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  • bad hammy
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    Re: Just the Facts, Ma'am

    Originally posted by bad hammy
    Originally posted by bijanc
    There's a site called Chickipedia dedicated to actresses and models. Wonder how long 'til somone will start Trackapedia?
    My favorite Wiki spoof is www.dickipedia.org .
    I came across another one today that will definitely appeal to some folks around here: http://www.conservapedia.com/Main_Page

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  • Powell
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    Originally posted by gh
    That was written by a guy who also celebrates Pi Day.
    You must mean the Pi Approximation Day :lol: (which also happened to be the Polish national holiday in communist times)

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  • kuha
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    Originally posted by bad hammy
    These discussions can be over the most trivial bit of minutia, but can be very entertaining.
    Hmmmm..... Sounds a tad familiar, doesn't it...?

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  • bad hammy
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    Originally posted by gh
    Hammy is too modest... a few years back he entertained at some length, as I recall, with his adventures in Wikidom.
    Currently I have close to 200 articles on my watchlist (meaning I have edited them and am semi-keeping track of the edits others make). There are only a few articles I keep really close tabs on; the vast majority of articles on my watchlist get edited regularly without me checking up on the edits. For the most part, as an editor, I add content to articles and let others handle the fancy formatting that you often see.

    lonewolf is right that there are editors with agendas and prejudices keeping track of certain articles. This is most easily evident on articles that are on contentious/controversial subjects (the second amendment, for instance).

    Actually some of the most interesting stuff on wikipedia are the agreements and disagreements that editors have on the discussion pages (all wiki articles have a discussion page that editors use to haggle over content - there is a discussion tab at the top of each article). These discussions can be over the most trivial bit of minutia, but can be very entertaining.

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  • Master Po
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    Yes -- a few entries -- for instance, I occasionally contribute some updates/edits to the "Ultramarathon" entry.

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  • gh
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    That was written by a guy who also celebrates Pi Day.

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  • Powell
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    I did only once, when I spotted a glaring error in the article on Marian Woronin. It said there was controversy surrounding the timing of his 10.00, since his time was 9.992 and it should have been rounded to 9.99 :?

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  • jhc68
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    Several times, Mostly about high jumpers and once about a friend who is an actor.

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  • BillVol
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    Have edited many.

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  • tandfman
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    Re: Just the Facts, Ma'am

    Originally posted by bad hammy
    My favorite Wiki spoof is www.dickipedia.org .
    Thank you. I hadn't seen that before. Some funny stuff there.

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  • Vault-emort
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    Re: Have You Ever Written or Edited a Wikkipedia Entry?

    Originally posted by bijanc
    Ever amended a topical profile there, or created one?
    tons..

    but I have to be in the mood or it would be a 24/7 job

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  • lonewolf
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    Not track related but have had some experience with Wikipedia, which is monitored by people with their own agenda and prejudices. I had to hire an attorney to force the removal of entirely false, slanderous/libelous entries while they zealously edit and whitewash the entries for favored "celebrities"

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  • bad hammy
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    Re: Just the Facts, Ma'am

    Originally posted by bijanc
    There's a site called Chickipedia dedicated to actresses and models. Wonder how long 'til somone will start Trackapedia?
    My favorite Wiki spoof is www.dickipedia.org .

    Note: Too funny - when I entered www.dickipedia.com it redirected to Chickipedia.

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  • Dietmar239
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    I've updated a few entries, when PR's are improved and records are broken. Sometimes, I include little-known facts about them. I think my entry was changed once, but it was dead wrong and so I reposted with a reference included. That seemed to shut the little non-T&F news poster up.

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  • Daisy
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    Originally posted by Dietmar239
    I'm constantly updating the male high jumper's bios and stats.
    When you say constantly, do you mean you have to keeping fixing them? Or are you changes stable?

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