki? Just click the "Edit" button.

What to do, what to do. mwhaha. —EdWins


2007-11-17 21:55:53   Thank you very much for your kind words. My name is Ariane, please call me Aree ("arrrrr-"e"). —ArianeMetz


2007-11-20 22:00:08   It seemed inconsistent without the redirect. There were links to the original page, as well as the "users" version, and everyone else has theirs redirect appropriately. Maybe Tim got missed in the build release that set everyone's page to redirect to the users one? —PaulAmnuaypayoat


2007-11-21 12:35:08   Thank you for your input on the matter. Apparently some other people would prefer to start a war rather than pass along 1 comment's worth of information. —PaulAmnuaypayoat


2007-11-22 12:01:14   Where's the thanksgiving logo? —JamesSchwab


2007-11-23 22:05:27   Jabber,

The information contained on a website that has information about me must be subject to my review. This is not a newspaper. The editors of the wiki are not trained journalists, but rather members of the public. I have not been interviwed by anyone editing my wiki page. What if someone from the Sac Bee published a story about me, without interviewing me, misquoting me, and misrepresenting me? In the real world, this reporter would be subject to a lawsuit!

The issue is that my personal page comes up under a google search, and it is available for anyone in the world to see. So, since this website is about me, don't you think that I should be able to edit a website that is exclusively devoted to me and activities I am involved in?

This is nuts. I obviously can't control what others do, but in my mind this is an abuse of wiki priveldges. Is it any wonder why the real wikipedia doesn't allow anyone to just edit a page however they see fit? Thus, they are a relatively credible source.

Anyway, if people insist on changing my page, then I will insist that the page be taken down. —EricFriedman


2007-11-23 23:01:51   Jabber,

I would argue that I'm not a "public figure" insofar that I do not hold a public office (please see my brief in ASUCD Court Case 42-43-44.

But, that's not the issue. I've already told you that a page that is ABOUT ME should be subject to my review! Please let me know who designated the "two page policy," one for the public to edit, and one personal page. There is no difference between the two. Both are pages about a specific user.

If James Schwabs or anyone else for that matter wants to create a page called "My view on Eric Friedman," interviews me and doesn't contain any slanderous material, I would not object.

You belive that anyone who runs for an elected office is subject to public scrutiny? I do as well, and believe me, I have recieved a lot. But, this does mean that I am subject to censorship! If James Schwab wants to make comments about the page in the comments section, I think that is acceptable.

This is really insane. Who is the webmaster of the wiki? Please let me know who is in charge of this so I can discuss this matter with him or her. —EricFriedman


2007-11-23 23:57:43   Thx. I get a little protective about local businesses, so it's good to have feedback. If that person had a user page, signed his/her name, etc., I suppose it wouldn't be unreasonable to put an entry about another theater at the Varsity page. But it just looked like a drive-by posting as it was. —DonShor


2007-11-24 00:27:55   Mr. Edwards,

Thank you for taking the time to explain to me the way the wiki works.

Now, let me tell you the way I work. I am not community property. No one owns me but me. The page that is about me is my property. There is no other way to look to at it. Under your reasoning, becasue I hold an elected office in the UC Davis student government, it is OK for people to slander my name? This is ludicrous. I am getting fed up with this.

I completely disagree with the Wiki's philosophy and I want nothing to do with the wiki community.

I will be deleting my page. Do not recreate it. Or is this against the wiki principles? I do not want to be a part of the wiki if I am subject to slander and harrassment. Does that make sense? Do you understand?


2007-11-24 15:52:38   Jabber,

Why do you keep on comparing the Wiki to a newspaper? The Wiki and Newspapers are not the same at all.

Newspapers have journalists that do investigative work, that research articles. While some entries on the Wiki live up to this standard (mostly business entries), many entries about individuals or ASUCD politics do not. Please show me how a website that allows anyone who signs up to edit entries is analagous to a newspaper? Newspapers HIRE their staff and editors. They allow people to submit commentary, but all commentary is subject to the editors review. Maybe, you could make a claim that the wiki is analagous to the National Enquirer. That would be the closest connection I would see.

No one at the wiki clears posts. What if someone posts something wrong? You would say that other editors would catch it, right? But, what if no one else knows if a piece of information is accurate?

Previously, someone posted an entry on my page that was just not true. How can I guard against random people posting slanderous material on my page? I'm not going to be roaming the wiki 24 hours a day. And, who do I have to compain to? No one. "The community?" Well, "the community" is mostly composed of my rivals in student government!

Do you see my point? Do you see the inequity that occurs here?

Your camparison of the wiki to a newspaper is seriously flawed and the philosophy of the wiki is seriously flawed as well.

So, I will continue to keep my account and I will continue to delete my page whenever I log on. This is the only solution I can see under these circumstances. —EricFriedman

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