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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Aug 24, 2022 2:38 am

Badly written article for the week?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Funchal
During Services at Dock, those happened, 20 Firefighters and 7 Vehicles were moved. The Police is investigating both : 1. 15.09.2021 caused smoke injuries to a worker[16] 2. 16.09.2021 still had no explanation.[17]
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Aug 25, 2022 4:11 am

And a badly-written AUTOBIOGRAPHY of the week.......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alok_Vaid-Menon

too obvious

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... parkersong
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by badmachine » Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:00 pm

Fred Dave is apparently a past member of The Impressions, if Wikipedia is to be believed. While poking around their article on the group, i saw his name included as a member, without any date or cite. Mom and i have been fans of the group since the Curtis Mayfield days and neither of us heard of "Fred Dave". The group has had many members of varying notability, so i looked to see when this was added and it was added in two edits by this IP on January 26, 2013.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:02 pm

badmachine wrote:
Mon Aug 29, 2022 6:00 pm
Fred Dave is apparently a past member of The Impressions, if Wikipedia is to be believed.
A successful bit of "subtle vandalism" that has lasted for NINE YEARS. As I've said, the fact the Impressions and Mayfield were enormously popular and influential in R&B doesn't matter to Wikipedia manchildren. No one growing up in that period could avoid hearing "Gypsy Woman", "It's All Right" or "People Get Ready" hundreds of times. But hey dooood, it happened in the 1960s and 1970s and is therefore "ancient history".

By comparison, Taylor Swift is of VAST importance to the little bastards (and bitches). She's present-day and delivers a girl-power-ish message. So the Impressions are nothing. But dammit, Wikipedia has 193 separate articles.....about Taylor's songs.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... wift_songs
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:52 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coutts,_Alberta
On the talkpage (for fifteen years):
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That's not what the article says--today. For many MANY years it said "The road goes onto the I-15 into Montana and down through to the US – Mexico border".

Unmentioned: the hysterical "Freedom Convoy" protests and blockade held there recently. Normally a right-wing protest of this type would be splashed prominently across the article--probably by a Cirt sock or someone else pushing social justice on WP content. This time they failed. Makes them look stupid, eh? Let's not tell them, eh?
https://calgaryherald.com/business/loca ... ts-13-days
https://www.westernstandard.news/news/w ... 2b7fc.html
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.6565837
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ ... -1.6585566
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/14/worl ... otest.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/24/worl ... berta.html

There's another article about the border crossing, which DOES mention the blockade.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetgras ... r_Crossing
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_co ... %93Montana
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by badmachine » Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:40 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Thu Aug 25, 2022 4:11 am
And a badly-written AUTOBIOGRAPHY of the week.......

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alok_Vaid-Menon

too obvious

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... parkersong
Alok's aunt was Urvashi Vaid, an LGBT rights activist, lawyer, and writer.[38]
ref #38 is a link to his personal site. i dont doubt him tho. his aunt was also self-important and useless.
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:44 pm

Oh and about that Coutts business.....have an informative Reddit thread
https://www.reddit.com/r/alberta/commen ... razy_town/
Fun fact: Coutts was named after a family of early settlers to the area that were renowned for their lavish weddings to first cousins. The tradition remains strong
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Oct 25, 2022 6:41 am

I'd expect the hundreds of wiki articles about vacuum tubes to be at least passibly readable--all you need to do is copy some info from a tube manual. But Wikipedia always has a special place for incoherent babbling.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6GH8
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Re: Crap or questionable articles

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Oct 26, 2022 12:39 am

Ever heard of the "penny mobs" or "penny gangs" of Glasgow? Wikipedia has almost NOTHING about them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_Mobs

But Count Dankula has a long video! He's a better information source than Wikipedia! Heh!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuP_bfwYocI
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