Articles Wikipedia should have--but doesn't.

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

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:48 am

YET ANOTHER early electronics item that Wikipedia's bullshit "sum of all human knowledge" STILL does not have: anything about Otis Moorhead and the pioneering vacuum-tube manufacturer he founded in 1915-16. If you wanna talk about the origins of Silicon Valley, you HAVE to mention the early radio pioneers in the bay area. Moorhead being one of them.

http://bill01a.com/articles/moorhead.htm
https://site.ieee.org/scv-tems/files/20 ... esling.pdf (page 6)
http://uv201.com/Tube_Pages/moorhead.htm

Plus prominent mentions in Tyne's Saga Of The Vacuum Tube (ALSO not mentioned on Wikipedia) and Stokes's 70 Years of Radio Tubes and Valves (ALSO not mentioned on Wikipedia). They also don't mention a raft of smaller tube and radio manufacturers and associated people.

"Better than nothing" but VERY badly written and rambling:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_converter

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

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:36 am

Last year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences elected David Rubin its President. Rubin has a 40-year career as a casting director in Hollywood and on television. Why is there no Wikipedia article about him??

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0748039/bio ... _ov_bio_sm

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

Post by ericbarbour » Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:12 pm

Ever heard of a Danish TV show called "Ultra Strips Down"? Neither has Wikipedia!

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/worl ... ation.html
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 06371.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/0 ... fect-body/
https://nypost.com/2020/09/18/danish-tv ... ed-adults/

(It is "Ultra smider tøjet" in Danish. I checked, it's not on Danish Wikipedia either.)


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

Post by ericbarbour » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:07 pm

This is a fascinating article. It describes a major heroin-smuggling incident, leading to a brutal crime spree. It involves corruption in the Greek and Turkish governments. And I cannot find a single trace of any part of the story on Wikipedia. None of the major characters are listed on en-wiki.

"The Vampire Ship"

With one exception: 
Evangelos Marinakis has a rather long article that mentions the Noor One at the end, and says "there is no ‘charge’ against Marinakis and no ‘prosecution’ is in process.". I suspect this article was paid-edited. One of the top editors, Wikisportedit, reeks of being a paid Marinakis shill. Another "questionable type" is Connorcp, with the common editing pattern of a professional "reputation manager" working for a firm with numerous clients.

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

Post by ericbarbour » Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:09 pm

There is no article on en-WP about blogger Jack Stuef. He's got to be "notable" by now......

https://www.outsideonline.com/2419429/f ... jack-stuef
Over time, those teenage dreams of adventure receded, and Stuef went on to attend Georgetown University, where he served as editor in chief of the Georgetown Heckler, a campus humor magazine. He graduated in December 2009 and began a career as a writer, both in humor—he worked for the Onion—and in more traditional media. He became embroiled in a few controversies early in his career, both at Wonkette, which he left after he made what Poynter describes as “a tasteless joke about one of Sarah Palin’s children having Down Syndrome,” and while freelancing for Buzzfeed, which had to apologize after an article Stuef wrote incorrectly painted a popular internet cartoonist as a hard-line Republican. He left the media business soon after.

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