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Interview with The Commoner

A member of the Anarchism WikiProject, @Grnrchst, was interviewed recently: Part 1 & Part 2. The second part has a bunch of great insight that I think would make for some good Signpost reading, if worth reaching out for republication. Otherwise worth a mention in ITM. czar 05:07, 14 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

@Czar: Thanks for the tip. If we can get Commoner to give us a CC-BY SA license we'll run part I as an Op-ed, but I haven't heard back from them. Smallbones(smalltalk) 01:23, 19 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Follow-up to Suggestion by Rotideypoc41352 (2021-12-14)

Read Colin M and EpicPupper's piece on the requested moves backlog in this week's Signpost. I was wondering what would need to happen for a similar analysis on merges and splits? Rotideypoc41352 (talk · contribs) 14:24, 27 April 2022 (UTC)[reply]

You can find the code I used to scrape and analyze the RM data here. I think the code could be adapted to WP:MERGEREQ/WP:SPLITREQ, though parsing out structured data from the Wikitext source of those pages would be more difficult, as the format is somewhat freeform (and appears to have changed over the years). Colin M (talk) 16:50, 2 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks! I seem to recall there being a merge bot that shares an operator with RMCD bot. Maybe that bot generates something easier to use even if incomplete. Rotideypoc41352 (talk · contribs) 22:02, 8 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

What Does Hitler Look Like?

http://www.simplicissimus.info/index.php?id=6&tx_lombkswjournaldb_pi1%5Bvolume%5D=26&tx_lombkswjournaldb_pi1%5Baction%5D=showVolume&tx_lombkswjournaldb_pi1%5Bcontroller%5D=YearRegister&cHash=958174066a2c607fc5fa13e6da28f0fe

Issue No. 9, 5-18-1923, 105-116, p.2

This was published in the photo section of Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi by Thomas Weber, who credits Simplicissimus. I don't want to put the image up myself unless and until I'm certain that it meets Wikipedia's licensing criteria, but in any case Simplicissimus is a real gold mine! In this wise I was amazed to see that it doesn't have, and has never had, a project of its own. Is it all public domain? Does it go on a case-by-case basis? Do we have to wait 100 years? Is this the earliest known satire of Adolf Hitler‽!‽ Tell me, Teutons! kencf0618 (talk) 10:50, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Suggestion by HumanxAnthro (2022-05-12)

The Signpost should write about all those videos from Youtube alleging.... get this, a left-leaning bias. The John Stossel and Mark Dice ones are juicy, and I haven't seen any talks on these:

👨x🐱 (Nina CortexxCoco Bandicoot) 03:25, 12 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

"Conservatives don’t have as much time to tweet or argue on the web. Leftists do. And they love doing it. This helps them take over the media, universities, and now, Wikipedia." - John Stossel Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 09:49, 13 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Yeah, never mind the many left-learning people forced into shitty jobs who will get fired and pushed into dangerous homelessness if they complain on the web about their workplace conditions. As a person who self-identifies as a "bleeding-heart libertarian", Stossel is the biggest insult to the libertarian term. Honestly, what else do you expect from a man responsible for real-estate and Koch-brothers funded, inciting-violence homelessness propaganda (one of which he trolled and harassed a bunch of random homeless people in bad faith, what next, is he gonna dress up as a clown and offer random homeless people jobs as circus dancers from a sewer drain), and concern-trolled about maternity leave laws causing employers to not hire women (cause god forbid employers have personality responsibility). 👨x🐱 (Nina CortexxCoco Bandicoot) 05:18, 15 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Nature article

---Another Believer (Talk) 13:13, 9 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Retweeted on Twitter as well, with the intention to add into ITM / reent research. 🐶 EpicPupper (he/him | talk) 20:08, 15 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]