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John Best Junior[edit]

(Copied from Saloon bar) I've finished work on this article in my user space, and I would like it reviewed. Here it is. BankBox (talk) 09:53, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

Highly imperfect but eminently mainspace-worthy - David Gerard (talk) 12:05, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
Nice job getting citations though! I'd say move it into mainspace so we can tweak it a little bit and bring it up to speed. Sam Tally-ho! 16:38, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
I have taken the liberty of moving it and adding a couple of headings. I know that really the principle author should have done so, but it would benefit from some group participation methinks. Complaints to my talkpage. --DamoHi 19:07, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
Where did you move it to, Damo? I can hardly complain or give kudos when I can't see what you've done.
Thanks for the compliment on the cites, Sam
David, how is it imperfect? BankBox (talk) 22:50, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
Type "John Best" in the search box. Sam Tally-ho! 23:12, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
John Best. And don't worry that Gerard thinks it is imperfect. For one thing, all wiki articles are imperfect, that is the nature of a wiki. And secondly don't pay any attention to what Gerard thinks - nobody else does. --DamoHi 23:14, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
Actually, many people do, which is why he was nominated for both Moderator and the Board of Trustees. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 23:17, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
So was I; so there goes that theory. Redchuck.gif ГенгисIs the Pope a Catholic?Moderator 00:36, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Nice work guys! I'm a bit antsy about editing the main article because I think he may be able to work out that this is me using this account, so I have a couple of suggestions. First - he is commonly known as "Foresam" on Blogger so I guess that ID could be added. I can't cite it, but the Fore is for his fixation with golf, and Sam is naturally his son. Also, would it be SOP if we were to add some pictures? I have a few of Best himself and I also have some nasty side swipes which I haven't used anywhere else that I created from a few avatar generator sites (for instance, the one I use on Facebook is Wile E Coyote falling as usual holding a sign which reads "I listened to John Best"). On a related note - his latest entry on Hating Autism is going to get him into even more defamation trouble than he's already in!! BankBox (talk) 08:10, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Oh and I forgot - how about some external links to his blogs? I can also get the link to his Facebook page and there's also his You Tube account although that was empty last I checked. BankBox (talk) 08:13, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
Ideally, limit external links to within references, or under the "External links" section. I think Facebook links are a touch personal, unless it's the definitive way they disseminate their crank ideas. If it's just linking for the sake of linking, don't bother with it. And if their YouTube channel is empty, don't bother linking to that, either. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 08:38, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
Looking at the article there is plenty of references to his blog (too many perhaps) so I wouldn't put any more in. I agree with Stabby that a facebook link is just a bit creepy - a guy can have some bad ideas but it doesn't mean he deserves to have his facebook page advertised on unfriendly websites. Lastly though, it would be better to have this conversation at the articles talkpage so that if any of these issues come up in the future there is a record of them. DamoHi 09:28, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
Fair enough re Facebook, and I figured an empty You Tube channel would be useless. But it would be worth keeping an eye on if he starts using it again.
What about the suggestions of pictures though? BankBox (talk) 12:01, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
A picture might be alright, provided you could find one that is in the public domain. We really don't want to give cranks an excuse to start whinging. Personally I am not always sure that a photo of a guy really adds much to an article, but if you have one feel free to add it. I presume you know how/have sufficient privileges to do so? If not just link to one on this talkpage and I will sort it out. --DamoHi 22:30, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
This is the pic on his public Blogger profile. Hope the link works. BankBox (talk) 22:46, 21 December 2012 (UTC)
Are photos in blogger profiles public domain? I have no idea, but someone will know. DamoHi 22:56, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

Update on Defamation lawsuit[edit]

As before, I prefer to not edit the main article for the same reasons, but here you go; I smashed him! No word on the other lawsuit however. Here's the docket if anyone has the ability to properly check out it's status; BankBox (talk) 00:08, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

I've decided to take the bit between the teeth, and I've added the link to my win. I also updated the links from my website as it has undergone an upgrade. BankBox (talk) 08:23, 11 April 2014 (UTC)

People with Autism are a danger to society?[edit]

Interesting, although every person with a mental disability I know has not been to jail nor broke the law. Dear ole John Best must love spewing hate speech. --Rationalzombie94 (talk) 15:37, 30 April 2019 (UTC)