[Foundation-l] Allegations of Wikipedia plagurism by Brandt/Websites he has stirred up sending nasty notices

James Hare messedrocker at gmail.com
Mon Oct 23 18:54:15 UTC 2006

Mr. Merkey, you just may have what it takes to win a free box of cookies
from Greg Maxwell.

On 10/23/06, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/23/06, Tomasz Wegrzanowski <tomasz.wegrzanowski at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Brandt is nothing more than a troll.
> > Any genuine anti-plagiarism bot would at least look
> > at article histories whether the allegedly "plagiarized" part
> > was added at once (possible plagiarism) or build step by
> > step (definitely plagiarism the other way). The trollbot
> > doesn't do that because it's not interested in truth, just
> > in building an impresive list of mostly false cases to
> > attract attention.
> [snip]
> No need for emotion. When he is helpful (intentionally or otherwise)
> we should take his help, when he is not we should ignore him.
> Having a bot check the history isn't so trivial, in any case.
> More on topic:  A box of cookies for whomever ports the recent enwiki
> automated detection advances (wherebot for example) to some of the
> other languages which may currently be getting less oversight.
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