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Kevin Hagerman
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Joined: 15 April 2005
Location: United States
Posts: 17696
Posted: 14 August 2007 at 6:31pm | IP Logged | 1  

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2007/08/vote-on-the-top.htm l

I LOVE THIS.

I harbor no illusions that Wikipedia is in any danger of going away, however.

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George Peter Gatsis
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Joined: 03 September 2004
Posts: 2130
Posted: 21 August 2007 at 11:33pm | IP Logged | 2  

well people... here it is... the GREAT WIKI even-the-playing-field do-hicky...

http://wikiscanner.virgil.gr/

Yes that's right, now you can track the evil-posters on wiki, right to the source and out them for being naughty...

I looks like a small step to trying to clean up the royal mess that the wiki-concept is...

edit: just check out all the nasty-ness-ess that is going on...

http://wired.reddit.com/wikidgame/


Edited by George Peter Gatsis on 21 August 2007 at 11:36pm
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James Peterson
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Joined: 10 October 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 226
Posted: 27 October 2007 at 6:28pm | IP Logged | 3  

Are they seriously going the PBS route and asking for donations?

http://wikimediafoundation.org/donate/2007/psa/


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Jacob P Secrest
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Joined: 18 October 2004
Location: United States
Posts: 4068
Posted: 27 October 2007 at 6:31pm | IP Logged | 4  

They've been doing that for a long time.
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James Peterson
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Joined: 10 October 2007
Location: United States
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Posted: 27 October 2007 at 6:33pm | IP Logged | 5  

I haven't been there in awhile.
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David Ferguson
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Joined: 17 March 2007
Location: Ireland
Posts: 6782
Posted: 29 October 2007 at 12:22pm | IP Logged | 6  

This is a far more factually correct site:

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
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Taavi Suhonen
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Joined: 27 April 2004
Location: Finland
Posts: 1544
Posted: 29 October 2007 at 3:11pm | IP Logged | 7  

"In the video game Chrono trigger, made by Squeenix, it is rumored that if you play the game for 5 weeks straight after having just lost your wife, its possible that you might be sent back in time to a random era in history."

I love Uncyclopedia. It's like Encyclopedia Dramatica with less gay porn.
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Aaron Smith
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Joined: 06 September 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 10461
Posted: 30 October 2007 at 5:12pm | IP Logged | 8  

Somebody went and did it again. An hour ago, Wikipedia was reporting the death of Regis Philbin. Apparently, those reports were greatly exxagerated.
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Matthew Chartrand
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Joined: 17 June 2007
Location: United States
Posts: 1302
Posted: 24 February 2008 at 6:35pm | IP Logged | 9  

wiki seems to be Orwell's 1984 history revisions made real.
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Brad Brickley
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Joined: 29 April 2004
Location: United States
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Posted: 22 June 2008 at 2:09pm | IP Logged | 10  

Just a reminder folks!

Remember, just because it's on the internet, don't make it true!
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DAMON KELLY
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Joined: 07 June 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 3
Posted: 23 June 2008 at 6:12pm | IP Logged | 11  

Matthew Chartrand: " wiki seems to be Orwell's 1984 history revisions made real."

Well, if it were government run-and-sanctioned, and it represented the ONLY official background history of everything available anywhere: yep, I'd agree with you.

Otherwise, its just a large group of laypeople chattin' 'bout stuff, with all the implied (in)accuracies.

There were three articles that I revised on the site: a minor edit to building development in Baltimore, additions to an article about Gay Street in the same city, and re-writing a few paragraphs about the fare structure of the Baltimore light rail system.  The last entry was somewhat frustrating to deal with because my direct experience (backed up by facts) was less important than someone else's (remoooooooote) impression of how the system works.  It took the input of two other participants to restore my edits.
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John Byrne

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Joined: 11 May 2005
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Posted: 24 June 2008 at 3:30pm | IP Logged | 12  

its just a large group of laypeople chattin' 'bout stuff, with all the implied
(in)accuracies.



Okay. From now on, this is no longer the John Byrne Forum. Henceforth, it
is the John Byrne Encyclopedia!

(BTW --- THAT'S your first post??)
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