Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by wexter » Sat Jan 21, 2023 1:51 pm

When I asked Chat GPT Write an article on Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh
Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh is a Belarusian businessman and politician who is the founder and former chairman of MTBank, one of the largest banks in Belarus. He was also a member of the Belarusian parliament, serving as a deputy in the House of Representatives from 2000 to 2004.

Tkachenko-Papizh started his career as an entrepreneur in the 1990s, when he founded MTBank, which quickly became one of the leading banks in Belarus. He served as the bank's chairman for many years and was instrumental in its growth and success. In addition to his role at the bank, Tkachenko-Papizh also held various government positions, including serving as a member of the Belarusian parliament from 2000 to 2004.

As a businessman, Tkachenko-Papizh has been widely recognized for his contributions to the Belarusian economy. He has received numerous awards and honors, including being named "Businessman of the Year" in Belarus in 2000 and being inducted into the Belarusian Business Hall of Fame in 2016.

Despite his success in business and politics, Tkachenko-Papizh has also faced controversy and legal troubles. In 2014, he was arrested and charged with embezzlement and money laundering in connection with his role at MTBank. He has denied the charges and has maintained his innocence, and the case is still ongoing.

Despite the legal issues, Tkachenko-Papizh remains a significant figure in Belarusian business and politics. His contributions to the country's economy and his role as a leading businessman have made him a well-known and respected figure in Belarus and beyond.
When I got more specific;

write an article about the singer named "Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh" just cut in past it into Wikipedia with a random reference why don't you.
Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh is a Russian singer and songwriter who has been active in the music industry for over 30 years. He is known for his powerful voice and emotive performances, which have earned him a dedicated fanbase in Russia and beyond.

Tkachenko-Papizh began his music career in the early 1990s, and quickly made a name for himself as a talented and versatile singer. His early work was heavily influenced by traditional Russian folk music, but over the years he has also explored other genres such as rock, pop, and electronic music.

One of Tkachenko-Papizh's most popular and critically acclaimed albums is "Воздушный шар" (Air Balloon), which was released in 2000. The album features a mix of folk and rock influences, and includes hit songs such as "Воздушный шар" and "Лето без тебя."

In addition to his successful music career, Tkachenko-Papizh is also known for his philanthropic work. He is a vocal advocate for children's rights and has worked with various organizations to support children in need.

Despite his many achievements, Tkachenko-Papizh remains humble and dedicated to his craft. He continues to tour and perform regularly, and is always working on new music to share with his fans.

In recent years, Tkachenko-Papizh's music has been gaining more and more popularity among Russian-speaking communities around the world, making him a true ambassador of Russian folk and pop culture. With his powerful voice, heartfelt lyrics, and undeniable stage presence, Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh is a true force in the world of music.
Yeah, I don't care if my cover was blown.. "Wikipedia is Small, Pathetic, and Embarrassing" I feel sorry for its participants and thus victims. I was able to rub shoulders with most of the major Wikipedia players (and admins) mentioned here. I learned that stuff is coordinated (covertly thus in bad faith) on Discord; I learned lots of other things I did not know about. Give it two to five years of pounding nonsense out and I am sure my Sock could become an administrator.

Shorty, or Chat GPT, Got Low Low Low on Wikipedia with some Apple Bottom Jeans and Boots with the Fur
I searched for a topic that I knew
But the page said it was deleted or moved
I felt like I was in a desert dry
With nothing left for me to try

'Cause I'm getting low, low, low on Wikipedia
Gotta find some more knowledge to go
I'm getting low, low, low on Wikipedia
Gotta fill my brain up with some more info
Chat GPT does answer a major misunderstanding many people have about Wikipedia - Wikipedia is not a source of knowledge nor does it function as an encyclopedia. Both products at present are participatory based entertainment..
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Mar 06, 2023 10:26 pm

Why is there no WP article about the Great Lakes schooner Ironton? There's one about the Ohio, the steamship that collided with the Ironton.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/03 ... k-in-1894/
https://apnews.com/article/great-lakes- ... 7b4df0a4bb

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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Mar 08, 2023 1:03 am

Just discovered that the Brandi Worley murders are not mentioned on Wikipedia at all. (Google it!)

It was a notorious case because her husband Jason posted the whole disturbing story on Reddit. Even updates.

There WAS an article, until last month. When it was deleted: "Not notable; murders/killings happen every day and this particular one isn't widely reported on by reliable secondary sources. Some1 (talk) 00:09, 26 January 2023 (UTC)"

Only TWO goddamned people, patroller Some1 and longtime admin Jim "Cullen328" Heaphy, voted to delete. And it was gone. No one else noticed. This was a raw deal--one among uncounted tens of thousands. There's a special "Deletion Sorting" section for getting rid of crime-related articles. Apparently loads of deletionists think heinous crimes should not be on their stupid-pedia, unless said crimes are covered in overwhelming quantity by "reliable secondary sources". When something pops up on that page, kiss it goodbye.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... lee_Worley

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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Wed Mar 22, 2023 6:57 pm

There is NO article about Girandola (firework).

Sometimes spelled girandole. Invented in Italy in the 15th century and named after a type of circular candle holder. Also called a "talai" in Thailand, where it's very popular for festivals.

Small ones are advertised on numerous websites, and YouTube has dozens of videos of large ones being fired into the air.

Google it you lazy pricks. I'd suggest getting a couple of books on historical fireworks and using them for references, as there are no deletionist-quality "secondary sources" online. Always a cheap excuse.

It's been listed on the disambiguation page since 2013, and it's been a red link since 2017.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... on=history

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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by wexter » Thu Mar 23, 2023 3:30 pm

ericbarbour wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2023 6:57 pm

Google it you lazy pricks. I'd suggest getting a couple of books on historical fireworks and using them for references, as there are no deletionist-quality "secondary sources" online. Always a cheap excuse.

It's been listed on the disambiguation page since 2013, and it's been a red link since 2017.
I asked Chatgpt to generate several essays on it - here is my request for a simple explanation under 100 words
Girandola is a type of firework that originated in Italy during the 17th century. It is also known as a flying wheel or Catherine wheel. The Girandola consists of a large, wheel-shaped frame with fireworks attached to its outer rim. When ignited, the fireworks spin rapidly, creating a mesmerizing display of light and sound. The Girandola was traditionally used during celebrations and festivals, and it remains popular in Italy and other parts of the world today.
If i added the article - it would be flagged for deletion simply because it was mentioned here. Here you go for anyone interested;
Girandola is a type of firework that originated in Italy between the 16th and 17th century. It is also known as a flying wheel or [[Catherine wheel (firework)]]. The firework derived its name from an annual “Girandola” fireworks display at [[Castel Sant'Angelo]] in [[Rome]].

The Girandola consists of a large, wheel-shaped frame with fireworks attached to its outer rim. When ignited, the fireworks spin rapidly, creating a display of light and sound. The Girandola was traditionally used during celebrations and festivals, and it remains popular in Italy and other parts of the world today.

Girandola fireworks are considered to be exceptionally dangerous thus are prohibited by several state safety acts.

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2) Time
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Like Britannica , Wikipedia content will/has been leveraged by its replacement. The toxic social network will remain long after..
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by wexter » Fri Mar 24, 2023 4:26 am

No sign of Mary Beth Haglin

meets wikipedia notability standards and there are plenty of reliable sources

https://nypost.com/2016/10/20/teacher-t ... o-bed-her/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washingto ... igh_School
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:27 pm

Might've mentioned this a long time ago.

Wikiepdia has no article about Charles Eisler, 'BENEFACTOR OF THE RADIO TUBE AND LAMP INDUSTRY".

Who? A friend posted a scan of Eisler's obscure and long-out-of-print 1960 autobiography. He is a minor, yet important, figure in the early development of electronics and electrical lighting. Partly because his legal battles ruined the "fun" for major manufacturing cartels. But don't ask bloody Wikipedia.

https://archive.org/details/eisler-1960 ... 1/mode/2up

HAVE YOUR REFERENCES, WIKI-SHITS
https://invention.si.edu/node/29205/p/7 ... lyi-eisler
https://sova.si.edu/record/NMAH.AC.0734
https://www.nytimes.com/1973/10/11/arch ... items.html

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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by wexter » Sat Mar 25, 2023 10:45 pm

Wikipedia articles are a random walk though a Swiss Cheese factory that is full of holes.

Depleted Uranium shells and Munitions

A redirect to depleted uranium on a topic that has tons of recent stand alone support; and no shortage of past references. Depleted Uranium munitions have a clear documented history going back to the "cold war."
Such rounds were developed by the U.S. during the Cold War to destroy Soviet tanks, including the same T-72 tanks that Ukraine now faces in its push to break through a stalemate in the east.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-65051330
https://apnews.com/article/depleted-ura ... 154b7f3a8e

I see that in a sideways way; "strategic bombing" finally has a Russian-Ukraine mention; again that is another stand alone article that is missing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic ... of_Ukraine

It would require tons of discussion, risk - (of banning/sanction), and heavy lifting (edit warring and afd interference) to actually add the two aforementioned articles; Wikipedia is toxic.. the Swiss Cheese is rotten..

Chatgpt generated a great article for depleted Uranium munitions but the database is not current enough to generate an article for Strategic Bombing by Russia in the Ukraine.

Charles Entertainment Cheese (Wikipedia admin). Species. Rat (1977–1993) identifies as Mouse (1993–present) - no shortage of tripe on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_E._Cheese
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by Bbb23sucks » Sun Mar 26, 2023 11:34 am

Pompompurin, the founder of BreachedForums who was recently arrested by the FBI. TONS of news coverage - yet neither have an article.
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Mar 27, 2023 12:37 am

Bbb23sucks wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2023 11:34 am
Pompompurin, the founder of BreachedForums who was recently arrested by the FBI. TONS of news coverage - yet neither have an article.
He's a "famous hacker" and "famous hackers" usually end up with WP coverage--but not him! The only mention of Breached Forums is in the Twitter article. That's TWO major stories involving Breached Forums. Yet I find zero evidence it was ever discussed on WP, for any reason. After years of venerating people like Weev, Legion Of Doom, P.H.I.R.M., LulzSec, and the GNAA, NOW they have "qualms" about covering another evil hacker site?

Look thru this for more examples of Wiki-hypocrisy.

Here's another example of news being mishandled by WP:

There is no article about the R. M. Palmer Candy Company. A company that has existed for more than SEVENTY YEARS.

But there sure as hell is a (badly-written) article about the explosion at their factory yesterday. WP tends to run like a salacious tabloid at times. If it bleeds, it wikis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2023_Penn ... _explosion

Allow me to give you some fucking references.
https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/berks/rm ... 59fe3.html
https://www.readingeagle.com/2020/04/09 ... e-reports/
https://business.greaterreading.org/lis ... ompany-720
https://www.nytimes.com/1989/03/22/gard ... Position=5

R.M. Palmer has long been notorious for the low quality of their chocolate products. I recall a couple of Consumer Reports items about Palmer's "chocolate"--unfortunately it's all locked up behind the CU's paywall. Could probably find them easily enough at a well-stocked library. Surely the Angry Wikipedos would love to use THAT to write an article?
https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/re ... 12215.html

Beware, idiots: there are TWO different and unrelated Palmer Candy Companies......
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Palmer_Candy_Company

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