VanishedOne, the Wikipedia sandbox is not much different from the stupid forum, except that it can be used to test Wiki markups and such.
From their website:
Welcome to the Wikipedia Sandbox! This page allows you to carry out experiments. To edit, click here or the tab edit this page above (or the views section for obscure browsers), make your changes and click the Save page button when finished. Content will not stay permanently; this page is automatically cleaned every 12 hours, although it tends to be overwritten by other testing users much faster than that.
They could actually use the stupid forum as well...
Hey, just because I hold the reins of power, doesn't mean I'm right :-)
I don't particularly enjoy drivel either (or rather, I want it to be *good* drivel). If it persists, I'll address it, or try to. But in smallish doses, I found it amusing. And really, how long can a site with no images hold a kid's attention?
Sorry guys--but thirteen-year-olds, or whatever they are, are allowed to post dumb stuff just like the rest of us, especially if they stay confined to their own phrases instead of dictionary words. I'm sure our comments are equally insufferable to them.
Though this does, once again, point out how useful it would be to be able to vote good comments up, to help separate the wheat from the chaff.
And source card! I really don't get it. There are more amusing ways to IM. Unless they're in a school that blocks all the usual methods, in which case one has to hand it to them for resourcefulness even if they're singularly unimaginative and petty.
He says that someone, perhaps an unscrupulous competitor, has been posting spam comments in his company's name, trying to get his domain name blacklisted. I might have doubted him but for the fact that his site has no English language content at all, so he doesn't have much of an incentive to post heavy-handed spam on English-language sites like Wordie.
I'm going to delete the spurious 'simip' account, and we should probably put away our blackjacks and truncheons for now. Looks like the poor guy a victim, not a perp.
After a landmark ruling in the Israeli Trade Mark Protection Court, the Simian Intelligence Project and the Simple Internet Protocol team reluctantly agreed to pool their resources. The first result is a 3-year-old bonobo trained to post spam to websites requiring a logon. Both teams admitted they had noticed an 'impressive increase in orders' since the collaboration began.
Repeat from simip's list, since it's going to delete it anyway, the animal:
WTF, dude? If you're going to delete selected comments, our humorous (yea, even endlessly entertaining) attack on your spammerific page doesn't make any sense! How could you be so cruel to your potential customers?!
Actually I'm fascinated by the Sea Ice Model Intercomparison Project.
As for the web design scoundrels in Israel, Dan Brown can code better than that. I've seen cooler sites in a Paris tour brochure. Their e-commerce solutions are as lame as a syphilitic turtle on its back in a vat of superglue. Their cross media marketing relies mainly on spam written in drongo-droppings. The only mobile application I'd consider letting Simip near is a guillotine on wheels. They promise a 'full range of integrated and fully customised products and services'; I beseecheth thee that simip.il.co are fully arseholes full of shit. Manage IT solutions? They couldn't manage a cup of tea in a little-old-lady factory.
And now all the spam comments have been removed from simip's list, although there's still one here. And simip seems positively to have embraced sea ice models. Is it an Israeli brand of comedy? Is simip hoping we'll leave the list up and forget about it, only to find the description has been changed back later? Or is something yet more sinister afoot...?