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LunarArchivist [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

In this too-ridiculous-to-believe-even-for-2020 story, T.D. Adler (a.k.a. The Devil's Advocate) recounts how the Scots language version of Wikipedia recently became embroiled in controversy after it was revealed that AmaryllisGardener - an administrator who authored half of the 27000 articles on the site and made more than 160000 edits over the course of seven years - was actually an American teenager who started authoring and editing when he was 12 years old and didn't even speak the language. The result was a debate where, among other things, the damage to the Scots language's reputation and whether or not the entire site or just AmaryllisGardener's contributions should be deleted were discussed.

Unfortunately, as GamerGate supporters probably know, these kinds of shenanigans aren't limited to just the "lesser" Wikimedia sites, as poor, agenda-driven, and politically-motivated editing have been observed on Wikidata, WikiQuote, and especially the English language version of Wikipedia.

Original Article: http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2020/09/03/scots-wikipedia-mostly-written-by-american-teen-who-doesnt-speak-the-language/

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Steampunk_Moustache 2 points ago +2 / -0

Not in the least bit surprised. Over on /r/badunitedkingdom it's generally assumed that most virulently nationalist/seperatist online Irish/Scots are Americans larping as their 23andme result, desperately trying to be as Irish or Scottish as possible, but instead just becoming embarassing caricatures.