Talk:Christopher Poole

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Naming[edit]

Probably due to the antics of 4chan users, there seems to be inconsistent naming in the article. Half the time, Poole is referred to as "moot" and the other half the time as Poole. Someone might want to fix this up.

Beaver225 (talk) 04:31, 28 August 2011 (UTC) I agree, I also think that it should always be moot no every Moot. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.48.116.196 (talk) 02:52, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Calling a guy by a screenname, or whatever he wants to call it, in an entry that is supposed to be encyclopedic is inappropriate. Moreover, calling him moot when referring to his testimony in federal court is just plain silly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.141.155.6 (talk) 00:40, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

I vote for naming him 'moot' as this is the name he is most known by in the business; you wouldn't name the 'Lady Gaga' page 'Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.' These are both pseudonyms but both people are known quite more by the pseudonym, so it wouldn't be totally out of the question. --Kooperfan (talk) 17:39, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

The problem with changing the page name is that moot is a disambiguation page, and Poole probably isn't the primary usage of the word. That page does give a link to here. --Tryptofish (talk) 20:24, 3 August 2012 (UTC)
What do you mean by "in the business"? As far as I know in his professional life (i.e. his various talks, Canv.as, DrawQuest) he's usually referred to as Christopher Poole. The only place he's referred to as moot is 4chan, which is more of a hobby for him than anything, and that one time he did an AMA on Reddit. 108.28.170.60 (talk) 16:35, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Poole's age?[edit]

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2061265/Facebook-rival-Diasporas-founder-Ilya-Zhitomirskiy-dies-22.html this identifies Poole's age when he started 4chan at 15. I don't know if that is accurate (I doubt it), but if it is... that would make him 23 174.6.201.84 (talk) 04:05, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

  • That information is completely accurate. I cannot cite additional sources other than years and years of browsing 4chan. But yeah, they were just little kids back then. 93.163.53.191 (talk) 22:30, 12 March 2012 (UTC)

Religion to be added to profile information[edit]

In moots own words, he claims himself to be of roman Catholic origin, although not religious at all.

I find this of interest to put in due to numerous claims of moot being Jewish in origin, whilst in fact, he is not.

The comment was quoted from a pinned up topic in the 4chan discussion section, from which moot posts frequently.

"Just on paper. I was baptized Roman Catholic but never received the Sacrament of Confirmation, and am not religious at all." — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.183.1.93 (talk) 14:37, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

That kind of information is appropriate to the page, but we need to be able to cite a source for it, and it's debatable whether a 4chan post would satisfy our sourcing requirements. --Tryptofish (talk) 20:46, 15 December 2012 (UTC)
There is an archive of the post on foolz, would that be an appropriate source? http://archive.foolz.us/q/thread/302962/#306975 137.238.117.242 (talk) 19:34, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
I think not. That looks like a 4chan post, and we have no way of verifying that whoever made the post was telling the truth or knew what they were talking about. --Tryptofish (talk) 21:52, 3 May 2013 (UTC)
Well, it is a 4chan post, but it is without a doubt moot/Poole making the post because he's the only one who can appear as "moot ## Admin". Sure he could be lying, but it's not much different from an interview.137.238.117.242 (talk) 17:42, 4 May 2013 (UTC)
Oh, yes, you are right – that was dumb of me. I've gone back and looked more carefully. At one point moot/Poole says: "I'm more amused that every time I point out I'm Catholic and not Jewish, people then respond with..." followed by stuff I'm not going to reproduce here. Later on, he says: "I was baptized Roman Catholic but never received the Sacrament of Confirmation, and am not religious at all." These are passing comments in a very long thread in which the main subject matter is people complaining about paying and sometimes making antisemitic comments. Given that moot/Poole himself makes it clear that religion isn't an important part of his life, I don't see much encyclopedic value in saying that he was baptized Roman Catholic but is not religious. If there is a secondary source, independent of 4chan, maybe a mainstream news source, that writes about people calling Poole Jewish, then we might have something that would not be WP:UNDUE, but otherwise, I don't see much point. --Tryptofish (talk) 21:41, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Lawsuit[edit]

Calling bullshit on the final line of Impact and activity (referencing [19] and [20]). [20] in particular is clearly rubbish. Would delete it myself but the article's 'protected'. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.148.46.55 (talkcontribs) 15:26, September 10, 2013‎