Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

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

Post by Strelnikov » Sat Aug 19, 2023 7:23 pm

This stuff should be part of the collection of San Diego State articles on en.Wikipedia:
http://wikipedia-sucks-badly.blogspot.c ... idden.html

The tl;dr is that the 2014 frathouse "mansion" at 5505 Lindo Paseo was built on top of a previous pair of single-story ranch houses used as a single frathouse by the Theta Chi SDSU branch. They and a bunch of other fraternities were victims of a 2008 sting called "Operation Sudden Fall" that arrested 30-40 students who were selling drugs (weed, cocaine, oxycodone) or supplying drugs to be sold. Theta Chi built the house and then got kicked out of it, Kappa Sigma moved in under suspension and were disciplined repeatedly until the house was sold to a developer who has dropped out, so it sits there abandoned. Nobody will talk about it, not the developer, nor the university, not the national Kappa Sigma headquarters, not the woman in charge of frats at SDSU*, not even the fraternity (their building manger spoke vaguely of a non-disclosure agreement.)


* She will not answer emails, her number is unlisted (the number they have on her is for her department and not her), her office is unlisted. I get a vibe that she has been working mostly from home (probably citing Covid concerns.) The ex-Associate Dean of Liberal Arts Karey Sabol used the Covid disaster and working from home as a cover to leave the state and move to Montana, probably strong-arming the school into letting this happen. She now works for the Univ. of Montana in another college administration job.
Still "Globally Banned" on Wikipedia for the high crime of journalism.

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

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Aug 20, 2023 2:23 am

Strelnikov wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2023 7:23 pm
The tl;dr is that the 2014 frathouse "mansion" at 5505 Lindo Paseo was built on top of a previous pair of single-story ranch houses used as a single frathouse by the Theta Chi SDSU branch. They and a bunch of other fraternities were victims of a 2008 sting called "Operation Sudden Fall" that arrested 30-40 students who were selling drugs (weed, cocaine, oxycodone) or supplying drugs to be sold. Theta Chi built the house and then got kicked out of it, Kappa Sigma moved in under suspension and were disciplined repeatedly until the house was sold to a developer who has dropped out, so it sits there abandoned. Nobody will talk about it, not the developer, nor the university, not the national Kappa Sigma headquarters, not the woman in charge of frats at SDSU*, not even the fraternity (their building manger spoke vaguely of a non-disclosure agreement.)
If you felt WP:BOLD you could add a new article. Just don't be surprised if it gets AFDed and hammered by people we've never heard of.

Oops nevermind....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Sudden_Fall
Created in 2008 by Ohnoitsjamie. And "protected" by the little Wikibastard since then. Discussed months ago:
https://wikipediasucks.co/forum/viewtop ... 775#p24775

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

Post by Dr Mario » Sun Aug 20, 2023 4:15 am

ericbarbour wrote:
Sun Aug 20, 2023 2:23 am
Strelnikov wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2023 7:23 pm
The tl;dr is that the 2014 frathouse "mansion" at 5505 Lindo Paseo was built on top of a previous pair of single-story ranch houses used as a single frathouse by the Theta Chi SDSU branch. They and a bunch of other fraternities were victims of a 2008 sting called "Operation Sudden Fall" that arrested 30-40 students who were selling drugs (weed, cocaine, oxycodone) or supplying drugs to be sold. Theta Chi built the house and then got kicked out of it, Kappa Sigma moved in under suspension and were disciplined repeatedly until the house was sold to a developer who has dropped out, so it sits there abandoned. Nobody will talk about it, not the developer, nor the university, not the national Kappa Sigma headquarters, not the woman in charge of frats at SDSU*, not even the fraternity (their building manger spoke vaguely of a non-disclosure agreement.)
If you felt WP:BOLD you could add a new article. Just don't be surprised if it gets AFDed and hammered by people we've never heard of.

Oops nevermind....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Sudden_Fall
Created in 2008 by Ohnoitsjamie. And "protected" by the little Wikibastard since then. Discussed months ago:
https://wikipediasucks.co/forum/viewtop ... 775#p24775

The bold underlined part nails the biggest problem with wikipedia when it comes to it content who decides whats important to be there or notable? What I find important might someone else fnd completely unnotable. So AFDed something is completely degranded act if you ask me.

This article was resently nominated for AFDed for second time: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_f ... its_scenes
its deletion discussion:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... omination)

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

Post by Bbb23sucks » Wed Sep 20, 2023 8:40 pm

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.

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Well he still does not have an account, but someone with a (presumably) single-purpose account has been adding info about him to other articles: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... s/BenWolox
"Globally banned" since September 5, 2023 for exposing harassment.

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

Post by ericbarbour » Tue Oct 03, 2023 7:16 pm

If WP insiders hate the extreme right wing in American politics, where are the articles about shampoo manufacturer Charles Haywood and his Society for American Civic Renewal? WPers love to rant about the horrible, horrible Proud Boys and the evil, evil Oath Keepers. (I could make some extremely funny posts about the Oath Keepers, maybe later.)

But this outfit, small and weird (EXTREMELY) and secretive as it is, gets ZERO coverage on WP. His ridiculous blog calls him "Maximum Leader".

https://www.businessinsider.com/charles ... 023-8?op=1
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/shamp ... r-AA1fCyeW
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/ ... -far-right
https://www.alternet.org/claremont-inst ... 664245651/
https://www.guidestar.org/Profile/85-2642127
On his website, Worthy House, Haywood writes at length about becoming a warlord. In a book review of "Dark Age America," a book about societal collapse due to the climate crisis, Haywood writes that he feels it is his fate to become a "warlord" who leads an "armed patronage network" after societal collapse.
And Haywood is so far to the right that even Rod Dreher, a former American Conservative columnist, has described him as "seriously bats***t crazy."
Now that is a kook. Especially when you see photos of him--a skinny middle-aged nerd. I'd take him more seriously if he bulks up and can bench-press 200 pounds. Don't wait for it.
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Re: Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Oct 16, 2023 7:36 pm

Posted this on a forum long ago, don't remember when, but bears repeating.

A website packed with obscure information that you will NEVER EVER see on any WMF site:

https://www.oughtred.org/index.shtml

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

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

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Nov 12, 2023 2:21 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caterpillar_Club
An early brochure[4] of the Irvin Parachute Company credits William O'Connor 24 August 1920 at McCook Field near Dayton, Ohio as the first person to be saved by an Irvin parachute, but this feat was unrecognised. On 20 October 1922, Lieutenant Harold R. Harris, chief of the McCook Field Flying Station, jumped from a disabled Loening PW-2A monoplane fighter. Shortly after, two reporters from the Dayton Herald, realising that there would be more jumps in future, suggested that a club should be formed. Harris became the first member and from that time forward any person who jumped from a disabled aircraft with a parachute became a member of the Caterpillar Club. Other famous members include General James Doolittle, Charles Lindberg, aviation pioneer Augustus Post, Larry "Scrappy" Blumer and (retired) astronaut John Glenn. The first woman to become a member was Irene McFarland in 1925.[5]
They all have Wikipedia bios.....except Irene McFarland. Red link, put in this article in 2021.

Just one of the many, many women listed here.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... _Worldwide

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

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Dec 03, 2023 9:05 pm

It is now claimed that the Brook Mine in Wyoming is one of the largest easily-accessed deposits of rare-earth metals in the world. It's a big deal--very little of that stuff is mined in the US, and China controls something like 80% of the market.

https://www.wsj.com/business/energy-oil ... _lead_pos7
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/wall-str ... 27737.html
https://www.businessinsider.com/rare-ea ... 23-11?op=1

It's not "news" either.

https://www.greencarcongress.com/2023/0 ... amaco.html
https://www.thefencepost.com/news/brook ... -elements/

Do you see any Wikipedia articles about Ramaco Resources or the Brook Mine? I don't.

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