Essay talk:The Information Warrior's Handbook

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Statement of Intent[edit]

I got the idea for this a few days ago. I think it is probably quite useful to share some of these things, and use this section to document the way of the warrior. I have deliberately not put anything in here which compromises anyone, nor which compromises any dirty edits still out there - and there are still a few. What I would hope to do is to append this handbook with some good examples from the past so that people can see what has been achieved, and to inspire others who wish to do the same

I intend this to be a shared work; anyone who wants to correct me, please do so. If you want to add, do that as well. All welcome--CatWatcher 15:38, 3 June 2007 (CDT)

Excellent work! I like what I have read, well done! Spica 16:57, 3 June 2007 (CDT)
Hehehehe, I know I'm supposed to have quit all this (real life kind of intervening in a big way at the moment, need time out) but this is great work. Keep on educating and informing....XD Trashbat 05:48, 4 June 2007 (CDT)

Statement of Disapproval[edit]

You're a very bad person. Wandalism is wrong. ;) --Robledo 15:44, 3 June 2007 (CDT)

I had Bloodhound Gang flashbacks when I read that. --Kels 13:26, 4 June 2007 (CDT)
Are you accusing me of being a Jimmy Pop or Daddylonglegs sock - or maybe you think they are both socks of Zack, Cuff or Skip - who can tell? --CatWatcher 14:14, 4 June 2007 (CDT)

You talk as if I am encouraging people. Just becuse I produce guns and sell them does not make me a bad person. Ask Chuck Heston. He knows.--CatWatcher 15:48, 3 June 2007 (CDT)

This sure seems like a lot of work just to make Certain Websites seem even dumber than they do on their own. --Gulik 01:31, 4 June 2007 (CDT)

A reader writes[edit]

The angst in this article is very nearly reducing me to tears. Babel fishÅЯ†ђŮŖ ÐΣй†Now look here! 13:11, 4 June 2007 (CDT)

Here, have a sock to dry your eyes. --CatWatcher 13:17, 4 June 2007 (CDT)

Haven't you got a clean one? Babel fishÅЯ†ђŮŖ ÐΣй†Now look here! 13:49, 4 June 2007 (CDT)

Hey, the last time I gave you a clean sock, you got confused, and couldn't remember which socks you were wearing on which feet :P

Yes and you had to include that lesson in the IW handbook! Babel fishÅЯ†ђŮŖ ÐΣй†Now look here! 15:54, 4 June 2007 (CDT)

Yorkshire Pudding[edit]

Yes it was real (although not a well established event as the article implied): I deleted it simply because it was absolute crap, trivial, meaningless and uninteresting to anybody except the writer and some sad anoraks in Yorkshire. :D לול 05:40, 9 June 2007 (CDT)

wandalizm may be wrong....[edit]

but it sure is funny. Another funny game is randomly insulting newly registered users, before anyone has a chance to welcome them. Certainly gives them the right impression of the "community" from the outset XDXDXD -- 14:25, 9 August 2007 (CDT)

Password Hashes[edit]

MediaWiki uses hashes to store passwords, which means that the wiki software can only verify that the password is correct, but the password can never be extracted from the database. Technically, someone could go in and modify the code, but for any MediaWiki powered wikis, there's really nothing to fear from using similar or identical passwords. Should I add a note about that? Virego 00:52, 24 October 2007 (EDT)

Point of order[edit]

I see this has been moved to essay and then edited. If it's an essay then somebody owns it and it can't be edited by anybody - only the owner. If it can be edited by anybody then it should be mainspace, fun or CP.--Bobbing up 15:10, 7 December 2008 (EST)

If nobody objects I'll move this into CP or fun.--Bobbing up 02:50, 8 December 2008 (EST)


Like its bastard cousin Essay:A Parodist's Guide to Villainy this actually harms the site's image. It might have been funny, or relevant in its day (and caused the CP sysops some headaches) but it's time has passed and so it's time to hold it down and gut it while it screams like a red-haired step-child delete it. --PsyGremlin話しなさい 11:44, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Agreed.--ADtalkModerator 11:48, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
Ditto. ADK...I'll absorb your Pac-Man! 11:57, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
Besides "The Information Warrior's Handbook" makes it sound like some uber-pretentious hacker manifesto wankery type thing. ADK...I'll pilot your balloon! 12:21, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
I'm pushing the button on this one. --PsyGremlinPraat! 12:33, 5 July 2011 (UTC)
Wonderful to say goodbye to this.--BobSpring is sprung! 07:36, 6 July 2011 (UTC)
Glad you people care about input from others. PG, you harm the site's image, should we delete you? ħumanUser talk:Human 02:03, 1 August 2011 (UTC)