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April 8, 2006Featured article candidateNot promoted
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More images?[edit]

This article feels like it's all text. Is there a chance we can add an image or two? Maybe a box shot of one of the video games that generated controversy, or a picture of the allegedly violent gameplay? 4.130.140.178 (talk) 10:15, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

That's a good point, all we have now is a picture of Thompson himself. The problem will be creating or finding something for which we can craft a valid fair use rationale to be used on this page, as most video game content is of course copyrighted. And personally I have no idea how to get a screenshot of gameplay, we'll need to find someone who can manage that as well. I think it is doable though. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:07, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
I wasn't able to find any pictures of the the rap musicians mentioned in this article (safe for one that felt highly inappropriate, as it was a mug-shot), nor could I find any freely licensed video games. I had to think outside of the box a bit, but I like the result. The gif definitely improves a reader's understanding of the topic, though the picture of Krahulik and Holkins feels rather useless... Either way, more images~! ~Mable (chat) 09:28, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

Pixelante again[edit]

I have nominated this redirect, which points here, for deletion. Last time it ended as "no consensus" due to only me and one other user participating. At the moment there are once again only comments from me and the same other user as last time, some fresh voices would be helpful in finding a consensus on what to do with this redirect. Discussion is at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2010 December 18#Pixelante. Beeblebrox (talk) 00:43, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

there was one "keep" and no "delete" (aside from the person who suggested it who didn't actually put there vote in), so you deleted it? I'm sorry but WHAT THE FUCK? 99.255.58.85 (talk) 03:44, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Deletion discussions aren't a straight vote count. Deleting the redirect is perfectly valid until this article actually mentions Pixelante in some meaningful way. EVula // talk // // 04:05, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I know it isn't a straight vote count, BUT THE VOTE WAS 1-0 in favour of keep. At that point it should at least be extended so that more votes can come in. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.255.58.85 (talk) 04:39, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
So, by that line of reasoning, because I didn't add a bolded word at the beginning of my remarks they don't count? And one person arguing to keep is enough even if their arguments are weak and there is no mention of the term in the target article? Are you sure you understand what is meant when we say it is not a vote? Beeblebrox (talk) 21:24, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

Facebook lawsuit[edit]

This section begins with "Despite his disbarment", but the disbarment isn't relevant there. He's making a pro se claim, not representing someone else's claim. 24.22.217.162 (talk) 21:16, 14 May 2011 (UTC)

minus Removed. You are quite correct, and in fact this was already discussed in the past but some people don't seem to recognize the distinction. Beeblebrox (talk) 21:29, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
It crept back in yet again last week, and I've removed it again and added a hidden comment to try and prevent it being added yet again. Beeblebrox (talk) 23:18, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Gaming Community's Opinion[edit]

I know this sounds really silly and infantile, but is it worth mentioning Jack Thompson scored number two on Screwattack's "Top Ten Douchebags In Gaming"? 202.161.29.213 (talk) 09:57, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

==I think that antagonizing Thompson with articles like that would be fantastic as he HAS been a Douchebag (most would say that this is a synonym for scumbag, shitbag, or cu*t) figure to gamers for as long as I can remember. But I don't think the moniker (or my calling him a cu*t) would be deemed 'Wikipediable' :-)

Yeah, deliberately antagonizing the subject of an article would obviously be a huge violation of the idea hat we have a neutral point of view and since that is one of the philosophical underpinnings of this entire project I would wholeheartedly agree that we shouldn't do it. Beeblebrox (talk) 16:36, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

'Bizarre' Filings?[edit]

I've actually had a run-in with Jack, so it might not be fair for me to decide, but I have seen some of his papers in the Florida Bar suit, and bristle at the use of the word "bizarre" in what is purportedly a neutral article. Bouldergeist (talk) 13:43, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

The man was disbarred for filing frivolous lawsuits. I think bizarre is a pretty mild way of expressing how wacky some of them were. Beeblebrox (talk) 17:36, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
And most importantly, it's how the Florida Supreme Court described his filings. That IS part of being neutral. Ravensfire (talk) 23:47, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

What party is he?[edit]

Isn't his political affiliation relevant and needed? 96.10.234.132 (talk) 02:10, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

If we see anything on it we'll add it. MIVP (I Can Help? ◕‿◕) - (Chocolate Cakes) 14:10, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
He's a staunch conserviative, but I don't know if he's a Republican or not.65.209.62.115 (talk) 11:40, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Dead Links Alert[edit]

Source 122 has Dead Links included in it. Should they be removed? MIVP (I Can Help? ◕‿◕) - (Chocolate Cakes) 14:10, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

A failed Fredric Wertham of video games[edit]

I see so many similarities between these two it is amazing that analogy wasn't drawn when Thompson was still making waves. There should be a "Proponents of Censorship" category where we can put these well-meaning people. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:908:E652:9780:250:BFFF:FE91:1C5A (talk) 04:41, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 July 2015[edit]

On April 17, 2007, Kotaku ran the first detailed breakdown of Jack Thompson's accusations and whether they were true or not. That story was later picked up by CNN, Snopes, Wired and a number of other sites. It had a major impact on Thompson's credibility and led to the attorney both filing a lawsuit against Gawker, Kotaku and the author, and criminal complaints against the author.

This should be included in the media section.

https://web.archive.org/web/20071107095031/http://kotaku.com/gaming/feature/feature-dissecting-jacks-lies-252914.php 67.189.136.222 (talk) 16:11, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: If the paragraph below is the text you want added, it needs sourcing to prove that the lawsuit occurred. To achieve neutrality, the result of the suit should also be included. Esquivalience t 00:14, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request = link Warren Leblanc[edit]

Manhunt[edit]

During the aftermath of the murder of Stefan Pakeerah, by his friend Warren Leblanc in Leicestershire, England, the game Manhunt was linked after the media wrongfully claimed police has found a copy in Leblanc's room.

In lead, "Computer and Video games" links to article on magazine[edit]

As I understand it he was objecting to the contents of the games themselves, not to the UK magazine Computer and Video Games. Please change [[Computer and video games]] in the lead to [[Computer and video games|video games]].

50.46.230.51 (talk) 07:49, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done - but with two different links: to PC game and Video game. -- Sam Sailor Talk! 10:12, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

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Updates[edit]

Obviously Jack Thompson has not followed through on his absurd threat to resume practicing law (a threat indeed). He acknowledges that he was disbarred in subsequent interviews.[1][2] Can the disbarment section be updated to indicate that his threat was the desperate publicity stunt that everyone knew it was?

It might also be added under the "other activities" section that he now teaches history and civics to Florida prisoners, as mentioned in the second link. 24.7.14.87 (talk) 05:19, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Along the same vein, it might be worth noting if/when his 10-year disbarment ends in 2018 (?) <> Alt lys er svunnet hen (talk) 04:58, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
From what i understand, he can reapply for admission to the bar on October 25 (or 26, depending on how the 30 days are counted), 2018. -- 188.26.167.247 (talk) 12:26, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Minor Semi-protected edit request[edit]

Could the name of the judge, Ronald Friedman, be added to the paragraph on previewing "Bully"? (e.g. something like "Take-Two offered to bring in a copy and let both the judge (Ronald Friedman) and Thompson view the game in the judge's chambers on October 12, 2006." - note that this also matches the given source, since that's where i found the name of the judge in the first place.) When i read about "Blank Rome" i didn't know if that was the name of the judge or not, unless i opened the linked article. And later on, "Judge Friedman then recused himself" is the first mention of such a person, so it's missing any context at all. -- 188.26.167.247 (talk) 12:08, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Hi 188.26.167.247, I've performed this edit for you. I'm not sure why the judge wasn't mentioned earlier on in the article. st170etalk 14:46, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

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Update dead reference please[edit]

Reference 130 is a 404, can be updated to this: https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20120514031753/http://www.industrygamers.com/news/perception-is-everything/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Josephpalermo (talkcontribs) 19:01, 24 April 2017 (UTC)

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