Talk:Jack Thompson (attorney)

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I'm not sure on his nationality even after giving a sight to Wikipedia - US? Aphaia

2nd line of w:Jack Thompson (attorney): born in Ohio, practices in Florida (paraphrased). Will copy that text over. ~ Dread Lord CyberSkull ✎☠ 04:32, 14 August 2005 (UTC)

This article was preserved after a vote for its deletion. See its archived VfD entry for details.

~ MosheZadka (Talk) 17:00, 27 August 2005 (UTC)

Are you sure this isn't a parody? (Kidding. What a moron...) —This unsigned comment is by 70.68.181.169 (talkcontribs) 06:17, 3 March 2006.

W....wow. That's... sad. He actually said all this stuff? Jeez. That's really sad. —This unsigned comment is by Kefkakrazy (talkcontribs) 15:41, 7 March 2006.

Hey, im one of the people who keeps this upto date.

These have all been posted by him, on various internet sites and at various times.

In fact i just added a few from today. IanC 17:51, 12 March 2006 (UTC)

Revision[edit]

Livejournal has blanked Thompson's past posts (marked as "Suspended User") on Gamepolitics, so anything using this as a "source" really can no longer be used, despite actually ocurring. When I get some time, I'll go through and see which links are and are not valid, and remove quotes which can no longer be sourced (possibly via temporary commenting-out to preserve them for research).

Can we have some review of the current state of the page and attempt to find other sources for these, as well as perhaps inclusing other sources to back up the rest of the quotes? It'd go a long way toward improving this article. --Keyne 14:54, 17 March 2006 (UTC)

Perhaps we should comment out the quotes which are no longer cited until we can properly cite them (hopefully from a reputable source). --Bakkster Man 16:20, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
I just found the sources for most of the ones you commented out, one of thems an audio interview. The other one "Or Else" he has said a fair few times IanC 20:16, 17 March 2006 (UTC)
Update, Or Else is clearly seen on the conversation he had with the VGCats suthor, so ill use that for the source.

Trimmed[edit]

I've taken out all the sections for letters that Mr. Thompson wrote to various people and organizations. Wikiquote is not a place for posting the full text of letters or other works. It also is not a place to record every single word he says, and as such, there should probably be a lot trimmed out of what remains. —LrdChaos 19:24, 19 May 2006 (UTC)

AS a side note, the longer quote in the "About" section at the bottom of the article should probably be sourced to the movie "Billy Madison", where the same statement was delivered about Adam Sandler's eponymous character.

1st Thessalonians 5:26[edit]

At the very end of the article, the verse used to defend homosexuality from the Bible is taken way out of context. At the time this was written, a kiss on the cheek was the same as shaking someone's hand now. Culture changes over time.

Clean up?[edit]

This article is rather long, and scouring it seems to suggest that there is some criticism of Jack Thompson among the quotes. I have neither the time nor the energy to fix the problem, so if anyone could, it would be appreciated. CKnapp [from Wikipedia]

First quote[edit]

The first quote, "Facts are overrated BS, Junior. Hooah!", has no source. Does anyone know where this came from, or whether Jack Thompson even said it?

it's not from him, it was vandalism. the thing is, it was vandalism on my part. the key to vandalizing a Wikiquote page is to make it sound like something they would say, not "I eat turds cause they good lol". 71.200.98.184 14:35, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

There are a few other "questionable" quotes attributed to Thompson laced throughout the page, unfortunately (including the first two). I'm reluctant to go and change the page without being absolutely certain that something was NOT a Thompson quote, since he knows how to use sarcasm quite well. --Nekojin 17:27, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

After a few minutes' thought: It looks like the entire article could stand to be trimmed. There are a lot of quotes that seem to be truncated, with a significant section completely missing. Also, there are a number of quotes that don't seem to make sense out of context, or are just plain pointless repetition of his favorite claims. --Nekojin 17:40, 27 November 2007 (UTC)

Who put the quote saying in horrible grammar that Jack thompson was gay because he did NOT play video games? It has been removed, but could somebody report who did this from the history, I don't have the time or energy-tnfan22

Some parts are quotable, but[edit]

For a person "often cited in the media" according to the lede, the article seems to consist in very large part of chatter from internet discussions. I seriously doubt the quotability of most of this material. ~ Ningauble 16:39, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

Unsourced[edit]

  • We are going to have a hearing here in Florida to stop release of the game to minors. But you all wouldn't know that at Joystiq, because all you apparently can read is cheat code books. Duh.