BoyWiki:Agora/8 May 2015

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Agora/8 May 2015

Dumping copypasted blocks of text into an article

Lately we're seeing a trend in which users dump unformatted blocks of text from other sources into articles. Usually it happens when someone says, "Okay, this article is shit, so let me copy and paste this stuff above everything else, and leave it to someone else to format it properly and integrate it with the other content in the article, if they want to." Maybe this does make the article more informative, but it also puts the article into a situation of needing cleanup.

So one could say that it's both progress and a regression. It's a regression in that now the number of articles in need of cleanup has increased. On Wikipedia, such changes would likely be reverted on sight. Would it be a better practice for people to dump this kind of research into the talk page rather than into the article itself, if they're not ready to alter the content to come even close to meeting BoyWiki's style guidelines? Lysander (talk) 15:59, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Trojan Viruses?

Hello, everyone. Does thes website, Boywiki, have viruses? the Anti-virus in which I am using says that the website may have viruses on it that can be harmful to my computer. Lister34 (talk) 22:26, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Maybe your antivirus tool is, itself, malware? Lysander (talk) 22:41, 8 May 2015 (UTC)
What may be related is that sometimes -linking directly to an article from outside-I get a message saying the site's security certificate is not valid. Wanker (talk) 22:57, 8 May 2015 (UTC
A pop-up of the anti-virus MacAfee stated that this was a suspicious website. For now, I am not completely sure what "suspicious website" means. Lister34 (talk) 03:02, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
I wonder if it's on a blacklist of suspicious sites for political/ideological reasons? Kinda like how BoyChat is on Wikipedia's spam blacklist, despite its lack of spamminess? Lysander (talk) 03:44, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
Hhmm... I am not sure. Hey, here is the link to the MacAfee websoite, if you do not no what it is. Are you absolutely sure that your website does not have any computer viriuses, worms, malware, spyware and Trojan hourse viruses of any kind? Lister34 (talk) 03:57, 9 May 2015 (UTC)
More information is needed about McAfee's rationale for judging the site suspicious, to figure out what the issue might be. Lysander (talk) 03:59, 9 May 2015 (UTC)