Somehow a blank page has replaced what should have been an article about the merits & demerits of online review by comments.Perhaps next time you should check what you post?
Is this a deep covert operation? Can we expect further documents from the trove to be released in the future by your deep mole? I'd love to see:Strategy documentEthics assessmentfor starters ...
I'de love to see:Summary of scientific arguments
I must have clicked "refresh" three or four times, trying to get the picture to load, before I scrolled down. /facepalm.
:-) My apologies. That is why the page count is so high!!And maybe I should have made clear in some subtle way that you can click on the picture to get to an interesting source of deep covert information from a WUWT mole.
I found a beautifully written and funny comment on the above post at WUWT by someone called "mike", I guess Anthony Watts would call him an anonymous coward, if "mike" would critique Watts rather than me.Probably "mike" thought he could not publish this here. Maybe it is about time I write something about moderation. Below posts on science, I do not want to see any vitriol, that shuts down critical thinking. And I want my guests to feel welcome, but below a non-scientific post and towards me, you can be a bit more polemic. And WUWT has nothing to do with science.Only the third paragraph is a bit a down turner, but I guess not everyone is familiar with Latex or legal documents, manuals and exam papers.Here is "mike"'s comment:In a truly shameless attempt to discredit the above post and attached commentary and all the other posts/commentary appearing here at WUWT, Victor Venema–he whose surname will not be bandied about in ribald jest!!!–has cobbled together a post at his pathetic, loser blog, “Variable Variability” (Note: “V”ictor “V”enema and “V”ariable “V”ariability. “VV”=”VV”–Get it? Pretty snappy, huh? I mean, like, that’s just the sort of geek-ball, Mr. Smarty-Pants word play that really appeals to the the ivory-tower eco-flakes who flocculate, in risibly small numbers, at Vic’s sorry, nerd-pit excuse for a blog!) entitled “The quality assurance system of WUWT”.SPOILER ALERT!!!: VV’s post consists entirely of a single page with the words “This page was intentionally left blank”. Get it?!!! Finished slapping your knee, yet? Jeez…look, VV desperately needs a “sense of humor” and so I’m basically sympathetic with his attempt at a little eco-creep joke, even if VV’s unwonted try for a giggle-booger is, in the final analysis, a big, fat, laughing-at-you-not-with-you, frankly-I’m-embarassed-for-the-guy, spastic-dork, showing-his-ass failure.But the one thing I can’t forgive VV for is how he so managed to “blow” his idiot zinger-stunt. I mean, like, if you write “This page intentionally left blank” on an otherwise blank page, then that page cannot be factually described as “intentionally left blank”–indeed, IT’S NOT BLANK, AT ALL!!! I mean, like, can’t VV see that for himself, even?–what a doofus, f#ckstick screw-up!!!
OK, I don't expect WUWTers to be readers of technical reports and such, but it didn't even occur to "mike" to google that phrase. How very dull. Then he derided VV=VV... on a blog named "Watts Up With That"! Double plus dull.
You first need to have the idea that you need to google it. That it might be a citation.The VV is unintentionally funny, yes. Especially as I myself only noticed the correspondence years later when someone referred to VV and I had to think whether he was talking about my blog or me.
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